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caughtintheact replied to the thread Hua Hin Expat 101 on the Thailand forum on October 30, 2014:
kickballrick initially posted:
Would like to meet with others interested in developing a website which gives expats the 411 on living in Hua Hin! Not a money making venture but only an information sharing endeavor! You can find information piece-meal from acquaintances but having a specific reference source for all things expat would be ideal! Examples? Do you know all the particulars in securing a motorbike license? Did you know there is a Chiropractor and Osteopath in town? I don't know if there is but it would be nice if you needed one. These are just some examples of forming a Mastermind Alliance to develop this for all expats here and on their way!!
caughtintheact replied on October 30, 2014 with:
There are already a number of Hua Hin expat forums if one Googles hua hin expat forum
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kickballrick replied to the thread Starting Pickleball in Hua Hin on the Thailand forum:
Kettlebellrick initially posted:
Pickleball is played on a court with the same dimensions as a badminton court like the ones at the sport centre in Hua Hin. Big sport in US and Canada. Easier on knees then tennis. If you are interested in getting this started, let's go! The sports centre would be a great venue! You can see the game on youtube! Thanks
kickballrick replied on October 30, 2014 with:
Pickleball-Great game Palm Hills, Hua Hin-Great venue Players-Great mixture of expats & Thais Now also playing on Wednesday evening from 5-7 Please join us to learn the game on Tuesday & Thursdays also from 1100-1300
Kettlebellrick replied on October 14, 2014 with:
Mickhenry, Any players driving to Palm Hills from around Sport Villa? Thanks Ric
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nlertn replied to the thread Potential move to Thailand on the Thailand forum:
Tigerlily79 initially posted:
We are a Canadian expat family current residing in New Delhi, India. My husband has been given an option to relocate to Bangkok next year and work from there. We are very excited and closely considering this because we have visited Thailand twice and we loved it there. I just have a few questions if any of you can answer or guide me in the right direction. 1. We are considering the American International school of Bangkok for our 2 kids ages 10 and 13. Is this a good school with good facilities or should we be looking at the other options? The reason I prefer an American curriculum is because they currently go to an America school in Delhi as well as if we return to Canada then it is easier for them to integrate into the schooling system there. However, if the ASB is not good I am happy to consider other options because schooling is our top priority when moving to any location. 2. what are some suburbs we should consider for renting apartments or condos? Any reliable real estate agents or companies which can be recommended? 3. Does one have to buy a car or it's easy to get by on cabs and the train? 4. Can one live and save comfortably on approximately USD 5 -8k per month in Bangkok? Look forward to responses. Thank you in advance.
nlertn replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Hi, I am also Canadian. I lived in Thailand for 10 years. The best place to Live in Thailand is Charoen Nakorn Road. I rented at the WaterMark condominium across from the best international school (Shrewsbury International). The condo is RiverFront. Absolutely the most beautiful and convienient place to live. There is a international supermarket (Villa) not far away. The condo provides car parks (2 per unit) so having a car is easy. You an also take the condo boat to the sky train to get to your office. Trust me you will not want to drive to your office daily with the traffic. Living in Charoen Nakorn is superb cause there is no traffic and you can get almost anywhere easily. I enjoy weekend drives to Hua Hin, a beautiful beach resort. The south highway is 5 min from the condo. It is not hard to purchase a car, check on Craigslist if you are looking for second hand. If you are looking for a condo, let me know and I can point you to the person I rented from. Very nice people, well kept furnished home with free internet.
TaraE4F replied on September 25, 2014 with:
I have never been so can't help there, sorry. But I recently found a site that compares "cost-of-living" around the world, and people who have lived there comment to help others. Go check out Hope it helps!
