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  1. That will cause some people a great deal of inconvenience , many are not fortunate enough to have the 800000b showing as a lump sum even for the relatively short time that it is required as proof. The only winner out of this will be places that already provide a service for ex pats to obtain a retirement visa thru illegal means visa agencys. Many have a corrupt immigration official on the pay roll who will provide the correct stamps, and enter details that you have met the criteria into the immigration computer system. So you and your passport looks legal. A cost for this can range from 12000b upwards. Know an ex pat who done so last month. I often wonder if the dodgy immigration officer was caught would the investigating team look back ( and how far) at their history of processing farangs with visas and then would that farang get a knock on the door, or pulled aside when trying to leave Thailand at passport control. As technically they are on over stay. This can resort in fines and being barred from entering the kingdom for a period of time depending on how long the over stay is. Not going into the debate is this wright or wrong way to stay here. All are over 50 years of age and are aware of the consequence if caught. Pay yer money take a chance. If one is in a financial position to show 800000b ( single person) and can leave it untouched for a year in a fixed income account it will earn intrest. Example......bank of bangkok pay 1.5% per anum before tax. So 800000 x 1.5% = 12000b...........then minus the 15% tax you have to pay . You will be 10200b better off. Also have peace of mind you are squeaky clean in your dealings with officialdom. Rgds soidog
  2. soidog

    Katty Bar & Guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4

    As being one of the named gate keepers to jomtien (#1582) would like to say nearly most BMs are cordially welcome to make the short journey over the hill to sample the jomtien jewels that we have scattered about our soi's. No visa required Especially those who like to buy lady drinks, pay bar fines, run up check bins ( that are paid at the end and not after each beer) indulge in long or short times,and know how to have fun, our streets are not mean but very welcoming. Even to the point that some BMs are now realising we have a lot to offer by staying in jomty, or breaking their vacation up by having a 2 resort break by staying in the main sewer for a while but then moving on to the posh part of the sewer. We even now have a KKK club house on soi 4 not the cross burning bed sheet wearing mob where David Duke was once a grand wizard ( no relation to our BM duke). But the katty kittens krew reside these cuddly playful bundles of fun will purr with delight when you give them attention. This small cattery of a bar is overseen by top boss cat Emmy who's friendly infectious enthusiasm has been inherited by her charges. At the moment soidog is in England to dig up some cash, so looking forward to be back in the kennel at fortress fido jomtien in a few days time. Katty bar will be a first port of call, hope the tiger ( post #1580 ) is dog friendly. Rgds soidog.
  3. soidog

    Katty Bar & Guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4

    Hey fenton let me ask you again as you never reply or accept, as have asked twice before. Why do you chose to ignore ? Lets have a vote / poll among the BMs as to who gets voted off the forum never to be allowed to return. You or me. Let them decide who has more to offer . Mods please set up a poll, let it run for a couple of weeks. Rgds soidog
  4. soidog

    Katty Bar & Guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4

    Just read a post by fenton on here that did not last long because it got the hoover treatment. So i can not reply as strongly as i wish. Why wait 5 days fenton before you replied to a post that you had clearly seen on sunday, as you posted on that day in this classified section. ?. Must of been eating away at you. Seems you are again trying to stir the shit, do you do this to seek attention ?. Are you lonely in stoke ? I now see BMs liverpool reply to you has been given the hoover treatment. ( good reply liverpool, the truth hurts). Question to the mod who has done this why ?. It was back on track ausmagoo, till fenton spat his dummy out and decided to try and cause controversy he then got your protection via the hoover How come the member from stoke can continue on here with not only trying to ruin this one but so many other posts, he hardly brings anything worthwhile to the forum table. Feel sure this to will vanish, but as i started it, i decided to finish. Rgds soidog. PS.....i have phoned liverpool so at least 1 member can read.
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    Katty Bar & Guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4

    Can not believe what i have just read post #1456.......the scroge from stoke whinging about 10b. Katty bar is one of the most competitively priced of all the LB bars. Not only on beers / spirits but also lady drinks. Can only think of nid cha as cheaper Honestly even if you had 12 sang som it would only cost 120b more than if it was being sold at 50b per glass. Yes 120b, not even £3 more on your night out. If finances are that tight why even bother coming to Thailand ?. Why even bother going on holiday? . Don't you feel embarrassed to even question this paltry ammount ?. Well the good news is looks like katty bar will remain a FFZ ( fenton free zone) because of the exorbitant price of a sang som . Custom like yours will not be missed. Rgds soidog.
  6. soidog

