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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 18:32
DingDongLing

What would make you leave thailand? If drinks became illegal? or girls?

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Only the girls. as a pensioner Australia is far more appealing and not such a huge cost difference with rent assistance and medicare and nearly free meds. 

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On 5/20/2019 at 6:30 PM, OneMoreFarang said:

Prostitution is illegal...

So is not wearing a helmet ....

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Financial reasons would probably be the only reason for me to leave Thailand.  I have a good monthly income, but scant savings in the bank.  That might (will?) make for a major headache when the time comes to renew my Elite visa or to drop 800,000 baht in the bank to get a retirement/O visa.

 

Under those circumstances, I can't imagine moving back to the UK, gone too long from old Blighty.  I would either hop over the Mekong to live in Laos (my preference), move back to Myanmar (my second choice), or move to Cambodia.

 

As for beer and women, I have up on those years ago.  Now I sip lime-flavoured water whilst pleasuring myself...

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A divorce.  My wife is the only reason I stay here.

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Mandatory health care which is impossible to obtain at my age!

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On 5/20/2019 at 7:36 PM, Puchaiyank said:

Quality living at a reasonable price, ease of movement in this country as well as being able to leave and return free of stringent immigration demands...being able to visit a friend overnight in another Thai city without having to report to immigration police like a criminal...a decent healthcare policy at a reasonable price...a stable reasonable immigration policy that does not make punitive demands on expats...ability to purchase small amounts of land that can be sold by the expat...less corruption at all levels of society...and OMG! Some actual "incentives" for retirees to want to settle and invest here.

 

The strength of the retirement visa rests with Thai bootie...if you took away the women...who mostly are Thai men's rejects...this country would have little to offer retirees...and the sorry azz absentee father would be forced to honor their responsibility.    🤔

 

Did it ever occur to you that Thailand spends countless hours thinking up inane hoops for expats...yet their own culture has so many glaring inequities that they totally ignore. 

You nailed it for me, well stated!...LOVE it here...better than my wildest imagination fueled with unlimited amount of money.  

 

Now if the beer and booty were removed, I'd say those are my deal breakers.  Otherwise, the deadliest roads in the world and high suicide/mortality rates are cheap entertainment, stuff that movies are made of....Can't make it up even on heroin if I tried...a thrill a minute here.🤣

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Posted (edited)

- 50% less rent, so if that became much more suddenly it would be a reason. (doubt that, likely cheaper)
- Even more complications around visa marriage/child and/or privacy, reporting requirements.
- If everything continue as now, as it will become boring with many businesses closing, fewer expats, more crime. (CM became very very boring)

- If I would constantly be bothered in the public to show my Passport or ID.
- If EUR THB doesn't bounce back from this point and goes lower (south of EU is cheaper).

So I guess it is likely we will eventually leave.

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6 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

Just read this.

 

In Indonesia drinks are not super easy. Girls are...

 

But many people are happy there.

details pls

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What kind of details? Non of my Indonesian friends complain vociferously about the shortage of either.

 

NB. There are 70 million people in Thailand and how many "girls" . There are 270 million and counting in Indonesia so how many girls do you think there are?

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17 hours ago, DingDongLing said:

I agree with him, its about being cheated.  Or the mentality of getting over the stupid falang.   They are just lazy when they do that since it hurts their tips.  The massage money goes to the spa.  

 

If I pay for an hour, I expect an hour, not 45 mins.  You guys need to stop enabling it.  

 

Use the timer on your phone and show them.  Even if you look at the time, sometimes they try to cheat it by remembering wrong.  

 

 

Just say, "I tip for full hour."

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