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    • Lao News Site
      By stumpy · Posted
      Means lots more Chinese workers here ahead of the flood of the loud, spitting Chinese tourists.  I wonder how the Thai rail system will handle any increase in traffic.
    • Shipping Container Homes
      By TizMe · Posted
      GBP130k to build - I wonder what it would have cost if "normal" construction methods were used? 
    • Shipping Container Homes
      By Stocky · Posted
      The final building from the Grand Designs episode above, used 4 containers, cost GBP130k to build.
    • Thai Elite Visa Good or Bad
      By Morlar · Posted
        Does being an 'Elite' visa holder somehow exempt you from all the other paperwork hassles in Thailand? I don't think it does. Funnily enough I never see anyone singing abut how great it is either. I think those that jumped on when it was first launched many years ago were too embarrassed to tell anyone they had one. I honestly don't see any value in the visa, married or unmarried. You want a limo, jump into one of the many services available for walk in customers. You want to play golf? Well, go play golf. You need an Elite visa for that? My last annual extension took around ten minutes. So, what does the money buy you, 15 or 20 minutes at immigration? ฿100,000 annually? Yeah, value if you fly daily and would otherwise use the banknotes to light cigars. Yes, but the money is still yours. How did this small but significant point evade you.
    • Problems re-entering Singapore because of unpaid taxes?
      By Noah · Posted
      Thank you once again TizMe for your reply. I really appreciate you giving effort to help me out. As in my case, I was terminated and was given 2 weeks notice. IRAS sent me a demand letter for payment. It was also included in the letter that my former company will have to share for my tax but it was a minimal amount, which I recalled to be only 200 SGD. The last conversation I had with my HR, I remember them saying that the 200 SGD amount I mentioned earlier was deducted from my last salary. They told me that it would be paid to my tax and it was the share of the company. They added that it was standard that it be deducted from my salary. They did not hold my last salary. I don't know why but I presumed that they know for a fact that I will seek another employment and will try to pay it if I get employed again, which I tried but wasn't fortunate to get one.         Thank you Bazzoir for sharing your experience. I think you have a point and maybe it's also possible that if I try to get back Singapore, they will let me in but won't let me out if I leave without paying. I only wish to clear things because I don't really want to have a bad record in SG. I may not be able to get another job there, but I would definitely want to bring my family for a pleasure trip someday.