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by osandpo
03 Jan 2022 13:11
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Thanks!
I think you’re very probably right. Small scale foreign exchange makes very little income and can be costly to manage in upcountry branches. They’re likely using Covid risks as an excuse to centralise the service and cut costs
by osandpo
31 Dec 2021 08:53
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Morning! Question re COVID related limits on banknote exchange. Some newly arrived European neighbours have been asking about changing euros to baht in Bang Saphan. Does anyone know if any of the banks there has restarted doing currency exchange for banknotes? If the Covid no-exchange rule is still ...
by osandpo
12 Dec 2021 07:01
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Getting a Thai driving license in Bangsaphan
Replies: 15
Views: 19640

Re: Getting a Thai driving license in Bangsaphan

Thanks! Will look into that for my next licence renewal. This time we were helping friends on a 3+3 visa who are only here during the European winters
by osandpo
10 Dec 2021 18:29
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Getting a Thai driving license in Bangsaphan
Replies: 15
Views: 19640

Re: Getting a Thai driving license in Bangsaphan

Not sure if this is the right thread. Anyway… An update on getting address confirmation certificates acceptable to the Land Transport Dept, based on experience with friends re-registering a car yesterday: These address confirmations used to be available from the local Ban Krut police station, then i...
by osandpo
12 Nov 2021 10:56
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Thanks! Their map graphic showing the case distribution looks useful
by osandpo
12 Nov 2021 10:52
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Dog Wars
Replies: 10
Views: 14514

Re: Bangsaphan Dog Wars

Thanks! Yes, I know Verity. She doesn’t know who’s feeding the Thapsakae dogs as it’s a bit too far out of her area
by osandpo
10 Nov 2021 13:05
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Dog Wars
Replies: 10
Views: 14514

Re: Bangsaphan Dog Wars

Hi, everyone! Not sure if this is the best thread for this but please feel free to redirect if necessary. A Hua Hin based friend would like to launch a dog neutering campaign for the many strays on road 1048 in Thapsakae (most of them in the quiet bit between Rocky Beach and Wat Thapsakae). The stra...
by osandpo
09 Nov 2021 11:35
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Thanks! That would make sense. The living conditions for the migrant workers there are pretty awful
by osandpo
08 Nov 2021 21:24
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Anyone know why the Bang Saphan new case numbers have spiked these past two days?
by osandpo
23 Oct 2021 14:00
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

It is all very confusing. I know of people returning in November and all have to quarantine for a week so the junta is lying. The certificate of entry is not issued without proof that quarantine hotels are booked and paid for so the scam continues. Besides, with everything still closed/banned, it w...
by osandpo
23 Oct 2021 09:09
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Apparently from Nov 1. UK (and citizens from 9 other countries) can enter without quarantine. Still need the tests and insurance though. No mention of lifting the curfew/state of emergency or alcohol/bar ban though so not exactly happy holidays for tourists with pretty much everything still closed....
by osandpo
11 Oct 2021 19:01
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

So it’s now no longer so difficult to enter Britain - we just need to wait for Thailand to allow normal re-entry on return using a retirement extension… 😀
by osandpo
02 Oct 2021 10:39
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Thanks for that info. I assume it’s the provincial health office that issues them there?
by osandpo
28 Sep 2021 18:49
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

Thanks! That is helpful info. I can get a so far unvaccinated neighbour to take me to Hua Hin if necessary
by osandpo
28 Sep 2021 10:49
Forum: Beach Bar
Topic: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates
Replies: 289
Views: 131285

Re: Bangsaphan Coronavirus/Covid-19 updates

A partial update on public transport from Bang Saphan / Ban Krut to Bangkok, in case it’s useful for others. Trains - there’s currently only one train operating each day - no.40 which leaves BS at app 13:00 and arrives in Bangkok at app 20:10 (times may vary from day to day). It’s not possible to bo...