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Open discussion / Re: Bangkok Bank's "NEW" ATM Card(s)
« Last post by screamer on Today at 01:10:05 AM »
When I changed my account address last year I made my card very obvious but there was no suggestion to change it.
Open discussion / Re: Bangkok Bank's "NEW" ATM Card(s)
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on April 18, 2019, 05:06:43 PM »
Frank, thanks for the update on the Flintstones!
Open discussion / Bangkok Bank's "NEW" ATM Card(s)
« Last post by fceligoj on April 18, 2019, 03:19:16 PM »
Since we were in Central today, thought we'd go ahead and exchange ATM Cards since they said it was so simple.  WRONG!

With mine, since the account is not in the Region of Khon Kaen, I would have had to go to Bangkok to get it done.  Why?  That is where my account was opened.  So we declined (never use it anyway, since it is not from this area and would have cost a fee to withdraw funds every time.)  I will continue to use the account to transfer money from abroad until I am done with this year's Retirement extension.  I will then open an account in Khon Kaen and use it exclusively.

On the other hand, we did get to change my wife's card since her account is in the Khon Kaen Region.  Yes, there is some paperwork that has to be done.  AND there are 2 options, both of which are really Debit Cards.  The first is handled through Mastercard so one can withdraw money from any place in the world that recognizes Mastercard.  Cost - 300 baht/year.  The other one is the Union Pay, only withdrawals in Thailand - 200 baht/year.

No charge to exchange.

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on April 17, 2019, 04:44:53 PM »
Here is the video for those too lazy to follow the link ...

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on April 17, 2019, 04:25:58 PM »
I knew someone was out there. I could hear you breathing! roll

Thanks for the update, Surfer.  I didn't know about this. Reminds me of one of the Lower Circles of Hell, just above disembowelment and dismemberment and being eaten by zombies!

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« Last post by Surfer on April 17, 2019, 03:31:09 PM »
Logical thinking russell17, but preparation for this might also have had some bearing on it........

Source: Thai Visa : World "Human Wave" record smashed in Khon Kaen!

The world record for the longest duration "Human Wave" was smashed in downtown Khon Kaen on Monday, the last day of the Songkran festival. The previous record - held by Japan - was beaten by the Thais.............

Full Article and Video here:
Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« Last post by russell17au on April 12, 2019, 08:40:24 AM »
At a guess Rex, I would say it is to keep the traffic flowing along Mittraphap Road because they can now turn the traffic lights off at the intersection when there is no need to stop the traffic there. It could be a good thing as with the typical activities of water throwing both from cars and at cars it will stop the cars from being either stationary targets or stationary water throwing platforms. Good safety move I think
Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on April 11, 2019, 10:41:51 AM »
Yesterday, the BiB had blocked off Sri Chan at Central Plaza (on the Central Plaza side of the street).  So, you couldn't cross Mittraphap Road and continue down Sri Chan.  Coming the other way on Sri Chan, the BiB were forcing cars to turn left, rather than turn left or cross Mittraphap Road.

What exactly was that supposed to accomplish, anyone know?
Holidays & Festivals / And so the madness begins!
« Last post by Rex (Admin) on April 11, 2019, 09:46:08 AM »
And so the madness begins . . . again!

Yesterday, went to Central Plaza to stock up for the siege. Chockablock traffic to and from, but manageable, and not nearly as bad as it is going to be today and the next several days.

I figured out how to pay my water bill via QR code using my mobile. That eliminates the mildly annoying visit to 7-11 and B20 surcharge to pay the bill. That was cool! The bill came at a bad time this month, and I didn't want to get cut off or brave a visit to 7-11 during the water madness.

Stay safe everybody. If Songkran is your thing, have fun.  If not, stay dry. In any case, avoid cars and booze and people carrying AK747s.

800,000 baht was it?  Maybe he's saving for a visa extension.
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