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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 [...]

What Our Readers Say

What Our Readers Say

Views on the Malaysia Airliner mystery
We asked a number of tourists and expats in Pattaya for their views on the mysterious Malaysian Airlines jet which suddenly disappeared from the radar. Here’s a selection of their responses.
Not Unique
This isn’t the first time that an airplane has just suddenly disappeared. It can take a long time to [...]

Ask Andy

Ask Andy

Bee Lines
My husband tell to me nam pheung [honey] not spoil ever. Is true, Khun Andy? Is special way to keep better?
Ning
Yes to your second question, Ning, and a qualified yes to your first. Bee honey has been found edible after thousands of years. (Odds are you haven’t nursed your honey that long.) Small residues [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Q: I have a work permit and non immigrant “B” visa. But I am finishing my job in a couple of weeks and want to switch to a retirement visa without leaving the country. Is that going to be possible?

A: Assuming you are at least 50 years old, it is possible. You [...]

Whither next Thailand?

Whither next Thailand?

The decidedly odd political situation here was nowhere better illustrated last month when Luang Pu Buddha Issara, the monk and key PDRC protest leader, had his group reservation at the Shinawatra-owned SC Park Hotel in Bangkok cancelled for obvious reasons. The monk received 120,000 baht in compensation, emphatically the first time in recorded history that [...]

What Our Readers Say

What Our Readers Say

Jet Skis scams ongoing
(Ken Halliwell writes) Yet again the Pattaya public has been duped by the Jet Ski rip-off people. The civic authorities assured us that the problem has been solved by compulsory insurance schemes, action by the police, and the establishment of a tourist court. I am afraid to say that all of this [...]

Hundreds of boats from 20 nations to sail in Top of the Gulf Regatta

Hundreds of boats from 20 nations to sail in Top of the Gulf Regatta

Asia’s largest multi-class sailing event, Thailand’s Top of the Gulf Regatta, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year hosted by Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Jomtien, May 1 to 5, with more than 250 boats and 700 sailors from more than 20 countries competing.
Entries are already coming in from overseas in the keelboat and multihull classes – [...]

Cats for You in Pattaya

Cats for You in Pattaya

Cats for You is a great and much needed service in our area, but Paul and Sandra point out that adopting a cat or kitten is a long-term commitment with costs such as feeding and veterinary fees.  Many adopters find it’s a good idea to adopt two animals so that they can enjoy each others’ [...]

16 - 31 March 2014

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