What is the Cost of Living in Thailand?

Bangkok, Thailand

A lot of people question the cost of living in Thailand. The fact of the matter is that there is no right or wrong answer. The cost of living in Thailand solely depends on your lifestyle. For some it might be an affordable place while for others, it may be expensive. Furthermore, … Read more

How Thai Culture is Different From Western Culture?

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital

Thailand is one of the most visited countries in the world. Each year, it welcomes millions of tourists from around the world. Just like any other country, Thailand is also based on certain traditions and values that everyone needs to respect. However, the Thai culture is quite different from the western culture. … Read more

How to Travel from Johor Bahru to Bangkok

LegoLand in Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru and Bangkok are far away from each other, as the former is located in the southern region of Malaysia while the latter is situated at the center of Thailand. Luckily, if you are planning to go from Johor Bahru to Bangkok, there are a few ways for you to get … Read more

Moving To Thailand Book Review

Moving To Thailand

Before I moved to Thailand, I spent many hours researching all sorts of things to help with my move. However, once I arrived, I realized that there were a whole host of other things that I wished I’d known about. If you’re also planning to move there I’d suggest getting a book … Read more

TAT Wants To End Dual Pricing & Issue Expat ID Cards

Thailand Expat ID Card

There has been much talk recently about the issue of dual pricing in Thailand, and TAT (Tourist Authority of Thailand) have finally announced that they want to end dual pricing for expats. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of TAT, has said that the will discuss the issue of dual pricing with the National Parks, … Read more

Prison Inmate Infected With Covid-19

Prison Inmate Infected With Covid-19

After yesterday’s announcement that Thailand had gone 100 days without any reported cases of locally transmitted covid-19, today we have the news of a prison inmate that has tested positive. A man that had recently worked at a coffee shop at Khao San Road and also as a DJ at two bars … Read more

Thailand Plans To Allow Long-Stay Visitors This Winter

Thailand To Allow Long-Stay Tourists

The Thai government is planning to offer long-term visas of up to 9 months for long-stay visitors to Thailand. The main target group will be Europeans senior citizens that want to spend winter in a warmer climate. If you’re a European senior citizen that wants to come to Thailand for a long-term … Read more

Thailand Tops Global Ranking For Handling Of Covid-19 Crisis

Thailand tops global ranking in handling of Covid-19 crisis

Thailand has come top in a global ranking for their handling of the Covid-19 crisis. As an expat that lives here, there doesn’t surprise me at all. The authorities here have done an excellent job of beating Covid-19. The Gobal Covid-19 Index (CGI) that was published yesterday, gave Thailand a score of … Read more

This Week In Thailand – 20 July 2020

Toilet Bears

Friends back home are always asking about our day to day life here, so I’m planning to create a weekly update of what’s new, funny, cheap, expensive or whatever. Normality Returns Normality is slowly returning to Thailand. We visited Bangkok recently, and while some parts were quiet, the business and shopping districts … Read more

Thailand To Offer Foreigners Grace Period For Visa Extensions

Phuket

Today, Immigration Bureau Commissioner Sompong Chingduong told Reuters that they would allow foreigners a grace period until 26 September, in order to apply for visa extensions. This means that visas won’t automatically be extended after 31 July, as many foreigners had been hoping for. Anyone that doesn’t apply for a visa extension … Read more