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hbft58 replied to the thread Moving to Hua Hin on the Thailand forum on October 29, 2014:
clucia initially posted:
I am planning to travel to then likely move to Hua Hin Thailand. If there are any ther expats there that wouldn't mind a chat please let me know.
hbft58 replied on October 29, 2014 with:
Hi there, I am an epat living here in the quaint town Hua hin. What would you like to know? We have been living here for 6 months and we love it here. You have to adjust to a lot but it is fun to explore a new country, language and new places.
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caughtintheact replied to the thread Can expats in Thailand not finish their contract with a company? on the Thailand forum on October 28, 2014:
Jez87 initially posted:
Hi! I am currently doing some research and I was wondering if you could help me out. Is it possible for a company in Thailand to hire or pirate an expat working for another company in the same country? I know these expats usually have signed contracts that includes the duration of their stay within the company. Is it possible for them not to finish the term and be employed by a different company? Is this legal or are there any laws and rules that would be broken? Thanks for all you help!
caughtintheact replied on October 28, 2014 with:
In addition to fulfilling the contract terms, it is a good idea to do the best job possible to enhance a good reputation. With many Japanese automakers represented here operating assembly plants there are bound to be a lot of Japanese expats in that industry. I have not been involved with the auto industry here during my many decades in Thailand, but hiring consultants is not just a matter of price. Trust, language abilities, skills, reputation, and proven success count for a lot. As far as I know the Japanese prefer to hire Japanese, but there are probably some exceptions. One thing that some expats have done is study in post graduate programs where they get to meet a lot of people in many industries with strong connections.
Jez87 replied on October 28, 2014 with:
Thanks a lot! So I guess, the expat should just wait for his contract to be done before transferring to another company. Have you been in Thailand for a while? By any chance, do you know if there are a lot of Japanese expats in Thailand knowledgeable of the automotive industry that can be hired as a marketing consultant? I am thinking that it would cost the company a lot if they hire someone from Japan and bring him to Thailand than to hire someone who is already in there.
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caughtintheact replied to the thread What's it like living in Thailand? on the Thailand forum:
marilynexpat initially posted:
Hi there.I have heard that living in Thailand is pretty nice for expats and I would love to hear from some of you who live there on your experiences of it. Which towns or cities are best to live in? Can a foreigner own property in Thailand? Is it easy to get a residency? And any other information you can provide would be great. Thanks so much for your help
caughtintheact replied on October 22, 2014 with:
Foreigners can buy condominiums, but not land or houses (although long term l;eases of houses may be available. You can get more information on legal matters at, for example. It is difficult to get a residency permit, but as someone else mentioned, an extension of stay for retirement is pretty easy if all the requirements are met. Having lived, studied and worked here almost 40 years, I can say that Thailand does not appeal to everyone. I have liked it from the first minute I came here over 40 years ago, and am still very happy that I came here. However, I have known many foreigners who could not stand it here. Some people come here with preconceived notions of what a place should be like, and if it does not meet those notions they get upset. Some people have had bad experiences and blame the entire country. Some generalize and expect the same behavior from everyone. Living here has different challenges than if one just comes temporarily as a tourist, for example. Some people want Thailand to change and be more like "home". That is usually an unrealistic desire. The "culture" and behavior are different from any western country. The language is unique. While generally the Thai are gentle, as one person pointed out they can get violent.... but that happens when a Thai is severely provoked for some reason. In the end it is your own experience that determines whether or not you like it here, if you are willing to take the risk of trying.
