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  1. I don't think "Pattaya" or the authorities believe that or even desire that. The system of girlie bars, gogos and discos works very well. This thread just shows the authorities checking that the main "girlie" area is being properly regulated, which mostly it is. The prostitution side co-exists with the bar scene, and as long as it's not overly promiscuous is tolerated and mainly legal. Streetwalkers, brothels and trafficked/underage providers are not. I have a feeling that many posters on this thread have never been to Pattaya and have no idea how it operates!
  2. Rooms available by the hour. Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. I have a deductible of $2,000. Sent from my SM-A500F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Life insurance

    58 year old Brit, with young wife and 3 year old, with savings of around £200,000 and a UK final salary pension (frozen since 2001), salary of around 80,000 baht a month, no mortgage - is Life Insurance a good idea/worth it? Premiums seem to be around £2-3,000 a year, for a 10/15 year term policy, with a benefit of £250,000. Sent from my SM-A500F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Superb post. Says it all in a nutshell. Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    Online 90 day reporting available from April 1st

    You don't need proof. Just fill in the form. Sent from my SM-A500F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    IELTS life skills A1 - fail

    I would wager her level of English is already good enough to pass A1. What she could probably do with is coaching for the test and familiarity with the types of questions, procedures and Listening contexts. Sent from my SM-A500F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. That's what makes the current system work well. Stick to bars and gogos with barfines, soapies, all operating within existing regulations, and everyone is happy. Sent from my SM-A500F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Most likely the EF language mill schools that are inundated with European teenagers on summer break. Brighton is full of them. Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    IELTS life skills A1 - fail

    A little coaching from someone who knows how the test works goes a long way! Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Possibly not. Some of the short or online TEFL courses have no, or minimal, teaching practice. Most UK jobs require CELTA or Trinity. That said, a month ago there were hundreds of summer season TEFL jobs in the UK being advertised on TEFL.com and many had minimal requirements. I think some would be desperate enough to accept a bare knuckles TEFL certificate! Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. I'm a Remainer, but I could live with this. I doubt any hardline Brexiteers could though. I think we will inexorably move towards something like this; or an extension of leaving, to give time for a more reasonable government to be elected. In any case, a hard Brexit won't be allowed to happen. Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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    New Zealand passes ban on foreign homebuyers into law

    One thing that Thailand has right! Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Does a "good somtam" include pla-rah and the little black crab? Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Not really. All the central BTS stations have had them for years and the whole of the MRT has them. Extending it to the outer stations makes sense now that a more heavily used. Sent from my SM-G930F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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