Cock Fighting in Thailand — Thai Fighting Cocks

Articles, Entertainment, Society

Cock Fighting in Thailand — Thai Fighting Cocks

Cock fighting in Thailand is legal and very popular in many areas, particularly in the rural North/North East. On the other hand gambling is illegal in Thailand, save for the national lottery, but is equally as popular with the majority of… Read More…

Is Thailand a bad place to visit? Is it too vulgar?

Entertainment, Opinion, Tourism

Is Thailand a bad place to visit? Is it too vulgar?

Is Thailand Vulgar. Well yes it is in parts. That said where aimed at tourists isn’t vulgar in parts. The sex industry is pretty big. That admitted it isn’t ubiquitous and unless you are actively looking for sex it isn’t in your face. Si… Read More…

Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners

Articles, Phuket, Tourism

Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners

1. Welcome to Phuket Phuket is an island and a province. It’s the largest island in Thailand — 48 km north to south, 21 km east to west. It’s about 20% smaller, in area, than Singapore but much less densely populated. Whilst the island n… Read More…

Top 10 scams in Thailand

Articles, Criminal, Tourism

Top 10 scams in Thailand

Firstly, I should say that just about any hot tourist spot around the world is going to attract people, sometimes greedy locals, who will be specialists at extracting dollars from your pockets. In Thailand the main difference is that they … Read More…

Retirement to Thailand — Learning the Thai Language

Articles, Language, Retirement

Retirement to Thailand — Learning the Thai Language

One mistake I made during my first four year stint of retirement to Thailand was not learning the Thai language. Its true to say that when I returned to the UK in 2011 I could speak some Thai, which had enabled me to get by for day to day … Read More…

Which Five Words Would You Choose to Best Describe Thailand?

Articles, Blog, Tourism

Which Five Words Would You Choose to Best Describe Thailand?

Thailand is portrayed as the Land of Smiles and those three words have served the Kingdom very well in terms of enticing holidaymakers to the country. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has for a long time marketed the country under t… Read More…

Thai Drivers Licence

Articles, Driving, Useful

Thai Drivers Licence

Getting Your First Thai Drivers Licence If you intend to live in Thailand for any length of time you might like to know how to get your first Thai drivers licence. Although many long term residents use an International Driving Licence … Read More…

Opening a Bank Account in Thailand

Articles, Tourism, Useful

Opening a Bank Account in Thailand

Opening a bank account in Thailand is a fairly straight forward process. In my opinion it is certainly worth considering if you intend to make the Kingdom your home for any length of time. This article is based on my own experiences in s… Read More…

Retirement to Thailand

Retirement to Thailand seems to becoming more and more popular. Whether its the current economic climate or some other reasons that are responsible for this trend, I’m not sure. But what I am sure about is the fact that many people embark… Read More…

Gambling in Thailand — Underground Thai Lottery

Articles, Entertainment, Society

Gambling in Thailand — Underground Thai Lottery

Gambling in Thailand is for the most part illegal. Outside of the official Thai lottery, gambling on the outcome of events such as Muay Thai, football and cock-fighting are all illegal. However illegal gambling is rife in the Kingdom. In t… Read More…

See also

Cock Fighting in Thailand — Thai Fighting Cocks
Cock Fighting in Thailand — Thai Fighting Cocks

Cock fighting in Thailand is legal and very popular in many areas, particularly in the rural North/North East. On the other hand gambling is... Read More…

Is Thailand a bad place to visit? Is it too vulgar?
Is Thailand a bad place to visit? Is it too vulgar?

Is Thailand Vulgar. Well yes it is in parts. That said where aimed at tourists isn’t vulgar in parts. The sex industry is pretty big. That... Read More…

Gambling in Thailand — Underground Thai Lottery
Gambling in Thailand — Underground Thai Lottery

Gambling in Thailand is for the most part illegal. Outside of the official Thai lottery, gambling on the outcome of events such as Muay Thai... Read More…

Top 10 scams in Thailand
Top 10 scams in Thailand

Firstly, I should say that just about any hot tourist spot around the world is going to attract people, sometimes greedy locals, who will be... Read More…

Traditional Thai Massage
Traditional Thai Massage

I had heard of a traditional Thai massage a long time before I actually came to live in Thailand. Of course if you mentioned the topic in th... Read More…

Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners
Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners

1. Welcome to Phuket Phuket is an island and a province. It’s the largest island in Thailand — 48 km north to south, 21 km east to west. I... Read More…

Thai Drivers Licence
Thai Drivers Licence

Getting Your First Thai Drivers Licence If you intend to live in Thailand for any length of time you might like to know how to get your fi... Read More…

Retirement to Thailand — Learning the Thai Language
Retirement to Thailand — Learning the Thai Language

One mistake I made during my first four year stint of retirement to Thailand was not learning the Thai language. Its true to say that when I... Read More…

Opening a Bank Account in Thailand
Opening a Bank Account in Thailand

Opening a bank account in Thailand is a fairly straight forward process. In my opinion it is certainly worth considering if you intend to ma... Read More…

Which Five Words Would You Choose to Best Describe Thailand?
Which Five Words Would You Choose to Best Describe Thailand?

Thailand is portrayed as the Land of Smiles and those three words have served the Kingdom very well in terms of enticing holidaymakers to th... Read More…