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  1. Been down there a couple of times this week (last night most recently). Busy. In fact all of soi 7 was quite active. The sidewalk bars may prove to be a thorn in the side of the legitimate bar owners, we'll have to wait and see. Public toilets @ 10B per visit. Will be interesting to see the impact of the closing of Queens Park on the soi 22 bars near Titanium.
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    5G available?

    A friend tells me 5G is available in some areas of Bangkok. Is that correct? Or is it just some sort of AIS/DTAC marketing ploy?
  3. I'm confused. The Thai consulate website has this stipulation for an OA visa... Bank statement or evidence of adequate finance showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate (an original copy) with a monthly income of not less than 65,000 Baht, or a deposit account plus a monthly income totaling not less than 800,000 Baht In the case of submitting a bank statement, a letter of guarantee from the bank (an original copy) is required 800k plus 60K/B monthly? Would a Bangkok Bank account with 800K (for 3 months plus) suffice? They also say a deposit account plus monthly income of 800K. Surely that's just an error that didn't translate properly? Confusing for me.
  4. I vote to leave it as is. This board is a great source of information.
  5. I've found if you ask 5 different Thai people how to say or pronounce something (in Thai) you probably get 5 different answers. Same with asking "fluent speaking" farangs.
  6. I'm looking to get my 5s battery replaced in BKK. Any recommendations of reliable shops? Thank you.
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    New Apples

    Some iphone 5 batteries have been recalled. You may want to look into it.
  8. He's lucky the driver didn't attack him with a rusty farm tool.
  9. Been transferring over in Taipei for the last couple of years and I figured maybe I should check it out. Any tips of what to do, where to stay, getting around, where to drink, etc? Not interested in the p4p scene. I would only be interested in 2 - 3 nights. Thanks.
  10. It never occurred to me I could block the provider's sms messages. I just figured that was part and parcel with the sim card.
  11. I'm planning to travel to Saigon and environs soon. The last time I was there I bought a sim card (cant remember the carrier) and I was constantly bombarded with promotions via sms. What is a good (carrie)r sim card to get?
  12. I always went to Beautiful Optical, now Top Charoen. They seem to always have a sale and they will bargain,
  13. At those prices (and size) I'd buy two. One for me and one for the tilac and her (visiting) family.
  14. Thanks. I saw some of those. That's what stirred my interest.
  15. Been thinking about buying a house, but I really don't want to live in a cinder block house. Has anyone bought or looked into pre fabricated housing? Does it exist there? FYI, I'm aware of the restrictions on farangs owning property in Thailand.
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    7-11, Ais Divorce

    This will impact me. However, Family Marts seem to be popping up all over. http://www.khaosoden...s-ais-services/
  17. An hour ago, a friend of mine (using Line) relayed video to me showing soi 7 in Pattaya was rockin' on. No music but plenty of drinking and laughter.
  18. I will probably end up in bed much earlier, thus saving 3-4 thousand Baht as a result.
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    "forgery Gang"

    I have not seen any mention of this topic (until now). I've seen those guys around but never in my wildest imagination did I think they were nefarious. Here's the latest... http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Eyewitness-flies-in-to-assist-body-in-freezer-prob-30296904.html
  20. Some great suggestions here. A friend also recommended Tony Romas and/or Tenderloin. I'll check out Tharn Fai kao Grill room sans the girl. I think she really wants a falang style restaraunt.
  21. My gf du jour has requested dining steak. I have taken her to farang restaurants in the past and have ended up finishing her plate. I don't want to cheap out but I don't want to spend a fortune on this gamble. I need recommendations on places to take her that won't break the bank. El Gaucho, Landmark, NY Steakhouse etc. are out of the quetion. Suggestions?
  22. The Thai consulate web page states that one must provide copies of air ticket and bank statements when applying for a tourist visa. I'm not wild about sharing personal finance info with anyone, let alone dodgy govt. officials. So I'm thinking I should open a savings or checking account with a minimal balance. Does anyone know the minimum amount one could have in an account that would be acceptable?
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