Jump to content


Advanced Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

590 Excellent

About bbi1

  • Rank
    Super Member

Recent Profile Visitors

4,292 profile views
  1. Does anyone have any recommendations for shops and/or brands for decent quality Hair Clippers that aren not expensive around the Sukhumvit area? Something that can be used for shaving the head and beard too. Thanks
  2. Hemorrhoid Laser Surgery in BKK

    Thanks for the info. I have OPD outpatient cover from ACS Worldwide Health Insurance www.acs-ami.com, it says the plans are insured by Companies of the Allianz Group. Originally the doctor suggested laser surgery as the best method, but said in the meantime I can try Daflon 500mgs and Proctosedyl Suppositories in conjunction with eating more fibre, fruit, vegetables and drinking more water. I never had any problem with constipation in my life as I always drink a lot of water every day and have enough fibre. Regarding rubber bang ligation, he never mentioned this as an option. Maybe either he thought it wouldn't help stage 3 hemorrhoids or maybe because the procedure might be a lot cheaper??
  3. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good doctor to get laser surgery for Stage 3 hemorrhoid? I've been to one of those expensive hospitals a few weeks ago and the doctor diagnosed me with a stage 3 hemorrhoid. Gave some meds (which I bought at the local cheaper pharmacy) and said if it doesn't help then laser surgery would be the way to go. Recently contacted that hospital and was quoted a shockingly high 75k-85k baht range for an OPD outpatient procedure of this. If my IPD inpatient health insurance policy covered it, I wouldn't care about the price :) Anyone has any other doctor recommendations at different hospitals in BKK or know if laser surgery can be done as an IPD inpatient procedure?
  4. Ayutthaya trip - how much for taxi

    Thanks for the comments everyone. 3,000 baht+ was more than I was expecting. I was hoping it was around 2,000 baht or slightly more there and back with the driver staying the whole day with us. It will be for 2 people the trip during Songkran so I'm thinking it will be super crowded on the trains if taking the normal cheap class ticket. If buying a decent class ticket would amount to about 650 baht for two people each way, plus costs to get to Hua Lampong and costs to travel around Ayutthaya, therefore coming close to 2,000 baht anyway.
  5. Ayutthaya trip - how much for taxi

    Alternatively, has anyone hired a taxi for a whole day to taking them from BKK to Ayutthaya (and around) and back to BKK again on the same day?
  6. Thinking about making an Ayutthaya trip soon from around the lower Sukhumvit area. Does anyone know the approximately the lowest price a taxi will go from here to Ayutthaya for? Also, what about a return trip, would it be possible to get a taxi back to BKK and if so roughly what do they charge?
  7. Ok thanks for the info. So the immune globulin is only given once on the first visit to the hospital? It's only the rabies & tetanus shots that are given 4 or 5 times all up over a few weeks?
  8. My gf got a bad dog bite recently and went to her hometown hospital. She's got a few upcoming job interviews in my province in the next 2 weeks. She will still require a few more vaccines for the dog bite over the next few weeks, but needs to go for these job interviews in my province. Do you think there is a possibility for the hometown hospital to refer a hospital in my province to provide her the vaccines and give the injections free of charge? Otherwise maybe she needs to collect the vaccines from her hometown hospital, and bring them here, but then there's the issue of refrigeration of the vaccines of an 8 hour bus trip or via a flight.
  9. I've had a Thai person tell me that apparently the free medical care from a Government Hospital for Thai people can only be used in the hometown of where that Thai person has registered. If they travel to another province and have an accident or needs treatment, they need to return back to their hometown to get free treatment or if they don't, they will have to pay for treatment in a Government Hospital of whichever province they are at. Same with if they get treated in their hometown then need to continue treatment in another province, they will need to pay for the rest of the treatment in their non-hometown province. To me that sounded really strange. Is this really true? Also, does anyone know where a Thai person can call to confirm if this is true or not?
  10. Ten-pin Bowling places

    Does anyone know of any decently priced Ten-pin Bowling places somewhere around Sukhumvit? Went to Blu-o today and holy smokes we paid nearly 1,600 baht for 8 games total (4 games each for 2 people) with one buy 1 get one free Pepsi ordered. A bloody ripoff compared to the prices I've paid in the western countries.
  11. Alcohol price for Onyx & Route 66 in RCA

    Haven't tried counting lol. But there is a sheetload of foreigners there, it's becoming a foreigner sausagefest compared to a 4 years ago.
  12. Pattaya Beach morning visit.

    OP mustn't have ever gone for a walk along Beach Rd early morning. I have numerous times after strolling out of the clubs after a night of clubbing. Chinese tourists are always lining up to get on the speedboats. Need to get out more my friend
  13. Yeah I thought it'd be silly to have to but you never know!
  14. Isn't porn illegal? Why did the girl take a porn pic?