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  1. Agree with khunPer, stop by their office next to Bangkok Hospital they are helpful. In addition to methods to provide residency on Samui, a friend was able to get the card by showing their home lease that was over a year old. Good luck
  2. All great responses so far, but look at Choeng Mon. Has all that you are looking for
  3. IKEA Samuii

    I looked into this. They can ship to Phuket for free, and you can arrange your own shipping to pick up and deliver to KP. I was going to do that with a 89K bt order but found better source in Surat.
  4. Motorbike hire at Airport

    Actually there are a couple of motorbike rental shops close by arrivals here at the Samui airport. There are no rental shops at the airport itself but can walk to shops in less than 10 minutes with one just 5 minutes or less. The closest one is out through arrivals to the corner with a Family Mart on the left and 7-11 on the right, turn right on this road and about 100 meters on the left down this road is a massage shop that rents motorbikes. There are two others that are to the left from the same arrivals exit but farther walk one about 200 meters on the right and the other about 600 meters on the right. I don't know these shops and can not vouch for them, only that they are near to arrivals. But be careful when walking on this road, it is very busy and the road is busy. Walk towards oncoming traffic. Good luck.
  5. Sun halo and it was a pretty good one for a long time.
  6. Thaifriendly date wants to meet.....

    Before you made a date with her, did you find out anything about her? Is the date in early evening? There are a lot of banks and other big businesses in that immediate area. Also close to the interchange between MRT and BTS that a lot of people travel through. Time to talk to her, get to know her a little before the date. But what you have to lose? T21 food court is inexpensive, give it a shot.
  7. We have looked all over the island received quotations, even looked at Ikea in Bangkok based on other suggestions. We ended up having our kitchen designed at Boonthavorn in Surat. They do have English speaking staff, but best if your wife/GF/friend can help translate. The price was 40% less than anywhere else we looked and the work is great.
  8. Kitchen Design Help

    We used the services of Ikea, they offer a good on-line design studio. Once completed you can go into their shop in Bagna and confirm the measurements and a designer will with you to complete the design. Good quality material at good prices. You need to take the measurements, but they can install for you at reasonable prices. We found Home Pro to be more expensive and not the same quality. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access their design studio. The offer free appointments with their designers, some of them have excellent english skills. http://www.ikea.com/th/en/catalog/categories/departments/kitchen/
  9. Samui..Best Sunday roast.

    Yes, Premier Bar does a nice roast. I also read about Shakespeare being closed, temporarily due to the last big rain. Black Duck in Chaweng up from Ice Bar on the right towards Ring Rd/Tescos also does a good roast as well. Enjoy
  10. You mention the landfill at the airport. This is a private dump that some enterprising folks set up and has become a toxic dump with all of the rains lately. For over 3 weeks there has been a continuous flow of black, stinky water flowing across the road between arrivals and departures. I am surprised that the van and tour drivers still take passengers this way, it smells so bad. And guess where this waste ends up....yep the ocean.
  11. I have always received the bank letter the day before. Once immigration asked me to get new ATM receipt, so withdrew 1000bt and showed them the receipt that the funds were still in the account. It all depends on the office. You said 80K bt, hope that was a typo the requirement for retirement is seasoned 800K for two months for initial and seasoned for 3 months for subsequent renewals. Good luck
  12. Samui Deep Well

    Thanks for the response. I have been to Water Tech, and they have Grundfos, Franklin and some other Chinese made motors, that they can order. They are the ones that quoted me the high price. Looking for other experiences as well, thanks again Tropicalevo
  13. Hello TV members, looking for anyone with experience with deep well submersible pumps here on Samui. I have a well that is 227 M deep and from my research needs a 2 HP pump with about 23 - 27 impellers. In Bangkok I can find a non-Chinese pump motor, Franklin motor (USA), for 25,000 baht. Here on Samui my Thai wife was quoted 45,000 baht but will discount to 43,000 baht for the same pump. So I have been looking for other options such as Surat Thani to purchase the pump. Does anyone have any experiences or tips on this subject? Thanks
  14. Surat Thani Water/Well Company

    Thanks again SamuiJimmy, we have only been able to find that Samui Water Tech can order for us. But as I mentioned earlier, the price is over 25K baht over Bangkok. My wife is Thai so no problem there with the language in Surat. Looking for any insight from local Surat TV members who can recommend a shop