Living in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, you will find yourself in a thriving metropolis and one of the most visited cities in the whole of Southeast Asia. It is, without doubt, the largest and most developed city in Thailand and is home to some of the world’s most successful companies, something has that attracted a large international workforce in recent years.
1) Living legally in Bangkok
Should you apply for a work permit, an investor visa, a certificate or residence or an elite card? Our international relocation guide gives you all the details you need to ensure that you make the right application at the right time. We also provide insights into common problems expats face when applying for their visa and how to avoid them.
2) Setting up home in Bangkok
As a sprawling metropolis, Bangkok can be quite confusing for a new expatriate. Unbeknownst to many, outside of the CBD (Central Business District) are many quiet suburbs boasting luxurious houses, top-class international schools and expatriate communities. One of the main decisions you will have to make before you relocate is where you want to live. With so many districts, each with its own advantages, disadvantages and charms, it can be overwhelming. The Bangkok expatriate guide will give you the insider information to make the correct decision for you and your family.
3) Navigating the infrastructure
Our one-stop guide provides full and comprehensive information about everything you need to know about living in Bangkok. We provide you with key contact details and websites for all major providers and will point you in the right direction for organizing everything you need when you first arrive in this busy and, often confusing, city.
4) Having fun in Bangkok
Alongside the deep-rooted traditional life there lies another side of Bangkok; a modern centre full of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities for the entire family. Bangkok really does have something for everyone, providing you know where to go to find it. That’s where we come in. Our international relocation guide points you in the right direction for finding entertainment venues and social activities that meet your needs.
5) Staying safe and healthy in Bangkok
Although Bangkok is largely a safe place to live, expats should always ensure that they are aware of any potential risks to their safety. Our expat guide to Bangkok contains details of precautions expats should take in order to safe guard against crime and contains crucial hints and tips for staying safe. We also provide full and complete information about healthcare options, hospital availability and medical care facilities.
6) Blending in
Bangkok’s environment is often an assault to the senses for expatriates and many people do not have a positive first impression when they arrive in the city. However, once over the initial shock, they become enthralled by the thriving life and culture on offer here. Those expatriates who adequately prepare themselves for their life-changing move to Bangkok will ultimately be better placed to take full advantage of (and actually enjoy) the rich culture on offer
7) Reality bites
You will no doubt have an endless list of questions about how to make the best of your new life abroad. The Bangkok expatriate guide provides insight and insider knowledge to living in this vibrant city and it will undoubtedly help make your transition a positive one. The Expat Info Desk guide answers questions that you never thought to ask and helps you find information that may, at first, be elusive in this sometimes chaotic environment. Moving overseas holds challenges, especially in a city like Bangkok, but being prepared in advance will allow you to welcome such challenges and view them as exciting opportunities as opposed to daunting threats.
I can help you to prepare for a positive expatriate experience in Bangkok.