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Trialing Bangkok


in Bangkok, Thailand by @sp_o2tn1 | 3yr  | 3 comments

Hey - Iโ€™m heading to Bangkok for a month from the 14th November to see how it feels living and working there for a month in terms of productivity/lifestyle/etc. Iโ€™m a FX/Futures trader so just generally require a decent computer and internet connection.

As far as the basics:
Housing: airbnb in Chatuchak
Workspace: The Hive
Gym: Traininggroundbkk

Any must seeโ€™s / advice / from those who have been to BKK would be appreciated. Likewise If youโ€™re planning on being there over the same period drop me a line!

Cheers

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@mwp | 3yr

30 sounds pretty good. I was on a 50/20 and found it to be rock-solid stable and consistent. Also worked during power outages.

Regarding cell provider, I have always used True, but it seems like AIS has better coverage in more out-of-the-way places (my GF uses AIS so have done some comparisons over time). Both are similar in performance around Bangkok. True is generally cheaper. AIS seems to have better wi-fi hotspots included.

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@sp_o2tn1 | 3yr

Thanks for the response - Internet in the airbnb is 30mb/s, which is not too bad. How fast was your fibre connection? The key will be how consistent the speed is so Iโ€™m interested to see that.

Do you have any recommendations for a cell provider?
There is an older (2015 here that discusses it (What's the best mobile-data option in Thailand for nomads?)
This guide also was useful (https://chiangmaibuddy.com/how-to-get-phone-plan-thailand/)

Regarding location - yes Iโ€™m aware of the commute from Chatuchak, will build a routine around avoiding rush hour to get in and out of the city. I dliberated around wanting to be living somewhere a little quieter vs dealing with the travel timeโ€ฆ

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@mwp | 3yr

I lived in Bangkok for two years, ending March of this year. I started out in Thailand by moving to Chiang Mai, but quickly decided to move to BKK as the transportation is better and I know more people there. I actually like it enough that Iโ€™m heading back sometime this spring and setting up a place as a base to do some more traveling/business in the region.

The only real advise Iโ€™d give you is be careful regarding food (or at least know your personal limitsโ€ฆ). Iโ€™ve gotten pretty sick there a few times as have a couple of my friendsโ€ฆbelieve me, being sick for a month plus will floor your productivity and lead to intimate knowledge of the local medical establishment and other topics youโ€™d probably rather not know about. I now have a rule of eating no fresh/uncooked stuff in Thailand unless I personally prepare itโ€“havenโ€™t been sick since.

Internet speeds are generally good, but some are a lot better than others. I had a fiber connection to my apartment through AIS that was extremely fast and cheapโ€“much better than the service I have in the USA currently which is supposedly 3x as fast. Also, as a backup, the cell-based data is cheap and they generally allow tethering (bring unlocked phone and check that it supports the local LTE bands if important that it works well).

BTW, Chatuchak is a bit of a commute to the Hive, and even more so during rush hours (those interchange stations are absolutely packed). Hoping you are at least near a MRT/Skytrain stop.

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How to find Bangkok apartment rentals <$1,000/mo?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @vesko89 | 9mo 9 months ago | 1 comment

Hey all,

i am trying to find a monthly based condo in SUKHUMVIT in BKK becaue i am staying 1-3 Months in BKK. But somehow its nearly impossible to find a nice one. Except Air BnB 1000$+ โ€ฆ

How do you find your Condos in BKK?

Greetings Vesko

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How to find Bangkok apartment rentals <$1,000/mo?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @vesko89 | 9mo 9 months ago | 1 comment

Hey all,

i am trying to find a monthly based condo in SUKHUMVIT in BKK becaue i am staying 1-3 Months in BKK. But somehow its nearly impossible to find a nice one. Except Air BnB 1000$+ โ€ฆ

How do you find your Condos in BKK?

Greetings Vesko

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Moving to Thailand for 6-9 months in August. Bangkok or somewhere else?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @andrea3018 | 3yr 2 years ago | 14 comments

Hello Nomads,
I would like to move in Thailand for 6-9 months starting from August.
Iโ€™ll definetely stay in Chiang Mai as base for most of the time but Iโ€™d like to do the first month (August) in Bangkok or somewhere else.
What place would you recommend to visit first?
Would Bangkok be a good place to be during August?
I was also checking at the east coast isles but I got a little frightened out by the moonsoon idea but still, it would be cool to go to beaches and have some sun during that month :slight_smile: .
Would the moonsoons or the rain really be a problem?
Iโ€™ll move to Chiang Mai from september anyway but I would just like to start somewhere else since I have to wait for my girlfriend to come during september.

