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    Is Thai guy a good man to marry??

    By Anonymous, Created on: 30/06/2002, Last updated on: 18/09/2007

    » I met a Thai guy by chance and wonder if I get the right man?? Can any thai men and women give me some advise?? Thanks a lot!!

    • Anonymous commented : Hi Kok, Yes, I'm Chinese, of course, living in China. We're still keep in touch but he's not in Thailand recently. And we are still in very beginning stage. However, I always wonder if there have a honest men in the world, rather than only in Thailand, but at the moment I'm hanging around with a Thai guy. Do you have any idea about that?? suzy..

    • 14 replies, 13,676 views

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    its not always right that

    By Anonymous, Created on: 20/12/2002, Last updated on: 12/08/2010

    » actually i have a thai pretty girlfriend who being my girl for a year now. and i think thai women are serious and good one bcoz of i've known thai friends both men and women and they're not think about your money in their brain! now a days, they can work and earn as much as men can do. don't look...

    • Anonymous commented : I would think this is another foreign agitators who did not bring any concrete opinions to this forum. A coward would do this kind of thing without openly discuss about anything. csun = China Sun????

    • 27 replies, 35,431 views

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    family visa

    By Anonymous, Created on: 02/01/2004, Last updated on: 12/09/2006

    » When the Thai government will allow foreigners with Thai spouse and children to own a one year visa without the need to travel out of the country every 3 month or to show 800 thousands bahts in a bank account, this is very unfair and even most of the Thais don't earn this sum per year, why this discrimination...

    • Anonymous commented : According to the book just released by Gen. Chavalit, negotiations for a loan from China fell through. So what are you going on about Rooster ? It was the IMF which bailed Thailand out.

    • Anonymous commented : And that does the world a lot of good does n't it Juta !?! Everyone in their own little camps : according to your logic, why don't we all go back to living in caves ? Quoting Carabao ? I doubt Ed Carabao would like having his Krating Daeng banned from farang countries, despite having once lived in China and been a mouthpiece for PRC propaganda. But then you like communist-style state control don't you Juta ?

    • 65 replies, 24,040 views

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    Understanding the American ways

    By Anonymous, Created on: 16/10/2004, Last updated on: 28/03/2007

    » I am a Thai lady who left Bangkok at the age of 20, lived in Singapore for 11 years before residing now in the US for the past 4 years. I lived in California for the first year & a half and now I live in Boise, Idaho. Determine to upgrade myself educationally, I enrolled for classes at the local...

    • Anonymous commented : Idaho, is not exactly the international hub of the United States. You are different and that you should be proud of. American's are never sure what to say to someone who is Asian. It is because for the most part we have few things in common. The next issue, we know pretty much nothing about Asia. My company and I send students from China to the US. I inform them of how to over come this problem that so many Asians face. I encourage them to join clubs. There are many in every city in the US. Then you will be with people who have a common interest. The next thing is to be friends with the people you go to school with. You can start a conversation by sitting down in class, look over to the person next to you and say.......Did you get your homework completed? Did you think it was easy or hard or long or borning. Then they will start asking you "Where are you from?" Don't assume American's will know. Most American's want to talk to you but don't know what to say. If you start the conversation then they will jump in. If you only smile then American assume your smile means you are shy and your English is not good. No worries. Be yourself and take risks. You have nothing to lose but loneliness. Hope things work out. Your American Friend,Julia My suggestion is not to run to Canada, because you will find the same problem or worse. The French - Canadians who only speak French.

    • 39 replies, 17,127 views

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    Solar Power

    By Anonymous, Created on: 29/03/2005, Last updated on: 31/03/2015

    » I dont understand why Thailand is not using the sun which is there 365 days/year. Can anybody tell me ? I am in the process of building a house but when it comes to solar energy i might have to import myself to only then be confronted with a high import tax on such products. And that while closing...

    • hawaiiman commented : Sorry--it's China..not Chine. The plant will produce a small amount of radioactive plant components over the long term, but still light years ahead of current tech.

    • 58 replies, 161,121 views

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    Buying property in Thailand

    By Anonymous, Created on: 17/02/2006, Last updated on: 11/11/2011

    » Nothing much to say here is there, i think that IAN has told us all there is to know and believe me.......... .he's right.

