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by rick
October 27, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Dam Lazada just to easy to ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Dam Lazada just to easy to ...

Yes, the search option is pretty terrible. My issue is that they do not have any larger items unless they are boring stuff like fridges and washing machines ....
by rick
October 27, 2019, 8:15 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Dam Lazada just to easy to ...
Replies: 26
Views: 1107

Re: Dam Lazada just to easy to ...

Lucky you. 9 out of ten things i look for on there, they do not have. Suppose my interests are a bit weird.
by rick
October 27, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: RECESSION?
Replies: 39
Views: 2535

Re: RECESSION?

Earlier this week in BigC Suzuki had some cars on display. The prices seem to have been cut by up to 100,000 baht (i am not really up on Suzuki prices, but cheaper than equivalent Nissan were last time i looked).
by rick
September 26, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: World News
Topic: ClimateGate busts things wide open
Replies: 3012
Views: 286529

Re: ClimateGate busts things wide open

The problem with global warming, is that you cannot stop it by just putting your hand out, any more than you can stop a steam roller. The momentum already in place will mean that if we stopped emitting CO2 now warming will still take place for decades to come - we have just been storing the heat in ...
by rick
September 25, 2019, 11:23 pm
Forum: Things to do in Udon Thani
Topic: Public Swimming Pool Deep End
Replies: 17
Views: 1248

Re: Public Swimming Pool Deep End

Siam Grand hotel. Near Big C. Not sure of the depth, but more than me!
by rick
September 25, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: UK Economy
Replies: 95
Views: 5411

Re: UK Economy

And today the UK's last bus manufacturing company is now in the hands of the receivers. They used to make the 'Boris bus'. Brexit and the value of Sterling are linked. I am one who believes, (rightly or wrongly) that a clean break from the dictats from Brussels will see Sterling thrive. The finacial...
by rick
September 25, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT
Replies: 22
Views: 1105

Re: ANYONE USED SUPERRICH TO EXCHANGE £ NOTES TO BAHT

Most UK (and i presume European) debit/credit cards use the default visa/Mastercard rate. Mastercard usually offers slightly better exchange rates. These rates are very similar to Transferwise, BUT the devil is in the fees. Thai ATMs charge foreign cards a fee - 150 - 220 baht per transaction (so al...
by rick
September 25, 2019, 10:30 pm
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: TM30 Clarification Received from Udonthani Immigration
Replies: 43
Views: 3577

Re: TM30 Clarification Received from Udonthani Immigration

Never filled in a TM30 in the 7 years i have been to immigration - although i believe they did it for me in Jan 2018, when they stapled in a new piece of paper in my passport (which is still there). Did my 90 day today (had been out of country since my last one), took less than 3 minutes ..... just ...
by rick
September 25, 2019, 9:58 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: The truth behind Dory fish.
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: The truth behind Dory fish.

Nice to see an objective video about Dory fish. I eat it. but prefer Tilapia.
by rick
August 27, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Flooding
Replies: 39
Views: 3725

Re: Udon Flooding

For the first time in 10 years had water coming under the door into my office. Fortunately 5 minutes later the rain abated and emergency furniture moves were cancelled. Water in the garden was about 20 cm deep. Down on the farm, all ponds overtopped their banks and met some of my fish in the field n...
by rick
August 27, 2019, 8:04 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: coastal towns will have to be abandoned
Replies: 28
Views: 1716

Re: coastal towns will have to be abandoned

Indonesia is planning a new capital, as Jakarta is sinking rapidly. OK, sea level rise is only a small part of the problem, but in the long term it makes Jakarta very much a lease on borrowed time.
by rick
August 27, 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Try KASIKORN Bank at Central Plaza. You will need an Address and or Rental Agreement in place, plus copy of your Passport with Non IMM O-A visa. On another note, as you are new to Udon Than, I presume you have done your TM 30 at the Udon Thani Immigration office, since arriving. Pipoz4444 Do not ne...
by rick
August 27, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: What about the Amazon
Replies: 16
Views: 1091

Re: What about the Amazon

There are many links, with wildly different claims. The problem is where they get there data from. One link says fires at the 15 year average. But doesn't say that burning has been falling steadily this century. One report says burning 80% up on last year. Most of the major fires are actually along ...
by rick
August 15, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: The Good Old Days Ar Memories
Replies: 24
Views: 1504

Re: The Good Old Days Ar Memories

Don't forget "Mother Nature" its only `12,800 years since the world was bombarded by asteroids that bought an end to the ice age, that was not a "one off" add the sun & solar induced brownouts, the more people rely on their gadgets, the more they will be shocked WHEN something happens, it will be t...
by rick
August 15, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Aussie knife nutjob
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Aussie knife nutjob

An Aussie went on the rampage this morning our time stabbing 3 woman one fatally. He was apprehended by 3 workers and held by police the heroes as the Aussies have pointed out are all from Manchester uk. I'd say they probably don't see themselves as Hero's there more likely to say we just did it to...
by rick
August 8, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Shopping
Topic: makro
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: makro

Was in Makro this morning, at checkout at 8.30 a.m. Sometimes this early the less than 10 items lanes are not manned. still only took 3 minutes to get to front of queue. Not sure how many checkouts were manned, about 3 or 4, I think. Makro is not really intended for the quick exit - it is for people...
by rick
July 26, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Gardening & Landscaping
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: John's budget build

I agree would be nice to have a gardening section. My experience with fruit trees .... Jackfruit - cannot even remember what year they were planted. 2012 or 2013. Have 2 trees, planted when about one to 2 years old. Only ever had one fruit. The biggest tree has got a fungal infection under the bark ...
by rick
July 25, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: hottest June on record as planet warms up
Replies: 27
Views: 980

Re: hottest June on record as planet warms up

double post
by rick
July 25, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: hottest June on record as planet warms up
Replies: 27
Views: 980

Re: hottest June on record as planet warms up

Well, we know where Joudon comes from. Called De Nile ..... Seriously, yes the climate has changed in the past. But we are interested in what is happening in modern times. Yes, there have been warm periods in the last 2000 years, but it has been established that these were mainly regional events, no...
by rick
July 23, 2019, 8:32 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: TM 30 Form
Replies: 32
Views: 2054

Re: TM 30 Form

Udon's attitude to the TM30 is very practical, so not an issue. I didn't realise i had ever done one, but yes, at the extension last year they did staple an extra document to my passport and told me not to remove it, It is so well stapled on you cannot open or read it either! There are stories of pe...

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