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fredob43    765
46 minutes ago, rott said:

Thanks for the advice Fred......but......(exasperated sigh:smile:)......NS is awash with places to go for a drink, many of them conveniently located for me. But fired up by your lurid descriptions of the action at The Oasis I have for a long time been itching to get up there and get stuck into it. Goulash with noodles will do to line the stomach, but later on one craves something curryish which I presume is not available. Never mind, I adapted to NS so I am sure I can adapt to whatever is on offer.

 

How much for a large Leo? Heineken? {Not that I am bothered about the price of course, but my mate will ask.) Any local draught available.?

Did reply to your post but as usual got lost on TV.

 

Will enter again.

As previously stated give Oasis a miss till it's finished. I do believe that the stairs are in place now, but still waiting for the flowers to be put in place.

Will give updates on same with snaps once OK to visit.

 

Beer anything from 60/70bt at Oasis for Chang/Leo more if you go for his German stuff.

Draft, Oasis doesn't do same, did do it once but there wasn't enough call for it.

 

Nana still has large rooms with Queen size bed. A tad lonely wandering around on your own though. Now there's a thought Party time.

 

H/M K.P.PHET.

Fred to locals.

 

 

 

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rott    447

The photo looks as though he is adding some short time rooms so possibly best to wait till they are ready. Will save you lads having to explain away the grass stains on your knees.

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fredob43    765

H/M has just returned from BKK had to go via that place N/Smog.

Update the roads are still in pretty bad shape. Pot holes on the way down Bloody disaster on the way up. By-Pass is almost a no go going north. Continues for several KM on the main road.

Even the new bit they have just (few months ago) finished that goes to the side of the new overpass has started to rut up.

What is it with the roads there. They can only be called at best rubbish. Or could it be that the powers that be are pocketing all the cash that's allocated.???

 

One good thing is that they are now resurfacing some of the old road that's also going north.

Don't hold your breath on when any of it will be finished as there didn't seem to be a lot of work taking place. They are using the down stretch while the road is closed, that by the way is almost impassable in places.

You have now all be advise to stay well clear of N/S only go if you have to.   

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billd766    9,747
4 hours ago, fredob43 said:

H/M has just returned from BKK had to go via that place N/Smog.

Update the roads are still in pretty bad shape. Pot holes on the way down Bloody disaster on the way up. By-Pass is almost a no go going north. Continues for several KM on the main road.

Even the new bit they have just (few months ago) finished that goes to the side of the new overpass has started to rut up.

What is it with the roads there. They can only be called at best rubbish. Or could it be that the powers that be are pocketing all the cash that's allocated.???

 

One good thing is that they are now resurfacing some of the old road that's also going north.

Don't hold your breath on when any of it will be finished as there didn't seem to be a lot of work taking place. They are using the down stretch while the road is closed, that by the way is almost impassable in places.

You have now all be advise to stay well clear of N/S only go if you have to.   

 

Thanks H/M

 

I have to go to N/S tomorrow but I will be in the pickup and the shocks still work I think so I should be OK. I will be going down on the route 1 and back up via Lat Yao.

 

I haven't been to N/S for a year. I wonder if it is still open?

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wayned    3,089

They paved the crossroad through the village with black top a few years ago.  It lasted about 6 months and has since been an ever worsening set of pot holes due to the thin surface that they initially applied and the heavy trucks from the gravel pit.  Earlier this week they started resurfacing it again, dirt base spread over the existing mess and then finished with a coat of black top.  I expect that this will last about a month or so.

 

SIL that lives north of Lat Yao on the way to Bill's house had a motorcycle accident earlier this week.  I don't have much details as to what the cause was but her un-helmeted head took the brunt of the  force and she is in the Government hospital in NS after having two crainiotomies,   Prognoses is not good.

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fredob43    765
8 hours ago, billd766 said:

 

Thanks H/M

 

I have to go to N/S tomorrow but I will be in the pickup and the shocks still work I think so I should be OK. I will be going down on the route 1 and back up via Lat Yao.

 

I haven't been to N/S for a year. I wonder if it is still open?

No problem Bill on the 1 going south, that's of cause the K.P.Phet end. OK For two km or so on entering N/S province, then it starts pot hole ruts they have two sections of road that are only 1 way. That's due to road works. You can play the game as you travel along. That's the one looking at all the work that's not being done. Have a safe trip. Tip stay well away from By-Pass.

