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    You thinking of moving there fish? Then you become a mod here again and post from there. Billsey can move with you and play blackjack
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    Was there last month, but not on the beach...Cambodia has gambling and beautiful women and some underrated resorts...Thailand's neighbor
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    Like VD said, Cambodia is a cheaper, more raw (in terms of poverty and crime) version of Thailand. If you are thinking about moving there, keep in mind that in a lot of the areas the internet is VERY slow and goes down completely almost daily.

    Good beaches, cheap food and drink, nice and friendly people.

    Rampant poverty, noticeable levels of crime, unstable government.

    Overall a good country to visit but I couldn't see myself living there for an extended period of time, at least with the way things are right now (still in the early stages of development). Thailand would be the better choice between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    Like VD said, Cambodia is a cheaper, more raw (in terms of poverty and crime) version of Thailand. If you are thinking about moving there, keep in mind that in a lot of the areas the internet is VERY slow and goes down completely almost daily.

    Good beaches, cheap food and drink, nice and friendly people.

    Rampant poverty, noticeable levels of crime, unstable government.

    Overall a good country to visit but I couldn't see myself living there for an extended period of time, at least with the way things are right now (still in the early stages of development). Thailand would be the better choice between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetplane View Post
    but u sure can bet! >
    If you mean moving there to bet for a living, it wouldn't be feasible in my opinion.

    Not good enough banking facilities, and add the inconsistency of electricity and internet...it just wouldn't be possible at this point. Maybe 5-10 years down the road.

    Like I said, Thailand would be a much better choice all around. The internet is reliable, banking is pretty solid, and there are ways around everything else.
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    oh i know fish wanted to know about moving there... i've never been there for more than a month.
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    Geezus, I have no intentions of moving there.

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    oops, took a few other posters' comments out of context. my bad. it's still a pretty sweet place! hah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    If you mean moving there to bet for a living, it wouldn't be feasible in my opinion.

    Not good enough banking facilities, and add the inconsistency of electricity and internet...it just wouldn't be possible at this point. Maybe 5-10 years down the road.

    Like I said, Thailand would be a much better choice all around. The internet is reliable, banking is pretty solid, and there are ways around everything else.
    Just the opposite in Thailand...one thing though, it is illegal to gamble in Thailand....although some sports books can be bought up on the internet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO DINOSAUR View Post
    Just the opposite in Thailand...one thing though, it is illegal to gamble in Thailand....although some sports books can be bought up on the internet..
    My Ex-Partner is a local book in Phucket, as long as he doesnt get involved with the locals he doesnt have a problem with the authorities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
    Geezus, I have no intentions of moving there.


    move to Idaho

    Idaho and Cambodia ...about the same ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by winbet View Post
    My Ex-Partner is a local book in Phucket, as long as he doesnt get involved with the locals he doesnt have a problem with the authorities.
    It would seem to me that if somebody wanted to make a decent income in a place like Pattaya, booking wouldn't be such a bad idea, as long as you can take action on soccer for the Brits and rugby for the Aussies.

    Too risky for me, even though you could buy your way out of trouble most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
    Geezus, I have no intentions of moving there.

    I guess I misunderstood your question.

    It is a great place to go on vacation, for short periods of time. The prices can't be beat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    It would seem to me that if somebody wanted to make a decent income in a place like Pattaya, booking wouldn't be such a bad idea, as long as you can take action on soccer for the Brits and rugby for the Aussies.

    Too risky for me, even though you could buy your way out of trouble most likely.
    I was told specifically not to start booking....could be a little trouble with the locals...there are various hold-em games around town and a few backgammon games...

    The only way you could book is to become an agent and let your customers bet online....sportsbooks still appear on the internet in Pattaya...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    If you mean moving there to bet for a living, it wouldn't be feasible in my opinion.

    Not good enough banking facilities, and add the inconsistency of electricity and internet...it just wouldn't be possible at this point. Maybe 5-10 years down the road.

    Like I said, Thailand would be a much better choice all around. The internet is reliable, banking is pretty solid, and there are ways around everything else.
    Would it be fair to say that - like many other countries outside USA - an American wanting to relocate for any significant time period would be best to keep most of his assets stateside and available via normal banking transfers etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishhead View Post
    Geezus, I have no intentions of moving there.

