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Many people use distilled water to fill up their automotive batteries. So I guess, gas stations will sell it, sometimes labeled as battery fluid with electrolyte and colored, sometimes as pure distilled water. I have even bought this from Makro before in 6-packs.

LAZADA sells it in single bottles

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/800-i154610633-s182265177.html

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/1-dso-battery-fluid-1lt-high-performacne-pure-distilled-water-i245153813-s377257386.html

Another option would be buying one of those machines for distilling yourself; just be careful when distilling the rice wine and drinking the product. ;)

https://www.lazada.co.th/products/55l-304-shochu-i162768572-s196594506.html
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Korat News / What’s behind the horrific child-drowning figures
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 19, 2018, 09:31:26 AM »
Re: “Autistic girl drowns in Nakhon Ratchasima” and “Two children drown after being left alone”, Around Thailand, November 15 and 16.

Each year in Thailand, children drown with distressing frequency. Drowning is the No 1 cause of death in Thai children under the age of 15 – higher than fatalities from infectious and non-infectious diseases, and two times higher than from traffic accidents.

Both reports cited tell of children falling into ponds while playing and then drowning.   

The best way of preventing this is the close care and attention of parents. Don’t leave children alone in situations where they are too young to take care of themselves. Warning young kids of the dangers posed by large bodies of water is also a good idea.

Crucially, far too few Thai children are taught to swim. Training more to do so would surely cut the horrifying drowning statistics. 

Sutipunt Bongsununt

The Nation

Teaching to swim alone is not the fix in my opinion; then also affordable and safe opportunities to practice must be provided. When I was a kid, we were all taught to swim, practicing was possible in the many public swimming pools with life guards on duty. Admission fees were affordable. But in the last years more of those public swimming pools closed, because the towns couldn't afford to run and maintain them anymore. People did not use them as much anymore and their revenues ran low, while the costs for maintenance increased.

Here in Korat swimming pools are provided mainly by big hotels and resorts; but for a fee they can also be used by people not residing there. Then there is a water park at the zoo.


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To all you learned people out there.

Having recently returned to Korat, I am looking where I can get distilled water for drinking etc, most shops only seem to have mineral drinking water, which is ok but some of my requirements require the use of distilled water.

Any help is appreciated.

KC
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Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Last post by Roger on November 17, 2018, 01:54:00 PM »
OK Johnnie - thanks.

I remember Saf and Lebowski well. To be getting a 1000 looks a day is good !

They say you're as old as you feel - but that's the trouble isn't it ? ATB
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House Builder's Forum / Re: Fitted kitchens, bedrooms & furniture
« Last post by livram on November 17, 2018, 12:23:59 PM »
Are these people still in business? Have been trying to contact but nobody answers or responds to telephone or SMS messages.
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Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 17, 2018, 10:25:44 AM »
Quote from: Roger on k-f
I'd be really sad to see KFart close after all the effort.

No, Roger, it won't close. All the relevant and good work put into it by members in the last nine years will remain for those who want to look up information; it won't go the same way as the old koratfarang.com. It is now a fully developed site with an abundance of information and well known on the web.

Luckily koratfart.com did not become as chaotic to the point, where sorting the information is just too much work. But as far as the addition of new and more information is concerned, hings will go a little slower than before. By the time some outdated and irrelevant posts will be removed. But sending the whole to the dustbin now, when one member declared himself unable to carry on, would mean betraying all those who contributed valuable information before. This were against forum ethics. If the number of unique visitors would drop significantly like below 100 in 24 hours, this could be thought about, but at the moment we got more than a 1,000 - and without cheating: the figure is real!

I'm sure, if I offered a developed site like this for sale, I could get a good price from somebody who'd want to run ads on. But that is out of the question, too! I will just preserve the work notable members like thaiga, Saf, Lebowski, dirtydog and more put into this forum. That no other or new members add or update info cannot be a reason to forget or even destroy what others have done for us farangs in Korat in the last years. Maybe somebody with energy and ideas will still come along. I myself am getting old as well after almost 30 years in Korat.
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More than nine years later...

Koratfart.com is still there, but a decision should be made anytime soon, how or whether things go on. just closing and deleting it would mean betraying all those great contributors and the farangs of Korat. We did already loose all that great content lots of farangs in Korat put much effort into collecting and posting on the old koratfarang.com..

So, what to do? :)
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Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Last post by Johnnie F. on November 16, 2018, 07:11:52 PM »
Hi Fartie, long time no see! What happened to your impressive avatar? :)

You're right, Forums should be passed on after a while. The problem is: Who wants to carry on without having any benefits? Who wants to be scolded by brainless people, who don't understand the amount of work and thinking it takes to get a forum off the ground and going? Today people rather ask what to get from a community instead of what to give to a community. The balancing between those two is very difficult. One needs ideas and initiatives. As the internet is something still relatively new, there are hardly any to advance already existing projects instead of starting new ones. So many promising projects end up in the dustbin when there should be a generation change only.
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Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Last post by Fartie on November 16, 2018, 06:14:30 PM »
Glad the board made it so far, a record for Korat! Aren't there any young people to carry on?
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Korat & Isaan Forums Support Desk / Re: Future of KoratFart.com
« Last post by Level11 on November 16, 2018, 03:17:25 PM »
Right, JF, that's what we could use: a web board full of classified information, no meaningless chatting, no fighting!

 :salute

Level11
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