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by parrot
May 23, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Udon Thani Immigration new rules
Replies: 65
Views: 3329

Re: Udon Thani Immigration new rules

With all of these check-ins, report-backs, pending status, it seems as if immigration is a parasite trying to corral its hosts, ensuring they are all cashed up, and preventing them from leaving. The entire system is specifically designed to do one thing and one thing only....get us into their offic...
by parrot
May 23, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Car Tax renewal
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Car Tax renewal

Signs of progress.......banking, fast passports, id cards, car registration/tax, immigration. So much better than in year's past. Thanks for the update
by parrot
May 22, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: New List of Holidays
Replies: 2
Views: 170

New List of Holidays

The details of all 19 days of holidays are as follows. 1. New Year's Day is 1 January, 1 day 2. Makha Bucha Day is on the 15th day of the 3rd lunar month. 3. an individual Adulyadej the Great World And the Memorial Day of the Chakri Borom dynasty falls on 1 April, 1 day 4. Songkran Day Between 13 - ...
by parrot
May 22, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Society and culture
Topic: When I Was Your Age
Replies: 0
Views: 152

When I Was Your Age

Five years ago, while browsing the market area in Nongkai, I happened upon this father singing Weird Alkovic's "When I was your age" to his daughter.....actually, he was just explaining to his daughter how dinosaurs used phones back in the day.........I was fortunate to be near enough to hear a bit ...
by parrot
May 19, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Immigration Office
Replies: 55
Views: 3754

Re: Immigration Office

More on this corruption , as old grumpy reported , Guy walks in hands over 10 ish passports ,nod and a wink off he pop's , all presumed , Loatian , next at the desk ,officer holds up phone , with photo of Farrang on it , upto the camera they use for extensions etc ,carry's on doing paperwork , ther...
by parrot
May 18, 2019, 2:02 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Children dieing in Thailand on teh Roads
Replies: 34
Views: 1276

Re: Children dieing in Thailand on teh Roads

I'd rail on the locals for lack of safety concerns....but then every time I go downtown, I see at least one expat driving his motorbike on the wrong side of the road or without a helmet or a child on the same without a helmet. No doubt, though, all the expats with young children have child safety s...
by parrot
May 18, 2019, 12:22 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Children dieing in Thailand on teh Roads
Replies: 34
Views: 1276

Re: Children dieing in Thailand on teh Roads

I'd rail on the locals for lack of safety concerns....but then every time I go downtown, I see at least one expat driving his motorbike on the wrong side of the road or without a helmet or a child on the same without a helmet. No doubt, though, all the expats with young children have child safety se...
by parrot
May 17, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: rectangular water tank
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: rectangular water tank

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/22l-i200286697-s300514051.html?spm=a2o4m.pdp.recommend_2.1.2abb45d4bMVBaX&mp=1&clickTrackInfo=2310b989-2999-4ceb-a296-66d7e885ad49__200286697__12032__trigger2i__124582__0.083__0.10150818__0.0__0.45316356__7.7000004E-4__0.3015082__0__1__PDPV2V__244__null__null__0__&s...
by parrot
May 17, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Thai Airways new business plan
Replies: 153
Views: 18322

Re: Thai Airways new business plan

The airline seems to be going the way of the SRT.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/ne ... 1-nosedive
by parrot
May 17, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Children dieing in Thailand on teh Roads
Replies: 34
Views: 1276

Re: Children dieing in Thailand on teh Roads

I think the number is closer to 12........17634 divided by 4*365
by parrot
May 17, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Immigration Office
Replies: 55
Views: 3754

Re: Immigration Office

800,000bht tied up in a Thai Bank which could go bust over night or 25,000bht under the counter, It's a no brainer. I reckon that most foreigners have their accounts with Bangkok, Siam Commercial, Kasikorn and Krung Thai with some in Krungsri and TMB. Since the BoT cleanup after the 1997 financial ...
by parrot
May 16, 2019, 6:56 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Surveillance/Security Camera
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Surveillance/Security Camera

This place seems to be one of the bigger CCTV dealers in town.....current website http://www.xn--12cmae4da1c9cdmx4eh0hwcvp.com/category/%E0%B8%81%E0%B8%A5%E0%B9%89%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%87%E0%B8%88%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%9B%E0%B8%B4%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%AD%E0%B8%B8%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%A3%E0%B8%98%E0%B8%B2%E...
by parrot
May 16, 2019, 4:59 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Follow the Money
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Re: Follow the Money

1.5% at SCB. Yes, that sucks....but it's not a term account. The going rate for basic savings accounts is about 0.5%. The best short term term account I could find was at CIMB at 1.70 for 12 months.
There aren't a lot of choice out there.
by parrot
May 14, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Follow the Money
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Follow the Money

It was time to establish my 800k retirement account today.....after having used the embassy letter for the past 7 or so years. I was looking for the best non-fixed term interest rate I could get, in an account that was accessible via ATM card. First to CIMB.....pretty good fixed term rates, but 0.5i...
by parrot
May 14, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners
Replies: 35
Views: 1877

Re: Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

Whether it's increasing the bank requirements or having health insurance or a sudden case of extreme case of xenophobia, plan B should be everyone's fallback position. You may never need it, but, like any insurance policy, it makes getting a good night's sleep a whole lot easier.

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