Farang insurance dilemmas

The news that all foreign tourists to Thailand will soon need to obtain travel insurance to enter the country is causing the usual confusion from leaked sources.  Thai public sector hospitals have complained for many …

Pattaya or Siem Reap?

There is much talk these days about the respective merits of retiring long-term to Thailand or Cambodia. Pattaya Today has conducted a research project which concentrates specifically on the respective merits and drawbacks of Pattaya …

What happens after death?

According to a survey conducted amongst expats in Thailand last year, ignorance and concerns about the procedures if someone close dies here loom large in the worries people have.  The British foreign office last month …
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Now a “mobile” visa!

Thai applicants for UK visas now have a further, if expensive, choice about how to process their paperwork. They no longer need to visit the embassy in Bangkok provided they enroll for the outsourced VFS …

Pattaya Bridge Thriving

Notwithstanding a heap of negative publicity last year, the game of bridge is booming in the resort city of Pattaya.  Two registered bridge clubs are operating several afternoons per week and at least one international …

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