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  1. No. First time I was scanned coming into to Hat Yai back in February, 4 fingers left, 4 fingers right, thumbs together. Since then arriving at Hat Yai and Suvarnabhumi they've just needed the one scan of 4 fingers. The system, at least with the airports, seems to be joined up.
  2. As per my post. You're a seasoned traveller, I've stood behind someone fresh off the boat who had to have an 'assistant' come round and hold the correct hand on the scanner one after the other. I don't think he was the only one in the queue. Note that about 50% of Thailand's tourists are return visitors, so half the queue are not on record.
  3. You're a seasoned traveller, I've stood behind someone fresh off the banana boat who had to have an 'assistant' come round and hold the correct hand on the scanner one after the other. I don't think he was the only one in the queue.
  4. Why the Thai system needs to fingerprint all 10 digits is beyond me. Malaysia & Singapore seem happy enough with a pair of index fingers, that requires a single scan. Thailand needs 3 scans; 4 fingers right, 4 fingers left, and thumbs together. Trying to explain that in broken English to people who probably only speak broken English is just asking for trouble.
  5. Lucky tourist numbers are down, otherwise the queues would be longer! I think the issue is with the extra time taken to process fingerprints.
  6. He's talking about checked baggage. Answer is yes - just make sure it's well packed.
  7. Hadn't realised they'd opened another restaurant near the university, I know the one in town is popular. I went there once years ago when I had a craving for Indian food, but was disappointed. Most Indian dishes rely on a basic garam masala which is just a combination of spices, all of which you should be able to find in Kimyong - should be whole spice rather than powders. Usually all or most of the following, depending on which recipe you follow (plenty to choose from on the Internet). Coriander seeds Cumin seeds Green Cardamom pods Cloves Black pepper corns Cinnamon Fennel Nutmeg Dried red chilli You just grind them all into a powder and then keep in an airtight container.
  8. I've got a box of dead mice. Logitech, Genius, Microsoft, and a couple of no brand - they all fail eventually.
  9. There's only one Indian restaurant in Hat Yai that I know of, that's Namaste on Nipathutit 1 (the colourful buildings street). It's southern Indian, Tamil cuisine, which I don't much enjoy. As for Indian spices, if you can't find what you want in Kimyong, then a trip to Malaysia is probably the best option.
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