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Interrogated at Poipet despite not visiting Thailand in over 2 years

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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?

 

 

 

Now wait. I am always hearing Thais care only about money. But now you are upset at them because that is obviously not the case?

 

I am wondering which is it? Are they fully consumed by the almighty dollar? Or are they an evil empire that wants to expel all retirees. People can't have it both ways. 

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31 minutes ago, Traubert said:

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

 

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

Yes, and I've worked with a few. The decisions they make on solving most problems are based on what their boss tells them. Doesn't matter if it's right or wrong, boss says so, so that's the way it is.

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11 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Posts like that should always include pictures or at least honest descriptions of the people who have problems. Because it seems only few people have these problems... 

 

It is far more than a few in the case of Poipet.

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44 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.

Well they sure have an awful lot of developing still to do.

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The clue could be in OP's handle "youbuyshirt"??

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9 minutes ago, shy coconut said:

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.

I still stand by what I have said, there are far too many IOs here with hostile attitudes.

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13 hours ago, youbuyshirt said:

had read that Poipet was now very strict

And still you were stubborn enough to use that crossing. Unbelievable.

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Removed two off-topic posts.

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14 minutes ago, possum1931 said:

I still stand by what I have said, there are far too many IOs here with hostile attitudes.

I've only met one outwardly cheerful IO in Thailand, but to be fair, I've never met that many

cheerful one anywhere.

 

Despite the lack of charisma, I don't recall a "hostile" attitude.

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7 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

Why should it when he hadn't been in Thailand for more than 2 years?

 

Poipet Xing does not have an issue with expats resident in Cambodia per se.  In fact I have the impression they make an exception to the 2 VE entries a year for some who live and work near the border and like to cross for weekend shopping etc. 

 

Resident expats in Cambodia come in all shapes & flavors just like ecpat communities anywhere. I know the grungy types some have referred to but there are as many or more professional people there. You don't find them hanging out in the same places of course.

 

I have no idea why this particular person was singled out for questioning. But my niece's husband, a highly respectable Brit with advanced degrees married to a Khmer & working (legalky) in Cambodia was taken aside in same manner recently at the Koh Konf Xing.  He had had only 1 other entry to Thailand in  the past 3 years and that was of less than a week stay. In his case the issue seemed to be that he had previously -- more than 3 years ago -- been in Thailand for several years on an ED visa. (In a degree program).  This seemed to set them off even though more than 3 years had passed since then and he now lives in Cambodia and has longstay Camb visa to prove it. He was simply trying to attend his brothers wedding on Koh Chang.

 

Well, there lies the confusion in this case.

 

The OP posted a thread just before Christmas asking how to get to Pattaya bus station

from his hotel in Soi Buakow with a whole load of luggage.

 

This seems to contradict his assertion that he hasn't been in Thailand for more than

2 years, perhaps he has a visa in Cambodia and has used a border crossing too

many times, he hasn't offered enough information really.

 

 

Anyway, as it stands, he was asked a few more questions and allowed entry, so not a

big deal really.

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2 hours ago, MeePeeMai said:

No, I'm sad because you now find 50-60 year old women attractive.  To each his own, but the thought of that made me feel sad and the thought of myself reaching that point in my own life made me even more sad.  Thanks

If you read any studies on it you'll find that in general the 'happines status' actually increases as you get older. OK, you still get a few grumpy BOF's about but in reality older means happier. Sometimes on TVF you might get a different impression but read between the lInes. 😆😆

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13 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Poipet staff need firing

For asking an old bloke that doesn't have a visa what he plans to do in the country, while asking to see his hotel printout?

 

 

Yeah, How dare they. 😂

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3 hours 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.

How many people go through immigration every day? And how many have problems? Maybe 1%? Or maybe less? That's "a few" in my book.

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