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by Gaybutton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Air pollution problems in Bangkok
Replies: 31
Views: 692

Re: Air pollution problems in Bangkok

the diesel buses that take them around are a pollution nightmare. One only needs to be behind one to appreciate the fumes and black smoke and it is not like there are only a few of them. There are so many of those buses that it's difficult to count them all. Where do they take all those Chinese tou...
by Gaybutton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: National immigration police chief on retirement visas
Replies: 0
Views: 29

National immigration police chief on retirement visas

Once again I thank Travelerjim for alerting me to this article. The chief wants to abolish the 90-day address reports and also wants to introduce 10-year visas for retirees. Sounds real good to me. It beats hell out of just a few weeks ago when we thought we were all going to be stuck with that 800,...
by Gaybutton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Air pollution problems in Bangkok
Replies: 31
Views: 692

Re: Air pollution problems in Bangkok

burning of crop stubble was already banned in Thailand In Thailand since when does that matter . . . ? What I see going on is a lot of superficial things to relieve the air of the pollution, most of which won't do squat. What I don't see going on is tracking down the major sources of the pollution ...
by Gaybutton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Emirates Axing the A380 from its BKK/HKG route
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Emirates Axing the A380 from its BKK/HKG route

if the price difference is only a matter of Bt. 2,000 - 3,000 In your case I can understand. I believe you travel back and forth between Bangkok and Hong Kong relatively often. I've been to Hong Kong a grand total of once, before I even lived in Thailand, and that was a stopover for a couple days o...
by Gaybutton
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Emirates Axing the A380 from its BKK/HKG route
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Emirates Axing the A380 from its BKK/HKG route

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe a flight between Bangkok and Hong Kong is about 2½ hours. Speaking only for myself, I think I can manage to survive that long without luxury accommodations. For me, on a relatively short flight my interest is solely the price of the flight. The "lowest bid...
by Gaybutton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Actress Carol Channing dies at 97
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Actress Carol Channing dies at 97

Apparently at the time of this post, this just now happened and is breaking news. Very few details yet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCJd_rG6Jy4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOQwxup-jv4 Carol Channing, star of Broadway's 'Hello Dolly,' dead at 97 By Lisa Respers France, CNN January 15, 2019 (CNN...
by Gaybutton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Air pollution problems in Bangkok
Replies: 31
Views: 692

Re: Air pollution problems in Bangkok

fountainhall wrote:it is only parts of Bangkok which are badly affected.

Let's hope it doesn't spread - kind of like this:





One thing about Yul Brynner - he always wore cool hats. Yul was cool . . .
by Gaybutton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Air pollution problems in Bangkok
Replies: 31
Views: 692

Re: Air pollution problems in Bangkok

We seem to be getting off on a tangent here. Meanwhile, both the Bangkok Post and The Nation are reporting dangerous air pollution conditions still exist in Bangkok and even the military has become involved in trying to take steps to reduce it. Poor vehicle maintenance is certainly a contributing fa...
by Gaybutton
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Air pollution problems in Bangkok
Replies: 31
Views: 692

Re: Air pollution problems in Bangkok

there must be a payoff in this somewhere down the line. Nothing else could explain this. That is also my belief. Nothing else makes any sense to me, although since when does anything have to make sense in Thailand? But if so many culprit vehicles are on the road, and the police never seem to do a t...

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