SEARCH

Showing 1-10 of 21,153 results

    Forum

    reciprocal agreements

    By tingtong, Created on: 09/10/2008, Last updated on: 15/02/2015

    » Not only do ex prime ministers live in exile but any wealthy Thai can buy what they like in Uk. I dont know about other countries but I suspect the same. Not only can a Thai buy a house to live in, but hotels and even football teams of national importance. A six month visa is the smallest...

    • 20 replies, 215,053 views

    Forum

    Farang and their seemingly paradoxical ways

    By Mr. Surin Province, Created on: 17/10/2008, Last updated on: 17/04/2010

    » As a long-historied Farang resident myself, comfortable and understanding, I have to ask the age old question regarding Westerners that find it necessary to stay/live here while finding life so objectionable in many ways. Why is this so? I've experienced this throughout Asia {in particular the LOS}...

    • stilljustbrowsing commented : City, Can A farang buy a Thai football team? Harrods, a London shopping must see is owned by an Arab! Does England protest? (No) It goes on and on. So could I. So before anyone else starts ripping into us Farangs, Think about what we have to endure to stay with our loved ones in a country we love that we can never call 'home' because of beaurocracy. I am not even going to talk about the 90 day thing. (yet)

    • 57 replies, 74,821 views

    Forum

    ** ABUSIVE MARRIAGE TO FARANGE, CARE 4 HIM FINANCIALLY

    By somjai, Created on: 01/01/2009, Last updated on: 16/06/2009

    » I am here to share my personal experience. And I’m not here to offend anyone. Hopefully I can open your mind to reality to treat Asian women with respect. In 1986, I was a young beautiful naïve Thai girl, 20, who held onto the Asian tradition. For this reason I stayed in a miserable marriage....

    • 9 replies, 14,508 views

    Forum

    The Value of a Tourist.

    By Sean Moran, Created on: 18/01/2009, Last updated on: 15/12/2010

    » What are some of the most common positive and negative results of foreign tourists from overseas visiting Thailand? Thai opinions welcome, kap.

    • gipchimsa commented : rtance demaded that the "football" should be turned to because their beloved Manure game was being screened. Their disbelief and anger at at having their request refused was embarrasing. They stormed out, leaving the drinks they had ordered undrunk and unpaid for. Punks in extremis. Us ex-pats clubbed together to pay the bill, to the unfortunate waitresse's relief. Such commonplace nonsense does nothing to endear us to the average hard working and friendly Thai worker. Now I am a holiday maker and in new circles, I find the ex-pats I meet unfriendly, superior, smug and quite frankly know-alls. I seem to get on well with my fellow tourists (having not come across any glums yet) as we have something in common. Perceptions are what your circumstances dictate. What must the Thais make of all this? In sum, If I were to decide to come back to LOS to live, I would know what to expect and would only complain when necessary. Even though I have become rather a grumpy old man, who drinks too much.

    • 85 replies, 111,416 views

    Forum

    I am getting married

    By JensThai, Created on: 29/05/2009, Last updated on: 26/07/2009

    » I have been living in Thailand for more than 6 years and i am 38 years old. I read, write, speak and understand thai and Isan. I have checked my gf and she never been merried and have no children. She never worked in any kind of bar enviroment. I have a company where i have some land and 4 houses....

    • Ian commented : d me to sponsor the childrens football team and buy them all a team shirt etc, they were annoyed that I said no. They made two mistakes, first they quoted a price per shirt that even I knew was about twice the real figure (my gf is a tailoress), secondly they assumed I had a short memory. The real point is this, no matter what her motives might be, a Farang needs a wife or gf who protects her Farang's money. Refuses to let Thais cheat or swindle him. Refuses to let him be foolishly generous and set a precedent.

    • villager commented : d me to sponsor the childrens football team and buy them all a team shirt etc, they were annoyed that I said no. They made two mistakes, first they quoted a price per shirt that even I knew was about twice the real figure (my gf is a tailoress), secondly they assumed I had a short memory. The real point is this, no matter what her motives might be, a Farang needs a wife or gf who protects her Farang's money. Refuses to let Thais cheat or swindle him. Refuses to let him be foolishly generous and set a precedent.[/quote:ftsv40y8] Hey Ian us in Manchester have more sayings than enough , many completely unprintable here but MTT,s must have slipped the net,LOL.

    • 45 replies, 1,694,223 views

    Forum

    Foreigner buying lands through a Thai company

    By charlie, Created on: 07/06/2009, Last updated on: 25/06/2009

    » [b:1ek82v4c]FACTS:[/b:1ek82v4c] Most foreigners legally married or not with Thai spouses, are buying small or large pieces of land in Thailand (Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui) by setting up Thai companies and are buying 2-3 rais of land in order to built several houses for rent or sale in order to have...

    • BlueSKy commented : Hi Everybody I'm quite new here but my 2 cents are: 1. Thai citizens can buy properties in Europe, 2. Thai citizens can buy business (even Football Clubs...) in Europe, 3a. When Thai citizens are married with EU nationals, they get, without discussion, permanent residency permits, 3b. In order to get it, no need to put money into a EU Bank account, 4a. After 4 years of marriage, Thai citizens married with EU nationals get the relevant EU citizenship, 4b. In order to get this EU citizenship, no need to have 5-10 (?) years of permanent residency, no need to sing songs before officials, no need to give money to "Charities" and you won't wait 2-3 (even more) years to get it. and that's great. Now, why EU citizens in Thailand don't get the same rights? Would be great to get some official comments on that All the very best B.S.

    • 11 replies, 15,424 views

  • News & article

    New wave of education after the tsunami

    Learningpost, Fraser Morton, Published on 05/01/2010

    » The soft pitter-patter of footsteps across a dusty Phuket playing field is followed by a cacophony of giggles as a group of students - the girls dressed in blue and white and the boys kitted out in khaki - skip to their English class at Kalim School.

  • News & article

    Getting creative

    Database, Published on 10/02/2010

    » No 1 yuppiephone network Advanced Info Service of Shingapore issued an "Oh yeah?" challenge to you No 1 state-owned G3 provider, TOT, to wit: If you don't let AIS use your 3G services, we won't let any of the TOT subscribers use AIS networks for calling outside the 3G area - meaning about 99.8 percent of Thailand; to rehash the story up to now: AIS has no 3G service but lusts after it, while TOT has installed some 3G carriers for a few thousand users in a couple of corners of Bangkok, and may have some service in Pattaya within a few months, or so.

  • News & article

    A thousand words ... and pounds

    Muse, Samila Suttisiltum, Published on 20/02/2010

    » 'The Guardian's recently published an article on Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) pursuing more than half of the football clubs in the Premier League "over tax due on image rights payments totalling 60m"

Your recent history

  • Recently searched

    • Recently viewed links

      Did you find what you were looking for? Have you got some comments for us?