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Old 03-21-2010, 07:57 AM   #11826
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Yeah it's 1.5 hrs from kickoff so it'd be sweet if someone can suggest a good sports bar for the game later

Also to the guys in Phuket:
-Where should I go to buy headphones/electric toothbrush on the island?
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:03 AM   #11827
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can any of the bkk'ers post me some names of good IT shops? (and possible their telephone numbers)

I want to buy this laptop but it can't get it in phuket and none of the stores here can order it for me.

If I can't get it in bkk and will have resort to ordering it online, how much will i have to pay in import taxes and is there a way to avoid these?

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Old 03-21-2010, 09:40 AM   #11828
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you're probably not going to find that laptop in bkk either. baller laptops are just not in high demand here. you might find a similar model though. just take an afternoon, go to pantip plaza and pick out the most baller model you can find.
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:46 AM   #11829
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Does anyone know of any good bars for watching football in Phuket (ideally around Kata beach)? Preferably one that has a decent size screen and English commentary.

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Yeah it's 1.5 hrs from kickoff so it'd be sweet if someone can suggest a good sports bar for the game later

Also to the guys in Phuket:
-Where should I go to buy headphones/electric toothbrush on the island?
Did you guys find anywhere?
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:07 AM   #11830
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you're probably not going to find that laptop in bkk either. baller laptops are just not in high demand here. you might find a similar model though. just take an afternoon, go to pantip plaza and pick out the most baller model you can find.
try the power mall at siam paragon or fortune IT mall (near phra ram MRT).

i'd avoid pantip plaza if possible, unless you want pushy thai's annoying you all the time with porn and fake dvds.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:12 AM   #11831
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try the power mall at siam paragon or fortune IT mall (near phra ram MRT).

i'd avoid pantip plaza if possible, unless you want pushy thai's annoying you all the time with porn and fake dvds.
power mall doesn't have nearly as many options as pantip. fortune might be okay, but i just dodged the first porn guy at pantip and then i had no problems while in IT city there.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:16 AM   #11832
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To BKK ppl,

Does anyone know where I can buy a hookah + accessories in BKK? I'm looking to get some shisha and coals as well to stock up for Chiang Mai. Possibly Khao San Rd?
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #11833
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power mall doesn't have nearly as many options as pantip. fortune might be okay, but i just dodged the first porn guy at pantip and then i had no problems while in IT city there.
Fortune or PT
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:51 PM   #11834
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the phuketeers are fully stocked with americans now, and we don't know **** about where to catch a game of "footie". when the spaniards were around, we caught El Classico in patong. I know they watch football on the big screen at Peek Mai, there's a sports bar (sanook bar i think) on the road that intersects by the gas station in Kata, and coconut in karon, which is our regular hangout for pool, has a plasma and couches to watch football. I'd guess that coconut is the best option, it's a cool place to hang out.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:15 PM   #11835
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im thinking of getting a 2 or 3 bed room condo in september around BKK.

where is a good place to start looking? i hear thong lor is a really nice area to live. I want to be kind of out of the grimey parts of BKK. I checked out the Prime11 condos, they look pretty good but im sure I can find better.

Im paying like 800 / month right now for rent back home so something around that would be fine .

Also what about internet? we want to get the fastest internet here. We are currently staying in the presidential suite in Grand Sukhimvit and they gave us our own router but its still not that fast. Its definately a solid connection but not as fast as we would like.

thanks!!
Victory Monument area is pretty happening near BTS, several quality condos close and plenty of bars / restaurants .
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:20 PM   #11836
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the phuketeers are fully stocked with americans now, and we don't know **** about where to catch a game of "footie". when the spaniards were around, we caught El Classico in patong. I know they watch football on the big screen at Peek Mai, there's a sports bar (sanook bar i think) on the road that intersects by the gas station in Kata, and coconut in karon, which is our regular hangout for pool, has a plasma and couches to watch football. I'd guess that coconut is the best option, it's a cool place to hang out.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #11837
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Thanks guys.
So any tips on avoiding taxes at customs when i order online?
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:53 PM   #11838
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Does anyone know where I can buy a hookah + accessories in BKK? I'm looking to get some shisha and coals as well to stock up for Chiang Mai. Possibly Khao San Rd?
I would try Sukhumvit soi 3. Its the Arab soi and I'm pretty sure I've seen stores selling them there.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:27 AM   #11839
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I would try Sukhumvit soi 3. Its the Arab soi and I'm pretty sure I've seen stores selling them there.
+1. i have def seen them for sale there
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:43 AM   #11840
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Does anyone know where I can buy a hookah + accessories in BKK? I'm looking to get some shisha and coals as well to stock up for Chiang Mai. Possibly Khao San Rd?
As far as I can tell, self-lighting charcoals don't exist in Thailand. I searched extensively for these about two years ago and none of shops or hookah bars had them or had even knew what they were. Using regular charcoals obviously makes smoking it much more of a hassle.

edit: random amusing story: My buddy's family owns a Turkish restaurant in Vientiane so they bought a bunch of hookahs for the restaurant. The police made them stop offering them because they didn't understand what the hookahs were and assumed they were drug paraphernalia.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:20 AM   #11841
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baah don't buy a laptop in thailand. i had to bc mine broke, but paid about 1.5x extra. i have a thai keyboard tho! ครับ
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:05 AM   #11842
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Did you guys find anywhere?


There were plenty of places showing the game. We just stopped at the first place with a big screen.

Great result as well
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:33 AM   #11843
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Self lighting coals ruin the taste anyway.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:20 AM   #11844
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can anyone recommend a good muay thai gym in chiang mai? ive found 2 online (plus a camp for advanced outside the city) but they are for training everyday and charge ~8k/month. im looking to train around twice a week only. and preferably one where i dont have to fight in the beginning, im still recovering from surgery, a kick in the wrong part and im k.o.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:38 AM   #11845
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Anyone know of any stores in Phuket to buy decent (in ear) headphones?
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:55 AM   #11846
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Anyone know of any stores in Phuket to buy decent (in ear) headphones?
best bet, imo, would be either bananna IT in the homepro mall near Chalong Circle OR the tons of IT shops in the basement of Big C in Phuket town.
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:12 AM   #11847
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There were plenty of places showing the game. We just stopped at the first place with a big screen.

Great result as well
ohhhhhhhhhhh yeah
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #11848
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why can't i find any thai sausage or bbq pork on a stick at any street carts in kata beach? soi 11 in bkk had this bqq guy that was THE MAN and had such good cheap thai sausage and bbq pork. i miss that mf right now and his very affordable lunches (40 baht for a pretty much a feast)!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:01 AM   #11849
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why can't i find any thai sausage or bbq pork on a stick at any street carts in kata beach? soi 11 in bkk had this bqq guy that was THE MAN and had such good cheap thai sausage and bbq pork. i miss that mf right now and his very affordable lunches (40 baht for a pretty much a feast)!
go about 50 meters down from that gas station in Kata and there are a couple of guys camped there all night. Some others travel around the bar area.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:17 AM   #11850
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As far as I can tell, self-lighting charcoals don't exist in Thailand. I searched extensively for these about two years ago and none of shops or hookah bars had them or had even knew what they were. Using regular charcoals obviously makes smoking it much more of a hassle.
That would be a huge beat for me as I don't have much resources to light coals besides a lighter.

It does taste worse, but less taste > no hooks imo.

Thanks for all the info guys.
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