Luang Prabang’s laid-back aura is perfect for chilling out – just ask Mick Jagger

by Mayo Martin SO THERE I was at a nightclub called Muang Swa. A live band was well into an all-Thai pop rock set. And the locals were, well, I had no idea what they were doing. It seemed to be a cross between some traditional folk dance and a barn dance. Welcome to Luang […]

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The First Self Storage Facility in Thailand Had Its Challenges Getting Started

Starting a business can be rough no matter where you are. Every state government has its own regulations you must follow along with the federal ones. Then of course there is whatever local and municipal ones not superseded by either the state or federal government. Those are just the legal hurdles that have to be […]

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Does your Expat Healthcare Plan Pass the Financial Fitness Test?

Written by Chad Creveling, CFA & Peggy Creveling, CFA    Monday, 01 November 2010 22:58 An expat American living with her family in Hong Kong is diagnosed with late-stage stomach cancer. Since her husband’s healthcare benefits only covered him, the couple had purchased a private family healthcare plan from a major U.K. insurer with total […]

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CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) presence in Thailand

Matthew Silvester, Executive Engineering Coordinator and Meinhardt (Thailand) Ltd, recently contacted us to inform that: “I’m a regular subscriber to your TCN publication. You may or may not be aware who “CIBSE” are (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers). Heretofore the institution has had a limited presence here in Thailand. They have however recently appointed […]

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Thailand rates highly in expat survey

Thailand‘s friendly factor figures highly among expatriates planning to relocate to other countries, according to the Expat Explorer 2010 online survey sponsored by HSBC Bank International. Friendly attitude of the people towards foreigners is lauded by the expatriate community. Conducted by a third-party research firm between April and June, the survey of 4,127 expats from […]

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