Thailand

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.

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Bangkok

Bangkok
Considered the business hub of the Mekong region, the nation’s capital- Bangkok, is an urban playground sprawling with shopping malls, edgy bars and a food scene that rivals any first-world city. It caters well to its large expat community delivering a rich social and work life experience. Wifi is stable and plentiful making online work a breeze. The city has a well-established modern BTS system (both Skytrain and underground) that extends across this vast metropolis with the added benefit of A/C, which offers a welcome relief from the, at times, smouldering heat and traffic congestion that Bangkok is famous for due to its dense population. Accommodation is available to suit all budgets, with many expats opting to for a high-rise condominium with an exceptional view of the “Blade Runner-esque” skyline. One thing is for sure, you will never be short of something to eat or something to do in this diverse energetic city precinct.
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190+ destinations from Suvarnabhumi Airport

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
Located in Northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is a transient city for foreigners who are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere than Bangkok, but still with a good blend of the exotic and the familiar. Surrounded by mountains and valleys, the old city has around 300 Buddhist temples scattered across town, with golden spires within eyes view no matter where you go. Rich in culture but full of modern conveniences, there are plenty of choices for cheap eats, coffee, and shopping, and it is easy to get around due to the city’s compact size. Chiang Mai boasts strong reliable fast internet which fills the abundant co-working spaces available, along with the good network of online global citizens who frequent such places. The range of accommodation here is more affordable than the nation’s capital, making it a popular extended stay spot for avid travelers, freelancers, families and locals alike.
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Phuket

Phuket

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.

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