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Awakened by rude captain

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; On Christmas day I took the 3 p.m. ferry from Tawaen (Koh Larn) to Pattaya. I put my lifejacket on and choose a place on the wooden platform rather…

Traffic sign open to interpretation

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: What does this street sign mean? (PM Mailbag Friday, 16 January 2015) - I agree the English on the sign is open to interpretation (I took it to…

They brought this upon themselves

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: Split decision on new beach-chair rules (PM Friday, 26 December 2014) - They brought this upon themselves. Ignoring the rules, hassling tourists who just wanted to lay a…

What is keeping the baht strong?

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: TAT tells businesses to focus on quality, not worry about Russian decline (PM Friday, 16 January 2015) - What is keeping the baht so strong and why? The…

Good to see better bicycles

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: Thai bicycle market grows sharply (PM Saturday, 17 January 2015) - Good to see better bicycles are coming to Pattaya. With the new paved roads on the dark…

Waiting means wait

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: What does this street sign mean? (PM Mailbag Friday, 016 January 2015) - This ambiguous sign had me confused at first, because it contains a very common English…

Enforce traffic laws

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: New Year brings back old traffic problems in Jomtien (PM Friday, 09 January 2015) - Enforce traffic laws. What does Thai government not understand? Drunk Thai drivers. Van…

Soi Wat Boon round-a-about

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Dear Mayor, it’s the old Soi Wat Boon problem again. Road works are complete but the road is still blocked to the beach. You used to have traffic lights…

Drive on with home license

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: More illegal payments (PM Mailbag Friday, 16 January 2015) - There is a treaty that Thailand along with many western countries signed in 1949 allowing falangs to drive…

Wonderful for Thais

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: This will not benefit anyone (PM Mailbag Friday, 26 December 2014) - I think this is wonderful for the Thais themselves. The workers at these places have worked…

Market US spring breakers

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: TAT tells businesses to focus on quality, not worry about Russian decline (PM Friday, 16 January 2015) - I think that Pattaya along with many other Thai tourist…

Swimming lessons are better

Friday, 23 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 4
Editor; Re: Warning signs go up on area beaches (PM Friday, 16 January 2015) - This programme is a bit of a joke. Thailand would be better served if swimming…

What does this street sign mean?

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
Editor; I incorrectly assumed this meant “if you are waiting for the red light to change you can turn left”. Not so it seems. This morning at the intersection of…

Not feeling sorry for car parking problems

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
Editor; Re: Shops block off parking spaces (PM Mailbag Friday, 09 January 2015) - As a pedestrian in Jomtien, I have a hard time feeling very sorry for you and…

So many ATMs seems redundant

Friday, 16 January 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 3
Editor; Re: S. Korean banks closing down ATMs on mobile banking trend (PM Friday, 09 January 2015) - I cannot see reductions in the use of ATMs in Thailand as…
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