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Official Stuff & Laws / Re: 90 Day Report On-line
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Today at 05:43:49 PM »
That the 90 days always start counting again, when you enter Thailand and are given a new TM.6-card is correct to my knowledge and in accordance with reports on both Korat-Info and here.

When I do my extension of stay the officer always puts a new receipt for a 90 days report in my passport. I've never been told to go to the 90 days room to let them check and confirm.
Official Stuff & Laws / Re: 90 Day Report On-line
« Last post by KiwiCanadian on Today at 05:29:57 PM »
So on a slightly different question but related, as one leaves the country for a period of time (22 days in my recent case) the 90 days will start again from the date of arrival on my latest TM6 card???

I arrived back on the 14th of this month and my 90 day report was scheduled for the 12th of April but I think it will be the 12th of June 2019 now.

Are my assumptions correct?

Also the time I got my latest O-A visa in Korat (Dec last year) the Head lady said to do the first 90 day report come in and got to the shed out the back so that the peons there can make sure that you have entered all your information correctly

Official Stuff & Laws / Re: 90 Day Report On-line
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Today at 03:15:57 PM »
There are a couple of negative and also positive reports on Korat-Info. Several requirements/faults could be found out by those.

1. The online-report must be done 14 - 7 days before it is due.

2. It does not always work with every browser.

3. It depends upon the date of your T.M.6(Arrival/Departure)-card. Mine for example dates from 2005. Old ones were not put into the database, or at least Immigration's server does not find them, tells you to contact the next Immigration Office.
Official Stuff & Laws / 90 Day Report On-line
« Last post by Taman Tun on Today at 01:22:53 PM »
I wonder if anyone has tried the on-Line reporting?  My 90 days is just up and a lady at work says she will take my passport to Immigration.  I asked her about on-Line reporting and she said that she tried it once and it did not work.  Anyone had a better experience?
Home: Britain / Re: The Brexit
« Last post by Johnnie F. on March 16, 2019, 06:39:47 PM »
A poll ran by Civey today had almost 60% of respondents voting against agreeing to extend Brexit. Get it over with, and the sooner the EU will be fine again! The UK? They'll get what they voted for. Their problem now!
General Discussions / Re: Social media pics - A load of rubbish
« Last post by thaiga on March 16, 2019, 06:25:29 PM »
The very next day things are back to normal, three tons a day
First picture showed the deplorable state of the klong. The second a lovely clean canal after municipal workers had got to work.
But the third showed it was back to normal.
Official Stuff & Laws / booze ban in force
« Last post by thaiga on March 16, 2019, 04:13:51 PM »
No selling of alcohol will be allowed from 6 pm today until 6 pm tomorrow - as Sunday being pre-voting day - polling stations open for people unable to vote in their home provinces.  same again next weekend reports the 6pm to 6pm 23rd to 24th March. election day. 
Home: Britain / Re: The Brexit
« Last post by Taman Tun on March 15, 2019, 04:56:55 PM »
This from The Nation:-

No major harm to Thailand from Brexit, say experts businessMarch 15, 2019 01:00 By PHUWIT LIMVIPHUWAT
2,688 Viewed EXPERTS PREDICT that Brexit will have a limited impact on the Thai economy, saying that the biggest loser will be the United Kingdom itself.  On Tuesday, UK lawmakers rejected May’s Brexit agreement proposal by 391 to 242 votes in the House of Commons. On Wednesday, the no-deal Brexit option – a scenario in which the UK would leave the EU without any agreement in place – was also rejected by the Commons. The UK is due to leave the EU on March 29. UK lawmakers were voting last night on whether to request a Brexit date extension. “Research has shown that Brexit is the UK and the European Union’s problem,” said Paiboon Nalinthrangkurn, chairman of the Federation of Thai Capital Market Organisations (Fetco).

