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  1. Just changed over to LED lighting

    Just order them from AliExpress. Lots of choice. With or without remote. Via Bluetooth, WiFi or just standard.
  2. Thai people are much better drivers, since they can do all the things you can't and at the same time they can play on their phones while driving as well!
  3. Yes, different places different rules 555 The 100x100 betting work as follows: If you bet 100 baht only on for example number 45 and the draw is 45, you will get 5000 (at least here). When it's 54 you get nothing. Now when you bet 100x100 on the number 45 you will get 5000 plus 2000 for the incorrect order (54) equals 7000. When the draw is 54 however you will only get 2000. With 3 digits it's 50000 for 100 baht only or 70000 for 100x100. If the draw gets you the 3 digits but in incorrect order, you will get 20000 baht. I'm pretty sure at your location you can play the 100x100 as well, since this is used by many throughout Thailand. Good luck.
  4. First of all, the retail price of a single ticket in Bangkok is 80 baht. However it's common that you pay an extra fee for a set of 5, 10 or 15 with equal numbers. As for the 'local' lottery (local means everywhere in Thailand), 100 baht will get you 5000 baht. Not 7000. You will get 7000 if you play 100x100 (200 baht). Which means if you predict the correct 2 digits, you will get 5000 for exact order of the 2 digits and 2000 extra for the 2 digits in the wrong order. For 3 digits it will get you 70000 for 100x100 baht on the same principle. Furthermore you can bet on the up or down 2 digits. Last, but not least, most of the time you will get a discount on the money you pay. I get 20%, but this depends what commission the middle man (or woman) is getting. My MIL won half a million baht right after her son passed away and dreamt of the correct numbers. Normally she doesn't play that much, only once in a while, so I'm not sure this is magic. Another fun story: last year November just before I went on a business trip, I drove of to work and just when leaving the moo ban my neighbor stopped me to tell that there is a cat on the roof of my car (they car lay down on my fortuner, so I didn't notice it). They said it will bring me luck and that I need to buy a lottery ticket. I was in a hurry, but quickly picked up a set of 5 for 450 baht and guess what? I had the 2 digits correct, so I got 10k baht. I don't buy always a ticket. Just once in a while. Good luck to you all!
  5. On my calculator 5x80 equals 400 baht. But indeed the going price for a set of 5 equal numbers is 500 to 550 baht.
  6. Or buy a baby seat and you safely buckle up your kid! Not that hard to do!
  7. Well, my wife has a 7-11 card and she asks me to use it sometimes, but I don't like it, since many time the reader has a problem at 'our' 7-11.
  8. Well, I live >12 years in Thailand and not once the 7-11 didn't have change from 1000 baht. And I buy there a few times per week for some daily items. Like a 2 liter bottle of milk, bread etc. With 2 kids we spend quite a lot at the 7-11. That's in Bangkok, but also during any travel around Thailand it never happened that they didn't have change of 1000. True, in Thailand there are a lot of shops which don't have change from a 1000, but in my experience the 7-11s always have.
  9. CC payments are usually faster in Thailand since the staff needs to count the money about 100 times and then again when they need to give some money back
  10. I started using Line pay. At many locations they offer this, but at some shops the staff don't know how it works. And at some shops the readers don't work well. I'm also using Samsung Pay. Just take your mobile, unlock with fingerprint or whatever you prefer and use the NFC reader.
  11. Thai love Thai? I don't know how long you stay in Thailand, but Thai definitely do not love Thai! Most Thai love foreigners more than Thais. I'm not talking about bg's loving foreigners or the Thai and foreigners residing in the tourist areas. I'm talking about foreigners working and integrated in Thailand. One look during driving a car in a busy area and you will know that most Thais do not care for other Thais. That's when their real personalities come into play.
  12. There are a lot more people paying tax than posters on TV think there are. Only in the company where I work there are about 600 to 800 who pay tax of which about 50 foreigners I estimate (about 4k people here, but about 600 to 800 above the tax exempt limit). But most posters are not connected to the working people in Thailand, do they might not know. There are also a lot of foreigners that work legit and pay tax as myself.
  13. Yes, you misread this. It's about income tax deductions.
  14. They state what's not included, so everything else is included. As I remember from last year even things like car maintenance bills are included.
  15. It's not about the 7% VAT, but we (if you work in Thailand and pay income tax) can deduct max 15k baht when filing our tax begin next year in case you buy something in that given period.