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About bangkoken

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  1. If it looks too good to be true...It probably is.
  2. Spent the day (Saturday, April 6th) in Pattaya on the beach. The water was filthy, the jet skis are way out of hand speeding around much too close to the swimmers and the Police are no where to be found. The good part was the chair, umbrella and the cold beer being served. I have an idea. What about placing a Police booth every kilometer right on the beach to help control the out of control jet ski operators and their customers. Parents had to take their children out of the water today when a couple of jerks rented a jet ski and were wild with it too close to the shore and swimmers with no one to stop them. Where the hell are the authorities. One other thing a Saturday weekend and Pattaya was a literal ghost town.
  3. This seems to be relatively simple. Who ever or what ever is thinking up these insane ideas should immediately be deported to the worst possible place on the globe. Does anyone here have any common sense????
  4. I did exactly what you are planning to do a year ago. I went with a law firm to assure that everything was legal and in order. The company I used was The Kingdom Law Group Co.,Ltd. I found them on their website. I must say it was a good choice. They were competent and fairly priced. No complaints.
  5. 1000 % Correct... so simple yet, they are beating this thing to death! Apparently they have a lot of time on their hands.
  6. This is very simple. Do you have income of 65,000 THB or more? If so, then you are good to go. You don't need to be a mathematician to figure it out.
  7. He came in to Thailand with a forged passport. Read the article. You can rest assured the US court confiscated his original passport.
  8. Don't be so quick to start a responsibility that will only grow over time. If you really lover her do the best thing and help her to get an education and possibly a career. Would do wonders for her self esteem and would make you proud to know that you changed a persons life for the best. Start maximum 10,000 per month and leave it at that. If she asks for more make it clear she has to handle her personal expenses from her allowance. Throwing money after money at Thai women is never ,ever a sound decision for anyone.
  9. Try Kingdom Law Group 0859290355 . They did a good job for me.
  10. Pre-nuptial agreements are very common here in Thailand and must be registered at the same time as the marriage and must be made in Thai and English language. I had one prepared by a very competent firm called Kingdom Law Group here in Bangkok. If you want peace of mind have it done, I did.
  11. Be a (smart) man....Throw her out you idiot !
  12. Oh and one more thing....Good transportation is non existent and if anyone tells you differently they are flat out lying to you. We have all heard it before: "Misery loves company". This had to be authored by a Pattaya resident.
  13. I'm an ex NYC guy married to a wonderful Thai girl. Believe me when I tell you this, Pattaya is not a place you want to live. The crime rate is high, the beaches are Ok at best and everyone is trying to get their hand into your pocket. From what I have seen in my 15 years here ,there are no good neighborhoods,areas,etc., in Pattaya. Most of the ex-pats(not all) living in Pattaya are there because it's much cheaper living than Bangkok . Any place that starts 'Happy Hour' at 7am is not a place you want to be.
  14. Bangkok: "Vasu Currency Exchange" located on Sukhumvit Road in the Nana area. Plenty of USD at the best rates. FYI: The Thai baht is welcome in Vietnam and the exchange rate is almost exactly what the USD exchanges for. I have been to Vietnam many many times and have never had any problem exchanging Baht for Dong.
  15. Mr. PM.With all due respect. Why has there not been a "Crack Down" on these thieves (jet ski operators). Priorities need to be addressed. How many people have to be ripped off before you do something. Oh, and you might want to take a look at the Nigerians selling drugs on Soi 3 in Bangkok. They are blatant and aggressive at all hours of the day and night. Maybe look into the fact that they do this with no harassment from the Police. You want to make Thailand a family destination then clean up the crap that is slowly but surely destroying a great city/country.