Thailand

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The place for expats and Digital Nomads alike to call home.

Basic Info

Food
Thai cooking places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge. (Some of the popular Thai dishes is tom yam, or green papaya salad).
Accomodation
Can easily get place to rent using like Airbnb and ZmyHome is a portal created exclusively for homeowners to list their property for sale and rent, with no agents involved.
Transportation
Besides the famous tuk-tuks and multicolored taxis, you have several public transport: metro, skytrain, buses, Chao Phraya Express boats or boats.
Healthcare
There are private hospitals, especially in Bangkok and large urban areas, and Thailand is among the world's leading medical tourism destinations.
Safety
Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it's smart to exercise caution, especially when it comes to dealing with strangers (both Thai and foreigners).
Cost
The average cost of a basic Thai meal in a restaurant is 90 – 150 baht (100 baht = $3.3).
Warm Climate
Hot season from March to May, the cool season from November to February and the rainy season from about June to October.
Network & Internet
There is coverage from 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.
People
English is now widely spoken in the capital city, Bangkok as well as other tourist destinations in the country.
Power Outlet
Thailand uses 220V AC electricity. Power outlets most commonly feature two-prong round or flat sockets.
Rich Nature
You can experience two of the world's greatest natural wonders – the rainforest and the coral reefs. In both of them nature comes alive in its most colorful and fantastic shape.
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About

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. With soaring limestone islands, white sandy bays and colorful shacks, Thailand is one of the world's quintessential paradise destinations. The country is best known for great eats, martial arts, tropical beaches, royal palaces and many temples. Thailand also has many islands that are well known that have numerous resorts for tourists.
Video from Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Companies

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Go Bike
This is a licenced and official motorbike taxi booking app that was released after the Thai government closed down GrabBike and UberBike.
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Eatigo
The restaurant booking app Eatigo became a hot item on the startup press when it was revealed that it raised a Series B funding from TripAdvisor.
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HUBBA
Hubba is Thailand's first co-working space and largest co-working space network.
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Global & Tech Landscape

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Digital Economy Promotion Agency
An agency that supports digital technology adoption which benefit the national economy, society, culture, and security.
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True Digital Park
Southeast Asia's largest digital innovation hub, has completed its startup ecosystem to drive regional digital economy forward.
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Visa Application

To secure a work permit in Thailand, a foreigner needs an initial visa, which is a non-immigrant visa. The non-immigrant visa must be obtained before entering Thailand.

  • A Thai company offered you a job in Thailand or you are planning to start a company to employ yourself. If you are offered with a job in the Kingdom, you ought to present the invitation and or sponsorship letter of the prospective employer in Thailand.
  • A request from the company that you shall be given a non-immigrant visa that will allow the company to apply for a work permit for you.
  • The company can attest that you are dependable, upstanding, law abiding and guarantees that you will respect the laws and customs of the nation.
  • Also, you must apply for a non-immigrant visa at least 30 days prior to departure for Thailand. The consulate or consular office will ask for copies of the registration documents and financial statements of the company. These documents should be issued by the company.
Source from Thai Embassy

Location

Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Comprising an area of 514,000 sq km (198,456 sq mi) in Southeast Asia, Thailand extends almost two-thirds down the Malay Peninsula.

Comparatively, the area occupied by Thailand is slightly more than twice the size of the state of Wyoming. Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, is located on the Gulf of Thailand coast.

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under ODbL.