    Hell no...Give up the life in north St Petersburg FL? Not a chance, eh?
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    The only thing I know about Cambodia is when Chris Hansen of To Catch a Predator fame did a Dateline piece on Americans going to Cambodia to get laid by 7 year old girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barman View Post
    Would it be fair to say that - like many other countries outside USA - an American wanting to relocate for any significant time period would be best to keep most of his assets stateside and available via normal banking transfers etc?
    I guess it would depend on whether or not you want to pay taxes..



    If you are retiring to a place like Thailand, there are certain requirements that you must meet (assuming you are moving there on a retirement visa - only for those 50 or older), such as having 800,000 baht (about $22,500), and proving that you have a certain amount of incoming coming in from savings, pension, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    I guess it would depend on whether or not you want to pay taxes..



    If you are retiring to a place like Thailand, there are certain requirements that you must meet (assuming you are moving there on a retirement visa - only for those 50 or older), such as having 800,000 baht (about $22,500), and proving that you have a certain amount of incoming coming in from savings, pension, etc.
    Good thing is that when you deposit the 20,000 grand, you can take it all out in a matter of days...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO DINOSAUR View Post
    Good thing is that when you deposit the 20,000 grand, you can take it all out in a matter of days...
    Really, that is even better.

    Actually had a close friend make the move a few weeks ago (to Bangkok, not Pattaya), I will pass this info along to him as I don't think he knows he can withdraw it.

    Thanks.

    As for me, I am too young to retire permanently there, although I am considering staying for a long time. Can't be on a retirement visa, gotta be a 1 year ED visa or else I will have to make border runs monthly - and no one enjoys that after the first few trips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    Really, that is even better.

    Actually had a close friend make the move a few weeks ago (to Bangkok, not Pattaya), I will pass this info along to him as I don't think he knows he can withdraw it.

    Thanks.

    As for me, I am too young to retire permanently there, although I am considering staying for a long time. Can't be on a retirement visa, gotta be a 1 year ED visa or else I will have to make border runs monthly - and no one enjoys that after the first few trips!
    Depends on where you go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intrinzik View Post
    Really, that is even better.

    Actually had a close friend make the move a few weeks ago (to Bangkok, not Pattaya), I will pass this info along to him as I don't think he knows he can withdraw it.

    Thanks.

    As for me, I am too young to retire permanently there, although I am considering staying for a long time. Can't be on a retirement visa, gotta be a 1 year ED visa or else I will have to make border runs monthly - and no one enjoys that after the first few trips!
    You only get 3 visa runs in a calendar year...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIEJO DINOSAUR View Post
    You only get 3 visa runs in a calendar year...
    Prior to earlier this week (when immigration rules significantly changed), you were allowed 3 border runs, for 30 days each with a visa exemption stamp. After those were used up, you would have to make a 4th border run and get a Tourist Visa which would be valid for 60 days (you could also apply for one before you leave for your trip from the Thai embassy in your respective country, and do this in reverse order). After those 60 was up, you could simply extend for a further 30 days.

    Add all that up and you get 180 days. You can then repeat the process for the next 6 months..and every 6 months there after.

    Now here is the important, updated part. The immigration rules were significantly altered a couple of days ago, specifically dealing with border runs for a 30 day visa exemption stamp. The new rule states that when you go do a border run, to a country that has a LAND BORDER with Thailand, you will only get a 15 day visa exemption, instead of the previous 30 day.

    The only way you will be able to get a 30 day visa exemption stamp is if you fly into Thailand. Right now, it is unclear whether or not the 3 stamps in 6 months rule has been overturned, but there is wide speculation that it has been.

    Overall, this will simply make more people get a Tourist Visa, and you will have to do more border runs after your first 120 days (visa exemption stamp + Tourist Visa). It will be interesting to see how long this new rule lasts.


    At any rate, this probably will not effect me if I decide to move there, thanks to a 1-year ED visa which is fairly easily obtained - if you know the right company.

    Hopefully some of the information I have posted above will help people better understand the wacky and ever changing world of Thai immigration.
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