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    Getting married / divorced in Thailand - what's required

    Chainese Thai customs, meeting parents, etc.

    By Anonymous, Created on: 08/11/2006, Last updated on: 03/09/2007

    » Dear all, I am a foreigner legally working in Thailand for the past 3 years. Right now I am dating a Chinese-Thai girl whom I like very, very, very much. People - including this girl - tell me that Chinese-Thai culture is rather different in many ways from Thai culture. She is a "Proper"...

    • Anonymous commented : You must know the culture and tradition of China, Korea and Japan. These three countries regard it very much Shameful to their society if son or daughter marry foreigners, especially farang. They regard especially local woman carrying farang or mixed blood children, as 'prostitute' who gave body at money. Because through farang invasion into China, USA occupation of Japan, Korean war, they saw it by their own eyes. They avoid absolutely marrying African, Arab, Indian and south eastern asians whose complexion is deeply darkened. Three countries people in inter-marrying among them is not regarded cross-marriage and even today many millions of marriage are existant, in Shanghai, Manjuria, Seoul, Busan, Tokyo, Osaka or any part of this region. Today they accept northern Vietnamese man and woman because they are racially similar. However they avoid marrying Thai man and woman although there are some common-law relations seen but they do not take the Luk Geung (children with Thai wife) back to their own country but raise in Thailand. Auther here, I believe your marriage certainly have problem within three years, with many reason. Be careful.

    • 3 replies, 2,902 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...

    • bkpforummod commented : Pappy - You were right, happy to read this thread and I read it through fully, which further peaked my interest. [quote="Dezrat773":3248xrwv]I think just about all immigration staff are rude almost any place that you go. [/quote:3248xrwv] Y'lnow that is pretty good. I went to America like a year or so ago and they went ballistic on me, asking why I had been to Burma, Serbia, Somalia and Mainland China in particular - despite the fact that I had all the visas, and I hold interational press credentials - and were stamped in the book in good order... And guess what? You want the bonus? I am an American born citizen carrying an American passport, and that some of those stamps in the book carried UN or NATO designation - or US military - backing... I was placed in the line where I worried that the women with the latex gloves would want to 'inspect' me (she looked eager)... It can happen anywhere. (Luckily the final line I was in led to a guy who was a Vietnam vet, now working in airport security, who was more worried if Thailand 'was like he remembered it' - He wants to visit [and a divorce] apparently). The Chinese don't let me come to the Mainland w/o an official visa - this is because they review my passport and will not allow journalists, which I have too many related stamps for. So they make me apply for an 'Official Visit'', which I have noticed includes a [nominal] tail from the airport and a sentry/watchman at the hotel (which I must register with immigration). They don't seem to be so good on the streets, but dropping a foot level tail in Shanghai or Guangzhou is easy... Then there is Thailand. I have come here so many time through immigration that it almost seems a joke. I have a non-immigrant M (media) visa (with MOFA issued press card) - possibly the best standing visa available, and they are nice to me. But I speak Thai, wai them, and toss them the book open to their page of interest... And I have quazi-citizenship in Hong Kong, and fly back and forth so much they want to stamp my hand to save pages... So I have been okay... Then there is my friend/cohort/work mate... Now yeah, he was not so clever as my Imm-M is a multiple entry and on his Imm-M he got cheap ***** and only bought a single entry. Went out on holiday, has a girlfriend from an adjacent country - [a country] currently under immigration scrutiny - and tried to bring her back. Well, first - they denied him entry on his "M", told him that he would be admitted on a 30 day tourist visa, and would have to re-apply for his M, requiring him TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY for at least 2 weeks (and lose out on work). Point 2: We are not going to admit you're girlfriend.. Even though she has been here multiple times, on a tourist visa, and sponsored by you; because, well, we don't feel like it... This is while they are sitting in limbo at Suvarnabhumi having just arrived from his girlfriend's home country. He had to sit until 7 am (more than 8 hours), waiting for an 'officer' of immigration to arrive to issue him a re-entry permit under his M Visa/Work permit (thus killing the loss of wage; and the need to play pinch and tickle with MOFA), but the oficer declared his girlfriend a momentary 'persona non-grata' who - despite her immigration history (and return to her county), and my buddies' sponsorship fiscally, was to be deported... My buddy just about lost it. Actually, he did lose it. "How is she to go home?! She is just here to visit me!!" The female immigration officer slapped the girl's passport and plane ticket down on rhe desk - "Deprted persons get priority - she has a round trip ticket (wasted money now), she will be home soon!" Now, c'mon..? That's just mean. BFM -

    • 21 replies, 76,772 views

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    By prnews, Created on: 28/06/2010, Last updated on: 28/06/2010

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    Thai business stories

    Choosing cheap Chinese Products over Thai jobs

    By needchange, Created on: 17/10/2010, Last updated on: 24/11/2015

    » Everyone knows the story of what has been happening in the US in terms of the trade deficit with China. If you go to Walmart, almost every product sold there comes from China. Walmart is America's biggest retailer if I'm correct. The trend is the same at many other retailers around the country. So...

    • drake commented : [quote="triptrip":2y69eueg][quote="prajna":2y69eueg]Unfortunately, Chinese-made merchandize is a synonym of products that are known for being shoddy, unsafe, toxic, prone to recalls, dangerous, faulty, tainted and poorly designed. .[/quote:2y69eueg] Not exactly true. The computer and keyboard you are using to type your comments are most likely Chinese made. It may be designed and developed in the US or somewhere but definately assembled in China. iphone, blackberry and what not top notch gadgetry we're using are all Chinese made. The Chinese certainly can have top quality stuffs if they want it. Look at the opening/closing ceremony of Olympics 2008.[/quote:2y69eueg] You are absolutely correct. The problem with "Made In China" is that too large a percentage of Chinese merchandises are simply JUNK because they didn't want to cut in to the profit margin for any reason. I've once been told by a certain Notebook mfg in Shanghai that they MUST deliver their notbook quota on time even if it blows up the first time the end-user turn it on and they really don't care what the root cause of the problem that they were having was as long as it passes the final test and they were able to give the test log to their US customer. While the US companies will look down their noses at 40% profit, Chinese companies generally are pleased to make any sales at all at break even (cash in hand, getting rid of their inventory, and pay the bills) and will be more than happy with anything over 5% margin. Quality merchandise also equates higher cost and potentially lower/slower sales volume. As such, they don't have a lot of incentive to make quality merchandise.

    • 48 replies, 211,938 views

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    By prnews, Created on: 31/10/2012, Last updated on: 31/10/2012

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    Your Day Campaign

    By prnews, Created on: 20/12/2012, Last updated on: 20/12/2012

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    Colliers International Expects Stability In Office Markets

    By prnews, Created on: 17/01/2013, Last updated on: 17/01/2013

    » Colliers International Expects Stability In Office Markets Globally 14 Jan 2013, Bangkok - The global economy has seen recent headwinds from the smoldering euro zone debt crisis, slowing growth in China’s economy and the forecasted American fiscal cliff. Yet, the overall office real estate is...

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    Shanghai style stir-fried braised pork belly

    By prnews, Created on: 22/05/2013, Last updated on: 22/05/2013

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    Bangkok tops 2013 Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards

    By prnews, Created on: 10/07/2013, Last updated on: 10/07/2013

    » Receives Award for Best Tourist Destination in Asia [attachment=0:2w1eyupy]TripAdvisor 2013 Travellers’ Choice Destinations Awards.jpg[/attachment:2w1eyupy] Bangkok – M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor of Bangkok, recently presided over the ‘2013 Travellers’ Choice Destinations Award’...

    • 0 replies, 2,150 views

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