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    Can you adopt Thai stray cats?

    Thinking about adopting a stray cat in Thailand? You’re not alone. With nearly a million stray dogs and cats roaming the streets, the need for loving homes is more urgent than ever. The sight of kittens and cats navigating the urban jungle, dodging predators, and scrounging for food is heart-wrenching. But you can make a difference. Adopting a stray cat…

  • China News

    Toddler home alone stirs debate after preparing own milk in China

    A three and a half year old boy has stirred up emotions online after being caught on camera preparing his own powdered milk and putting himself to sleep while home alone. The incident took place in Hefei, Anhui province, China, and was reported by Jiupai News on December 12. The video footage reveals the boy sitting at a dining table,…

  • Thailand News

    Three strategies to pay off your home loan faster in Thai baht

    The topic of mortgage payments has been making waves on social media recently, following a Facebook user sharing their experience of repaying a home loan with a bank. The user was required to pay 10,900 baht, but after deducting the principal amount, only 5.50 baht was left, the remainder being interest. Today, we want to share three easy, effective strategies…

  • Thailand News

    Government Housing Bank breaks ground with 0% down payment home loans

    The Government Housing Bank (GHB) is set to introduce three new home loan products with a combined budget of 45 billion baht. With an initial interest rate of 0% for the first three months and a minimum monthly repayment of just 3,300 baht per million borrowed, the bank aims to make homeownership more accessible for Thai citizens. GHB, a state-run…

  • World News

    Popular food blogger’s 11 million baht Ho Chi Minh penthouse plagued with water leaks and cracks

    After investing over 11 million baht (US$304,321) in a high-end penthouse in Ho Chi Minh City, 30 year old food blogger and YouTuber Đặng Anh Vũ from Hanoi faced unexpected issues with his new abode. Despite meticulous planning and attention to every detail, Vũ experienced severe problems with water leakage and cracked walls after only two years of residence. Vũ…

  • Thailand News

    COTTO life room viewer app: Tile selection made easier for Thai households

    The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly shifted consumer lifestyles over the past three to four years, with increased emphasis on home-based living and working. This shift has not only led to continuous purchasing of new homes but also renovations of existing ones. This is particularly true when it comes to choosing materials for home decoration, especially floor or wall tiles. The…

  • South Thailand News

    A young boy’s plea to King for rooftop repairs gets heartwarming response

    In Nakhon Si Thammarat, a young boy from a destitute family has successfully received aid to restore the dilapidated rooftop of his home after his plea to His Majesty the King was met with a positive response. Nine-year-old, Thirat Thongphet lives in a modest village within Khuntalay, a section of the Lan Saka district. The youngster penned a plea on…

  • China News

    Millions of Chinese head home to countryside despite Xi’s Covid worries

    Millions of Chinese residents are headed back home for the Chinese New Year despite President Xi Jinping’s worries about Covid spreading through rural areas. Xi said he was “concerned” about the countryside’s ability to handle a surge in Covid infections, but China’s transport authorities are predicting more than two billion trips will be made this month and into next month.…

  • Ask an Agent

    Can Non-Thai nationals get financing to buy property in Thailand?

    There are a few ways foreigners can use finance to purchase property in Thailand. If you’re an expatriate who owns a business in Thailand or you are currently working on a job that pays well, there is a possibility that you can borrow money against your company in the form of a mortgage to buy a home. However, since each…

  • Special Features

    Exclusive lifestyle: Most prestigious condominiums in Bangkok 2022

    There is never a lack of luxury apartments in Bangkok, and each new complex surpasses the previous in terms of pricing and facilities. Here are the topmost prestigious apartment units for sale in Bangkok in 2022. The most expensive apartment on the list is worth 450,000,000 million baht ($13,088,817 million). Check out the list below: 1. Glamorous apartment in Bangkok’s…

  • Property News

    Bangkok real estate developer confidence dipped in Q1 due to supply chain woes

    Thailand’s home developer sentiment index was 47 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 52 in the fourth quarter of 2021. The reason for the dip in confidence? Russia’s war in Ukraine, of course. The ongoing conflict has significantly influenced the cost of petrol and numerous construction supplies, notably steel, which has seen a 35% increase in price since…

  • Property News

    Thailand real estate sales projected to stay strong in 2022 — CBRE

    CBRE plans to sell 14 billion baht in real estate this year, representing a 15% increase year on year, with luxury low-rise residences and resort villas being the main sellers. The company reportedly made 12 billion baht from real estate sales in 2021, an increase of 30% from the previous year. Luxury low-rise homes and villas have increased in popularity…

