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by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises
Replies: 17
Views: 1448

Re: Illegal hotels to feel the heat in Hua Hin, governor promises

Be interesting to see how they would classify a 'homestay' place that a lot of the locals are running. Also, if they backdate residences that were later 'converted' to hotels, a lot of the hotels would have to close. Baiyoke 1 in Pratunam, for one. I was staying there for a while almost thirty years...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Ink refill for.printer
Replies: 18
Views: 3214

Re: Ink refill for.printer

500 pages apparently. I've had ink tanks retrofitted on the inkjet, but while they may save a bit on ink, once the printer head dries up you still have to replace it. I won't bother to do it. Service each time was an average of 800 baht not including the ink refill so when this inkjet finally gives ...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Ink refill for.printer
Replies: 18
Views: 3214

Re: Ink refill for.printer

Something you may want to consider instead. Laser printers have dropped so much in price that using inkjets does not make sense any more. A B/W laser is less than 2,000 baht, while colour is around the 5,000 baht mark. Cartridges are 1,000 ++ each (4 required) but non-OEM can be had for much less. D...
by VincentD
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Auto passport controls open, but only for Singaporeans
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Auto passport controls open, but only for Singaporeans

Have not been back since last year, so can't comment. However, having PR also means having to have the PR book stamped in Thailand as well so I am only able to use the automated gate in Singapore. Michaelplum, if you have any form of Thai visa you should be able to stand in the same queue as your wi...
by VincentD
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: What is your Passion in Life?
Replies: 13
Views: 540

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: 540

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: 808

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: 1041

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: 1557

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: 8691

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: 1093

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: 1093

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: 717

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: 430

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: 1713

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 ...