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August 23, 2017, 02:39:49 PM

Author Topic: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod  (Read 5232 times)

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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2015, 11:10:36 PM »
Gf I think mid so. Quote me 1m baht. I ask for discount she say around 700k baht.

So ex 30ksgd

That's a lot of money. If her parents return you most of it, it's still ok. It's not as if they are really selling their daughter to you.
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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 11:23:41 PM »
when it comes to thai Sin Sod... alot of pattern.... but basically... the SinSod main motive, is to show the girl's side of the family that the man marrying her, is able to take financially take care of her...

some companies in Thailand, actually give out SinSod loans to their employees who are gettin married but do not have enough cash to upfront their SinSod. dunno how it actually is calculated and worked out between employee and company though.

normally the so called hi-so families, one would be expecting minimum 2mil baht and abv... but the wedded couples will get back like prbly 90-95% of the CASH. the gold mostly will actually go back to the bride and maybe 1 or 2 piece would go to her parents for memory sake. CASH and GOLD are the 2 main things, but of coz sometimes cars and housing will come into the picture.

Mid-so families wld be looking for 500k - 1.5mil.. mostly same as abv mentioned.

the lower tier would be looking at any amt up to 1mil... and they usually will keep 50% of the cash... but gold wise, same as abv mentioned. housing and cars, usually they will ask to cover the downpayment and still you would not have ur name in it.

lady married with kid.. usually SinSod is less than 200k..(some wun even dare to ask any from you) gold no matter what is a must... what ever other gifts u want to give is entirely up to you... but do not expect and cash to be returned to you....
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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 12:20:26 AM »
To get an idea of a hi-so wedding, just need to look at the recent wedding of Thai actress Chompoo Araya.

http://www.lifestyleasia.com/bk/en/scene/people/feature/fashion-showdown-chompoo-arayas-wedding-highlights/
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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 12:20:26 AM »





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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 02:34:40 AM »
To get an idea of a hi-so wedding, just need to look at the recent wedding of Thai actress Chompoo Araya.

http://www.lifestyleasia.com/bk/en/scene/people/feature/fashion-showdown-chompoo-arayas-wedding-highlights/



this is stratosphere rich... why u reading such websites lol.

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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2015, 02:35:52 AM »
The best source of information would be your gf. Have you asked her? You can also get her to sound out your future parents-in-law. If they are undersanding, they won't ask for the sky. The sin sod can be quite a sensitive topic for some people because it shows the status of the guy and the amount of face given to the gal and her family. The higher it is, the more face the family gets. It can be in the former of cash, gold, jewellery, house etc.

Yes I will talk to my girlfriend regarding this matter but I won't be looking to break the bank to marry her.

Easy for me to say this...

we have to bend over to their customs and have to give money...

why dont they bend over to ours and dont take any of such. Anyways in SG divorce law, the girl gets so much, she is well taken care of.

They should be understanding too~~~

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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2015, 03:39:10 AM »
To get an idea of a hi-so wedding, just need to look at the recent wedding of Thai actress Chompoo Araya.

http://www.lifestyleasia.com/bk/en/scene/people/feature/fashion-showdown-chompoo-arayas-wedding-highlights/



this is stratosphere rich... why u reading such websites lol.


I happen to see it in in my Facebook feed.  :)
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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2015, 03:40:04 AM »
The best source of information would be your gf. Have you asked her? You can also get her to sound out your future parents-in-law. If they are undersanding, they won't ask for the sky. The sin sod can be quite a sensitive topic for some people because it shows the status of the guy and the amount of face given to the gal and her family. The higher it is, the more face the family gets. It can be in the former of cash, gold, jewellery, house etc.

Yes I will talk to my girlfriend regarding this matter but I won't be looking to break the bank to marry her.

Easy for me to say this...

we have to bend over to their customs and have to give money...

why dont they bend over to ours and dont take any of such. Anyways in SG divorce law, the girl gets so much, she is well taken care of.

They should be understanding too~~~

Have to blame the GT for this.  ;D
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Re: Marrying a Thai - Sin Sod
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 10:54:14 PM »
It depends. Some families have a sin sot for 'face' only... i.e., the money will "boomerang" back to you after the big show. Others, it is their chance to milk the foreigner. How your girl and her family broach this subject is very telling on their intentions. If they really need it, insist that you get final say on how the money is spent. Ask for bills/invoices. *(BTW, people in this forum need to know that there is 30 Thai Baht universal healthcare system in Thailand... so no one will really die unlike what these girls claim)

Whatever you do, NEVER, EVER buy property in her name. You cannot buy land as a foreigner. So stick with a condo or just rent. If you need a lawyer (on YOUR side) in Thailand, PM me.

From what I have seen/heard, if her family has really accepted you as part of the family, the sin sod should not be an issue with them - they will be able to tell off nosey people that they are marrying their daughter off, not selling her. They will not bother about the amount and in any case, it will be returned to you wholly or in bulk as well. But then again, this depends on the family and their agenda. 

Bro Lofty raised some valid points but to add on:

- insisting that you get final say on how the money is spent is good. But as for asking for bills/invoices from your new family, you need to be really tactful in how you manage it. If not handled properly, this is going to make you look bad and create ill-feelings in everyone.

- 30 Thai Baht universal healthcare system in Thailand - this is really basic so the standard of care is lacking. E.g. you can queue for hours and just get some panadol tablets.

- stick with a condo or just rent - in general, Thais prefer landed rather than condos. If you can get a house for the same price as a condo or just slightly more, wouldn't you rather get a landed? There are ways to get around the land ownership issue, ask the lawyer. Renting is not a preferred option for them as they think that you are paying money for nothing. Lastly, the TG will want a place to call her own after marriage (imagine you asking an SG girl to rent a home after marriage).

Being wary about your money and assets is good but I believe that one should spend more time and effort in making sure the TG is the right one for them from the start. Finding a TG to marry is easy. Money lost can be earned again. But once you are divorced, you lose your single status. In addition, the lawyer fees and maintenance fees in complicated divorce cases can sometimes be more than the value of the assets you lose.
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