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    visitor visa
    Hello, iv'e just become a member of this site and i need some advise on how to apply for a 6 months visit visa for my thai wife. thanks
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    By BenNallay
    On Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:25 pm
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    The cultural divide remains huge here
    ‘I wonder if I have really understood anything in my 25 years here?’ Meuk resigned last Friday. He filled out the official resignation form, scrawled a thank you note to a colleague, then disappeared … off the face of the Earth. I was busy upcountry at the time, but I heard about it via my HR lady and figured it could wait until Monday. Meuk can be a...
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    By Ezraa
    On Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:24 am
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    There goes the neighbourhood!
    Looking at the top of a brand new (but not completed) residential building, as they dismantle the top floor concrete with jack hammers there's obviously something wrong! Caught for building too high, no reinforced steel used, both?? I could be wrong. Change of building plans, so knocking out out top floor walls and rooms??? Got me thinking about the rest of the...
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    By DonAleman
    On Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:58 pm
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    What to do when someone's injured on the road
    Can any of you expats give suggestions on what to do in Bangkok when someone gets hurt on the street and needs to get to a hospital quickly? As most people know, city traffic can be a huge problem getting somewhere quickly. What to do? Call an ambulance, flag down a taxi?? Thanks in advance for your thoughts / tips. Cheers
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    By thompson
    On Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:28 pm
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    Heavy traffic for Sukhumvit Soi 31 schools
    Australian International School of Bangkok (AISB) recently opened a new campus on Sukhumvit, Soi 31 with a potential for 400 pupils. Looks really nice. The school recommends taking a taxi or walking to the school which is approximately 1 kilometer from the main Sukhumvit Road. Not really a comfortable walking distance. Within walking distance, approximately one...
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    By len
    On Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:37 pm
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    Visa Extension
    I contacted the Thai Embassy in England to enquire about the reported extension of the 30 day visa to 60 days from 29th Aug as by The Bangkok Post (22nd Sep), to be told they have heard a rumour but no notificasion from the Thai Authorities as yet
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    By BenNallay
    On Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:45 am
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    Undersea internet cable damaged
    How come the Bangkok Post has not carried the news about the undersea internet cable that was damaged seven days ago near Hong Kong. The news item below discusses the Vietnam problem, but by scrolling down the article you will see that it has also affected Thailand. I live in Bangkok and in the last week my access to the internet has been extremely slow and it is...
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    By Lelecuneo
    On Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:56 am
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    Thai school information
    Looking into Thai schools for my children’s start next year. Collecting information / visiting the different schools now around Bangkok. Any of you interested in my notes? Can you share some of your info too?? Cheers
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    By Busted
    On Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:53 pm
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    missing mail
    Does anyone else have a similar problem to me? I frequently expect receipt of mail from UK, USA and Australia and it is a regular occurrence for the mail to go missing and never be delivered. I have tracked most items down to their departure from the consignor country so I can only assume they are missing once they arrive in Thailand.
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    By bobbyd
    On Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:43 pm
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    clothing
    Could someone please tell me if there Is a law in Thailand that expressly forbids the wearing of clothing e.g. tee shirts, with either hate symbols on or words not used in polite language?
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    By Rocks
    On Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:26 pm
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    Student body
    Anyone know what the student body is like at some of the top tier primary schools in Bangkok? Snooty, spoiled (all the above) or well behaved, good little boys and girls? Since most of them would come from expat families of large foreign companies on big salaries / perks and local rich Thais families, (we won’t go into those traits) one might predict rather...
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    By len
    On Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:25 am
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    Pedestrian crossing only there because farangs
    have them in their country! They must be cool to have, so the Thais think? Don’t expect Thai drivers to give you the right of way when using them however! Here, it’s the other way round. Even in heavy traffic conditions when you might expect you could cross the road, don’t expect drivers to stop for you. Seriously!! Happened to me today. Traffic was...
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    By Rocks
    On Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:52 am
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    ATM alert
    ‘Miss Panadda said her sister touched the SCB machine and then fell down. She thought little Parichat had slipped and fallen over, but when she she tried to help her up she received an electric shock too.’ A reporter found that the SCB’s ATM at this location has been broken for a certain period and some people were electrocuted before. Sukalaya Noopinit, 39,...
