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  1. Sorry, me again. Thank you for your previous replies, ubonjoe, lopburi3 and Mattd. I haven't exited the country. If I stay till the 21 October 2018 permit to stay and apply for an extension of temporary stay (without exiting and re-entering before 13 July 2018 expiry of "enter before" date on O-A visa) with all the required paperwork (proof of funds etc), will I get an extension of temporary stay till October 2019? Thank you again in advance.
  2. Hi UbonJoe, Thank you very much to you and lopburi3 for your responses. My "enter before date" on my VISA is 13 July 2018. So, if I go the route of exiting Thailand before that date, 'all' I have to get is a multiple re-entry permit. Q1. Do I have to provide the same documentation (passport pages, proof of funds) as an extension of temporary stay when applying for the "multiple re-entry permit" at Chaeng Wattana? (So, EFFECTIVELY, the multiple re-entry permit is LIKE an "extension of temporary stay" though I'm not calling it that since it isn't?) Q2. Does this mean I can get a multiple re-entry permit every year INDEFINITELY based on this one visa?
  3. Sorry to hop on this thread but I couldn't find an answer by typing keywords in the search box. My O-A visa based on retirement (obtained at the embassy of my country) expires 19 July 2018. Under "number of entry" on the visa it is marked "M". My question is (are): Q1. Would going to Chaeng Wattana for an "extension of temporary stay" for the first time before 10 JUNE 2018 be too early (maybe early June 2018 or even May 2018) and/or Q2. How soon can I apply for an extension of temporary stay? As I will likely be leaving on a trip out of Thailand around 15 June and expect to be back in Thailand around end July. For which, from reading this thread, I know I would also require a "multiple re-entry permit". I was out of the country once in October 2017 and got a "permission to stay" stamp in my passport until October 2018. With thanks in advance for your advice.
  4. Yesterday afternoon at Songkran waterfight in Silom area: My daughter's waterproof bag was slashed and wallet with everything in it stolen - national ID, atm cards, cash. It appeared to have happened some time after paying for drinks at a 7-11. Or maybe during. She doesn't know. She and a Thai-speaker friend made a police report in a temporary booth in Dusit Thani hotel. Arrived home early and badly shaken. Otherwise not physically hurt. Spare me the moralisation please. Just a warning, it still happens.
  5. Yesterday afternoon at Songkran waterfight in Silom area: My daughter's waterproof bag was slashed and wallet with everything in it stolen - national ID, atm cards, cash. It appeared to have happened some time after paying for drinks at a 7-11. Or maybe during. She doesn't know. She and a Thai-speaker friend made a police report in a temporary booth in Dusit Thani hotel. Arrived home early and badly shaken.
  6. Old bathtub leaking around the sides - old hardened grout needs to be chiselled off and re-siliconed. First part is beyond me. Some English spoken would be great. HELP.
  7. Anyone in Thale Noi at the moment? How affected is the lake and surroundings from the floods?
  8. Anyone in Trang environs at the moment? How are the roads to Pak Meng Dock? Current floods notwithstanding, we are due to fly into Trang for Koh Ngai second half of December 2017. Would we be able to get a public mini-van from Trang airport to Pak Meng, then boat? How much? The hotel quoted THB 600 pp one-way mini-van and boat which sounds excessive.
  9. Non-GMO preferred. This isn't for religious/philosophical purposes or making desserts. I just can't take bovine and porcine products. Thank you in advance.
  10. R/E counter is still AFTER passport control at Don Muang, yes? That means I would have been stamped out of the country already?
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    Lung transplant in Bangkok?

    Thanks very much for all the responses so far. Ya, I agree. Teaching hospitals would probably be the best bet - Ramathibodi seems to have done the most transplants. Statistics for lung transplants are much the same internationally. They don't look great. Sixty % mortality in the 1st 1-5 years after transplanation. Enquiring for a family friend outside Thailand. Am in touch with Ramathibodi cardiovascular-thoracic department but doctor has not got back. Will go down in person.
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    Lung transplant in Bangkok?

    Please recommend surgeons by name and/or hospitals.
  13. BigOm19

    Anyone been hit with duty on iHerb vitamins?

    After being given the runaround by the EMS office/Thai customs which seems to be the same body on a parcel that was absconded to their office in Chaeng Wattana on 6.9.17 (it is 26.9.17), it was just "clarified" to me TODAY by the original number I first rang two weeks ago that there would be a 5-7% customs charge + THB50 rental PER DAY on a parcel that went over the $100 limit (at the time the order was made on the iHerb site) by $2. I was also just told TODAY, the parcel would NOT be sent back to the USA because it is a "food and drugs" item. When I was given the impression it would be if it is not collected. My question is: WHY THE EFF wasn't I told this the first day I rang? This is WRONG and designed to EXTORT the maximum amount of money from urgently needed items. Nutraceuticals ARE medicines to people who need them. Parcel value approximately THB3,384 Estimated costs Customs at 7% THB 237 Parcel storage "rent" at THB50/day THB1,000 Taxi fare to and from Chaeng Wattana from central Bangkok THB700 TOTAL THB2,000
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    Loy Krathong in Mae Sot

    I've been to Mae Sot, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Sukhothai etc at other times of year. Question was specific to Loy Krathong. Just didn't like the idea of jostling with PRC masses at the more obvious places for Loy Krathong but would still like to be somewhere with a more local, still festive atmosphere. That's all.
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    Anyone been hit with duty on iHerb vitamins?

    I was ordering under $100 ($90-something mark) per parcel until August 2017 with no duties. Until the last order which was $102. It's now sitting in customs in Chaeng Wattana (I'm in central Bangkok) and no one on the chain of telephone numbers I was passed along can tell me how much customs or re-delivery will cost. The P.O. website says 60% of value of the parcel???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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