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  1. Shipping from France to Thailand

    So, no one knows then?
  2. Hello all! I'm thinking of shipping some personal items (maybe 1-2 cubic meters) that have little material value, but I wish to keep (books, old video games, etc.). I'm planning to ship them from France to Thailand. It will be shipped to my TGF's house upcountry and in her name. Ideally I would like it to arrive intact. How long it takes, does not matter. Also, I would like to minimize tax paid. I'm hoping the fact that it's shipped to a Thai name/address and that there is nothing of any real value in there it will get by easily. Anyone can suggest a good company that handles door-to-door? And any other suggestions or warnings I should consider? (Note: I am aware of the fact that it may cost more to ship than the value of the items :) But, they are sentimental so I wish to keep). Thank you all!
  3. BKK entry refusal

    To the OP: it looks like you came to Thailand multiple times in one year, albeit for a short duration each time. Immigration does not generally like this, and may consider it evidence of you being a bad person (guilty until proven innocent) They don't want to take a risk of letting you in and being held responsible. everything else they did was to find an excuse to back their decision. Remember: In Thailand, all foreigners are bad criminals, especially dark colored ones. If you come more than once per year, you must be doing something illegal. Or So goes the mentality. I recommend applying for an SETV each time, or limitting trips
  4. Thailand has the Thailand Elite Visa specifically for this purpose. If an individual can not afford it, then they are not affluent enough to be given extra consideration. I recommend you get the Thailand Elite Visa, and waiting until your funds are secured enough to afford this.
  5. Songkran Survival Guide – Top Ten Tips

    I opt to leave the country.
  6. Commitment. You know you won't try to stop yourself when struggling for breath. And this serves not only as a warning against falling for Thai women, but any woman /man in the world, irregard of nationality, could do this to a man.
  7. For 7 days Every 7 minutes 7 fatalities
  8. Any one still using a Windows mobile phone

    Nokia 1520 here. Still use it constantly. No desire for Google's android or iPhone. Hoping sailfish becomes more supported.
  9. why don't they move to Pattaya for this trade? with unemployment at 1%, why do they have trouble getting a job?
  10. Last I checked there is a lot more shopping choices in Pattaya than hua hin. So, better for people with money to burn in the shops
  11. Best (legal) streaming TV solution

    YouTube has a few items, including Bloomberg news. You can get NHK on most devices, which has some good news. You can pay and stream CNBC, but not useful to most people. I could not find a legitimate way to get CNN. Amazon prime is here in Thailand, but only a couple of shows are available. The biggest issue is that most content is geo locked, and Thai (and expats) are not a major market for most companies, so we get left out. Hence the grey market. Next best is to use VPN and pretend to be in the UK or usa.
  12. 1). Favourable tax treatment 2) Easy visas for prolonged stay (elite, retirement) 3) Warm climate 4) Access to great diversity or imported food / goods 5) Western standard health care 6) Good location for visiting all of Asia Women are not the deciding factor.
  13. High quality masks needed for pollution

    Who knew my SCUBA equipment could be useful on the way to the boat too!!
  14. Air quality in Bangkok drops again

    It's not greyed out. The number was so high that it crashed and have an error.
  15. Hello all, A little note was attached to a Visa that was put into a Thai Passport. It indicated that there needed to be proof of funds for the duration of the stay. The listed: Cash Traveller's Cheques Credit Card The Thai person travelling does not use a Credit Card. So it's a choice of over 3,000 EUR in Cash or Traveller's Cheques (which both seem a lot to travel with). Does anyone know if they would be okey with: Debit Card Bank Statement Something Else? I checked the 'official' web site, and it even lists 'Other' as an option, but nothing explicit. So any advice here would be appreciated. Thank you.