a1motivator replied on October 21, 2014 with:
First a big thank you for the young lady and her workers who created this free information portal. It is an incredible Internet asset. As it does an enormous task for so many with such panache. Then an answer to Mr Arron on his personal assessment of Thailand.Having lived here for the past 14 years. I can also make comparisons with Spain 6 years USA 3years Mexico 2 years and 20 years my UK country. I feel qualified to put in my threepenny worth of assessment. My home is in Theon in the province of Lampang and 2 hours from Chainagmai. It is a town of 64,000 people. Where I could lift it up and place it in any of the above Countries I would do so. The Thai people are outstanding for friendship-caring-spiritually activated. Each week we will find fresh fruit bananas-mangoes or others of which I never know the name.Hanging on our door. Annually a string is encircling our house and linked to our neighbour thence on to the next house so the whole community is linked. How is that for a Spiritual idea. No words to make one fall asleep in an un comfortable pew as a same-same talk is offered weekly. Annually here the whole town is on the move calling upon the elderly people who will accept the basket of gifts, then recite words from their Buddhist Watt. In Sanskrit of which they do not understand but just know it has value for their visitors. In the Eight years here I have never seen a fight-argument or stress making sight. Please Mr Aaron do take your untruthful dreadful-insights away perhaps to Israel. Trevor Twine M.A. Ordained Christian.
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Tellenbach commented on the Expat Report Review of RIS Swiss Section in Bangkok, Thailand
Review-of-RIS Swiss Section
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
It's a small school, some facilities are charged with the larger RIS (Swimming pool for instance). Sportfields are inadequate, sport hall is extremely small. Library is not stocked well. (Continue)
Tellenbach replied most recently with:
As the Principal of RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok, I would like to take the opportunity to comment on the above article. First of all, I am sorry to hear that you are not satisfied with our school and that your son experienced difficulty when transitioning back into the German system. This is an unpleasant experience for any student and parent and I understand your frustration. However, I would like to point out that we actually do assist returning students to a high degree when given the opportunity. Leaving parents regularly contact us before they return back home or move on, and if this is done early enough, we can look at the differences in the curricula of the future school and RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok and work out in what ways we can support the children. The important thing is for parents to get in touch with the school management team and the homeroom teacher at an early stage. We have just conducted a survey of all the families who left RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule in the last school year with children who now attend another school elsewhere. 50% of the parents stated that their children were "coping well", 25% said their children were actually ahead of their class and 25% identified some subjects in which students at the new school were behind. Considering that any change of schools is challenging, even within the same city, these results are really good. There was even one quite prestigious private school in Germany that usually works on an entrance-test-only basis but offered to waive this procedure for one of our students because of the good reputation of RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok. Please do not get me wrong: I do not mean to say that school transition is an easy process or to imply that it always works seamlessly, but I find it important to put some of your statements in perspective. The average class size of the schools our ex-students attend today is 20.2 students, ranging from 14 to 29. At RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok, one class averages just 10.2 students. Individual support is made much easier under these circumstances. I would appreciate ahving the chance to contact you so that we can discuss this matter. Unfortunately, your name is not shown in the post. My email address is and I would be happy to hear from you. Dominique Tellenbach Principal RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok
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caughtintheact replied to the thread Fertilizer Spreader Supplier on the Thailand forum:
willys initially posted:
Should be difficult but find searching for products and services in Thailand very difficult. Wud like to purchase a lawn push fertilizer. Small bin on wheels that evenly spreads bag fertilizer onto the lawn. Anyone have an idea Thanks
caughtintheact replied most recently with:
Sorry, apparently this web site does not handle Thai characters Try this: Go to where there is a translation of fertilizer spreader in Thai, or if that doesn't work, PM me with an email address, and I can send you the Thai characters in an image. I searched using the Thai, and found a number of possibilities.
caughtintheact replied most recently with:
Sorry, apparently this web site does not handle Thai characters Try this: Go to where there is a translation of fertilizer spreader in Thai, or if that doesn't work, PM me with an email address, and I can send you the Thai characters in an image. I searched using the Thai, and found a number of possibilities.
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property in ThailandThe office is your home and the home is your office. This property is ideal for entrepreneurs with startups or small and medium businesses (SMEs). For sale or for rent. Currently several identical units are available on the same street.
I am planning to retire in Thailand and secure a long-term furnished rental. But, I also plan to do consulting work outside of Thailand. Will I be required to pay Thai taxes on monies earned outside Thailand?
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