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    the problem is that Thai gold is not 24 carat

    the problem is that Thai gold is not 24 carat
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    not hard to find a Australian law firm to launch...

    not hard to find a Australian law firm to launch a case if you re paying up front
    winning a case is a completely different ball game
    you better have short pockets and long arms if you intend to...
  3. same as expats riding motorcycles here without...

    same as expats riding motorcycles here without wearing a helmet, whinging when they get fined but keep doing it.
    the law about masks applies to everyone so if you refuse to wear a mask when...
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    called road trains in Australia

    called road trains in Australia
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    went to phuket town at 7pm on Sunday night, very...

    went to phuket town at 7pm on Sunday night, very busy with no parking anywhere near the walking street
    dropped the women and children of so the could have a look around and was told it was very busy...
  6. depends what your requirements are,booze and bar...

    depends what your requirements are,booze and bar girls phuket town or patong,quite country style life but not much else the north of phuket, plenty of night life but not full on kata/karon and...
  7. it does not take very long to drive from south...

    it does not take very long to drive from south rawai or nia harn to chalong circle,not much traffic in the south end of phuket
    we live close to the rawai beach front and it only takes between 5 and...
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    it will be at least 12 months before business...

    it will be at least 12 months before business picks up in Patong and the the tourists come back if they ever do
    members of my family were taking the holidays in Vietnam before the virus hit, more...
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    yes i know mate, i buy the 4x4 model because it...

    yes i know mate, i buy the 4x4 model because it allows me to go off road if i want to, not to drive thru mud holes and damage my vehicle, i will always take the side or chicken track which you find...
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    yes i know that mate, but in the 4WD model which...

    yes i know that mate, but in the 4WD model which is the one i am interested in there are only 3 models
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    there are 3 models in the fortuner 4wd 2.4v, 2.4...

    there are 3 models in the fortuner 4wd 2.4v, 2.4 legender, 2.8 lengender prices 1524000 , 1634000 and 1839000
    and what do you get for spending a extra 300,000 baht, not much
    base model has black...
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    i currently own a 2.8 hilux, i do not check my...

    i currently own a 2.8 hilux, i do not check my fuel consumption while driving in phuket because of the poor driving conditions and usually heavy traffic
    but when we go for a drive off the island...
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    that's right but i think the new model may have...

    that's right but i think the new model may have coil springs at the rear which give a more comfortable ride than leaf springs
    I have not inspected one at present. waiting for Toyota to offer better...
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    yes it is and its the type of engine i want, i am...

    yes it is and its the type of engine i want, i am not interested in a petrol engine SUV
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    thank you, that's the information i was looking...

    thank you, that's the information i was looking for
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    I bought a ford wildtrack in 2012 with a 2.2...

    I bought a ford wildtrack in 2012 with a 2.2 engine and that had plenty of power for my requirements so a 2.4 engine should be fine
    unfortunately Toyota are offering shit deals on a new fortuners at...
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    toyota fortuner 2.4 engine

    in the new fortuner only the top model has a 2.8 engine the other 2 models have 2.4 engines
    the top model has features i am not interested in which are mainly electronic driving aids and difference...
  18. algae grows in the sea/ocean mate which is much...

    algae grows in the sea/ocean mate which is much saltier than pool water with the correct amount of salt in it
    continuous use of what is not recommended and by who ?? i hope your not talking about...
  19. in phuket GA is a problem all the year round...

    in phuket GA is a problem all the year round there is no winter here temperature
    varies from 24c to 30c plus every day on average
  20. new pool you should not any problems with green...

    new pool you should not any problems with green algae, but when it does appear in about 3 days the water will start to look like pea soup
    when you first see GA that's when you use the CS to get rid...
  21. 19 months now since i started using copper...

    19 months now since i started using copper sulfate, no problems with the water turning green and if it starts to i just put 400 gram of CS into the pool
    chemical costs are way down which does not...
  22. set of 13 seats from a toyota hi ace commuter

    Only had 6 weeks use and in as new condition, installed 9 larger seats which allowed more leg room which cost 75000 baht
    bargain at 15000 baht or best offer, inspect or pickup from Rawai Phuket
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    I think its up to individuals choice currently...

    I think its up to individuals choice currently not much you do not get in most late model vehicles , i like the looks of the Pajero but because of the parts supply and reliability of Toyota's i am...
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    From your posts you would enjoy watching 4WD 24 7...

    From your posts you would enjoy watching 4WD 24 7 on U tube i did watch it all the time when they were doing things like opening new tracks in the Kimberly region of NW Australia, now its all mud...
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    The more computer and electronically controlled...

