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CONFIRMING DOCUMENTS Some people will tell you that the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs will confirm the authenticity or truth of a document signed by your embassy in Thailand. In fact, the Thai Ministry simply …
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ONE ROUNDABOUT LESS  Pattaya is not famous for its roundabouts and now there is one less.  The one on Jomtien Two Road has been demolished to make way for traffic lights.  The rumour is that …
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CARRY ON TUNNELLING The Sukhumvit underpass has been a quite a story.  Whether it will alleviate the traffic woes in the centre of the city or merely delay them for a couple of kilometers down …
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50-YEAR LEASES The government is mulling the likelihood that 50-year leases (rather than 30 maximum) will be introduced soon, thus enabling foreigners to have more control over their property for a longer time. Cambodia, Myanmar and …
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APRIL FOOL  Quite a lot of people were caught out by the April 1 joke that the British embassy was moving to Pattaya following the sale of its residence in central Bangkok.  The cheeky rascals …

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