Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Travel A place to discuss and learn about traveling

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2010, 08:14 AM   #11276
PokerSpiv
banned
 
PokerSpiv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lamai, Ko Samui
Posts: 5,775
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Ting Tong is about as derogatory as "dork"
PokerSpiv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 08:18 AM   #11277
kap arai
adept
 
kap arai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 888
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

[QUOTE=FoldEqu1ty;17147150]How derogoratory is "Ting tong"
/QUOTE]

derogatory mak mak if u jing joo
kap arai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 05:33 PM   #11278
GameDoneChanged
centurion
 
GameDoneChanged's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 144
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Someone said NETELLER lock your account if you login from Thai; does this mean it's fine to deposit at a poker site using NETELLER, as this doesn't actually involve logging onto the NETELLER site? i.e. it's just www.neteller.com that's the problem in Thai??
GameDoneChanged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 06:02 PM   #11279
GameDoneChanged
centurion
 
GameDoneChanged's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 144
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

If living out there for a few months, should I take my mobile phone from home and expect to insert a pay-as-you-go sim or is it easy to buy a cheap (b&w?) handset out there I can chuck around and get sand in?
GameDoneChanged is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 06:24 PM   #11280
ShipitFMA
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ShipitFMA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,122
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

can deposit and cashout fine, just cannot log in to their site. sucks too, they lock until you're at home
ShipitFMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2010, 10:37 PM   #11281
MyironThumb
Pooh-Bah
 
MyironThumb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,383
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GameDoneChanged View Post
Someone said NETELLER lock your account if you login from Thai; does this mean it's fine to deposit at a poker site using NETELLER, as this doesn't actually involve logging onto the NETELLER site? i.e. it's just www.neteller.com that's the problem in Thai??
yes it's just the actual website that is blocked, you can deposit and withdrawal throught poker sites np.

fwiw I use neteller and just log in using a vpn, everything works fine then
MyironThumb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 01:56 AM   #11282
FoldEqu1ty
Pooh-Bah
 
FoldEqu1ty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NOBODY NOBODY BUT YOU!!!
Posts: 5,747
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Alright I need to know about how people have dealt with moving their stuff to Thailand with the outrageous customs duty. I looked online and duty seems to be around 100% all up!?!??! Look at these examples!

http://www.customs.go.th/Customs-Eng...menuNme=Sample
Quote:
Company “A” imports $200 worth of goods into Thailand.

Blah blah blah, they owe $207 in fees for $407 total
I want to bring all my gadgets over if possible - PS3, 360, Wii, blu-rays, Dell 30", and mayyyybe desktop computer not sure about that O_o. How do I get these in the country without paying duty? If I just take them as extra luggage on my flight will I be fine? If I get slapped with $5k duty I'll probably cry at the airport lol.
FoldEqu1ty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 02:06 AM   #11283
WhoIam
Pooh-Bah
 
WhoIam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: ☭
Posts: 5,050
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Fly into Vientiane and take bus across border?
WhoIam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 04:12 AM   #11284
Stefano0
centurion
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 164
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShipitFMA View Post
can deposit and cashout fine, just cannot log in to their site. sucks too, they lock until you're at home
You can login in Thailand without VPN, thats no problem. Just tell Neteller you are in Thailand and they will fix it for you. Maybe you need to talk (livechat) a few times with them, cause not every employee seems to know about it.

In our house we all did this within 5 minutes.
Stefano0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 05:30 AM   #11285
ShipitFMA
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ShipitFMA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,122
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

oh really? i was under the impression even that had to be done from backhome too and once you were away all you could really do is depo/cashout

when're you kids coming bkk? PM me your aim or something
ShipitFMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 05:39 AM   #11286
Iworkforminwage
journeyman
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 369
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Anyone recomend a good bangladeshi curry house in bangkok?
Iworkforminwage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 08:49 AM   #11287
Mullanimal
enthusiast
 
Mullanimal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 77
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I have a double entry tourist visa, and my 60 days are up in about a weeks time, from my understanding i can get another 30 days without leaving, where in chiang mai do i do this?
Mullanimal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 08:54 AM   #11288
nutsflopper
veteran
 
nutsflopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,254
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