  • Property News

    Nawarat to launch 2 projects at 2 billion baht in 2022

    After a two-year break, contractor Nawarat Patanakarn aims to launch two new home projects costing nearly 2 billion baht in 2022. The new developments will be close to existing ones that are nearly sold out or have a high demand. The company aims to earn 600 million baht by year’s end, a conservative estimate well below its 690 million baht…

  • Destination Guide

    Neighbourhood Guide: Asoke, Bangkok

    Bangkok can be a challenging city to explore due to its wide variety of neighbourhoods. One of the busiest and most dynamic areas is Asoke. There are many words to describe it Asoke. Some label it as a prime hangout spot, while others call it the central business district. Either way, it’s a central location in the heart of Bangkok…

  • Property News

    Unsold properties saturate Thailand real estate market, may breach 1 trillion baht

    Developers of residential properties in Thailand should exercise caution when announcing new properties this year, as their collective plans represent the largest amount of new properties in more than a decade, warns Asia Plus Securities. Meanwhile, unsold properties present a high level of risk and might exceed a total value of 1 trillion baht. The word of caution comes as…

  • Property

    5 smart devices to customise your property in Thailand

    When it comes to different types of smart home devices, there’s a huge selection across a wide price range. Adding gadgets you can operate remotely will make your house a little more manageable a lot more automated. So pimp out your property with these 5 tech items for a smarter home. Google Nest Mini The Nest Mini is an excellent…

  • Property

    Singha Estate to invest B11 billion in projects in 2022, targets hotels and offices

    Thailand property giant Singha Estate says it wants to invest 11 billion baht in new and current projects in 2022, aiming for a 73% increase in revenue — as soon as global tourism improves. Of that figure, some 4 billion baht will be reserved for fresh plots of land for low-rise housing developments aimed at the upper end of the…

  • Property

    Siamese Asset plans 6 residential properties, targets healthcare and foreigners

    Siamese Asset plans to build 6 new residential properties in the Bangkok area for a total cost of more than 11 billion baht, including properties that would provide nursing care for the elderly and rehabilitation clients. Siamese Taling Chan is one of the new projects the company has envisioned for the healthcare sector in 2022. It would be a combination…

  • Property

    Thailand self-built home costs to rise at least 5%, as metal and fuel prices spike

    The prices of self-built homes are projected to rise by 5-8 percent, spurred by rising metal and fuel costs in the wake the war in Ukraine. Since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine last month, metal prices have increased by 50%. Key construction materials, various metals account for some 20% of home building costs. As a result, the prices of…

  • Property

    Sansiri to launch 28 low-rise properties in 2022, bolstering ‘affordable’ housing in Thailand

    Thailand real estate developer Sansiri says it aims to launch 28 new projects worth 39 billion baht in 2022, more than double last year’s figure, citing its growing confidence in low-rise housing projects for the domestic market. Last year, Sansiri’s presales for low-rise properties totalled 22.4 billion baht, comfortably exceeding its goal of 20 billion baht by 12%, according to…

  • Property

    SC Asset to develop 27 domestic projects in 4 years, targets 100 billion baht in revenue

    SC Asset Corporation aims to invest 40 billion baht to build new residential developments in Thailand totaling 130 billion baht between 2022 and 2025, with a revenue target of 100 billion baht over the next four years. Of the 130 billion baht the SET-listed developer intends to invest in new releases from 2022 to 2025, 20 billion baht would go…

  • Property

    Thailand homebuilder Seacon aims for 28% sales growth in 2022

    Thailand homebuilder Seacon Company Limited announced it expects a 28% increase in profits for 2022, hoping to make a staggering 2.4 billion baht in sales, as it prioritises luxury and high end properties. The ambitious sales target comes as Thailand’s first homebuilder company celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Last year Thailand’s homebuilding business significantly improved with a market value…

  • Property

    Thailand real estate prices expected to rise in 2022

    Since the first quarter of 2020, the home price index has been declining while new home prices have increased. Several pandemic-related factors are to blame, including an increase in the costs of fuel and construction materials, along with higher inflation and a labour shortage. The compounding of these pressures mean real estate prices in Thailand are ready to rise in…

  • Property News

    Property juggernaut AP Thailand to launch 65 projects costing B78 billion in 2022

    Property developer AP Thailand is expected to unveil a whopping 65 new projects valued at 78 billion baht this year, the most in the Thai real estate market, with units ranging from approximately 1.9 to 50 million baht each. The company’s confidence in the first quarter signals good news to investors in the SET-listed company, which is currently ranked No.…

