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  1. Hi all. I need to find a painter in a hurry to repaint my 3 condo doors.. front door, bathroom and bedroom. Nothing fancy just a basic job with standard white paint. Juristic painter wants THB 39,000 for 10 days work on this small job. I told him that's way too expensive for such a small job... but he won't lower his price. Any helpful ideas or contacts very welcome. 

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  2.  Hi. Any landlords out there in TV forum? I have a condo in Bangkok which I rarely use as I am now living abroad. Its just sitting there vacant for most of the year, so I thought about renting it out.


    My juristic admin manager, who manages several units for absent farangs, says he will handle everything (for a "reasonable" fee) -- finding the tenant, preparing the lease contract, and depositing the rental payments to my bank account every month.


    Sounds fairly simple and straight forward. But what is the downside... what could possibly go wrong, besides the tenant defaulting on his rent or damaging my property?


    For example, could there be issues for me with the Tax Office or Immigration Dept (TM30) or some other problems. Any advice and suggestions from TV forum landlords welcome and appreciated.


  3. 2 hours ago, Scott said:

    Best of luck and keep us posted.


    Thanks for ALL replies... very helpful. Yes i think that a bilingual school may be the way to go, as his Thai language is basic.


    So can anybody suggest or recommend such a private school in the lower Sukhumvit area? Preferably, with a school bus service to collect him from home in the morning and deliver him back home after school?

  4. Hi all. Can anybody tell me if a farang child (not Thai parents) can attend a Thai government school in Bangkok?

    My boy is aged seven, and I want him to enrol in a Thai government elementary school, if that is possible.


    If that is NOT allowed for farang kids, can anybody recommend a budget priced private school in the lower Sukhumvit area for him? We cannot afford the fancy international schools, just a "reasonably priced" private elementary school.

    Any helpful suggestions and advice appreciated.

  5. 2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

    You get a a 30 day visa exempt entry not 28 days. The 30 days includes the date of arrival. 


    Yes that is technically correct. But on my last visit at Don Muang I got only 29 days... my plane arrived around 12:30 am and I was in front of the IO by 1pm (0100 hours). But he stamped my passport with yesterdays date. Maybe because he was just too lazy to wind the date forward on his rubber stamp... or just forgot. Who Knows?


    Anyway it doesnt matter to me as I always plan to be out of the country a few days ahead of the last day.... but I can see how it may matter to some tourist who have booked outbound airline tickets for the 30th day.... ?


  6. Well here is my take... I dont care what the new building looks like... as long as the Thai staff there  will renew my passport when it is due  time....


    About the new location... far more convenient  coz not to far from BTS station.


    About the old site on South Sathorn... many good happy times there... especially the old Friday night  "Sundowners" booze up with beer and real meat pies flown in to the embassy  by Qantas... .... and then later the Sundowners crowd would hop over to Patpong for a night cap.... ahaha the mammories...

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  7. 1 hour ago, ubonjoe said:

    Departure immigration does not care about anything but your your permit to stay date shown on your entry stamp to confirm you are not on an overstay.


    So if you fill out the TM6 arrival card and get a visa exempt for 30days.... thats it right? No need to worry about any TM30 form? Just make sure you are out of the country before the 30 days are up?

  8. On 08/06/2017 at 1:49 PM, GermanGuy said:

    The consular officer asked for copies of my passport id page and flight out of Thailand.


    Thanks for the Penang update. But what happens if you havent yet booked your flight out of Thailand? Do you still get the visa... or do you have to head back into Georgetown and buy an airline ticket?

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  9. Canopy... I truly sympathise with your problem... maybe you could buy a different brand of eggs next time, if you are supermarket shopping?

    I think that some eggs for sale at the Klong Toey WET MARKET (for example) do not have brand stickers on each egg. Maybe worth a look see.... ?

  10. I am abroad, not in Thailand at the moment. I need to contact my dermatologist doctor at Chulalongkorn Hospital, Rama 4 Road, Bangkok. She did a biopsy for me last month and she promised to email me the result from Pathology. But she did not do so. I would like to email her at Chulalongkorn (Skin Clinic Dept) to remind her about it.

    But Chulalongkorn's website is all in Thai (no English version) so I am hoping someone here on the forum could help me find out their email, so I can contact the hospital, and my doctor there. Any help appreciated.

  11. You can buy it here:

    Lab Pharmacy @ Silom complex

    (next to Watsons and Boots)

    Thanks BB. I need a new supply of this stuff. One tab a day and it stops me waking up to take a leak during the night.

    I read somewhere that Lab Pharmacy is also at Level LG, Terminal 21, Sukhumvit Road, So I might try that branch to get my "fix".

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  12. My air conditioner is CentralAir brand. It is an old unit, but it works okay. Problem is the remote control has just stopped working. I replaced the batteries and the technician at my condo cleaned all the little bits and pieces inside the remote... but no use, it will not switch on the A/C or select temperature etc.

    CentralAir have a website (www.centralair.co.th) but it is all in Thai (naturally) so I cant read it or find out their location.

    Does anyone know where is their location... or perhaps a hardware store uptown, or on the BTS line, who can sell me a new remote that will work with this A/C unit? Any advice appreciated.

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