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  1. 19 hours ago, Kwasaki said:

    I don't see that as a comparison at all on death most of that Thailand figure is small motorbike & scoots, I like to see a breakdown of what vehicles to invaliate better and compare seeing as no training in Thailand as in other countries to be fare.

    Another Thai bash thread. 

    Another rose-coloured specs  post. Surprised it took so long.

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  2. 22 hours ago, starky said:

    So 4000 Aud for 1 person plus 100 a day if you want a balcony more for families. 120k baht plus for a hotel you get no choice over and unlike Thailand your not allowed to leave your room at ALL in the quarantine period.



    Doesn't make it right to rip people off. I don't blame people for complaining, or "crying" as you put it.

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  3. 20 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

    This is a Consular post.  I would like them to defend their indefensible position here, in writing, for all UK Citizens to see and to comment.  Not have little clique meetings with a few TVF people. but with real Members, all of us. If they are not prepared to do that, then they should leave TVF, as I certainly feel that it is inappropriate for them to remain.   

    Don't blame the G10 consular flunky for this but the ambassador for slavishly following the dictat of the FCO "Concentrate on sucking up to the host govt and beggar the expats who help pay your inflated salary for practically nil return".

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  4. 19 hours ago, Spellforce said:

     I always did my extentions based on my mariage.
    Because I'm 50 yo now, I want to switch on extention based on > 50 yo. I've read on the forum than now in Jomtien, they also want some photos for this kind of extention.

    Just thought that you might like to know that it might be advisable to pick up a couple of TM7 forms from Soi 7 Jomtien. I downloaded a couple from their website and they wouldn't accept them. They made me go and get two forms from the foyer and fill them in. Both sets of forms were identical except for the fonts and paper quality.

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  5. 4 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

    Everyone could see this, except the government, Incompetence of the highest level.

    I've been pointing this out for weeks now to whoever would listen. I think most sensible people realised New Year travel danger, unfortunately, the government aren't sensible people. Pattaya will be one of the hardest hit due to the large number of Thai holidaymakers that descend on the place every year.

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  6. 10 hours ago, ourmanflint said:

    Unlikely. These are coming direct from AZ in Europe or India, Thailand is not going to ab able to fulfil this kind of supply

    I watched a documentary which said that the Oxford crowd started planning the AZ vacinne back in January 2020, before it even left China, so Thailand has a long way to go unless they can get some clues from the AZ and others.

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  7. 16 hours ago, overherebc said:

    Someone explain to me the thinking behind comparing Covid deaths and road accident deaths.

    The deaths are the result of two entirely different reasons.


    It's more that he's pointing out the government's attitude to the effects of covid and traffic accidents. They're putting a load of time and effort into reducing covid infections, but seemingly doing beggar all about the appaling situation on the roads. This in light of the fact that covid deaths are very few compared to the massive road death toll.

  8. 1 hour ago, Victornoir said:

    Congratulations to Mr. Barnier who led these long negotiations with masterful hand. Finally, he did not let go.

    Wishes of success for our "liberated" neighbors who will have to submit to European rules without the right of veto. Also undergo our goodwill for their essential supplies, losing the passport for financial services goose that lays the golden egg, newly handicapped for their exports and ultimately all trade.

    We will be able to assess the results in a few years but the forecasts tend to go from pessimistic to catastrophic.

    Happy new year anyway


    Wishful thinking. You can carry on thinking that whilst you're mired in your own red tape. I lived in France for a couple of years and never in my life have encountered so much bureaucracy. Be nice also not to have to see Barnier's miserable French face every time I watch the news, always looks like he's just been sucking a lemon. Maybe he'll depose Macron and we'll still be lumbered with the pillock.

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  9. 3 hours ago, candide said:

    It seems to be a good deal for the EU. EU manufacturers can go on exporting products without tariff and UK export of services to the EU will not be as easy as before. UK is kept as a peripheral actor with no more influence on EU's decisions.

    A large share of fishing rights is protected for some time and we will still be able to use Netscape! 😁

    "UK is kept as a peripheral actor with no more influence on EU's decisions."


    The EU never listened to our opinions anyway, so things haven't changed there. In fact, the Continental European countries  never even conform to their own decisions.

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  10. Bet you a pound to a piece of doo-dah that the hoards still descend on the place for the next few days. Has inter-province travel been banned? Far as I know, it hasn't. 


    Another thing, the house across from me which is inhabited by half of the village of the German guy who owns it, has been playing loud music and partying in the garden for the last couple of days. A case of the locals not taking this outbreak seriously. It's one of two in our community which farang built and then went away and left their wives in residence. Before you knew it, they'd sub-let it to half their home village. The majority of the community is farang owned executive houses, but we may as well be living in a kampong.

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