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Anyone living in Cambodia is suspect. I really love the Khmer but the barang that live there are total dead enders. Many are paedophiles. I lived there three years but left in 96 when the creepers got the all-clear. It was more than that but certainly a factor. Further, Poipet has to be one of the sketchiest border xings in East Asia. He was right to question you.

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My recent experience at Poipet Aranyaprathet border getting a 30 day visa exempt entry: The Thai immigration officer asked me if I had a hotel booking. I did, but did not have a printout of it. I d

Thailand needs to learn a lesson about how to treat people who are putting money into their economy.   I believe there is a concerted effort by Thai immigration to create an atmosphere of un

I crossed there once several years ago, horrible experience and I'd never consider entering at Poipet again. Anyway, all you can do is spread the word around to avoid Thailand. Unless you belong to th

1 minute ago, Number 6 said:

What a laff.

 

Is this some general's wet dream?

 

I ask because if they wanted us out it could be accomplished in 30-45 days.

 

Love to know which pub you got that gem.

Probably quite a bit higher up than a general or even PM, nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean John.

 

You really need to get on the right page mate. 🙂 

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2 hours ago, freeman01 said:

The rules state that you need these 3 things to cross a land border successfully visa-exempt (max twice per year) :

- print of flight ticket out of Thailand

- print of hotel booking

- 20'000 THB or equivalent in cash

All three of your points are wrong

No flight ticket required

No hotel booking required

Only 10,000 THB cash required

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1 minute ago, Golden Triangle said:

Probably quite a bit higher up than a general or even PM, nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean John.

 

You really need to get on the right page mate. 🙂 

If they wanted it to happen, it would happen tomorrow.

 

Yes, it's very apparent the sentiment expressed towards foreigners in the past 15 years but life and running nations is complicated. There are repercussions and quid pro quo not to mention looking like an international pariah. Maybe it all starts to smell like April 18, 1975 and the very woke and highly connected world freaks out.

 

Modem nation states just don't behave like this. Who knows what it would do to the currency.

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9 hours ago, Isaan Alan said:

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez when it's Easter time, too
And your gravity fails and negativity don't pull you through

 

She'll leave you howling at the moon

 

Yikes, now that brought back an unexpected memory ...!

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51 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

The same old answer. This is a third world country with a third world mentality.

By definition Thailand is not and has never been a third world country.

 

The same old false statement. It's a developing country.

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44 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

What a laff.

 

Is this some general's wet dream?

 

I ask because if they wanted us out it could be accomplished in 30-45 days.

 

Does that include specialists, engineers, professionals or ten thousand public school teachers?

 

The schools alone would be thrown into chaos for a minimum of a few months.

 

Love to know which pub you got that gem.

Remember that article on English teachers from the Philippines a few weeks ago?

 

China has a surplus of engineers, chemists, and various specialists.

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9 hours ago, post said:

Do you mind telling your immigration history in Thailand before your recent return?

Can you not read it for yourself? the information is clearly there.

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26 minutes ago, Traubert said:

By definition Thailand is not and has never been a third world country.

 

The same old false statement. It's a developing country.

Thailand has not developed in the past 30 years.

 

They have been absorbed by western marketing and greed.

 

Developing nations develop things.

 

Thailand is far from that. Textiles does not make a developing nation.

 

Developing nations have their own cars, space programs, you name it.

 

Thailand is the slave labor for Japanese and Chinese factories.

 

That does not make a developing nation.

 

And education? Every year the scores go backwards.

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11 hours ago, Puchaiyank said:

Thailand needs to learn a lesson about how to treat people who are putting money into their economy.

 

I believe there is a concerted effort by Thai immigration to create an atmosphere of uncertainty...fear...angst...unfriendly experience...to discourage some tourists and retirees...

 

The real question remains...why?

 

 

 

Poipet is well known to be the worst border crossing and people are advised to avoid it.  

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40 minutes ago, IvorLott said:

Doubtful. How would they manage that?

I imagine some 'round up', followed by a mass expulsion of foreigners would cause irreparable long-term damage to Thailand's already frail tourist industry, let alone her equally frail international reputation (especially in Human Rights). 

They seem to be on the right track as it is with the slow squeeze.

I predicted many times at the time of the 'good guys in, bad guys out' campaign, especially when faced by the smug schadenfreude on these (and other) forum pages, that  that campaign was just the beginning and the 'hoops' the foreigners would be demanded to jump through would get higher and hotter, and that Thailand will only be open for a few weeks of the year to all but the super rich, or those with the skills to be of benefit to the nation. 

My posts were met with protests from those with far too high an opinion of their own statuses with replies like 'I know the Mayor of XXXX', 'my wife's cousin is XXXX' and such like. Now I see those same posters crying for help or expressing outrage at their 'treatment', clearly getting no help from Mayors or cousins...

It is a fact. Things will get hotter over the coming years, and if we ever see a return to the good old days of 'Thailand 365' I'll be most surprised. 

Too many people overstate the benefit of the expat financial injection into Thailand.

 

Thailand is courting China and India, which seem to be the kind of tourist they are after. Come for a week or 2, spend your money and go home. Seems to be an ample amount of these tourists to satisfy Thailand.

 

No sexpats, no marrying their women, etc.

 

How many Chinese and Indian's do you see manning the bar stools at Nana?

 

When Taksin was in charge, we did not see this anti-expat behavior. But now with a military government, it seems they are no expat friendly at all. That is the big question?

 

I suspect, with all the billion dollar development programs going on around Thailand, many in the govt are becoming super rich and they don't want anyone (western expats) that would question corruption or how they obtained their riches.

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, possum1931 said:

Really?? "Only few people"???? There are plenty of reports appearing in this forum about westerners having to deal with IOs and their hostile attitudes nearly every day, sounds like more than a few to me.

Yet in just about every case the OP was allowed to enter Thailand after answering

a few questions.

 

Some people expect wais and red carpets. 

 

In this case the OP didn't say how long he had been in Cambodia, which may have a 

bearing on the matter.

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