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  1. Probably the highest in the last 3 years at least. I recall the 2 years before covid (2018/19) we had reduced water pressure and some outages because the rainy seasons didn't do much to fill the reservoirs. Not too many outages in the last part of 2020 as there wasn't as much demand on the system with no tourists and fewer people. Pressure still seems to be lower than before though. I remember going around Mabprachan last Dec/Jan, when it should have been almost full (from the 2020 rainy season), and noting how much "land" was visible and how we still had months to go before the (2021) ra
  2. Also in the article: "Also unfortunately for the driver, Good Samaritans followed her and blocked her attempt to flee with their vehicles not far from the scene. She was taken to the Pattaya City Police Station. She did not agree to give her name to police or reporters and was described as “uncooperative” by police, denying all charges at the time of the incident. She was described as a Thai woman roughly 25-30 years old." Apparently the police are looking into the restaurant she claims to have been drinking in as well as why she and the 2 on the motorbike were out during curfew. Nat
  3. From the PR Pattaya Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Prpattayacity/photos/a.259451210732297/4935642313113140/ (Google translation - don't blame me for grammar/spelling/punctuation errors. - Like how it translates what I think is "performers" into "army".) Pattaya City, together with the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization, is scheduled to organize the Pattaya Music Festival (PATTAYA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2021). Come and join in the fun with the army, singers and musicians over 50 artists every Friday and Saturday for a total of 4 weeks starting from November 5
  4. I guess the thing to do is not tell them you've already had a shot of something. Not sure if they even check to see if they've already jabbed you with something else. I suspect they don't know as they sent me an SMS about getting a Pfizer shot even though they'd jabbed me with a shot of AZ 3 weeks earlier. (But as I was honest and told them when I was at Central Festival, they turned me away from getting a Pfizer shot.)
  5. He wasn't "telling you" - he was replying to another poster that said they were getting their 2nd jab in August 2022 (i.e. next year). (He probably meant October 2021.)
  6. "Yesterday (October 9th), the Bali Hai Construction Company on behalf of the Bali Hai Company Limited, which has previously claimed to be bankrupt due to all the lawsuits surrounding the building, has officially filed a request for re-construction permission from the Pattaya City despite the demolition order" https://thepattayanews.com/2021/10/10/owners-of-the-controversial-waterfront-condo-on-bali-hai-pier-ask-for-an-opportunity-to-resume-construction-vs-demolish-the-building/ Another article about the bankruptcy: http://thai-property-embargo.blogspot.com/2017/05/how-many-looser-after-wate
  7. I had an AZ jab in August and told my next one would be in Oct. Then they did the Pfizer registration. I got an SMS and went to Central Festival at the appointed time, only to be told that as I'd already had a shot of something else, they wouldn't give me a Pfizer shot. Now it's almost 3 months later and I'm still waiting to get a 2nd shot (of anything). Registered (with BHP again) for the Moderna (sometime early next year). Also registered with a different hospital chain for a Moderna shot that was supposed to happen this month. Meanwhile most of my Thai friends have had their 2 init
  8. One of the "cited" reasons for construction to be halted was that the contractor (and/or developer) decided to cut costs by making the fire stairs significantly smaller than had been approved in the original plans. If they were cutting costs there, where else were they also cutting costs ? Low grade steel maybe ? Low grade cement, wiring, fixtures ? And yes, there was some funny business when it was first approved. They didn't have enough land to build it without encroaching on public land (i.e. the waterfront). They got around that when the city announced they were going to expand Ba
  9. Most of my Thai friends have already had their 3rd shot (2 sinos and an AZ I think it is). Most either went to Pattaya City hospital and waited in queue just like everyone else, or they went to the stadium on Soi Chaiyapruek and waited in queue - just like everyone else. I wasn't aware that the BHP crew in Central Festival was doing walk-ins at all, let alone for Thais, as they've only been doing foreigners who were registered with BHP before. Maybe they decided to start giving Sino shots to locals as well (without announcing it apparently).
  10. Ah yeah, that's right. One step over the border and you are screwed (again). I'm trying to get him to go the Non-O route. As he gets a wee bit more "mature" he may want to spend a bit more time where it's warm anyways. (Where he lives now, the daytime highs are 5-60 and it drops to -2/-40 at night already !) Unfortunately, he listens too much to assorted "barstool anchors" and, even though he's never had to pay a "bribe" to anyone, thinks that everyone (here) is waiting to pounce on him and demand bribes (for things like applying for an Extension) or will steal his money minutes after h
  11. Apparently both "Flippers" are already fully booked for next week (was just checking) and for the 1st week of November.
  12. https://www.google.co.th/maps/@12.9288902,100.8853925,3a,60.4y,21.44h,87t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1smUSuucO_FBzAglY_E8x5zQ!2e0!5s20201001T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en The street it's on is officially Soi Chalermphrakiat 25, formerly known as Soi Chaiyapoon (as the "Chaiyapoon Inn" was probably the main business on the soi when they first named it, the way soi Post Office and Soi Diana Inn got their names) and informally known as "Soi Pothole" as it is in really bad condition.
  13. Yeah, that was my understanding but it was getting a bit confusing with "initial" visa and "extension". So if he enters the country on a Non-O he'd have to make sure he gets the money in the bank in the first month he was here (literally within the first 2 weeks really) so that 2 months later (2 weeks before his Non-O expires) he can apply for the Extension. (Of course he could wait another week or 10 days and try to get the Extension just before it expires and hope he didn't screw something up.) (My friend has been getting some bad advice from another guy who doesn't really understand
  14. @ubonjoe (Asking for a friend as my **** has been sorted for years.) Just to clarify. My buddy applies for a Non-O in his home country, does all the BS to fly here, arrives in Thailand and is good for 90 days. A couple weeks before his time is up he applies for an Extension of Stay. He whips out his bank book showing he deposited 800k in a Fixed Term account a couple weeks earlier (for example). That's basically all he needs (aside from all the other paperwork of course) ? It doesn't have to be in the bank for 2 months prior (the first time he applies for an Extension) ? What abou
  15. Canterbury's was still open a couple weeks ago when I rode past there. Awhile ago I weeded out all the "duplicates" in my meagre collection and took them there. As noted above, they give you "store credit" for them. I did find a number of books I wanted so it worked out. You can also hang out and have a coffee at the front of the shop while ogling the massage parlour girls across the street.
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