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by pong
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Do they really want this to work
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Do they really want this to work

NO-that was not. it was primarily built to connect the main container port=Laem Chabang, just north of Patters, to the country-''wide'' rails. The branch to UTapao airport-nearby, was later built (somehow I recall mid 70ies) to transport oil/kerosene to that airport-as this also was the case for DMK...
by pong
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand
Replies: 11
Views: 1855

Re: Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand

Yet another parrot article-must have been copycatted at least 3-4 times now. Or these o-so interesting ''facts'' get recycled at nausea dozens of times. Must have read/seen that as ''breaking news'' at least 5 times by now in various languages and newspprs.
by pong
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Malaysia Hotel Bangkok
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: Malaysia Hotel Bangkok

The period after the GI's left and before the gays came in, was featured in the well-known LP=Lonely Planet travel guides=about the time when backpackers started coming to TH. And that explains the then low prices: to attract them. Long before even that maligned KhaoSarn rd opened. Its major fame no...
by pong
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Smoked Kielbasa
Replies: 21
Views: 3215

Re: Smoked Kielbasa

Not just those sausages but many more, and Polish bread too, yesterday, in the ASDA near Clapham Junction station in London.
Oh, such a fat sausage that melts in your mouth-Poland, the land where the meat and cheese still taste like in the good old times.
by pong
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 110 year old Palace now Open to the Public
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: 110 year old Palace now Open to the Public

think that christian also had a report-from an actual visit, to this place the other week or so. easiest to get there (if you are still at least stable and agile on feet) the river-boat express from BTS Very nearby is the old HQ of bank of TH-also sometimes visitable. Vivanmek-the assumed biggest wo...
by pong
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Spend Your Holiday in Jail!
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

Re: Spend Your Holiday in Jail!

Which again kinda proves that TH is mostly copy-catting. These ''themed'' hoStels (do note-its not a hotel!) are kinda of kinky ''in'' since at least 3-4 yrs here in mainland EURope, also quite a few, boutique or not, normal hotels have opened in former prisons, a little or a lot rebuilt since they ...
by pong
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: New immigration cards to replace old - in October
Replies: 20
Views: 3912

Re: New immigration cards to replace old - in October

Totally agree. As I pointed out earlier, some of the key data is already collected by the airline, often at the time of booking but certainly prior to a boarding pass being issued. This includes a passenger's full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, flight number and departure airpor...
by pong
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: New immigration cards to replace old - in October
Replies: 20
Views: 3912

Re: New immigration cards to replace old - in October

1.This is yet another piece of idiotic bureaucratic bungling fudge with no one prepared to make any kind of stand. The result is a mess that is even worse than before! 2.And I really wonder how many of the new breed of tourists coming to Thailand have any clue what most of a form in only English or...
by pong
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Anybody know if Rausaut is a Thai name.
Replies: 12
Views: 2444

Re: Anybody know if Rausaut is a Thai name.

Is it first or family name? in what phonetic language is it written as this-can also make a lot of difference (did you know that Sayeed and Zaiet and Caheet- are in fact all the same muslim names in 3 languages?). But as such it does not sound like a tipical Thai name. What you tipically hear from T...
by pong
Wed May 31, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Super A Bar, Bangkok
Replies: 33
Views: 5210

Re: The Super A Bar, Bangkok

It started in that place-beside it, and soon after opened a 2nd bar across (apparently now demolished), name was Lucky S. After many years of (at least for BKK) good service, plenty of willing guys and no slightly hidden begging for tipping, they merged into upper floor of SprA. BY that time I had l...

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