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Re: Is Farang an f word?

When I first came here 45 years ago I never heard the term "farang" used.
I do not like to be referred to as a "farang" and my well educated Thai friends would
never call me this. I would consider it insulting if they did.
by antony77
on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:50 am
 
Forum: Living in Thailand - adjusting + settling in
Topic: Is Farang an f word?
Replies: 295
Views: 375359

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

Last week the BGH hostpital charged me exactly double that they charged my Thai wife for seeing the same doctor. When I complained they cut my bill in half claiming there was a mistake. This is not true because the doctor had written in red ink on the payment slip telling them charge me double. It s...
by antony77
on Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:58 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 620069

Re: Double pricing system in Thailand

My English friend has a Thai ID and speaks good Thai. When he produced this at a national park gate, he was rudely told that all "farangs" must pay Bt400 and threw the Thai ID back at him. As a permanent resident I have produced my Thai Alien Book showing my Thai ID number and have almost ...
by antony77
on Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:35 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Double pricing system in Thailand
Replies: 473
Views: 620069

Re: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept

Land policy The remarks of the land department official about this subject are as most people claim ridiculous and never could be enforced. They are also incorrect. There are thousands of Thais married to foreigners who bought properties in the last few years. If any Thai wife claimed she bought the...
by antony77
on Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:50 am
 
Forum: Domestic / cross cultural issues - Thai / Foreigner concerns
Topic: Land purchase through Thai spouse forbidden: Land Dept
Replies: 182
Views: 160077

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