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by mahjongguy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: New Villa Market store
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: New Villa Market store

Stopped by the new store this morning. Very pleasantly surprised.

But sorry, GB, I totally forgot to check for corned beef hash. I did treat myself to a bag of Fritos, and a tub of Philadelphia cream cheese for scooping them into. And no, I'm not suicidal.
by mahjongguy
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: New Villa Market store
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: New Villa Market store

I once sent Villa Market an email regarding an American brand of sausages that had disappeared from their store at The Avenue. They responded within a day with an interesting explanation of their difficulties in sourcing that brand and said they were still hoping to work something out. Two weeks lat...
by mahjongguy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 755

Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

I've been ordering from Lazada for 2 or 3 years now. Most often it's stuff that might be available in Bangkok but not in Pattaya. Never had an issue of any kind. Some items have arrived in 48 hours. If they send you the wrong item you can take it to 7-11 to be returned to the vendor. Payment would b...
by mahjongguy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 42
Views: 1479

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

ceejay wrote: It's 90 days for extensions after that.

Strange but true: the seasoning for the first extension is sixty days but for subsequent extensions it's three months, not ninety days. :|

It's odd but that's the way it is, and occasionally it messes someone up.
by mahjongguy
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Immigration and money - in a nutshell
Replies: 42
Views: 1479

Re: Immigration and money - in a nutshell

...under various tourist visas and the 30 day privilege, it is still possible to live in Thailand up to 180 days per year - half a year. There is no specific rule about 180 days. With a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa from your home country, you could -- with two border runs 90 days apart plus two 30 d...
by mahjongguy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: US Embassy Bangkok to stop issuing proof-of-income letters
Replies: 36
Views: 1190

US Embassy Bangkok to stop issuing proof-of-income letters

This just in from ACS Bangkok: "As of January 1, 2019, the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will cease to provide the income affidavit for the purpose of applying for Thai retirement and family visas and will not notarize previous versions of the income affid...
by mahjongguy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 104
Views: 4803

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

"A few years ago, Singapore was an offshore-banking friendly nation. However, as of 2016, it has become increasingly difficult for non-millionaires to get accounts in Singapore if they are not working, studying or living there." I suspect that in 2016 Singapore law was revised to include a...
by mahjongguy
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 104
Views: 4803

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

It's great that you have an account at DBS but I'm thinking that at one time you must have had Singapore residency. Do you know of any way to avoid that requirement ?
by mahjongguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 32
Views: 1069

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

" When I bought my car, the Toyota dealership issued me a red plate until my "real" plate came in. As I recall, that took about a week or so. -snip- Anyway, I doubt the Toyota dealership would be issuing red plates illegally. That is the way it's supposed to work. The problems mostly...
by mahjongguy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 32
Views: 1069

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

The whole red plate system is a big scandalous mess. It's long been a way to avoid paying excise tax on expensive cars, and often to cover vehicle theft. Many of the red plates you see are counterfeit anyway. This recent enforcement isn't just a whim. It's meant to put the squeeze on current offende...

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