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    Potential for a megga loss of 'face' just announced

    Thursday, September 3, 2009

    Phuket house will cost 100 baht for lucky winner

    The Toyota Vigo that was top prize at last year’s Phuket Red Cross Fair. Remarkably the car, valued at 650,000 baht, went unclaimed and had to be auctioned off after the fair.

    PHUKET CITY: The top prize in this year’s Red Cross Fair raffle will be nothing less than a new home, it was announced yesterday.

    In past years the top prize has always been a car or truck, but this year the Red Cross is upping the ante.

    “I am sure no province in Thailand has ever dared to give away as big a reward as this before. But we are Phuket, so why not?” Phuket Governor Wichai Phraisa-ngop said.

    At yesterday’s press conference at Phuket Provincial Hall to announce details of the fair, Gov Wichai was joined by his wife Taisika, who serves as president of the Phuket chapter of the Thai Red Cross Society.

    There are Thai Red Cross Society chapters in all Thai provinces, with wives of governors customarily serving as chairwomen.

    This year’s Red Cross Fair will take place at Saphan Hin for 10 days starting December 26.

    Entrance is free and there is always a wide variety of games, entertainment and free medical services, such as testing for high blood pressure and diabetes.

    In addition to the top prize of a detached home covering 60 square wah, prizes will include a Toyota Vigo truck, five motorcycles, five flat screen televisions, five large refrigerators, bicycles, fans and much more.

    Last year, proceeds from the sale of 100-baht raffle tickets generated 3 million baht, leaving the Red Cross with just over 1 million baht in profit after costs were deducted, Gov Wichai said.

    “This year we expect ticket sales to be much higher because of such a large grand prize,” he said.

    The lucky winner would end up with a new home for just 100 baht (approx US$2.94), he said.

    Remarkably, nobody came forward to claim last year’s top prize, a Toyota Vigo valued at 650,000 baht.

    The pick-up truck was later auctioned off in mid-March.

    The governor urged private sector parties willing to donate prizes for the raffle to contact the Phuket Red Cross (Tel: 076-211 766; 081-979 1766) or any local government administrative office. – Kitima Pornmongkhonwat

    How will they wriggle out of it if a falang buys the lucky ticket ?

    It is my understanding that lottery and raffle prizes are assigned to the ticket holder and cannot be transferred to a third party .

    Any ideas ( before I buy a couple of thousand bhat worth of tickets )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    top prize of a detached home covering 60 square wah,
    Quite amazing how such a small plot of land can have a detached house on it, anyway it's probably best if farangs don't buy tickets just in case they win, what with the ongoing police investigations in Phuket against the nasty foriegn land and house owning scum at the moment.

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    Same as the National Lottery..............they'll cheat.

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    I think the red cross have shot themselves in the foot with this one, they can't give away what to some may be an illegal prize, especially at this time whilst the police etc are investigating all the nasty farang Phuket scum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    raffle prizes are assigned to the ticket holder
    So they must have known who the winner of the Vigo was
    Why didn't they contact him?

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    Customarily a friend of the organiser wins
    What a surprise
    Unclaimed Vigo u can be sure a Thai didnt win
    Sems a farang had e drawn so they
    "Lost" it
    I'm feeling Cross and Hot already pity the wives dont rol sleeves up to help Tsunami villages and Rohingya hahahahahahah I think not

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    They'll make sure a farang cannot win it.

    easy peasy.

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    They couldnt be ar****

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    raffle prizes are assigned to the ticket holder
    So they must have known who the winner of the Vigo was
    Why didn't they contact him?
    He wasnt on the A list

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    They'll make sure a farang cannot win it.

    easy peasy.
    Willys absolute right
    When a non Thai name e.g.Hmong, Kek, Falang is drawn
    Somtimes they don't notify and somchai they don't
    It avoids imperialist hegemony by horrid moneylenders and whoremongers from the NE giant and changing Pattaya from a devout Bhudda dharnma OneTavernOneTart fishing hamlet into Sod em SmithKlein Davisville and Good Morrow
    G'Day its still nicer than Cronulla and the cops are cheaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    top prize of a detached home covering 60 square wah,
    Quite amazing how such a small plot of land can have a detached house on it, anyway it's probably best if farangs don't buy tickets just in case they win, .
    just two small points:

    It says (as I read it) the house "covering 60 square wah" - which says little about tha plot size, and more pertinently, I see nothing in the article that says the land is also included in the prize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    ust two small points: It says (as I read it) the house "covering 60 square wah" - which says little about tha plot size, and more pertinently, I see nothing in the article that says the land is also included in the prize?
    You're a spoilsport for coming here and destroying their rantings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Remarkably, nobody came forward to claim last year’s top prize, a Toyota Vigo valued at 650,000 baht.
    Probably washed up on Karon beach a few days after he won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    and more pertinently, I see nothing in the article that says the land is also included in the prize?
    So the prize is a 30 year lease on a building in Phuket then?

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    ^Almost as good as winning a timeshare then aint it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    and more pertinently, I see nothing in the article that says the land is also included in the prize?
    So the prize is a 30 year lease on a building in Phuket then?
    I am far from an expert on this DD, but as far as I am aware, there is no restriction on a farang buying a house (the building) the restriction is on owning the land. hence the house could be the prize, but it is on land leased for 30 years - after which time you can pick up your house and put it where you want......

    (I must admit, i thought many farangs did it this way - they own the house and the missus the land, which they then lease for 30 years..).

    I am happy to be corrected however...

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    Well going on your theory are the cars only won for a year then and you have to give them back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    ust two small points: It says (as I read it) the house "covering 60 square wah" - which says little about tha plot size, and more pertinently, I see nothing in the article that says the land is also included in the prize?
    You're a spoilsport for coming here and destroying their rantings.
    LOL. Sad thing is they are probably right, and its just another case of some Thai not having thought things through properly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Well going on your theory are the cars only won for a year then and you have to give them back?
    can a farang legally own a car DD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    can a farang legally own a car DD?
    What difference would that make?

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    Perhaps the lease only loves you short time
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    If you prefer to help the red cross and not middle mongers you can donate at ICRC website
    http://www.redcross.or.th/english/donation/moneydonate_internet.php4
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    So nidhog, the top prize at this fair is a house, this you may have to knock down and rebuild somewhere else in 3 to 30 years time, sounds like a great prize, put me down for some tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    So nidhog, the top prize at this fair is a house, this you may have to knock down and rebuild somewhere else in 3 to 30 years time, sounds like a great prize, put me down for some tickets.
    is it my raffle DD? did I organize it? have I anything to do with it?

    All I have done is offered a possible explanation as to how a house could be a prize in a raffle in which a foreigner may buy a ticket. A possible explanation. Not the possible, just a possible.

    Don't hold me responsible for the f*cked up thai laws that allow a foreigner to own a house, but not the land, and don't hold me responsible for Thais organizing a raffle that may, as you note be f*cked up.

    Now - you wanna flog this dead horse a bit more - or are we done?

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    ^So your saying you don't actually believe the arguement you put forward?
    So why bother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    ^So your saying you don't actually believe the arguement you put forward?
    So why bother?
    Its a possibility DD - it requires neither belief or non-belief - it just is.

    Why bother - good question - a strange one comming from a board owner though...


    oh and clearly....


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    ^This horse aint dead yet

    It aint a possibility, I am willing to bet money that those fokwitts are giving away the ownership to a house and the land as a first prize, sadly thay are fokwitts and didn't think it through, are you willing to put money on your beliefs?

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