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  1. Above post would appear to indicate the decision has been made to not allow combo method and this has been communicated to Foreign Service posts (as Embassy web site still shows combo method is allowed but above actions indicates it is not). We seem to be playing without a playbook at this point.
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    Septic tanks ?

    You will only be putting a fraction of the household water use in the septic tank and the heat of ground here should keep it working fine. You also do not have to allow for frozen ground half the year here. Believe 1600 is normal home size unit here so believe will work fine. Am not a big fan of oversizing anything.
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    digital BP monitor

    Buy an arm band type monitor and it should be OK. I bought this last year and seems to work well and only 379 baht. Not as fancy and probably not quite as accurate as my much more expensive Omorn but gives readings that are quite close to the same. Check at doctors office and if not accurate not much of a loss. https://www.lazada.co.th/products/bangkok-life-blood-pressure-monitor-i140426424-s160987440.html?spm=a2o4m.searchlist.list.1.717b5323lDZrqF&search=1
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    Bangkok Air Pollution

    It shows PM2.5 in micrograms. Currently reading 005 (aqi 21) using USA converter at https://aqicn.org/calculator/ This appears to be the same unit from another seller. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Digital-Formaldeyde-Detector-HCHO-TVOC-PM1-0-PM2-5-PM10-Detector-with-PM2-5-Mask-Gas/32855038813.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.98.1b9d1369roRes5&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_100031_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_433_10618_431_10307_537_536,searchweb201603_51,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=72621a71-94c2-44e7-9ee9-149b65511948-14&algo_pvid=72621a71-94c2-44e7-9ee9-149b65511948&transAbTest=ae803_5
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    Bangkok Air Pollution

    I received New Technology Formaldehyde HCHO below unit today at under $22 (last unit but others have on Aliexpress) and other than not having any English instruction sheet (really not needed) seems to be working fine and confirms my Hatari AP12 is doing its job. Here in Latphao measure AQI 101 in open air rooms and 25 in bedroom where filter in operation.
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    Rutnin Eye Hospital prices for foreigners

    I paid 1,300 baht at Vejthani Hospital in October for six month eye check with just normal tests.
  7. Yes that would work if you keep it at or above 800k for those 3 months.
  8. The validity of Embassy income statements use is six months - not 3. As said for those without 65k per month into a Thai bank account can be used (should be 12 months but believe allowance may be made if short this year). Edit: Per last post - not 3 months but all year.
  9. Actually they called it close at 12 hours - not 12 yet.
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    Thailand Post expands payment options

    As if this is news? Lazada has been sending Thai Post COD for months. For me it was enough to stop using COD as very late delivery. Now pay an get quickly, even if they use Thai Post.
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    Dentistry in Rayong or Pattaya Area

    Suspect some of those small shops do not bother with much sterilization. They should all have an autoclave.
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    Dentistry in Rayong or Pattaya Area

    Believe burr would be the actual drill bits. They only cost about 5 baht each on Ebay when you buy 100 lots. https://www.ebay.com/p/USPS-100pcs-Dental-Diamond-Burs-for-High-Speed-Handpiece-20types-AZDENT/20015610938?iid=332599262524
  13. On a SWIFT transfer of foreign currency that is converted to Baht in Thailand (for best exchange rate in almost all cases) the exchange rate used is that current at time of arrival in Thailand. Transferwise provides an exchange rate that is almost always higher and it is locked when you request transfer - not when transfer is completed.
  14. Transferwise to BBL is indeed listed as a foreign transfer but there is no fee involved at BBL as there would be on a foreign currency transfer. It is a baht deposit from local account. It is not a SWIFT transfer and amount would never be known until deposit was made - transferwise tells you on transfer request what will be deposited.
  15. Transferwise does not use either of those systems - they have bank accounts with local currency in all countries served and just make a credit and deposit from the local accounts. If you really mean sending to BBL ACH International not using Transferwise there is no information on any US banks making such transfers for consumer accounts so would require SWIFT or another money transfer service.