Thank you in advance for your advices,
Sorry for the bad english,
Andrea

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Moving to Thailand for 6-9 months in August. Bangkok or somewhere else?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @andrea3018 | 3yr 2 years ago | 14 comments

Hello Nomads,
I would like to move in Thailand for 6-9 months starting from August.
Iโ€™ll definetely stay in Chiang Mai as base for most of the time but Iโ€™d like to do the first month (August) in Bangkok or somewhere else.
What place would you recommend to visit first?
Would Bangkok be a good place to be during August?
I was also checking at the east coast isles but I got a little frightened out by the moonsoon idea but still, it would be cool to go to beaches and have some sun during that month :slight_smile: .
Would the moonsoons or the rain really be a problem?
Iโ€™ll move to Chiang Mai from september anyway but I would just like to start somewhere else since I have to wait for my girlfriend to come during september.

Thank you in advance for your advices,
Sorry for the bad english,
Andrea

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Places to stay in bangkok for a few days


by @elirang | 4yr 3 years ago | 5 comments

Hi ,
Im going to be in Bangkok for a few days and iโ€™m searching good places and not expensive price (around 25$ a day max) - iโ€™m thinking on airbnb flat/private room but iโ€™m seeing a lot of hotels/guest houses on this budget.

Do have recommendation on accommodation types/places based on your experience ?

I head that its common in hotels that there is constructions or loud noise from bars โ€ฆ

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Where should we go as a family? Manila, Cebu or Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @kaizenpreneur | 4yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Hi all,

I am looking to get some advice from the collective on where to set up a temporary base for 4-6 weeks in either BKK, Cebu or Manila.

Iโ€™m looking to spend 4-6 weeks somewhere with my wife and 3-month-old boy as a trial run on being a little more nomadic in work / life balance. In the months leading up to the birth of my son, my work situation become a lot more flexible. So, although I am doing all my work from my home-base, I really am not tied to being here for any other reason than it is where I am at present.

I am keen to spend a few years slow travelling with my family while working as a DM. My wife is open / curious about this but needs a little more experience and convincing, hence a trial run somewhere.

Why these cities?

My wife is a Philippino-Australian so we have family and familiarity with Manila and the Philippines (although neither of us have been to Cebu).

BKK I have been too several times in the last couple of years - we both like the city and have a few contacts there.

Requirements

  • Relatively safe
  • Not too remote - for hospitals etc w/ a young child
  • A house / condo / decent apartment at a good cost
  • Possibility to hire assistance / nanny
  • As relatively low cost as possible
  • Reliable and as fast as possible internet access

I currently spend time mentor at some of the accelerators schemes in Australia - so Iโ€™ll be interested to also explore and network the startup / entrepreneur and nomad communities while I am there. As well as having potential conversations around hiring local staff, either as remote workers or if I come back to open up a business.

By way of a little background, I have a history in digital marketing, internet marketing startup consultancy, mentorship and business advisory services.

Based on the above - which location would you recommend that best fits the criteria? any recommendations on property rental? tips or advice for DCers on the ground?

Iโ€™m in BKK for DNX in a couple of weeks if anyone is attending and/or interested in meeting up for a coffee or talking further.

Cheers

Jon

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Where should we go as a family? Manila, Cebu or Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @kaizenpreneur | 4yr 3 years ago | 6 comments

Hi all,

I am looking to get some advice from the collective on where to set up a temporary base for 4-6 weeks in either BKK, Cebu or Manila.

Iโ€™m looking to spend 4-6 weeks somewhere with my wife and 3-month-old boy as a trial run on being a little more nomadic in work / life balance. In the months leading up to the birth of my son, my work situation become a lot more flexible. So, although I am doing all my work from my home-base, I really am not tied to being here for any other reason than it is where I am at present.

I am keen to spend a few years slow travelling with my family while working as a DM. My wife is open / curious about this but needs a little more experience and convincing, hence a trial run somewhere.

Why these cities?

My wife is a Philippino-Australian so we have family and familiarity with Manila and the Philippines (although neither of us have been to Cebu).

BKK I have been too several times in the last couple of years - we both like the city and have a few contacts there.

Requirements

  • Relatively safe
  • Not too remote - for hospitals etc w/ a young child
  • A house / condo / decent apartment at a good cost
  • Possibility to hire assistance / nanny
  • As relatively low cost as possible
  • Reliable and as fast as possible internet access

I currently spend time mentor at some of the accelerators schemes in Australia - so Iโ€™ll be interested to also explore and network the startup / entrepreneur and nomad communities while I am there. As well as having potential conversations around hiring local staff, either as remote workers or if I come back to open up a business.

By way of a little background, I have a history in digital marketing, internet marketing startup consultancy, mentorship and business advisory services.

Based on the above - which location would you recommend that best fits the criteria? any recommendations on property rental? tips or advice for DCers on the ground?

Iโ€™m in BKK for DNX in a couple of weeks if anyone is attending and/or interested in meeting up for a coffee or talking further.

Cheers

Jon

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Best place to stay in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @csilver34 | 4yr 4 years ago | 15 comments

Hey nomads!

