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On 4/8/2019 at 8:17 PM, emptypockets said:

Bit of an unfair conclusion there. .  You won't hear many positive reports about visas etc only bad ones.  

That is just human nature.

What people need to understand is that some people actually planned for their retirement.  They didn't hit pension age with very little assets and decided 'Righto I'm off the Thailand.... They really need me there' and are now find themselves in a bad predicament. 

I know there are people who have spent a lot of money, perhaps most of their money on assets in Thailand and only have a government pension to support them who are struggling, particularly with the current exchange rates. I don't have an answer for them,  but I don't think up and leaving might be the best choice. Many built houses and have families.  I think I would move heaven and earth to keep the family together somehow.

I read with great sadness how some posters decide that would simply leave the wife and kids behind. 

Very good observation.  I do beleive your analysis is applicable here, along with many other axioms.

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Yes, indeed.
I was a bit shocked by what I've read here...or somewhat disturbed, put it like that. The general state of things and the...the natural disaster thing on top of it.  There are many better options. But without the availability of females - the unnatural availability of females. And without the English language.  The OP's circumstances are different, now - 10 years, family...

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I said "availability of females/prostitution" and i did not compare with Thailand. And when i said "many other places," i did not mean only in SE Asia. Compare to anywhere else too.  It is not a factor for me but quite clearly it is for many others. (Quite clearly, because this is thaivisa forum and, even here in this thread, people asked about it.)

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1 hour ago, ExpatPH said:

 

So you haven't read all the 333 replies, where in fact NONE has said that PH is in anyway same TH, still you come with strong opinions, without take into consideration:

 

Thailand’s roads 2'nd most dangerous in the world! Well know fact and survey posted earlier.

 

- Impossible to get taxi in Sukhumvit area and many other areas in BKK from 4pm to 10pm. Grab taxi not allowed at BKK's airport, so taxi mafia can continue. All on Thaivisa.

 

- BKK well famous for Taxis who refuse trips, and who dont want to use meter. All on Thaivisa.

 

- Taxi drivers who kick out older passengers  in heavy rain, or masturbate in taxi, watch porn while have female passenger. All on Thaivisa.

 

- a country that call you foreigner or americano, instead of buffalo. We all know it and heard it.

 

- a country (PH) who actually welcome you and stay, rather than spend all your money, and get out. See surveys posted earlier.

 

- No public transport???? I guess 1 million buses and jeepneys don't count as public transport, neither do for example Cebu 7000 meter taxis, and Grab taxi in high numbers as well. Facts.

 

- and easy tourist visas in PH that allow you to stay up to 3 Years, without stress, not same TH immigration who come up with new regulations yearly. All on Thaivisa.

 

- you dont read news report every week here on TV Thailand Visa Information, from people who was refused entry, or didnt get renewed their 1 year of stay? Every week last 3 years!

 

- Nor do you know many rape and murder cases in Thailand. All on Thaivisa.

 

I could go on all night, but sometimes one can't enlighten people even with well known proven facts, reported incidents here on Thaivisa.

I do think many of these reports are the exception and not the norm.  However you bring up good points about the declining hospitality here and the negative press put out by the government in regards to foreigners.  I recently did some research on agoda looking at hotels in siam reap cambodia and reading the comments and ratings they are far ahead of Thailand right now in the hospitality department.  Thailand will soon become the Walmart of the tourist world welcoming low income group tours from China and India unless things take a different direction in a hurry.

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21 minutes ago, losworld said:

I do think many of these reports are the exception and not the norm.  However you bring up good points about the declining hospitality here and the negative press put out by the government in regards to foreigners.  I recently did some research on agoda looking at hotels in siam reap cambodia and reading the comments and ratings they are far ahead of Thailand right now in the hospitality department.  Thailand will soon become the Walmart of the tourist world welcoming low income group tours from China and India unless things take a different direction in a hurry.

I strongly dislike PP in Cambo However Sihanoukville i had a great time there and nice people with lots of young backpackers from Europe.

i guess with the casinos up and running there is a lively place I haven’t been in a while i should check it out.

May i assume much more normal visa procedures then Thailand ? More welcoming towards long staying tourists?

 

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49 minutes ago, losworld said:

Thailand will soon become the Walmart of the tourist world

 

That's a nice turn of a phrase.... You ought to think about trademarking that one before TAT gets it!  :cheesy:

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Expat, I was curious on the topic of housing there....

 

Among the resident expats you're familiar with (not tourists), what's your guess of a breakdown among the following:

--those renting monthly in a hotel.

--those renting monthly in a condo or apartment

--those that have bought some kind of home

--any other option that I'm missing.....

 

Thanks!

 

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