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About MahasarakhamMitch

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  1. Managing retirement income

    I am not a fan of Bangkok and wouldn’t live there as it’s just too busy and the air is so polluted. There will be a large inheritance from my mum at some stage unless it’s eaten up with care Home fees. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. Managing retirement income

    My wife has a decent house and farmland in maha sarakham which we will use as a base. I really love the sea so would look at renting a condo for a month at a time for breaks away from the in laws Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Handicapped parking permit

    He saw a dr from the transport dept who decided he was disabled plus he brought proof from the hospital showing that he had a stroke. I’m not sure about the driving licence as he has never driven apart from illegally with a motorcycle. He couldn’t drive now though. It took about 4 weeks from start to finish. Once the badge was ready the process of pick up was very smooth. Even me as a farang was impressed Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Handicapped parking permit

    They do exist . I took my wife’s uncle who is disabled to the transport office to pick his badge up Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  5. Fishing near chiang saen

    He’s in hospital with a heart attack Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. I’ve followed graham from the start and liked his blogs to begin with but his channel seemed to turn into an ebegging site. He has done a huge disservice to fellow expats as the Thai authorities will see another expat without insurance. The consequence may mean that the government will start cracking down on retired expats in the future. Like I say I’m not against the fella but when I decide to retire in Thailand, I (and like most chaps on this site) will weigh up what is practical. Can I afford to retire permanently or part time spending 6 months in my home country and 6 months in LOS. On a personal level if health insurance is not an option due to pre existing conditions then I will make sure I have 2-3 million baht in an instant access account to cover a business class flight back home to the uk or money to fund the treatment in Thailand. Luckily; I have done ok with property in the UK and this should allow me an early and comfortable retirement but nothing is guaranteed. Leaving yourself with nothing like graham did is a recipe for disaster and plain stupid. I realise he may have been stung my a previous girlfriend but that is life. He had the money to have a yearly check up which would have picked up the situation with his heart. Ive heard of lots of expats that have had diagnosed conditions and fly back to the UK. What is more worrying is the financial position he puts on his wife Pie and her parents. As the hospital will want their money whether he lives or dies. And it doesn’t end there as she will have a motorbike to pay for aswell. The whole thing is a mess and this blame rests soley on Graham’s shoulders. I do wish him well as he is in an awful situation but you cannot retire in Thailand and expect to live off handouts. It’s a lovely country but very tough with no money. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Ignoring the house and car, it has to be my Rolex .....a birthday present to me from me
  8. Somdet and Kalasin, good to live in ?

    Oh ok sorry I missed that
  9. Somdet and Kalasin, good to live in ?

    I've heard that there is an office in Maha Sarakham. This is much closer for you. I've copied a post from another site. Quote: For anyone required to or wanting to do their immigration business at the new Mahasarakham Immigration office, it is located on Hwy 23, 5 km south of the Hwy 219/Hwy 23 intersection. It is located on the north side of the divided highway and just south of the PEA (Provincial Electric Authority) building. There is also a u-turn located within 100 meters of the entrance. GPS coordinates are: N16.137914, E103.247840. The entrance road to the property is easily missed, so drive slowly. There appears to be a single small 2 level structure about 200 meters in. I was told the site was (and may still be) used as a firing range training facility for various police departments, though I couldn't see any facility for that purpose. A known good telephone number for this office is 043 971 278, but have a Thai speaking person make the call and take any information with a grain of salt. TIT after all
  10. Managing retirement income

    I'm 44 years old
  11. Somdet and Kalasin, good to live in ?

    I'm sure there is an immigration office in Maha Sarakham . Maha Sarakham (just down the road) is growing very fast with McDonald's, makro, big c, Tesco, multiplex cinema, and a few swimming pools that you can pay 50 baht and swim all day. The large university populations are changing Maha Sarakham into a lively city
  12. Managing retirement income

    The main house is in Marlow in Buckinghamshire which is a nice area. Rent is approx £1400-£2000 a month. The house was completely refurbished 2 years ago. It is interesting what you say about not retaining a bolt hole. I was chatting to a retired English guy at the thai temple in Oxford today and her said that keeping a flat, and car in the uk is surprisingly expensive with council tax, car insurance etc
  13. Managing retirement income

    I hope not. We've been married for 20 years and all appears ok Fingers crossed ?
  14. Managing retirement income

    Good god, no I don't have £18000 a month I would have £1800