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About churchill

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  1. I visited him a few months ago .. still in the same place . Had not heard that he had moved ..
  2. Local protests about pricing ..
  3. If you have a local account there is no withdrawal fee .
  4. I have also found that changing currency in Thailand is better than changing abroad ... Overseas ATM's charge withdrawal fees along with a worse rate .. and overseas banks generally charge a worse rate than on Samui ... We recently went to Siem Reap and the USD rate was about 20% worse .. although if you could find a street dealer a better rate was possible .. but still worse than Samui . Same for GBP .. Much better rates here .
  5. More talk ?
  6. Yes the medicines are a rip off .. but you don't have to buy medicines from them , although of course they prefer you to .
  7. I just picked up a residents card ( no fee at present ) for my daughter 11yrs .. previously was only issued to 12 or over .. In the past , on occasion , my prices with the residents card have been cheaper than the child fare , now with the reduced fares I'm sure they are .
  8. Sounds like a mistake ... I have had blood tests and others at Bangkok Hospital and not been overcharged .. I would query it .
  9. Samui Immigration said ' No Cannot '
  10. Oh well .. Just a thought .. I have to go to immigration next week anyway so will see what they say ..
  11. I assume the account can be closed and funds used ..
  12. I normally just use my debit card .. but as I need to have 800,000 in an account and if this were accepted by immigration it would give me more flexibility .. I assume the account would be linked to my current account which would be debited monthly for any outstanding balances .. The bank said interest was 1.2% , I think , on the account .
  13. I am thinking of getting a credit card from Bangkok Bank ... If I want 800,000 Baht credit I need to deposit 800,000 Baht in an account . Can this account be used as showing 800,000 Baht for my Visa renewal ? Thanks in advance
  14. 'Crossing the road .... Grab a flag ' Too bad all the flags are on the other side !
  15. Perhaps the reason they are asking for hand drawn maps along with google .