The Land of Smiles
Long known as the gateway to Southeast Asia, the “land of smiles” doesn’t get its name for nothing. Climate, food and friendliness are the main factors that draw thousands of expats to relocate to Thailand each year. Thai locals are reputed as being kind to “farang” (Thai for foreigner) which makes assimilation so much easier. That combined with a state-of-the-art bustling capital Bangkok, makes the kingdom of Thailand a top choice for a change of scenery for the budding globetrotter.
The Thai economy which is currently driven by private consumption, fixed investment linked to infrastructure and tourism, is expected to remain steady hovering between 3.5 – 4.5% year on year.
Like the rest of the world, more Thai sectors are becoming digitalized, which means there are growing opportunities for tech savvy experts, making it an optimal time to make your move to Thailand.
190+ destinations from Suvarnabhumi Airport
Westerners have been gravitating to the tropical island of Phuket for years and it’s not difficult to see why. With more than 30 beaches and gorgeous weather for at least half the year, it is indeed a paradise. The large touristy beaches that dot the island are clean and well-maintained but for more privacy and serenity, there are ample of lesser known inlets and white sand beaches to explore.
The island sports an international airport and a huge superhighway, making it convenient to travel from north to south in record time whilst avoiding smaller, congested coastline roads.
The island is also connected to the mainland via a bridge and can be also accessed via boat.
There are endless options when its comes to international cuisine, comfortable accommodation to suit all budgets with reasonable Internet connectivity throughout. There is a solid expat community here filled with business owners, families, perpetual travelers and online entrepreneurs. Phuket attracts seasonal Thai locals to service the high season influx of visitors and other nationals looking for a change of scenery from the mainland.