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  1. Alternative plan suggestions please from anyone who's been? Is it worth staying in Nong Khai and songthaew it to Phon Phisai with traffic tailbacks? Thank you in advance.
  2. I actually went back to Singapore for 2 nights but did not have time to apply for the O-A then. Just to share my experience in Singapore: I only had time to see the GP at Faith Family Clinic in the nearest housing estate. He requested a blood test for 1st stage syphilis. If positive, there are tests for more advanced stages. TB requires an Xray in Singapore and I had to go to a government clinic in Chai Chee for that. In his medical opinion, only leprosy, elephantiasis and "drug addictions" on that list have obvious physical manifestations.
  3. Hi chuang, what did you write on your "dossier" ("applicant's personal data" on the requirements page http://www.thaiembassy.sg/non-immigrant-visa-o-a-long-stay)? Did you apply using the electronic application form? I thought I would upload some documents first in order to get a case number so I could get the last requirment (Certificate for Clearance which requires a letter from the embassy - I can't make a fingerprinting appointment without one) but they wouldn't 'take' even after compressing to well under 5MB.
  4. I went to J & B hair salon supplies between Phetchaburi soi 31 and 33 on the main road - they didn't have natural dyes but I managed to get a few odds and ends like large sectioning clips and claw clasps. I browsed a few other items like hairdressing capes for customers and hairdresser aprons as I saw someone else asking. I'm not a hairdresser at all but I thought a customer cape might be useful for my little project but at THB450 it is not cheap. Better off buying off Aliexpress if in bulk.
  5. I eventually got 100% henna powder and indigo powder in a shop called "Jay Dee" in the little lane that runs alongside India Emporium, Pahurat. Jay Dee is directly in front of the India Emporium car park ticket booth. It was THB70 for a 150g packet of 100% henna and THB70 for a 50g packet of 100% indigo. Natural henna without additives will give a red tint - any other shade will contain toxic chemicals like PBB. It's amongst a few dry foods grocers (rice and spices). There must be others but Jay Dee was the second shop after the first Indian grocers I tried (they were out of henna and indigo). The proprietoress' is a friendly lady called Simmy and she shared how she prepares henna. However, I'm going to follow more precise instructions I found online which is closer to what it says on the packets. I'm giving the henna paste I made with green tea about 12 hours covered in clingfilm for the dye release. Since it will involve considerable time, mess and cleaning up afterwards over 2-3 days, I'm not taking chances of getting it wrong the first time. Want to make sure it keeps at least 4-8 weeks. In the meantime, I will be working on the endocrine dysfunction that's caused this sudden onset of grey hair in a short period of time. For darker brown and black hair, henna and indigo should be done in a two-step process. Henna is what makes indigo bond with the hair.
  6. Where can I find these products? Shop name and address would be very helpful. Amla (Indian gooseberry) powder would be good as well. With thanks.
  7. Singaporean here in Thailand atm, not "trying to use Singaporian [sic] residency to short circuit the system". I know you're trying to help but you've got the wrong picture. Lots of things are automated and done online in Singapore. Just that I've been away a few years and haven't kept up with tech developments. There's been some delays as waiting for things like a SingPass password reset plus 2FA token key. The only thing I can't seem to be able to get online is a letter from the Thai embassy as the Singapore Police will not issue a CoC without a Thai embassy visa application "case reference file". That's partly automated. Will give it another go. Thanks very much, Anthony Loh. Jiak lak, man. Wan this, wan that. Headache. So sian oreddy leh. Haizzz. Not applying on basis of work or marriage. Retirement visa just for a year or so. Not permanent.
  8. This is more complicated than I anticipated - it looks like I have to make at least 2 trips to Singapore. In order to apply for a CoC certificate of clearance from Singapore Police, I need a letter with "a case reference" from the Thai embassy but no one is picking up phones or answering emails? I have created a visa application account on the Thai embassy website but without all the required documents uploaded (including the CoC), I can't create an application with a "case reference"?!? So bizarre. What am I missing?? Help?!
  9. Just bumping this post up in the hopes that any Singaporeans who may have applied for an O-A in Singapore recently will see it. When did you apply and did the embassy accept a medical certificate from Thailand? Been calling all week but no answer. Thank you to the respondent who came answered the question about the criminal record.
  10. Buying supplements from iHerb in the US

    I've been ordering from iHerb before and since I moved to Bangkok end 2013. For a good stretch last year, orders took around 7-10 days to arrive but since late last year, they've gone back to bad old days of 14 or more days. At first I thought it was the Christmas backlog but it's end February now and they're getting slower. I have always kept orders under $60 - the one time I went over by about $2, I was charged something like THB450 tax. This was likely in 2014. I only just saw this notice on the checkout page. Is this correct? Has anyone ordered above $60 THIS YEAR and not been charged customs?
  11. Yes, Singaporean here. Medical certificate PDF bottom of aforementioned page requires a doctor to you are "free from the following": Leprosy Tubercolosis Elephantiasis Drug addiction Third step of syphilis .... Most of which require a blood test?
  12. I'm currently in Thailand and will only be returning to Singapore for the purposes of applying for the retirement visa. I just tried the embassy in Singapore but there was no one picking up. I refer to this page: http://www.thaiembassy.sg/non-immigrant-visa-o-a-long-stay Under "required documents": 5. Criminal record: I assume I can get this from my neighbourhood police station in Singapore? 6. Medical certificate: It says "issued from the country the application is submitted". Would they accept a medical certificate from Thailand? For the blood tests they require, it may take a week to longer to get the results. I would be grateful for any input from any Singaporeans who've applied for the O-A visa in Singapore recently. Btw how long did the application take? I have a home in Singapore but will be staying in a hotel.
  13. Has anyone got the latest Pakse to Ubon Ratchathani bus schedule? When did you last travel? Trying to schedule to fly from Ubon to Bangkok. Thanks in advance!
  14. Hi all, considering a run to HK next month for a SETV. Has anyone been asked for an exit air ticket out of Thailand recently?