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by Balthasar G.
February 28, 2019, 10:31 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Why low foreign currency values
Replies: 35
Views: 2800

Re: Why low foreign currency values

glalt wrote:
February 24, 2019, 11:48 am
I don't think the UK is that weak. The pound is weak because the EU does everything they can think of to weaken the pound. Punishment for Brexit.
Yeah, right! Just as they did in their own currency, the US$, AUS$, etc etc. Out of sheer malice :shock:
by Balthasar G.
February 17, 2019, 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Nong Khai mini bus
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Nong Khai mini bus

No, certainy not (unless you're a s e p p o who thinks people should be tipped for everything)
by Balthasar G.
February 17, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Nong Khai mini bus
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: Nong Khai mini bus

Yes, you can. If you tell the driver he will drop you off at the bridge before continuing on to NK bus station
by Balthasar G.
January 11, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous goods for sale/wanted/free
Topic: Cuizimate 1500 Watt Convection Oven with Grill
Replies: 0
Views: 408

Cuizimate 1500 Watt Convection Oven with Grill

With glass door, function, thermostat and timer knob. From Robinsons. 2 years old but used very little and looks as good as new. - Max. temp. 230 degrees centigrade - 50.5 x 33.5 x 30 cm (L-W-H) - 1500 W - Food tray - Grill rack - Rotisserie spit - Food tray handle - Rotisserie handle - Including 2 ...
by Balthasar G.
November 22, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Property for rent
Topic: FOR RENT: HOUSE INSIDE RING ROAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

Re: FOR RENT: HOUSE INSIDE RING ROAD

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by Balthasar G.
November 22, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: Property for rent
Topic: FOR RENT: HOUSE INSIDE RING ROAD
Replies: 4
Views: 1243

FOR RENT: HOUSE INSIDE RING ROAD

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by Balthasar G.
November 13, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Cystoscopy at army hospital?
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Cystoscopy at army hospital?

Don't fret. The horror stories that you hear are from yonder years. I've never undergone medical treatment at the Army Hospital but I've had 3 cystoscopies in Europe over the last 20 years. All without anesthesia. The first one, about 20 years ago, was pure hell. After I had it urinating was very pa...
by Balthasar G.
January 18, 2018, 9:02 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Baht What up with Dat?????
Replies: 4613
Views: 361699

Re: Baht What up with Dat?????

Thai Baht manipulated? You don't say so! BoT sounds alarm on baht speculation In a rare move, the Bank of Thailand has threatened to investigate some financial institutions with operations in Thailand for possible involvement in baht speculation. The central bank's announcement comes amid the baht's...
by Balthasar G.
January 2, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: TV Antennas/Satellite Dish
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: TV Antennas/Satellite Dish

Thanks. We'd already planned to get into touch with your guy too tomorrow.
I presume that with your box you can receive all the mayor Thai channels for free. Right?
by Balthasar G.
January 2, 2018, 9:52 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: TV Antennas/Satellite Dish
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

Re: TV Antennas/Satellite Dish

Thanks for your input, guys. I’ve only been able to meet the installer that Bob mentioned. He doesn’t speak English and as my LHT was unable to deal with the technical jargon involved we left none the wiser. The old folks have a TV in the living room and one in the bedroom. They will only be watchin...
by Balthasar G.
January 2, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: TV Antennas/Satellite Dish
Replies: 11
Views: 1373

TV Antennas/Satellite Dish

During the recent bad weather my parents-in-law’s bamboo pole TV antenna was blown down and damaged and since then has stopped working properly. Now I want to buy them another one. I saw the small digital ones in the electronic stores and Tesco/Big C but I’ve been told that performance of these leav...
by Balthasar G.
December 19, 2017, 1:40 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Lao Nationals try to take 98 Million Thai Baht out of country !!!
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Lao Nationals try to take 98 Million Thai Baht out of country !!!

Should of bought bit coins with it and made 5-10 million while going through the check point.i see the other day they caught someone with SIM cards loaded up with 10,000b each.i think they are using them as a form of sim coin.theres some super rich nong khai customs officers now and ones got a new ...
by Balthasar G.
November 30, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Best GBP TO THB RATES
Replies: 23
Views: 2193

Re: Best GBP TO THB RATES

No, they don't. At least not in my experience and I change money about once a week so I constantly keep track of the exchange rates. In general you'll get a better rate at Happy Money just across the street but usually I go to the gold shop a little bit further down the road on the corner of the sma...
by Balthasar G.
November 30, 2017, 12:10 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Best GBP TO THB RATES
Replies: 23
Views: 2193

Re: Best GBP TO THB RATES

Don't get over-exicited ;)
That rate only applies to 50-pound notes changed at their Ratchadamri, Vibhavadee 22 and JTC branches in BKK. The KK rate is 43.45. For smaller bills you'll get 43.35, which still is a bit better than the banks, of course.
by Balthasar G.
November 30, 2017, 10:32 am
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Best GBP TO THB RATES
Replies: 23
Views: 2193

Re: Best GBP TO THB RATES

'Excellent'? On average 20 setang over the bank rate IF you exchange large bills :D
by Balthasar G.
September 23, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Thailand: Currency Manipulator?
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Thailand: Currency Manipulator?

DuiDui49 wrote:
September 22, 2017, 10:29 am
So while Thailand absolutely needed to rebuild its reserves and bring down its debt after its 1997 crisis, it subsequently has gone overboard—and is pretty clearly now intervening to hold its currency down
:shock: [-X

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by Balthasar G.
September 14, 2017, 11:37 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Change $US to $US ???
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Change $US to $US ???

In my former life as a bank clerk we had somebody at the counter with this same question. I asked my manager what to do and he said the client had to exchange the small bills into local currency at the buying rate first and then buy dollars in larger denominations at the selling rate. Of course the ...
by Balthasar G.
August 6, 2017, 10:35 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Unblocking a sewer pipe
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Unblocking a sewer pipe

Could you not run drain rods down it or is it difficult to access ? Failing that you'd probably need to jet the drain with a pressure washer with the jetting head I am not really sure who does it I asked the wife and she said contact government office. I've never seen drain rods here in Thailand, b...

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