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How to deal with and understanding domestic help

In Thai, the maids are called “Mae Baan”, meaning “Mother of the house”. They come from many places around Thailand and now days you can easily find Burmese and Nepalese helpers. As for the foreign helpers, you will need to check if they have...

Domestic help – How to find and going rates

It is best if possible to find your maid or driver through someone’s recommendations. Like someone who’s leaving the country and their helpers need to find new employment.. These helpers are usually highly recommended and could cost you a little more than you would...

Dos and Don’ts in Thailand

Thailand is still a tradition country even though it is growing ever too quickly. There are things you just don’t do and things you should or must do culturally when you want to fit in and be respected by the Thais. The more you fit in with the Thais the more happy...

Shopping the Sky Train

Very conveniently the best shopping malls in Bangkok are all located by the BTS stations of Siam, National Stadium, Chit Lom, Asoke, and Phrom Phong. Whilst based along a similar theme offering designer and western shopping labels, cinemas, restaurants, food courts...

Expectations When Renting

In an apartment, when you’ve decided on a place to live, it is common that you can ask for the furniture to be reupholstered. They will provide a book of sample fabrics for you to choose from. If they have a different style of furniture available you can ask them to...

Lease Term And Agreement

The minimum lease term is for 1 year. The required deposit is 2 month’s rent and 1 month’s advance, total of 3 months’ rent. Most of the time, you will have 60 days to provide your landlord a written notice to terminate or extend your lease. Should you need to...

Different Types Of Property To Rent

Here in Bangkok, there are 5 types of property to rent from. Single houses, Single houses in compounds, Town houses, Apartments and Condominiums. The type of residential properties depends on what you are looking for. Single houses and Town houses are for more...

Finding The Right Location

It’s important that you don’t listen to everyone where you should be living! Friends don’t know what you do on a daily basis. Your friends don’t know what your main concerns are. They will tell you what they know and believe is good BUT in reality it could be the...

Picking A Trustworthy Real Estate Agent

The most important thing when looking for a property is to find a trustworthy agent; an agent that has been in the business for a long time, knows the market well and has a large database of available properties and if possible an agent that has been recommended to...

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