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Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2019, 2:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By martinbkk

Re: New Ramadan Rules

For sure the region will remain essentially medieval long after we are all gone and yet every small step of progress should be encouraged. I'm not religious in the least and yet I have no issue with...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2019, 2:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Doha - Reputable real estate agents (rentals)

Was driving around just this last Friday and went up to drive around Lusail, crikey, as big as The Pearl and WestBay combined and a lot more than that. Lots of towers and lots of space for many more....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 3rd 2019, 1:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By martinbkk

Re: New sin tax.....

From my recent experiences spending time back in Doha where they did much the same (How do they all get the same ideas at once?) Prices in bars and hotels increased a bit, no where near 100%, its'...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 3rd 2019, 1:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Spotify

And there was me thinking it was some sort of bizarre "aid!" :lol:
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2019, 9:01 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,798
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

I’ve found the iPlayer service on my ATV to be scratchy of late. Mostly works fine but will throw errors from time to time usually on live news. Re-trying often works, sometimes it takes a few...
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2019, 5:17 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,319
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Qatar Living Costs (what do you budget?)

I'm just back in Doha for a short 2 month (and a bit) contract. Not been out and about much, Ramadan but it all looks much like I left it at the end of 2017. The train is apparently running but I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 24th 2019, 4:42 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,893
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Personal “Toys”

There is a fruit shop on Sukhmvit Soi 22, just across the road from the scruffy little bar area. As you walk out of the Queens Park hotel turn right and walk about 100-200m toward Sukhumvit road and...
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By martinbkk

re: Family reunion application (visa)

There might be someone here who can help but I think you are probably in the wrong place. Most on here are British nationals who are living and working abroad. In the first instance you should...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 9th 2019, 8:07 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,978
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Looking to relocate to Dubai for a few years

If you have friends and family in Dubai then you need to be visiting. Spend a few weeks, take time to absorb the bigger picture. Maybe try and do some Chamber of Commerce meets or other networking....
Forum: Middle East
Mar 13th 2019, 7:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Saudia turns back after mother forgets baby at the airport

Sounds like the plane was taxying and talking to the Saudia dispatcher after ATC.
That is a pretty simple one channel radio controller. I worked 32 years for PAE so have seen far too many of them.
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Mar 13th 2019, 7:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By martinbkk

Re: need for HK work permit

Thanks,that first web page tells me all I wanted to know. Had not found it in any of my searches related to Hong Kong work visas.
Mar 10th 2019, 9:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By martinbkk

need for HK work permit

Hi,
I have been retained as an external consultant by a company in Hong Kong. My duties include visits to Hong Kong, possibly 3 in total. One of approximately 2 weeks to carry out surveys at HK...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 6th 2019, 11:28 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,061
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Qatar...

Well....
I've worked in more than 50 countries over a 40 year career. Home is Thailand and has been for more than 20 years. These days I do quite a bit of consulting work mostly Hong Kong, China,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 28th 2019, 3:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By martinbkk

Re: VPN recommendations

ExpressVPN, just plain works,nuff said.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 3rd 2019, 12:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Qatar win 2019 AFC

Surely they all are. I mean, I thought you had to be a citizen of a country in order to be eligible to play. Only coaches can be foreigners. Or is that wrong?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 2nd 2019, 10:06 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Qatar win 2019 AFC

Good to see the Qataris showing they can do something, other than shop and eat. Feb 12 is Qatar Sports day, Guess they will make plenty out of it this year.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 31st 2019, 12:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Leaving KSA...hello DXB

They do make 3 seater sofas you know :blink:
Forum: Middle East
Jan 12th 2019, 9:00 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,918
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Moving to Abu Dhabi... single guy issues

That's what you call some seriously good logistics planning :thumbup:
Forum: Middle East
Dec 19th 2018, 5:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,661
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Possibility of Moving to Qatar - working as a Doctor GP

I was in there a couple of months back, just after the smoking ban, absolutely brilliant, huge improvement all round. Now if only they could arrange some actual living staff that have an eye open for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 19th 2018, 5:46 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By martinbkk

Re: AppleTV

Log in to your account on their web page and they have a set up instructions page. They get all faffy with it but all you just need to follow it through et voila!

Has worked without issue for me...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 19th 2018, 4:44 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By martinbkk

Re: AppleTV

AFAIK there's no way to run a vpn on the Apple TV itself but you do have a couple of options. I have a Express VPN account and can use their streaming DNS. Just set the the DNS manually in the Apple...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 28th 2018, 2:38 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,798
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

I've been watching iPlayer on my Apple TV4, Doesn't support vpn and running a vpn client on my router makes it crawl. But Express VPN gives me a DNS address to use for media streaming and bingo,...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 5th 2018, 1:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Make Whatsapp/messenger calls from UAE

I've used ExpressVPN for some years now, always works for me. Sometimes takes a minute to connect to some locations but there are plenty to choose from. You get 3 simultaneous connections on the...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2018, 1:59 am
Replies: 41
Views: 4,798
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

I've always found a great way to fix these annoying a**hats is to take their words literally. I'm sure in your case Samoa, Tahiti, Pitcairn Island, Nauru and numerous others would welcome the...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 2nd 2018, 1:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Make Whatsapp/messenger calls from UAE

That three letter acronym is once again all you need, VPN.
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