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Why are so many expats leaving Thailand?


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2 hours ago, mommysboy said:

I don't think 'bread flour' predicts a particularly wonderful lifestyle, does it?  And of course I am now reliant on the Thai health service.  Whatever the merits of bread and jam or otherwise, it does not indicate affluence.

 

No booze, no fags, no holidays, and I have cancelled my gym membership.  We are eating much more fruit and veg than before, and looking to eliminate bad food like wheat.

 

But the point is this: the cost of living has definitely increased and it's ever harder to earn even half decent money.  In the end, you can only spend so little. 

 

Why else have so many left?

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit.  Put the blame where it belongs on the government and people of the UK.   

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4 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Just you (the criminal stuff) not treating me any different then 2005.  Of course I don' threaten people in bars.  

I came to live in Thailand in 2005, at that time I would have recommended it to other would be retirees, but not now, for reasons that are well documented here on Thaivisa.

Back in the UK, when I was in a bar I never threatened anybody either, but if anyone who I didn't know did something to annoy me, I would just hit them. 

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1 hour ago, Ctkong said:

Thailand is a great destination for retirement if you can afford it. It is not however a good place to elk out a living or do business in. This , I gather from 30 years of living monthly for 10/14 days each visit to Bangkok. I have many Thai friends in the same trade though my business is in Malaysia and overseas EXCEPT Thailand. I find many Thai businessmen lacked sincerity and always out to scam something free out of you. Of course there are also some who were beyond reproach. I attributed these characteristics to the lack of legal recourse, rampant corruption, power of $ to make problems go away , lack of civic education, paying lip service to Buddhism instead of spiritual cultivation( shallow understanding of Buddhism) , praying to money god. Being insular socially doesn’t help either. 

Never tried the forest monks.  Shame on you.  Any Thai sincere Buddhist could have told you.

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4 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Never tried the forest monks.  Shame on you.  Any Thai sincere Buddhist could have told you.

Unfortunately finding any sincere Thai Buddhist monk is on a par with finding a unicorn.

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12 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

I came to live in Thailand in 2005, at that time I would have recommended it to other would be retirees, but not now, for reasons that are well documented here on Thaivisa.

Back in the UK, when I was in a bar I never threatened anybody either, but if anyone who I didn't know did something to annoy me, I would just hit them. 

Nice guy.  If you hit someone without or with cause in most bars in the West they put you in jail.  I was here in 2005 to and I had a Muay Thai body guard.  She put a number of fellows away.  Only costs 500 baht to get her out of jail.

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44 minutes ago, mommysboy said:

Would they have still gone if the pound was 70 to the baht?  If the cost of living wasn't increasing?  If it was possible to make 60k or so?

Nobody I knew left because of the cost of living, they left because of immigration problems.

65k every month one was SMT/800k in bank 1 day too short/90 day reports/TM30s+fines/immigration officers wanting different documents every visit/queuing all night for appointments/calls round to your house, etc.

 

All you need in Cambodia is $300 in your hand, and call into an agents office for 5 minutes.

 

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9 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

But that does not find anyone, just a smoke and mirrors story that can not be substantiated.   Hans Cristian Andersons books were more believable.

Google tells you where to locate the Wats.  You go.  Stay for a week or so and see if it is your thing.  

I realize you dislike everything Thai but why bash when you have no experience?

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11 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Nobody I knew left because of the cost of living, they left because of immigration problems.

65k every month one was SMT/800k in bank 1 day too short/90 day reports/TM30s+fines/immigration officers wanting different documents every visit/queuing all night for appointments/calls round to your house, etc.

 

All you need in Cambodia is $300 in your hand, and call into an agents office for 5 minutes.

 

They left because of the crash of the pound and they could noet put 800,000 in the bank and leave it there.

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10 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Nice guy.  If you hit someone without or with cause in most bars in the West they put you in jail.  I was here in 2005 to and I had a Muay Thai body guard.  She put a number of fellows away.  Only costs 500 baht to get her out of jail.

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For a start I would never lift my hand to a woman, besides if a stranger deliberately provokes you in a bar, he deserves a sore face, and to go to jail you have to be caught first. I was always away before the police came.

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1 minute ago, marcusarelus said:

Google tells you where to locate the Wats.  You go.  Stay for a week or so and see if it is your thing.  

I realize you dislike everything Thai but why bash when you have no experience?

I don't dislike everything Thai and if you had read enough of my posts you would have know that. What  I dislike is the hypocritical nature of many Thais and others and the greed and corruption that is demonstrated within Thai Buddhism. Go to Bhutan and spend 3 months in a temple there, you may perhaps just grasp what it is all about and the true path rather then what is the embodiment of Thai Buddhism.

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7 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

For a start I would never lift my hand to a woman, besides if a stranger deliberately provokes you in a bar, he deserves a sore face, and to go to jail you have to be caught first. I was always away before the police came.

Not necessary to lift hand.  She pound face for fun if you say bad word to me.  After she through with you can not run.  Is wearing clothes you don't like provoke?

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6 minutes ago, geoffbezoz said:

I don't dislike everything Thai and if you had read enough of my posts you would have know that. What  I dislike is the hypocritical nature of many Thais and others and the greed and corruption that is demonstrated within Thai Buddhism. Go to Bhutan and spend 3 months in a temple there, you may perhaps just grasp what it is all about and the true path rather then what is the embodiment of Thai Buddhism.

Why.  I go to a Forest Wat in Rayong and have for many years.  All countries have good and bad things.  Appears you like the bad and I like the good.  Why would I go to Buhtan?  I have found Buddhist I like in Thailand and if you were not trying to bash Thailand or learn about Buddhism you would search for the truth.  This thread is about expats leaving Thailand are you really saying because Wat's are better in Bhutan?  

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Prostitutes are available anywhere in the world though , much more variety of females in western cities and the price is on par with Thailand .    

 

 Yes of course prices are on a par [emoji106]  All Expats only go to Thailand because of the warm weather. [emoji41]

 

 

 

 

 

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