Will be flying into Bangkok from NY the second week of March to start off my travels & then move to the South of Thailand.

Anyone have any recommendations for stay in Bangkok?

Thanks nomads!

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Best place to stay in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @csilver34 | 4yr 4 years ago | 15 comments

Hey nomads!

Will be flying into Bangkok from NY the second week of March to start off my travels & then move to the South of Thailand.

Anyone have any recommendations for stay in Bangkok?

Thanks nomads!

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Good places in Bangkok where phone use is allowed - Coworking places phone use rules?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @djar | 4yr 4 years ago | 2 comments

Hello everyone,
i am currently in Bangkok and looking for a coworking place where taking some calls would not be a problem. I understand that i.e. programmers need silence to work, so what is the solution?

For my work i have to make calls, but i will try to keep my voice down. :slight_smile: What is the policy at the coworking spaces, how do others manage?

Thanks
djar

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Good places in Bangkok where phone use is allowed - Coworking places phone use rules?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @djar | 4yr 4 years ago | 2 comments

Hello everyone,
i am currently in Bangkok and looking for a coworking place where taking some calls would not be a problem. I understand that i.e. programmers need silence to work, so what is the solution?

For my work i have to make calls, but i will try to keep my voice down. :slight_smile: What is the policy at the coworking spaces, how do others manage?

Thanks
djar

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MacBook pro Fan broke, where to go in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @djar | 4yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

I am really a lucky guy. :slight_smile:

On my way to Koh Lanta, i dropped my MacBook from about 10cm. Enought to brake the fan, which is now making starnge noises. Good start to my first nomad experience. :slight_smile:

I think i have to fly back to BKK to get this fixed. Any recommandations? There is no official apple store in Thailand i think.

Can anybody recommand a good store that performes on site repair? Price is secondary, as this is my primary working tool.

Thanks
David

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MacBook pro Fan broke, where to go in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @djar | 4yr 4 years ago | 0 comments

I am really a lucky guy. :slight_smile:

On my way to Koh Lanta, i dropped my MacBook from about 10cm. Enought to brake the fan, which is now making starnge noises. Good start to my first nomad experience. :slight_smile:

I think i have to fly back to BKK to get this fixed. Any recommandations? There is no official apple store in Thailand i think.

Can anybody recommand a good store that performes on site repair? Price is secondary, as this is my primary working tool.

Thanks
David

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What's the best coworking space in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @levelsio | 4yr 4 years ago | 11 comments

When Iโ€™m in BKK, I usually work at Hubba, but thereโ€™s been a lot of new spaces popping up recently. Iโ€™ve heard about Launchpad, The Hive etc.

Whatโ€™s your favorite place to work in Bangok?

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What's the best coworking space in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @levelsio | 4yr 4 years ago | 11 comments

When Iโ€™m in BKK, I usually work at Hubba, but thereโ€™s been a lot of new spaces popping up recently. Iโ€™ve heard about Launchpad, The Hive etc.

Whatโ€™s your favorite place to work in Bangok?

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Where can I find a notary service in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @iramalama | 4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

I need to get a few documents legally certified and am not really sure where to start. Whatever certifying remarks (if any) would need to be in English. Anyone have any ideas where I could find this service without paying a law firm a small fortune for the 2 minutes it would take to do it? Would an embassy (like US Embassy?) be able to do something like this?

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Where can I find a notary service in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @iramalama | 4yr 4 years ago | 4 comments

I need to get a few documents legally certified and am not really sure where to start. Whatever certifying remarks (if any) would need to be in English. Anyone have any ideas where I could find this service without paying a law firm a small fortune for the 2 minutes it would take to do it? Would an embassy (like US Embassy?) be able to do something like this?

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A good place for a Skype interview in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @now | 5yr 4 years ago | 3 comments

Hello,

Iโ€™ll have a Skype interview in a few days. Does anyone have recommendation for a good place to do this ?
Coworking spaces sound like a good solution (Hubba or TheHive ?), but it seems like I would need to rent an entire meeting room, is that right ?

Thanks

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A good place for a Skype interview in Bangkok?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @now | 5yr 4 years ago | 3 comments

Hello,

Iโ€™ll have a Skype interview in a few days. Does anyone have recommendation for a good place to do this ?
Coworking spaces sound like a good solution (Hubba or TheHive ?), but it seems like I would need to rent an entire meeting room, is that right ?

Thanks

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Any tips for renting a one month apartment in Bangkok for under $500/month?


in Bangkok, Thailand by @kirill | 5yr 4 years ago | 6 comments

Iโ€™m moving to Bangkok in November, and shooting to find an apt. with wifi for under $500 / month, for probably just a one month stay.

More curious about which neighborhoods to look for, something lively and fun as well. And any methods too, Iโ€™ve been looking at Airbnbs but get the feeling that itโ€™s a little inflated on there.

Thanks!

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