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"Chinese investors are now buying up whole housing estates"

How can they do this?....There's obviously Thai silent partners, unless the law is different for them.....which deep down in the legal books would seem very likely

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On 12/29/2019 at 8:43 AM, Hayduke said:
On 12/29/2019 at 8:28 AM, fruitman said:

So how can chinese buy houses in thailand when farang can't?

 

Maybe because China has already bought Thailand outright….and now the Chinese are just selling houses to each other.

Much more likely is the fact that foreigners can buy houses here, regardless of nationality.

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On 12/29/2019 at 10:16 AM, SidJames said:

They buy 30 year leases off Chinese companies.

How are these companies allowed to buy real estate to sell leases on?

Where did it say that Chinese people were leasing from Chinese companies?

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Chinese investors may be in the game - but I don't see individual chinese buyers, so far at least. THe 'Chinatown' area is a couple of Km inland from me. White elephant written all over it.

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7 hours ago, sirocco said:

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "LES chinois mangent les chiens""

 

It seems to me that, since the increase in Chinese, the number of dogs has been decreasing.
Regularly, a good smell of barbecue comes to my nose, different from the usual one and from the smoke that envelops you.
The Chinese know very well how to cook dogs and even celebrate dog meat day in June.

 

Good breakfast
 
 

 

 

Yes, I have also noticed that the number of dogs decreases in particular periods of the year I have always wondered where they had been transferred, now I can have a better idea also who pays all these people to bring food to the dogs every day.

 

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On 12/30/2019 at 9:57 AM, spidermike007 said:

 

Here are a few of my posts, praising Thailand, and the Thai people and women.

 

I still find Thailand to be a wonderful place to live. I enjoy every day here. Have some great friends here, have a wonderful relationship with an amazing Thai woman, and I adore her family, who are really good, hard working, honest, kindhearted, fun loving, generous souls. I also like most Thai people I encounter. Of course, I do have the good fortune of not having to live on Samui (was there for many years, when it was a far better version of itself, than it is today) Phuket, or Pattaya, where the local people tend to not be as much fun to be around, as they are jaded, and have to put up with alot of fools (probably the small minority of the local ex-pats, who make it harder for all of us), and live in an area where people are delightful. 

 

My woman is joyful, playful and light hearted. The same lovely woman from one day to the next. She has a smile on her face when she wakes up in the morning. Never experienced that in the states. Some Thais manifest that unbearable lightness of being, that is so delightful to be around. I cannot really get enough of that spirit, and feel so blessed to be around that, and to have found such a well adjusted and delightful creature. 

 

This is an entirely subjective topic, of course. But some of us live very good lives here. Some of us have been fortunate enough to find an outstanding woman, who is delightful to be around, on a daily basis, always has our back, and is fun, smart, and lovely. For me, that likelihood of finding that back in the US, would be very low. So, that is a big factor for me. The second factor is just the quality of life. Sure, I miss alot of the culture back home. The theatre, independent film (which I can download here with no issues at all, and a super fast 180mbps fiber optic connection, at under 800 baht per month!), stand up comedy, live jazz, etc. But I have a lovely home that I rent, for about 10% of what I would pay in California, I live very well on an income which is not huge, have access to great health care, at a tiny fraction of what it costs in the US, and do not have to put up with alot of the aggravation that I had to when I lived back there. I would not want to move back there, unless I was either being paid a million dollars a year, or the situation was dire. 

 

Sure, Thailand has changed. My first trip here was in 1976! It was so much different than now. The politics here are absolutely regressive. The army is horrendous. Will that ever improve? I think so. I think the youth will eventually oust them, as they are virtually useless to Thai society, with the exception of protecting the elite. those in power and the super wealthy. But alot of things here have improved since then. The infrastructure here is quite good. Sure they could use a high speed rail. That would be amazing. Hopefully it will happen. The whole world is different now. The whole planet is being affected by a greatly expanding population, inflation, environmental issues, politics, and congestion. So, we are going to experience some of that no matter where we are. All I know, is that every day I wake up, I am very glad to be here, very glad to be with the woman I am with, and thankful for my life. Would I feel the same way in the US? I seriously doubt it. Most of my friends back in the US, say they would trade positions with me, in a heartbeat, if they could. I believe them. And I feel for them. The quality of life where I came from is a pale shadow of what it used to be. No thanks. 

 

Because I have some issues with the place, I am not entitled to complain, or voice my opinions? Half of the posts on this forum are complaints. What is wrong with that? Don't we need someplace to vent? Why the sensitivity? Why such thin skin? Though absolute contentment must be a beautiful thing to be blessed with, it is not something most of us enjoy. The fact that I complain does not mean I do not love Thailand, my lifestyle, and most of the Thai people. I have a good life here. But, I do have some issues with the place, as most do, and I do not like the government, and there are some things I would like to see improved. Do you not see any room for improvement? I should leave because I complain? 

I thank you for your declaration of love for Thailand

39 million happy visitors like you or almost
Signed

TOT

 

 

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1 hour ago, ICELANDMAN said:

I thank you for your declaration of love for Thailand

39 million happy visitors like you or almost
Signed

TOT

 

 

I am not a visitor. I have lived here well over a decade. First visit was in 1976, so I know the place fairly well.

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1 hour ago, spidermike007 said:

I am not a visitor. I have lived here well over a decade. First visit was in 1976, so I know the place fairly well.

I suppose if we are still in Thailand it is because we still find in spite of everything that the country offers what we expect otherwise we would have already left a long time ago. When I see the sad and worried faces of my country where everything is perfect I miss the chaos of LOS.
Happy new year 2020

 

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If the rail link gets built from Kunming I think those that bought condos are going to have to face the fact that Hua Hin might end up like Sianoukville.  

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On 12/31/2019 at 10:50 AM, ChrisY1 said:

"Chinese investors are now buying up whole housing estates"

How can they do this?....There's obviously Thai silent partners, unless the law is different for them.....which deep down in the legal books would seem very likely

Huge investments plus Thais actually originate from China http://countrystudies.us/thailand/5.ht🙂

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there was no such place as thai/thailand 2000-1500 years ago when the mon started the lavo kingdom and created Dvaraviti before it, and brought Buddhism and Sanskrit languages to this land, thai people started coming into this land 1000 years ago, China was a tiny place up until 700 years ago

 

‘The Kingdom of Lavo was a political entity (mandala) on the left bank of the Chao Phraya Riverin the Upper Chao Phraya valley from the end of Dvaravati civilization, around the 7th century, until 1388. The original center of Lavo civilization was Lavo (modern Lopburi), but the capital shifted southward to Ayutthaya around the 11th century, whereupon the state became the Ayutthaya Kingdom according to recent historical analysis.’

Kingdom of Lavo
450–1388
1000–1100 Light Blue: Lavo Kingdom Red: Khmer Empire Green: Hariphunchai Light Green: Srivijaya Yellow: Champa Blue: Đại Việt Pink: Pagan Kingdom

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavo_Kingdom

 

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On 12/29/2019 at 8:28 AM, fruitman said:

So how can chinese buy houses in thailand when farang can't?

30 year leases as the article states.

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On ‎12‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 9:57 PM, spidermike007 said:

Here are a few of my posts, praising Thailand, and the Thai people and women.

Good rebuttle @spidermike007. I too have been attacked by this particular member (as I recall, can't be bothered to look, he sent me a PM opposing my comments about a certain well known, outspoken politician whom many refer to as a buffoon).

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