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Buy Elite Residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the Government will Even Provide a ‘Concierge’ Service

– BANGKOK – If you have money to spare and you want special treatment the Thai government offers”elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalizing on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration. There are seven different packages, with the most expensive […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Expat Life,Lifestyles | Read More »

Planning Your Move to Thailand

. Over the past several years, Thailand has become a hotspot for expats, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs. Thailand offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. Whether you’re relocating for work, or considering a move to Thailandto start your own business, retire, or because of the vibrant and diverse expatriate community, […]

November 26th, 2016 | Posted in Expat Life,Expats,Lifestyles | Read More »

My Father has Moved to Thailand to live with a Young Woman

  BANGKOK – The cultural, race, religious, and age differences don’t carry the same stigma among Thais as they do with folks back in the West. You can find a white, 60 year old atheist man, happily married to a 23 year old Thai Buddhist woman. And if asked whether or not they are content, […]

January 13th, 2015 | Posted in Expat Life,Lifestyles | Read More »

Three Thai Teens Brutally Attack 25 Year Old German with Garden Hoe

. . UDON THANI -A 25-year-old German man is struggling for his life in the ICU in this Isan city after he was attacked by drunk teenagers who wanted to imitate the brutal murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in September. Police say the German man was sitting with two Thai friends […]

November 17th, 2014 | Posted in Expat Life | Read More »

Foreign Retirees FlockIing to Asia

  They are scattered all over Asia and come from all socioeconomic backgrounds. You will find them in places like Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Phuket in Thailand. They can be found in the Philippines, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia. You can even find them in Cambodia, Vietnam and China. They are foreign retirees ― mainly […]

December 13th, 2013 | Posted in Expat Life | Read More »

Couple Moves To Thailand To Avoid The Financial Stress of Living In The US

  PHUKET – Eight months ago, Jeff Johns and girlfriend Marina Dominguez made a decision that would change their lives forever. They packed up their belongings, bid goodbye to their friends and family, and headed to paradise: Phuket, Thailand. But this move wasn’t about taking a vacation — for the couple, moving abroad was a […]

November 13th, 2013 | Posted in Expat Life | Read More »

How Thai Monks Saved my Life – Thailand’s Tham Krabok Monastery

  Chiangrai Times – A former opium addict has described his 20-year love affair with the drug and the vomit therapy that cured him in a tell-all book.  At the peak of his addiction, Steven Martin, now 50, would smoke up to 30 pipes per day and was unable to leave his home at night […]

October 5th, 2012 | Posted in Expat Life,Lifestyles | Read More »

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