Moving to Bangkok
As the chief port and the only metropolis city in the country, Bangkok is Thailand’s key spiritual, cultural and commercial centre. A truly Thai place at heart, this city is a beautiful blend of modernisation and tradition. In between the skyscrapers, major business centres and futuristic shopping malls you will find grand palaces and tranquil temples. Don’t be surprised to see both monks and businessman rushing to their destination side by side every morning.
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Top 5 tips for expats moving to Bangkok
Bangkok is an ideal destination for expats who want to set up a business, because of its advanced infrastructure, connectivity, low barriers of doing business, legal protection and many competitive advantages. Expats moving to Bangkok quickly find positions in multinational companies who are regularly looking for experienced foreign professionals to bring their international expertise to their business.
Below are the top 5 insider tips for expats moving to Bangkok.
Finding a place to live
There are three types of accommodation for you to choose from in Bangkok: a condominium, apartment or townhouse. The advantages of condominium and apartment are the building security and maintenance services, plus the extra facilities that some offer. Considering the heavy traffics in the city it’s highly recommended to look for accommodations located near your workplace or closer to BTS Skytrain or the MRT Subway stations.
An expat community
There is a big and active community of expats residing in Bangkok. You will come across plenty of events designed to bring expats together. Don’t miss out on these chances for mingling with other expats as it is a great opportunity to make new friends and get support from people who are having the same experiences as you.
Getting around in Bangkok
Transportation is very affordable in Bangkok, whether you choose a taxi, bus, motorcycle taxi, Skytrain(MRT) or subway(BTS). On the other hand, Tuk Tuk (three-wheeled motorcycle taxi) tends to be more expensive compared to the rest. The MRT and BTS offer an expansive network of connections throughout the city and it is the preferred choice of transportation by many expats living in Bangkok.
Access to healthcare
When it comes to healthcare Bangkok exceeds any expectation. With its well-known customer service and highly advanced public and private healthcare institutions, they are becoming leaders in the healthcare industry. Many expats choose to get a comprehensive private health plan which is specifically customised to meet the best needs of expats.
Don’t drink from the sink
It’s highly recommended to avoid drinking tap or sink water while in Bangkok. Bottled water is very affordable and expats living in Bangkok generally drink bottled water.
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