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On 9/16/2017 at 1:52 PM, sinbin said:

Not true. Just refuse to pay. They'll back down. You haven't broken a law.

i thought by law you have to carry your passport. maybe i am wrong

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i thought by law you have to carry your passport. maybe i am wrong
Correct, but Thai police are lenient and are usually happy with a photo cooy
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I was on Sukhumvit between Nana and Asoke a couple weekends ago while sober and was very surprised to see all the businesses lined with African and Arab men.  I mean, if I want to buy a 'dildo for her pleasure,' I'm going to buy it from an old fat Thai woman. These foreign male hawkers made no attempt to speak English or Thai to me as I passed.  And over half of the prostitutes lining the sidewalk and under bridges were from Africa.  What's a tourist straight off the plane with yellow fever to do?  It's not that I wouldn't fancy a bit of brown cinnamon or even a bit of dark chocolate; that's not it at all.  I just wonder what all the p. Lek's and p. Som's and their sick moms and buffalo are doing?  Where have they migrated because from what I can see, they are getting kicked off every corner.  I made it down by that dump Thermae, (just street level, mind you) and again was surprised.  African pimps everywhere!  I mean...a little self-respect, ladies.  No one is going to shake down an African hooker working freelance, except perhaps the Thai police, so what were all these dicks loitering around about?  Was there a two for one deal on Big Mac's I didn't know about?   It's a dog eat dog world out there, I guess.  Call me nostalgic for the 'old days' (like a couple years ago) when a man could slide down Sukhumvit get pigeon English cooed at him from ally ways.  Hell, I'd even take the ladyboy's returning over what is out there now. :)
Police operation black eagle is s start

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Er.....It's person of colour I believe nowadays. Do try and keep up with the latest liberal vernacular.
The Thai are more direct black or n****r are the terms usually used.

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4 hours ago, agudbuk said:
On 1/18/2018 at 10:16 AM, kurtmartens said:
So you willingly broke the law?  

50mph adequate on busy urban road.

Yes.  50mph/80kph is what the posted speed was.  If the driver was doing 100 and not 80 then he happily broke the law and really doesn't have much to moan about when he is pulled over by the Highway Patrol or local BiB.  Breaking the law, no matter what we think of it, is still breaking the law.

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13 hours ago, agudbuk said:
On 10/20/2017 at 2:13 PM, The manic said:
Er.....It's person of colour I believe nowadays. Do try and keep up with the latest liberal vernacular.

The Thai are more direct black or n****r are the terms usually used.

 

For the latter, I'm sure they are, if they are scutters. Pretty much the same as in the west. Once saw a bargirl on a motorbike shout "chocolate man" at a black guy, who was very put out. Ironically she was trying to flirt.

"black" is not an offensive term imo. Never had complaints using it in earshot of my black friends, unlike "coloured" which I once used as a teenager whilst chatting to some friends of Nigerian ancestry and caused some very raised eyebrows and expressions of disbelief.

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On 07/02/2018 at 10:55 AM, agudbuk said:
On 20/10/2017 at 2:13 PM, The manic said:
Er.....It's person of colour I believe nowadays. Do try and keep up with the latest liberal vernacular.

The Thai are more direct black or n****r are the terms usually used.

Kak or Kek is the term used here. Never heard the the word bigger used in Thailand except by black rap musician.

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50 minutes ago, The manic said:

Kak or Kek is the term used here. Never heard the the word bigger used in Thailand except by black rap musician.

You mean แขก which is used for Arab or Indian people, not for black people (just search for it on Google image search)

 

My GF is calling black people black or negro, both are meant in a neutral way

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8 hours ago, Novae said:

What type of police?  Immigration police or normal police?

 

Depends. On a random stop check or roadblock, normal police, more likely to ask a couple of questions and perhaps check your pockets - most of these guys won't know how to even read a passport. 

 

If caught up in one of the Operation Ethnic Eagle swoops, passports (or copies) are the order of the day. Shouldn't worry too much though, not a great chance of getting caught up in one of these. 

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On 08/02/2018 at 1:05 PM, jackdd said:

You mean แขก which is used for Arab or Indian people, not for black people (just search for it on Google image search)

 

My GF is calling black people black or negro, both are meant in a neutral way

Well yes but Arabs Kai kao= white <Worker On Government service an old British colonial term.>. Actually used on official broadcasts by the police to describe POI in Erawan bombing. Aroind Surawong a war used by Indian Buddhists is known locally as Wat Kek. But anyway I've never heard a Thai use the word Nigger. 

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The last time the police here popped up publicly on the subject of foreigners and their passport, they confirmed in news reports that it was acceptable for foreigners to carry a COPY of their passports on their person, and not have to carry the original on their person, for all the obvious security and safety reasons.

 

(If memory serves, that public pronouncement came after some police unit or location somewhere started demanding that foreigners carry their original passports, which drew a lot of complaints and protests).

 

But also obviously, be able to retrieve/provide the original if requested to do so.

 

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BANGKOK:-- [thaivisa.com] After the confusion surrounding the news that all foreigners in Thailand are required to carry their passport with them at all times, Thaivisa.com has today obtained official clarification on this matter.

Earlier this afternoon, Thaivisa.com spoke to Deputy Commander and Police Colonel Voravat Amornvivat, a senior official at Immigration headquarters in Bangkok.

 

Deputy Commander Voravat wanted to reassure the expat community in Thailand about the current situation.

 

He told Thaivsia.com that information in an article published by The Nation on 31 July 2014, was incorrect.

 

Deputy Commander Voravat confirmed that foreign tourists and expats do not need to carry their passports with them at all times.

 

He said that tourists can of course leave their passports locked in their hotel safe and enjoy their holiday in Thailand without worrying about the need to carry their original passport.

 

Deputy Commander Voravat also said that for expats living here, a Thai driving license or photocopy of your passport can be used as a form of identification.

 

 

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lol I don't even stop anymore for the police.

that cu*ting road rangsit-vibhavadi theirs about 50 police officers in the morning all along it - when they blow there whistle i always used to stop and they always find something or just keep you there wasting your time.

soon as it get to don muang i just go on the far right lane for cars only, loads of other motorcycles do it, just stay around minimum 60km - 100km and make sure you take exit before you arrive to victory monument, if you miss that you get stuck on the toll way bit where you definitely will get fined.

so much easier just never stopping

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in all my time here i've never carried my passport or been asked to show my passport. on two or three occasions when walking home late at night, sober as i dont drink, i've been stopped by police and asked to turn out my pockets but as there was nothing to find there i've gone on my way. never any attempt to fine, bribe, threaten or plant anything.

 

BTW in my youth i used to smoke a bit of weed but even at that age i was smart enough to not carry it in my pocket...

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