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Re: A foreigners open letter to Mr. Suthep

I strongly disagree with the tactics and methods being used by Suthep but I do agree that Thailand would be a better place without the Shiniwhatra clan with their fingers in every pie, Democracy cannot really happen here unless the rampant corruption is drastically reduced,I wonder how well the PT p...
by mike williams
on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Thai politics
Topic: A foreigners open letter to Mr. Suthep
Replies: 5
Views: 5209

Re: Turning your house into a shop

Andy781 I wonder how long you have been living here? this is perfectly normal practice for Thais they do it all the time it is part of their industrious nature and culture, where I live we have a hairdressers, Internet cafe,massage parlour, 3 grocery shops and others all around me. If you do not lik...
by mike williams
on Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:46 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Turning your house into a shop
Replies: 5
Views: 11915

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Noel June 12th suggests reading an article in the Guardian. Have been away so could not reply earlier, Noel, I am a UK citizen who lived there for 55 years until 2005 both of my children went to UK universities during the last 10 years, my daughter to Cambridge cost for the 3 years just over £42,000...
by mike williams
on Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:45 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 620019

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Double pricing is a system whereby foreigners are charged a different price from that of the indigenous population for the same service. Grant aided education or student loans enable the indigenous population to receive a subsidised education paid for by the taxpayers of the country concerned. The s...
by mike williams
on Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:14 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 620019

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Noel Landers, agrees that the tuition fees charged are dual pricing, I am a UK citizen and I can tell you that they are not. Both students foreign or domestic will pay the same price In his case £13,000 per annum, this is what the school charges. The difference between what pomme actually pays and w...
by mike williams
on Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 620019

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Pomme, no this is not double pricing, the cost of the fees involved is the same the difference is that if you are a UK citizen the school can apply to the UK government which then gives you a grant which covers a lot of the cost, the grant is payable directly to the school.
by mike williams
on Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:45 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 620019

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

Punter, Malaysia is indeed a lot better than Thailand in many ways, if the Thais continue with the visa crap and open persecution I for one will relocate to Penang and just come back to BKK for 4 months of the year on tourist visas. I was in Penang just over a year ago and it is a beautiful place wi...
by mike williams
on Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160053

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

Michael Birkit, Sadly yes it is true, this was muted about 2 years ago by the post coup government and had the immediate effect of reducing house sales to farangs almost to zero overnight. If Thai nomenees or a Thai spouse buy a house with funds that can be traced to a farang then the land title dee...
by mike williams
on Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160053

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

propoganda said that there are 1000 British retirees in Thailand with 1 year visas, there are more than that in Pattaya alone. Within the 2 expats clubs there the British expats number almost 900 and thats only the ones who whave bothered to join the clubs, I would guess that there must be at least ...
by mike williams
on Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160053

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

Ian, a wise move, I have most of my funds in tax havens and only need 400,000 as I have a marriage visa, we do have a house in Don Muang and condos in Jomtien but the condos are in my name. If they play with the visa rules anymore I will relocate to Penang where I can own property and get a 5 year v...
by mike williams
on Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160053
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