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  1. Visiting my GF in Rayong after 6 months of being away. I've noticed a significantly higher number of tourists in Rayong town since the last time I was in town. I used to see maybe 2-3 Foreigners when I went to Rayong, usually older gentlemen. This time, I went to Laemthong 3 times and each time I noticed at least several groups of families ranging from 18 through to late 50s. GF says this has been going on the last few months since the Holiday Inn opened Air Asia made Rayong town a destination. Is that the reason? Frankly it's confusing because Rayong really doesn't offer that much outside of a few pleasant night markets. Holiday Inn is quite nice though considering it's obscure location. Decent food, nice rooftop bar.
  2. Hi there I am wondering if there is a large industry for after-market parts and accessories for Thai built cars/pickups/suvs etc. The industry has really wrapped up in Australia and while there are some suppliers out there that are obviously running out of Thailand, I am hoping maybe to inquire a little bit deeper and get to the manufacturers themselves as I can buy in wholesale quantities. Thanks
  3. I'm making an enquiry on behalf of my partner who will begin contracting for an Australian company as an independent auditor. Per the contract she is required to take out personal indemnity insurance. For the most part most work will be done within Thailand, but there is a high probability that she will be doing this business outside of Thailand as well throughout SE Asia and the Maldives. The extract from her contract stipulates the following; 1 Insurance 1.1 Required insurance The Contracting Party must maintain at his/her own expense proper professional indemnity insurance to an amount not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) in relation to the provision of the Services. Also a can anybody refer me to a person who is able to give assistance in establishing a company or sole trading enterprise for a Thai national? Thai or English speaking is fine. Thank you
  4. Who conducted the raid? If it was a junta backed outfit, chances are that it was a legit raid and these officers have been transferred in order to legitimately curb the corruption that occurs in this particular police district Problem is, unless their replacements are 100% virtuous or ridiculously wealthy (doubt either), then it's going to be hard to turn down those big ass envelopes that pass through Khao San Rd which probably turns over more $$$ than any other bar district in Bangkok.
  5. Alleged child rapist enters Thailand illegally on a stolen passport. Female companion has not been heard from for weeks. Yeah who gives a <deleted> right?
  6. Question; is this being shared through Thai social media? If it went viral there, it'd be tracked down in a matter of hours in my opinion.
  7. American laws do not generally apply overseas. The United States would request an extradition then the onus would be on the Thai Royal police to apprehend and deport him. I'm sure there is a law against harboring a fugitive in Thai law, which is what Hall would be right now.
  8. CodyB

    Street Motorcycle Racers in Bangkok

    Check out the Rama 9 side of RCA. A lot of racing done around there with big bikes.
  9. CodyB

    Basketball Court in Rayong

    Thanks for looking out anyway!
  10. CodyB

    Driving to Siem Riep

    I drove to the border and left my car there for 3 days. 100thb per day, secure car park. Taxi from border to SR was $30USD in a 2000ish toyota camry. Comfortable enough.
  11. My wiper blade has been blunt for months now, reduces visibility on the windscreen quite a bit. Seems like the jets are broken as well as the water leaks right out. Where do I get this fixed? In Australia its a DIY scenario. Would a run of the mill mechanic get this fixed up?
  12. My first METV visa is winding up in the next couple weeks and Ill be heading back to Australia. Question is. Has anybody gone for consecutive METV Visas?
  13. Hi there, Just moved to Central Rayong and looking for a place to shoot some basketball. Could be Central Rayong, Map Ta Phut or Ban Chang as I have a car. Any clues?
  14. I got a 6 month lease in a middle-upper range condo and a month to month internet connection without any issues at all. In fact, I didn't even have to pay for the internet until the first month passed. I am not sure what you are complaining about, but it's a buyers market there right now, Thai or Farang. In terms of suppliers, there are just so damn many that if they don't want to deal with your preference, burn them and move on to the next.
  15. Anyone who understands how frail Thailand's current rule of law is would know that there is no way that gigantic price increases are going to be passed on to consumers as the drop in demand will seriously affect Thailand's liquor industry which is owned by people who are very high up in Thai society. What will happen if this is enforced will be large scale bootlegging. Anyone who has been to the Aranyuprathet-Poipet border will see how easily people walk from one country to the other with large trailers filled with goods for the Rong Kluea market without being stopped will know how easy it would be to get as much whiskey over the border as you like. Right now the risk isn't worth the reward, but if you need start paying an extra 30% tax on alcohol, you're choosing between your profit margin and/or your market. I'm interested to see where this goes, but I don't expect to be pay 300thb for a beer in a bar anytime soon. Alcohol price being relative to the wage of working class thais is what essentially floats this country's liquor industry. Take away affordable booze and you get 20+ million Thais drinking lao kao at home, also taking money away from the eating establishments and entertainment precincts.