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About KamnanT

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  1. Yes, Transferwise has excellent exchange rates and reasonable fees but you need a local THB account to transfer into. I'm guessing the OP is withdrawing funds from an overseas account because he doesn't have a local one.
  2. KamnanT

    Immigration staff checking passports at DMK Domestic

    And yet many Thais who travel domestically on e-tickets manage to do it without even possessing a passport. They use their baht prachachon or their driver's license. I have always used my Thai driver's license for domestic flight security checks and have never had a problem.
  3. One litre and Excise Department staff have been stepping up enforcement in the last year. I have been stopped twice in the arrivals hall (after Customs) in the last 12 months and subjected to a baggage search in their little office. Booze and smokes their only target.
  4. The "unified ticketing system" that has been in the works for nine years and still doesn't include the BTS. Mind-boggling.
  5. +1 With withdrawal fees increasing at both ends (foreign ATM fee and home bank fee), cash is once again king if you're OK with the risk of carrying cash. On GBP, Superrich in Bangkok charges a very narrow buy/sell spread. And +1 on avoiding UK high street banks and money changers: the spreads they charge are criminal, particularly on exotic currencies like Thai baht.
  6. A "manhunt" has been launched to find 8 impoverished Rohingya but so far little effort to find one affluent energy drink company heir.
  7. The reaction between lithium and water is normally quite violent. Water would not be a recommended way of extinguishing a li-ion battery fire.
  8. Or even, “It’s just my phone - I shouldn’t be using it while I’m driving, anyway.”
  9. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that US Congress (or any congress/parliament for that matter) attracts such nutters, given the mountains of graft and pork available to those who are successful at getting themselves elected.
  10. KamnanT

    Customs woes at Swampy

    I got off an Emirates flight from Dubai last Sunday and the baggage hall was full of Excise guys not so discreetly looking for passengers with more than the 1L of alcohol and 200 cigs on their trolleys. Must have been four of them around our carousel alone, all wearing dark blue jackets with government logos (not the "pseudo-Navy" uniforms of Customs).. They had walkie-talkies and were giving details of passengers to stop to their colleagues outside customs. It does appear that Excise enforcement is very active at the moment.
  11. No desire to be alarmist but one reason she would be ineligible to apply for a Temporary Partner (309) or Permanent Partner (100) visa would be a less than satisfactory police clearance certificate from Thailand - e.g. serious convictions.
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