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I'm loving Khaosan to be honest mate. I've stayed in a few different hotels. Currently in D and D which is right on the main Khaosan strip, has a pool with bar on the roof etc. Think it's about 1200baht a night for a room that's at the back so much more quiet.
04-18-2018 03:19 AM
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Khao San is good if you plan on staying at Khao San. Good luck trying to take a girl from RCA back to Khao San. Not impossible but you'll pay ~250 baht from most of Suk. Unless you dig the particular scene at KS, stick to Suk.
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The taxi fare isn’t even the biggest obstacle of taking a girl from RCA back to your room on KSR. The biggest obstacle is getting the girl herself to actually agree to it lol. Staying on KSR pretty much labels you as a short term tourist, just looking for a bit of action. Getting girls from KSR to your room is a piece of cake because obviously being on that road means they’re okay with the short term tourists there and are open to it themselves. Girls from RCA, Thonglor etc, not so much.
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Adrenaline has it right. If a Thai girl comes to KSR she is probably looking for you.
Otherwise if you were to go out in RCA or Thonglor it would indeed not impress them if you tell them you are based in KSR. Can be done though but not ideal.
04-19-2018 11:59 AM
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Anybody ever shell out the 15 grand to get the 5 year 'Thai elite' visa yet? 5 years seems a little too short for that kind of money.

And reading up on the retirement visa, folks still need to check into the immigration office and deal with those asshats in customs and immigration every time they leave or enter the country, or once a year if they just stay in Thailand. I'm assuming its the same for the 5 year visa. Overall, a bad investment, no?
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(04-21-2018 01:26 AM)asiaslayer Wrote:  Anybody ever shell out the 15 grand to get the 5 year 'Thai elite' visa yet? 5 years seems a little too short for that kind of money.

And reading up on the retirement visa, folks still need to check into the immigration office and deal with those asshats in customs and immigration every time they leave or enter the country, or once a year if they just stay in Thailand. I'm assuming its the same for the 5 year visa. Overall, a bad investment, no?

Yes a trip to immigration once per 12 months and you have to do 90 day address reports, for those you can go drop your passport off at Thai Elite office and they'll take your passport to immigration.

Some say you can squeeze close to 6 years out of it if you leave and reenter Thailand near the end of the 5 years but the people I know who bought it haven't tested that yet.

Entering the country you get a special lane at immigration but then go through customs normally.

Pretty bad imo since it's a 500k lump sum up front, when you could do Ed visas for approx 30-40k/year and invest the rest.

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In Bangkok now for a month.
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Night game, day game, I'm all up for it, this is Bangkok after all, the daygame/nightgame capitol.
04-22-2018 04:39 AM
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Normally I am just a lurker but I thought that you should know about this since I am kinda BKK veteran.

Lately, 2 of my friends who rented different places with airbnb, had a lot of problems. I will not say the name of condos but the both are near bts stations in popular areas.

The apartment managers etc. basically kicked them out and in these days, they try to get their money back.

At first, I thought that it was a coincidence but two of them got kicked out at the same Time?

I just don't think that it is a coincidence.

Thais seem like changing their policy regarding foreigners in BKK. (I have no idea for pattaya, chiang mai etc.)

and I thought that everyone should know about this since I have been a lurker so long and decide to contribute ; )
04-27-2018 12:55 PM
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(04-27-2018 12:55 PM)anka103 Wrote:  Normally I am just a lurker but I thought that you should know about this since I am kinda BKK veteran.

Lately, 2 of my friends who rented different places with airbnb, had a lot of problems. I will not say the name of condos but the both are near bts stations in popular areas.

The apartment managers etc. basically kicked them out and in these days, they try to get their money back.

At first, I thought that it was a coincidence but two of them got kicked out at the same Time?

I just don't think that it is a coincidence.

Thais seem like changing their policy regarding foreigners in BKK. (I have no idea for pattaya, chiang mai etc.)

and I thought that everyone should know about this since I have been a lurker so long and decide to contribute ; )

Think you should name and shame them. That is f**ked up.
04-27-2018 01:11 PM
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(04-27-2018 01:11 PM)tobehero Wrote:  
(04-27-2018 12:55 PM)anka103 Wrote:  Normally I am just a lurker but I thought that you should know about this since I am kinda BKK veteran.

Lately, 2 of my friends who rented different places with airbnb, had a lot of problems. I will not say the name of condos but the both are near bts stations in popular areas.

The apartment managers etc. basically kicked them out and in these days, they try to get their money back.

At first, I thought that it was a coincidence but two of them got kicked out at the same Time?

I just don't think that it is a coincidence.

Thais seem like changing their policy regarding foreigners in BKK. (I have no idea for pattaya, chiang mai etc.)

and I thought that everyone should know about this since I have been a lurker so long and decide to contribute ; )

Think you should name and shame them. That is f**ked up.

