Jump to content
Thailand Visa Forum by Thai Visa | The Nation

scotbeve

Advanced Members
  • Content count

    1,589
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

232 Excellent

About scotbeve

  • Rank
    Super Member

Recent Profile Visitors

8,747 profile views
  1. Rubber Trees

    Nah dude, I definitely wouldn't do it again... Sent from my SM-N900 using Thaivisa Connect mobile app
  2. Rubber Trees

    And... No. I didn't grease any of those palms. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Rubber Trees

    We're not removing any trees on any of our land. That's at the buyers' discretion. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Rubber Trees

    Malaysia and Indo prices went up as well during the high price period. The consortium was going to grow in a OPEC-type-of-way. We fell for it... like any commodity, they all fluctuate. This downturn is a long/ going to be a long one. Teak trees: made a profit but not what I expected... too many outreached palms along the way with 12 (yes, 12!!!) Govt agencies !!! [emoji21] Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Rubber Trees

    Rubber was great when there was the consortium of 3 countries: TH, MY, and Indo. Would've been a good profit if the govt didn't "change". (really loathe dictatorships....). We are farang. No matter how many years one stays here... There will always be some aspects of Thaidom where we are not allowed to participate in. 36 years here already... I am the uncle of the district... 55555 Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. Rubber Trees

    Oh... pigs, cows, and drying kils for lumyai and chillies. I came home from abroad (work) and I worked on the farms most of the time. Also was the maintenance guy for a lot of the stuff & house Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Rubber Trees

    Yup. Grew sticky rice... We're northerners. lol. Had : tractors, dump trucks, back hoes (mack hoes lol), bulldozer, and various machines of grass destruction. Fish farms, teak plantations, bamboo, mangos, and some other cash crops besides rice. All in all...? A lot of work, small returns. The $$$ is in property but long term. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Rubber Trees

    We've been actually hands-off farming for some time now and our family was running it all... But due to these historical low prices for lump, we've decided to sell all the land including our first house / farmhouse (400 sq mtr with a 20 m swimming pool, 110 sq m garage - 4 bay - and workshop, approx 100 sq m rubber staging barn (planned to do RSS)). I've retired as of 2 yrs ago from my "day job" (O & G industry). We have 3 rents coming in from properties in Chiang Mai and 2 rentals from 2 plots at the farm. Essentially, all the land sales are supposed to be retirement cash. Deadly slow tho' . Sold the last of our farm equipment 5 months ago (had 4 rice harvesters and other equipment / machines before that). One plot was surveyed and okayed by the "government" for a 20 rai solar farm. A decent deal which fell through due to govt corruption and ineptitude. The private company that was going to install the solar farm, paid a down payment to over one hundred "farms" but got screwed by "Dah Leh". So in short, retire and get onto the bucket list! Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Rubber Trees

    Still too low.... we're selling ALL of our rubber plantations (120 rai++).
  10. Rubber Trees

    The north was always shafted one way or another (except when the Shins were piloting the ship). 15 baht today. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Rubber Trees

    It's been that spread since the first buyers in town. Usually 5-8 baht less than Issarn and the south. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. Rubber Trees

    12 baht in Mae Ai, Fang, and Chai Prakarn. Lowest in history. The filks in the south are getting extremely peeved! Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. Bangkok hit by heaviest rainfall in 25 years: BMA

    And the massive runoff from the north. Oh.... the dams are full as well.
  14. Flying start for natural resources reform

    Indeed. A sidenote of worthy note would be a definitive fact that, at present, and ...say... the past 3 years, pretty much ALL the agri products now have zero marketability. Other agri-commercial products as well...take rubber for example.... a big one as the it is a major issue in the south - a region of government loyalists whom are very disenchanted at the moment. Rice, corn, garlic, onions (all types)... you name it, all prices at the gate are rock bottom. The rest is just basic economics results under a m1l1tary hunta. Burma v.2 Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. And then there are the boffins on the road "moving" their cars around... No, they move their cars, not drive their cars. EG: left lane for turning left only when said boffins want to continue straight. Sent from my SM-N900 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
×