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by gera
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Air pollution problems in Bangkok
Replies: 49
Views: 1551

Re: Air pollution problems in Bangkok

for whatever reason Thailand seems to want them anyway. I don't understand why. I have just returned from Pattaya and I was struck by the speed the Chinese businesses taking over the city. Pattaya follows the route of Sihanoukville which is completely taken over by Chinese. It is quite amazing deve...
by gera
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: FINALLY! It's Official! Immigration WILL accept proof of income for the retirement visa
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: FINALLY! It's Official! Immigration WILL accept proof of income for the retirement visa

windwalker wrote:Even for the truth-tellers (not liars) the new rules could be a problem.

With sinking dollar it may not be a huge problem
by gera
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Suvarnabhumi two hour layover to catch a flight – too risky?
Replies: 26
Views: 1422

Re: Suvarnabhumi two hour layover to catch a flight – too risky?

You need to inquire about the option of going through immigration in Chiang Rai
by gera
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Retirement visa news - and it's not good
Replies: 84
Views: 8962

Re: Retirement visa news - and it's not good

My understanding that at least in Pattaya I cannot report my address online (even if I stay in my own condo). I was told in Immigration only Thai can do it.
by gera
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

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

Additional stimulus package is introduced in Thailand. Chinese arrivals fall sharply. This is just the beginning. And these are the measurable facts not just phony numbers about spending of Chinese tourists. For details see the article in BKK post. "The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) repo...
by gera
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

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

First of all I never said a word about Hong Kong statistics. I frequently travel in HK and it is quite obvious that mainlanders come to HK precisely for shopping. Thus, I do believe that they spend much more in HK than in Thaland. Let us now talk about facts. According to Thai census bureau the tota...
by gera
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Annual Flu shot
Replies: 47
Views: 4128

Re: Annual Flu shot

Where did you get it and how much does it cost? Just for info, I had the old single shot shingles vaccination at BNH in Bangkok two years ago. It cost around Bt. 8,000 including the physician evaluation. I was told that version was especially effective and would last for 10 years. I know that rocke...
by gera
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

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

Talking about Alibaba. This is just bad parody of Amazon. If Amazon innovates (like cloud computing), build new infrastructure (like modern robot operated ware houses), Alibaba just trading platform. The only reason such a phony company can exist just because they have a billion plus consumers in th...
by gera
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

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

I do not believe for a moment that a regular Chinese tourist spend 5000 per day. The only way these numbers can be obtained if one lumps together large groups of regular tourists with small group of wealthy Chinese investors who on average spend 100000-150000 USD per condo unit in Thailand. However,...
by gera
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 33
Views: 3350

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

Additional stimulus package is introduced in Thailand. Chinese arrivals fall sharply. This is just the beginning. And these are the measurable facts not just phony numbers about spending of Chinese tourists.

For details see the article in BKK post.

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