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downunder66

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  1. Don’t you mean the ‘existing’ Government? Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. I had a mole on my back inspected in Singapore a few years ago and they tested it and told me not to worry. Less than 6mths after returning to Australia it was re-tested and I was told it was melonoma. It was removed but less than a year later I was found to have stage 4 melonoma (inoperable). I had to get immunotherapy infusions for 12mths and if the government didn’t pay I was up for about AUD400,000 (that’s how expensive it was). The government did pay through Medicare and the only fees I ever had were at my Specialist visits at about $130 a pop. My recommendation is great this seriously and get it solved only in Australia, and quickly - they have the know how and you won’t have to pay out a lot of money. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  3. The medical industry in Thailand boomed after the Asian financial crisis in the late 80s early 90s when Thailand drastically cut import taxes on medical equipment. Overseas investors/doctors jumped in and created hospitals like Bumrungrad, creating the medical tourism boom shortly thereafter. Better to fly home if possible under national healthcare schemes for bigger treatments Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  4. Same in Trang region. The grass is turning/turned brown, tree leaves falling off in droves, bone dry winds. Brilliant for the tourists in the islands down here but a real worry otherwise. Most lakes and streams are dried up. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  5. So there’s ANOTHER reason for international tourists to look elsewhere for holidays. Chiang Mai has always been considered a greenies paradise - this is just tourism suicide Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  6. Mini-buses are the WORST. Drivers paid to speed from job to job, no seat belts, and freely risking tourist lives and locals on the roads. No police visible on the roads that I saw from Trang to the Malay border in a minivan driven wildly by a 20 year old driver on wet roads some 6 weeks ago Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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