Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26
  1. #1
    Newbie Dapperdan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Last Online
    22-07-2017 @ 08:08 PM
    Location
    UK Wolverhampton/ Maha Sarakham
    Posts
    10

    First time stopping in my new bungalow

    Stopping for 3 weeks in my new bungalow in Maha Sarakham.

    looking forward to my visit. Was there last year but it was not quite finished.

    If anyone knows of anything interesting in that area, let me know.

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    bobo746's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:27 PM
    Location
    Civilization
    Posts
    13,070
    You will need plenty of this.

  3. #3
    Member scottyroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    03-09-2017 @ 10:58 AM
    Location
    Bangkok/ Samut Prakarn
    Posts
    51
    All well and good but if you hail fromWolverhampton and are not a Thai national it isn't ''your '' bungalow.It belongs to whoever or whatever your partner is.

    Check out the land and condo and house ownership rules etc that are in place here for foreigners.

    This aint the UK mate you have no rights like the rest of us!!!

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 01:33 PM
    Posts
    1,915
    Good luck and safe travels Dapper, you sound very excited.
    When do you plan to make the life change on full-time basis ?
    How large is your new family ?

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    9,214
    Quote Originally Posted by PeeCoffee
    Good luck and safe travels Dapper, you sound very excited.
    If you come from Wolverhampton a trip to Smethwick is an adrenaline rush.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    barrylad66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 07:25 PM
    Location
    ยังอยู่ที่นี่
    Posts
    1,143
    Quote Originally Posted by scottyroo View Post
    All well and good but if you hail fromWolverhampton and are not a Thai national it isn't ''your '' bungalow.It belongs to whoever or whatever your partner is.

    Check out the land and condo and house ownership rules etc that are in place here for foreigners.

    This aint the UK mate you have no rights like the rest of us!!!
    if he's build a house I'm sure he knows the crack.

    good lunch dapper and enjoy...

  7. #7
    Member scottyroo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Last Online
    03-09-2017 @ 10:58 AM
    Location
    Bangkok/ Samut Prakarn
    Posts
    51
    if he's build a house I'm sure he knows the crack.

    good lunch dapper and enjoy...
    Sadly barrylad66, there's many a man who has gone down the same road here due to glib tongues and later found out that all they though they owned and had was never theirs.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat Luigi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    10,904
    Good enough motorbiking roads around there, cruise over to Roi Et, around the lake there is okay for food and drink.

    Head to the south of Isaan for Khmer temples, over and up along for the mekhong, west for the mountains of central Thailand. Kalasin has Dinosaur stuff. there's a nice pool half way to Roi Et, for about 50 baht a day, food and drinks and different pools etc. The uni has sports grounds for tennis and badminton.

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 03:04 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    11,539
    I hope you've told your girlfriend the news, you know rather than just appearing out of the blue, gives her a chance to tidy up.


    Judging from the picture you're gonna get wet. Brought some plastic sheeting with you? The rain stop at the end of November.
    Last edited by OhOh; 26-10-2016 at 01:36 PM.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:36 AM
    Location
    NAKON SAWAN
    Posts
    3,806
    Quote Originally Posted by scottyroo View Post
    if he's build a house I'm sure he knows the crack.

    good lunch dapper and enjoy...
    Sadly barrylad66, there's many a man who has gone down the same road here due to glib tongues and later found out that all they though they owned and had was never theirs.
    Only the land cannot be owned by a farang.

  11. #11
    Thailand Expat
    Little Chuchok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 05:49 PM
    Posts
    9,175

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    You will need plenty of this.
    The breakfast of Champions....

  12. #12
    Newbie Dapperdan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Last Online
    22-07-2017 @ 08:08 PM
    Location
    UK Wolverhampton/ Maha Sarakham
    Posts
    10
    Hi all, thanks for all the messages,

    Just for your information, I met my wife in England, she worked in a Thai restaurant over here. We have lived together in England for the last 10 years. We got married 3 years ago.

    We both work in England and my wife has became a British Citizen and holds a British passport. We decided to build a house in the village where she was born so we could retire there.

    We built the house together, sharing the cost. I know all about not owning the land and loosing everything if we split up. I was divorced over here in England from my first wife, I can assure you I lost a lot more than I could this time.

    We are back in England now, I really enjoyed my time in our house, looking forward to retirement now.

    Can`t remember how to change my profile photo, will update if someone can let me know how to change it.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    Nicethaiza's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    4,580
    Positive thinking...good on you...would be nice if you post your pics on here...

