Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:31 pm

Alex wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:06 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:47 am
Many of these people complaining about Thailand's visa policy are in one way or another trying to scam the system, some are Nomad workers, (working online from wherever), some are working illegally in Thailand, some, for whatever reason, (usually not enough $$) cant qualify for a legit visa.
That's a bit rich, coming from you, Richard. Based on your very own reports here and elsewhere over the decades, I'd say you've benefited a lot from the relative lack of law enforcement in Thailand yourself.
HUH?
I have always had the correct visa the whole time i have lived here
past 28 years either a wp & Non B visa, having a thai child or Retirement extension and Non O visa
before that, they didn't care if you lived here on a tourist visa and beside during that time i also was traveling between here, HK, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bali, Korea & Europe all the time
...This is a 72 year old woman who comes to Thailand once every 2 years at the most. The officer grilled her because she couldn't exactly remember my address on her entry form.
ok, sad for her but,,, gf sister, husband and sisters, kids visited us last year, they also didn't write anything on the form as to where they were staying an couldn't contact me, held them up, ( 7 of them) for an hour till eventually he booked a hotel.
Cant blame immigration for doing their job.. It is what it is....
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by sigmoid » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:07 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:31 pm

ok, sad for her but,,, gf sister, husband and sisters, kids visited us last year, they also didn't write anything on the form as to where they were staying an couldn't contact me, held them up, ( 7 of them) for an hour till eventually he booked a hotel.
Cant blame immigration for doing their job.. It is what it is....
I completely agree. The blame lies with those who made the poor decision to travel to Thailand. If only they had chosen to visit another country, they would never have had this problem.

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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by Anthony's Weiner » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:44 pm

sigmoid wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:07 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:31 pm

ok, sad for her but,,, gf sister, husband and sisters, kids visited us last year, they also didn't write anything on the form as to where they were staying an couldn't contact me, held them up, ( 7 of them) for an hour till eventually he booked a hotel.
Cant blame immigration for doing their job.. It is what it is....
I completely agree. The blame lies with those who made the poor decision to travel to Thailand. If only they had chosen to visit another country, they would never have had this problem.

Live and learn.
Yes, because Thailand is the only country in the world where a little dicked guy in a uniform throws his authority around. in China, the USA, Germany, Canada nor the KOW this kind of petty bureaucratic bull shit is never tolerated. In Nanjing where my passport was held for 7 hours by an immigration officer despite having a 5 yr multi entrance visa didn't happen nor did the secondary inspection in Seattle because I wasn t wearing glasses as in my passport picture. haters gotta hate they don t need a reason, just a target.
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by monomial » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:15 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:31 pm
Alex wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:06 pm
phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:47 am
Many of these people complaining about Thailand's visa policy are in one way or another trying to scam the system, some are Nomad workers, (working online from wherever), some are working illegally in Thailand, some, for whatever reason, (usually not enough $$) cant qualify for a legit visa.
That's a bit rich, coming from you, Richard. Based on your very own reports here and elsewhere over the decades, I'd say you've benefited a lot from the relative lack of law enforcement in Thailand yourself.
HUH?
I have always had the correct visa the whole time i have lived here
past 28 years either a wp & Non B visa, having a thai child or Retirement extension and Non O visa
before that, they didn't care if you lived here on a tourist visa and beside during that time i also was traveling between here, HK, Tibet, Nepal, India, Bali, Korea & Europe all the time
...This is a 72 year old woman who comes to Thailand once every 2 years at the most. The officer grilled her because she couldn't exactly remember my address on her entry form.
ok, sad for her but,,, gf sister, husband and sisters, kids visited us last year, they also didn't write anything on the form as to where they were staying an couldn't contact me, held them up, ( 7 of them) for an hour till eventually he booked a hotel.
Cant blame immigration for doing their job.. It is what it is....
Your statement was that "immigration doing their job" (as you say above) was not having an effect on "real tourists". That only people trying to cheat and scam were being affected by immigration policies. By your own story though, that is not the case. 20 years ago when Western tourism was at its highest, there were no such incidents. Increasingly draconian immigration is most definitely affecting Thai tourism and the perception by those overseas. I absolutely *can* blame immigration for doing an unnecessary job that is harmful to tourism. The fact that it is the new normal doesn't mean you can simply discount its effect.

So you can continue to blame the victim for not being exactly what Thailand wants in a visitor. But as Thailand's stated goal is that they want more tourists, then you must accept their current path towards increasingly aggressive and less welcoming immigration enforcement is not just affecting scammers and cheats. Real tourists are being dissuaded from coming as well.
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am

i flew in to Thailand 5 or 6 times last year, each time on the 30 day visa exempt stamp, and i extended the stamp twice at the immigration office, no problems

the thai baht is strong, but still it still beats living in the UK, i just have to bring more spends than i used to lol
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by hunter8 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
i flew in to Thailand 5 or 6 times last year, each time on the 30 day visa exempt stamp, and i extended the stamp twice at the immigration office, no problems
Hmm... “real tourists“ don’t do that.
And how many temples have you seen?
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by Seasquatch » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 am

hunter8 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
i flew in to Thailand 5 or 6 times last year, each time on the 30 day visa exempt stamp, and i extended the stamp twice at the immigration office, no problems
Hmm... “real tourists“ don’t do that.
And how many temples have you seen?
I have a feeling he's been between a few holy mountains over there :stir:
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:04 pm

hunter8 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
i flew in to Thailand 5 or 6 times last year, each time on the 30 day visa exempt stamp, and i extended the stamp twice at the immigration office, no problems
Hmm... “real tourists“ don’t do that.
And how many temples have you seen?
i go to the temples often, have done for years, when i lived in SHV i used to go alone at least once a month to give offerings and gain merit
i went to Wat Huai Yai two weeks ago
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:05 pm

Seasquatch wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:59 am
hunter8 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
i flew in to Thailand 5 or 6 times last year, each time on the 30 day visa exempt stamp, and i extended the stamp twice at the immigration office, no problems
Hmm... “real tourists“ don’t do that.
And how many temples have you seen?
I have a feeling he's been between a few holy mountains over there :stir:
haha :plus1: :beer3:
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Re: Baht will continue to remain strong throughout 2020

Post by hunter8 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:10 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:04 pm
hunter8 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:21 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
i flew in to Thailand 5 or 6 times last year, each time on the 30 day visa exempt stamp, and i extended the stamp twice at the immigration office, no problems
Hmm... “real tourists“ don’t do that.
And how many temples have you seen?
i go to the temples often, have done for years, when i lived in SHV i used to go alone at least once a month to give offerings and gain merit
i went to Wat Huai Yai two weeks ago
Oh. In that case you may have a privilege of more that 3 visa exempt entries. But i am not sure. Phuketrichard is the highest authority to know who is true and who is not. Let’s wait for his reply if you are still welcome in Thailand.
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