    Booking internal flight

    I have booked Air Asia domestic flights on line months in advance no reason why you will not be able to do so. What on earth made you think you could not ?. As for buying ticket for Thai national on a domestic flight no problem. All You need to know are given name and date of birth of traveling partner. You are paying money up front on credit card so no problem. Or wait till you are here and call into one of the numerous travel agents to assist you. No form of identification is required at the booking stage. But at check in you will both be asked for photographic identification as to prove who you are. So have your passport(s) with you, or Thai will need I D card.. ###### Farangs who hold a Thai driving licence will be allowed to board aircraft on producing to staff ###### Sure you are aware, but no need to go to Bangkok to fly to chaing mai. Utapho is nearer to pattay if staying in town flights go from here. Think 3 a day. Notice you posted arriving just before new year. If past years are anything to go by you will be spolit for choice lots going on in the bars and the girls all wanting to party with you and part with your money in the nicest possible way. Bit to early for bars to announce. Traffic and crowds will be a nightmare. Xmas week n new year week I avoid the sewer at night like the plague. Just to busy, lots of drunken idiots, noisey. My 2nd worse time of the year to be here. Hope you have a nice time. Rgds soidog
  7. soidog

    Katty Bar & Guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4

    Sorry to dissapoint you stool pusher. But plenty of photo's of them in above posts.. The rationale behind my post was to inform any one who may have been contemplating a visit to katty bar was of its unexpected closure for the night. So it will save them a wasted journey. Also to point out what a nice gesture it was by Emmy. Like your good self when in town you look after and treat your staff to little treats. Remember you telling me about the evening they all went out on an all expenses paid meal I have never posted a photo in all the time I have been on the forum. 1- do not own a camera 2- have a Thai dumb phone and no idea how the camera thingy works ( I never take phone out at night anyway) 3- no intrest in photography 4- am some what computer / technology illiterate 5- would have no idea how to post photo's and have no desire to learn. Rgds soidog.
  8. soidog

    Theft

    Well on such sensible advice from defective inspector fenton i went trawling the mean soi's of jomtien this evening looking for tapas bars and shouting out Pedro are you here. All to no avail. No Pedro, no tapas bars well fancy that. Can not wait for the next oh so sensible suggestion from our sluth from stoke. Wonder if it will be try and locate a bull fighting stadium in jomtien and ask if they have a matador called Pedro. Tomorrow will ride round the back area of rompho market bars looking out for a condo or house with a Spanish flag flying. Even a banner with a Spanish football team on. Or hope i can smell some one cooking paella. Fenton is an excellent source of entertainment for many on here. Rgds soidog.
  9. soidog

    Katty Bar & Guesthouse, Jomtien Soi 4

    Have just had early beers in katty bar and come home to watch the football. Great excitement from the staff, not because they had caught Pedro the Spanish thief. But Emmy is closing the place tonight to take Taya,Champagne, Mona to the battle of the bars at KRU. Now that's what i call a good boss. Hope they all have a great night. Especially Taya n Champagne as they never have a day off, work 7 days a week with long hours. They were all dressed up Teya new dress, Champagne new shoes these 2 were particularly excited as they had never been to KRU. Mona also looked good in a LBD ( little black dress). Rgds soidog
  10. soidog

    Theft

    Thank you aussiemale, I to shook my head in disbelief when I read post #29. Absolutely nothing wrong or to be scared of about the streets & soi's of jomtien. It's just the know it all BM = boring member from stoke talking out of his arse again. For some reason he seems to have a grudge against jomtien and some of it's residents. Doubt fenton has even spent a night in jomtien let alone walked the back soi's or beach road . Please come over the hill and visit if you are in pattaya or are planning to visit soon ( not you fenton). It will be quite but that has a charm all of its own. LBs to be found not only at katty bar, road house, ray bar, red carpet bar, tequila bar. You just have to walk the mean streets if you are brave enough, not spineless, or a staffordshire snowflake. Girls a plenty and many a gem to be had. Trust me some will even be grateful for your company and attention, buy a few Lady drinks, run up a check bin to be paid at the end of your night. No need to be a obnoxious awkward knob and pay as you go because of worry about an extra 60b or 120b slipped in . If the mood takes you and the chemistry seems good take the lass, it may have been a while since she has had a shag. Last one I bar fined had an insatiable appetite for sex, the short time ended up a long time back at fortress fido. Was pleased to see her go in the morning needed a rest. All welcome to jomtien apart from one. Rgds soidog.
  11. soidog

    Pattaya car hire

    Know from word of mouth this place has a good reputation......ex pat car rentals...... Located on thappraya road right hand side where the traffic lights are If you were turning left into thepprasit road jomtien. Telephone number(s) 038 252 275 - 038 364 461. Just found his buisiness card. All cars have first class insurance ( most important) minimum 3 day rental. Got small saloons such as Honda city or Toyota vios about 1000b per day. Going up to a Toyota Fortuna which could near to 2000b per day. Think unlimited mileage but check. Sure he ( Chad) or his staff will oblige with a short notice booking or walk in. As a chap I know has done this needed a car at short notice under 24 hours. Don't think you will have a problem. Especially October. If I may just add. If going up the jungle to the wilds and badlands of Issan my preference would be with the big players such as avis / hertz . Customer service or breakdown back up 24 hours. Peace of mind. Hope this was of some help. Happy motoring. Rgds soidog.
  12. soidog

