Living in Thailand

If you can’t stand the heat…

Bee McConville Pattaya Today 21.04.2009
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Some of you might be a little mystified when looking at homes to buy or rent when the information states ‘European kitchen’, particularly if you are looking at recently built properties. Surely all houses and condos have such a kitchen, which we c...

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If you've spent any amount of time in Thailand then at some point you've probably run into a ladyboy (also known as a katoey). Some are rather obvious but the ones that seem to inspire curiosity are the ones you're not quite sure about. Everything...


10 Top Ways To Spot A Ladyboy Katoey In Thailand

Conan Stevens ConanStevens.com 01.04.2009
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Many first time tourists head out on their own, or with their tourist buddies and proceed to pick up a hot woman at the local nightclub - only to realise that the hot she is a hot he, locally known as a Katoey or Ladyboy. So rather than insult her...

Got a Black Magic Woman?

The Pattaya Guide 24.03.2009
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The idea for this article came about when someone very close to me told me of a recent Thai television program, concerning the fairly widespread use of black magic by young women, particularly from the nightlife sector and particularly from Pattaya.


Making appointments in Thailand

Executive Planet 16.03.2009
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Office hours in Thailand are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though a large number of people will work from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most people will break for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Guidelines for business dress

Executive Planet 16.03.2009
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Business suits are the standard office attire in Thailand: despite the heat most offices require a shirt and tie, with most people preferring to wear a long sleeved shirt.


The long arm of taxation; All men are created equal

Ponthep Werachon, Darunee Werachon Pattaya Today 05.03.2009
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The economic stimulus in the USA, UK and Thailand for the populist policy needs money to support the marginalized people. Some hard working people question if it is fair for them to pay tax while some idle people just wait for the government suppo...

Checking up your annual balance sheets

Ponthep Werachon, Darunee Werachon Pattaya Today 02.02.2009
Checking up your annual balance sheets

TO set up a company to buy property is not really a complicated matter. It is why many unlicensed persons find the way to make easy money from the gullible foreigners. These unlicensed professionals are foreigners who can speak English with the be...


Student works for villagers’ right to sustainable culture in Thailand

Colleen Redman Southwest Virginia Today 16.01.2009
Student works for villagers’ right to sustainable culture in Thailand

Cloe Franko’s wrists are covered with string prayer bracelets, gifted to her by villagers in Northeast Thailand where she recently spent four months living, studying, and working for the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE).

How to find a Thai wife

1stop Bangkok 08.01.2009
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We're not kidding, thousands of lonely men come here every year looking for a new sweetheart and Thai ladies have become one of the country's biggest exports. Odious as it may seem to some, we recognise that many of you visiting this site are inte...


Smooth talk

09.12.2008
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The potential perils of marrying a foreign husband

Warina Pattaya Daily News 06.12.2008
The potential perils of marrying a foreign husband

Marrying a foreign husband is seen by many Thai females as being a passport away from dire poverty and into a life of luxury. This is particularly true of Isarn women, specifically in the more remote villages, where these aspirants see their peers...


One Killed in Sukumvit Road accident

Pattaya One News 03.12.2008
One Killed in Sukumvit Road accident

Just after 2am on Tuesday, Police Lieutenant Nitipoom from Banglamung Police Station was called to the Sukumvit Road in front of the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya to deal with a fatal road accident.

iBerry Homemade Ice Cream Shops

Doug Black Cool Hunting 21.10.2008
iBerry Homemade Ice Cream Shops

More often associated with curry and chili peppers, Southeast Asian cuisine is less noted for its ice cream. I was of this mind while traveling through the region until happening upon an attractive Bangkok location of iBerry Homemade.


Taekwondo with the top master Jean Pierre Berrie

TAEKWONDO means literally foot (tae), fist (kwon) and do (way) from the Korean and is literally translated as “the way of the foot and the fist” or, less formally, “the art of kicking and punching”. Although it is taught as a martial art by the So...

Kiteboarding Asia

Mike Blue Lagoon Kiteboarding Pattaya 20.09.2008
Kiteboarding Asia

Blue lagoon kiteboarding, Kiteboarding is the latest and greatest sport. It can be practiced anywhere that has a large enough body of water. Pattaya is an excellent place to start your kiteboarding activities with shallow beaches and light onshore...


How to tell your farang Husband you want a divorce

Sometimes marriages between Thai women and their Farang husbands don‘t work out so well, when this happens, people consider getting a divorce. But how do you tell him that you want a divorce? The answers are only some ideas:

How to avoid danger during civil unrest

Pattaya Daily News 03.09.2008
How to avoid danger during civil unrest

Each year thousands of people around the world are killed or injured in riots or other forms of civil unrest. Civil unrest can occur just about anywhere where there are enough people. The best way to stay safe during these disturbances is to avoid...


Bad news for Thai visa seekers in Penang

Visa seekers to Penang will have to stay two nights minimum now. Air Asia has withdrawn the early 7.25 a.m. flight, perhaps because of fuel cost savings, and fly from Bangkok only at 13.55 returning at 17.05.

Law Clinic aimed at Foreigners Rights here in Thailand takes place at Town-in-Town Hotel

On Monday Morning at the Town-in-Town Hotel in Central Pattaya, Dr. Wit, Director of the Prosecutors Office Region 2, opened a 1 day Law Clinic which concentrated on Legal Information for Foreigners in Thailand. Representatives from the Office of ...