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    By len
    On Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:10 pm
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    move to thailand with my pets
    hello i plan to move to Thailand with my family around the end of the year and i have 3 dogs to bring along but i have no idea about what needed and whom to contact for their documentations there . Any advices ? thanks in advance . p. corso
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    By p.corso
    On Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:49 am
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    True Internet and business advice
    True Internet Company service stopped working Tuesday July 22 at 11am in inner Sukhumvit area with no warning from the company. Calling them, they said they had to rebalance the signal, there was noise in the line and that the system would be off till Friday with service restored no later than 5pm. It did start working Friday however on Saturday, it was...
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    By thompson
    On Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:25 pm
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    Wanted - a war on drink to reduce rape
    If Thailand is serious about curbing sex and violence against women, its present rulers need to get serious about ending Thai men’s love affair with alcohol. Drink is involved in a huge number of crimes against women in Thailand. Most of us are all too well aware of two recent cases where drink was implicated – the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a train
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    By godders
    On Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:16 pm
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    Tourist Travel insurance 650 Baht
    Travel insurance for foreign tourists Published: 9 Jul 2014 Business Writer: Chadamas Chinmaneevong http://www.bangkokpost.com/most-recent/419561/travel-insurance-for-foreign-tourists Hi, This article appeared in the "news" pages of my RSS feed. I am visiting Thailand soon but can only buy very restricted travel insurance rendering it all
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    By DonAleman
    On Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:54 pm
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    Looking for a Loved One - Cherry Aisaya Chompu Pasuwan
    Dear friends, I have lost touch with Aisaya Chomphu Pasuwan, also known as Cherry. She is my loved and close confidant. She is a native of Seka district in Nongkai and about 34 years old. Kindly contact me on +2348027290681 or stephenobatayo@hotmail.com if you have any information about her. Thank you.
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    By STEPHENOBA
    On Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:49 pm
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    Can anyone recommend a good Thai bank?
    Hopefully some of you have been around the scene and can give me the names of some Thai banks that are farang friendly? Cheerz!
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    By chantuli
    On Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:12 am
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    Moving to Bangkok (questions) PLEASE
    Hello all, First post here, glad i found this forum. My husband got an offer to move to Bangkok (same company he currently works for), we will be accompanying him. We are Americans and have three kids all school age. We were told we can pick any school and the company will cover the expenses. We would like to keep them in the American System so we would like to...
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    By K.Peter
    On Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:10 pm
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    CP Group in the spot light
    Close net on slave trade “In the wake of the May 22 coup, the international community has once again cast grim looks at Thailand following a damning report in The Guardian newspaper on the use of slave labour in our fishing industry. Under fire is Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), Thailand’s largest food exporter and a major prawn supplier in Great...
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    By thompson
    On Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:50 pm
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    Nuclear Power for Thailand
    The Prime Minister has explained the plan for a nuclear power plant to produce energy for Thailand and help Thailand move away from reliance on oil and gas. Thailand is a net importer of energy, getting much of its energy from the middle east at a huge cost to the country. Added to that the use of oil is polluting and a cause of green house gases. So the plan is to...
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    By thenden
    On Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:50 pm
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    Now that's what I call service
    'Was quite surprised they went out of their way to replace the defective item. Not one but two!’ Recently a four month old energy saver light bulb burned out unexplainably. I contacted Panasonic (Thailand) by email and they sent two replacements bulbs. Seems as if there are some companies out there that go the extra kilometer! Do you think it made any...
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    By tfarang
    On Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:48 pm
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    Any live music fans left?
    Saw a good Thai rockabilly band the other evening. They're called Trix O Treat. They play at Bangkok Betty's on Sukhumvit Soi 22, Thursday evenings, near the corner of main Sukhumvit. It's located on the ground floor on the outside of the Holiday Inn. I believe they play Friday nights too on Silom Road in a pub located in the United Centre Cool decor, Bombs /...
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    By len
    On Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:20 pm
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    The beaches of Thailand
    We have a home on the water in Ban Chang and recently have been unable to use it due to the deplorable condition of the beach and water. A five minute walk on the beach left our feet covered in a brown sticky goo. That was after trying to walk through the accumulation of garbage and waste on the beach. Namrin, Pala, Payun..... all the same story; covered in garbage...
