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Forum: Thailand
Yesterday, 9:10 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By transpac

There are several requirements, which the first...

There are several requirements, which the first line Immigration Officer can choose to enforce, or they may be prompted to do so by their system, just five I can think of:

1.) Onward ticket
2.)...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 24, 19, 5:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By transpac

Yes, painfully slow. Most just set up 6 L bottles...

Yes, painfully slow. Most just set up 6 L bottles under the tap and come back a few minutes later, then fill 1.5L from those for daily use.
Forum: Thailand
Jun 23, 19, 6:19 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By transpac

Could be the supply, but just as likely the...

Could be the supply, but just as likely the entire building's water supply system is unmaintained and contaminated? Mold/mildew here grows in seconds.

Many people install multi-stage filtration...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 21, 19, 7:03 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By transpac

Just to be clear, the I'd probably lean...

Just to be clear, the

I'd probably lean towards QF 81/PG 962 through SIN?

recommendation included the fact that QF and PG have an interline agreement, and that this itin can be ticketed on...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 21, 19, 3:39 am
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By transpac

I didn't mean to imply otherwise. You mentioned...

I didn't mean to imply otherwise. You mentioned "goodwill", and I merely endorsed that potential.

It's kind of moot anyway as the later flight will not allow for the SIN-SYD connection.
Forum: Thailand
Jun 20, 19, 8:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By transpac

No question SIN is a better airport to start, end...

No question SIN is a better airport to start, end or connect on a journey.

That said, a quick view of the schedule(s) indicates some options through BKK and SIN, I'd probably lean towards QF 81/PG...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 20, 19, 5:16 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By transpac

Agreed, just assumed that SQ might show some...

Agreed, just assumed that SQ might show some goodwill towards a J customer? Maybe not. BKK-SIN is almost a shuttle-like service, IME, so imagine folks getting juggled around on flights, even on other...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 18, 19, 5:59 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By transpac

Even if having to clear arriving Immigration...

Even if having to clear arriving Immigration (FastTrack, perhaps a golf cart escort with EK, hall between the two main halls), wait for bags, walk through Customs, head up to level 4, find the SQ...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 17, 19, 8:56 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By transpac

Those might be 1.5L? ...

Those might be 1.5L?

https://www.singhaonlineshop.com/2015/products/17

That's kind of the standard size here 750, 1.5, 6, 18.9.

And a lot of plastic.

Most delivery customers (home,...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 17, 19, 6:35 pm
Replies: 524
Views: 73,284
Posted By transpac

I assume that the inter-bank messaging structure...

I assume that the inter-bank messaging structure allows for these sorts of details (amount dispensed, currency, fees, date/time stamp, etc) to be transmitted?

It seems the same as when I use my...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 17, 19, 6:03 pm
Replies: 524
Views: 73,284
Posted By transpac

I continue to use my Fidelity ATM/ debit (Visa)...

I continue to use my Fidelity ATM/ debit (Visa) card here a couple of times each month.

I only use it at AEON ATMs, where the fee remains 150 THB.

Any fee, say 150 THB, is debited over and...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 16, 19, 10:05 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By transpac

There are some sites where you can monitor the...

There are some sites where you can monitor the water quality almost on a minute by minute basis.

Map (http://twqonline.mwa.co.th/EN/map.php?type=cl)

Tap water from the primary supply...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 16, 19, 5:36 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By transpac

Looking at their schedule I see they have just...

Looking at their schedule I see they have just two flights per day, departing at 21:45 and 23:00, so guessing they would open check-in (Row U, Counter 9?) at 18:00-ish at the earliest?

They just...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 16, 19, 5:18 pm
Replies: 1,419
Views: 128,495
Posted By transpac

Alternate routes, as suggested by Google Maps...

Alternate routes, as suggested by Google Maps here because of traffic, are 50:50 IME. I tend to avoid them unless I am 100% sure of the route, and the projected time savings is more than 15 minutes...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 16, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 774
Posted By transpac

By "safe" you mean non-deadly? And you mean...

By "safe" you mean non-deadly? And you mean tap-water?

Probably, at least in Bangkok - where the water quality has greatly improved over the last 15 years - but most Thai people I know get bottled...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 15, 19, 8:19 pm
Replies: 1,212
Views: 123,691
Posted By transpac

Thailand’s dengue fever cases “double the five...

Thailand’s dengue fever cases “double the five year average” – epidemic declared

The Department of Disease Control on Friday has declared a dengue fever epidemic this year. From Jan 1 to June 11...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 13, 19, 2:28 am
Replies: 1,419
Views: 128,495
Posted By transpac

This Google Maps feature is said to operational...

This Google Maps feature is said to operational here, or soon will be. Not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing? Just worry about altercations when the GMaps claxon goes off during a simple route...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 12, 19, 10:12 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,734
Posted By transpac

If you are referring to my post then, no, this...

If you are referring to my post then, no, this has nothing at to do with digital nomads, people making 30-day visa runs, people working here under the radar or Johnny FD, nor is this something that...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 10, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By transpac

Yes, the local press seems proud to have come up...

Yes, the local press seems proud to have come up with "Beg-Packers".

The German man "Bigfoot" Benjamin Holse, with the swollen legs was all the rage a few years ago, believe he's moved on to other...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 9, 19, 8:01 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 1,734
Posted By transpac

A heads-up to any who plan any formal Immigration...

A heads-up to any who plan any formal Immigration activities (extend a TVE or valid tourist visa for example). As of ~ end-April there has been a significant ramp-up in the enforcement of section 38...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 8, 19, 5:15 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By transpac

Yes. Didn't work out so well in November...

Yes.

Didn't work out so well in November 2008.

I guess the Man from Belgrade (starring Orson Wells no doubt) may have been soliciting funds to pay his ~ 19 day overstay?
Forum: Thailand
Jun 6, 19, 4:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By transpac

So why do you say that? Surely 3 hours would be...

So why do you say that? Surely 3 hours would be sufficient if arrival is on time? HKT can't be that bad, can it?


Sorry, I should have been more precise. Yes, you would have made this connection...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 5, 19, 6:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By transpac

"UGH - not having to worry about my luggage at...

"UGH - not having to worry about my luggage at DMK was really the only positive aspect of this whole situation. If I have to pick the bags up and deal with that nonsense, I will be really...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 5, 19, 5:55 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 790
Posted By transpac

OK. I don't think you would have made it...

OK.

I don't think you would have made it through HKT on separate tickets anyway.

SYD-HKT, who knew?

Flying through SBIA/BKK on one ticket would have been better (than the HKT planned itin);...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 5, 19, 5:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By transpac

"For what its worth, I made an attempt to book...

"For what its worth, I made an attempt to book the AirAsia flights, but they wouldn't ticket together on the same reservation and having two separate reservations just seemed even more silly than not...
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