mas fred

mas fred 

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mas fred posted on the thread pass the pigs on the Ho Chi Minh City forum

wjwoodward wrote:

Hi Mi_Ara,

Don't pay any attention to Fred... as you can probably tell, he's really into SHEEP anyway. Pigs don't interest him very much unless they're on a spit with an apple in their mouth, turning slowly over hot coals.  :D

Oi, I'm one of those funny Muslims dudes, so no pig stuff for me.
I'll pop over and suicide bomb you later, but you have to pay the air fair and provide a hotel.
Obviously, a one way ticket will be fine.

In case anyone is offended by my lousy joke, I am a Muslim dude , so I can joke about myself with no one claiming I'm bigoted.
Just to get really complicated, my family are Christians, the ones that bother with religion, but we were Jewish until the turn of the 20th century.
That's a hell of a mix.

Now, about that ticket.....

mas fred posted on the thread Job In Bali on the Indonesia forum

happyhour wrote:

The original post is gone.....

That's OK, you quoted the OP, so the warning about illegal working and the potential for that company to be a dodgy employer is in place,

mas fred posted on the thread Job In Bali on the Indonesia forum

happyhour wrote:

To ad on Mas Fred:

The fine can be up to Rp 500.000.000 and 5 years prison.

In that case.....
I believe the work permit in Bali is double at 2,400 USD.

........If I understood Roy's previous post correctly.

There we go, I win the oneupmanship contest. :D

mas fred posted on the thread Credit Card Payment on the Vietnam forum

Jaitch wrote:

mas fred wrote:

Perhaps I'm not so wrong.

VietNam has strict currency controls on the transmission of money, especially if transmitted by or through electronic means. This is why there are so many discussions in the VN section of moving money out of the country.

This not about bank accounts, it's about moving money out. Period.

It is not, but I did want to correct your libel and general misinformation about HSBC, a bank I've found to be very helpful, and about as handy as you can get for a traveller.
To suggest their security key is "stupid" is less than reasonable, as are the rest of your comments about that bank.
In fact, their efforts to improve security are a great plus for that bank, and one of many reasons I recommend them as a good bank for expats to consider.

mas fred posted on the thread Job In Bali on the Indonesia forum

To the OP - Please state if you are willing to get the required paperwork to make the employee legal in Indonesia.

To potential employees.
If the company fails to provide the correct paperwork, you could go to prison for several years, pay a large fine and be deported at your own expense.

mas fred posted on the thread Job In Bali on the Indonesia forum

The company offering the work MUST apply for the KITAS after they have got the work permit.
A person married to an Indonesian, and holding a KITAP, can do the job with only a work permit, as the KITAP will allow work IF the company provides the work permit.

mas fred posted on the thread Credit Card Payment on the Vietnam forum

Jaitch wrote:

mas fred wrote:

If you have a HSBC account in one country, it should be really easy to open one in another, as long as you can meet the legal requirements to do so.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. I would expect someone rated as an 'expert' to research answers more carefully. VietNam has many controls/regulations you don't have in Indon, or even other countries, which make it a 'black hole' for hard currencies..

If you have a HSBC in one country, they will help you open a HSBC bank account in any country they're active in.
As I said, you have to meet local requirements to do so.
I think you need to read the whole post before you comment.

Perhaps I'm not so wrong.

http://hsbcvncareer.com/en/jobseekers/n … e/35A4ED90

mas fred posted on the thread Indians in tangerang?? on the Jakarta forum

navaldarji wrote:

Hi Shyam

Here Milk Is Called Susu...In Giant Mall You Can Find Many Good Ones...and regarding butter Milk you can Try To Make It By Urself Using plain Yogurt Which You Can Get Giant mall Too..

Regards
Naval

It is, but the Australian milk I mentioned is called, milk.
Makes it easy for us. :D

mas fred posted on the thread Credit Card Payment on the Vietnam forum

Jaitch wrote:

HSBC has much in common with the rear end of donkeys. Dumb, dumb, dumb and obstinate.
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I have no problems at all with them.
I find them very helpful.

Jaitch wrote:

Your problem is the Chip/Pin will not permit CNIP (Customer Not In Person Transactions).

Will it not?
I've used it - and telephone banking - and internet banking, including not in person transactions.

a stupid Code Key from HSBC

Ah, that'll be the anti fraud thing you get free from HSBC, that helps prevent naughty people stealing from your account.
Yes, very stupid, if you like thieves.

mas fred posted on the thread Credit Card Payment on the Vietnam forum

Should I wish, I can use my HSBC debit card in cash machines in any country, or I can make payments in shops using the chip and pin or card swipe machines.
As long as the card has one of the internationally used logos on it, you can do the same.
Credit cards are exactly the same. I do have a credit card, but I haven't used it in years.
Remember, if you make a transaction outside your home country, there are very likely to be extra charges, more so with a credit, rather than a debit, card.

mas fred posted on the thread Maverick looking for Goose in Chiang Mai! on the Chiang Mai forum

Age isn't of much concern if you're just looking for a travel mate.
Gender is of the same concern - not a lot.
In this case, our esteemed OP seems to be looking for a pal to hang around with and dig out a little understanding of the local situation.
That sounds like an excellent idea.

mas fred posted on the thread Credit Card Payment on the Vietnam forum

If you have a HSBC account in one country, it should be really easy to open one in another, as long as you can meet the legal requirements to do so.

mas fred posted on the thread Indians in tangerang?? on the Jakarta forum

Shyam1234 wrote:

We're can I get cow milk which is pasteurized

Milk is easy.
Giant supermarket have Greenfields Australian milk.
Top quality stuff.

mas fred posted on the thread Fred went a wandering. on the Indonesia forum

The street beggars are a big problem, especially the kids.
The vast majority are controlled by an adult (or older kid), so the money they collect doesn't go to them, but to the controller.
The women with a small child or two commonly rent the kid for the day.

mas fred posted on the thread New member on the Jakarta forum

Evash Hetti wrote:

Any ideas on where to eat and shop in south jakarta guys?

It depends what you like.
There's everything from little street food sellers, through McD and KFC, right up to the posh restaurants in malls and so on.
As for shopping - I do most of mine in Alfamart and Giant.

I dislike the big malls aimed at the rich (and silly expats) because they're always massively overpriced.
Looking for a push chair a few days ago - Mothercare's prices were well into the silly millions, but we got a top quality unused second hand one for Rp600,000.
By unused, the plastic wrapping was still on most of it.
Good old internet advertising and tokobagus.

mas fred posted on the thread making friendship from all over the world on the Guangzhou forum

I met a lot of Chinese people when I was back in the UK.
Their stories about China, and many tales of how they were trafficked to the UK, were extremely interesting, and gave me a wonderful insight into Chinese culture, lifestyles and the perils of dealing with the snakehead gangs.

mas fred posted on the thread Presidential election on the Indonesia forum

My understanding after 'conversations' I won't elaborate on:

The R/W group will change the law and impeach Jokowi "legally", and allow the new president to be elected by them.
They will elect Prabowo. who will become the 'popular' president dictator.
Parliamentary elections will then either be scrapped or fixed to make sure R/W keep a majority.
New order MKII is in place.

The only factor not decided is the people, and possible mass protests.
I see red being in the streets if they continue this madness.

As a note, this will badly damage the Indonesian economy - I wonder who in the circles of power happens to be moving their business and assets out of the country at this point.