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TAT says expats are confident in living a “new normal” life in Thailand – VIDEO




Expats are confident in living a “new normal” life in Thailand, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand. In their recent “Trusted Thailand Report” titled “Expat Life in Thailand,” the authority highlighted popular areas in the country among foreigners and spoke to some expats about life in Thailand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road is the most popular place for expats to live, according to TAT with many multinational businesses and districts in the area. Korea Town, along Sukhumvit between the Nana and Asok BTS stations, is still vibrant and frequently visited. One Korean restaurant business owner at the plaza says they feel safe in Thailand.

“I feel safe in Thailand because everywhere we go there is a body temperature check and we wear a mask at all times. All the waitresses wear masks. And we have to scan a QR code. The customers have to keep distancing and sit just 2 people per table.”

Down the Sukhumvit, between BTS stations Thong Lor and Ekkamai, there are many Japanese supermarkets and restaurants famous among the Japanese community in Bangkok. A retired professor from Japan who now lives in Bangkok told TAT that the Covid-19 prevention policy in Thailand is very strict, but can control the spread of the virus.

With the restrictions on overseas travel, TAT says now is a good time to encourage expats living in Thailand to get to know the country a little better. TAT says they’ve held special trips for expats and also organised the Expat Travel Deal event, adding that travel destinations in Southern Thailand were the most popular among expats.

Thailand Trusted Report EP 4: Expat Life inThailand from TATnews Official on Vimeo.



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  1. Glenn

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    blek – ooouk – puke !

    what a bunch of propaganda garbage.

  2. NoVaccineNoLife

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    Weird. Every expat and even almost every Thai I know are very scared that Thailand will soon be China 2.0, a fully digitalized dictatorship.

  3. Issan John

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Times change.

    It could hardly be clearer who the TAT see as their “expat” market in the “new normal”: Koreans, Japanese and Chinese.

    Farangs – Westerners, Brits, Europeans, Americans and Aussies – don’t even merit a mention.

  4. Timmytime

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    How many expats did they ask?????. What a load of TAT BS as usual. Way beyond time this country starts appreciate us expats who has been living here for many many years spending our money, bringing in foreign currency etc. Imagine the loss in money if every expat decided to leave Thailand.

  5. toby andrews

    Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    Will these Tat experts allow expats to pay the same to enter Thai National Parks for the same price as Thais?
    If not, disregard these liars and cheat TAT big mouths.

  6. Ian

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:17 am

    So disrespectful to farangs who give so much to this country it would have sunk without them and they wonder why I won’t invest a penny in thailand so not welcoming for us because i do think the farangs already thier and invested will so be crying in years to come if they don’t get out now you have been warned this is only the beginning of this military dictatorship if tbe student protests dont get anywhete look over the border at Myanmar and is the world helping are they fuck totally disgusting

  7. Ian Bromley

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 3:42 am

    What is more irritating than the constant stream of TAT garbage is the fact that so called news media actually publish this blatant propaganda.

  8. vic

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 6:12 am

    I hate the covidian “new normal”, I will never accept it. I’m scared about zombies wearing masks and temperature check is a joke (average temperature is 35…)
    Tell TAT that not all farang are covidian zombies.

  9. Ben

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Farangs are treated better in Thailand than Asian Americans are treated in the USA, their land of birth. There have been many incidents of racism against Asians in the USA including an attack that killed an elderly Thai American man in the Bay Area and recent killings in Atlanta. Trump fueled this with his nationalism rhetoric and unwillingness to denounce white supremacy. Given the rhetoric I see from many of you here I’m sure you would be a supporter of his if you were American.

    These events have not played well in Asia. How would you, as farangs, like to be told to go back to where you came from on regular basis? You are complaining about not getting as much attention from TAT, not being appreciated or having to pay more for an attraction than a local. This is trivial compared to how a Thai would be treated in America if he were to visit or emigrate.