  • World News

    10 year high: Real estate price spike in Singapore

    Last year, Singapore home prices rose to their highest level in more than a decade, boosting the island state’s government’s decision to impose “cooling” policies that will hopefully help the Singaporean property market’s stability. According to estimates released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority on Friday, prices increased by 10.6% in 2021. This is the highest level since 2010, when they…

  • Property

    Top 5 property developers in Thailand 2022

    The Thai capitol of Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis that’s constantly under construction. At any given moment, you’ll find roads torn up for repairs, jamming traffic for kilometres on end; the elevated concrete backbones of new sky train lines being built in the middle of already too-narrow streets; and countless apartment complexes under construction, towering more than 30 stories high,…

  • South Thailand News

    Thai woman’s bedtime routine rudely interrupted by giant King Cobra

    A 3-metre long King Cobra recently slithered into a 55 year old Thai woman’s bed in southeastern Thailand, giving her a not-so-fun surprise. The woman, Janhom Bamrungchai, says she was in the bathroom, when the snake made its move to enter her home and hide in her bed. She was shocked upon finding it and called emergency services to remove…

  • Travel Guides

    Top 10 budget Airbnbs to rent in Bangkok

    For Bangkok visitors, finding a place to rest is certainly at the top of lists, especially when there is so many accommodations in which to choose. From hotels to apartments, Thailand’s capital has it all available at your fingertips. Moreover, some of the coolest places to stay the night are, surprisingly, quite affordable. Instead of booking a hotel where you…

  • Covid-19 News

    England heads back into lockdown for a month

    England is being sent back inside, a return to a national lockdown after a troublesome surge of Covid-19 cases. Yesterday another 21,915 people were registered as new cases, and 326 died across the UK. Since the start of the pandemic in the UK there have been 1,011,660 cases and 46,555 deaths, a statistical death rate of 4.5%. The BritishPM Boris…

  • Things To Do

    Top 10 things that changed in Thailand during the Covid outbreak

    Things have changed. In some cases they’ve changed a lot and may never be the same again. Many people are suffering as a result of the impacts of lockdowns and the border closures. Entire industries, like aviation and entertainment, have been profoundly affected. Some people are being forced to re-invent their lives as a result. Fears over Covid-19 are causing…

  • Crime News

    Official faces encroachment charge, American’s home seized in Petchabun

    A senior official of the Office of the PM is facing encroachment charges after the seizure of a house built by an American man near Khao Kho national park in the northern Phetchabun province. Authorities filed a police report following an investigation by a team of forestry officials, soldiers and local authorities at the site on Thursday evening. They were…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Family’s home seized over unpaid 17,000 baht student loan

    A family’s home was seized for failing to pay back a 17,000 baht student debt. Not only were they kicked out of their home, but it was sold swiftly with little or no consultation with the family. The Phrae home in Northern Thailand was seized over the unpaid student loans. The family was later notified in a letter by the…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Massive elephant migration causes problems in the North

    The Covid-19 crisis has shuttered elephant camps across Thailand’s North and Northeast, most of which relied primarily on tourist revenue. Now around 1,000 elephants, threatened by starvation, have journeyed through the hills of northern Thailand, making a slow migration to their homes. For many of the animals, home is the village of Huay Pakoot in Chiang Mai province, where generations…

  • Phuket News

    Russians stranded in Phuket finally allowed to fly home

    78 Russian tourists who were stranded in Phuket and surrounding provinces by the Covid-19 outbreak, flew home on a special charter flight last night. Immigration police and airport staff saw them off at the international terminal lounge holding placards reading “До скорой встречи,” which means “See you soon” in Russian. They left on Aurora Airlines flight SHU5495 from Phuket international…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket firefighters rescue dogs from blazing home

    Firefighters in the southern province of Phuket today rescued 2 dogs from a burning house in the island’s Kathu district. Police say emergency services were called to the scene at the Sing Thao Thani housing around 2:30pm. When police and firefighters arrived, local residents were already trying to put out the fire themselves, according to police. Firefighters took command and…

  • Covid-19 News

    Unemployed elephants in Thailand’s north trek home

    The Covid-19 crisis has affected the livelihoods of countless millions of Thais… not all of them human. Elephant camps in Chiang Mai, and elsewhere in Thailand’s north, have been devastated by the drop in tourism, forcing some to close and having to leave their elephants without food to survive. More than 100 are now marching up to 150 kilometres back…

  • Covid-19 News

    Stranded Thai fisherman decides to swim back from Malaysia

    By March 23, Satun province had closed it’s border checkpoints with Malaysia to try to lessen the Covid-19 infections. But police have reported yesterday that a Thai fisherman was stranded in Malaysia after trying to swim across the border trying to return to his home. Police have reported finding a fisherman ,45 year old Ratanapol Pan-un, a Satun province native…