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22 hours ago, poohy said:

Thanks you your advice i will get waxed on way there 

Now where do you suggest i affix my medals left right or centre i dont want to appear low class

If you haven't got enough to go all the way across I wouldn't bother. 

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18 minutes ago, Henryford said:

I don't think i own a pair of long trousers.

There are some very good tailors in Thailand, if you had not noticed.

Would sir like full or half length silk lining?

 

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22 minutes ago, Henryford said:

I don't think i own a pair of long trousers.

Worse still I have some in the wardrobe that may not fit anymore. 

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8 hours ago, KittenKong said:

dont actually own trousers or a collared shirt

Rebel without a cause...or trousers haha ... good to hear, i just don't want to buck the system anymore

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20 hours ago, CMNightRider said:

At one time, Thailand was a dream location for westerners.  Those days are over folks.

You mean there was time before visa extensions and 90-day reports? When was that golden age?

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18 hours ago, 4675636b596f75 said:

You obviously have never been to Immigration on casual Friday.

Which immigration office do you speak of and what do they wear?

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On 6/30/2019 at 3:51 PM, NCC1701A said:

Everyone laughs at me but I have been saying this for years.

 

I ALWAYS dress like I am going to a very important business meeting when I go to immigration or the bank or any Thai government location.

 

And it does make a very big difference. Dressing like a slob sends a message that you are disrespecting the Thai people. 

 

Incredible that I still see farangs wearing shorts and tee shirts to immigration and especially to the bank to open accounts.   

Good point - I feel that we "Westerners" are so glad to have escaped the suit-and-tie rules back home (as dress codes have relaxed or we are self-employed/ retired) that we are just forgetting that the business culture here is still very formal

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2 hours ago, Kim J said:

Personally I always conduct myself in a polite manner where ever I am. However I have constantly seen over the years where foreigners are expected to fully respect 'Thai culture', but if Thai people expect special respect from their foreign guests I feel it is time for them to start leading by example and set the bar that they expect others to attain.

In Pattaya and generally around Thailand I now constantly experience bad manners, disrespect, corruption and dishonesty from Thai people, Every time I go out on the roads I see Thai men urinating in public. Walk along the beach in the morning and you can see drunk people using the sand as a public toilet. When it comes to dress code, how many Thai men do you see going around shirtless? You only need to look how most of them drive, does that demonstrate manners and respect towards others? Look at the way many of them litter and dump piles of rubbish at the side of the road everywhere, such people clearly do not even have self respect.

Thai people need to get their own house in order first and start showing respect to others rather than just sitting demanding special respect from foreigners for this mythical 'Thai culture' that most likely died out decades ago.

I most certainly do not think I am privileged in any way, but respect is a two way thing. What is wrong in wearing a smart pair of knee length shorts and a decent T shirt as I and many others always do here? That is appropriate dress for the climate. Next thing will you be suggesting we should all attend immigration in tradition Thai costume?

Thai citizens do not need to go to immigration to request an extension of stay etc.  We need something from the IO.  If it helps getting it faster, easier etc by dressing in a pair of slacks and a decent shirt, it won't kill me to do so for a few times a year.  

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