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General Discussions / Sukhumvit 13-19
« Last post by Taman Tun on Today at 06:35:44 PM »
I am currently doing some work down in Bangkok and have been staying around Sukumvit 13-19. Here are TT’s jaundiced opinions of some of the establishments in the area. (Sukhumvit 11 is excluded because it is just for tourists). 
Starting with Soi 19, there is an Argentinian steakhouse at the Sukhumvit end.  I have never personally tried it but a colleague from Saudi went there with some friends. The bill was horrendous even by Western standards..but they all may have been a little bit drunk.
Further down the Soi is the Black Swan. They do pints of Tiger for 120Bht which is quite a good price for Bangkok.  There seems to be a high percentage of dodgy characters amongst their customers.  Last time I went there was an American with an extremely loud voice trying to get a couple of people involved in one of his scams.
After that, there is the Beer Garden which is an oasis of sanity.  They have a good menu which is mainly farang, but some good Thai items.  Tiger on draft.  It is quite popular with elderly gentlemen accompanied by young ladies who are definitely not their grand-daughters.
I may be proven wrong but nothing much seems to happen in Soi 15.
This leaves Soi 13 which is the temporary home of the Old German Beer House (OGBH).  The OGBH used to be in Soi 11 but the site is being re-developed as a hotel.  OGBH will move back there once the re-development is complete.  I went there on Sunday and it was full of the usual bunch of customers.  Food is just a stodgy as ever.  Nothing much else doing in Soi 13 as far as I can make out.
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General Discussions / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Today at 10:13:48 AM »
What does this mean the forum is no more? :-(

No, the forum will still be there, but drag on with far less posts, unless some old or new members start posting and participating more. I can understand thaiga. But I alone cannot make up for the other Korat expats' lack of participation. I got lots of other things of my own interest to take care of right now. This forum or also Korat-Info.com are not my main "job".

The Korat expats are asked, whether they still want thaiga to feed them with info and ideas to discuss about. I'm only the admin, offering a service. Maybe the answer to thaiga's tiredness should be looked for somewhere else...
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General Discussions / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Kev on Today at 10:01:33 AM »
What does this mean the forum is no more? :-(

Best of luck Thaiga.
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General Discussions / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Today at 09:47:56 AM »
Sorry to see you give up! 10 years are a long time for a forum. Nature took its toll on the members, too. Some passed away, others aged and lost their strength, got burned out. I hope, you recover yours, thaiga! In any case, thanks for your commitment helping the expats of Korat and Isaan!

 :cheers
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General Discussions / Re: Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by Taman Tun on Today at 02:55:31 AM »
Hi Thaiga,
Very sorry to hear that.  Your efforts on here have been much appreciated.  Why don’t you take a break over Christmas and then come back fully refreshed in the New Year?
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General Discussions / Goodbye from thaiga
« Last post by thaiga on Today at 12:22:20 AM »
Wishing all a happy christmas and of course a fantastic new year, thanks for those who have followed me along my merry way, but the way things are going behind the scenes are not my cup of tea, although i have struggled along with no replies and very little help from my own team at times, that's all part of the game. i enjoyed most of it, a roger  ;)

good luck to all from Thaiga





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General Discussions / Re: Cinema - Locked up abroad
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 09:14:29 PM »
No sympathy whatever.  He knew the rules. You just don’t break them in a place like Saudi.
how did i know you would comment on that film :salute
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Half as serious and less / Re: Travelers Camp Raid
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 09:00:26 PM »
anyone with any knowledge of as you say pikies travellers or the likes of would know you are walking into danger. like the article states

 the 'tables were turned' when the raiders themselves came under attack. The attackers were chased across fields in all directions to flee the scene and residents used their own vehicles to ram parked cars, disabling some of them and preventing escape.
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General Discussions / Re: Cinema - Locked up abroad
« Last post by Taman Tun on Yesterday at 07:59:34 PM »
No sympathy whatever.  He knew the rules. You just don’t break them in a place like Saudi.
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Half as serious and less / Travelers Camp Raid
« Last post by Taman Tun on Yesterday at 07:03:11 PM »
Here is a story from the DM.  I am fully sympathetic to the aims of these guys, but I wonder how much thought went into it.  Maybe they were all in the pub and one of them said “Hey, let’s go and raid the pikey camp and steal all of their money.”
https://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-6381361/Masked-gang-terrorised-travellers-site-armed-machetes-jailed-200-years.html
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