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  1. Opening Bitcoin Account in Thailand?

    Exodus has a backup / restore feature built in, no need to do anything
  2. 3000 baht quarterly bribe for education visa?!

    That could be explained by other factors - like the current military government. During previous ones the situation with visas was just as hard now if not worse, according to TVF posters who lived here then (before my time). Then it got better, so it's entirely possible everything gets easier again at some future point, and you don't have to get your ministry of labor letter / full set of company docs any longer. There's also never actually been a statement to the effect of 'we're changing things because of people living here too long on tourists visas and exempts'. That's a misnomer. It's actually always been down to illegal workers and criminals. (Plus the military enforcing rules that already existed but didn't get enforced before.) There are no set limits in law to how long one can 'be a tourist'. Being one for too long isn't a thing. Neither is being a student who pays for their course but their heart isn't really in it and they just want to live here, an issue. During the Ed visa crackdown of 2014-5 all the official statements about it talked about illegal workers and criminals being on Ed visas. Nothing about 'using Ed visa to live here'. If you pay for the course and attend, you get to live here, simple as that. Example statements refer to criminals and drug dealers and simply ask that students study longer hours. Original Thai: Those that actually work illegally / commit crimes are the ones making things worse for everyone, not those who simply use lots of tourist visa / exempts / study Thai. They're not the same thing. That's a false equivalency perpetuated by some angry types on Thaivisa.
  3. 3000 baht quarterly bribe for education visa?!

    There are hot Thai chicks working all over Asia and in the West. Perhaps they'll get married to a Thai and actually be able to have a deep conversation with them. That'll then solve the permission to stay issue.
  4. Visa overstayer alleges extortion of Bt600,000

    When I overstayed 4 years I saved almost that much from not having to do visa runs
  5. Yes https://www.bangkokflightservices.com/home/bfs-services/premium-airport-services/
  6. Fiancée rather, he plans to marry. "If you have Thai GF and you love her, take her to your home country and stay there, you are not wanted here" an elderly female officer told him.
  7. That's not what I meant, it's just as a foreigner you can reduce a tiny risk to an even tinier one, because you can live in the same areas rich locals would choose to live. Doesn't mean you're scared to go elsewhere, especially as a guy. Risks are much higher for females though, say your Mum or sister were over visiting you in the country, or a girl you were dating was making her way over to your place and back, you'd want to be living in a luxurious area. 'Snatchers' as the Filipinos call them (muggers) usually target women for their handbags, same in Vietnam.
  8. Oh yeah I'm not surprised at all. I wasn't saying anything is likely to happen if you walked down a dark alleyway, just that there's no reason to even bother doing so and test it out.
  9. Err extortion by fake police is common all across Asia. http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket-news/Three-arrested-extortion-impersonating-police-officers-Phuket
  10. In Manila you can live in the BGC (Bonifacio Global City), it's a city within a city. Like a gated community, they don't let any beggars in, vagrants, etc. It feels like Singapore, clean, safe, wide sidewalks. It was originally a military camp, still often known as 'the Fort'. Closest thing in Bangkok would be the Thong Lo area. In Cebu you can live in IT Park, also safe. In general as a foreigner you can afford to live in a secure condo, take Uber everywhere, just like Thailand, no reason to be walking down dark alleyways. So it isn't that unsafe and comparing the Philippines to Thailand on safety grounds is pretty dumb if you ask me, given all the deaths in Thailand. Better to compare it in terms of internet (worse mobile 3G / more expensive for a good wifi connection at home), value for money accommodation (more expensive for what you get), the chicks (average facial features worse but you have more chance with the hottest ones).
  11. And that married guy being told to leave with his Thai wife, take her abroad rather than live here.
  12. There's also no talk about 'using tourist visas for long term stays'. That part is your own spin. The only talk is about those that work illegally, have no money or commit crimes. Not 'being a tourist too long.' That isn't a 'fact' at all. Ironic to say others spin things then spin it yourself. There is and never has been any limit on tourist visas for long term stay. Scaremongering.
  13. Angry old bitters on forums that want the place to themselves. They still wouldn't get any attention from the ladies though.