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fredob43    765
4 hours ago, wayned said:

They paved the crossroad through the village with black top a few years ago.  It lasted about 6 months and has since been an ever worsening set of pot holes due to the thin surface that they initially applied and the heavy trucks from the gravel pit.  Earlier this week they started resurfacing it again, dirt base spread over the existing mess and then finished with a coat of black top.  I expect that this will last about a month or so.

 

SIL that lives north of Lat Yao on the way to Bill's house had a motorcycle accident earlier this week.  I don't have much details as to what the cause was but her un-helmeted head took the brunt of the  force and she is in the Government hospital in NS after having two crainiotomies,   Prognoses is not good.

Sorry to hear that your SIL is having a bad time. Typical Thai never ware a helmet.

Only hope that she gets better.

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billd766    9,747
9 hours ago, fredob43 said:

No problem Bill on the 1 going south, that's of cause the K.P.Phet end. OK For two km or so on entering N/S province, then it starts pot hole ruts they have two sections of road that are only 1 way. That's due to road works. You can play the game as you travel along. That's the one looking at all the work that's not being done. Have a safe trip. Tip stay well away from By-Pass.

 

I understand what you mean about southbound now. I came on at Klong Meelai and it was OK for a while but the guys working the first northbound repair were trained by Brits who repair the roads over there. The cones were out and not a soul in sight.

 

At least on the bottom one there were SOME guys working.

 

I came back home via Lat Yao on the route 1072 which is only 1 lane each way and there were road works on that too.

 

Sadly this afternoon the word was out for ALL the village idiots to drive where Bill was driving. My blood pressure must have been blowing the top off is safety valve and I lost my voice at one point shouting at all the numpties.

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dave_boo    1,175
On 8/10/2017 at 4:47 PM, billd766 said:

 

I understand what you mean about southbound now. I came on at Klong Meelai and it was OK for a while but the guys working the first northbound repair were trained by Brits who repair the roads over there. The cones were out and not a soul in sight.

 

At least on the bottom one there were SOME guys working.

 

I came back home via Lat Yao on the route 1072 which is only 1 lane each way and there were road works on that too.

 

Sadly this afternoon the word was out for ALL the village idiots to drive where Bill was driving. My blood pressure must have been blowing the top off is safety valve and I lost my voice at one point shouting at all the numpties.

Time to invest in a louder horn and give your voice a rest.

 

Try heading through Salokbat next time.

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billd766    9,747
42 minutes ago, dave_boo said:

Time to invest in a louder horn and give your voice a rest.

 

Try heading through Salokbat next time.

 

I used to have a klaxon horn like this but my wife refused to have it on the truck.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2VhB7vaZI0

 

I went through Salokbat on the way down and I thought that I would come back via Lat Yao for a change. Bad plan.

 

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billd766    9,747

Retirement extension at KPP August 18 2017

 

 

I did my retirement extension this morning and IMHO the Immigration Office staff at KPP need serious retraining and a boss who will crack the whip.

When I got there about 10:10 there were 3 staff and I got a guy who spoke fair English asking me what I wanted, so I told him a retirement extension.

OK, this is what we want says he.

Blah blah blah.

I have got all that but no bank account as I use income checked at the British Embassy instead. I am not sure if he understood or wasn't happy.

Where is your wife? At home, why? We need a copy of her ID and the blue house book.

Not for a retirement extension says I, and there is the yellow house book in MY name.

Ahh.

You need the TM7 form filled out with photo. There it is.

Ahh.

He buggered off for a bit and other customers came in, agents I think with passports for 90 day reports.

It went quiet for a bit then another guy came over and we started the dance again.

I had everything they needed except a copy of Nee's ID card and a copy of the blue book.

This guy spoke some English but not much and I am not sure if he knew what he was supposed to do.

Then it is sit and wait for the lady who was doing the paperwork.

Eventually I get to her desk and we start the dance again but to a different tune this time.

Meanwhile the other 2 guys have buggered off for a coffee and a fag, perhaps short time I have no idea.

I don't thinh the lady had dealt with an income application before as she couldn't seem to understand that I didn't need a bank book and yes that is the annual income, there is the monthly income, no it is not in THB but GBP. She tried to look up the exchange rate somewhere on the computer and failed so she said not enough income.

Que? She was giving the rate for the Euro and not the GBP and she eventually found an up to date print out of the forex rates for July and finally agreed that, yes, I did have enough income after all.

Then she wanted to talk to Nee and I will ask Nee later what it was about.

Most of the time I was at her desk, reading a book, she was up and down trying to deal with other customers as well. Then the chatty guy turned up and she could concentrate on my application.