    • Anonymous commented : No-one made the land or natural resources. Land is the heritage of the people as a whole. Land values are not created by the owner, but by the demand for it, which is determined by its natural attributes or its location in relation to amenities and services provided by others. If foreigners are allowed to buy land, it will drive land prices and land rents upwards. This will reduce the standard of living for the indigenous population, causing abject poverty for many on low or no income. I have visited Thailand many times. The fact the poor can gather wild plants to eat on land not owned by anyone and fish for food means that nobody starves. But, as private landownership increases, this is option is rapidly diminishing. Of course people should have stewardship of the land; otherwise, they will not farm or develop it. But they should compensate the community for withholding it from use by others. People are entitled to value added by their productive efforts, but not from the value of the land itself, which is unearned. This can be achieved by a) the local or central government leasing out the land, as happened in Hong Kong. There the British Government leased land from China for 150 years and raised revenue by selling shorter term leases, or b) taxing the land values on an annual basis. The latter will ensure that the increase in value of land goes to the community as a whole and not the individual land owner. In this way, public investment in infrastructure, amenities, health and education services etc, can be financed without raising other taxes. The tax liability will also ensure that land prices remain low, thereby avoiding the government having to raise interest rates (as in the UK at present) to cool down the property boom. Interest rates have the same affect on property prices as a land value tax (lower them and property prices rise, raise them and property price fall – other things being equal) but high interest rates have detrimental effects on businesses and impoverishes those who are in debt. Thailand has a wonderful chance of avoiding the problems of a high land price economy – gross inequality, high business start up costs, inflationary pressures, and harmful corrective policies. People in the UK have become wage slaves for most of their lives to finance huge mortgages or high rents for a roof over their heads.

    • Hejsan commented : Truly, Thailand has many laws/regulations that discourage foreign investment. I myself recently left Thailand after a 4-year stay and never bought property in Thailand during that time due to regulatory uncertainties. Since a foreign man married to a Thai woman has already relinquished his many of his rights in case of death/accident, it seems strange that the Thai government should thus deprive the Thai spouse of 'her' property. I suspect there is resentment of Thai women who marry relatively rich foreigners and benefit from it financially. Unfortunately, Thailand is set up in a way that makes it very hard for anyone to advance by 'normal hard work'. Either you are born rich or you have to become (if you are a man) a corrupt official or criminal. For women, the choice is even narrower. This law seems directed at keeping the lower classes in their place as much as keeping foreigners from owning Thai soil. Furthermore, regarding Thai history as discussed earlier... Many Thai citizens are not ethnic Thais. They are descendants the Mon, Khmer, Lao and even Karen peoples who lived on this land since before the Thais ever showed their faces here about 1000 years ago. Today's Thais seem to think that they are ethnic Thais and have been here for for much longer than they have (as evidenced by the Wat Phra Vihean dispute). To say that Malay or Khmer land was taken from Thailand is incredibly inaccurate. The ethnically Malay southern provinces have never (until now) been culturally Thai. They used to be semi-independent sultanates between British Malaysia and Siam. Those two larger countries divied up the smaller sultanates. As for the rprovinces that still speak Khmer (Surin, Buriram, and Sisakaet), they used to belong to Cambodia and their populations are largely ethnically Khmer not because of immigration but because of Thai expansion. Cambodia (or Angkor) incorporated much of modern day Thailand. The Thais came down from China 800-1000 years ago and declared their first state, Sukhothai, independent from Angkor 800 years ago. Since then, peaceful happy Thailand has expanded whilst its 'evil, warmongering neighbours' have lost land to the new kingdom. The talk of ethnically Chinese Thai citizens being in cahoots and determined to keep their wealth is interesting. We all know that Thailand is incredibly racially aware, and such groupings may actually exist. Certainly this issue was also in focus during the PAD demonstrations and blockade of Suvarnabhumi as well. I shall follow this forum with renewed interest after reading the many thought provoking posts here. As for the property issue, it has kept me from establishing a permanent residence in thailand, but I do find the Thai people charming in spite of the tendencies to discriminate against foreigners, rich and poor, western and eastern alike. We all know how Burmese and Cambodians are treated in Thailand. By comparison, we are rather lucky...

