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  1. I think if she did that in other countries in SEA or China, she would have been seriously injured. You're not a citizen so don't meddle in that country's affairs. The traffic police are paid to do this job.
  2. Yes, we have heard that Thai people are nice because they want your money.... But few people don't realise that the immigration have some of the nastiest people around. They should have explained to you why you are not allowed to enter. I didn't understand the broken English. "Falang Think Thailand easy home, you go home watch me" What does it mean?
  3. If I were you, I would take your son back to the UK if the law allows. It's getting tougher getting into Thailand on tourist or even non-tourist visas. If you can't take back your son, you can apply for a visa that allows you to take care of your son in Thailand. I am not sure what that visa is called but I vaguely remembered it. But it's certainly not a 'tourist' visa.
  4. There are so many new members creating just one post and never reply to all the answers. It sounds fishy to me. Do you think 6 Thai officers are so free to wait for you to arrest you just because you don't have enough money to go into Thailand? Unless you committed a serious crime like terrorism, encouraging separatism etc. or known overstayers. There are thousands of tourists everyday who they don't check whether they have enough money or not.
  5. Most of the tourists are from China, it would take a big load off if they can use the automatic machines instead. Why Singapore and Hong Kong? Look at chart below. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_Thailand#Top_25_arrivals_by_nationality 2018 chart 1. China 2. Malaysia 3. Korea 4. Laos 5. Japan
  6. How do you see whether it will rain heavily that day? It's not quite intuitive.
  7. He's not responding . So maybe he has already left Thailand and on the plane as we speak. There are too many people who create new accounts just to ask one question.
  8. There are many evidences that NASA faked the moon landing at a movie studio. But that's another story... Let's not change the topic.
  9. I think it's because too many foreigners are coming to Thailand, that's why they can afford to set all these inconvenient rules. I still see lots of westerners (Americans, Canadians, Australians, British), Koreans, Japanese coming to Thailand to live permanently even with all these tough rules. These are the traditional group. The other day I was shocked to see a Chinese from China applying for retirement when I went to immigration last month. Isn't things in China cheaper? So if 10 leaves, 100 will come to live in Thailand and the rules still stay.
  10. Prayut became rich and powerful by controversial means, if he were in the same situation as the others, he would also request for the 'poor card'.
  11. I don't think this is the one, the gardener spoke to me when I was taking out the weeds but it doesn't sound like this but it contains the word 'yaa' for sure. The problem with language schools is that they teach only formal words which is not spoken.
  12. I went to both Bangkok Bank and Krungsri and the officers were as confused as us. After the officers from both banks frantically called various depts, some with misleading answers, I got the real answer. Starting from 2019, all savings account must be tax deducted regardless of how much interest you earned unless we report our tax id with the banks and sign a form. In order to report the tax id, you must provide proof from the revenue department with a tax id card or a cheque with tax id from them with your name on it. It's a new policy that started this year to close loopholes... For those tax which have already been deducted from our savings before we reported our tax id to the bank, can we claim back from revenue dept next year?
  13. If you look at the trend during the last 5 years, it's quite plausible to drop that much in the next 5 years. https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=GBP&to=THB&view=5Y
  14. This is the formal word that no common Thai people speak.
  15. May I know how long they extended your visa before you left Thailand? You're lucky to be fined just 2000 baht when it would have been 500 baht per day.
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