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  1. 21 hours ago, Jitar said:

    If you mean GLA250, my thoughts are:

    + definitely a sporty ride

    + good engine performance. 

    + attractive interior design.

    - noisey, partly due to run flat tyres

    - dual clutch trans can be a bit sluggish, especially in economy 

    - Thai assembled models from around 2015 were FWD only so some torque steer and understeer when driven hard at lower speeds.  

    - back seat suitable for small children / short trips only. 


    The X3 is a lot larger and more conservatively styled.  Probably a better bet if a SUV style car with larger back seat is needed.  GLA is a marketed as an SUV but it is really a slightly taller hatchback.  Good alternative for a small sporty car.  

    Helpful, thanks. I think the GLA is for me. Kind of an upgrade from my Mazda CX3. 


    What do you mean, "noisy partly due to run flat tyres"? 



  2. 14 minutes ago, Speedo1968 said:

    I spent 10 years working here with much of that as a company employee rather than an "external consultant".
    I have continued to live here after retiring for most of the past 10 years.
    Does what you say above mean I am allowed to get continued health insurance here for 432 baht a month ?

    Depends on your age and if you paid into the Social Security scheme. 

    If you were in the SS, I think you would have cashed out already.


  3. 6 minutes ago, mikejphuket said:

    Hi, I have been a PR since 2005 and now clearly see the value in taking the next step to citizenship. I have seen that while it may be possible to file the application in Phuket, it is strongly recommended to do so in Bangkok. I would like to hear if anyone has (or knows of) someone who successfully used the start in Phuket route. Thx

    If you do it through Bangkok, expect at least 7 return trips there.

  4. On 10/24/2020 at 12:56 PM, Sheryl said:

    It is going to have a lot of financial implications, not only for you (employer SS contributions etc) but also for her (taxes).


    Since this can also be fully paid for under the 30 baht scheme I suggest you find out why she does nto want to go that route. It may be that she is registered at a hospital in another province. If so, far better than adding her to you payroll as an employee would be helping her change her tabian ban registration so that she can use a more conveniently located hospital. Unlike adding her to the payrolll this has no financial implications for either of you.

    She want her employer to pay into her pension plan. When she leaves she can claim the money that has been paid in.  Also, when she dies, her family can afford to pay for her funeral. 

  5. 2 hours ago, John Drake said:


    So he came from Hong Kong. Just thought they'd throw in the bit about the US because he was there sometime before going to HK. See how it works? He would already have undergone at least a 14 day quarantine before being admitted into HK. If he cleared that, then he must have contracted COVID from HK. So why was the US added to this story?  

    • "As of July 29, travelers who have visited the United States within the past 14 days are required to quarantine in a hotel for a 14-day period and must have a hotel reservation prior to boarding a flight to Hong Kong."   https://hk.usconsulate.gov/covid-19-information/

    Probably in transit in HK

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