    • Anonymous commented : Hey Aussie Dave. I thought that you probably missed this article since business section can sometimes be very boring. This partnership will be good for the business community. In the long term, common Thais will not be able to afford to live and or visit these places. The one of possitive aspect is that this business will help bring/improve the building standards/codes in Thailand to first world standard. Since certain ethnic developers will not meet the world building standards/codes due to profit and their old building habits. Real Estate/Residential Sales Dutch Brokerage Taps Luxury Market, 25 February 2006 The Dutch property brokerage My Trusted House (MTH) is expanding into Asia, using Thailand as its base to explore business opportunities in the region. ''We started with Thailand because European people love to take holidays here. After their visits, some people want to buy a house to stay here,'' said Ronald Joosten, the executive partner of MTH Asia Pacific Co. My Trusted House is a leading property sales and marketing agent in Europe, with a focus on luxury vacation homes. It established MTH Asia Pacific with Thai partners to handle its first operation in Asia. The local partners have not been named. Mr Joosten said that Europeans felt comfortable about investing in property in Thailand, despite the lack of land ownership rights for foreigners. ''Thailand is very strong in terms of safety, the economy as well as political [stability] compared with other Asian countries,'' he said. Apart from tourists, the company intends to target as potential customers the large number of expatriates in top management positions with multinational companies in Thailand. It will also link up with accounting, financial and law firms to help ensure that foreigners earn benefits from their property investments in Thailand. The strong growth of the local resale market for real estate also appeals to investors, Mr Joosten added. The company's first venture in Asia is Royal Maritime in Sattahip, Chon Buri. It consists of 25 luxury villas with prices ranging between 30 million and 70 million baht each. The company will hold its first event, called Living Rich Asia, this weekend at the Raffles Park Nai Lert Hotel in Bangkok, in order to introduce itself and the new villa project to affluent Thai clients. It will also arrange its first tour of Thailand for 50 affluent European investors in March. In addition, MTH plans to join with a local cable TV operator to set up Travel TV, aiming to broadcast across Thailand by the end of this year. The travel TV channel will be its key marketing tool following the success in Europe of Liberty TV, its 24-hour leisure and lifestyle channel based in Luxembourg. The television programming focuses on selling vacation-related products including hotels, airline tickets and property. The channel is currently seen in Luxembourg, Germany France, the Netherlands and Belgium. MTH has other property projects in the pipeline in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui and Bangkok. After Thailand, the company will expand its business into other Asian countries, including China and Singapore.

    • Anonymous commented : certain matter during the Indochina conflict. Otherwise, non-white families would not be abled to immigrate to USA. There are only two categories of Thai immigrants in USA prior to the early 1980...1. farang wives 2. Thai students from rich families and or government sponsored students 3. very rich Thais like those blue blood and or corrupted/connected 4. the exceptional others like my family. Do you know that government owned all the land in PRC? Why are there so many US companies doing business in PRC? It is not about names on the tittles. It is about making money and take advantage of the opportunities of making ugly amount of money in PRC. Nobody is nagging in PRC about not owning land for sure since their leaders would not mind to throw waves of human bodies at the problems. The past Siamese government was too weak and lack of will to make such deals like China about their territories like HK and Macau. Otherwise, Thailand would retain our territorial integrity and benefited from the natural resources and be independent from foreign influences and energy sources. Now, decedents of foreigners with Muslims and Chineses controlling these old territories for their distant masters. I would not be surprise if the next attacks on US soil and Europe by Al-Qaeda are being formulated in Asian countries like Malaysia and Pakistan. I guess that is why airport security in USA is profiling Asian men.? Mike. My advise for you is to enjoy the gullible Thai girls and women, enjoy the foods and the beaches, and stay away from local politics. And maybe, you could investing in condo and small business for your retirement. People, who are getting into politics, do want to make changes and help develop Thailand - socially and economically. Mike. If you are as wealthy as you stated and knowledgeable about realestate business, you could form partnership and making changes in building codes and city planning. Do you have a pioneering spirit?

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