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by mally
August 28, 2019, 2:54 pm
Forum: Thailand Visas & Migration to other countries
Topic: Police state squeeze for Thailand’s expatriates
Replies: 38
Views: 2145

Re: Police state squeeze for Thailand’s expatriates

"You quite clearly have not traveled to all the beautiful places in the Philippines, your comment is controlled by the bar scene and not the scenery on offer, easy to converse with people that have a good command of english, this allows humour and conversation, something Thailand lacks unless you ar...
by mally
August 28, 2019, 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Chiang Mai
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Chiang Mai

Thanks for the info lads, but .... as I'm sure you will all have experienced .... the GF has changed her bloody mind !
She wants to go somewhere else - not sure where yet, but anything for a quiet life.
But the info is there for me now, if (and it's a possibility) she changes it back again
:roll:
by mally
August 27, 2019, 3:01 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Chiang Mai
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Chiang Mai

Some good info there - thanks Lads
by mally
August 26, 2019, 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Chiang Mai
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Chiang Mai

Hi Guys, My GF wants to visit Chiand Mai for a week ... it's never interested me, especially with what I've read about the air quality and influx of Chinese, but it looks like I'll have to spend a little time there, so - Any recommendations for which area to stay in ? She will want things to visit d...
by mally
February 24, 2019, 12:45 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Outdoor Security Flood Lights
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Outdoor Security Flood Lights

I fitted PIR's separate to the lights, reason was that most light fittings with them integral have PIR's that have approx. 90deg detection angle, leaving some areas unprotected. You can get separate PIR's that are 180deg. and even some corner ones that are 270deg detection. Wire these in parallel an...
by mally
January 26, 2019, 1:25 am
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: LED Bulb Dimmers
Replies: 16
Views: 986

Re: LED Bulb Dimmers

In my experience the Leading Edge Dimmer Switch is the one to use with (Dimmable) LED lamps. Also, unless you go to a specialist LED Control Supplier, you will find a maximum LED load that can be dimmed. LED lamps are not as consistent in dimming as the old incandescent lamps due to the differences ...
by mally
October 3, 2018, 6:39 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Frozen Pensions for UK Pensioners
Replies: 43
Views: 2621

Re: Frozen Pensions for UK Pensioners

But Mally,How would they KNOW That YOU/WE are an EXPAT ??? As AlexO said, they are doing checks, my local hospital went through a question list when I last visited. What I was advocating was, if you went back to UK for treatment, then immediately register with a GP saying you had returned PERMANANTL...
by mally
October 3, 2018, 6:30 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Frozen Pensions for UK Pensioners
Replies: 43
Views: 2621

Re: Frozen Pensions for UK Pensioners

I'm more concerned about NHS! Because I'm not a "resident' I dont qualify for my eligible treatment. I have never been out of a job in my life, always paid tax and National health contributions. Now, They stop my NHS treatment! - Choi Choi read below, it may be a help to some UK expat - There does s...
by mally
October 2, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Frozen Pensions for UK Pensioners
Replies: 43
Views: 2621

Re: Frozen Pensions for UK Pensioners

Done. I get the full pension, but cannot agree with this policy.
by mally
September 27, 2018, 2:52 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: ELCB breaker
Replies: 18
Views: 979

Re: ELCB breaker

In my experience, if it's crackling then somethings wrong, and as someone already mentioned, it could cause a fire - not as uncommon as you might think ! Also, these things don't last forever, and the fact that the Test button works when pushed is no guarantee that the device is working correctly. H...
by mally
January 4, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Thailand News
Topic: India, Thailand Risk Landing on Currency Manipulator Watchlist
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

Re: India, Thailand Risk Landing on Currency Manipulator Watchlist

Well if the Baht goes up any more then a lot of UK tourists will look elsewhere, given that the £ sterling has taken such a pre-brexit knock. I've been coming here 3 times a year for the last 10 years and this time the prices have hurt. Though I'm a working class man, I don't class myself as an Econ...
by mally
September 12, 2017, 4:47 am
Forum: Northeast Thailand (Issan)
Topic: Castle Howchow Beach Resort Hotel - Khon Kaen
Replies: 12
Views: 11546

Re: Castle Howchow Beach Resort Hotel - Khon Kaen

Well, 5 years since the last post !
A mate and me are thinking of a short stay here just before Christmas so any update on this place would be appreciated.
Are there any Farang friendly bars around the place for a night time drink ?
by mally
July 11, 2017, 2:58 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 3/4 A THIRD Amazing Place Built by the same Man!
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: 3/4 A THIRD Amazing Place Built by the same Man!

That's very helpful, thanks.
Wat - raimit and Wat - saket/Golden mound should fill in one day, and the Ancient City and Erawat museum should take care of the second day.
That'll keep me out of the bars, well during the daytime anyway !
Thanks again.
by mally
July 9, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 3/4 A THIRD Amazing Place Built by the same Man!
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: 3/4 A THIRD Amazing Place Built by the same Man!

A couple of good idea's here to pass my time in BKK, I'm spending 2 days in BKK before my flight back to UK, are there any other suggestions that anyone has that are not on the 'normal' tourist scene ?
by mally
December 10, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Tightening up on tourist visas
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Tightening up on tourist visas

Maybe there's a general tightening up going on. For the first time ever I was questioned at Manchester Airport when checking in for my Emirates flight to BKK. They could see my return flight was too long for the 30 day Visa on Arrival so they wanted me to have an appropriate visa before allowing me ...
by mally
June 30, 2016, 11:58 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie
Replies: 392
Views: 33274

EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie

Well, everybody on the EU side is spouting Hate and Threats (to stop any other Country following the UK to the Exit Door), the Bankers and Market Dealers are using it to make a quick profit and to hell with anybody who may get hurt on the way, (no surprise there!). EU beurocrats are trying to protec...
by mally
June 25, 2016, 2:55 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie
Replies: 392
Views: 33274

EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie

IMO The blame for the Brexit vote lies with Merkel and her EU cronies. They refused to take Cameron's "demands" for change seriously, most importantly saying "No negotiation on free movement". She (They) thought they could dictate to the UK, that there was no possibility of anyone actually saying "O...
by mally
May 20, 2016, 1:39 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie
Replies: 392
Views: 33274

EU in or out? Brexit: The Movie

Why do about 75% of the people I talk to say they'll vote OUT (me included), but 95% say they think we'll stay IN ? :-k

Seems nobody thinks it's going to be a fair vote ! [-X
by mally
February 23, 2016, 5:31 am
Forum: World News
Topic: Boris has spoken
Replies: 9
Views: 1464

Boris has spoken

of course any referendum will fail as the scare tactics have begun already, including the timely weakening of the pound I don't think it's a foregone conclusion by any means. The Immigration issue is large in many peoples thoughts. The immigrant benefit payment concessions DC got are watery to say ...
by mally
January 4, 2016, 5:50 am
Forum: Laos
Topic: Laos girls ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5098

Laos girls ?

My experience - (only mine, others may well differ) - if they're already in Thailand, and have been here some time, then they have "learned the ropes" and are very similar to Thai girls,they know the scams and how to play you. In Laos, I found the girls in VC are not far behind the Thais, outside of...

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