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  1. Many months ago I checked the covid19.tgia.org website and in the status (list of visa types) I found 'Permanent Resident', which I selected leading to a premium of 1,600 of 1,800Baht (I forget which one). Very reasonable premium. I am a PR holder and I have now finally reached a situation where I can plan my return (from Australia to Thailand) to be mid Dec 2021. Yesterday I rechecked the same website covid19.tgia.org and the specific category of 'Permanent Resident' has disappeared. I called the number on the website 2108 8399 and was told by the per
  2. Many months ago I checked the covid19.tgia.org website and in the list of visas I found 'Permanent Resident', which I selected leading to a premium of 1,600 of 1,800Baht (I forget which one). Very reasonable. I have finally reached a situation where my return (from Australia to Thailand) will be mid Dec 2021. Yesterday I rechecked the same website and the specific category of 'Permanent Resident' has disappeared. I called the number on the website 2108 8399 and was told by the person who answered who was asking questions to another staff member.
  3. The headline details mentions buy condos. The original proposal mentions buying land in own name.
  4. Probably true, with decades of experience there's little doubt the RTP have invented/devised/perfected many ways to pass bribes (incl., big bribes) inside Thailand and internationally, all with no trail whatever. Additionally there must be international systems to pass big bribes/sweeteners across the world with no trail, all providing good examples for Thailand's 'finest' to follow. Along with the above, those involved will never speak up because they would incriminate themselves and their buddies, and seriously embarrass their families for such very serious crimes, al
  5. On the other hand the Thai staff at the Thai Embassy in Canberra and in the Thai consulate in Sydney are courteous, friendly, knowledgeable, good listeners and have a great 'can do' attitude to fixing things like this.
  6. Thanks for sharing. You mentioned : SUOER 1000W (VA) Inverter อินเวอร์เตอร์ ON GRID TIE INVERTER GTI-D1000B ประกัน 1 ปีเต็ม | Shopee Thailand Forgive my ignorance, can you please share the meaning/implications of the words 'ON GRID'. Also, is your whole system with or without batteries? Thanks again.
  7. Thanks Crossy: Some answers: - At the right time I will encourage my son to do more checking to find a local experienced credible contractor. - I'll get my son organised to get the data you mention. - The inverter etc., and eventually the batteries will be in a small room/cabinet my son will get constructed on the outside of the wall that holds up the outer side of the carport. The technology/battery room/cabinet will be about 1.8m wide, up to the ceiling, about 40cm depth, slated doors for air circulation, I'm hoping that will be big enough. (When the doors are ope
  8. Thanks for all the replies. Bottom line, the house is owned/occupied by my Thai son, his Thai wife and 3 kids, and me, in CM. Son wants to eventually make big dent in his electric bill. Biggest daytime electric consumption is electric cooking hob and oven, several ceiling fans, water heaters, lights, TV. In evening little cooking, but some fan us, TV etc., and several air-cons. Son has zero electrical or engineering knowledge but he doesn't hesitate to ask good questions and he's a good listener. I have no electrical/engineering knowledge. One o
  9. Same, several years ago. Same day, 3 transactions on my card (issued in cooperation with Mastercard) at a large supermarket, total around US$500. And same at 2 more large supermarkets (each a total around US$500). Total US$1,500-. All transactions on the same day within one hour and across 3 different countries none close to each other, and no country near my country of domicile. I went straight to my bank branch, the m'ngr took copies of every page of my passport to prove no travel. All investigated quickly and charges cancelled. Another point, HO of my bank quickly
  10. Well said. A year back I did an online transfer of AU$2,000- from my main savings account to my Debit card. Within seconds I got a call from my very security focused OZ bank pointing out that criminal misuse of debit cards is very common. I explained I had done the transfer deliberately anticipating to make a large online purchase within the next few minutes. Response from bank 'we can monitor the debit card say for five minutes or whatever and automatically transfer the large amount back to your savings account if there's no transaction, if you wish'. I agreed to a 10
  11. Way off the reality - Aussies are realistic in regard to the Covid 19 situation and a very high % of citizens take an intelligent civil society approach (we all need to cooperate and contribute to fighting the virus) and quite willing to accept what's needed to eventually get out of the current situation. Overall Australia had a very small number of deaths, way way under many other countries. 'Jump' 'how high' is bullshxx talk, insulting.
  12. Agree, Thai post transport mcys regulalry, good service, prompt, not expensive. Son did this, sent his HONDA big bike CM to PO near Rose Garden just outside of Pattaya, excellent focused service both locations, good communications, no damage whatever, just on 48 hrs all completed, not expensive. Not all post offices are actively involved with this service, just ask at local PO, they will direct you to nearest PO who offer this service. Good luck.
  13. Hoping for an expert comment from Crossy or another of our experts. A question: - Is it possible to install solar cells and use the power generated direct into the house wiring during the daytime but with no batteries installed? (And use main grid power after dark.) Further if this is possible, could it be set up as a first step in a house installation, adding batteries at a later date without a major rewiring/major re-set-up? Thanks.
  14. Plus, has anybody read any convincing argument to justify purchases of any submarines by the Thai gov't?
  15. I'm lost with the latest/current rules. 1. Can international passengers arriving on semi-commercial flights into Bkk with COE all in order transfer to domestic flights at swampy to fly to CM? (Meaning flights outside of the sandbox program.) 2. Is quarantine still 14 days for everybody? (Meaning flights outside of the sandbox program.) 3. Is there any news re quarantine total time/location for international arrivals who can prove 2 jabs of Astra Zenica, or 2 jabs of Astra Zenica plus 1 booster jab of Pfizer? (Meaning flights outsi
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