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Huge python seen near school

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; On the morning of April 13, 2015, shortly after 09.00 a.m. the sight of a large python on the bridge at the Pattaya Naklua, Soi 2, horrified residents. The…

When FTSE goes up, pound goes down vs baht

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; Re: Manipulation of the baht (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 April 2015) - I have noticed over the years that when the FTSE 100 goes up the pound goes down…

A very appreciative new dad

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; My beautiful young Philippine wife gave birth to our daughter Isabelle on the 1st April at the Pattaya Memorial Hospital. All the doctors and nurses were so friendly, caring…

No comparison between the UK and Thai economies

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; Re: Manipulation of the baht (PM Mailbag Friday, 10 April 2015) - Hello David, I like your letter very much; there is no comparison between the UK and Thai…

The land of unregulated noise

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; Thailand the land of smiles? More like the land of noise. Anyone can open a karaoke bar on a piece of waste ground and play very loud music until…

Probably impossible to fix traffic problems here

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; Re: City meets residents to discuss traffic management (PM Friday, 10 April 2015) - This has been done so many times in the past. Looks like just another excuse…

Where did the machines go?

Friday, 24 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 17
Editor; Re: Mayor leads Pattaya officials in cleaning up Walking Street (PM Friday, 17 April 2015) - What a show and photo-op. Have they never heard of having machines to…

Strength of the baht

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16
Editor: Your issue April 10 contained several letters from expats bemoaning their shrinking income thanks to the strength of the baht.  Indeed, we are all suffering from the consequences of…

Final exits

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16
Editor; Re: Should you worry about being a little bit overweight? (PM Modern Medicine Friday, 03 April 2015) - Why is it I know more healthy (usually fronted by 4…

A thoughtful person

Friday, 17 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 16
Editor; Re: Baht should be in 35 to 38 range (PM Mailbag Friday, 03 April 2015) - At last, another thoughtful person. I have been bleating this for years and…

Save the airfare

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
Editor; Re: Baht should be in 35 to 38 range (PM Mailbag Friday 3 April 2015) - If you do not have the budget or assets to weather currency exchange…

Foreigners’ income shouldn’t determine Thailand’s currency

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
Editor; Re: Baht should be in 35 to 38 range (PM Mailbag Friday 3 April 2015) - There are a lot of people who feel the baht should be pushed…

All ‘fur coat’ and no infrastructure

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
Dear Editor, I read in yesterday’s Pattaya Mail (3/4/15) of the opening of the show rooms for a mega structure to be built on Wat Boonkanjanaram Road: a 526 room…

Been there, done that, didn’t like it

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
Editor; Re: Pattaya v Singapore (PM Mailbag Friday 3 April 2015) - I have been to Singapore, two years ago. Way too overpriced for most of the people I know.…

Advertise proper way of driving

Friday, 10 April 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 15
Editor Why is it that the car & pickup advertisements on TV show the vehicles driving at breakneck speeds with no consideration for other road users? With an average of…
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