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11-12-2008 , 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by 1o BoY
Hey guys great thread!

Hoping you guys can give some advice on the Thailand situation a lot of poker players have going on and how you got started etc, will give info on current position we are in.

There is 5 of us in total I think all poker players aged from 19 to 21, four from Sweden and myself from UK, between us we play high to low stakes. The plan is to move out to Thailand in late January early February and like all before us get a place set up with decent Internet, grind away and maybe have a beer in the afternoon as well!

Thats all we have at the moment, were still not sure on where in Thailand exactly and was planning on just finding a house/apartment to rent when we get there but things never go smoothly so hoping you guys can fill us in on what we need to do and how to get prepared for whats ahead

Huge thanks in advance.

Have posted this in both Thailand threads to make sure it doesnt miss anyone.
first things first i'd find out exactly where in Thailand you want to go. Phuket and Bangkok are obviously the 2 most popular destinations but they couldnt be more different so i'd definitely figure that out first.
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11-12-2008 , 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by manylevels
hey yo count me in!

I went to annies on suk soi 4, was pretty not so good.

The mia noi thing is sick, I couldnt do it especially because the girls will love me and i dont wanna break their heart
Annie's sucks imo, the big ones are totally another world.

Hum are you sure it's not because you might fall in love and break your heart?
I would like to try but eh i have a girl and a hooker budget already
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11-12-2008 , 05:41 AM
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Originally Posted by OTL
Yeah dream was really good and the wired internet was perfect. S15 right down the street looks very nice as well but don't know anything about the interwebs there.
no rooftop pool in s15 though or pool at all for that matter
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11-12-2008 , 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by vieuxfromage
i wouldnt know about the internet at president solitaire but grand president's internet was pure craps most of the time. Most people have a hard time grinding in hotels. Better find a serviced appartement with a non-wireless line(direct adsl line) if you want reliable.

High class hotels in silom have good connections though, Kotkis used to have a decent line there.

Btw if you come to phuket, im still open to raping you and hoping that the gods bring me your genius child.
Im starting off in Bangkok, but Ill pm you for a quick pokerchat if I decide to drop by Phuket (minus the a--rape/impregnation, hopefully). Thanks to all the guys for tips on hotels, Im going with dream (I trust you know what your talking about fletcher . Anybody in Bkk first 2 weeks of december shoot me a pm.
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11-13-2008 , 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by boywonder
Im starting off in Bangkok, but Ill pm you for a quick pokerchat if I decide to drop by Phuket (minus the a--rape/impregnation, hopefully). Thanks to all the guys for tips on hotels, Im going with dream (I trust you know what your talking about fletcher . Anybody in Bkk first 2 weeks of december shoot me a pm.
pretty much everyone will be there at the end of december for nye. whats your plan?
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11-13-2008 , 02:07 AM
Sup guys, I might be coming out Jan. to train muay thai among other things. A couple questions I haven't' found answered about $...How do you guys pull $ out of your bank accts? Are there American banks? Do you get it out of ATMs only? Are there ATM fees? Can you open a thai bank acct that you can cash a check from a poker site or the equivalent? Also, does anybody live near or know any decent places to stay near Tiger muay thai as seen below? I also might train at Rawai beach but gonna check em out first. Thanks to anyone that can help

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11-13-2008 , 06:18 AM
i use the atms here and only get charged a small fee.

where do you plan to live when you get here? mmerli lives close to tiger muay thai, but that area kinda sucks (no beaches, lots of traffic).
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11-13-2008 , 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by vieuxfromage
Goddamn rain.. almost ruined loy krathong.. Went to patong.. was about to throw the krathongs in and bam sick rain for 2hours.. soaking wet i decide to just put them in without fire.. wtf the sand was trying to eat me, it kept falling off like 30cm down.. so the krathongs just broke after 1sec cause i couldnt go any further without dying

what was i thinking for going to patong, imo it would be nice like in pattaya but no. patong had a dancing show which was nothing like it a real thai loy krathong dancing show, there was a bunch of hookers wearing traditional thai wear(like spitting on this country's face) and countless fat tourists, white families and black dudes wondering why they cant get laid(true stories)

about 1km from my house theres a big lake with small houses around and at one place they have a small gazebo. they had street vendors with food i had never seen.. ever and i live near a food market, they tons of xmas lights, free alchool, good luck fish and for the best they had that loy krathong song on massive repeat.

you could use a small boat for free to bring your krathong in the middle of the lake or just put it on the sides, theres no current so it didnt really matter.. according to gf it was about the same as in issan. Was really beautiful. couple kids wearing traditional wear with cheap fabric because they were poor, everybody smiling.. havnt seen that many thais smiling since i left the grand president hotel last year(tip smiles obv)
Nice.
Was pretty terrible in bangkok just way too many people and poor kids who dive in the tepid water to take the money from the kratongs...
Maybe in was better in other parts of town dunno
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11-13-2008 , 01:35 PM
was pretty good in nai harn by the lake, big festivale with show and beauty contest etc. and more thais than foreigners.
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11-13-2008 , 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by schreech26
pretty much everyone will be there at the end of december for nye. whats your plan?
Hey Screetch, there from I think 5th til maybe 25th or something. When are you guys planning to head over?
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11-13-2008 , 04:14 PM
I'll be there the 20th-23rd then back on the 30th-2nd for nye. I think most of the other guys are heading up around the 28th or so.
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11-13-2008 , 04:16 PM
Oh yeah, enjoy Dream hotel. I liked it there a lot but the staff is kinda weird lol. I'm staying at the Park Plaza 20th-23rd then S15 I think for nye but since I now know that they don't have a pool I might just go back to dream.
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11-13-2008 , 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by schreech26
i use the atms here and only get charged a small fee.

where do you plan to live when you get here? mmerli lives close to tiger muay thai, but that area kinda sucks (no beaches, lots of traffic).
Thanks for the reply. So you pay for everything (rent, food etc) from ATMs? Seems like the fees would add up quick.

I guess I plan on staying near Tiger, unless it isn't a long drive from a nicer area. Do you have any recommendations?
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11-13-2008 , 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by OTL
Oh yeah, enjoy Dream hotel. I liked it there a lot but the staff is kinda weird lol. I'm staying at the Park Plaza 20th-23rd then S15 I think for nye but since I now know that they don't have a pool I might just go back to dream.
OTL, do you have any previous experience or knowledge when it comes to the wired internet at s15 or Park Plaza?
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11-13-2008 , 06:16 PM
park plaza internet is excellent, didnt use it much at s.15 but good enough for teh pokers
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11-13-2008 , 08:18 PM
So I'm quite likely at this point to move to Thailand (BKK) at the end of December for a few months. What is the best way to get a cheap flight there. Best I can find is $1600 on China Airlines.

What about accomodation? Best bet is to get a short-term rental or hotel for a bit while trying to find a place there I take it? Any hotel recommendations with very solid internet and a good work area (for a 17" laptop + 30" monitor)? Is a hotel or short-term rental better for the first month? Any good places to find rentals (short and longer term)?

Yeah I know these are very basic questions, but after reading 80-million pages I still don't have good answers.

If anyone has any interest in splitting baller-style accomodations, let me know. I'd be willing to pay almost anything if the place is right.
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11-13-2008 , 08:31 PM
Hi adam, I cant help you with the flight but as fas as accomandations go i can help a bit.

First it depends on where u want to stay, I take that you want to check out bkk and phuket first. Samui possibly but there are a few players know to my knowledge. Thailand has decent hotels to human prices. If you stay like 1 month in bkk and 1 month in phuket obv its better to get a shortterm deal. Either with a hotel or look for a servied apartment, check out www.maleesuites.com . I spend a month there and its very good, its clean modern and even a bit luxurious with good internet and decent location.

Another 2p2 went there on my suggestions and he told me he likes it.

Iam living in a house about a 45min -1h taxi ride from central bangkok. I currently live alone and have 2 empty bedrooms so that would be an option too.
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11-13-2008 , 09:31 PM
I am looking to mostly live in Bangkok and just do some week trips out to different areas. My plan is to stay in Bangkok for the most part though probably through May before heading off to Europe for the summer.

Why are you currently living so far from central Bangkok? If you have any info about the house I might be interested. I assume you use a motorbike to get to BKK if you want to.