On the road towards the airport, look for immigration amongst all the gov buildings on the left.
nutsflopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 08:57 AM   #11289
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mullanimal View Post
I have a double entry tourist visa, and my 60 days are up in about a weeks time, from my understanding i can get another 30 days without leaving, where in chiang mai do i do this?
Chiang Mai Immigration
71 Moo 3, Airport Road, Suthep, (053) 201 755-6, tmchingmai@hotmail.com

in phuket you need:

-passport
-copy of passport
-copy of visa
-copy of departure card
-copy of the page in your passport showing the latest stamp
-one picture
-1900 baht

should be around the same there

also FYI you don't need to wait until your 60 days nearing their end. you can go get the extension anytime after you enter.

i wouldn't go tomorrow (tuesday) though as today was a holiday. might be more people than usual (dunno how crowded it is there though)

and 12-1pm is usually lunch so go before or after that

have fun
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:07 AM   #11290
Roger Mainfield
Big Raaaaaaj
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chattering
Posts: 5,201
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefano0 View Post
You can login in Thailand without VPN, thats no problem. Just tell Neteller you are in Thailand and they will fix it for you. Maybe you need to talk (livechat) a few times with them, cause not every employee seems to know about it.

In our house we all did this within 5 minutes.
I've heard of a couple people having huge huge issues with this.
Roger Mainfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:25 AM   #11291
thomas.t
grinder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 439
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

My fiances parents arrives to Phuket from Sweden one week from now, and I would like to make there trip here memorable.

Would appreciate if you guys could give som tips about:

3 best beaches ( I have lived in Phuket but that was some years ago and I sadly did not even visit all beaches then) Have read about Freedom beach, how is it?

3 best restaurants

3 best activities for 55 plus Swedish couple

What boat trip would you recommend for 1 timers in Phuket?

Also, if we want to rent a car, how much per week and where would you recommend renting?

Possible to rent bicycles by the way?

Thanks!
thomas.t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:27 AM   #11292
mithras
adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vientiane
Posts: 963
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

So, I need to get 600.000 baht in Thailand the cheapest way. Anybody know a better way than using the ATM 30 times?

The costs of this option (ATM fees + my bank's fees at home) would be 7.500 Baht or 1.25%. So I'd like to get that down to like 3000 baht or something. Additional info: I live in Lao, so I don't have a thai address (can I get a thai bank account anyway?).
mithras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:30 AM   #11293
ShipitFMA
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
ShipitFMA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 7,122
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

1.25% isn't bad to be honest
ShipitFMA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:34 AM   #11294
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mithras View Post
So, I need to get 600.000 baht in Thailand the cheapest way. Anybody know a better way than using the ATM 30 times?

The costs of this option (ATM fees + my bank's fees at home) would be 7.500 Baht or 1.25%. So I'd like to get that down to like 3000 baht or something. Additional info: I live in Lao, so I don't have a thai address (can I get a thai bank account anyway?).
you can open an account at kasikorn bank. they ask for an address but they don't check if you actually live there so use a friend's or something

I think wiring money to that account will take the juice to way under 1%

edit: kasikorn takes a flat fee between 200 and 500 baht + 0.25% for receiving a wire transfer&doing foreign exchange. 500 baht of 600k is under 0.1% so on kasikorn side the total juice should be under 0.35%. there might be a fee at your home bank for sending money abroad
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:37 AM   #11295
kap arai
adept
 
kap arai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: canada
Posts: 888
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by nutsflopper View Post
On the road towards the airport, look for immigration amongst all the gov buildings on the left.
i need to go soon too, but have no idea where this is. do i go down canal road or the next one. how close to cm airport is it?
kap arai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #11296
NewTeaBag
banned
 
NewTeaBag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: ผสม FTW!
Posts: 6,249
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by thomas.t View Post
My fiances parents arrives to Phuket from Sweden one week from now, and I would like to make there trip here memorable.

Would appreciate if you guys could give som tips about:

3 best beaches ( I have lived in Phuket but that was some years ago and I sadly did not even visit all beaches then) Have read about Freedom beach, how is it?
#1 Nai Harn Beach
#2 Kata Beach/ Kata Noi Beach
#3 Laem Singh (It's the cape between Kamala and Surin beaches)

Laem Singh does require a 100m descent (via stairs) to get down to. So if they have physical issues, maybe best leave that one alone)


Quote:
3 best restaurants
OBV depends upon what they like but I'll give you my favs with description.

