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🌇 Who's in 🇹🇭 Bangkok now?

There's lots of people here now, want to organize a 🍻 meetup? Post a message in #bangkok

💬 What's happening in 🇹🇭 Bangkok now?

thomas 
10h
I plan to come for about 2 months in february, I'm looking for a place in Sukhumvit for around 10-15k/mo. Does someone have good recommendations? Thanks :pray:
jakegarelick 
6h
Any chance someone could translate this better than Facebook can?
devrando 
6h
(unintelligible gibberish) !!! ha ha ha ha
devrando 
6h
oh, and taxi.
devrando 
6h
that's all i know. @slashdot or @austinmartin81 who both speak fluently probably can fill in the few small words I've missed.
foucist 
3h
Taxi driver said guy was rich because of something or other? Ha ha ha!
devrando 
3h
With jokes like those, who needs anemometers? 555555++
refuseillusion 
3h
@jakegarelick In case you're wondering how to reach Hubba, it's in the office tower (entrance a bit on the left from the general shopping mall entrance). need to register with building security
jakegarelick 
3h
@refuseillusion thanks. Had a pretty long day yesterday but going to try to drag myself over there. How late do you think youll stay
refuseillusion 
2h
At least until the photographer comes

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🛬 Who's arriving in Bangkok soon?

✈️ People who traveled to Bangkok previously

🛫 Where do people go after Bangkok?

  • Chiang MaiChiang Mai
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.85/5
    209 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
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    I just got back here in late 2018 and it's better than ever. People who say "Chiang Mai is overrun by nomads" are really mistaken. I hardly saw them. I did see lots of Chinese and some Korean tourists, but they were all quite nice and mostly around Nimman. There's also the few American vegan midlifer's in the Old City center, but that's about it. Chiang Mai is cool and breezy, there's now public bicycles literally everywhere that you can rent for 250 THB or $6 (per month!) with the MoBike app. The red buses (or Songthaew's) are now legit and don't rip tourists off anymore, so you can drive everywhere for 30 THB or $1. People are nice. It's still super safe, even late a night. The food is better than ever. And thanks to the nomad wave of 2014 in Chiang Mai, there's now lots of hip cafes that allow coworking too. It's a great city.

    🌧 31°88°AQI43
    +270
    $1,105 / mo
    1
  • PhuketPhuket
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.07/5
    189 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    okay
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Some of the costs are accurate and some seem a little high to me as an expat. I live on the interior of the island, Kathu. We are 5 miles from beaches on either side of the island. Weather is amazing all year - between 75-85 degrees. So far monsoon season is not as bad as I expected. Traffic is really bad. I have not had an accident but the hazards are there. That may be the biggest downside. Your money speaks loudly here. I have a nice route I do on my bicycle for exercise which is shady and hilly with wide shoulders. There is a nice reservoir where people socialize and exercise.

    🌤 41°106°AQI39
    +66
    $1,686 / mo
  • SingaporeSingapore
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.56/5
    200 reviews
    💵 Cost
    bad
    📡 Internet
    good
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

    🌥 40°104°ðŸ˜·AQI99
    +49
    $2,934 / mo
  • Hong KongHong Kong
    🎒 Nomad Score
    2.49/5
    206 reviews
    💵 Cost
    very bad
    📡 Internet
    good
    😀 Fun
    great
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    It's possible to live in Hong Kong on the cheap. You've got to live far out in the New Territories, or on an outlying island. I spent a summer living happily on Lamma Island for ~$500USD/month in rent for one bedroom in a shared flat. Rent is really the only tricky part--everything else is relatively cheap.

    🌥 13°55°AQI41
    +47
    $6,372 / mo
  • Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.6/5
    187 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    bad
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Stay in luxury Airbnb with all mod cons for less than $700 per month. Eat for less than $5. It’s clean and has everything you need, including great supermarkets and restaurants. Stay away from KL if you want history etc, but if you’re an expat this ticks every box.

    🌧 43°109°AQI42
    +46
    $1,218 / mo
  • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.4/5
    189 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    "omagad they like totally stole my iphone", "it's like the worst, everybody is like so aggressive" welcome to the Real World, maybe you now learn to appreciate your cosy first world country and stop bitching about your oppression and your rights. Ho Chi Minh is an awesome upcoming city. It has an original and still traditional look and vibe to it, interesting colors (check out japanese district) not swamped with brand shops (the local coffee shops dominate starbucks in terms of quality and design and some are open 24h !). The nightlife also has plenty of options and be sure to enjoy the view from a the many rooftop bars in the city. You get to see a city full of energetic, young people growing their country after a devastating war and under an authoritarian regime. You get a choice between older buildings in D1 or totally new apartment buildings in D2 all at great value prices. There are a lot of people coming here to work remotely and also to start businesses. Decent sports facilities readily available (check out mach's gym, UFC center). If you don't want to spend money on the gym you can always do a workout on one of the many parks that have bars for chalistenics available. However, beware the pollution and always wear a mask, especially in D1. This is the biggest con here in my opinion.

    🌥 42°108°ðŸ˜·AQI69
    +39
    $1,070 / mo
  • UbudUbud
    🎒 Nomad Score
    4.07/5
    184 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    bad
    😀 Fun
    okay
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    This used to be the hotspot for digital nomads in Bali until 2016 when Canggu took over. It’s more deserted now and mostly filled with Chinese tourbuses, older Euro families and some yoga girls and yogi’s. Not as hip as it once was. Who knows when it will make a revival. I hope.

    🌧 39°102°AQI41
    +35
    $1,267 / mo
  • Ko SamuiKo Samui
    🎒 Nomad Score
    3.29/5
    201 reviews
    💵 Cost
    good
    📡 Internet
    okay
    😀 Fun
    good
    👮‍♀️ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    Samui is Thailand's second most popular island for tourists, after Phuket. The main areas are Chaweng and Lamai. Chaweng used to be more backpacker and trashy (like Bali's Kuta) but is now rapidly developing into a real clean town. Since 2014, it now has a giant air-conditioned Central World mall, an increasing number of coffee places, good restaurants and more upscale hotels and resorts. Lamai Beach used to be the more clean and laidback area but is now deteriorating. The beaches are still okay but the streets are now filled with sex bars and bad restaurants. Worse, prices in Lamai are often higher than in Chaweng due to less competition. The preferrable spot to stay in Ko Samui now is the more mellow South Chaweng.

    🌧 33°91°AQI19
    +33
    $1,586 / mo
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