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    That would be right but no name on bank statement.

    The logical thing would be get a statement that has your name on it.

    Or am I missing something ?[/QUOTE]

    That would be right but no name on bank statement.
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    Mukdahan border office told me I should have...

    Just curious slick; what government department would that be?

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs runs all the thai embassies and consulates, which sell VISAS to foreigners (and are located outside of...
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    Its for the same govt department that runs a scam...

    Its for the same govt department that runs a scam for retirement visas so they can't be too fussy.
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    So what do u do?

    So what do u do?
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    I was told on the last tourist visa entry I...

    I was told on the last tourist visa entry I should have a proof of funds. I just printed off from my bank account when I realized my name is not anywhere on it.

    Will that still be accepted?
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    I have stayed in Laos or Cambodia or Malaysia...

    You've been living in thailand for the last 12 months on what? Back-2-back tourist visas and/or visa exempt stamps? Yes

    There actually is NO official rule about how many days you can be in...
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    Free at Savan. When I was leaving Mukdahan...

    Free at Savan.

    When I was leaving Mukdahan the immigration counted how many days
    I had been in Thailand for the last 12 months. Not yet 180 days. Just because you have a visa doesn't always mean...
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    ^ There were guys drinking beer lao in the line ...

    ^ There were guys drinking beer lao in the line when I was there.

    If you want another place to drink, and eat, try Heavens Gate. Its about 1 block south from the east end of the square in the...
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    photocopy of the page showing stamp entering Laos

    photocopy of the page showing stamp entering Laos
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    Not always boring. If u go down to the historic...

    Not always boring. If u go down to the historic part of town you can get attacked by dogs.
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    Savan still easy for all visas

    Savan still easy for all visas
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    Yes. Tick the ordinary visa on arrival which...

    Can you get a year visa without working?[/QUOTE]

    Yes. Tick the ordinary visa on arrival which gives u a month to extend
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    Now closed

    Now closed
  14. Thread: Uber in KL

    by mikem
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    myteksi now called grabcar...

    myteksi now called grabcar https://www.grab.com/my/car/

    available in Penang
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    It doesn't close for 5 days over new years unlike...

    It doesn't close for 5 days over new years unlike other places.
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    The end of the world is in Mindanao.

    The end of the world is in Mindanao.
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    Yes but not much of a view. There are only 2...

    Does it have a balcony ?[/QUOTE]

    Yes but not much of a view. There are only 2 rooms per floor. No TV.
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    The End of The World

    Bout Du Monde is a French restaurant in Kampong Cham. Fine dining for a few dollars. They also have rooms for $5.
    Its on the street behind Monorom VIP hotel.
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    There are free walking tours of the Georgetown...

    There are free walking tours of the Georgetown heritage area on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10.30am leaving from main entrance of whiteaway building on Beach St. More info from Global Penang...
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    There were still some GIs hanging around in the...

    There were still some GIs hanging around in the mid 80s in Udon
  21. Thanks for those photos of Chaweng Noi PB. The...

    Thanks for those photos of Chaweng Noi PB. The beach and that little creek don't seem to have changed. Looks good. I thought it would have been all built up. Is that a lot of buildings up on the hill...
  22. Do you have a photo of the south end of Chaweng...

    Do you have a photo of the south end of Chaweng Noi? thanks
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    Top bunk is too small. AC is below the carriage....

    Top bunk is too small. AC is below the carriage. Bottom bunk in fan is the best bet.
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    the real kicker was the "first class" sleeping...

    the real kicker was the "first class" sleeping compartment I had booked for our exclusive use - it was at the end of the carriage positioned above the bogies ensuring one of the most miserable nights...
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    With all Thai AC sleepers there can be a problem...

    With all Thai AC sleepers there can be a problem if you are above the AC unit
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    New Thai services linking up with new Malaysian...

    New Thai services linking up with new Malaysian trains

    Had Yai 7.30 am & 1.05 pm. 80 baht DRC TO Padang Besar
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    There are a few tracks running into Butterworth...

