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advise for living in thailand

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advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 2:44 am

Hi there, Are there any Canadians on this forum that have moved to Thailand? I'm looking to get as much information as I possibly can. I hope to teach English during my stay, and my boyfriend will be instructing scuba diving. We will be living in Koh Tao, Thailand.

 

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Re: advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:27 pm

Hi Lorrie

And welcome.

So, what is it you need to know? Jobs and info about teaching in Thailand or just plain info on Candians living here?

Fire your questions away and I'll see what I can do to help you.

SM Confused

 

Sumitr_Man
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Re: advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:27 am

Please go to

www.eslcafe.com

and to overseas jobs forums. Please go to Asia/ Thailand. There are hundreds of posts and hundreds of people talking about Thailand.

You can also go to:

www.google.com

Groups,

soc.culture.thai

You should have all your questions answered very very soon.


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You are only as free as your bank account allows you to be.

 

tambok
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Re: advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:56 am

Lorrie,

While those web sites are indeed good, I would suggest that you either ask your questions directly here or alternatively visit ajarnforum.net I know of at least 2 Candian's teaching English in Thailand who regularly post to that site.

SM Wink

 

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Re: advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:57 am

Hi Lorrie:

Kho Tao is down South around 4 hours drive from BKk to Chumporn and you need to take ferry to Kho Tao (Tao Island). "Kho" means "Island" in Thai. To teach english, you may need to contact Language School in Chumporn Province. Small town but many foreigners. Nice though.

 

khunsee
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Re: advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:29 pm

Hi sumitr_man
We live in Portugal (ex pats from uk) and have thought about living in Thailand for some time.
What is the visa situation,we are both early retired and can support ourselves through our private pensions,so would not be looking for work.
Also what are the pitfalls of buying a property? Is it straightforward or are there any risks involved?
Thanks for your help
Val

 

clerigogirl
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Re: advise for living in thailand

Post Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:54 am

Hi Val:

When you say "early retired", can I ask how early? The reason I ask is that you need to be over 50 in order to apply for a reitrement visa in Thailand. Assuming you are over 50, and have private pensions, Thailand is fairly freindly towards retirees.

There are enormous problems with buying property in Thailand. Not least of these is the fact that land ownership is prohibited for foreigners under the Land Code. There are ways to structure it, but it is not without risk.

Condo purchases are allowed, but I would recommend you live in Thailand at least 1 year before considering it - so you can get a feel for what's about.

SM Wink

 

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