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  1. I asked many years ago, about having a back-up gas stove ( the small camping type, with an aerosol type gas cannister ) in Park Royal 3 Condo ( Pratamnak ). I was told ( from what I can remember ) :- 1) Only 1 stove 2) No spare Gas 3) Stove to be kept ( and used ) only on the balcony 4) Letter of indemnity required from my Insurer to the Juristic Manager, Stating that my insurer accepted the entire Fire Risk ( for the entire Condo ) in the event of a) My Gas Stove causing a fire b) My Gas canister exacerbating a fire that started outwith m
  2. I use NordVPN. It suits me. Can turn it on & off if I need to ( Lazada won't work with it ) and can select which host server I want to route through - usually Singapore. The settings menu offers more options than I can understand. Best of luck . . .
  3. I'm a comparative Newbie here. Have met a few of you on the 2 recent bar crawls. A couple of you have expressed interest in "what we do", so with Frosties consent, I'm posting this as an introduction. My (Thai ) wife and I have a small Company ( Engineering & Property Services Co Ltd ) based here in the Darkside. I'm an Engineer to trade, so have a reasonable understanding of how things "work". We have Thai staff ( as required to meet my Work Permit quota ), we have a Furniture Workshop / equipment store and we have trusted sub-contractors that cover all the trades that I
  4. Fantastic display of social distancing . . . .
  5. TransferWise have the option of a "Borderless Account", which is what I have. It allows you to transfer funds in, to hold on Deposit. You can then opt to transfer those funds into another denomination. I believe Funds can be transferred out in any denomination, but I've always sent THB to my Thai Bank Account. The "cost" of transfers, both "in" and "out" are clearly stated, and are low compared with other International Currency Exchanges.
  6. I was referring to the time it takes for funds already lodged in my TransferWise account ( in THB ) to transfer to my Thai Bank Account. Yes, instigating a Transfer of GBP in a UK account, direct to a Thai Bank Account ( arriving as THB ) can take longer.
  7. I use TransferWise, both to move money, exchange money and hold money. My U.K. state Pension is paid into the TransferWise account in GBP. When I "like" the exchange rate, I change it within TransferWise, from GBP > THB. Because I work in Thailand ( I have a Work Permit ) I am subject to inspection / audit by the Thai authorities. If I transfer funds remitted "this year" into Thailand, this same year, they are subject to tax. However, if I transfer funds into Thailand in, say, January, that were remitted the previous year, those funds are tax exempt - so that is what I strive to do. Sh
  8. In my ( unqualified ) opinion, it will be Easter of 2021 before any degree of "normality" returns. Even then, I suspect the definition of "normality" will need to be re-written.
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