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    Paradise lost – Hua Hin peace shattered by “Party Houses” Residents in Hua Hin are facing shattered lives as “Party Houses” are springing up all over town. Full Story:–-hua-hin-peace-shattered-by-“party-houses”/
  3. Nothing new here, 5-6 thai guys against one old security guard. Disgusting behavior, hope this <deleted> get arrested and locked up forever.
  4. Paradise lost – Hua Hin peace shattered by “Party Houses” Residents in Hua Hin are facing shattered lives as “Party Houses” are springing up all over town. Rather than going for long term rental contracts people with property to spare are opting for renting their houses out for wild parties on a nightly basis. They have found they can make much more money by letting partygoers take over their property for a wild night often including noisy karaoke and pool well into the morning. Some people have been forced to leave their own homes and sleep elsewhere. While yet more others who want to sell up and move away are unable to do so as buyers get wind of the problem, often in classy residential estates. There are also claims that the parties feature more than booze – one Australian man spoke of one house being used for illegal drugs. Requests for action to the police and local council have achieved nothing and now residents at their wits end have turned to Thaivisa to publicize the issue before things potentially turn violent. One man affected is British retiree Paul Fearnley, 57 who moved to Thailand with his wife Stella, 66, three and a half years ago. They previously lived in Lincolnshire. He was expecting a quiet idyllic lifestyle in Thailand but instead it has turned into a daily nightmare of noise and ever increasing problems and frustrations. He said that there are two houses in the “Sunshine Mountain 1” housing estate that are being rented out as party houses after the owners realized they could make a killing. One is owned by a Thai couple and the other Australian/Thai. “Both properties have moved in karaoke machines,” he said, “and one even has a pool table. That has made the screaming from that place even worse for some reason”. He said that the problem has been going on for a long time but has been even worse recently with the Songkran holidays meaning parties every night – and no sleep for any of the neighbors. “We have friends who just go and stay elsewhere during the parties – they can’t sleep. “And it is not just in our housing estate,” he claimed. “This is happening all over Hua Hin. Just down the road from us in another new estate they have it even worse than we do”. Police have been called on numerous occasions but while that means the noise goes down temporarily it is soon cranked up again when officers leave. There have even been reports of partygoers’ waste such as bottles and cans being dumped in neighbors’ bins because the ones at the party houses were overflowing. The partygoers are all Thais he said. “A friend of ours is trying to sell up and move away,” said Paul, “but when prospective buyers find out about the party houses they are no longer interested in moving in”. The council has been called in by Thai people living in Paul’s estate - that currently has just 19 properties – but while promises are made to take action nothing concrete has taken place. “Our peace has been shattered”, said Paul, “And the problem is now all over Hua Hin and the authorities must take action”. While he told Thaivisa that there have been no threats to people at this stage he admitted that it could turn nasty if something is not done. Meanwhile, the situation for an Australian couple in Soi Green Shop off Pala U Road is probably even worse. Electronic engineer Peter Merz and his wife Paula, both 72, have a party house right next door to their two story property as well as another one just 40 meters away. “It is impossible to describe how unbearable this situation is,” Peter told Thaivisa on Tuesday. “Next door there has been a party almost every night since the beginning of March”. Peter, who had lived in Bangkok for ten years and has been in Hua Hin for seven said that only being able to go to friends’ houses has kept the couple sane. They have only slept in their own home twice since the beginning of April, he said. His neighbor is a Thai man who refuses to discuss the matter instead referring the couple to an agent. Speaking about the noise from the pool area as well as a pool table set up in the home he said that sleeping was impossible and that 5 to 6am endings for the parties were par for the course. In addition the houses were not built for large numbers often up to 20 persons – consequently he said that the septic tank had overflowed sending the smell of awful waste over to his side of the fence. This prompted the agent to make alterations but the noxious smells continued unabated. “The more whisky and beer they drink the louder it gets,” said Peter. “And I have also observed the use of illegal drugs on more than one occasion”, he claimed. -- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-4-25
  5. As usual, I am guaranteed to be the only person who has actually read the report this silly Reuters' article is based on, and, as usual, the mainstream media is doing its best to scare people. The actual report is much less alarmist, and not even new, as the authors admit: "The implications of most findings in [the study] are not fundamentally different from those reported in 2011." Still, that's good for the media, as they get to scare gullible people twice about the same thing. The breathless Reuters line about "rising sea levels" - yes, an extra 25 centimetres by 2100. It won't even lap the front door of Al Gore's beachfront mansion. And just like in 2011, the report is based on those infamous computer models, which have gotten everything wrong since they were invented. They end with the traditional climate science appeal for lots more money: "The report also identifies many more specific data gaps and research needs..." Still, it gives the usual people a chance to bash President Trump (yawn) and feel all virtuous about themselves by shouting "denier" at everyone.
