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  1. Throwing paint on a ....heads car is idiotic. Brake fluid is much better, it doesn't show for hours so they wont connect you to it and it will require a re-spray.
  2. Thai Customs and Immigration - Are They Serious ?

    I fail to see what importation of goods has to do with Immigration. (They have there own unique way of annoying expats!) I once had some clothing sent to me from Australia, Customs here demanded duty equivalent to about twice the cost of the items. I refused to take delivery, they sent it back, and a friend on a visit brought them up in his suitcase without any problems. I would have paid a reasonable amount of tax, not the extortionate amount asked.
  3. I gave you the policy they use to establish the rates they pay, to enable you, and other readers, to understand how the system works. If you are going to rudely dismiss any answers that don't specifically fit into the parameters of your question I would suggest you don't ask for input on a social media platform. Perhaps you should try writing to a lawyer or the department with whom you have a difficulty and then stick it where the sun doesn't shine.
  4. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/pension-rates-payable-people-outside-australia
  5. Phuket tour bus driver charged for underpass pile-up

    I posted that for information only. I have no way of knowing if they are going to do the same here.
  6. 90 day at Phuket immigration today

    Have you tried the Check Status of Application" button? The on-line system has never worked for me, but I used to do a friends 90 day reports. Several times I never received the confirming email, but on checking found it had been approved days earlier
  7. Phuket tour bus driver charged for underpass pile-up

    Just part of the 'never mind' Thai mentality ... BiB busy elsewhere taking fines from tourists. They're enforcing it in Pattaya https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1001139-motorcyclists-fined-1000-baht-for-using-tunnel/
  8. Phuket tour bus driver charged for underpass pile-up

    The design of this tunnel with three lanes and no separation of oncoming traffic was idiotic from day one. The biggest surprise to doomsayers, like myself, was that the predicted horrendous head on crash never quite eventuated. There were many close calls, I experienced a couple myself. I remember the first accident inside the underpass involved an old fellow on a 3 wheeler who decided it was a good idea to stop to collect recyclables (rubbish) and then U-turn in front of a truck. Bikes are banned from all underpasses here for good reason. The authorities, having finally recognized the inherent dangers of the layout, have now closed the middle lane and inserted barriers. A pity they didn't think to repaint the lines to make small breakdown lanes on the left sides. As someone else pointed out, this incident was just a (normal) inattentive driver shunting slower traffic from behind. Happens everywhere. The tunnels have greatly improved traffic flow through these two neighboring intersections. Now if they could just do something to improve the mess at the next intersection to the south the journey would be even more free flowing.
  9. I'm not going to pretend I haven't quite often looked at YouTube clips thus minutely enriching the authors from (I presume) advertising revenue. I do tend to occasional look at new musical clips that attract my attention, have caught up on missed TV events and have even spent time watching with incredibleness as Russian drivers find new and spectacular ways to slaughter themselves on the roads. However, most of what I know about the CM vegans was gleaned from threads on this forum where others have posted these clips. I'm sure even a highly principled poster like you followed the topic where that Australian dick raced his bike into traffic on a hill and incurred the wrath of the local plod. The subject of this thread was apparently part of that group at one stage which is where the relevancy kicks in. It's really not necessary to insert self into comments written about people in the news, Karen.
  10. Check out the scores of YouTube posts by Sam the Vegan, Durian rider and others in CM. They even post all their little girlie fights and disputes on line. Hilariously pathetic little people.
  11. I don't know why they bother taking new photos of the police station under water. This from the archives - a year ago. Many more could be found from previous years. I wonder what happened to the "big budget" to fix the problems? https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/856953-big-budget-to-fix-patongs-floods/?tab=comments#comment-9870625
  12. They keep talking about this as if it is actually going to happen. https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/patong-tunnel-start-aprilmay-next-year
  13. Phuket weather 2017

    https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/wet-feet-patong-police-station-photo-essay
  14. They denude the hillsides to build their flash villas then wonder why flash floods bring landslips!
  15. 90 day at Phuket immigration today

    A theory. Patong office was closed recently because they had trouble getting staff to work there. (Transport difficulties getting to work?) Being in the center of one of the busiest tourist destinations in the country they are probably inundated daily by idiot tourists wanting extensions, making enquiries, etc. To me, It seems they are trying to force long termers to take all their business to the main Phuket office. They are also less likely to be called out (again) about their little scams by a short term visitor.
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