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kwilco

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  1. I was charged 30k per night in hospital on Samui.....and I was just in for observation.
  2. Unfortunately is the White well-paid Americans did take those jobs at THEIR rates,, no one could afford a lettuce....... and who would be the first to complain?
  3. Bt700-bn EEC projects get the nod

    so long as the Chinese can get their goods to water......
  4. Bt700-bn EEC projects get the nod

    freight trains will run on standard gauge lines....
  5. Do we get to hear how this all happened? Was it a motorcycle accident? there are a few salutary points to be made there - not least the cost of private healthcare and even the emergency services need to report their role in the incident.
  6. Bt700-bn EEC projects get the nod

    Largely to do with the Major Chinese trade route expansion to open up trade from Western China to the rest of the world. china has dangled some enormous carrots in places where they know they can make progress - Thailand is no exception. I question this constant referring to "high speed trains" as if this is the main idea. It is a carrot too - a "show piece. the real reason for the lines is th transportation of goods. not necessarily a bad thing but we can be sure the main benefits will go to China. by showering their targets with good news, money and other feel good factors I get very concerned that no matter where I look I ccan find no EL reports into the environmental effects of any of these projects, in particular the deep seaports. the ramifications will of course be both marine and on land yet nothing seems to have been said either way. These deep sae ports surround the holiday town of Pattaya and are vey close to areas of tourism and natural importance- digging deep sea ports will dramatically change the marine environment and may seriously pollute the already dodgy seas in the <deleted> of Siam. If anyone has found a report on the environmental impacts of these mega projects,I 'd love to read them.... or is the government just going to go ahead regardless?
  7. Health & Safety has to be FOOLPROOF - especially in holiday venues like Pattaya........ it clearly wasn't, there can be no excuse, regardless of how "accident-free" they claim to be it sounds it was more by luck than intent. Just take it on the chin and Pattaya will be seen as a responsible place as regards H&S - obfuscate and prevaricate and it just reinforces the image that no-one in Thailand every accepts responsibility for their actions.
  8. "I reside in a 3 bed 2 bath villa with private pool, and I'm one of those down at heel UK expats." - pot,kettle black?
  9. My thoughts go out to these kids, my sincerest hope is that they will be well looked after, and that it will be impressed on them how beautifully they behaved. I find this hard to read.
  10. If tey start detecting transgressors...that would be news.
  11. " I have an emergence fund for medical, I am self insured and add $100 to it each month instead of insurance premiums ( fund now exceeds B 400,000). So if I become ill I will go to a fine government hospital." Oh my god! are you stuffed!!!
  12. It's not digital nomads - there are now offices throughout Bkk with programmers working for major international companies through subcontractors....... no visas, no nothing
  13. Re Teachers and other expats - About <deleted> time! However it is not as clear cut as the ever over simplistic authorities seem to think. This is yet another ill-thought out dictum. The work permit and visa laws in Thailand are so bureaucratic, archaic and ill-fitted for the current nature of expats working in Thailand that a lot of people who are trying to work legitimately in the country will suffer. For instance just about EVERY SINGLE TEACHER working in corporate environment is technically breaking the law as their work permits are location, job and company specific...if they work at another address they are in breach of this. What is needed is an accompanying review and reform of the work permit and Visa laws regarding foreigners who wish to take up skilled or professional positions here. But they haven’t done this.....so literally hundreds of teachers could be deported. This will not only be those working on incorrect visas with no work permits but those who have jumped through all the often inexplicable hoops demanded by immigration and DoL. On top of this are the hundreds of those working in IT in Bangkok - subcontracted to major internet companies they live on tourist visas often with no office so undetectable to the DoL or immigration unless they actually bother to check multiple re-entry on tourist visas or non imm ”O” and education visas Re Teachers and other expats - About <deleted> time! However it is not as clear cut as the ever over simplistic authorities seem to think. This is yet another ill-thought out dictum. The work permit and visa laws in Thailand are so bureaucratic, archaic and ill-fitted for the current nature of expats working in Thailand that a lot of people who are trying to work legitimately in the country will suffer. For instance just about EVERY SINGLE TEACHER working in corporate environment is technically breaking the law as their work permits are location, job and company specific...if they work at another address they are in breach of this. What is needed is an accompanying review and reform of the work permit and Visa laws regarding foreigners who wish to take up skilled or professional positions here. But they haven’t done this.....so literally hundreds of teachers could be deported. This will not only be those working on incorrect visas with no work permits but those who have jumped through all the often inexplicable hoops demanded by immigration and DoL. On top of this are the hundreds of those working in IT in Bangkok - subcontracted to major internet companies they live on tourist visas often with no office so undetectable to the DoL or immigration unless they actually bother to check multiple re-entry on tourist visas or non imm ”O” and education visas
  14. I just can't understand how someone who is clearly mentally ill can be allowed to remain in the Whitehouse.
  15. I think you need to learn about language first and then how it is learned and taught (their are several ways, of course) Most native speakers in any language have no idea of grammar........ how it is implemented or even what it is...
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