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    By Riceater
    On Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:44 am
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    Obtaining Thai passport for baby with Australian father
    by Micklanna on Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:07 am My wife recently had a baby in Chiang Mai, she is Thai and I am Australian. I am currently in Australia doing some work and hope to be back in June. I asked her to apply for a Thai passport for the baby while I am away (I will apply for dual citizenship when I get back to Thailand) and she said I have to obtain a form or...
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    By johncat1
    On Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:58 am
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    House buying woes
    Home is where heartaches stay, one netizen wrote about her alleged years-long struggle to get her house in a livable shape on the Pantip webboard on Monday. Using the login name kan_pat, the user named her topic: “Finally My Patience with AP Ends Today.’’ Posting a brochure for Ban Klang Krung, “The Nice” housing project on Ratchawipa run by the housing...
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    By GregPhuket
    On Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:06 pm
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    Politics
    I feel so sad for all my Thai friends You have a caretaker PM who is clueless, That she says one thing does another. She is dividing your country in two. She has taken the smile that I have grown fond of over the years and replaced with anger. I see where it was safe to walk the streets at night to be unsafe to walk even during the day. Daily it is reported of bombing
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    By philipa
    On Mon May 05, 2014 5:56 pm
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    Q and A: Thaksin Sits Down With Forbes, 2012
    Time and again this interview (http://www.forbes.com/sites/timferguson ... ith-forbes) pops up among the comments to some article. Would BP or someone else with knowledge please bring light to his part: Q. Have you ever got your money from the Shin Corp process back? A. I got back part of it, about $1 billion… That’s why I have money to invest. Even better would
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    By oldexp
    On Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:29 pm
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    Truevision cable tv may try to fleece you
    Last week they call and say I hadn’t paid October 2013 monthly bill, that’s why the current bill had an amount for 2 months instead of one month. They made me lose face saying I hadn’t paid the bill. I pay all my bill on time. I went back through my receipts and found the paid bill for October, which I sent to them. Haven’t heard from them since. Suggest
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    By seattle77
    On Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:13 am
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    internet at airport
    There is no internet connections at the new airport, wi-fi or LAN connections unless you pay. No more free wi-fi, The AOT has taken over all connections. But I am willing to pay. But where and to whom??
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    By roba0665
    On Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:31 am
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    Yinluck: At what price?
    How many people must die 'till she steps down?
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    By wangduc
    On Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:04 pm
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    A foreigners open letter to Mr. Suthep
    Well written. Agree with you wholeheartedly! Suthep is a man in a hurry with no better ideas!
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    By isurrender
    On Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:01 am
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    Can't recommend True Internet Company
    True Internet stopped working in the afternoons from Jan 22 to 26, 2014 in Sukhumvit area for about 30 to 60 minutes, although I had no idea about the length of time service would be off, as I wasn’t notified. People work from home. I can accept it happening for 1 day, but without any notice, 5 days? Saw another complaint in the Post Bag section (below) on...
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    By len
    On Tue May 06, 2014 10:08 am
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    Copy of Marriage Cert
    hi, can anyone give me any advice please on obtaining a copy of a marriage certificate. I was married on 21 November 2002 at the Phra Nakhon District office. I have been given a marriage certificate number by my wife but I have no idea how to go about the process now. Any info would be greatly appreciated
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    By johncat1
    On Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:08 am
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    Farmers backbone of nation
    I'm all for helping farmers it is a thankless job hours are long and return little. But coming from a family who were farmers I learned from my grandfather how to be an effective farmer. He was a proud man never took handouts from government. But he always made a profit off his crops. What he did was looked at amount of land he had and his needs to grow his crops. So...
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    By Luvtat
    On Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:48 am
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    Plight of Rice farmers
    Firstly I'm not Thai I'm a Farang as you call me but I'm also a man with a heart and see Thailand tareing it's self apart hurts watching. I see a need of the good people of Thailand to standup as a nation and help your fellow Thai's who are rice farmers recover what the government promised them. They were sold a bill of goods that proved to be false and now they...
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    By Asianguy
    On Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:07 pm
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    Reform?
