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  1. Bangkok Airways

    Good chance there will be a sale in the next four weeks based on last two years.
  2. My friend bought one made in Bangkok for about 30-35,000
  3. New ship in today, is it also Chinese? Big one....
  4. Realized that the Ventusy link above shows the site set to a projected Thursday picture. You can activate the link and then use the calendar/date setting in lower left to pick a day to show, current date or future day. Doing this also shows the projected path if you go ahead a day at a time. So storm is not currently at the vortex stage.
  5. Just looked at Windguru and the picture has changed. Now storm due here all day Thursday with much heavier winds and rain than earlier projection. Ventusky shows storm as having form of a hurricane (vortex around a center) but without an ‘open’ eye. Could be time to batten down the hatches and bring in the lawn furniture 😉
  6. Any reports from those in Nathon as to whether the cruise ship passengers who came ashore but chose to walk around Nathon instead of taking an excursion by minibus shopped or bought anything at a level comparable to previous cruise ship passengers? Usually cruise ships do seem to benefit Nathon that way. Did they cause congestion in the streets with their behavior as pedestrians? Selfies taken from the middle of the streets by Chinese tourists are pretty common in Chiang Mai 😉
  7. I have access to my friends chipper/shredder and will be doing pruning later this year. My question is to the value of wood chips as mulch and as a compost ingredient versus any down side. Some people feel that wood chips can be places that pests can live and propagate. There is also the question of whether wood chips contribute to a helpful nutrient profile or not. There is plenty of material on line to study, so my question to the forum is about your local experiences here in Thailand. Thanks for sharing!
  8. Fell into same scam about 20 years ago. Knew something about gems, most importantly that reselling something you bought for any retail price to make a profit was unlikely to say the least ? looked like pretty lousy sapphires too. Didn’t realize at the time what was happening but felt wrong. Saw an article in the Post a week later about the exact same scammers. Just don’t buy!
  9. Nice to hear an enthusiastic take on Samui from a new resident. Slowing down seems to have come easily to him Accepting the island’s population as being only 60,000 shows he hasn’t dug very deep into what is around him, that will probably come sooner rather than later with his new connections.
  10. For those able to plan ahead Bangkok Air has lately had some promotions with Samui to KL fares at 4,500 rt. Evening flight and morning return. Bus, train and air link to Penang. Not shortest trip time but you are on Samui most of both departure and return days.
  11. Parking at departures has always worked for me. Usually pushing a luggage trolley, no problem.
  12. If you are ever on Koh Samui, the luxury Six Senses hotel is very committed to sustainable land practices and has a biochar retort. Current GM Gay Henden is personally interested in this, and you could probably arrange for someone to show you their retort/oven. Sometimes they have bags of goat manure for sale if you are short of ki 555
  13. eye doctor

    Actually about 40 meters. Next to the real estate shop (Coco) with the prominent dragon headed bench you might have seen before
  14. Samui snake and wildlife rescue

    Phil is a great guy, has helped me before. Let's help him help the wild critters here - and yes, there are still some beautiful wild animals, birds, and reptiles around. He aids them all, but mostly known for coming to help you when you find a snake in your place.
  15. When wanting to understand more about any religious, spiritual, social or other group, I usually start finding out information by putting the name of the group and the word 'problems' in the search engine. This will usually produce a forum or posting of ex members with a negative opinion of the group. Then I go to the groups own website and other positive opinions. Every group has those who have left with ill feelings (think of the Catholic Church) and I don't necessarily adopt the view point of either group. Such a look at this group on line produces both kinds of opinions.