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by richardlg
February 28, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: driver license
Replies: 111
Views: 15309

Re: driver license

Am also renewing drivers licence tomorrow in Udon and also 70 this month. Last 5 year renewal was done under AEK Udon but I believe that's now only for motor bikes? I saw on another forum that some places are now making you complete online multiple choice tests for renewals. Is that the case in Udon...
by richardlg
February 10, 2015, 10:35 pm
Forum: Electronic Equipment
Topic: Android TV Box
Replies: 27
Views: 5669

Android TV Box

I bought one from Tuk.com in Pattaya before xmas. Asked the man there if he knew whether Tuk.com in Udon also sold them and he said "yes because he gets them from me". Mine was 4,000baht but got it down to 3,600. Has an android 4.2 OS, HD 1080P, 4 core CPU and a 16Gb H/D. I used it to watch all the ...
by richardlg
December 4, 2014, 5:38 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Extension - Foreign Currency Account
Replies: 20
Views: 4246

Extension - Foreign Currency Account

Thanks for that information Jimbo. It's a good point you make about Forex rates but one that is hard to do much about. The aud/tbt exchange rate has been pretty good for a few years now and I happily keep enough baht here to live on for 12 months or so. As it turns out I did open a Foreign Currency ...
by richardlg
December 1, 2014, 11:01 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Extension - Foreign Currency Account
Replies: 20
Views: 4246

Extension - Foreign Currency Account

800k 12 month term deposit matured at Kbank on weekend and am trying to decide what to do for next 12 months. Rate last year was 2.3%. This year the rate is down to 1.6% according to bank branch or 1.7% on their web page. Foreign Currency Deposit Rate for AUD on Kbanks web page advertises 3.25% for ...
by richardlg
November 27, 2014, 11:38 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Retirement visa
Replies: 53
Views: 9389

Retirement visa

Thanks for that Parrot. Not too worried about this year because not going home to see family until Feb 15. Was considering spending xmas at the condo in Jomtien but not really that important either way. Think I'll test the water by going back to immigration mid December and see what happens. By next...
by richardlg
November 27, 2014, 11:16 am
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Retirement visa
Replies: 53
Views: 9389

Retirement visa

Tried to extend my 12 month Non - OA in Udon this morning. Doesn’t expire until 27/12 but usually do early so I can visit the kids in Aust for Xmas. Not going home this year but my 800k is in a 12 month term deposit maturing 29/11 so still have to get the extension before then. First problem was the...
by richardlg
August 16, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: BBC and ABC TV off the air again?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

BBC and ABC TV off the air again?

Not sure where Kinnaree cable tv comes from but ABC and BBC are back on again after nearly a week.
Just in time for ABC weekend AFL.
by richardlg
August 13, 2014, 8:23 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: BBC and ABC TV off the air again?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

BBC and ABC TV off the air again?

Thanks for the replies. I'm in Kinnaree, sounds like problem might be with their supplier.
by richardlg
August 13, 2014, 7:33 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: BBC and ABC TV off the air again?
Replies: 7
Views: 673

BBC and ABC TV off the air again?

Is it just me or are others finding that BBC and ABC have not been on air since the weekend?
On the screen is the blue ball that we saw when the Army took them off air after the coup.
Can someone please confirm?
by richardlg
August 11, 2014, 2:28 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Auto Electrician
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Auto Electrician

If you haven't found one yet I use a guy in Tehan Road opposite Wing 23. The place is called Dynamo and mobile is 0868598884 or 042342784.
Usually has a red hard top jeep out the front. Also has some very old bikes and jeeps inside.
He's a good guy also speaks reasonable english. His name is Pap.
by richardlg
August 8, 2014, 4:32 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Looking for lawyer
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

Looking for lawyer

based in Udon, you speak directly to him: Mr. Noporat Khotphankul Fluent in English. I have used him in the past and trust him. Office 042 247877 Mobile 081-873-817 Saw Noporat today and very impressed, excellent spoken english and very reasonably priced. Update on the mobile number above, should r...
by richardlg
February 10, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: LIST OF REFERENCES; CONTRACTORS
Replies: 77
Views: 67623

LIST OF REFERENCES; CONTRACTORS

Can anyone help with a draftsman in the Udon area? I know what I want to build and have sketches etc but would really prefer to have a draftsman draw up some proper working plans.
If no draftsman I'll probably have to look at an architect.
Any help appreciated.
by richardlg
December 4, 2013, 7:12 am
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Auto Accessories Shop
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Auto Accessories Shop

Don't think you'll find too much in Udon. I do carry a small compressor from Tesco under the front seat of the pick up. Good for motor bike tyres and has inflated my tyres enough to get me to a tyre shop on more than one occassion. If you want serious accessories this shop in BKK has it all: www.vvp...
by richardlg
December 2, 2013, 1:38 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: Garmin GPS
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Garmin GPS

You can purchase the Garmin Nuvi 42 at Se-ed or Power Buy for 3,990 bht but pretty sure the maps will be in Thai only. The English maps on cd may have to come from Garmin in BKK.

http://www.gpssociety.com/TH/Pages/prod ... =PND&ID=28
by richardlg
November 29, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Using a Term Deposit for O-A extension
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Using a Term Deposit for O-A extension

Thanks I'll renew visa 27/11. Funny but Kasikorn had a 10 month term deposit with .5% higher rate. Nearly took that, in fact the girl had even done the entries, and then I realised I would be in trouble with a new book and only 2 months old. My logic exactly with the 2.3% interest. 18,400 baht inter...
by richardlg
November 29, 2013, 5:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Police Road Block Nong Bua Lamphu.
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Police Road Block Nong Bua Lamphu.

Yeah right. There were no discounts for Thais and I wasn't the only one to hand over 400 baht.
by richardlg
November 29, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Police Road Block Nong Bua Lamphu.
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Police Road Block Nong Bua Lamphu.

I bought the lights from VVP 4 x 4 in BKK couple of years ago, cost about 13k baht. What a waste. I drive to Jomtien every couple of months to a condo and prefer to drive at night and take the short cut through the mountains to Kabin Buri. The Navara lights are ****, although, strangely, I had the s...
by richardlg
November 29, 2013, 4:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Police Road Block Nong Bua Lamphu.
Replies: 13
Views: 1627

Police Road Block Nong Bua Lamphu.

Drove to the Land Transport Office in Nong Bua yesterday to transfer car blue book and drivers licence address to where I now live in Udon. No problems there but shortly after leaving was stopped at one of the biggest police road blocks I’ve seen up this way. Counted 17 BiB on the duel lane road out...
by richardlg
November 29, 2013, 3:37 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Using a Term Deposit for O-A extension
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Using a Term Deposit for O-A extension

Thanks Parrot. Because I renewed visa one month early, ie 27/11 not 27/12, I should have one month to play with next year. The term deposit matures 29/11/14. I figure if I renew visa the day it matures it should be ok. Is this logic sound or should I renew it the day before to ensure everything is i...
by richardlg
November 29, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Using a Term Deposit for O-A extension
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Using a Term Deposit for O-A extension

Trying something different for next years O-A extension. Extended my retirement visa yesterday until 27/12/2014 using the $800k savings account balance, etc.. Today transferred 800k baht from savings account to a 12 months fixed term deposit account paying 2.3% pa. I intend to use my normal savings ...

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