First answer to my post lol. Man, I really don't want to something my friends would not want. But if Airbnb guys will not return the money which they paid for their stay, then I definitely will.
All I can say is that I have seen guys (this forum posts), stay in these very condos.

I will definitely keep you updated and maybe even share the names of Airbnb condos which my friends got kicked out.

Thanks for the response by the way.
04-27-2018 01:47 PM
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The last condo I stayed in with Airbnb had big signs that said it's not allowed to rent apartments only for days or weeks.

The signs said stuff like this is not a hotel and it's illegal and that also the foreigner who rents it is committing a crime, because foreigners have to be reported to the authorities. My host didn't want me to interact with the staff at the lobby or mention Airbnb.

Nothing happened to me even though I had many different girls at my place. Some where also driving me in and parking their cars and discussing about allowance and price with the securities every time, because I didn't have a parking card. I also went to Koh Tao and Ko Larn and just came back after to stay there agian and I always arrived with a big backpack. To sum it up: I wasn't quite low-key.

The inhabitants seemed friendly and didn't give me bad looks or stares. Some even approached me and gave me tips. One security guy was super friendly all the time, the other securities gave me jealous, bad and deprecative looks and stares.
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Many condos have these signs now, including the one I am living at. I have seen it in at least 5 other places. I think anka103 should name the condos where his friends were kicked out to prevent other RVFers from booking an Airbnb there.
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I've mentioned 5 condos earlier in this thread where I stayed with Airbnb and saw those signs. I was ok. Always thought you'd have to be very unlucky to get caught and thrown out by condo management, so please do mention which condos they were.

(12-25-2017 12:26 PM)jspill Wrote:  I've seen those signs at Noble Remix Thonglor, Ideo Mobi Sukhumvit Eastgate, Ideo Mix Sukhumvit 103, The Trendy Condominium Soi 13, and the Base in Pattaya. Saw the signs while I stayed there on Airbnb. Had no issues, and took many girls there.

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Saw the same signs at The Lofts Ekkamai, no issues.
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(04-28-2018 04:24 AM)jspill Wrote:  I've mentioned 5 condos earlier in this thread where I stayed with Airbnb and saw those signs. I was ok. Always thought you'd have to be very unlucky to get caught and thrown out by condo management, so please do mention which condos they were.

(12-25-2017 12:26 PM)jspill Wrote:  I've seen those signs at Noble Remix Thonglor, Ideo Mobi Sukhumvit Eastgate, Ideo Mix Sukhumvit 103, The Trendy Condominium Soi 13, and the Base in Pattaya. Saw the signs while I stayed there on Airbnb. Had no issues, and took many girls there.

Probably also add if there was some out of the ordinary behavior. Being drunk and loud for example, particularly in the lobby or pool area.
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(04-27-2018 03:47 PM)King of the Bongo Wrote:  the other securities gave me jealous, bad and deprecative looks and stares.

I get these looks from a lot of thais, even people that seem to be better off.

Others give fake smiles and trash talk in thai to their colleagues right away.

Some shop clerks / owners even refuse to acknowledge my existence.

That's why Thailand will be 3rd world forever. Petty, jealous people...

With hotel and real estate prices increasing due to Chinese people I predict western tourism will soon enough decline heavily and a lot of westerners will go for Japan instead which is becoming more foreign tourist friendly by the minute with hotel prices on the same level and unmatched customer service.

Thailand will then become a soft Chinese colony and thais will wish the foolish big spender farangs back, with boomers most likely to be the only western generation to retire in Thailand in significant numbers.
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(04-27-2018 07:13 PM)RagnarLothbrok Wrote:  Many condos have these signs now, including the one I am living at. I have seen it in at least 5 other places. I think anka103 should name the condos where his friends were kicked out to prevent other RVFers from booking an Airbnb there.

Man, I read a lot of your posts before, they were useful : ) After they will resolve their renting money issues (whether they can or not), I will definitely give the names of condos which my friends got kicked out.

Well, my condo in on nut did not have one that sign while I was staying but I rented the place for long term (3 months) so when there is no airbnb and I did not worry.

I also agree with AsiaBaller, Bangkok started to be way-less farang friendly and some of the accommodation prices increased a lot.

If anyone has been in the city in BKK for a long time I am sure that they also experienced the same.

And I have never been in Japan maybe I will consider it, however, I think that the Philippines can be a very good option other than Japan for short-term stays or long term.
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(04-28-2018 12:41 PM)anka103 Wrote:  And I have never been in Japan maybe I will consider it, however, I think that the Philippines can be a very good option other than Japan for short-term stays or long term.

I think Okinawa might appear more on the radar of westerners in the coming years with Tokyo being much more tourist friendly now and the coming Olympics.

