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Commend city for working on 2nd Road

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40
Editor; Re: Expats complain about traffic, but police say crackdown working (PM Friday, 26 September 2014) - I, who rarely find anything of value to commend Pattaya administration for, noticed,…

Plastic bags - action required

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40
Editor; Dear mayor, please help. Your beautiful country is a plastic dumping ground. Take a boat out into Jomtien Bay and see the plastic waste carpet. We need action, The…

Bank letters are no longer required

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Thai immigration laws are complicated (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 September 2014) - Bank letters are no longer required. A bank account is if you are fortunate to be…

Different experience

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Thai immigration laws are complicated (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 September 2014) - My experience is slightly different. At various times I have had multiple entry visas, non-I O…

Misinformation

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Thai immigration laws are complicated (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 September 2014) - I have lived in Pattaya for 14 years; am now 76 years old; an American citizen;…

Why not just Bill?

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Fitting in in Thailand (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 September 2014) - With a pseudonym like yours you would stand out more than the unshirted Farang. Why not just…

Weegee took catnaps

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: The photojournalists’ creed (PM Snapshots Friday, 19 September 2014) - Weegee was also reputed to catnap at night beneath the developing tanks in his newspaper office and frequently…

Plenty of topless Thais

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Fitting in in Thailand (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 September 2014) - I’ve seen plenty of Thai’s walking around with no tops on. Yes in bars and restaurants. I…

Not as easy as it sounds

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Thai immigration laws are complicated (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 September 2014) - Applying for a retirement visa at home is not as easy as it sounds. 1: Download…

Good to hear students gaining IB Diploma

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Star GIS students gain IB Diploma (PM Friday, 18 July 2014) - That’s really good to hear. These students having that excellent result will surely have good opportunity…

Pepperoni is most popular topping

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: (PM Dining Out Friday, 05 September 2014) - Having owned/operated 4 pizzerias in the US (home of the 3 globally largest pizza companies - Pizza Hut, Papa Johns,…

Only alternative of Naklua is not right

Friday, 26 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 39
Editor; Re: Wat Chai Market to be dismantled as military continues clearing sidewalks nationwide (PM Friday, 12 September 2014) - Making them choose the only alternative of Naklua is not…

Thai immigration laws are complicated

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38
Editor; Re: Visa Scam (PM Mailbag Friday, 12 September 2014) - The Thai laws on immigration are so complicated there must be legal loopholes somewhere. There are some visa shops…

Fitting in in Thailand

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38
Editor; High season his coming to Pattaya again, with cooler weather, busier businesses, and, unfortunately, more shirtless men sporting their sweaty torsos. Yes, Thai people and Foreigners alike can look…

Skirting intent of law

Friday, 19 September 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 38
Editor; Re: Visa Scam (PM Mailbag Friday, 12 September 2014) - If you get the proper visa *before* you come to Thailand rather than relying on the gray market visa…