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Holidays & Festivals / Happy Holidays 2019!
« on: November 28, 2019, 06:52:34 PM »

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Holidays & Festivals / King Kong Restaruant Christmas Day Menu
« on: November 28, 2019, 05:19:37 PM »

Thu 28 Nov 2019, 5:15 pm

From the Khon Kaen Forum facebook group => http://bit.ly/2si29yO


Here is our great Christmas Day Menu for which we will be opening specially for on Wed 25th Dec.

Book now to avoid disappointment. No increased charges for beer on the day. Our drinks will still be great value.

We will also be open on Sunday 29th for our regular menu.

389/9 Moo 12 Muang
Amphoe Muang Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Call 064 640 6059



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Earthquake hits in far-north Thailand

An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude has rattled the centre and north of the country this morning. The epicentre of the tremors was around northern Nan province, on the Laos border.

 
At this stage there has been no immediate reports of casualties or damage although The Thaiger has been contacted by numerous people this morning claiming they felt the quake.

Continue reading on ThaiVisa.com =>http://bit.ly/35iTiLF


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New Member Introductions / Welcome Kajornsak!
« on: November 20, 2019, 08:45:08 AM »
Hi  Kajornsak, Thank you for your recent posts.  Nice to see you participating.  smiley32


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Mon 18 Nov 2019, 8:34 am

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok:  Attack in Yala Province, Thailand (November 5, 2019)

 

Location: Yala Province Security Checkpoint

 

Event: Major attack using small explosives, November 5, 2019

 

The U.S. Embassy confirms a large scale attack which used scattered explosives occurred on November 5, 2019 at a security checkpoint in Yala Province, Thailand.

 

Fifteen people were killed and four more were injured.  No U.S. citizens have been reported as affected. These attacks in Thailand’s southernmost provinces do not usually target foreigners specifically.

 

As was the case previous to this attack, martial law continues to be in effect in the region.  In addition, authorities may implement a local curfew in response to the event. This attack, while larger in scope, fits into a general pattern of violence in the region, and does not seem to provide evidence of a new threat or change to the security environment.

 

Actions to Take:

·        Reconsider all non-emergency travel to the Thai provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Yala, and parts of Songkhla (see related Travel Alert for Thailand here.)

 

If you must go, there are certain mitigation measures you should take.  Avoid the following:

 

·        Military and police bases or convoys, as most attacks target the Thai security forces.

 

·        Landmarks or social areas (e.g. temples, landmarks, bars, night markets), as ethnic-religious differences can be a nexus of violence in the area.

 

·        Behavior that draws attention such as drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes in public.

 

·        Traveling at night, when additional military checkpoints appear, and security personnel are on high alert.

 

·        ATM machines. ATMs have been targeted in past attacks.  Instead, be sure to bring enough cash to last your entire stay.

 

·        Local critical infrastructure sites, such as power stations.

 

For more information on travel and Safety & Security in Thailand please see: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Thailand.html

 

U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand

American Citizens Services

+66 2 205 4049

+66 2 205 4000 (after hours)

acsbkk@state.gov

State Department - Consular Affairs

+1 888 407 4747 or +1 202 501 4444

Thailand Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates

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Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Rajapruek vs. Bangkok Hospital Khon Kaen?
« on: October 31, 2019, 01:21:35 PM »
Rajapruek vs. Bangkok Horespital Khon Kaen?

Anyone have any recent experience who can compare Bangkok vs. Rajapruek Horsepitals in Khon Kaen?

Tks, lah!


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Thailand's $7 billion airport rail project off the ground after months of dispute

 
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s plans for a new $7.4 billion high-speed rail link from Bangkok to the tourist town of Pattaya got the go ahead on Thursday after months of negotiations that spilled over into public acrimony.


The Thai government said it had signed an agreement on Thursday to begin construction with a consortium led by conglomerate Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group and including China Railway Construction Corporation (1186.HK) (601186.SS)  continue reading on ThaiVisa.com => http://bit.ly/2NfToMu ...

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A friend of Rex has a house for rent out toward the airport.
5,500 baht a month
2 bed 1 bathroom
Address 10/47 Siri Garden Village, 2 Moo 17 The Duck House.
Mueang khon
http://bit.ly/35CB2Od Googley map

Contact Wassana 098-596-6355  (Speak Thai only)




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Stuff For Sale / CANON PowerShot SX730HX New
« on: October 11, 2019, 06:05:37 PM »
For Sale CANON PowerShot SX730HX New

Brand New, Unused.  All the usual accessories, plus FREE shoulder bag/case.

Asking B10,000.  Compare to Lazada at B13,090


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Where to find . . . / Seeking Air Con Repair (2019)
« on: September 30, 2019, 04:26:22 PM »
The aircon in my bedroom is not blowing cold air.   My aricon service contacts are all stale now.  A referral would be appreciated.  However, unfortunately, I no longer have my English speaking assistant, so the guy has to have enough English just to get through a basic transaction.

Referrals much appreciated.

Tks, lah!

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Discuss Shopping / New Big C SuperCenter on the Bypass
« on: September 22, 2019, 07:18:29 AM »
On my bicycle ride last week, I passed by a  site that has been under construction for a long time. Now it is recognizable as a new Big C Super Center. It looks like it is nearing completion but I guess there is no way to tell exactly when that will be.  It is on the (wink-wink) Bypass, approximately opposite SC Global.

Aren't you just too excited?

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Visas, et al / Best regional Consulate to Apply for O Retirement visa?
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:24:28 PM »
CONSULATE CLOSEST TO KHON KAEN EASIEST AND MOST EFFICIENT TO APPLY FOR O RETIREMENT VISA

I folded this question into another thread, but I thought it deserved its own topic and others may be interested as well.

Russell says that it visa applications in Vientiane are now by appointment, and it can takes "months" to get an appointment. Anyone have experience with the next closest consulate that can deal with an application for an O Retirement visa efficiently and a minimum of trauma?  I don't drive, so it would have to be someplace accessible by public transport.

Tks, lah!





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Visas, et al / Visa to Lao?
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:17:43 PM »
GETTING A 30 DAY TOURIST VISA TO LAO FROM CONSULATE IN KHON KAEN ?

1. Any updates about getting a visa to Lao?

2. Where are they keeping the Lao Consulate these days?  It used to be on lower Sri Chan Road, but I think they moved it, didn't they?

3. The prices used to be something like $US30. What is it now?

4. If you get a 30 days visa, how soon do you have to use it?  In other words, how far in advance of your trip can you obtain it? I am trying to remember if they offered two-week visas?


Tks, lah!

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Getting to and from Khon Kaen / Khon Kaen-Vientiane bus?
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:10:58 PM »
Many moons ago, there used to be a direct Khon Kaen-Lao bus that would take you all the way to Vientiane, presuming that you already had a Lao visa in hand.

Still running?  Any updates?  Anyone use it recently?

Baring that, the best way to get Khon Kaen-Vientiane?


Tks, lah!

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Discuss Thai Culture / Top 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand
« on: September 01, 2019, 12:16:02 PM »
Interesting article on The Thaiger about life for expats in Thailand.

THAI LIFETop 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

1. Visas can be a pain in the neck

You have plenty of options but the options never quite fit into your line of work or expectations. But between the Non-B visa, ‘Retirement’ visa, Education visa, Tourist visa, Elite visa and Smart visa, along with a few visa runs and trips to your local immigration office, you can usually fernangle a long-term stay in Thailand (yes, we know we used nick names for some of the visas).

Continue reading on The Thaiger =>https://thethaiger.com/thai-life/top-10-hard-truths-living-expat-thailand

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