    Theft

    Well said Liverpool. I can confirm what you have wrote. It is bloody tedious that some one 6000 + miles away keept banging on about the cctv and cashier. Was like a stuck record. But it has a high degree of spewing out complete and utter drivel. Along with a history of thread f##king. The know it all annoying forum hemorrhoid from stoke as often knows sweet f##k all. Seems to post just to make him self sound clever n important and try to show how intellectual he is on so many topics / subjects . Pathetic. At least jomtien is a FFZ ( fenton free zone) long may it continue. Will be as welcome here as much as a turd is in a swimming pool. As for paying for your beers as you go like fenton says he does . Just shows what an awkward individual he is. Mr popular in the bars I think not. Rgds soidog.
  13. soidog

    Bangkok Flight Services

    Can not see why so many of you are geting your knickers in a twist over the withdrawal of fast track service. What's the diffrence shuffling along with the masses at immigration or standing at the carausol ?. When waiting for your stamp in passport as it can be quite amusing seeing people being flummoxed by the immigration officer for not filling in the landing card correctly. Less stress than standing at the baggage carousel hoping your suitcase has travelled with you. As others have stated. Unless you are traveling with only carry on board hand luggage you are not going to exit the airport departure hall any faster. Got to wait for your suitcase. The correct order all suitcases should come off arriving long haul aircraft are. 1- flight deck n cabin crew first. 2- first class / buisiness class / premium passengers 3- the rest of you. Aircraft containers at departure point are loaded in such a way this is possible. Hold 5 ( loose bags) can be an exception as non containersied . No idea what the SLR ( service level agreements) with airlines and swampy ground handling are. At LHR over 10 years ago from time aircraft pulls on stand a 30 - 40 min standard was acceptable for the first customer bag to hit carousel. This often depended on time of day, at peak times of arrivals congestion was inevitable on the baggage airside systems. Other factors such as mechanical break down, staff shortage, minor industrial disputes can again cause delay. Some of this you will never know about. As for buggy assistance if you are fit n healthy what's wrong with the walk ?. After a long flight nice to stretch ones legs. Leave that for those less fortunate who would dearly love to be able to do the walk. Personally I think it is a very good idea for the airlines and the airport authorities of Thailand to streamline this service. Rgds soidog.
  14. soidog

    Non Immigrant-O Visa

    Regarding the evidence of stay don't sweat it to much. Wish I was clever to take photo and show you on here my letter n actual form but as i am computer illiterate hope this will give you some help / idea. The official form to fill in is called ....notification form for house master, owner or possessor of the residence where alien has stayed...... this by law has to filled in by house owner or his authorised agent to do so on his behalf. Bottom third of form will be signed by officer and official stamp from immigration then torn off and attached to your passport . If the people who you are renting thru or off of are professional this will not be a problem. They will do for you, please be aware immigration do not charge for this service. My letter is the same format that has been used successfully for years..... Please date. Name....Mr Soidog Mongrel 1 . The kennel Fortress fido villas Soi 69. Beach road Jomtien Nongprue Banglamung Chonburi 111111. Then the following. Dear sir / madam I can confirm that soidog mongrel is living at the above address and continues to live there. #####then passport picture photostat on same page Kind regards Miss Sudawadee Tingtong. ( then his / her signature ) In my experience over the years in dealing with officialdom and authorities ( not just Thailand) is best to give just enough info. Do not be to over enthusiastic. Never has this been checked by follow up from immigration. Me or the owner never contacted, it just seems a paper exercise. Which to my devil like mind feel I could easily forge and make up a total fictitious residential address along with supporting paperwork. Honest, not that I would dream of doing so but after a while you begin to know how the system works and could be easily done. Lastly flamesfan7 if you have a problem understanding the numerous forms or the filling in of. I would be prepared to offer my help if needed. Of course no charge to a fellow BM. If you use an agent or the shop next to soi 5 immigration you will have to pay for the form filling service . Good luck. Rgds soidog
  15. soidog

    Cost of living in Thailand

    The sum for a retirement visa has remained the same for at least 10 years that i know of. As we know back then the exchange rate for many countrys was stronger. Think the £££ was mid 60s to the baht. So you only needed to prove an income of approx £12.350 to reach ( based on 65b) the 800000b requirement. Year 2007 Now you need an income of approx £18.300 to reach ( based on 44b) the 800000b requirement. Year 2018. A jump of £6000 in a decade. Why the authorities have not increased this is beyond me. Feel a 5% increase would not be unreasonable if they did so in the coming year(s). So the new lump sum figure would be 840000b. Monthly proof of income to be adjusted as well to match the lump sum. Of course this not would be popular, and it may just be a hurdle to far for some ex pats and push them over the top financially, if they could not prove they have funds avaliable and meet the criteria required. So many would be forced to use an agent to obtain the required stamp in passport. Many already chose to take this route for various reasons. Each to his own choice, or possibly circumstances already dictate. The question to me is.......if you are sailing that close to the wind monetary wise and would bitch about a 5% increase. Are you really sure you should be living Thailand ?. After all this place has no safety net for poor farangs. Rgds soidog.
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