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  1. Profit at Thai AirAsia more than doubled to 1.8 billion baht. Bangkok Airways profit fell slightly to also about 1.8 billion baht and Thai made a small profit following a very large loss in 2015.
  2. Is there an ATM in arrival at U-Tapao or do I need to get baht for taxi/minivan in advance?
  3. Do you understand that TOT and CAT are both 100% state owner companies. What benefit could there possibility be in having two groups are state bureaucrats competing with each other
  4. Will the price of the s6 fall when the s7 is launched? Any idea of the likely price of each? I am looking to buy a new phone and was thinking the s6 will be very good value once a later model is available. Any view?
  5. Ask a friend or relative from your home country to make a transfer by Western Union.
  6. I was charged 620 MYR - that is 70 above the visa fee. The only required documents were my passport - to confirm I was over 50 - and bank book. I did not go to the consulate
  7. I got a multi entry in June. Banana Guest house said that this would not be possible. Jim said no problem.
  8. If you were to go to Vientiane you could possibly get a single entry non-o with no funds.You will not get a multiple entry in the region for being 50 or over. I have a multiple entry visa for being over 50 - issued in Penang. The only requirement was a bank book with at least 800,000 baht.
  9. Just to say I got a multi entry. The only requirement was a bank book showing 800,000 baht. Cost was 550RM. They originally asked for a letter from my home country confirming I retired but it did not seem to be a problem when a said I did not have one.
  10. The reason that a multiple entry would be useful is that I might need to return to the UK at short notice before I can apply for the extension. I thought a that would be easier that arranging a re-entry permit.
  11. I am over 50 and have more than 800,000 baht in a bank account for more than 3 months. I am planning to apply for a Non-O in Penang next week with a view of extending in the future in Jomtien. What do I need? Passport to show my age? Bank book? Do I also need a letter from the bank? Anything else? Can I get a multiple entry Non-O? For what a read I apply in the morning and collect the follow day. Is this still the case? Do I need a return ticket to enter Malaysia. I am flying to Penang on AirAsia but was planning to return over land.
  12. I also bank with Nationwide. I agree that withdrawing at an ATM is not a sensible way of bringing money here. Their Select credit card has no fixed exchange loading or any other charges for purchases so I used my credit wherever a can. For thing I need to pay in cash a make SWIFT transfers of at least GBP5,000 at a time.
  13. I have lived in Thailand for 12 years. I have never been stopped by the police I have never been asked to pay a bribe. I think this is normal for most people living here. If you do do read Thaivisa you would probably never know this sort of thing ever happened
  14. I live in the Condo next to Grand Carribean. I would guess that there were about 100 construction worker there today. I have no idea why you think there is no progress. If you think it will not be finished, why would you want to buy even if you could get a discount?
  15. The Bank of Thailand interest rate setting setting takes place on Wednesday 18th June. Rates are likely to be cut. It they are most bank will adjust their rates next week.