#1 Secret Cliff
Location: On the hills between Karon and Patong.
Food: Very Very Very Good Thai
Price: Medium but less than the Patong beachfront Sefood places
Others:
-Built into a cliff overlooking Karon bay. Super nice views.


#2 Ratri Jazzaraunt
Location: Up a hill off Patak Rd in Kata (entrance soi is right next to Big 1)
Food: Thai and western.
Price: Med to High
Others:
-Very nice elevated view of Kata looking out onto the ocean.
Live low key jazz music played in Background while you eat.


#3 Boathouse
Location: Kata Beach Rd (heading towards Kata Noi)
Food: Western + Seafood
Price: High
Others:
-Only restaurant (that I know) that serves Kobe Beef steaks.

#4 Fresh Restaurant
Location: Phuket Town (near a CHinese Temple. Can give specific directions if RQSTD)
Food: Thai/Seafood
Price: Medium to Low
Others:
-Hidden little Thai fod gem that is always packed with Thais but few farangs. Amazing Thai Food/Seafood.
-Doesn't stick out down a quiet soi.

#5 The 9th Floor
Location: Patong off 200 Yr Rd at top of a hotel.
Food: Western High End
Price: Highest
Others: Decent view (but not spectacular) onto Patong Bay.
Small, high end, managed by a Russian I believe.

#6 Campaningna (spelling might be off)
Location: Kata. Near Kata Beach Resort down a small soi full of restaurants.
Food: Best Italian overall in Phuket imo
Price: Medium
Others: Always full at dinner time even in low season. Plenty of decent pizza places around Kata/phuket but they have by far the best pastas on the whole.
________________________________

Local hole in the wall Thai Places for yummy quick, cheap Thai Meals.

#1 Red Chair (formerly Guay Jab)
Location: Khoktanod Rd, Kata
Food: Thai
Price: Low
Others:
-Super fast service
-extensive menu with some western options
-cheap

#2 Larb Kata
Location: Patak Rd. Kata
Food: Thai
Price: Low
Others:
-Extensive Thai Menu
-slower service
-outside looks pretty rundown
-super friendly staff
-Best "Fried Rice" and "Larb" (spicy meat Thai salad) in Phuket imo


Quote:
3 best activities for 55 plus Swedish couple
#1 Seeing the sites
-The Beaches
-Big Bhudda (accessed from Choa Fa West Rd in Chalong
-Laem Promthep Viewpoint (southernmost point of the island) for a sunset
-Ban Pae Waterfall/Jungle trek/Gibbon Project
---Awesome little nature trail for about 500m that ends with a small wading are under an active waterfall.
---Gibbon project monkey house

#2 Tourist oriented shows
-Phuket Fantasea
Location: North side of Kamala
---all day Cultural Show with elephants and traditional dance/fires dances and Thai food

-Simon's Cabaret

---If they are fairly open minded. It is a 2hour Show of extravagently dressed Katoeys singing and dancing. It's not degen in any way. Always see busloads of Korean and Japanese tourists going to it.

Quote:
What boat trip would you recommend for 1 timers in Phuket?
Definitely do a 1 day (leave hot at 7AM get back 6PM) Pi Pi Island Boat Trip.

Quote:
Also, if we want to rent a car, how much per week and where would you recommend renting?
Best place I know is on Patak Rd in Kata/Karon.
They do cars daily at around 1200KTHB/day.
I imagine you could work a discount for a week + rental
I reccomend them specifically because I and none of my friends have ever had any "scam" or other problems with them.

I can get the phone number/address for you in next few days if you are interested.

Quote:
Possible to rent bicycles by the way?
Yes. Not sure where but I know they exist.
If they are staying at a big resort, the staff should be able to get that taken care of for them.

Quote:
Thanks!
NP.
NewTeaBag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 10:18 AM   #11297
thomas.t
grinder
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 439
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Quote:
Originally Posted by NewTeaBag View Post
#1 Nai Harn Beach
#2 Kata Beach/ Kata Noi Beach
#3 Laem Singh (It's the cape between Kamala and Surin beaches)

Laem Singh does require a 100m descent (via stairs) to get down to. So if they have physical issues, maybe best leave that one alone)




OBV depends upon what they like but I'll give you my favs with description.

