Search found 1839 matches

by Jun
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Annual Flu shot
Replies: 45
Views: 1433

Re: Annual Flu shot

aussie wrote:Shingles vaccine is around $AU220 in Australia.

Which brand of shingles vaccine is this ? The Shingrix one looks good.
by Jun
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Annual Flu shot
Replies: 45
Views: 1433

Re: Annual Flu shot

The "Spanish" flu epidemic about 100 years ago killed more people than the first world war if I am not mistaken (& the numbers are not my main purpose for raising this). Anyhow, apparently the death rate among younger people was much higher for that. One of the better theories is that ...
by Jun
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Annual Flu shot
Replies: 45
Views: 1433

Re: Annual Flu shot

windwalker wrote:I failed to get my Thai friend to have the flu shot. He is afraid of needles!

Can he not just man up & cringe and look the other way like I do ? :D
by Jun
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand

That's a good point. Even with the recent relaxation of rules, most Chinese families have just one offspring. As for Europe, well leaving the UK, there are an awful lot of middle aged single males on the plane, myself included. If the tourism authorities do a survey, don't expect them to declare the...
by Jun
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand

For a start I suspect there would be quite a lot of Germans retired in Thailand. They like to travel & I see quite a few groups of them around at various coffee shops. As for the tourist spend, I suspect the Chinese tourists include low spenders in cheap hotels on those bus trips and the very we...
by Jun
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 42
Views: 1703

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

What no potential retiree should ever bank on is that one exchange rate will see them through what could be 20 or more years of retirement. Exactly. The exchange rates are guaranteed to move. We don't know which way, but I would be allowing for at least +/-30% over 10 years, if not nearer 50%.
by Jun
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 42
Views: 1703

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

Anyone who does not have 800,000 baht, but can just meet the 65,000 baht requirement has a big problem if the exchange rates move and their USD 2000 a month income no longer buys 65,000 baht, but it gets you 50,000 baht. The USD has had a good run in recent years. The GBP shows what can happen to ex...
by Jun
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 42
Views: 1703

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

I may be again missing something here, but when the Thai authorities accepted Embassy letters, was that not simply outsourcing responsibility for checking you actually have the income to the Embassy ?

I am presuming the embassies required some form of proof of income to issue the letters.
by Jun
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Competition is usually helpful Yes, but we're talking about Thailand - the place where if the bars are not getting enough customers, the solution is to raise the prices . . . Customers of bars might not negotiate, but if there is a new mall, H&M, Gap & all the rest of them will negotiate ov...
by Jun
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Gaybutton wrote:Too many shopping malls.

This is not a bad thing. If there was just one mall, the rents would be high, prices would be high and it would be severely crowded.

Competition is usually helpful

Go to advanced search