- PAD and foreigners
Ok, there are some People Against Democracy devotees in here who are stating that all foreigners be kicked out of Thailand so that Thailand can solve their own problems. Let’s take the on a trip down the Yellow Brick Road to Never, Never Land (yeah, I’m mixing stories here, but what the heck) and give them an idea of what it would be like if that were to...
- By forethai
On Sun May 19, 2013 5:08 pm
- Double pricing system in Thailand
What do you think about the “double pricing system” in Thailand?
What’s about this: Foreigners (farangs) have to pay more than Thais when they go to a national park (like Khao Yai in Korat), or a zoo (like Chiang Mai Zoo & Night Safari).
In Khao Yai they want to have from foreigners about 400 baht and about only 80 baht from Thais. Or let go your wife ask
- By Silaworld
On Sat May 11, 2013 8:11 am
- Farang cannot know Thai-ness
The general Thai view is that some farangs may know a lot about Thai politics, culture, way of life and so on, but they will never be able to reach the core of Thai-ness.
In retrospect, the traditional elite have always viewed themselves as being caught in the dilemma of whether to wipe out the threatening farang culture or to welcome its modernity.
- By Labienus
On Tue May 14, 2013 3:49 pm
- Why do ONLY foreigners get special promotion?
The advertising board on the way to Airport is shown "Foreigner Zone.. Buying house (somewhere around Bangkok..) Foreigner, with Special Price!!"
I know the property company may want to attract foreigners to invest in property in Thailand. But, what about Thais who also want to own the property in their own country but have to pay higher price than...
- By CHOPCHOP
On Thu May 09, 2013 2:55 pm
- Mercedes killer Honda girl Red Bull heir
Well, sometimes the rich and famous due get locked up.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews ... rs-in-jail
- By len
On Thu May 09, 2013 9:06 am
- Three Most Important Words.
In pasa Thai, almost every tourist learns how to say hello: Sawat dee, kap/kaa. (kap and kaa are gender-related)
Thank you is quite simple, although there is a colloquial version:
Khop khun, kap/kaa. (formal)
Khop jai. (informal)
The one important phrase that is oft forgotten is:
Khor tut, kap/kaa ...
... which means sorry.
Never hear that much from...
- By len
On Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:44 am
- Re: Farangs Barred From Buying Thai Land
Foreigners cannot use a Thai spouse as a nominee to buy property in Thailand, however.
“If the Thai spouse has enough money to buy the house that is fine, but if the Thai has no money and uses money given to him or her by a foreigner to acquire property, that is against the law. If we check and find out later that a Thai person has been using money from a...
- By Asian Hand
On Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:21 pm
- Permanent Residence Permit ?
I never wrote to this forum before but there is a very big question mark in my mind regarding the anouncments of yearly PR here in Thailand which I applied three Prime ministers ago since then I am getting 180 days extentions regularly but no results, why is that ? I also search all the official web sites regarding the matter regularly but to no avail, my children...
- By MarkmBha
On Fri May 10, 2013 3:05 pm
- Buying goldplates in Thailand
I consider to buy gold in Thailand, as a security/investment.
Asking for information in Thai gold/jewelry shops I found out that the goldplates ( 1,2,5 and 10 Baht) only contain 96.5 % of pure gold , whereas in Europe and probably in other so-called Western countries, goldbars contain 99,9999 % of pure gold.
Can anyone tell me the reason why?
- By oddy
On Wed May 15, 2013 7:45 am
- Yingluck, Kittirat and the rising baht
Yingluck worried about strengthening baht
Published: 23 Apr 2013 at 16.46Online news: News
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday expressed concern over the Thai currency's continuing appreciation amid predictions it could strengthen to around 27 baht to the US dollar.
She had also directed economic ministers, particularly Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong,...
- By DSuthikant
On Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:11 pm
- What to cut to reduce the price of baht?
What to cut to reduce the price of baht?
FTI: Private sector wants baht reined in
Published: 25 Apr 2013 at 00.00Newspaper section: Business
The private sector is urging the Bank of Thailand to address the baht appreciation with strong remedies including capital controls and an immediate one-percentage-point cut in the overnight rate.
But what good is that going to...
- By DSuthikant
On Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:03 am
- Red Alert in the Deep South
BKP reported that
Security surveillance operations have been stepped up in Pattani since Friday night in anticipation of a possible strike by insurgents to mark the anniversary of the Krue Se massacre.
There were also concerns of revenge attacks after three suspected insurgents were killed in a raid on their forest hideout in Yala's Bannang Sata district on...
- By DSuthikant
On Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:31 am
- Goodwill Group Foundation
Goodwill Group is a private Thai foundation initially established in Bangkok in December 2000, originally as an English language school for disadvantaged Thai women. The scope of our programs has since evolved to provide personal and career development services. The mission of Goodwill Group is to improve the quality of life of young Thai women via skills training and
- By modsquad
On Thu May 09, 2013 12:19 pm