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Visas, et al / Re: Police Reference Check
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:31:09 AM »
I got my ex-Thai wife her Residence Visa for Australia and the process is that you must supply a Thai Police check and a Medical for the Thai plus we had to supply a Thai Police check and a Medical for her daughter who was not coming to Australia and the time frame is up to 10 months and that depends on how many applications are submitted at the time.

Discuss Shopping / Re: folding recliner chair
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:13:01 PM »
Looking at the shape of the hand grips that looks like it but the one that I bought seemed to be more reclining than that one and then you can recline it more. The problem is that when you recline it all the weight goes onto the centre of the rear support and that is only made out of very weak tubing and that is where it bends which causes the whole thing to collapse. The ones that are here in Khon Kaen are not spots but stripes. I returned mine this morning and they refunded my money. Just be careful.

Discuss Shopping / folding recliner chair
« on: July 07, 2018, 10:14:27 AM »
Big C has a folding recliner chair on sale and it has been reduced down from 259฿ to 179฿. DO NOT BUY THEM, THEY ARE DANGEROUS. I bought one yesterday morning and I used it yesterday afternoon and the main support bent and collapsed in the reclined position with the result of me hitting the back of my head on the tile floor fairly hard. I have pictures but unfortunately they are 235KB and I can only upload 128KB per photo. Rex, if you could tell me how I can upload these pictures I will do so that everyone will be able to see what ones I am talking about.

Where to find . . . / Re: onion powder and celery seeds
« on: June 20, 2018, 02:16:30 PM »
I went there earlier today but they did not have any in stock

Where to find . . . / Re: onion powder and celery seeds
« on: June 20, 2018, 08:31:43 AM »
retfed50, is that the shop between the Krungthai and SCB banks?

Where to find . . . / onion powder and celery seeds
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:34:48 PM »
Today the wife and I went looking for onion powder and celery seeds or celery powder, we wnet to Makro, Big C, Tops (Central) and Tesco and none of them had them. Does anybody know of any other places in Khon Kaen that may have them. It must be onion powder not onion salt or onion chips same with the celery seeds it can only be the celery seeds or the celery seed powder that can be used. All help much appreciated.

Visas, et al / Police check address
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:58:13 PM »
I have just come across a thread on ThaiVisa that was started on Wednesday night about the police going and doing farang address checks. Anyone been inspected yet? It will be interesting to see how far it goes.

Khon Kaen in the News / Re: Guesthouses threatened by gov closure
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:26:41 PM »
I am sorry Rex but without regulations on these type of places there will be no safety controls and no inspections and then the same thing will happen here as it did 1971 in a small holiday lakeside village called Summerland Point in NSW, Australia where 6 people died because they stayed at an unlicensed, uninsured guesthouse that had no fire fighting equipement and that place caught fire at 3:15 in the morning. I know because I was a volunteer fire fighter that attended that fire and helped remove those burnt dead bodies. Is this what you want or do you want safe guesthouses for people to stay in. If you want safe guesthouses then it can only be done by regulations and licenses

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:45:01 PM »
I quite enjoy going to immigration because I normally bump into someone I know and like Frank said if you continually go in person they get to know you and if there is anything slightly wrong they always help you and I find most of them very pleasant to talk to, plus it gives me something to do for a couple of hours because I always incorporate it into something else that I wanted to do.

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:18:47 AM »
90 Day Reporter is created to save you time, money, and worry. All you need to do is keep you information up to date and we will take care of the rest.Before I give my personal information to something like this I would like to know who "we" is.Personally I prefer to go in person because that way you are sure that it is done as the internet reporting has proven unreliable.

Khon Kaen in the News / Re: Guesthouses threatened by gov closure
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:05:09 PM »
Rex, I used to have a limousine in Australia and the same as a taxi I had to have a hire car registration license which cost my thousands of dollars the same as the taxi's and I had to have an Australian Business Number for my taxation. Hire cars cannot stop on taxi ranks or be hired from the side of the road, they must be pre booked. When Uber came to Australia they used normal private cars with no licenses or commercial insurance or pay tax as a company as most of the drivers paid no tax at all. The Australian government changed all that so now they must have a hire car license and they must carry commercial insurance and as they are a business the same as the hire cars and taxi's they must have an Australian Business Number for there taxation.The same thing is happening throughout the hotel/guesthouse industry because of the likes of AirBnB. The free ride for these type of industries that do not meet the laws of the countries are coming to an end. They must pay their way.

Khon Kaen in the News / Re: Guesthouses threatened by gov closure
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:53:07 AM »
Rex and Frank, anything the you do to derive an income is a business or you are an employee of a company and that is not only in Thailand but in most other countries in the world and each country has its own laws as to how a business is to operate. Here in Thailand for a farang to derive any income in Thailand she/he must have a work permit and to run their own business it must be a registered company of which the farang can only have 49% of the company and the remaining 51% must be owned by a Thai. Now with the farang owning a condo and renting that condo out short term, that farang is deriving an income from that condo so therefore under Thai law that farang must have a work permit and as that farang is the owner of that condo that farang would also be required to register as a company to be able to obtain the work permit but he can only own 49% of that company. One of the big issues in all of this is also the income that is derived from renting the condo is also taxable income here in Thailand. With the AirBnB there are a lot of people that use this system to rent out properties that do not meet the license standards of hotels and guesthouses plus they are not paying their taxes to the government from the business that they are running. I think that you will find that this is a big reason why governments around the world are starting to clamp down on things like AirBnB, this has happened with Uber in Australia, they must be registered and licensed now and they must pay their taxes the same as a taxi driver does 

Suggestions / Re: I don't like KK Forum
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:09:58 PM »
Remember that this is a house for sale and the person who is selling it is going to put their name and contact details on the forum for people to contact them, so I see nothing wrong with what admin have done because they have only said that this person asked how to put a picture on their add. Admin did not disclose any other details about the person except for their name which is on the add. If this was a personal matter then it would be different but as it is an item for sale then the more times the name is on the forum the better.

Suggestions / Re: I don't like KK Forum
« on: June 03, 2018, 10:22:22 PM »
Frank, I am sorry but I disagree with you. Look at the different sections in this forum and you will find one on real estate and to me that is value to the members who are maybe staying in some rundown condo that wants a better rental or even to buy a house. It is a thing called service to the members Frank and Khon Kaen Forum is covering all types of services.You are also wrong Rc27 in your claim that this Forum is amateurish and out of touch. I suppose that you think that you could do better, then why don't you go and start one and see how much work goes into it and remember that the person that started this Forum does not get paid. I personally think that this forum is good and that the disappointing thing is that some people are snobs and do nothing to better the Forum but are only interested in attack other people.You make it quite clear that you do not like this Forum so why stay a member as for you thinking this Forum does not stand a chance, well that is only your opinion and really your opinion on that matter doesn't hold much value.Because someone has said something that has upset you there is no need to attack the person who started this Forum for not only you to have a say but for all the other members to have the same right to their say as you do.

Khon Kaen in the News / Re: Guesthouses threatened by gov closure
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:25:42 AM »
You have a 10 room Guesthouse or a 10 unit resort, why have you not got 10 smoke detectors, one for each room or unit for the protection of your guests? You can buy 10 battery operated smoke detectors from Lazada for 1100baht and you would only need maybe 3 fire extinguishers located in convenient locations. I don't care if the places do not pay their taxes but I do care about the safety issue and if the accommodation places do not meet with the countries safety criteria then they should not have a license and they should not be allowed to operate. It is up to the gov to set the safety standards for all short term accommodation and not the local administration because there would be too many different standards if the local administration set the standards

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