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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 11th 2020, 4:04 am
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Flying in/out of Doha

If as seems likely the Ukrainian crash was a trigger happy goon then it would seem reasonable that the need to be more sure of what is going on has escalated to its more appropriate critical level...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 8th 2020, 6:50 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,701
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Iran - You leaving or staying?

You'd have to think Qatar would be fairly safe. Large reason for the blockade was their general friendliness and support for Iran and included withdrawing from the coalition fighting in Yemen. Iran...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 19th 2019, 5:20 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,066
Posted By martinbkk

Re: QATAR- what to bring

Lard
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Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 20th 2019, 3:20 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Internet Access- Privacy and Security

The router likely has remote access enabled so they can do that sort of thing. I bet they get hundreds of calls a day but assuming you can log in to the router and access its management screens you...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 7th 2019, 5:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Gitex

Gitex, exhibition for Gits?
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2019, 12:04 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,062
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Dubai

Continentally speaking all of the Gulf region is in Asia.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 16th 2019, 5:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,173
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Doha - Reputable real estate agents (rentals)

Not so much any more. Since the arse fell out of the 12 month rental market a lot are offering "no commission". Simply put they are hurting with serious pain and a lot offering 6 and 3 month terms...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 5th 2019, 3:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By martinbkk

Re: boats

What about some thoughts and prayers. They seem to do the trick after the most outrageously heinous events.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 5th 2019, 3:33 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By martinbkk

Re: boats

Shades of Captain Pugwash all round.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 20th 2019, 8:06 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,251
Posted By martinbkk

Re: no salary for 4 months

It's one thing to have laws and statutes but where is the benefit when those charged with enforcing them are beholden to, in the pay of, in thrall of, the accused?
Qatar has implemented such laws,...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2019, 3:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,970
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, 3:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,173
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, 2:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,082
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, 2:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By martinbkk

Re: Spotify

And there was me thinking it was some sort of bizarre "aid!" :lol:
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2019, 10:01 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,368
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, 6:17 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,564
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, 5:42 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,938
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: 470
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, 9:07 am
Replies: 33
Views: 5,108
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, 8:41 am
Replies: 5
Views: 851
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.
...
Mar 13th 2019, 8:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 938
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, 10:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 938
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 7th 2019, 12:28 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,718
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, 4:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By martinbkk

Re: VPN recommendations

ExpressVPN, just plain works,nuff said.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 3rd 2019, 1:59 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,428
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?
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