Nice beaches, $60 a night hotels, first world country without 3rd world bullshit.

People looking for long term SEA freedom on a budget might move on to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines etc. although at least in part all of these places already do or will have even more massive Chinese influx in the near future and the "chill life in SEA on a budget" dream might soon only be viable in the least developed places given the Chinese money hunger and therefore an everlasting need for expansion as million dollar shoeboxes in tier 1 cities don't finance themselves.
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(04-28-2018 01:12 PM)AsiaBaller Wrote:  
(04-28-2018 12:41 PM)anka103 Wrote:  And I have never been in Japan maybe I will consider it, however, I think that the Philippines can be a very good option other than Japan for short-term stays or long term.

I think Okinawa might appear more on the radar of westerners in the coming years with Tokyo being much more tourist friendly now and the coming Olympics.

Nice beaches, $60 a night hotels, first world country without 3rd world bullshit.

People looking for long term SEA freedom on a budget might move on to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines etc. although at least in part all of these places already do or will have even more massive Chinese influx in the near future and the "chill life in SEA on a budget" dream might soon only be viable in the least developed places given the Chinese money hunger and therefore an everlasting need for expansion as million dollar shoeboxes in tier 1 cities don't finance themselves.
Okinawa seems quite interesting and I will definitely check it out more in future.

I think it is really really important to have many options as possible especially hotels.

Since when I go to a place for the first time, I like to try it out for a week or two and due to the what happened, I honestly don't think of renting an Airbnb place anytime soon. It is just that I have never think of posting on this forum before. But I learned a lot of things on this forum and after this situation, I know that I should have shared it so I did about the situation where my friends got kicked out from their Airbnb Apartments.

Actually, I try building a business and I just can't have any setbacks about it. I really can't.

So if I go to a place for a short-term (a couple of weeks) I will always consider guest friendly hotels in BKK or wherever.
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You're forgetting that the influx of chinese tourists also means an influx of chinese girls in holiday mode.
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(04-28-2018 02:32 PM)nomadbrah Wrote:  You're forgetting that the influx of chinese tourists also means an influx of chinese girls in holiday mode.

It seems to be quite a common thing for Chinese girls to travel to Bangkok for a fuck holiday. Probably because of the higher supply of western foreigners in Bangkok compared to some Chinese cities. Some of them even travel alone and then stay in Bangkok for a week or more tard
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Hey guys, I need to extend my visa - any idea where the closest immigration office to Asok is?
Google Maps says Immigration Bureau, 507 Soi Suanplu South Sathorn Road Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok, does that sound right?

Also, is this list of requirements correct?
  1. Your passport
  2. 1,900 Thai Baht (I assume cash?)
  3. 1 filled in application (get it at the immigration office)
  4. 1 passport photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, they aren’t too picky like some places)
  5. 1 photocopy of your passport, you current Thai visa, and your stamps into the country
  6. Working hours Monday-Friday 8AM–5PM
Sorry for the stupid questions, official info in English is really hard to find Huh
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(04-30-2018 03:31 AM)toxin Wrote:  Hey guys, I need to extend my visa - any idea where the closest immigration office to Asok is?
Google Maps says Immigration Bureau, 507 Soi Suanplu South Sathorn Road Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok, does that sound right?

Also, is this list of requirements correct?
  1. Your passport
  2. 1,900 Thai Baht (I assume cash?)
  3. 1 filled in application (get it at the immigration office)
  4. 1 passport photo (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm, they aren’t too picky like some places)
  5. 1 photocopy of your passport, you current Thai visa, and your stamps into the country
  6. Working hours Monday-Friday 8AM–5PM
Sorry for the stupid questions, official info in English is really hard to find Huh

You have to go here https://www.google.co.th/maps/search/cha...612,17.25z

Chaeng Wattana soi 7. The taxis that line up by Mo Chit BTS station tend to know it, take a train there then taxi. That list of requirements is right.

The Suanplu one which Google gives you is head office and where immigration detention centre is located, years ago you could do visa extensions there but now they're only done at Chaeng Wattana.

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And you can get the photocopy of your passport at the immigration office on the ground floor. I think passport photos too. It should take about two hours to go there, get everything done and get back to the city.
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(04-30-2018 07:57 AM)RagnarLothbrok Wrote:  And you can get the photocopy of your passport at the immigration office on the ground floor. I think passport photos too. It should take about two hours to go there, get everything done and get back to the city.

Last time I went there I easily wasted a whole working day. For the best time to go checking thaivisa is probably advisable.

Getting there from the BTS takes quite some time, then you need to navigate the fairly large place, wait forever until all the retirees that come before you are done, get processed by some condescending bureaucrat and wait again forever and a half to pick up your passport.

You can get photocopies and photos done there.
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