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Dealing with Thailand government / Re: ID Card for Falang?
« on: August 06, 2018, 08:24:54 PM »
"...a document showing my parents' names and dates of birth. Can't for the life of me see why they need that,..."

Isn't that info included in the house registration?


Dealing with Thailand government / Re: ID Card for Falang?
« on: August 05, 2018, 08:17:43 AM »
Thanks for that link.
You're right, that is a good description.

Not very accurate reporting.  Immigration doesn't issue visas. 
A minor point, but you'd think the reporter would know enough about the subject to get it right.

Rex, you weren't the only one with a bank check problem.  It looked to me like there were many in the same situation.


mac     any idea why the hours were cut in half?


The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Khon Kaen.


Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM

Venue: Pullman Hotel
Address: 9-9 Prachasumran Road, Nai Muang, Muang 40000 KHON KAEN
Hotel phone: Telephone: (+66)43/913333 Fax: (+66)43/913334 Email:

Sorry about that.  Thought I could just cut and paste but not true!!

Try copy and paste instead of cut and paste.

Please note it's the 20th, not the 22nd.


"I'm sure these are exactly my requirements."

Which, exactly, are your favorite requirements?

Where to find . . . / Re: Bathroom scale
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:56:44 PM »
I'd try Robinsons, Lotus, Big C or Makro.  Plenty of other places as well.

"He is in fact a she and I think she knows what she's talking about if you read her resume."

"...connected to other parts of Thailand via high-speed railway..."

You wouldn't know it by this quote from her article.

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: May 26, 2018, 10:12:41 PM »
"The army cracked down on immigration and punished them by making them sit outside during the hottest month of the year."

Silly me.  I was thinking it had something to do with the renovation.

Have you heard any stories of retirees being kidnapped?

Open discussion / Re: Songkeaw
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:50:30 AM »
I think there are two projects planned, so there is confusion about exactly what the structures that are built/being built are for.

Open discussion / Re: Songkeaw
« on: May 02, 2018, 07:49:49 PM »
The K model has the extra bench running down the middle.

Have you asked your Doctor if they have a private practice?
Or explained how the cost is going to be a problem?

I've found that doctors who really care about their patients can be flexible or may be able to offer solutions to your concerns.


Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: KKU, Rajapruek, RAM
« on: April 27, 2018, 03:03:59 PM »
Yes, that was ages ago in the old forum.

My experience then was with Srinagarind (KKU) Hospital. 
I had an appointment with orthopedist for a knee problem.  I had first contacted this doctor through his private clinic.  He set me up with the appointment at the hospital.

A surgery appointment was going to be several months off.  Maybe 6, if I recall correctly.  When I expressed concern for that he told me they have an overtime avenue that could get me in much quicker.   He sent me to talk to someone to schedule the surgery.

The evening surgery wasn't going to be covered by my SS and was going to be more expensive than if done during regular hours.  Maybe twice as much?

I guess the first thing someone needs to do is see a doctor who will be doing the surgery.  Discuss with them the option of an overtime appointment. 
I'm not sure what specialty does hernias, so don't know where you would start.
My impression is that the experienced (professors/teachers) are the ones doing after hours surgeries.

I know one of the most often expressed complaints about government hospitals is the waiting time.
Both Srinagarind and Khon Kaen Hospitals have regular evening clinics.  Wait times for seeing the doctor, cashier and pharmacy are much shorter at the evening clinics.

A couple of tips re: waiting times.
You can use a Public Health clinic for ear cleaning, stitches removal, dressings and minor aches and pains etc. 

For lab tests I go a week earlier than my doctor appointment.  I wait until about 10AM or so.  Normally all the people scheduled for lab tests on whatever day you actually go will be done by that time.  This might not be practical for those living far from the hospital.  For me it works great. 
Last time I went it took me about an hour door to door, and that included me doing a 90 day report at immigration and the lab tests.

Don't know if this helps, Rex.


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