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    It was all pretty much as petercallen said....

    It was all pretty much as petercallen said.
    Quite a small passport office but the queue moved quickly. Hours are 0830 to 1630 Monday to Friday.
    Photos done on the spot, just bring the documents,...
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    Thanks, gents!

    Thanks, gents!
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    Passport office in Phuket?

    Hi,

    My wife and daughter's Thai passports are due for renewal.
    We will be in Phuket for a week's holiday and I wondered if anyone here knows if Thai passports can be renewed there, where the...
  4. I was 46 last week. Yes, if and when I get the...

    I was 46 last week.
    Yes, if and when I get the chance I will be overpaying on the mortgage!
  5. I got divorced from a Singaporean. I don't have...

    I got divorced from a Singaporean. I don't have much cash left, and I am still paying a big wedge of my salary every month to her too!
  6. Yes it's a concern if you have a number of...

    Yes it's a concern if you have a number of properties and another income in UK (from employment etc).
    I am not resident in UK, my main income is from my employment in Singapore which has a double...
  7. 20 years - it was only ever a plan for my old age!

    20 years - it was only ever a plan for my old age!
  8. After monthly mortgage payments, landlord...

    After monthly mortgage payments, landlord insurance and letting agent fees I am making GBP 100 a month on the terraced house that I bought in Plymouth last year and am now renting out.

    Would need...
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    I finally quit smoking 6 years ago after many,...

    I finally quit smoking 6 years ago after many, many attempts.

    The information in Allen Carr's book was a big help but a free iPhone app called LIVESTRONG MyQuit Coach finally worked for me....
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    If only I could get my hands on $600 a month...

    If only I could get my hands on $600 a month...
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    Just got back from Phuket. Once I compared...

    Just got back from Phuket.

    Once I compared the prices, I didn't use Grab.

    I used these guys for airport pickup/return and a couple of tours.

    https://www.vecayphuket.com/

    Couldn't fault...
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    Yes almost exactly that. I will use Grab then,...

    Yes almost exactly that.
    I will use Grab then, thanks!
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    You'd be surprised. It is the only UK Marine and...

    You'd be surprised. It is the only UK Marine and Coastguard Agency approved training centre in SE Asia
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    Getting around in Phuket

    I will be in Phuket next week for some maritime related safety courses in the north of the island, and will be staying in a hotel in the Mai Khao area as it is near the training facility.

    Do Uber...
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    I slept on the right side of the bed with my...

    I slept on the right side of the bed with my ex-wife.
    Hoping for a better result I now sleep on the left side of the bed with my current (and hopefully last) wife
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    How the mighty have fallen. I now live in Jurong...

    How the mighty have fallen. I now live in Jurong East.
  17. I'm not a complete stranger to Sunderland. The...

    I'm not a complete stranger to Sunderland. The marine services company I used to work for had an office there and I spent almost a month there on induction training in 2010-ish. They put me up in a...
  18. The north east is still pretty much a mystery to...

    The north east is still pretty much a mystery to me though (I am from the south west) so I would struggle to know the right places etc. Probably using a property sourcing company would be the answer...
  19. Which area is that? I have one buy to let now...

    Which area is that?
    I have one buy to let now and looking for another. Cheers
  20. Singapore for Christmas and Kanchanaburi for the...

    Singapore for Christmas and Kanchanaburi for the New Year (youngest daughter's birthday is on 1st January too)

    Oh and I will be in Phuket from 10th to 15th December for some training courses.
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    Grad you rike it sir

    Grad you rike it sir
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS_dv9LbOrM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS_dv9LbOrM
  23. Thread: GHOSTS

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    It's not just Thais. Even many well educated...

    It's not just Thais. Even many well educated Singaporeans believe all that stuff.

    Having said that, I did catch myself saying sorry as I stepped over some roadside offerings - joss sticks etc...
  24. changing mine to password2 now

    changing mine to password2 now
  25. Around 900k baht when I stopped counting, after...

    Around 900k baht when I stopped counting, after all the major stuff was done. When is a house finished?
    It is only inhabited for a couple of months in a year so we just do bits and pieces as and...
  26. It's expensive to get drunk in Thailand now? When...

    It's expensive to get drunk in Thailand now? When did this happen?
    I may have to reconsider my marriage. And my retirement plans.
  27. My one claim to fame on this forum! Haha

    My one claim to fame on this forum! Haha
  28. Is it the Anodard Hotel?

    Is it the Anodard Hotel?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Os_SrLJ0w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5Os_SrLJ0w
  30. OK. I was just planning on leaving Singapore...

    OK. I was just planning on leaving Singapore without giving my ex-wife a forwarding address.
  31. Thanks for all the replies so far! Very...

    Thanks for all the replies so far! Very interesting.
  32. I still live and work in Singapore. I pay my ex...

    I still live and work in Singapore. I pay my ex wife $3000 a month as part of the divorce settlement, rent an apartment and subsequently save next to nothing each month and will probably have to...
  33. Passive income recommendations to allow one to retire in Thailand?

    As per the title. i'm 45 now but intend to retire at 60ish. It would have been earlier but somehow I managed to get married again in my early 40s and had a child (not necessarily in that order)....
  34. I'm in

    I'm in
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    Ours was a budget build but I wish that we had...

    Ours was a budget build but I wish that we had gone for two toilets or at least a toilet separate from the shower room.
    Thai food doesn't give much warning before it needs to be evacuated from my...
  36. Really enjoyed taxexile's post. What a nightmare...

    Really enjoyed taxexile's post. What a nightmare that sounds.

    I'm quite fond of my wife and I don't really think of her as a parasite. It probably helps that we don't live permanently in Thailand....
  37. Neither are particularly good, but I have had...

    Neither are particularly good, but I have had more unpleasant memories flying from Don Muang - but that may just be the budget airline experience.
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    My wife doesn't really nag me too much. Well...

    My wife doesn't really nag me too much. Well occasionally she tells me I drink too much, but I knew that anyway.
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    Nice thread and pics. Surprised you made it to...

    Nice thread and pics.
    Surprised you made it to Chinese Garden - and the Live Turtle Museum.
    I live across the road from Chinese Garden MRT station.
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    Nice thread and looking forward to seeing how...

    Nice thread and looking forward to seeing how this turns out - hopefully well!
  41. No. not my kind of thing

    No. not my kind of thing
  42. I live in Singapore. I will happen to be in...

    I live in Singapore. I will happen to be in Thailand next month for a week and plan to open the account then. I have had Thai SIMS in the past but then after months and months of not going to...
  43. I don't have a Thai phone number. Do any Thai...

    I don't have a Thai phone number. Do any Thai banks use tokens instead of this phone system?
  44. Are there no accounts where the withdrawal can be...

    Are there no accounts where the withdrawal can be by either account holder?
    Or withdrawal using an ATM card?

    I want an account in case I suddenly croak one day then my wife can have some money to...
  45. Recommend me a Thai bank account (joint account) please

    Married to a Thai but I'm not living in Thailand so I don't have any resident status in Thailand.
    I'm looking to open a Thai bank savings account (joint account) with my wife.

    Any suggestions...
  46. Usual story is that half of the crew are in on it.

    Usual story is that half of the crew are in on it.
  47. LOL well spotted

    LOL well spotted
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    Happy days though.......

    Dates on threads. Do you read them? 11 years since dear old shy old buadhai and his extending head last posted here.[/QUOTE]

    Happy days though.......
  49. Ours is coming within the next few months so they...

    Ours is coming within the next few months so they say.

    Shame. I will soon need to find somewhere else to take my holidays in peace.
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    Drinking to forget it

    Drinking to forget it
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