With Thailand very slowly reopening to visitors, one of the latest requirements for visitors is mandatory COVID-19 insurance which covers the traveller for a minimum of $100,000 (the Thai policies generally cover for 3.5 million Thai baht). In addition to all the requirements that the traveller needs to satisfy to obtain a certificate of entry (COE) and obtain a valid visa, this insurance …

Health Insurance in Thailand

There are several reasons why medical insurance for foreigners in Thailand is not just a good idea but a crucial matter to consider for several reasons. Even though hospital treatment is cheap in Thailand by Western, particularly American standards, any serious inpatient treatment such as surgery or cancer treatments, for example, can be painfully expensive at a top-notch hospital …

Things to do in Pattaya

Pattaya City is a popular beachside destination only a couple of hours south of Bangkok on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand. Traditionally known for its raucous nightlife centred around Walking Street, the city is a popular destination with locals, tourists and expats. Nowadays, Pattaya has a lot more to offer than a …

Things to do in Hua Hin

Hua Hin might not be as well known as Phuket or Koh Samui, but this wonderful city which sits opposite Pattaya on the western side of the Gulf of Thailand has become very popular with travelers who don’t want the over-development characteristic of Phuket, or the gaudy, in your face nightlife of Pattaya. It is …

Things to do in Koh Samui

Koh Samui is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand, and a tropical paradise with amazing white sand beaches, fantastic weather, and a wealth of fascinating attractions, plus great restaurants and nightlife for visitors. It’s the only island in the Gulf of Thailand to have an airport, making it easily accessible from Bangkok for …

Things to do in Chiang Mai

Known as the “Jewel of the North”, the ancient city of Chiang Mai is located around 700km north of the capital but is easily reached by remarkably cheap air tickets from one of the low-cost carriers. Steeped in history and culture, the city is cooler, quieter, and more laid back than the chaotic capital of …

Things to do in Phuket

Located in the Andaman Sea, Phuket is the jewel in Thailand’s tourism crown; a sprawling island enjoying year-round tropical weather with stunning beaches, a vast range of restaurants, bars and activities and great nightlife. Hugely popular with foreign tourists and locals alike, the various regions of the island all have a different feel, meaning that …

Thai Inheritance and Succession Law

What happens when someone you know died in Thailand but is not a Thai national? Recently, many people came forward with this question: what would happen if their dad died in Thailand without having a Thai nationality? How would the property of the deceased person be divided among his legal heirs …