    Many of you have chosen to come to Thailand. It is what it is. As far as they’re concerned you’re not god’s gift to Thailand. If you want to stay here follow their rules and be a good citizen and realize you’re not one of them just like Asians are not considered Americans, by many whites, even through many are.

    You have a choice to leave if you don’t like your situation in Thailand. Stop whining and be an adult. It’s not that bad.

    Now I’m ready for your backlash since I’ve opened up this can of worms. I’d be surprised if most of you, except for IJ, was empathetic to what I just laid out.

  10. Khitung Thai

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 6:53 am

    I agree this is proaganda. I used to come to Thaialnd multiple times a year for the past decade, but didnt in 2020 and still to this day. I’ve had money for the past year plus ready to come back for a two month holiday. But I will not with the quarentine on my own expense plus the government form agreeing to download some tracking app. Plus you never know if someone gets the sniffles somewhere and next thing you know a whole province goes into lockdown again. Oh, and try to convince me to put a super-duper safe experimental unproven and with unknown long-term effects of any of thes vaccines to be put into my body. No way to any of it.

  11. Khitung Thai

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 6:56 am

    ok sheep. do what your told

  12. Super risque

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Hell of a backlash you receive there Ben. Despite your super edgy and risque comment this is your only reply in three hours.

  13. Issan John

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 10:08 am

    What I find ironic, almost amusing, Ben, is that despite it being impossible to miss (or at least I would have thought so), those commenting here are so obsessed with their own importance, with “me, me, me” and how much they think Thailand “owes” them, that they haven’t noticed that farangs aren’t even on the TAT radar any more.

  14. toby andrews

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Do Asians pay more to visit an attraction in the USA?
    And I dispute what you wrote. I AM! I am God’s gift to Thailand!!!
    By the way I was a victim of racism when I was a young backpacker in San Francisco. I tried to obtain a job in a Chinese restaurant. I was refused. Why? Because I was white.
    Asians work in white owned restaurants all over the USA
    Is there the remotest chance a westerner in Thailand could have a job in a Thai restaurant?
    I have never seen one.
    Ever seen a Thai return to Thailand from the USA? They might return for a visit, but come back and live under the Thai dictators, and corrupt rotten society, I don’t think so.

  15. Phil

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    To Ben,

    You must be from the USA and not from anywhere else on the “round” planet.
    Almost creepy how you write, America, when you talk about the United States. 95% of your commentary is just straight BS. The only thing I can agree with is the racism scandal in the United States, the rest is total nonsense, written by an obviously ignorant person! How is any person of western origin “farang” obviously from the US. There are still some countries with native white people “also farangs” where there are not such racist problems.

  16. Stardust

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    @Ben the result we can see in Myanmar. You really talking rubbish! In Europe the Thaiwifes or husbands have full rights no need a wirk permit or businessvisa and full access to social security. Here Europeabs support big Thaifamilies pay their schools pay the taxes, their food ,their economy so what did any Thais for that. By the way also the loans for Thailand and Thai airways. I know Europeans are already grandfathers living since 40 years in Thailand care for the grandchildren pay their schools and university and what did Thailand for them??? A big shame and a big garbage you talk. Ben what you did for Thailand or Europe to have only a big mouth?!

  17. Ben

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Just as I thought. Not any awareness of the world. Just me me me.

    Stardust, I’m not sure what you’re saying because your diction isn’t great. Anyway I’m not talking about Europe – I don’t live there. I’m sure Asians are being harassed there too.

    Toby, I thought you were gods gift to Cambodia now.

    Everyones complaints and whining reek of white privileged. Thailand is what it is. I don’t know why someone would choose to go to a country if they think they’re being treated so terribly. Just go home if it’s so terrible. You must be so miserable.

  18. Norm

    Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:55 am

    Bullshit Ben. I am not going to bother with showing you why. Your a big boy. You can take the time to figure it out. You won’t but whatever. Thailand’s loss, not mine.

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