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Ask Andy

Ask Andy

Old Spice
Andy, your April Fools’ Day column was brilliant. I’ve always liked reading Ask Andy and I’ve enjoyed your subtle humour from time to time, and this last time your wit shown through (even in some of the dated lines you used). That said, I have a question for you. About a month ago you [...]

The lessons of death

The lessons of death

Recently a 36-year-old murderer, known only as Nui, was sentenced to serve life in prison for the particularly brutal rape and killing of a six-year-old Bangkok girl last year. It is suspected that the transient, without even an ID card to his name, may have murdered many other children, perhaps aided by the fact that [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Failing visas
Q: I realize that all countries have different regulations, but what are the most common reasons why a Thai woman fails to get a visa to visit her boyfriend in Europe or Australia? I’m really looking for bottom-line advice here.
A: There are really three bottom lines. The embassy will be looking for solid [...]

What Our Readers Say

What Our Readers Say

What a waste of money!
(Charles Winton writes) What a farce the Pattaya pelican-type road crossings have been. They were installed in 2010–at a cost of over 50 million baht, I read at the time–on many busy roads in the resort. Almost from day one they have either been ignored altogether by drivers or been put [...]

Ask Andy

Ask Andy

Pattaya Tales
Dear Andy, I see that Pattaya’s former British Honorary Consul Barry Kenyon has a new book out called Honorary Consul Pattaya. (Coincidence? I don’t think so.) Anyway, I fondly recall Barry’s having been very helpful when he volunteered at the Immigration Office in Jomtien, and that he has had a long, long career and [...]

Conspiracy theories everywhere

Conspiracy theories everywhere

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight 370 were tailor-made to fit any number of conspiracy theories. Actually, the North Koreans diverted and captured it to increase their leverage in world affairs. Or the Chinese themselves want to show everyone–eventually–that they are cleverer than the United States. Not to mention the likelihood that [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Visa fees at Vientiane
Q: How much is the visa fee to enter Laos at Vientiane airport?
A: It depends on your nationality – between US$20 and US$50. The Laos government recently announced that Russian visitors are to be free. Discussions are still underway to have joint visas with other ASEAN partners, but details are still unclear.

Multiple [...]

Ask Andy

Ask Andy

Twice the Spice
Dear Handy Andy, can you tell me anything about spices? Since Iíve been living in Pattaya, I find that ground herbs and spices I buy at the market seem to lose their original flavor and I must use twice the spice I used to use. Is it the climate here or just [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Visa for wife
Q: I am a work permit holder in Thailand with a Filipina wife. She is not working, but I obviously want her to live with me here without having to apply for separate visas all the time. How can I do this please?
A: Your wife can share your non-immigrant “B” visa, based [...]

Separatist Overreaction

Separatist Overreaction

It is certainly true that the very first clause in the Thai constitution says that the country is a one and indivisible kingdom. It is also true that a few individuals in northern Thailand, particularly in Chiang Mai, have caused a lot of anger by suggesting that the current political stand-off could result in some [...]

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