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by Mike Parker
06 Oct 2015 15:28
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Random questions: Where can I ... in Bangsaphan?
Replies: 10
Views: 6492

Re: Random questions: Where can I...?

Nola, You could probably buy an "activator" product online but as I posted before it should not be necessary and actually pumping it out destroys the bacteria in it thats is doing the job of breaking down solids. Our house and neighbours in CM, built on clay fill, has never been pumped out since the...
by Mike Parker
03 Oct 2015 10:19
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Random questions: Where can I ... in Bangsaphan?
Replies: 10
Views: 6492

Re: Random questions: Where can I...?

Nola your septic tank shouldn't need emptying unless its been incorrectly installed and a plus is you should have absorbent,semi sandy soil.
Perhaps someone with some"'intimate knowledge" of the "process" septic tanks perform can check it for you.
by Mike Parker
26 Sep 2015 11:54
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning
Replies: 92
Views: 82796

Re: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Buksida is correct there are no "authorities", same all over this country ,will take decades for education to kick in. Only action you could take is for a few folk to confront the owner personally with a......... Why ? That possibly might turn into a unpleasant confrontation but the point might also...
by Mike Parker
17 Sep 2015 16:48
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning
Replies: 92
Views: 82796

Re: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Not sure where all the crap floating out of Pattaya is headed with the flooding they are experincing.Some locals rejoicing about all the garbage is getting washed out to sea. So considerate !!! wouldn't enter their tiny brains its going to finsh up on other beaches.
by Mike Parker
05 Aug 2015 10:13
Forum: Accommodation, Bars & Restaurants
Topic: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools
Replies: 18
Views: 20388

Re: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools

Article in Bangkok Post today saying the Junta are backing off the alcohol ban and undertaking a 6 month study.

Honestly you couldnt make this stuff up
by Mike Parker
31 Jul 2015 15:56
Forum: Accommodation, Bars & Restaurants
Topic: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools
Replies: 18
Views: 20388

Re: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools

According to the Bangkok Post the ban on selling alcohol is within 300 metres of higher educational establishments. And in Chiang Mai add within spitting distance of a temple.Now seeing we have dozens of temples within the old city that just about wipes everything out.Bars are closing as I write an...
by Mike Parker
25 Jul 2015 12:48
Forum: Accommodation, Bars & Restaurants
Topic: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools
Replies: 18
Views: 20388

Re: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools

Bars, restaurants and hotels owner in Chiang Mai have already received written confirmation of this new madness. Of course they have no option but to lay off staff creating more misery in place of "Thai happiness" We already have the stupid law where you can't even buy take away alcohol between 2pm ...
by Mike Parker
25 Jul 2015 10:08
Forum: Accommodation, Bars & Restaurants
Topic: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools
Replies: 18
Views: 20388

Re: Banning alcohol sales within 300-500 meters from schools

Just another ludicrous decision from the Junta.Forget about education reform,the environment,insurgents causing mayhem in the south ,farmers that are deep in debt and heaps of other problems lets control peoples leisure hours. Maybe in Bangsapahan it will not be enforced but let me tell you its pote...
by Mike Parker
26 Apr 2015 14:20
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Income tax
Replies: 8
Views: 6157

Re: Income tax

Like a lot of retired foreigners living here it means setting aside 800,000 baht in an investment account, in a Thai bank, to satisfy requirements for the yearly retirement visa extension ie has to be in the bank 3 mths before extension.Interest has been minimal and tax has been taken out over 6 yea...
by Mike Parker
24 Apr 2015 19:24
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: A long slow low season for Bangsaphan
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Re: A long slow low season for Bangsaphan

Just wondering if Coral Resort has suffered a down turn ? as I would imagine the bulk of their bookings would come out of Europe.
by Mike Parker
23 Apr 2015 15:18
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: A long slow low season for Bangsaphan
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Re: A long slow low season for Bangsaphan

The Chinese ,Korean, Japanese invasion of Chiang Mai has kept numbers up here.European visitors are way,way down.Decline of currencies against the baht are also a factor.
by Mike Parker
07 Mar 2015 15:40
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning
Replies: 92
Views: 82796

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

I realise that a lot of the crap landing on the beaches is from fishing boast but don't discount the amount that comes out of the waterways around Bangkok mainly the Chap Prayo River.I used to cross that regularly when working there and the amount of stuff coming out with the tide is incredible.Duri...
by Mike Parker
24 Feb 2015 17:45
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Fans Facebook Group
Replies: 2
Views: 2550

Re: Bangsaphan Fans Facebook Group

Well some will not appreciate it but I think its a good idea as when I mention Bangsaphan as a possible holiday destination my comment is met with a blank stare. I guess some would like to keep it that way depends which camp you are in.
by Mike Parker
21 Feb 2015 17:57
Forum: Attractions, Activities & Events
Topic: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning
Replies: 92
Views: 82796

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

As I mentioned over previous years this is about education of Thai's and that starts at school.Kids can and should shame there parents into the responsible disposal of rubbish.To realise how bad it is catch the 3rd class train down to HH,just everything goes out the windows. I wish all the schools c...
by Mike Parker
15 Jan 2015 09:50
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Bangsaphan property rental price guide
Replies: 10
Views: 16347

Re: Bangsaphan property rental price guide

Typical Asian behaviour if a place is empty for a long period they put up the rent and spend the rest of their life trying to play catch up on the money they could have had if they set a sensible/fair price. Same in Chiang Mai never seen so many houses in our village for rent or sale and owners wont...