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by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What is your Passion in Life?
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: What is your Passion in Life?

Hehe. That too. Actually an old Yamaha with double deck and bass pedals.
by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What is your Passion in Life?
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: What is your Passion in Life?

Done most of my travelling, now it's trying something different. Developed a passion for fixing things from a young age helping my father - back then most car repairs could be done in your driveway. Changing a VW beetle clutch with a friend in an afternoon, years later fiddling with turbo cars and E...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Power Washing of Concrete Required
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: Power Washing of Concrete Required

If the difference in colour bothers you, get some concrete stain or paint and do it yourself. The stuff that they put on the mosaic interlocking blocks seems to last forever.
PS surprised you're still allowed to use a deep well?
by VincentD
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good Bye Hua Hin
Replies: 11
Views: 1037

Re: Good Bye Hua Hin

Different kind of mayhem in Bangkok. With the rainy season on the way, hope you've checked that the place you'll be staying at is fairly high ground? Pathum Thani is the district where the locals began to grow fins and gills during the last major flood.Think it was under water for almost six months....
by VincentD
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Tops Supermarket in Hua Hin?
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: Tops Supermarket in Hua Hin?

Slightly off topic.. Years ago, both Central Department store and Robinson's Department store used to cater to the higher end of the local market, and both had supermarkets. In a bit of a coup, Central opened up Big C, purportedly to sell cheaper (Grade B and C products). They then negotiated with R...
by VincentD
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand
Replies: 113
Views: 8520

Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Sadly the sellers at the Or Tor Gor market are just too lazy to go back to traditional ways. To keep those dried food fresh, at least when I was a lot younger in Singapore, they used to have huge glass bottles, and would measure out whatever quantity you wanted there and then into a paper bag. It's ...
by VincentD
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Car Breakers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Car Breakers?

Hhinner, thanks for that little Wiki nugget of information. Goes to show, if you look hard enough, the internet is now the repository of most answers. I tend to roam around the Klong Thom/ Ban Moh area where the electrical/ electronic goodies tend to be. My car, though getting on, is still (mostly) ...
by VincentD
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Car Breakers?
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Car Breakers?

The Thais call these places, Chiang Kong. (เขียงกง). I cannot find a literal translation for this, but this is where the locals go to find a bonnet lid, or replacement engine, etc all secondhand. you may have to be specific about your car make as some of them do Japanese cars only, others specific E...
by VincentD
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Can I divert my thai mobile number to uk mobile?
Replies: 8
Views: 709

Re: Can I divert my thai mobile number to uk mobile?

Roaming and data charges these days are astronomical. Just get a local SIM (doesn't matter single or double, just don't use the Thai one. The second SIM slot does tend to slow the phone down at times). Make sure you have a data package for the duration of your trip and use social media apps (I use W...
by VincentD
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Thai Airways to undertake maintenance of Rolls-Royce engines
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Thai Airways to undertake maintenance of Rolls-Royce engines

GE have had a large facility on the Eastern seaboard for many years for engine parts overhaul. I used to work for another company not too far from Donmuang where we did refurb work on aero-engine parts. A lot of the business came from Thai, mainly for the GE engines which at the time was their mains...
by VincentD
Thu May 31, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: IHERB delivery
Replies: 16
Views: 1700

Re: IHERB delivery

Slightly off topic, as this has to do with delivery in general.. My son ordered a vinyl record from the UK, normally takes about two weeks. The thing arrived day before yesterday, after a wait of 3 months . The post office dropped off a ' please pick up parcel at Post Office ' notice, stating there ...
by VincentD
Sun May 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats
Replies: 16
Views: 1895

Re: Affordable Health Insurance For Expats

Agree with BB on the cost and effectiveness of BH, and don't patronize them any more. I was prescribed designer meds for a normal condition that totally wiped out my insurance limits so had to pay over and above. A couple of days later went to Mayo Hospital in Bangkok and got it sorted for less than...
by VincentD
Wed May 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Government water and electricity rates.
Replies: 3
Views: 447

Re: Government water and electricity rates.

About 4.5 to 5 baht per unit electricity; calculation depends on amount used, tariffs etc but this is about a standard residential user. Water has a base charge of 50 baht and then 10 baht per unit and goes up the more you use. If more than 50 units you will be considered an industrial user and ther...
by VincentD
Thu May 17, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Anyone around for a coffee this evening?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Anyone around for a coffee this evening?

Due to an unforeseen logistics error I have been shunted off to the CB hotel for a night. Will go for a walk around Binta Block in a bit.
by VincentD
Thu May 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: White Board
Topic: Anyone around for a coffee this evening?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Anyone around for a coffee this evening?

Ah. Wife said Melia. Hilton it is. Was the Melia last time
I stayed..