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Many already use 2nd Rd as 2 way

Friday, 10 October 2014
Editor; RE: Commend city for working on 2nd Road (PM Friday, 03 October 2014) - Jimmy there are many who already use 2nd Rd. as a 2 way street. So,…

Distrustful of new policies

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Bank letters are no longer required -  (PM Mailbag Friday, 26 September 2014) - I am distrustful of any new policies, procedures, paperwork, rules, regulations, or paperwork requirements…

Cost of labor in Thailand is much less

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Mityon opens Honda big bike sales center in Pattaya (PM Friday, 15 March 2013) - In Canada you would pay a similar amount for a service. The cost…

Enjoyed vegetable festival

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Pattaya Vegetarian Festival sizzles in opening (PM Friday, 03 October 2014) - Even though I am from California, I am not a vegetarian. I attended the festival this…

Suzuka is the best track

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Japan GP this weekend (PM Automania Friday, 03 October 2014) - Suzuka :-) I think I covered about 25 race meetings there from 1990 to 1997... It is…

Strange logic

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Cyclists raise awareness on ‘Car-Free Day’ (PM Friday, 03 October 2014) - People here don’t use helmets on motorbikes, but they use helmets on their bicycle... this logic…

Aussies are a class act

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Growling Swan and Pattaya Sports Club help Khao Bi Sri (PM Friday, 03 October 2014) – This is a heartwarming story. The Growling Swan is the greatest sports…

Renewed without bank letter

Friday, 10 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 41
Editor; Re: Bank letters are no longer required -  (PM Mailbag Friday, 26 September 2014) - I have renewed without a bank letter for the last two years Mr. Wood…

Does fertilizer spell trouble?

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40
Editor; There were 2 items of interest on Thaivisa.com today. The first was a warning of possible attacks by Islamic extremists on certain locations in Thailand, mainly targeting US &…

Should be done weekly

Friday, 03 October 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 40
Editor; Re: 500 pluck trash for International Coastal Cleanup Day (PM Friday, 26 September 2014) - Well done for this work, but really this should be done on a weekly…

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…