    For those you who think reform can be done overnight think again. Reform may take years to get done, but if the new Pm asks the courts to help and the courts limit the powers of the PM and MP's to create laws and schemes then it might be done within a year or two. But it would need the help of all Thai people to take an active part in building there Democracy. Not...
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    By bizarre
    On Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:31 am
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    Non-party politics
    Must Thailand copy the party system of politics which exists in most other countries? What if the members of parliament were free to serve the country without being told what to say and how to vote by party leaders? Achieving this does not require the immediate abolition of political parties. Simply not giving party members and office-holders any special privileges in
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    By Makropo
    On Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:15 pm
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    Courage...?!?
    Protester said they follow Suthep because he has the courage to stand up for Thaksin regime since protester and Suthep seem to have the same view about Thaksin they willing to follow him all the way. I suppose working for the same cause could have good affect if there are enough people on street in Bangkok. As we mostly know that Democrat hasn’t won election for the
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    By Voice
    On Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:41 am
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    How do we fight corruption?
    I ran into a very interesting article about how Singapore fought corruption successfully. Surely many will have different opinions t but perhaps we can learn and adapt it for Thailand if people are willing to make this happen quickly. http://livelystories.com/?p=137
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    By phojunk
    On Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:02 pm
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    Thailand: Land of "If Only..."
    As long as I've known it, Thailand has suffered chronic political instability punctuated by major, often violent upheavals. I do not presume to know the solution. I pity the majority of vibrant, creative Thai people for the enormous loss of potential that they suffer both as individuals and as a nation if not but for stability. Over the years the turmoil is...
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    By 05H
    On Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:04 am
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    Could Thailand ever come out from political nightmare?
    Protest maybe people power but could this people power really change anything for the better..! Today we see people around the world stand up to government. Some have success some still on-going most importantly civil disobedience is raising. Thailand itself has hold its own record of civil upraises since 1932 coup. Since then we have more coups that made us world...
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    By johncat1
    On Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:16 am
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    combatting drug abuse and illicit trafficking
    the fight against illicit traffic, trade and use of drugs is important and I appreciate the efforts in Thailand. The measures taken are rigid and in most cases correct and effective. -----But what are the precautions against abuse of these measures? Please allow me to give an example (theoretical) to highlight my concern: - Someone had a fight with e.g. the owner
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    By thinker
    On Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:06 pm
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    Rice to Philippines
    Won't it be a good idea to send some of the rice in the Government stockpile to the Philippines?
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    By rockderk
    On Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:40 pm
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    On the 500 baht entrance fee to Thailand.
    First of all unlike what was written other countries don't charge this fee. Yes they have airport taxes you pay but so does Thailand. If your going to charge this fee at least make health care issues for farangs injuried while visiting free of charge. Post warning about all the scams here and warn of your highly trained drivers. Maybe you time would be better used...
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    By Luvtat
    On Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:34 am
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    Important Immigration Templates
    Tourists, Visitors and Residents of all nationalities will save some time by saving the appropriate templates onto their computers & completing them at home prior to conducting their 90 day reports/annual extension of stay etc. All current templates can be found here: http://www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/en ... e=download I hope you will find this post useful...
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    By skyaslimit
    On Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:52 pm
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    Internet Security at Bangkok Bank
    I have Internet Banking for my Bangkok Bank account. As a Web Developer I have some knowledge about safety on the internet and learn more every day. Every time I finish my Internet Session with Bangkok Bank I get admonished to close the connection to Bangkok Bank iBanking. They also present a "Close" button. More than a year ago I informed them of the fact...
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    By rockderk
    On Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:56 pm
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    Thai banks not accepting American citizen’s money!
    Heard that Thai banks won’t accept American citizens opening bank accounts in Thailand due to strict demands the American tax folks are now taking on tracking overseas money. Can someone tell me if this is already in effect? What about existing accounts? Do they have to close?? Have any of you tried to open an account lately in Thailand? Thank you.
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    By Omystic
    On Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:13 pm
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    A death in Thailand???
    A member of my wife's family has disappeared and, since I have a computer, the family is constantly asking her to get me to help find him. They have been to the police in two or three nearby cities and to the police in many of the nearby villages. I would like to help but I need information before I even know how to try.
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    By Luvtat
    On Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:40 am
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