    The more computer and electronically controlled items on a car the more things to go wrong with it which ends up expensive to fix once its out of warranty
    When i had the ranger a back light in the...
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    Back to the old system as before the pandemic at...

    Back to the old system as before the pandemic at present no problems or holdups when leaving or entering Phuket
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    Bogans, rednecks and neo nazis 1000 baht, for...

    Bogans, rednecks and neo nazis 1000 baht, for everyone else its free
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    Not a problem for me, i though there would be...

    Not a problem for me, i though there would be less traffic with the rain but i was wrong
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    Phuket checkpoint

    I have not given the truck a decent run for a long time so decided to take a drive to Kao Lak
    Arrived at the check point at 8.50 am and the waiting vehicles line was about 1klm long
    Took me 20...
  30. investment property wanted by cash buyer prefer south rawai, nai harn areas

    I am looking for a investment property or properties in the south rawai, nai harn areas preferably, prefer vacant land but will also look at established homes and businesses, can be leased back if...
  31. A bush-cutter works better on uneven ground and...

    A bush-cutter works better on uneven ground and you can buy a good one at a reasonable price on Lazada
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    Looks like a rats nest to me,had them appear...

    Looks like a rats nest to me,had them appear overnight in our garden a few years ago after flooding around our house they came from a rubbish bin storage area near our house and also at a home i...
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    Just go to a Aussie accountant and get the real...

    Just go to a Aussie accountant and get the real facts about your problem, you will be taxed at a flat rate of 32.5% on all capital gains and profit from renting the property
    The ATO can find out...
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    Been there and done it have you???

    Been there and done it have you???
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    Foods OK in my opinion compared to other...

    Foods OK in my opinion compared to other businesses in the area but their Thai food is expensive compared to other restaurants in the area
    We only go there for breakfast and have not lady boys...
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    The stoned crab pub is doing well with mainly...

    The stoned crab pub is doing well with mainly male expat customers for breakfast when we go there, basically the same setup as the Aussie bar on Bangla road
    They are short of staff at present same...
  37. bamboo restaurant best value western breakfast in Rawai

    Its located on the same road as Rawai cable TV, about 100 metres south of Cheers bar, just reopened with new owner
    has three sizes of breakfasts starting from about 150 baht to 280 baht
    I ordered...
  38. Always needed a proof of residence from...

    Always needed a proof of residence from immigration in Phuket, its supposed to be free but they charge a lot of people 500B for it
    Still the cost of renewing your DL is a lot cheaper than Western...
  39. Thank you for the replies, it confirms what i...

    Thank you for the replies, it confirms what i believe can bee done, its not like 90 day reporting which has to be done in your home province at present
    I new Thais can go to another province to get...
  40. Has anyone renewed their Thai divers license in a...

    Has anyone renewed their Thai divers license in a different province from the one they live in anywhere in Thailand
  41. It does in most places if you know who to talk to...

    It does in most places if you know who to talk to about it
  42. Same in Phuket mate except last time i had to sit...

    Same in Phuket mate except last time i had to sit and watch the video, that's why a i want to know if i can renew it at the Phangnga office, i have been unofficially told its a lot quicker and easier...
  43. renewing your Thai driving liceense in Phuket

    Has anyone who lives in Phuket used the Phangnga town traffic authority to renew their Thai driving license and is it possible to do it there
    Last time i renewed my license at Phuket town i was...
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    Same person

    Same person
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    Don battles was a really nice person, he put on...

    Don battles was a really nice person, he put on all you can eat buffets for about 300 baht plus drinks
    One of his major problems in my opinion was the balloon chasers, as soon as the buffet started...
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    The stoned crab pub

    Its built on the land where dons cafe was on Sai Yuan rd Rawai
    Very popular with single male expats, has about 10 TV's for watching sports, good range of beers including Lao, also ciders and all...
  47. 6 months with no green algae problem in our pool...

    6 months with no green algae problem in our pool now, i just put 200grams CS in my spa which recirculates the water from the pool if i see any signs of it
    As mentioned before if you put to much...
  48. I do not care if his or someone else's hilux has...

    I do not care if his or someone else's hilux has grease nipples or not you Wally, I never said they had them, people trying to tell me my Hilux does not had grease nipples are the Wally's like you...
  49. You need to get a life and stop being a troll,...

    You need to get a life and stop being a troll, you have a Vigo not a revo they are different in a lot of ways
  50. No problems mate, if your happy with having your...

    No problems mate, if your happy with having your vehicle serviced by Toyota stick with them, they do train their mechanics a lot better than ford does that's for sure
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