  14. #14
    Custom user
    Neverna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Teakdoor forum upgrade office
    Posts
    11,586
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapperdan View Post
    Can`t remember how to change my profile photo, will update if someone can let me know how to change it.
    Look in your user control panel (UserCP). Top left of your page next to Home

    1. UserCP
    2. Edit Avatar (left hand side of user control panel)
    2. Click Option 2 /Choose file to upload your own image

  15. #15
    Newbie Dapperdan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Last Online
    22-07-2017 @ 08:08 PM
    Location
    UK Wolverhampton/ Maha Sarakham
    Posts
    10
    Thanx Neverna,

    Done that now..

    sorry to be a pain, but how do you add photos into a post.

    saw a link to this but cannot find it now.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    17,450
    You will need to resize it first to under 120 or 150 pixels

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 03:04 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    11,539
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapperdan
    We are back in England now, I really enjoyed my time in our house, looking forward to retirement now.
    Glad to hear all went well. Keep posting and we look forward to the photos of the house and of the regulatory wife photos .

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:58 AM
    Posts
    34,200
    Cheers, Dapperdan...Yer a lucky man...

  19. #19
    Sukhumvet
    VocalNeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 12:08 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    9,710
    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Good enough motorbiking roads around there, cruise over to Roi Et, around the lake there is okay for food and drink.

    Head to the south of Isaan for Khmer temples, over and up along for the mekhong, west for the mountains of central Thailand. Kalasin has Dinosaur stuff. there's a nice pool half way to Roi Et, for about 50 baht a day, food and drinks and different pools etc. The uni has sports grounds for tennis and badminton.
    ...and the second week?

  20. #20
    Thailand Expat
    David48atTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Last Online
    Today @ 01:06 PM
    Location
    Palace Far from Worries
    Posts
    2,836
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapperdan View Post
    Hi all, thanks for all the messages,

    Just for your information, I met my wife in England, she worked in a Thai restaurant over here. We have lived together in England for the last 10 years. We got married 3 years ago.

    We both work in England and my wife has became a British Citizen and holds a British passport. We decided to build a house in the village where she was born so we could retire there.

    We built the house together, sharing the cost. I know all about not owning the land and loosing everything if we split up. I was divorced over here in England from my first wife, I can assure you I lost a lot more than I could this time.

    We are back in England now, I really enjoyed my time in our house, looking forward to retirement now.

    Can`t remember how to change my profile photo, will update if someone can let me know how to change it.

    Now, I'm going to get booed off stage for this comment but ...

    'We decided to build a house in the village where she was born so we could retire there.'

    Which, in reality would more honestly be written as ... We decided to build a house in the village where she was born so we she could retire there.

    Common trap. Work in the west till the coin is amassed. Convince the husband to leave behind his heritage on the promise that life will be cheaper and easier in 'her village'.

    Husband is polite and agrees, but within a month, is having second thoughts.
    The relative visits happen more often and the lady who once gave him her undivided attention now turns a lot of that attention to her extended family and you get slowly forgotten.

    You don't speak Thai, the Village life, while simple, is barren for a non-speaking native.

    The dream turns into, over many months, maybe a year or two, into a nightmare.

    At first you deny it, to proud to think it can't happen to me ... but, like a slowly sinking into the quicksand, the reality of your situation sinks in.

    Doesn't happen to everyone ... but to some, maybe many.

    Just a heads up.

    As always ... IMHO.
    .
    Perspective is everything ... it's the difference between going through an ordeal or going through an adventure..

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat Dillinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    17,450
    ^ I bet you're great fun down the boozer

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat
    beerlaodrinker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Online
    Today @ 09:53 AM
    Location
    vientiane
    Posts
    5,564
    Boo, nah just joking. Sounds about right

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 03:04 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    11,539
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    the Village life, while simple, is barren for a non-speaking native
    There is always one or two young lasses/ lads (for butters) who need to improve their English cultural/language skills to help them secure a better "position".

    Put an add in the local high school. Selection is compulsory prior to acceptance. payment upfront for a two month course.

    Turnover, repeat customers, expand your "teaching" skills. A live in assistant will be required to help in any difficult scenarios/new experiences for the young women.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

  24. #24
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:36 AM
    Location
    NAKON SAWAN
    Posts
    3,806
    Quote Originally Posted by scottyroo View Post
    All well and good but if you hail fromWolverhampton and are not a Thai national it isn't ''your '' bungalow.It belongs to whoever or whatever your partner is.

    Check out the land and condo and house ownership rules etc that are in place here for foreigners.

    This aint the UK mate you have no rights like the rest of us!!!
    The bungalow can be his just not the land it sits on.

  25. #25
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    8,618
    Dapper is that your house in your avatar? If it is it looks like the house someones trying to build in this thread. https://teakdoor.com/construction-in...-banpatan.html

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •