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Old 06-28-2009, 08:37 PM   #7676
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Where in Panthip Plaza?
Don't recall exactly where but I found 2 shops who stocked it.
One shop was on 3rd floor and on the right side (if you enter building through main entrance). This was 3-4 months ago.
I tried to ask around in various shops but they just looked at me like I came from Mars when I showed them the spec and said 'no have Thailand'. So just walk around and you will see who stocks the big monitors
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:15 AM   #7677
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dont know much about phuket and my boy from US is there and looking for a good bar to watch the football games...any reccomendations mai?
Depending on the times the games are airing in Thailand. Bang La in the day would have many places to watch it but would suck at night i would think. Some bars on Soi Sansabai (opposite Bang La) have little bars that will show sports in the evenings. Then there is a bar in Karon Called Angus O'tooles that have a couple big screen projections.
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:17 AM   #7678
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Oh and if you were talking about NFL football, I don't remember any places that was airing it. I got through the season streaming the games.
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Old 06-29-2009, 03:55 AM   #7679
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[QUOTE=LanXang;11539829]Depending on the times the games are airing in Thailand. Bang La in the day would have many places to watch it but would suck at night i would think. Some bars on Soi Sansabai (opposite Bang La) have little bars that will show sports in the evenings. Then there is a bar in Karon Called Angus O'tooles that have a couple big screen projections.[/QUOTE

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Old 06-29-2009, 04:47 AM   #7680
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ok when Im down there I want to play on a 30" via a laptop.

would it be advisable to buy the screen here and take it with me when I move there
(or let it be shipped after me) or would it be better to buy it (online?) when Im there?

I have seen the workers at the ports and they are not too carefull with the freight...
This should help:

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/54...t-case-333159/
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:48 AM   #7681
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Vegas haha. U have to wrong person.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:21 AM   #7682
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man this is so classic.
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #7683
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I have a couple of friends going to Bkk next week, I have adviced them to book a room at the Grand President for a few nights, other better sugestions?

Also they are total Thai noobs, so I told them to go to Nana Plaza, Soi Cowboy and a must visit to Club Eden. Am I missing anything? They both have yellow fever btw.

I dunno how many guys still in Bkk, but I know they are up for going out, so maybe some of you guys could show them the real Bkk? I told them not to go near Koh San Road.

Do I need to preep these youngster more before I send them out of Europe?

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Old 06-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #7684
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Do I need to preep these youngster more before I send them out of Europe?

/Nicki
if you need to ask then probably yes.

are you coming back yourself? and when?
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #7685
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Oh and if you were talking about NFL football, I don't remember any places that was airing it. I got through the season streaming the games.
If you get UBC they just picked up a new channel that guarantees 10 NFL games a week in the season. I don't really know much more info than that since I don't get UBC nor waste my time with TV here at all. I got through the season last year by streaming and downloading the torrents the day after while I tried to restrain myself from looking at the scores in the meantime.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:24 AM   #7686
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Oh yeah, one more thing, whats the TV like in Thailand?

I wana be able to watch Premiership games..
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:41 PM   #7687
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Last time i was in Phuket alot bars with a tv had Champs league and Prem on. I remember watching Man Utd v Liverpool at 3am!
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #7688
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if you need to ask then probably yes.

are you coming back yourself? and when?
Nah, just moved to Copenhagen, staying here for a while.
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:38 PM   #7689
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Oh yeah, one more thing, whats the TV like in Thailand?

I wana be able to watch Premiership games..
I had Phuket cable, the only sports channels they had were Supersports Africa. There was soccer but I think most of what they showed were replays. Cricket and Rugby is on almost everyday. I would of went with a dish but my apartment was facing the wrong way. I heard True is good for sports.
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:25 PM   #7690
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Oh yeah, one more thing, whats the TV like in Thailand?

I wana be able to watch Premiership games..
There is a lot of soccer on TV. If you get UBC (cable) there are 4 or 5 channels devoted to this. I would guess there are a lot of premiership games, though I don't know much about the leagues.
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Old 06-29-2009, 11:00 PM   #7691
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Teh True Sports channels have nearly all the premiership games on, The Thai's love it over here.


edit: maybe 'nearly all' is an exaggeration. I don't know the % of games they show but it seems a lot.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:31 AM   #7692
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Teh True Sports channels have nearly all the premiership games on, The Thai's love it over here.


edit: maybe 'nearly all' is an exaggeration. I don't know the % of games they show but it seems a lot.
Well I imagine they show the big clubs games so that's awesome! Cheers
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #7693
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Some more quick questions..

Whats the best way to do banking in Thailand, should I open an account there, or should I just use my VISA linked to my home bank account which is already hooked up to my poker site and accept the ATM charges?

What are the ATM charges typically?

had another but it's slipped my mind, will prob ask another Question later
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:30 PM   #7694
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I pay 30 DKK which is about 200baht to my Danish bank and another 200baht to whatever banks ATM I use
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:15 PM   #7695
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Withdraw at Ayudhya (the yellow bank) for no fees.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:43 PM   #7696
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Withdraw at Ayudhya (the yellow bank) for no fees.
yes no fees from the thai end. i dont know about the rest of the europe but finnish banks charge 2 euros + 2.5%(+****ty exchange rate) for every transaction so even if you take the max out the juice from finnish side is over 3%

for me the best thing has been wiring money to my kasikorn(green bank) account here. only needed passport and an address in thailand to open the account. and i was only on a tourist visa.

wiring about 2000 euros gives me well under 1% in total fees
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:51 PM   #7697
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Kasikorn ftw
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:35 AM   #7698
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Ayudhaya started charging as well about 1 month ago.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:39 AM   #7699
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yes no fees from the thai end. i dont know about the rest of the europe but finnish banks charge 2 euros + 2.5%(+****ty exchange rate) for every transaction so even if you take the max out the juice from finnish side is over 3%

for me the best thing has been wiring money to my kasikorn(green bank) account here. only needed passport and an address in thailand to open the account. and i was only on a tourist visa.

wiring about 2000 euros gives me well under 1% in total fees
any idea how easy it is to wire money from your home banks to a thai one? i really dont want to cash out directly but am sick of getting f'ed in the a on the withdrawl charges
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:45 AM   #7700
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any idea how easy it is to wire money from your home banks to a thai one? i really dont want to cash out directly but am sick of getting f'ed in the a on the withdrawl charges
super easy atleast with my bank. i dont see any reason it wouldnt be easy with your bank

you only need swift code and account number. both you should have gotten when you made the account. if not just call the bank and get them. remember that thai banks dont use IBAN so dont try to find it.

and remember to send the money in pounds(in your case) since the british bank would take a lot more in exchange fees than kasikorn will

i get charged 6 euros by my finnish bank and kasikorn takes 0.25% + some flat fee from 200-500baht(i think closer to 200).

like i said if you send around 2000 euros total fees are under 1% and it only takes 2 business days (sometimes 3 when you run bad) to get the money
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