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A little secret that may save you time at Jomtien Immigration.

It's Labour Day weekend and as Labour Day falls on a Sunday this year, Monday will be an 'in-lieu' day holiday. The secret? Jomtien Immigration will open on Monday and very few people will be there as they assume it is closed for a national holiday. Get in there..... and out again super fast.

Note - Jomtien Immigration, (and we assume all similar departments countrywide), will be closed from Wed 4th May to Sun 8th May for the Coronation Day holiday. We recommend you don't go to Immigration on Monday 9th May if you can help it, it will be manic.
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Beautiful Asian lady........
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The 37th Bangkok International Motor Show, 23 March – 3 April 2016, Noon -10 pm at Challenger Hall, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani. ‪#‎thailand‬ ‪#‎motorshow‬

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Dread grips Thailand as Uranus enters astrologically perilous position http://buff.ly/1pa70M0 ‪#‎thailand‬ ‪#‎uranus‬

Prayers were offered and merit made across the country Sunday in a frantic effort by some to ward off any evil influence a planet 2.5 billion kilometers away may have on the nation.

The last time Uranus entered Aries 84 years ago marked the revolution that overthrew the absolute monarchy.

Rag - Can only guess what they think might happen this time around and it's far too risky to put in to words.
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Is it just me or have mosquitos got meaner in the last few years. It's as if some mad biochemist has re-engineered the mosi to be more than just a pain in the butt but a real threat to life in the tropics with mosi born infections like Zika and Dengue. #thailand #zika #dengue

Well hopefully the following one minute vid will make your day and bring peace to your sun deck.....

We think this solution should appeal to Rag reader's in particular as it's cheap........ no Smith & Wesson required. https://youtu.be/M1iH4DMz7QI
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Identity theft when buying a phone on the Eastern Seaboard. ‪#‎thailand‬ ‪#‎idtheft‬

A good friend of the Rag recently purchased a new mobile phone in one of the larger malls on the Eastern Seaboard, (not Pattaya).

He paid by credit card and recalls giving the shop assistant his mobile phone number when asked. He didn't give his old phone to the shop to transfer the data and walked away with a clean, boxed, new phone.

The next day he received email notifications that three transactions had been posted to his PayPal account. Transactions for goods purchased in shops in the same mall plus a payment for air-time on a mobile number which was not his. These totaled more than 15,000 baht so he immediately logged into PayPal to review the details. He was amazed how these charges had appeared in Paypal when he had used his SCB credit card to pay for his phone! The phone shop staff had his name, current mobile phone number and credit card number only… nothing more. With that info they somehow managed to
find and hack into his PayPal account … an account he has never accessed from any phone. Plus the shop staff never saw his old phone or even asked if he had a Paypal account.

They later changed his email and password on his PayPal account so he would not receive notifications for further bogus transactions. They then pushed through some more payments. Fortunately, PayPal have determined that the transactions were unauthorised and refunded the money back into Rag friend's account. So the crooks have the goods, Rag friend is not out of pocket and PayPal is investigating.

At first glance this looks like a pretty sophisticated ID theft. Maybe an expert out there can tell us how it's done.

Interestingly the first question PayPal asked the victim was did he use his phone on public wi-fi networks in malls and coffee shops. They suggested this was/is the easiest way for you to have the contents of your phone hacked. In this case, the victim has never used public wi-fi networks so that's not the answer and as already mentioned above, he had wi-fi off when in the mall. He only switches wi-fi on at home.

So a warning to you all. Maybe if you are asked for your phone number when shopping you should give a landline number.... if you still have one.
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Tourist Vytautas Bruzas from Lithuania has put together an 8min video of his 62 days of 'Livin' The Dream' in Thailand. ‪#‎thailand‬

If you are missing Thailand, watch this quality vid, it'll make you suicidal....... Our advice would be to stay away from balconies.. https://youtu.be/nHcY-scXA0g
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Harbor Mall update on the opening dates for some of it's attractions. ‪#‎pattaya‬ ‪#‎harbormall‬

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Consular Fees at the British Embassy in Bangkok ‪#‎britishembassy‬ ‪#‎thailand‬

Click on the following link for details - http://buff.ly/1Y926dJ
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Mamma Mia, Sterling has dropped below Baht 50 to 1 GBP for the first time in many, many months.

All appeared to be going swimmingly when the exchange rate pushed up to mid 50's but then Brexit surfaced and the GBP exchange rate took a dive. If that's not bad enough it's going to get worse before it get's better. The Brexit referendum is scheduled for 23rd June so the rate will remain in choppy waters until then at least.

US$ holding at around Baht 36 to 1 US$.

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THAI FOOTBALL fans look set to be able to watch forthcoming seasons of the Barclays Premier League after TrueVisions said yesterday that it was in talks with Qatar-based BeIN Sports over a sub-licensing agreement to air the top-flight English matches. http://buff.ly/1oLk1uU ‪#‎epl‬ ‪#‎thailand‬ ‪#‎truevision‬ ‪#‎cth‬

Rag - They've not yet disclosed if an exclusive agreement with Truevision so there may be hope for CTH subscribers. Hope but not much given the cost of the sub-license.
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Six past champions, led by world No.2 Park In-Bee, will be trying to win another title at the Honda LPGA Thailand which tees off today at Siam Country Club, Old Course. http://buff.ly/1Qz6XPo #pattaya #lpga

Six past champions, led by world No.2 Park In-Bee, will be trying to win another title at the Honda LPGA Thailand which tees off today at Siam Country Club, Old Course.

The 10th edition of the US$1.6 million tournament features 70 players including 17 of the top-20 players in the world rankings.
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Pattaya’s wicked essence remains defiantly intact, but around the fringes it’s softening and becoming more inclusive. If you welcome it with a dash of confidence and a pinch of adventure, Pattaya’s sun-kissed pursuit of happiness might prove irresistible, (Lonely Planet).

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