Eventually she finished with me but it took about 45 minutes to do what is basically a 15 minute job.

As I was leaving she told me to bring Nee next year.

Nothing seems to convince them there that for a retirement extension I don't even have to be married unlike a marriage extension when I do need to be married.

Compared to Nakhon Sawan for the last 6 years of retirement extensions KPP is like driving down a narrow rutted and flooded dirt track after coming off a superhighway.

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dave_boo    1,175
On 8/12/2017 at 11:35 AM, billd766 said:

 

I used to have a klaxon horn like this but my wife refused to have it on the truck.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2VhB7vaZI0

 

I went through Salokbat on the way down and I thought that I would come back via Lat Yao for a change. Bad plan.

 

Yeah, I can't get the old lady convinced that putting a Soundbomb on the Subbie is a good idea also.  We just returned from a multi-day adventure and it would have been useful a few times.  Scratch that; I lied.  It would have been good to have every 20 minutes or so!

 

Another way I like going if I have time is to stick on the [3504] heading towards Lan Sak, and then cut over towards Uthai/Chai Nat.  If really adventurous, don't turn towards the [1], but go down to Suphan Buri on the [340] and continue to Pathum Thani.  The [309] is my preferred route for just potting along.

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Retirement extension at KPP August 18 2017

 

 

I did my retirement extension this morning and IMHO the Immigration Office staff at KPP need serious retraining and a boss who will crack the whip.

When I got there about 10:10 there were 3 staff and I got a guy who spoke fair English asking me what I wanted, so I told him a retirement extension.

OK, this is what we want says he.

Blah blah blah.

I have got all that but no bank account as I use income checked at the British Embassy instead. I am not sure if he understood or wasn't happy.

Where is your wife? At home, why? We need a copy of her ID and the blue house book.

Not for a retirement extension says I, and there is the yellow house book in MY name.

Ahh.

You need the TM7 form filled out with photo. There it is.

Ahh.

He buggered off for a bit and other customers came in, agents I think with passports for 90 day reports.

It went quiet for a bit then another guy came over and we started the dance again.

I had everything they needed except a copy of Nee's ID card and a copy of the blue book.

This guy spoke some English but not much and I am not sure if he knew what he was supposed to do.

Then it is sit and wait for the lady who was doing the paperwork.

Eventually I get to her desk and we start the dance again but to a different tune this time.

Meanwhile the other 2 guys have buggered off for a coffee and a fag, perhaps short time I have no idea.

I don't thinh the lady had dealt with an income application before as she couldn't seem to understand that I didn't need a bank book and yes that is the annual income, there is the monthly income, no it is not in THB but GBP. She tried to look up the exchange rate somewhere on the computer and failed so she said not enough income.

Que? She was giving the rate for the Euro and not the GBP and she eventually found an up to date print out of the forex rates for July and finally agreed that, yes, I did have enough income after all.

Then she wanted to talk to Nee and I will ask Nee later what it was about.

Most of the time I was at her desk, reading a book, she was up and down trying to deal with other customers as well. Then the chatty guy turned up and she could concentrate on my application.

Eventually she finished with me but it took about 45 minutes to do what is basically a 15 minute job.

As I was leaving she told me to bring Nee next year.

Nothing seems to convince them there that for a retirement extension I don't even have to be married unlike a marriage extension when I do need to be married.

Compared to Nakhon Sawan for the last 6 years of retirement extensions KPP is like driving down a narrow rutted and flooded dirt track after coming off a superhighway.


That's a pity, Uttaradit is my office and they couldn't be any more helpful.

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claynlr    30

Thanks for the report Bill...Hopefully you can get them fully trained by the time I retire in a year or two! :smile:

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fredob43    765
2 hours ago, claynlr said:

Thanks for the report Bill...Hopefully you can get them fully trained by the time I retire in a year or two! :smile:

Don't hold your breath on that. I have to agree with Bill they are at best rubbish.

I had to go in the other week for my retirement Visa. 'Was with the wife' she asked for a TM7 form as I didn't have one.

 

The Boss??? who Bill referred to, said I would have to get one from the British embassy WHAT. 

Then it started like Bill no bugger knew what they were on about.

 

I as luck would have it had the monies in the bank had a letter from them to confirm. Even so it took over 1.1/2 hours to get it sorted.

 

As we left the wife said I think they are all stupid. Or it might have been Sutupid.

 

Even so still better than having to go to N/S.

 

Wait till you want a 90 day report Bill N/S 1 Min: K.P.P 45 if your lucky.

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