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This Week’s Top Dining Experience – Thonglor

This Week’s Top Dining Experience – Thonglor

In the past, Soi 11 used to be the home of the city’s cool nightlife – boasting legendary venues such as Bed Supper Club and the infamous Q-Bar. However, over the years those names have faded away into the realm of people’s memories. These days the Soi is no more than a Khao San Road […]

Why It Is Safer To Use An Agency When Renting Property

Why It Is Safer To Use An Agency When Renting Property

Real estate transactions are more complex than most people assume. This is why something as simple as renting property can sometimes end in complex unforeseen problems. While it is possible to rent a property successfully without fully understanding the possible risks such transactions carry, it is still a good idea to have an expert show […]

Rental Yields See Significant Rise in Bangkok

Rental Yields See Significant Rise in Bangkok

“The economy may not grow, but it won’t die either.”[1] These were the words of Bangkok Bank executive vice-president Korbsak Phutrakul quoted in the Property Focus supplement published by the Bangkok Post in May 2014. At the time the capital was still in the grip of a major political crisis which was ‘eroding the country’s […]

Museum of Siam – A Great Day Out

Museum of Siam – A Great Day Out

With the majestic gold and glittering glass temples and structures of Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, and other Old Town main points of interest nearby, the Museum of Siam is not an obvious tourist destination but as far as museums go can be considered as a bit of gem. Located on the 2.8 acre ground […]

This Weeks Bangkok Top Dining Experience – Asoke

This Weeks Bangkok Top Dining Experience – Asoke

I’m sitting on the outside decking at Kuppadeli, a hi-so luxurious cafe located just over half way up Asoke Road at Asoke Towers, trying desperately to find a less obstructed view of the now steady flow of salary men and women and university students making their way to Petchburi MRT station for their daily commute […]

The Tradition of Donating Food to Monks in Thailand

The Tradition of Donating Food to Monks in Thailand

Thailand has very many traditions, many of which are based on Buddhism, the religion most Thais belong to. One of these traditions is the donation of food to monks. If you know a thing or two about Thai culture, you already know that Buddhist monks are involved in most major ceremonies. During these ceremonies, the […]

Thailand Property 2014 – A Year in Review

Thailand Property 2014 – A Year in Review

“2014 was a very interesting year in real estate. The long term rental market was very strong in well located and sensibly priced properties. With regards to property sales, the trend has seen clients moving away from buying off plan condominium units to existing condos, houses and even land. It is also very evident that […]

Understanding the Thai Postal System

Understanding the Thai Postal System

Thailand post was privatized in 2003, after being founded in 1883. The Thailand post, in addition to being the primary postal system in Thai, also handles financial services in addition to other telecommunications services. Thailand Post has over 3,000 post offices across the country, although rural areas are not as well served by the postal […]

The Condominium Conundrum

The Condominium Conundrum

Given the restrictions on foreign ownership of land in Thailand, the most popular way for foreigners who want to own a property in the Kingdom has been to purchase a condominium. Even this method of obtaining a property in Thailand has been subject to a series of restrictions, albeit relatively simple and straightforward as successive […]

Thai Public Holidays (What and When)

Thai Public Holidays (What and When)

When creating a schedule, it is important to know what public holidays might affect your plans and even alter then completely. When in Thailand, you should therefore know when public holidays will come up so that you are not caught by surprise. Knowing about them can also plan how you will celebrate them with your […]