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  1. SergeD

    Place to buy a winter coat?

    Uniqlo store in any convenient shopping mall, e.g. Central Plaza Rama9
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  3. Get an affidavit with your address in consulate. It substitutes residency certificate as well. In this case you don't need to show any evidence of your address to consulate officers. If you live in a hotel just don't mention its name when filling affidavit form, write down your address as usual residential.
  4. Apparently in bkk bank rules mentioned tourist visa (not visa exemption stamp) but for the vast majority of people including bank officers this means visitor's status (tourist), not the way of entry. This is partly psychological issue, partly weak staff training. Before successful account opening I had visited a lot of banks branches trying to open an account with visa exemption stamp in my passport only. Kasikornbank officers firmly insisted on work permit but SCB and BKK bank managers all as one suggested to me just bring "a reference letter from embassy". No one mentioned about visa type. Btw, officer who opened my account refused to switch it to internet bank because I didn't have tabien baan. I didn't start useless argument, just went to another branch with my passport and bank book and got a letter and email with my credentials in few days.
  5. Possible. Banks don't distinguish tourist visa and visa exemption stamp when make their decision. I opened saving account with debit card and internet banking in bkk bank head quarter last December. I had passport with visa exemption stamp ending in two weeks and affidavit with my Thailand address notarized by vice consul.
  6. Folks, almost any Bangkok Bank branch will open saving account for you with only visa exempt stamp and affidavit from your embassy (they calls it "reference letter" but really it is affidavit where you declare your address in Thailand and consul just notarises your signature). If you stay at the hotel or guesthouse just don't write hotel's name in address, it should looks like an apartment address in residential building. But bear in mind that if you need internet banking they will send letter with password by regular post.
  7. SergeD

    Is there a Nazi contingent in Thailand?

    A lot of German folk songs sound like "fascist type", e.g. the song about New Year Tree. This is just distinctive language feature. What about swastika symbol, IMHO, Asian guys do not associate it with nazi but European apparently do. And if European guy has swastika tattoo especially combined with gothic sentences in German or Latin languages he most likely can be a member or supporter of nazi movement.