Advice on moving to Bangkok

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Asia > Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand

Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand The Thailand Expats Forum is dedicated those individuals that have chosen to make Thailand their new home. This forum is an ideal place for Expats now living in Thailand to meet and discuss all aspects to their new Thai way of life.

Advice on moving to Bangkok


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 21st November 2015, 06:52 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
Emio is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from australia. Users Flag! Expat in thailand.
Default Advice on moving to Bangkok

Hi

I will be moving to Bangkok early in 2016 from Hong Kong - originally from Sydney. My office will be near Chong Nonsi BTS.

I'm a mid 30's guy who will be moving on my own and wanted to seek advice or guidance on where I can continue my research on a few topic areas:
* areas to live in Bangkok. Coming from Hong Kong rents seems more reasonable but can't be sure on quality. Something 2 bedrooms with a bit of outdoor space
* any banks that are a bit more expat friendly to deal with to ease the process
* any gym/fitness clubs that could be recommended
* any places where there might be accessibility to tennis courts - something I have missed a lot living in Hong Kong for the last few years
* is there a place to learn some Thai that would be recommended - or do you just pick it up as you go
* is there any value in having a car given the cost of transportation in Bangkok
* with anything are there any pitfalls to try to avoid or be ready for

Apologies for the length of the post - couldn't find anything that totally fit the above in the forums from my search of recent posts.

Thanks

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 24th November 2015, 11:19 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
crismos is on a distinguished road
1 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from belgium. Users Flag! Expat in thailand.
Default response

No value to have a car in Bangkok. Too much traffic. You can easily rent a car if you need to visit the countryside.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27th November 2015, 10:16 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Thailand
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
Ptp.unha is on a distinguished road
1 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from thailand. Users Flag! Expat in usa.
Default

It depends whether you want to live close to your office or you don't mind catching the skytrain every morning. The traffic in Bangkok is a pain, seriously, so the skytrain iwould be a preferred choice of transportation.

There are many fitnessese throughout Bangkok, so it depends where you live and find the closest one.

The popular location is around ekamai or thonglor (about 10 stations from chong nonsi)

<Snip>

Tom


Last edited by Asian Spirit; 28th November 2015 at 08:00 AM. Reason: Removed Personal Email Address
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 2nd December 2015, 09:24 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: us
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
amitom is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in usa.
Default

I have a plan to move from New York to Bangkok. Anyone suggested me that which area is best in rental apartments of cheap rent price? I want to move for the full 1 year. It's important for me, I am waiting to cool and informative replies. Please tell me about it question.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 28th January 2016, 07:30 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Bangkok
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
karstenaichholz is on a distinguished road
2 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from germany. Users Flag! Expat in thailand.
Default

Areas to live:
Surawong Road / Si Phraya Road (cheap, good condos, walking distance to Chong Nonsi). I lived around there last year and liked it. Need recommendations for specific places?

Banks:
Bangkok Bank head office on Silom Road is the most foreigner friendly. Can post a link to how to best deal with them if you like.

Gym:
Ascott is walking distance from Chong Nonsi and offers great deals, especially for weekend memberships.

Car:
Not really, especially not in that area.



Quote:
Originally Posted by Emio View Post
Hi

I will be moving to Bangkok early in 2016 from Hong Kong - originally from Sydney. My office will be near Chong Nonsi BTS.

I'm a mid 30's guy who will be moving on my own and wanted to seek advice or guidance on where I can continue my research on a few topic areas:
* areas to live in Bangkok. Coming from Hong Kong rents seems more reasonable but can't be sure on quality. Something 2 bedrooms with a bit of outdoor space
* any banks that are a bit more expat friendly to deal with to ease the process
* any gym/fitness clubs that could be recommended
* any places where there might be accessibility to tennis courts - something I have missed a lot living in Hong Kong for the last few years
* is there a place to learn some Thai that would be recommended - or do you just pick it up as you go
* is there any value in having a car given the cost of transportation in Bangkok
* with anything are there any pitfalls to try to avoid or be ready for

Apologies for the length of the post - couldn't find anything that totally fit the above in the forums from my search of recent posts.

Thanks

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 2nd April 2016, 08:17 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: bangkok
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
tomasthailand is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from thailand. Users Flag! Expat in spain.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by amitom View Post
I have a plan to move from New York to Bangkok. Anyone suggested me that which area is best in rental apartments of cheap rent price? I want to move for the full 1 year. It's important for me, I am waiting to cool and informative replies. Please tell me about it question.

Find many rental room near Bang Chak MRT (E10) is good for cheaper life. Near main BKK Airport. I grew up here. Good Luck.

I live here, Bangkok.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vacationing in Bangkok for 2 months, need housing advice! Nomad25 Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand 7 21st January 2015 02:36 AM
Bangkok Suit Tailors...Advice Please. karinasf Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand 22 12th December 2013 08:50 AM
Newbie moving to Bangkok - advice please EdT73 Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand 7 30th November 2012 01:50 PM
Moving advice Vancouver to Bangkok Paul F Quinton Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada 0 8th February 2012 08:46 AM
Advice on Moving From Vancouver Canada to Bangkok Paul F Quinton Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand 0 29th January 2012 10:11 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.