    There are a few tracks running into Butterworth and a bypass at Bukit Mertajam.
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    In the interest of safety, Malaysia Airlines...

    In the interest of safety, Malaysia Airlines currently operates a long route to Europe, which combined with temporary unseasonably strong head winds, is limiting the airlines’ ability to carry...
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    Malaysia had to improve the trains to get traffic...

    Malaysia had to improve the trains to get traffic off the roads.
    Passengers and freight.
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    Some classic Malaysian business deals here ...

    Some classic Malaysian business deals here

    Both the Malaysian and Singaporean governments have come to a consensus on the alignment of the 330km high-speed rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur to...
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    impact verb verb: impact; 3rd person...

    impact


    verb

    verb: impact; 3rd person present: impacts; past tense: impacted; past participle: impacted; gerund or present participle: impacting

    /ɪmˈpakt/
    have a strong effect on someone...
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    The problems in south Thailand don't impact on...

    The problems in south Thailand don't impact on Penang.

    There are busy times in Penang CNY which is Feb 8 this year plus there are quite a few festivals and school holidays. Malaysians love Penang...
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    Richard Hoskins - Author...

    Richard Hoskins - Author

    That should be KTM website not MTM
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    Most Malaysians and foreigners have enjoyed the...

    Most Malaysians and foreigners have enjoyed the RM35 one way KLIA Express fare for the last 14 years and come this 1st January 2016, the KLIA Express ERL Train will have a new ticket price of RM55.00...
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    Great throw and smart catch by RRod. Where was...

    Great throw and smart catch by RRod. Where was Megatron.?
  36. Thread: Chennai floods

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    Chennai floods

    Not a good time to be visiting Tamil Nadu

    https://vimeo.com/147713126
  37. Thread: Uber in KL

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    There was myteksi . You need a Malaysian phone...

    There was myteksi . You need a Malaysian phone and their app.
  38. Thread: Rodrigo Duterte

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    Many of the people in Davao are from Luzon.

    Many of the people in Davao are from Luzon.
  39. Thread: Rodrigo Duterte

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    Be difficult for him to get votes from anyone...

    Be difficult for him to get votes from anyone outside Mindanao. He doesn't have the organisation.

    Also much easier to bring Davao under control than the whole country.
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    EarthCam - Boracay Cam...

    EarthCam - Boracay Cam
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    Guess I've been gone too long. Didn't know it had...

    Guess I've been gone too long. Didn't know it had moved. The old Rambler was an unique place. I don't usually go to bars but Tony and the others made it great.
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    @Scottish Gary Are there still rooms for rent...

    @Scottish Gary

    Are there still rooms for rent at the Rambler?. Any good?.
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    The top photo is the new train The bottom photo...

    The top photo is the new train
    The bottom photo from January train
    They are adding more new trains as they pass the tests.
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    The top photo is the new train The bottom photo...

    The top photo is the new train
    The bottom photo from January train
    They are adding more new trains as they pass the tests.
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    http://turismomismo.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/8t...

    http://turismomismo.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/8t5a1203.jpg

    https://tropicalexpat.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/2cl.jpg
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    Penang Ferry Shuttle Bus Service 14...

    Penang Ferry Shuttle Bus Service



    14 September, 2015


    The walk from Butterworth Railway Station or Bus Station to the ferry terminal (Penang Sentral) can be tiring for some with 2 bridges...
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    They didn't want to tell me about any visa except...

    They didn't want to tell me about any visa except for the one I got.
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    Tony from the Rambler had a house on the beach up...

    Tony from the Rambler had a house on the beach up at San Antonio. The water was cleaner coz it was outside the bay. Some surf on the islands offshore. Not a typical tropical beach but ok.
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    It says non-imm multiple entry on the form AUD...

    It says non-imm multiple entry on the form AUD $225
    I can check when I go back.
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    The consulate opens at 9.30am. Passport has to...

    The consulate opens at 9.30am.
    Passport has to have a white background.
    Must wear suitable clothing.
    Must apply at least 2 weeks prior to travel.
    Can get a visa with a one way ticket.
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