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Re: Taxis at airport

Everyone is waiting for the airport trainlink. When this system works, we can say bye bye to many corrupt taxi drivers. Thanks to (also) corrupt Mr. T. he allows that so many taxi's can operate in Bangkok. They are so terrible and dangerous in driving, that u almost can wait for accidents. Even with...
by GerBo
on Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:54 pm
 
Forum: Thai airports, trains, buses, public transport
Topic: Taxis at airport
Replies: 36
Views: 169342

Home Sweet Home - Thailand vs Malaysia?

I live now exactly 2 years in Thailand with my Thai spouse and see the following things in this 'Land of Smile' to foreigners. I see it sometimes more as discrimination of foreigners in this country. 1. VISA-paper work to overreacting and very unfriendly; 2. Very tough to open a initial savingsaccou...
by GerBo
on Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:02 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Home Sweet Home - Thailand vs Malaysia?
Replies: 13
Views: 15737

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

Looks like to me that the message to all farangs here is, Dont bring any more cash into Thailand than is absolutely rquired. Do not buy your Thai wife a house or land, better to rent. Also maybe the best option with hindsight is to not get married at all. As another expat stated, Thailand is no lon...
by GerBo
on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160041

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

I'm Thai born and raised, but now living in the US. I have to admit, living in a foreign land is not easy, since you have to learn and adapt to the local culture and laws which may be greatly different than your country of origin. You don't always get the preferencial treatments like the locals. If...
by GerBo
on Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160041

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

When I read this subject then u can really see that no one in Thailand knows how to interpretate the Thai Law, even not officials. For instance : "As for foreigners seeking to buy homes in Phuket, they can do so through the Condominium Act, which allows foreign ownership of up to 49% of any pro...
by GerBo
on Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160041

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