He argued that in the worst-case scenario where the UK leaves the EU with no-deal, the Thai economy may only take a 0.1- to 0.2-per-cent hit to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), while the UK would go into a recession in 2020, with a GDP growth contraction of 0.6 per cent, from an original forecast of 2-per-cent growth.  The Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade Negotiations (DTN) views the economic impacts of Brexit on the Thai economy as being unclear. “The impacts of recent developments concerning Brexit are still unclear. However, Brexit will mostly impact the UK’s economy,” said Auramon Supthaweethum, DTN director-general.   The UK had been preparing its customs [department] to cope with Brexit for some time, and predicted that Thai trade was unlikely to be disrupted by the event, she said.  “For example, they are prepared to establish and manage their own trade customs with their own customs officers,” she explained. However, the prospect of the UK leaving the EU may complicate the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between Thailand and the EU. Thailand is expecting to continue its Thai-EU FTA negotiations in the second half of this year after it was halted four years ago, Auramon said. “After the Thai election in March and the European Parliament election in May, the Thai-EU FTA negotiations will likely be back on the table,” she said.  “Brexit will not affect the Thai-EU FTA negotiations,” she assured, explaining that Thailand would continue to negotiate with the EU bloc without the UK if it decided to leave the EU.  “However, given that the UK is currently Thailand’s second largest trading partner in the EU, Thailand will also be seeking to establish an FTA with the UK after Brexit,” said Auramon.  Representatives from Thailand’s private sector have voiced their demand for an improvement in the ease of trade between the Kingdom and the EU, as well as with the UK, she added.  In 2018, Thailand’s trade with the UK was valued at Bt226 billion, with Thai exports accounting for up to Bt130 billion, according to the Thai Customs Department.  Meanwhile, one possible impact of Brexit on Thai trade is on the country-specific quota tax on Thai exports to the EU, according to the director-general.  Currently, Thai exports such as rice and cassava would be taxed at a higher rate if the quantity exported to the EU exceeded the set quota. “When the UK leaves the EU, there may a need to make amendments to the quota of goods, as the UK will also need to establish their own separate quota on Thai exports,” she explained.  Auramon said Thailand would negotiate a new post-Brexit quota with both the UK and the EU and she guaranteed that it would not be any lower than the current EU quota, which includes the UK.  Hiroki Matsumata, president of the Japan External Trade Organisation Bangkok (Jetro Bangkok) and Asean’s chief representative, said: “The direct impacts of Brexit on the Thai economy are going to be limited. However, it is still too soon to say what the positive and negative indirect impacts of the historic break-up are going to be. “For Japanese firms in Thailand, both Brexit and the US-China trade war represent the rise of protectionist trends around the world. However, Japanese firms believe Thailand and other Asean members champion free trade and that after Brexit, Thailand will continue to push for more free trade with the EU and the UK,” he said.

A file photo of Prasat Hin Phimai at Phimai historical park in Nakhon Ratchasima. Photo: Net ohhayo / Wikimedia Commons

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — After the success of its first outing in the southern province of Krabi, a contemporary art biennale has chosen Isaan’s biggest province to host its return next year.

Nakhon Ratchasima will host the next Thailand Biennale in 2020, promising art installations by local and international artists in the city, as well as natural and historical sites.

The festival aims to run for four months beginning in May 2020 in three areas – Korat, the district of Phimai and Khao Yai National Park.

Khao Yai National Park is the third largest national park in Thailand. Phimai formerly belonged to the Khmer empire and is famous for the Prasat Hin Phimai, Khmer temple ruins with impressive architecture at a grand scale.

The Thailand Biennale Korat 2020 will be organized by the Culture Ministry’s Contemporary Art and Culture Office with a budget of over 100 million baht.

Thailand Biennale launched late last year in Krabi under the theme “Edge of the Wonderland.” The recently concluded festival featured nearly 60 artists from around the world showing art at venues including beaches, mountains and islands.

It was one of three “first” biennales to hit the kingdom last year. The more mainstream Bangkok Art Biennale is also tipped to return in 2020, as is the proudly noncommercial Bangkok Biennial.

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