Never a happy medium

Bangkok strikes again when it comes to cutting down on commuting time

I started a new job in August, I absolutely love it - but I'm in a dilemma.


An unbeatable investment

Ten reasons to invest in Bangkok real estate

Many people emigrate to other countries looking for opportunity in their lives. They see it as a chance to have a better life than back home. Of course it is an adventure as well and perhaps there is a romantic element linked to their decision, but most expats who become 'permanent' residents of Thailand or Bangkok only do it if their lives are improved in the process.


The changing face of Bangkok

How property developers are playing their part

Like many SE Asian cities, apart from religious monuments such as temples and a few other buildings, there is a virtual free-for-all on development, and very little in the way of protection and preservation. Does this detract from the city in the form of character and beauty? That of course is a matter open to debate.


Up the junction

Two of Bangkok's nightmare traffic junctions

The most famous junction in Bangkok for expats is Asoke junction, where Sukhumvit road crosses over Asoke road (which confusingly turns back in Ratchada road once Sukhumvit has been crossed). I'm guessing every expat that reads Ajarn.com has been caught at this junction at one time or another, in the back of a taxi or driving themselves


Buying condos in Bangkok

A brief look at investing in Bangkok property

One teacher I was recently talking to who lives and works in Sukhumvit, has recently bought two studios near On Nut station. He'll probably be able to lease these units out for approximately 12,000 baht each and this will cover the mortgage he obtained in his Thai wife's name


Low cost living in the Sukhumwit area

Where are the good deals in this popular area?

Many expats of all nationalities from Japanese to German, from Indian to Italian, and of course all those in between, flock to Sukhumvit and make it the most popular expat ‘district’ of Bangkok.


Renting apartments in Bangkok: Getting started

Apartment-hunters often have a misguided image of property brokers

Moving to Thailand is difficult - a totally different culture, a totally different alphabet, a totally different language (of course Thai is tonal) and even a different religion. So where do you start?


Accommodation to suit a teacher’s budget

Three good deals on affordable apartment living

A look at suitable low-budget accommodation for teachers in Bangkok, focusing on condos and apartments.


Teacher's crib

Look what I did Mom!

Take a look at what teacher Steve Salyer has done to his studio apartment in Sukhumwit 71. Let Steve be your inspiration. Now isn't it about time you paid more attention to your living environment and stopped your mother worrying so much?


Apartment-hunting

Looking for digs and the hell of the lower Sukhumwit

I'd been all over the internet in an attempt to compile a list of suitable locations. Some websites I even got redirected to three times. It's amazing how difficult it is to locate independent websites amid the jungle of real estate portals and listings of serviced apartments way over my budget. It's even more difficult to find somewhere that will rent for just a month.


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