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Everything posted by khunjeff

  1. I only knew him from seeing the fabulous musical revues he produced at the Tawan Daeng German Brewery in Bangkok, but Thai friends who went to Chula deeply respected him as a well-known professor and performer. He wasn't widely known internationally, but was quite famous in Thailand for decades.
  2. Every year I bring a copy of my lease and my TM-30 to CW for my retirement extension, but keep them in my bag just to see if they will be requested. No officer has ever asked for them.
  3. The Thailand Pass application will supposedly take care of this by producing a QR code that can be used domestically after you've uploaded your overseas vaccination records...but please note that I said "supposedly"...
  4. That's true, but people are also looking at the difference between the big announcements ("Thailand is open! No quarantine! No more COE!) and the reality of what the new requirements seem likely to be. If the PR were more honest from the beginning, folks would be more likely to accept the changes for what they are rather than for what they would like them to be. Yes, I noticed that the pricing tools for the Thai Covid insurance providers don't even ask about vaccination status, even though that has a huge impact on the likelihood of large medical bills.
  5. Her "Lalisa" video has over 270 million views and she's performed on The Tonight Show in the US, so I'd say she's fairly well known outside of Thailand.
  6. Of course they can - it has nothing to do with jurisdiction in a foreign country. When Thai immigration receives passenger data through APIS, they can just send a message back through the airline's computer saying "do not board" a particular person. Since the carrier knows they'll be fined if they ignore that instruction, they will not board the passenger. In practice I've never heard of Thailand actually doing this, but other countries (like the US) do it all the time
  7. So they aren't scheduled to attend, they will be invited. But they haven't been invited, the TAT is just aiming to invite them. But the plan to aim to invite them isn't set, it's still pending. And the plan isn't definite, it requires further consideration. So it's basically a sure thing.
  8. "As of 3 June 2021, WHO has evaluated that the following vaccines against COVID-19 have met the necessary criteria for safety and efficacy: AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine Johnson and Johnson Moderna Pfizer/BionTech Sinopharm Sinovac" https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines/advice
  9. "The police chief explained that under current arrangements one of the first things police check is to see if the foreigner has a Thai wife or girlfriend in their efforts to track a suspect down or locate his current address." Wives who are connected with a marriage extension, ok. But immigration keeps a database of people's girlfriends? I don't think so. That's right. But the key point is that the list is checked against the destination country's blacklist; if a passenger has criminal intent but is not already known to Thailand, nothing will happen. Immigration has
  10. Please, enough with the bubble fantasies - they've been yakking about bubbles for over a year now, and exactly zero of them have come to fruition.
  11. "Passengers have to pay a Bt20 fee for calling cabs. The fare starts at Bt40-150 depending on the type of vehicle, up from the current minimum Bt35 for public taxis." How did the legalization of ride-hailing services somehow turn into a price increase?
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