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๐Ÿ’ฌ What's happening in Ko Pha Ngan now?

teedonism  
3d
i use AIS
teedonism  
3d
true loves to spam
stevelacey  
3d
never had any problems with AIS + it has the superwifi
bobz_zg  
1d
If I have card that expires after 1year, do I need to buy a new one or just top up to extend is good?
foucist  
1d
hmm, i think thai sim cards can expire in 6 months if you don't top it up (and presumably have it on some sort of mobile plan)
bobz_zg  
1d
Yeah, they have some expiry date defined. Coming back to Th in a month, will see will it still work
ifdattic  
1d
Yeah, check the expiration date, I had bought one number in January/February, I was not getting reception from it a month ago after coming back (might have started working after topping it up)
bobz_zg  
3h
Is regular sim card working in MiFi, or I need to buy some 'data only' version?
voskovek  
2h
Oh nomadbot where were you when they needed you a few days ago?
bobz_zg  
1h
He is improving every day in every aspect

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๐Ÿ’ณ It is normal to tip 5% in Ko Pha Ngan

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๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Where to work in Ko Pha Ngan?

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๐Ÿ›ฌ Who's arriving in Ko Pha Ngan soon?

โœˆ๏ธ People who traveled to Ko Pha Ngan previously

๐Ÿ›ซ Where do people go after Ko Pha Ngan?

  • Bangkok Bangkok
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.89/5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    You get somewhat acclimated to the weather after a while (and yes, the right wool fabric is the most breathable one so ignore that previous reviewer). I've stayed here on and off for about 4 years now. The expat crowd is great and there really is a lot of opportunity for collaboration. Many networking events every month and a vibrant startup community. The variety of food is some of the best in the world (although you will have to pay to get quality Western). Shopping is great. Nightlife could be better but should satisfy most people. The real downside is the traffic which has become basically as bad as Jakarta, although Bangkok has much better transporation (both skytrain and subway). Living expenses have risen lately so don't count on this being a budget trip unless you want to resort to street food. Internet speed generally has becoming really great. Fast 4G in all operators. If you stay in a new condo or hotel you will average at least 30Mbit โ€“ my current co work place runs at 600.

    ๐ŸŒง  41° 106° ๐Ÿ˜ท AQI86
    +22
    $1,440 / mo
  • Ko Tao Ko Tao
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.92/5
    201 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Magic island, fast wifi, very good roads ;)

    ๐ŸŒฅ  33° 91° AQI14
    +16
    $1,239 / mo
  • Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.61/5
    187 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

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

    ๐ŸŒง  43° 109° AQI34
    +8
    $1,223 / mo
  • Ko Samui Ko Samui
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.34/5
    201 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ 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.

    ๐ŸŒง  31° 88° AQI15
    +6
    $1,582 / mo
  • Chiang Mai Chiang Mai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.77/5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    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.

    ๐ŸŒง  35° 95° ๐Ÿ˜ท AQI58
    +3
    $1,103 / mo
    1
  • Siem Reap Siem Reap
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3/5
    181 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒง  42° 108° AQI50
    +2
    $1,329 / mo
  • Phuket Phuket
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.01/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ 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.

    ๐ŸŒง  41° 106° AQI26
    $1,682 / mo
  • Hanoi Hanoi
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.53/5
    195 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ  15° 59° AQI25
    $893 / mo
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