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About stuurman

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  • Birthday 03/19/1965

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  1. Arizona Joe's Restaurant, in Kad Farang

    Has Arizona Joe’s joined the fate of every other establishment in this location? I hear they are closed.
  2. Live music venues in Chiang Mai

    Every Wednesday live music at Yummy pizza in Mae Hia.
  3. Low season kickoff....40 THB Large U BEER

    It's a great beer for people who don't like the taste of beer
  4. 1. Look at the pinned post. 2. Yes but make sure you have a re-entry permit and you have to update your TM-30.
  5. At about the same time I bought a motorcycle from a Non-Thai, he also didn't need a RC to do the transfer.
  6. Sold a scooter a few months ago, the seller doesn't need to show a residence certificate to do the transfer.
  7. Penang. All supermarkets there have separate counters (often tugged away in the back) for non Halal products. Malay incited riots against the state government (Penang is run by the opposition and has a Chinese majority) are common practice.
  8. I lived in Malaysia for 6 years with a Malaysia My Second Home visa and this is one of the main reasons we left. One of the more absurd plans (there are many) is segregated supermarket trolly's, one for halal products and a second one for infidels like me who wanted to buy some bacon or a bottle of wine. http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/01/19/halal-non-halal-trolley-segregation-under-consideration/
  9. 10th To 15th March Adventure. Anyone Keen?

    You might want to ask this question in the Chiang Mai related Facebook groups. They seem to be populated by a younger (more active) crowd.
  10. They indeed do but over the years we lived there we saw racial tensions rise and the country getting more and more conservative. They are in the process of legalising Sharia law that could introduce stonings and amputations. There are active policies to populate states with a Muslim minority as Penang and Sabah with more Malays so a Malay majority can be established in those states as well. As for infrastructure, good indeed in the Malay predominated states. Penang for example got almost completely cut off from government funding as a punishment for voting for the opposition. The roads there look like a patched up minefield, much worse than I have ever seen here.
  11. Hi I lived for 6 years in Penang, Malaysia with a Malaysia My Second Home visa before I moved to Chiang Mai. The visa is pretty straight forward and once you have it no more reporting at immigration. We lived in condo's and had two cats without much of a problem. It's easy to buy property and not so difficult to resell it, we did both. But to be honest apart from the better visa situation there isn't much else I can think of that stands out in Malaysia when comparing Chiang Mai and Penang.
  12. more banned web sites now in CM

    Daily Mail, Ladbrokes, Chicago Tribune all accessible with Sinet Fibre.
  13. Anyone been to The Hangout?

    Saturday nights are pretty good, reasonable crowd, live music and food not to bad if you know what to order (hint stay away from the Thai food). Service is attentive. Some girls speak not to much English, if you don't speak Thai there is always the head waitress who is bilingual so any misunderstandings are easy solved.
  14. Heads Up !!! The Hangout At Handong

    The place was packed last night. Good Halloween party with great music and dancing. At least as many Thais as non-Thais and all having a good time.
  15. Hi, I searched the forum and found conflicting info so would very much appreciate if somebody could share first-hand info on what kind of documents I need in Chiang Mai to SELL a motorbike with the green book in my name? More specific: do I as the seller need a Residence Certificate to transfer the bike to the buyer?