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    Thai airports, trains, buses, public transport

    Airport Link opens

    By david, Created on: 16/08/2010, Last updated on: 12/01/2016

    » The new airport rail link opens August 23 and Only three problems impede its linkup with the skytrain and the underground? Once these issues are sorted out, however, the benefits for Bangkok's tourism industry will be phenomenal? The airport link will be good for single travelers, but for 2 or more...

    • Victor commented : [quote="david":1nuh0e7d][quote:1nuh0e7d]Both services will operate from 6am to midnight[/quote:1nuh0e7d] Quite a number of international flights arrive at approximately 11 pm to midnight. By the time passengers on those flights get through immigration, the service will be closed. Should run till 2am![/quote:1nuh0e7d] Agree. And I think the operator of the line will surely extend the service to cover the late late flights in no time once they see the demand. But don't hold your breath waiting because the Thai Railways who owns the line still work with the last century mindset.

    • Victor commented : A warning about using metered taxis........ Some of them, and I know this for a fact, tampered with the meter and should be reported to the police, or at least note down the number and ask someone to do it for you if you don't have the time.

    • 28 replies, 183,195 views

    Thai airports, trains, buses, public transport

    An airport eatery that’s not overpriced

    By modsquad, Created on: 20/08/2010, Last updated on: 21/08/2010

    » Have read complaints about high food and drink prices at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Down in the basement is a Thai food court that sells dishes for standard prices 30-40 baht a plate. Leo beer, 30 baht a can. It’s at the far end of the terminal upon arriving at the airport.

    • Victor commented : You are right...and there are no double pricing at the airport, I may add.

    • 1 replies, 7,099 views

    Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns

    Thai alcoholic beverage laws

    By chazthai, Created on: 23/08/2010, Last updated on: 04/11/2010

    » Can someone tell me the rationale for the restriction of liquor sales to 11AM-2PM and after 5 PM? I can understand the reason perhaps on election days (to prevent vote buying with a free beer), but to deal with this every other day of the year seems unreasonably restrictive and archaic.

    • Victor commented : The rationale behind this crazy rule was that, by restricting the time of sale, so they thought, you (we) all cannot get drunk 24/7, because even the drunk should need a rest a couple of hours everyday. Keep complaining about this and they may take away your right to keep the beer in the fridge!

    • Victor commented : Actually the law is there, but the problem is the enforcer of the law (the police) are not always there to catch those who sell alcohol to minors. And even when they (the police) were there it doesn't mean that they will enforce the law every time (depending on their mood and/or the amount of money in their pocket, etc). After a little while here you will learn more about the action (more likely, the inaction) of the Thai police.

    • Victor commented : Students from rival vocational schools have been at war with each other for years and had nothing to do with this alcoholic law. It is advisable therefore to stay away from them and try not to get caught in the middle, especially on the bus that operate around those schools. This is one example of the incompetency of those official who supposed to be the enforcer of the law.

    • 11 replies, 27,928 views

    Thai airports, trains, buses, public transport

    Rude immigration staff

    By ChiefSealth, Created on: 27/04/2009, Last updated on: 19/08/2010

    » Is it just me or have you also notice how rude and disgruntled the Thai immigration staff seems to be at BKK? I thought it was just a fluke my first visit but now I've experienced very unfriendly and rude staff multiple times entering and exiting Thailand. And before anyone asks all of my forms and...

    • Victor commented : Rude immigration officials can be found anywhere because they don't have good manner and mistook their duties...same as those visa staff of most countries. I once was searched and treated badly at the Athen airport when they couldn't find anything in my luggage (almost miss the flight), and before they let me go, asked if I have any US dollar with me.

    • Victor commented : ...........but nothing beat the Swiss immigration staff at the Italian boarder. He threw my passport down on the floor, in front of everybody, when he could not find the page with a Swiss visa in my extra thick passport even after my offer to help!

    • 21 replies, 76,772 views

    Thai legal issues and laws

    Writer jailed for 'insulting' Thai royals

    By Voice, Created on: 19/01/2009, Last updated on: 17/06/2009

    » Writer jailed for 'insulting' Thai royals Australian writer Harry Nicolaides is jailed for three years after being found guilty of insulting the Thai monarchy in his novel. Today news from the BBC, after heard the news I thought that maybe it time that maybe we should all discussing this kind of...

    • Victor commented : Freedom of speach??? Insulting ANYBODY is not a right. ....Get real! If I told you beforehand that you'll get a flying kick if you start running your foul mouth at me, then it is my right to give you that flying kick as you deserved!

    • Victor commented : p 042, of course you may call me a rapist if that's what I actually did to you. But, then you still need to back up your words with some solid (or semi solid) evidence.....

    • Victor commented : ....and, yes, there are some countries that, before passing the verdict, the judge/jury will need a "Beyond A Reasonable Doubt" as you said, but only in a criminal case and not for a civil case. However, for the subject that we're discussing, the exception is the rule here. And ignorance of the law is no excuse either!

    • 312 replies, 1,158,552 views

    Thai news stories

    Mercedes killer Honda girl Red Bull heir

    By terry, Created on: 30/01/2009, Last updated on: 03/03/2015

    » Well, sometimes the rich and famous due get locked up. http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews ... rs-in-jail

    • Victor commented : Yeah......just like in America. If you are rich or famous enough then anything is possible.

    • 87 replies, 758,776 views

    Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in

    Medical care in Thailand

    By Anonymous, Created on: 15/02/2007, Last updated on: 13/03/2014

    » So next time you go to Thailand for an holiday or medical care give the Thai people the respect they deserve. Because the nurses or the Hotel staff are mostly much under payed and their home situation is many times not so brilliant. Deal with a genuine courtesy, politeness and respect, and not in...

    • Victor commented : Let me ask you world travellers one question.... What'd you do if you see a fellow airplane passenger blowing his nose into a blanket repeatedly? (I read about this incident in the PostBag yesterday concerning a Middle East man from London on a TG flight)

    • 27 replies, 141,925 views

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