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  1. Excellent post. With this setup, where would you recommend opening a corporate bank account for your Seychelles company? Also, does the income need to stay one year in a personal bank account, or could you keep it on your corporate account for one year and then pay yourself dividents still tax free in Thailand? I personally went for a HK company, but the bureaucracy is quite cumbersome indeed. I chose this route because I need PayPal, that doesn't accept a combination with company registration and bank account at different locations.
  2. I mean a company like Iglu.net. Yes, those law firms providing work permits are quite dodgy indeed and doubt it's fully legal. I did not comment about the legality of working remotely from Thailand, but simply mentioned that it is possible to have a local company employ you to conduct your online work under them. This is a good solution for someone who wants to stay longer term in Thailand and become a local tax resident. If it comes to a stay of few months, I would not bother indeed. Nobody will care if you are working from your home laptop to a company that is not in Thailand.
  3. It is possible to work legally from Thailand for an UK employer / online business when you have a local company sponsor your work permits for this job, depending on the type of work you do. This way you can get a work permit, visa and pay taxes in Thailand.
  4. I wonder if in such situation it would be ok to run over him? When someone threatens you with a knife or gun in front or your car. Would it count as self defence?
  5. One thing I don't understand about what people keep repeating is "Uber is illegal". How can the app itself be illegal. What if a driver has a taxi licence, his vehicle is registered and insured for commercial use and then uses the Uber app to find customers? So is it really just a question of the drivers themselves getting the appropriate licences to drive Uber legally, or is it to do with that technically all taxis should use their meters? But what about those companies that provide taxi/limo services for fixed prices from the airport etc.
  6. I saw the video of this and the 4sshole in the pickup crossed a double yellow line before the bike it him. He should be thrown in jail for murder. But 500 baht fine probably as usual, and the carnage continues...
  7. I was just in CM and was able to get an UBER every time I needed, even at 5am coming out from a late night bar. On the other hand, I once took GRAB in BKK and he rounded up the fare up pretty much and had no change.
  8. Police mafia defending the taxi mafia.. what a surprise! I heard from an UBER driver in Belgium that when the drivers go to court, UBER pays their legal fees. Perhaps they could start supplying guns to drivers in Thailand so they can defend themselves against this taxi mafia scum. I somewhat understand the opposition from honest, meter-using taxi drivers in Bangkok, but anywhere else like Pattaya, Phuket, CM, Samui etc. the taxis are purely ripping off people.
  9. But they don't have unlimited 4G plans yet in Thailand as far as I know, so something like that is not very practical for full time use. I'm currently using my phone as a hotspot and getting under 10 mb/s download speed with AIS 4G. It's alright to get work done whilst waiting for proper internet.
  10. Hey guys, I just moved to a new lowrise condo on Sukhumvit 64 that my girlfriend bought. The condo is brand new and they are just finishing up the last bits. We are actually the first ones to move in. Before we did the transfer of ownership, we checked with AIS who told us that we can have AIS Fiber there. After moving in, AIS called that they cannot do it! Now after my gf has been talking with the building manager, he is saying that they will make a deal with TRUE for the building. What a nightmare - I believe TRUE is the worst of all of them. When we came to see the condo before moving in, the staff told us that there would be True and TOT internet which I'm OK with.. but it doesn't seem to be the case at least yet. I work mostly from home and have to use VPS's based in the US, so having a fast internet is a must. I also play online games on my free time.. I have only heard bad things about True internet on Thaivisa, Facebook and my colleagues who all work in IT/dev jobs. How does it typically work - does a condo building decide which provider they take, and then the provider comes to install the cables? Is there anything we can do, perhaps try to ask the building manager to consider choosing a more reliable provider? Or do the providers themselves decide which areas they will and will not cover?
  11. Hi guys, I am doing a project on independent BMW part dealers and garages in Bangkok. I have have visited over 10 already but need to find more. Do any of you know any particular independent garages that specialise in BMW cars in Bangkok? Thanks in advance.
  12. Knowing him from a popular biker Facebook group, Christian had been trying to sell his bike for a while already...
  13. I don't really get this. On the video I can see the rider stops and goes to check what happened. After this, the video is cut and continues showing the guy leaving, once the road seems to be clear already. Am I missing something?
  14. 1.5 years and the condo was new when we moved in. Yeah, most of the damages are reasonable wear and tear except for the stains in the kitchen walls. Personally if I was a landlord I would make the tenant pay for these. I would prefer to get it sorted beforehand though, as landlords are known to make a profit on these works in Bangkok. I hope I can find some effective way to clean them to a reasonable condition.
  15. Thanks for the tips guys, I thought it was more simple than it is. I wonder if it's possible to find any cleaning product to clean stains off walls, such as black marks from shoes and coffee stains in the ceiling? The gf decided to do a "coffee shake" with my protein shaker that had the lid open, so you can imagine how the ceiling looks like.