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Thailand > Health


How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Thailand

Wednesday August 12, 2020 (16:04:49)

Wherever you live, health and fitness are important, but when you move to a new country, it can be hard to establish a good routine. Fitness can become a low priority, especially while you are sorting out your accommodation, establishing a new friendship group, and getting used to a different environment. This article will take you through different ways to keep fit and healthy in Thailand.   more ...

Thailand > Health


Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Thailand: How To Find The Right Options For You

Wednesday August 12, 2020 (15:22:26)

If you are an expat living in Thailand, then it’s worth familiarising yourself with your options with regard to dental and ophthalmic care. If you work legally in the country and are entitled to social security benefits, or you have become a Thai citizen and are entitled to nationalised healthcare, then you can seek treatment in the public system. Alternatively, you can use the private system and either pay out of pocket or have your treatment covered by insurance.   more ...

Thailand > Health


Complementary Therapies In Thailand And How To Access Them

Monday August 10, 2020 (15:02:18)

Thailand is famous for its wellness retreats, and it is not difficult to find practitioners there for most kinds of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Traditional Thai and Chinese medicine is well regarded in the country, and there is even a government department for the development of Thai traditional and alternative medicine (DDTTAM), as well as a government-backed Research Institute of Natural Medicine.   more ...

Thailand > Financial


How To Open A Bank Account In Thailand

Monday July 13, 2020 (16:12:02)

There are a large number of both national and international banks in Thailand, including some that are well known, such as Bangkok Bank, Citibank, Deutsche Bank, and HSBC. Most of the banks in Thailand have English language websites available, as well as English-speaking staff in many of their branches. The Bank of Thailand (the Central Bank) supervises all financial institutions in the country.   more ...

Thailand > Property


How To Buy Or Rent Property In Thailand

Monday April 27, 2020 (11:07:57)

Renting property

Finding rentals in Thailand is relatively easy, especially in popular expat cities, such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Tao and Hua Hin. The standard lease length is twelve months, though some landlords will offer a six-month lease, or perhaps something even shorter, depending on the type of rental.   more ...

Thailand > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Thailand

Wednesday March 18, 2020 (15:17:32)

Thailand draws a number of visitors every year, with its impressive food, rich culture and beautiful nature. Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to travel there. This article will walk you through the types of visa available, as well as the processes for applying for a work permit or residency.   more ...

Thailand > Working


How To Find A Job In Thailand

Monday March 02, 2020 (18:08:30)

With its fascinating culture and attractive climate, Thailand is an appealing destination for expats seeking employment. However, finding a work permit involves a high level of bureaucratic complexity. Also, there are some jobs that overseas nationals are not allowed to do – much of this, though not all, relates to traditional Thai crafts. The Thai government, like that of many other nations, is seeking to attract highly skilled, highly qualified employees. Read on to learn more about your employment options.   more ...

Thailand > Living


Expat Crime Fiction In Bangkok: Recommended Reads

Wednesday July 11, 2018 (12:29:00)

Bangkok, Thailand, is a vibrant capital city known around the world for many things, from its exciting nightlife scene and stunning palaces, temples and pagodas, to spicy food, charming streets and friendly faces. However, over the past few years, Bangkok has added something new to what makes it so unique, and that’s the increasing popularity of crime fiction novels written by expats who know the city well. Foreigners – or farangs – have been living in Bangkok for decades, and it’s no surprise that they have brought their experiences and imagination to bookstores. Reading one of these mystery books will not only keep you turning page after page but will also make you feel as though you’re right in the center of neon-lit Bangkok.   more ...

Thailand > Moving


What Might Thailand's New Tech Start-Up Visa Mean For Your Company?

Friday May 11, 2018 (10:26:12)

Thailand is celebrated as an ancient culture, replete with thousand-year-old temples and a spirituality which mingles with a bustling city life and a booming economy.

However, the ‘Land of Smiles’ has its eyes firmly set on the future thanks to its continued investment in technology industries. The country is looking to become an incubator nation for the next generation of innovation.   more ...

Thailand > Moving


An Expat Guide To Visas In Thailand

Monday February 12, 2018 (09:09:12)

The Kingdom of Thailand has implemented a set of visa and work permit controls for visitors and those who wish to settle there.   more ...

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