#1 Secret Cliff
Location: On the hills between Karon and Patong.
Food: Very Very Very Good Thai
Price: Medium but less than the Patong beachfront Sefood places
Others:
-Built into a cliff overlooking Karon bay. Super nice views.


#2 Ratri Jazzaraunt
Location: Up a hill off Patak Rd in Kata (entrance soi is right next to Big 1)
Food: Thai and western.
Price: Med to High
Others:
-Very nice elevated view of Kata looking out onto the ocean.
Live low key jazz music played in Background while you eat.


#3 Boathouse
Location: Kata Beach Rd (heading towards Kata Noi)
Food: Western + Seafood
Price: High
Others:
-Only restaurant (that I know) that serves Kobe Beef steaks.

#4 Fresh Restaurant
Location: Phuket Town (near a CHinese Temple. Can give specific directions if RQSTD)
Food: Thai/Seafood
Price: Medium to Low
Others:
-Hidden little Thai fod gem that is always packed with Thais but few farangs. Amazing Thai Food/Seafood.
-Doesn't stick out down a quiet soi.

#5 The 9th Floor
Location: Patong off 200 Yr Rd at top of a hotel.
Food: Western High End
Price: Highest
Others: Decent view (but not spectacular) onto Patong Bay.
Small, high end, managed by a Russian I believe.

#6 Campaningna (spelling might be off)
Location: Kata. Near Kata Beach Resort down a small soi full of restaurants.
Food: Best Italian overall in Phuket imo
Price: Medium
Others: Always full at dinner time even in low season. Plenty of decent pizza places around Kata/phuket but they have by far the best pastas on the whole.
________________________________

Local hole in the wall Thai Places for yummy quick, cheap Thai Meals.

#1 Red Chair (formerly Guay Jab)
Location: Khoktanod Rd, Kata
Food: Thai
Price: Low
Others:
-Super fast service
-extensive menu with some western options
-cheap

#2 Larb Kata
Location: Patak Rd. Kata
Food: Thai
Price: Low
Others:
-Extensive Thai Menu
-slower service
-outside looks pretty rundown
-super friendly staff
-Best "Fried Rice" and "Larb" (spicy meat Thai salad) in Phuket imo




#1 Seeing the sites
-The Beaches
-Big Bhudda (accessed from Choa Fa West Rd in Chalong
-Laem Promthep Viewpoint (southernmost point of the island) for a sunset
-Ban Pae Waterfall/Jungle trek/Gibbon Project
---Awesome little nature trail for about 500m that ends with a small wading are under an active waterfall.
---Gibbon project monkey house

#2 Tourist oriented shows
-Phuket Fantasea
Location: North side of Kamala
---all day Cultural Show with elephants and traditional dance/fires dances and Thai food

-Simon's Cabaret

---If they are fairly open minded. It is a 2hour Show of extravagently dressed Katoeys singing and dancing. It's not degen in any way. Always see busloads of Korean and Japanese tourists going to it.



Definitely do a 1 day (leave hot at 7AM get back 6PM) Pi Pi Island Boat Trip.



Best place I know is on Patak Rd in Kata/Karon.
They do cars daily at around 1200KTHB/day.
I imagine you could work a discount for a week + rental
I reccomend them specifically because I and none of my friends have ever had any "scam" or other problems with them.

I can get the phone number/address for you in next few days if you are interested.



Yes. Not sure where but I know they exist.
If they are staying at a big resort, the staff should be able to get that taken care of for them.



NP.
Wow! This was an awsome answer, I appreciate you taking the time to help me out.
thomas.t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #11298
Roger Mainfield
Big Raaaaaaj
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chattering
Posts: 5,201
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Even I'm learning stuff from that post lon :P
Roger Mainfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 10:57 AM   #11299
Echelon
grinder
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chiang Mai
Posts: 476
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

amazing post ron
Echelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 11:13 AM   #11300
nutsflopper
veteran
 
nutsflopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,254
Re: Ask us about Thailand!

lon should get into the tourguide/bodyguard/translator biz
nutsflopper is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive