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khunPer

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  1. Thanks, but I have no fear – and I don't do U-turns, apart from the walking path in the nightlife area if the girl(s) I passed are too gorgeous – and I don't mind facial or other recognition, it actually makes me feel safe that somebody know where I might be lost; I liked since many years ago all the cameras when regularly visiting London, made me feel safe there...
  2. I have with great satisfaction used Dan Auto in Nathon south – might be what you call Lipa Noi – but I presume it's not worth recommending them. There's also a Dan Auto in Maenam, but I preferred the one in Nathon, but same owner. I know one poster that recommend an auto repair shop in Chaweng Noi, I unfortunately don't know details.
  3. I think we were quite a number back in the 60s that didn't understood to appreciate the value of John and Paul's composition work – not to forget the producer George Martin's influence – at that time, even we would sing along on the themes, and know the lyrics by hearth. I also find The Beatles' songs better now, than then; whilst then, I found Rolling Stones – and numerous others – more fascinating than The Beatles...
  4. –and find terrorists, murders, rapers and other criminals. If you got nothing to hide, I don't see any reason to fear...
  5. CCTV is great for safety – I often feel that those against CCTV in public areas must be the same ones that have something to hide...
  6. The stopped using traffic light, as traffic runs better without them, Bophut-Fisman Village intersection is a good example (apart from comparing with the long periode with road work). In Nathong the traffic light was changed to a roundabout. The incinerators – the should be two – is a different story, and probably also budget...
  7. So I also heard for many years and was happy that I only play my home country's Lotto, until I finally checked facts, and realized that the Thai lottery has better odds... Luckily I've never been addicted – spend equivalent to $2 a week to win $1,000,000 or (much) more, depending of jackpot – so now I have about $100 a year to play the stock market instead...
  8. It apparently took the math teacher many years to learn about the magic math in money...
  9. That is actually an improvement improvement compared to what it was before...
  10. There were cameras before in many the electric wire posts, now they got their own CCTV-posts, because an awful lot of money has been spend of making the roads safer, including new high capacity rain water sewers almost all over the island; repairing the former Samui-infamous "black holes"; new or improved pedestrian side walks; extending bridges with side walks; cleaning up the sign mess by the roads and putting up new clear signs with warnings about junctions etc.; new tarmac now almost all parts of the Ring Road for smoother ride; better markings stribes on the road,and in junctions with lane markings for straight and turn; and furthermore upgrading the CCTV cameras – really great work...
  11. Make me think of, if it could have to do with how the 800k baht has been deposit, and the the extension of stay history? As I posted earlier, I was never asked about proof of funds – apart from the usual bank letter and three month statement when applying for a one-year extension of stay based on retirement – but I have my deposit in a 12-month fixed account, the same account used for several years with the money stuck there all time.
  12. Not to answer rude – it's just a kind reminder – but your have even yourself mention "Samui IO", and so have other posters several times, and the thread is in the local Samui-Phangan-Tao forum, so to presume we are discussing Samui Immigration Office would be quite relevant...
  13. I would believe the need is extremely up to the local immigration office to decide, if they say it's needed, it's needed, otherwise no extension of stay based on marriage will be granted...
  14. Koh Samui Health Pass Everybody that comes to Koh Samui will be asked to scan this QR Code for a registration. Better spare some phone's battery... Arrival from Bangkok is YELLOW code.
  15. Mind I kindly remind you that OP has a specific question about three named Islands – and placed the questions in the dedicated forum for the same three islands – which some posters try to help answering...
  16. I would think it changed in villages when hardwood like teak became restricted, and concrete blocks and cement cheaper to use. I remember from my first visit to Thailand in 1987 that village houses I saw were mainly wooden on posts, while city house were a mix between concrete buildings and wooden old-style houses, and some wooden houses with concrete on the ground floor. My next visit in 2001-2002 I noticed plenty of one level brick houses in rural villages. But it's only speculation.
  17. Indeed I remember, I was 16 and her name Gitte – someone switched the light off and suddenly an unknown girl was tung-kissing me, wow... – after that we were dating for some time, and she also stole my virginity; she was very experienced, so I was sure that she was older than me, only later I realized she was 14 and had been dating several older teen-boys and a young man... Yes, a late novice, but later I indeed catched up for the missing youth kisses...
  18. There is no quarantine on Samui according to news articles today, where the president of the Tourism Association of Koh Samui says that everyone who visits the island has to register with the Samui Health Pass application to answer risk assessment for Covid-19, and scan a QR code while using services on Koh Samui.
  19. As it was said in the IO thread by that time, the rules were new. When I did my renewal of extension of stay in October, nothing was mentioned about proof of deposit. I however brought my deposit bank book with me for the first 90-day report (in person), but nobody asked about any proof. Several others reported the same around that time, and later. The linked thread is pinned in the Samui forum and extremely useful to us local expats for up-to-date information, as Samui Immigration is known for being strict. We need for example a fresh health certificate for extension of stay based on retirement; and a downloaded form might not be accepted, in some cases it need to be the one printed by them only. Some little things often change before next year's application, which is not too bad if you live round the corner to the immigration office, but is bad if you come by ferry or boat from a neighboring island...
  20. This thread is about Koh Samui and her sisters...
  21. You might be correct, but bear in mind the immigration officies might have slightly different regulations in various areas, some people at Koh Samui immigratio has however reported, that they been asked to show bank statement when doing 90-day report...
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