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  1. That would appear to be the case. A BKK lawyer said it was almost impossible. While an Isaan lawyer said possible.
  2. Yes. You must be able to see to drive. I thought this was a spoof but I guess this is Thailand 555. You should also be required to have a pulse 555
  3. Lot of non riders on this thread or those who only ride bikes under 250cc. Big is liter class (1000cc}. You want to call 600cc and up big, fine). The issue is age and experience. Taking a written test only or a road test on a small bike to demonstrate capability to ride a big bike is not going to help. Anyone under the age of 25 should not ride anything over 600cc. All license should be segregated by class/size of bike. Road test need to be completed on comparable class of bike for which you are applying to ride. Insurance for liter class bigs should be much higher (I would hate this but it would keep the irresponsible squids off these bikes)
  4. Talk about killing the goose that laid the golden egg.... Tourism would plummet. And rightly so. Not to mention the track record of corruption and ineffective oversight of existing rules. It would be impossible to track and enforce, and simply create another channel for official grift and abuse.
  5. You are out of touch. Elephants do not naturally live or belong on a sidewalk in Bangkok. Surprised I have to explain that to you. And there is clear evidence that many of these elephans are in fact abused for the shear entertainment of others (ie. Paid rides). It's wrong. Someone should put a leash on you and let others ride your back for 100 baht.
  6. Little know fact... Elephant handler/trainer is the most dangerous profession in the world (deaths per active handlers). But to the point of the article, the animals used as entertainment for foreigners is a sad state. I will never forget my first trip to BK and there was an elephant walking down the sidewalk. I felt sorry for the poor beast.
  7. Could always try visiting Somalia, Syria, Kuwait, and Syria ? maybe Thailand isn't all that bad
  8. Cabradelmar

    Mutilated torso of man found dumped in Bangkok canal

    "Well, this is not a boating accident! And it wasn't any propeller... It was a shark." ?
  9. I'm sharing with the group advice I just received from a Law firm in Bangkok... below is verbatim from the lawyer. Frankly, it does not appear I have many options good to protect myself; other than to keep records I paid for the martial asset and ask my wife to put me in a will (she/we will need to create -- even that she can cancel by herself). Ugh! The other options 1-2 below are simply not applicable to my circumstances. I'm not operating a legitimate business and we have no children together. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please note that due to the recent rules and regulations of the land department, many land officers will not effect the registration of usufruct and/or superficies in the event that one of the parties is a non Thai national. In addition, as you are aware under Section 1469 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code: It means that even though the lease agreement, usufruct agreement or superficies agreement has been drafted, signed by you and your wife and registered at the land office, none of these will be best to protect your interest in this property as these agreements can be void/ cancelled/ terminated without any reasonable ground. There are a few ways which may help protect your interest in this property as follows: 1. Using a company structure 2. Putting the ownership of the property in you and your wife child/children's name 3. Putting in your wife's name solely and that your wife makes the will for you (less protective) Please note that we require 30,000 THB + 7% VAT on account prior to providing any further advice. A consultation fee at the rate of 6,000 THB + 7% VAT per hour will apply towards your credit on account.
  10. Her money. It was all her before I married her.
  11. Thank you all. Some great advice here. Rest assured I intend to protect myself #1. Hence , why a posted the question. Thanks again.
  12. I doubt this is a new question... background: my Thai wife owns 1 rai of land on which we would like to build a home. I am a foreigner living here on a retirement visa. My preference is to lease the land from my wife and to build the home (in both our names). My thinking is that should either of us die, neither of us would be at risk of being throw out of the home or off the land. My wife assures me that would never happen, but nevertheless. I am a bit older, and her family (parents and/or children) would certainly inherit any real property she leaves behind. Has anyone come across this situation, and do you have any suggestion for how it should be handled? 1. In terms of protecting both parties (husband and wife) in the event of a future life event (divorce or death), and 2. In terms of the delicate topic of being perceived as untrusting
  13. Cabradelmar

    VIDEOS: Anthony Bourdain in Thailand

    The sting is that we follow the adventurer in hopes of living vicariously through them...and the adventurer has died. So we grieve our avatar who we also felt was a friend of sorts.
  14. Ghost in the machine
  15. He's an informant that they had to make look like was arrested. Like the FBI did with White Boy Rick from Detroit in the 80s. That's my conspiracy theory ?