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Old Croc

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  1. Getting up at 2 or 3 in the morning to wait in semi darkness in hope of getting seen that day. And that's an improvement! Have to feel sorry for the CM brethren, glad I don't live there.
  2. Many of those complaining here about Phuket prices are expats elsewhere in the country. They are comparing their expat prices to Phuket's tourist prices.
  3. https://www.businessinsider.com/most-visited-cities-in-the-world-2018-9
  4. The more I read this, and other similar topics, the more I become aware that there is an incredible amount of dirt poor, or subsistence pensioners, living as expats in Thailand. The uproar from many when it became likely they would have to actually prove income consistent with Immigration guidelines, further proved the theory. However, one of the great things about this country is that it can provide a place to live for all, commensurate with their income levels. Appreciate this. Phuket is more expensive than nearly anywhere else in Thailand because it is one of the world's premier tourist destinations. There are rip offs galore in the tourist areas as in any popular tourist site. However, very few local expats live as tourists here, instead we shop in street markets, at Tesco, Makro, et al, the same as everyone else in the country. We live in jungles, farmland, smaller islands or near deserted beaches. We may pay a little more than elsewhere for a plate of rice. Big deal, it's still very cheap compared to where we originated! Some of you characters who haven't been to Phuket for 10, 20 or even 30 years , but are still banging on about being overcharged for a drink (it's never happened to any other drinker!), should, firstly get up to date knowledge of the place - you wouldn't recognize it from those days and secondly, get on with your life wherever it is that you've found your personal paradise, and stop moaning about other places that don't suit you!
  5. Nothing like such a thread to send the Paddy Field Pensioners into palpitations as they search their memories for the excessive price they once paid for a Singha in a club in Phuket, so they can compare with what they pay for a Leo in their local 7/11. It even drew out one character who visited nearly 30 years ago, had a run in with a ladyboy, and is still terrified to this day! Phuket, not just Patong for those who can't tell the difference, can be expensive for the tourist. Last year it was the 10th most visited destination on the planet. In such circumstances greedy operators will always try to fleece the gilded cow and downturns are inevitable. Jimmy, the tourist company operator, who's Facebook post with pictures of strangely empty streets, was picked up by media and created hysteria among those looking for a chance to get even with the Province where they once had to pay above the average for a taxi ride, has posted again a little apologetically for the clamor his comments created. "Good evening, everyone.I'm Jimmy, the owner of the tour company Elizabeth Amdaman tour.Investigate because of this post.I'd like to clarify the purpose of my post.1. I do not want to destroy Phuket's tourism image or make damage to a person or businessman or any organization.2. Posting is just a personal comment that would like to share to friends and close friends to see the condition where I am in the day, and that time is not intended to distort reality or create a trend to be misleading in society.3. My post is only a personal comment and a cut in the economic condition of the current hair company compared to many years ago, including getting to talk inquiries.With friends who are in the same business4. Private. I am doing travel business in Phuket, which phuket is like my garage rice, and I have love and cherish the natural resources of Phuket and Andaman. There is no reason for me to hurt Phuket and Thailand's tourism.5. of my posts have spread widespread because there are people who comment both in a way that agree and disagree, which I respect every comment.Then, there was an online news agency leading my post to society until it could cause a misunderstanding. 6. If my post has incorrect information or damage to any person or to make you feel uncomfortable, I'm sorry, everyone. Come here.Jimmy Elizabeth Amdaman tour"
  6. You tell me, this is his religion: "Pentecostalism adheres to the inerrancy of the Bible and the necessity of accepting Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. It is distinguished by belief in the baptism in the Holy Spirit that enables a Christian to live a Spirit-filled and empowered life. This empowerment includes the use of spiritual gifts such as speaking in tongues and divine healing—two other defining characteristics of Pentecostalism. Because of their commitment to biblical authority, spiritual gifts, and the miraculous, Pentecostals tend to see their movement as reflecting the same kind of spiritual power and teachings that were found in the Apostolic Age of the early church. For this reason, some Pentecostals also use the term Apostolic or Full Gospel to describe their movement" - Wikipedia.
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    Heavy weather warning for Phuket

    It actually belongs to Kirsty Bertarelli, UK's 3rd richest woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLpFz6-YTpo
  8. Old Croc

    Thai Navy Recon Trainee Killed By Fish

    I've caught quite a few of these fish, we called them Long Toms. They are a lot of fun to catch on a hand line. They can get quite large and weigh several kilos. Not good eating, as they have too many bones. Have caught many Barracuda as well, don't eat them either. The serviceman apparently got hit in the neck and bled to death from the wound. I can understand such an injury from these things, we always handled the toothy end very carefully.
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    Heavy weather warning for Phuket

    Just noticed a strange flight path from the airport: Had to be a chopper, and noticed it belonged to this huge private vessel, the Vava, which is currently anchored offshore from Krabi:
  10. Old Croc

    Heavy weather warning for Phuket

    The weather has just arrived here in Chalong.
  11. Seems a little strange seeing as they used their celebrity names to sell the illegal products .
  12. If you read my initial post again you will see that I was asking a question very similar to your last para. My question was/and is, would the lump sum be redundant, i.e. no longer required, if you have adequate proof of transfers of 65k+? The question was based on comments by others who wish to use this method in the absence of the embassy letters. I realise the answer may not become clear until the changes hit home.
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    Chalong underpass

    You're only quoting some of your remarks on that thread. Feel free to keep telling lies, deceiving yourself and denigrating others who challenge your crap. Your not worth the time.
  14. I was in BPH ICU yesterday, for another procedure, they had trouble finding a bed because the place was overwhelmed by Chikungunya patients.
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    Chalong underpass