As far as locations in BKK, I'm looking for something not in the middle of hooker/backpacker central. Something like a centrally located upper class area with good transit links. Unless these areas absolutely suck and I'll be having to take the SkyTrain everywhere. Don't really know enough about the city to say for sure what area I'd like to be in.
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11-13-2008 , 09:41 PM
I stay there because its at least 50% cheaper then if i rented a similar house in a central area. I just pay like 800$ for a 2 storey house with 3 bed and bath rooms maid quarters hard cooking and westen kitchen, garden with a little koy fish pond and a marine auqarium build into the wall between the office and the living area. The office also views into the garden. The living are has a red l shaped sofa and a big flatscreen TV with dvd player and 5.1. surround. Might sound a little more awesome then it actually but its really nice i think.

If i want to go to central bkk i take a cab for about 6-7$ .
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11-14-2008 , 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by vieuxfromage
if you want a sick condo in bangkok, you have to go around the area of the regin, that's where all the TV star's lives.. they have every kind of condos there.. you have a nice view on a golf course, the skytrain is 5mins by walk and you have bakeries and ****.. lumpina park 5mins away

i dunno the prices but my gf paid 30k for 70square meter 2br there.. my guess for 2k usd a month u get some real baller stuff.. and those buildings are all newish
Where would I go to find places in this area? Everyone else agree it is a good area?
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11-14-2008 , 02:02 AM
Is the place I need to visit to get my visa stamped for the extra 30 days easy to get to in bkk?
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11-14-2008 , 04:45 AM
I have a good one:

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The Education Ministry has been asked to explain why Saowabha Vocational College used its funds, staff and students in the wedding of the education minister’s son on what was called a “training programme”.

The college in Phra Nakhon district was said in a complaint by people who withheld their names to have been heavily involved in an elaborate wedding ceremony for Chanawee Charoensiri, the third and youngest son of Education Minister Srimuang Charoensiri.

The ceremony was held yesterday at Mr Srimuang’s residence in the morning and at the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok hotel on Vibhavadi-Rangsit road during the evening.

Under a college order No 204/2551 issued on Friday, staff were assigned to provide catering for nine monks and 300 guests in the morning function from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The order specified the names of the staff and their responsibilities, as well as the expenses to be covered by the budget set aside for raw materials for training and education development.

A previous college order, No 197/2551, issued on Oct 24, appointed a committee to oversee the design and production of the wedding souvenirs and packaging.

The panel members, who included college officials and lecturers, were named in the order.

They were told to produce a letter seeking permission from parents to allow 20 third-year students to make and pack the souvenirs. (Bangkok Post)
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11-14-2008 , 06:26 AM
ugh i feel dirty asking this question because i know it has been asked a ton buutttttt i was wondering if any one had any recommendations for serviced apartments? (i searched the thread honest! i am just a donk at 2p2)

i checked out the manylevels recommendation but it looks like you can't do as short term as i need. High speed reliable internet is the most important thing for me by far. The horrendous life tilting connection we have here in phuket has already cost me around $4k USD.

Basically i need somewhere from around the dec 8th to jan 2nd just for myself then will be looking for some 2 to 3 bedroom places when some of team kata migrates to BKK.

tyty
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11-14-2008 , 08:19 AM
manylevels is there anychance you could post acouple of pics of the place you have atm?

I'm poppin over to BKK just before NYE and hopping to get a place in BKK for 6month rental and do something similar to Adam Monroe and pop around afew places but have a base in Asia - I've already got in contact with afew agents for places around Asok/Ekaemi...

Anyone want to party in Dec round BKK drop me a line

Pz

C
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11-14-2008 , 09:45 AM
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manylevels is there anychance you could post acouple of pics of the place you have atm?

I'm poppin over to BKK just before NYE and hopping to get a place in BKK for 6month rental and do something similar to Adam Monroe and pop around afew places but have a base in Asia - I've already got in contact with afew agents for places around Asok/Ekaemi...

Anyone want to party in Dec round BKK drop me a line

Pz

C
i am a bkk noob but asok seemed pretty nice, definitely wouldnt mind living around there.
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