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    Where can I buy wood (lumber) in Doi Saket area?

    Hi, I'm not sure there's a shop in and around Doi Saket that sells the sort of wood you need. You could try Global or a Home Pro but again I'm not sure they stock timber. There is however, a store not far from the Central Festival shopping mall intersection called the Suksawat / Suksawad Timber company you could try them. Regards, Joe http://www.chiangmailocator.com/chiang-mai-businesses-4277:suksawad
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    Neurosurgeon in Chiang Mai

    You might well need a neurosurgeon, but NOT for a hamstring injury. For a severe (avulsion) hamstring problem you might need to be referred to an orthopaedic specialist for a consultation who will advise you as to the most suitable course of treatment. From personal experience, I sincerely hope it's not an avulsion-type injury which is incredibly painful, but the recovery from surgery is a long, tedious and difficult process too. Good luck, Joe
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    Golf courses

    Huh, wait until you get stuck behind a 5 or 6 ball of heavy gambling hi so Thai golfers...and you can't play through because your caddy won't let you and anyway there's another large group in front of them! On a brighter note here's the info for Royal Chiang Mai golf club who have a great 1500 baht (800 baht for Thai resident) promotion until the end of June - http://www.royalchiangmai.com/ Regards, Joe
  4. But isn't the completed, most up-to-date TM30 attached to a page in your passport, which makes it available to be seen by an IO every time you complete your 90 day report. Regards, Joe
  5. Yes, every month withdrawing circa 60k baht for the past five years and using my Thai driving licence as ID (of course, I also had my bank book too). Regards, Joe
  6. Useful information...I was only in Kasikorn bank (Promenada branch) on Saturday and withdrew a reasonably large amount from my account using my driving licence as ID. At what branch did this occur? Also, I wonder if they'll accept my passport details from the images on my phone? I was stopped at a police checkpoint earlier this year and asked for my passport, they were happy to take details from my phone and sent me on my way with a smile. Regards, Joe
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    Police Patrol Surprise Visit

    Thank you, but as I said earlier my extension of stay has always been on a retirement visa and I have been legally married for 5 years, so there's no "extension of stay based on marriage". Regards, Joe
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    Police Patrol Surprise Visit

    Thank you very much for your response(s) and kind words...I've been living in Thailand for 7 years now (retirement visa) and happily married for 5 years. Regards, Joe
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    Police Patrol Surprise Visit

    I was visited at home (I live in Doi Saket), this afternoon by a Thai police motorbike patrol officer. He knew my name and I was asked by him to confirm that I lived at this address (which I did). He then took 2 photos of me and a photo of the house number. He was polite and cheerful and said he was collecting this information “for immigration” and showed me his phone which had a note on it asking me to confirm that I would be at home during the week. I have no reason to doubt that this was a policeman carrying out his duty, but when I told my (Thai) wife what had happened she was concerned that it might have been a fake policeman. I wasn’t asked for money and I’m not even sure whether or not there might be a return visit. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Regards, Joe
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    Database to track foreigners

    I think there's absolutely no need to get worked up about any of this. It's so obviously Fake News. Regards, Joe
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    what happened to this forum??

    Well if you don't like it, you know the answer... Regards, Joe
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    Certificate of Residence

    Sure, here you go: 1) Completed application form for Certificate of Residence 2) Actual Passport 3) Copies of these pages in the passport - Main photo page, Visa page, TM6 departure card (all photocopies must be signed) 4) Photocopy of your TM30 form (photocopy must be signed) 5) Copy of the TM6 (photocopy must be signed) 6) 2 passport photos against a blue background (sign the back of the photographs) 7) Photocopy of one of either; a lease agreement; blue/yellow house book; letter from landlord Hope this helps, Joe
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    Certificate of Residence

    Thank you for the guidance re opening time time. I now have some more up-to-date information. If you have enough time and are not inclined to use the services of either of the 2 agencies charging 1,000 baht for an expidited certificate, (one next to the photocopy shop and the other on the 2nd floor), this is how it works. Don't bother with any of the queues where people are renewing 90 day notifications etc. Instead at circa 8pm when Promenada opens its doors go the the Immigration office on the second floor which is in the corner along from Boots (this is the office where TM30's are sorted out). There are a couple seats and chairs outside so take a place as near to the shuttered door as possible. When someone opens the shutter, you can walk inside and take a seat on the right near, to the desk which is marked "Certificate of Residency". Clients are served in order from the first seat. All my doc's were in order and the young lady handed me a piece of paper telling me to return and collect my residency certificate at 2pm on the 18th May. All very easy, no fuss, no requests for "fees" and total time spent was around an hour. Regards, Joe
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    Certificate of Residence

    Regarding a Residency Certificate - I'm not really interested in using an agent and have a couple of weeks in hand before I need to renew my driving licence. On enquiring where I should go a helpful officer told me to go to the small Immigration office on the 2nd floor (the one that deals with TM30's). When I arrived there I was told I was too late for Residency Certificate and to come back tomorrow. Does anyone know what time I should get there and how long I should expect to wait? Regards, Joe
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    Anyone Notice a Rapid Temp Drop?

    No noticeable difference in Doi Saket...temperature holding steady around 33c (which is cooler than yesterday and a couple of days before). Regards, Joe