  6. So many of these scams, how come the RTP never find any of these these things before someone who has been scammed / cheated speaks up? The shogun character has a string of scamming / cheating convictions etc., going back 10 years, how come she's not being watched?
  7. EXACTLY the kind of lock-step, mindless sycophancy that the "Thai Way" set is famous for. No one denies being a "guest", no one expects "fawning" or applause. No one is REALLY concerned about beer prices. We DO expect our concerns to be taken seriously, rather than greeted with a "go home" chorus every time a grievance is aired. Expats with a larger than average income, pump a considerable sum of money into the economy and expecting it to be as easy as possible to do that, is NOT an unreasonable expectation. Blind protectionism and xenophobia is the root of the problem.
  8. Good to know and I kind of figured that. This bank in my dealings with it puts the term country bumpkin to shame its just so incredible that they can operate as a bank. I phoned the call centre again today and was told the branch was open. So we went there and the door was papered over. I emailed their customer contact site twice no answer. Just incredible.
  9. Confidence! Potential!? Good business buzz words, but with Thailand? Really!? I must be missing something? I need to rub eyes and take another look at where I am. Oh! It still the same place as it has been for decades... No change. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  10. Sure this type of stuff happens all over the world. But we are talking about Thailand. Here what I see are people who look like adults but are still children inside due to their education upbringing. Their culture rise children wanting them to be adults too soon before their brains are developed. A culture of mental midgets in general. Sad R.I.P. child who never had a chance, even to the father, his destiny will be determine by someone other than on this earth?
  11. That would be most likely with the 'Armada' providing close air support. I hope they have a lot more of those MOAB's with them to take care of the rumoured 80+ tunnels the N Koreans have dug into S Korea. Imagine the hellish chaos of 100K N Korean troops popping up in the middle of population centres in S Korea.
  12. Nothing extraordinary in Pattaya. The tensions they have in their home countries, they are also bringing to Pattaya. Add in to that: there's a virtual huge desert nomad tent over Pattaya - obscuring from Allah that they aren't only drinking alcohol by medical reasons, but huge quantities for recreational use. ... so - not accustomed to alcohol - scenes like that can be observed regularily, though most times near their watering holes.
  13. A young bloke with his pants hanging half off , two gold front teeth, heaps of tattoos, and a half inch thick gold chain around his neck; walked into the Job Center to sign some paperwork. He marched up to the counter and said: "Hi. You know, I just HATE being on the DOLE. I'd really rather have a job.. I don't like taking advantage of the system, getting something for nothing and all that.” The social worker behind the counter said: "Your timing is excellent. We Just got a job opening from a very wealthy old man who wants a chauffeur and bodyguard for his beautiful daughter. You'll have to drive around in his 2015 Mercedes-Benz CL, and he will supply all of your clothes.” "Because of the long hours, meals will be provided. You'll also be expected to escort the daughter on her overseas holiday trips. This is rather awkward to say but you will also have to, as part of your job, satisfy her sexual urges as the daughter is in her mid-20's and has a rather strong sex drive.” The guy, just plain wide-eyed, said: "You're bullshittin' me!” The social worker said, "Yeah, well…You started it."
  14. Sure. Iran is going to sacrifice itslef in a war over North Korea. You might be able to sell that to Trump but not to anyone with just a little knowledge of how the world works. And these ties between Iran and North Korea are merely alleged by a very right wing journalist.
  15. You can get the re-entry permit at Suvarnabhumi (BKK) airport on departure from the country. Info here. Just take a photo with you in case the cannot do it. Everything else is done as part of the 200 baht fee.
  16. sunset,Thailand. by Alex Shcherbakov, on Flickr
  17. Why,idid it uour way and it took abloody long time.His way sounds better but short termed
  18. Yes totally understand & just booked a resort in Cha am & Agoda site wanted 1000 bht p/night for a child, there was no provision to mention age so i booked it without child & will deal with it there Absolutely rediculous after reading another persons comment about the resort 1 mth ago that he was only charged 300 bht which he stated was the cost of breakfast There was no way i was going to pay in advance on the 1000 bht & will sought later

    The best new smartphones you can buy in Thailand right now [April 2017] BY JONATHAN FAIRFIELD If you are looking to buy a new smartphone, here is a roundup of the best new smartphones released in Thailand in April. Full Story:
  20. Yes, and I hope that the International community fully understands that too, although it has been quite obviously the case for some time now. Like the Thai referendum, the election will therefore be a meaningless exercise but it will look good and claimed to be a step forward to democracy ONLY by those already in power.
  21. I need a full service (3d design of the final rendering and the full work). We want to transform a very awful home into a 5 stars home.
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