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  1. All you need to keep your PR over this period is to return to Thailand for a day or two to renew your non-immigrant quota re-entry visa just before it expires (valid for 1 year). Takes a couple of hours usually (at Chaeng Wattana anyway). If you cannot manage that, then as posted above, your PR is lost and its back to square one with a new application.
  2. You mean Dirty Harry wasn't telling the truth? I'm devastated...!
  3. OK, an update. I went there last week, its on Nawamin soi 163, quite a fair way down the (narrow) soi, on the left hand side. A bit tricky to park also. Its a small shop, and there's a sign outside with some English which says fly fishing, but it would be easy to miss it. Sorry, being an old guy I didn't think to take a photo using my phone. A reasonable selection of fly fishing tackle, some rods, reels and lines, and also some fly tying materials and tools, much to my surprise. Worth a visit, especially if you happen to live out that way. Lots of other tackle as well. The good news is that if you search on google maps for Nwamin soi 163, the tackle shop shows up when you zoom in. Its also not too bad a drive if you go via the Chalong Rat expressway. I hope that's a help. Steve
  4. Thanks for the help. The second one is the one my own tackle shop was on about. When I went back he told me it wasn't ladprao but Nawamin road!
  5. I've had my prints taken at CW every time I've got a new re-entry permit, ever since 2012. TIT.
  6. Hi all, My local Thai tackle shop in On-Nut says there is a tackle shop in Ladphrao that sells fly fishing tackle. He gave me the name (in Thai) but neither of my kids can find anything out about it (they are both bi-lingual). Anybody been there or have an address? If not I'll go back and see if he has a phone number. Thanks, Steve
  7. stbkk

    No e-mails

    Same for me. Not a single email since the 25th of May. Also when I tried to register for the daily news feed (using IE and Firefox) after I clisked on the 'Subscribe' button after filling in my email address, nothing happened at all.
  8. Did you have to put your fingerprint in a big ledger? You still had to do that last year in CW when I got mine?
  9. I always fill in the forms at home before I go, I find it easier to show to the reception guy giving out the queue numbers.
  10. Hi all, Has anybody got a new re-entry permit recently at CW? If so what is the turn around time nowadays, please? Last year I got mine in a couple of hours, and hopefully its about the same nowadays. Thanks, Steve
  11. stbkk

    pay once and then pay again?

    Agree completely. Not sure about the guys name, but he speaks good English and provides a great service. I've used him a few times and never had a problem. If something is not worth fixing, or will be expensive/risky he will tell you after investigating and before the fix, giving you the choice. When I asked him about building a system from scratch he even told me it would be cheaper to go elsewhere as all he would do is buy the parts from another shop and add his charges on top! Don't use this phrase often in Thailand, but 'great service'!
  12. There is an electronic system now which works in the same way. Press the button on the machine and you get a lane number, and that is your taxi. Its got the taxi number etc. printed on it, and you keep that ticket in case of problems. Fare is the same, meter + 50 Baht, or (I guess in the case of Pattaya etc.) agreed fare.
  13. Not my experience, but maybe I've just been lucky. I travel in and out of swampy a couple of times a month for business, and in the last 2 years have never had a taxi not put the meter on. Includes arriving at 6am on Saturday morning this week (14th). I certainly wouldn't leave the airport without the meter being on, though.