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  1. thaibutty

    Whats wrong with the air on Phuket

    I agree that the air tends to be much clearer on the Chalong side. Still quite a bit of burning going on that is not only visible but also smells. Both Chao Fa Roads have a lot of traffic with buses and trucks, which also contribute. And another factor that was an issue for quite a while (not so much anymore) was the sand dust from the digging and daily explosions while the new water reservoir behind Wat Luang Phu Supha was built. But although I moaned about the air quality at times, currently I have nothing to complain, which Old Croc will surely appreciate:)
  2. what a bundle of joy you are. btw: you have the most accurate member description I've ever seen on this forum
  3. apparently, the sudden death of a young man on holiday is such a laughing matter to you...
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    Racist dual pricing for massages now?

    I have been here for almost 15 years and it bothers me now more than in the beginning. Probably because its where I feel at home, have family, a house, a business, speak the language etc. But still being treated different. Of course, I have learned to deal with it. I have my regular places where I am not being overcharged and treated in a very friendly way. Places that try to rip me off and even if its just a 20 Baht extra charge for being Farang will not see me again. So its not a big deal and I can live with it, but it does bother me every time it happens. Had a typical experience yesterday. Went to get a haircut, my regular barbershop in Chalong was closed so tried another one around the corner. Sat down explained what I want in Thai, had a nice little chat with the guy. Next chair is a Thai customer. We all have a nice chat in Thai. All nice people really. Until the end:) Thai customer is done, asks how much. Barber points to a sign that says in Thai "Haircut 150 baht" and says: 150 Baht 5 minutes later I am done too and asked him how much and he says: "180 Baht"... I answered: "your sign says 150 Baht," gave him 150 Baht and left the shop. Needless to say I will not be back again...
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    Problems with 3bb last couple of days

    I had this problem 2 weeks ago. Called 3BB support. Sent over two technicians the next day who fixed the problem in 15 minutes. Just call them...
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    Phuket Zoo under fire over animal conditions

    Been there once about 6 years ago. Its horrible and extremely overpriced.
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    Why Boracay matters

    Would never happen. Too much money involved in Phuket. Certain tourist attractions could be closed, or have already been closed. Such as Koh Tachai or Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island. But definitely not the entire island:)
  8. thaibutty

    i dont like swimming in beach. where can i find pool?

    There is a 50m olympic size lap pool in the Prince of Songhkla University. 80 Baht entrance fee. Open to the public Monday-Saturday 16.30 - 20.30 And 6.30 - 10.30
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    Dishwasher detergent

    I get friends and family to bring me a pack from Europe whenever they come over. But I also recently found out that you can order them from Amazon and get them delivered to Thailand. Will cost a bit in shipping but still cheaper than buying here.
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    Has Phuket gave up on Patong beach?

    Personally, I did not have any expectations when I first came here in 2004. But I liked it so I stayed. But over the years I seem to like it less and less. Especially, since instead of improving all of the points regarding pollution are getting worse from year to year.
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    Has Phuket gave up on Patong beach?

    It was already a crappy place in 2012 for my taste. Don't see it any better or worse than it was back than to be honest.
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    Basic TV repair Shop in Kata/Chalong Area

    I have used a guy very close to the circle. Coming from Kata towards the circle he used to be on the left hand site. Maybe 50, max 100 meters from the circle, very small shop, hard to spot with a glass sliding door. Fixed my TV a few years ago. Not sure if he is still around though...
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    Whats wrong with the air on Phuket

    I have to agree! The weather has been great these last few days and the air was very clear and fresh.
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    How much $/ month to Live in Phuket ?

    Good for you:) i have to go through the circle of horror to get to any beach in the south or drive an hour to go to layan, which is still a preferable choice given that’s its much more quiet up there.
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    How much $/ month to Live in Phuket ?

    Sure is, when you find a quiet spot. Of course we go to the beach every once in a while but i really prefer staying home at the pool and the kids actually do to.