Flamingos get their distinctive color from the foods they eat?
Pets are nothing short of great until you come home to find that your new puppy or kitten has made yet another mess on the floor or, worse yet, on your new Persian rug.
What to do? It is important to remove the pet urine from your floor quickly, before it dries. Urine contains chemicals that [...]
by Dr. RJ Peters to Pattaya’s cat lovers
Cats are known to be finicky, but it’s not always about their food. They may choose not to eat or drink if the bowls aren’t right, either.
What can go wrong with a bowl? Most of the time, it’s about keeping it clean. It’s important to wash their bowls [...]
RENEWING A UK PASSPORT
Q: Can I renew my British passport well ahead of its expiry date even though it is not full?
A: Yes, as long as you pay the published fees every time, there is no problem.
Q: Can I submit an application by post?
A: No. You can visit Trendy House in Bangkok (the office [...]
We seem to have heard it all before: Jet Ski scams are just awful but the Thai authorities are taking action. The Pattaya Jet Ski scams, in which tourists are forced to pay exorbitant money for damage they never caused in the first place, have been attracting public attention ever since YouTube started publishing bad [...]
Too many billboards
I realize that we live in a world dominated by advertising, but I feel the number of huge, ugly signposts is getting quite out of hand. I have always enjoyed some time on Jomtien Beach, but now the view has been completely destroyed by a huge hoarding erected over the 7-Eleven convenience [...]
Our daughter and a friend were on the sofa using marking pens to color some pictures. Needless to say, they colored more than just the pictures, redesigning the color scheme of our sofa. The permanent markers left what I hope are not permanent marks on the fabric. How can we get them out? –Susan
RENEWING YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE
Q: I have a one-year provisional driving license and I will be applying for my first five-year one next month. What documents do I need to take?
A: Letter from immigration (confirming your address), letter from a hospital or clinic indicating you are free of certain diseases, the provisional license and a photocopy [...]
It’s a fair bet that, generally speaking, expats in Thailand think that General Prayuth has brought about many improvements in the country following the coup of May 22. Most foreigners here may not be too well acquainted with the details of Thai politics, but they can see that public disorder and street riots have stopped, [...]