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    Re: Internet in Thailand

    It seems that true consistent broadband internet services like what I get in Singapore is a rarity in Thailand. Am I right to say so?
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    Regarding snakes, the Chinese have been using...

    Regarding snakes, the Chinese have been using sulphur to scare away them for thousands of years. It's also adviseable, if you are living in a rural area, to smoke your house and the area around it...
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    Hi, The following website might help: ...

    Hi,

    The following website might help:
    http://www.pestproducts.com/centipedes.htm#Control

    "The best products on the market for control of these pests are Talstar, Demon WP. These are both...
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    Oh, In ancient China, the Chinese people have...

    Oh,

    In ancient China, the Chinese people have a lot of experience with dealing with these bugs.

    1) There is a saying that centipedes are afraid of chickens, which are afraid of snakes, which...
  5. Internet from cell phone: Which provider is best?

    How many mobile phone service providers offer internet connection on mobile phones? Are these services reliable in remote places? How much do they charge? Are they chargeable on per-minute use, or...
  6. Cell phone reception: which telecom company is best?

    I understand that the reception of some Thai telecom company's mobile phone service is not very good in certain remote places (such as rural Chiang Mai). Which company's SIM card would you buy if you...
  7. I wonder whether the Tourist Police would help? I...

    I wonder whether the Tourist Police would help? I mean, if he called the Tourist Police, what would happen? Would he get into more shit? Or would he save the 5,000baht and teach the corrupted...
  8. Poll: I am sorry to hear that your kids have passed...

    I am sorry to hear that your kids have passed away. :confused:
  9. I thought that was the case. However, I got an...

    I thought that was the case. However, I got an email from a property agent that says that the apartment I was keen in comes with only 30 years' lease if sold to a foreigner. I got to check out to...
  10. Poll: I am sorry, but I just want to point out one...

    I am sorry, but I just want to point out one potential problem which had occured to some dead men. What happens is, when the husband left this world first, the wife remarried, and the step-father of...
  11. Hi friend, I know about this law. I am not...

    Hi friend,

    I know about this law. I am not asking whether I can purchase a condo unit at a particular condo estate. The property agent would tell me if there's already more than 49% farangs.
    ...
  12. I heard about this also. I have a friend who is...

    I heard about this also. I have a friend who is studying in Payap University in CM, and he's complaining that he can't sleep soundly because of the ongoing construction in his neighbourhood.

    May...
  13. Oh, regarding pollution. Do you guys do anything...

    Oh, regarding pollution. Do you guys do anything to raise the standard of hygiene by using a HEPA air filter and a water filter? I will certainly get both since they are quite affordable. There is a...
  14. How could non-Thais own or lease permanently a Thai condo?

    I understand that as foreigners we can only lease, for a max of 30 yrs, condo apartments in Thailand.

    I have 2 questions:
    1) In this case, do we still pay the same as the Thais? Will there be any...
  15. Poll: Hi, Actually, there are a few things to be...

    Hi,
    Actually, there are a few things to be concerned about when making a Will. One purpose is to make sure that the court of the country in which you assets are parked will let whoever you wish to...
  16. I just wonder whether there is any way to legally...

    I just wonder whether there is any way to legally defend ourselves when we are stuck in a situation where our hotel room or serviced apartment get searched by police out of a sudden, and drugs are...
  17. Self-Sufficiency-an interesting subject

    It's cool to live like you did in the USA. In Singapore, where space is limited, we could dream of having the opportunity to experiment with alternative energy like you did.

    Years ago, I read an...
  18. I agree that we should not be overly paranoid...

    I agree that we should not be overly paranoid about the risks of living in the Land of Angels. It wouldn't be as interesting, affordable and exotic if it were as developed as the First World.

    I...
  19. Atriax---the Phantom of Paul_au

    I guess we should ignore him. The Phantom of paul_au is getting even with me by cursing me now. :cry: Isn't there a moderator here to keep things under control?
  20. Hi Betti, You are right. In fact, one of them...

    Hi Betti,

    You are right. In fact, one of them which I mentioned here is offering wireless connection and the room rate (studio) is only 12,000/m, exclusive of the utilities and internet services....
  21. Poll: You are right. In Singapore, many must keep a...

    You are right. In Singapore, many must keep a bank account with the government-linked major bank in order to receive their pay from the civil service.

    I have given three choices in this survey....
  22. Poll: What do you suggest I don't understand? :butbut:

    What do you suggest I don't understand? :butbut:
  23. Poll: Well, I think it's one area that most users of...

    Well, I think it's one area that most users of banks don't quite understand. Many 'global banks' operate globally, but any given account you keep belongs to one branch and, as such, one jurisdiction....
  24. Do you happen to know about a power-failure...

    Do you happen to know about a power-failure back-up device for home use? It is effectively a large battery which can be charged from the normal power source at home, and also supply energy to your...
  25. IC. So I am talking to a rich man. :clap: I...

    IC. So I am talking to a rich man. :clap: I think it translates into around Singapore$3,000, which is enough for surviving quite well in Singapore. :butbut:

    I hope you aren't really spending...
  26. Oh, is having 65K/m a condition to qualify for...

    Oh, is having 65K/m a condition to qualify for the retirement VISA? That's quite a lot. I mean most of you guys don't really need that much to survive very well in Thailand. Are you using the pension...
  27. I am sorry, but it's only my 2nd day in this...

    I am sorry, but it's only my 2nd day in this forum, and I am starting to feel you are talking nonsense. Has anyone in real life commented that you sound like an idiot before? :confused:
  28. Do you know what you are talking about? At the...

    Do you know what you are talking about? At the end of the day, what are you trying to say? It doesn't make any sense. :oops:
  29. Prevention is better than tears

    Well, I think it's always cool to say these until one gets into trouble. For a country that big not only in term of area and population but also income disparity, I think it's wise not to appear too...
  30. Holidays around Thailand: which mode?

    I am sure that you guys do travel around Thailand often, since it's such a beautiful kingdom with a large variety of choices to offer. How do you like to travel?

    Would you drive, take a coach,...
  31. Sabotage & Blackmail: Risks and Preventions

    I had read from another forum that there have been cases of blackmail and sabotage. One common tactic is to visit a farang's apartment, where the Thai secretly plants illegal drugs in a hidden place,...
  32. Oh, You just highlighted an important point:...

    Oh,
    You just highlighted an important point: proof of source of money for living expenses in Thailand. If you were to deposit cash into a Thai bank account, how could you prove the source of those...
  33. I think you are another greenhorn in Personal Finance

    I wonder if you understood what a 'bond' (eg treasury bonds or municipal bonds) is? :shocked:

    What I meant when I said that 3% was too low was the risk-free rate is already higher than 3%. In...
  34. Actually, in BKK at least, broadband is...

    Actually, in BKK at least, broadband is available. The reason, as I mentioned in another thread, for wanting broadband connection, is I want to have regular video-conferencing with my family on MSN...
  35. Poll: Haha, let me put it this way, I dislike the...

    Haha, let me put it this way, I dislike the fast-pace and urban life in Singapore, the USA and the UK, but there's no reason why I shouldn't tap into the wisdom of the First World to ensure that my...
  36. Hi, I'd like to offer something different....

    Hi,

    I'd like to offer something different. Could you guys advise whether this would work better.

    I'd rather have a Thai bank account which keeps just enough deposit for what I plan to use for...
  37. Hi, I'd like to offer something different....

    Hi,

    I'd like to offer something different. Could you guys advise whether this would work better.

    I'd rather have a Thai bank account which keeps just enough deposit for what I plan to use for...
  38. Poll: Where's your nest egg located: home country or Thailand?

    Having relocated to Thailand to work or retire, do you keep most of your net worth (eg money, stocks, bank deposits, bonds, unit trusts, real estate, precious metals) back in your home country or in...
  39. I see. There is a limited number of lines for a...

    I see. There is a limited number of lines for a particular district, and people there are to share them. It's really unheard of here in Singapore where the stage of connectivity is we are talking...
  40. How reliable, accessible and economical is broadband outside BKK?

    That's very information. Thanks.

    I heard it's not easy to fix a broadband line at home outside BKK, and that applies to CM too. May I know how much you are paying for yours, and do you live in...
  41. Rate of Return of Retirement Fund

    I am sorry, but you seem to know little about investment? No seasoned investor would expect to get only 3% when even the risk-free rate offered by the government of USA (treasury bonds) is offering a...
  42. I am sorry, but you seem to know little about...

    I am sorry, but you seem to know little about investment? No seasoned investor would expect to get only 3% when even the risk-free rate offered by the government of USA (treasury bonds) is offering a...
  43. Hi Richard, Thanks for your reply. I think yours...

    Hi Richard,
    Thanks for your reply. I think yours is a good advice. I should settle down in Bangkok first, then explore the other places to find a place I love subsequently.
  44. It's for myself. I am asking because I want to...

    It's for myself. I am asking because I want to know about how those who have been actually living there live.
  45. How Much is Enough Retirement Fund in Thailand?

    How much fund does one need today in order to last him for life---for as many years as he can survive?

    What is the amount of money that you think you'd need to retire in Thailand?

    How would...
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