Thai Life

Discover the latest regional stories and happenings in Thailand with The Thaiger, your source of credible, informative, and reliable updates. Stay informed about important local events, political happenings, social issues, cultural highlights, and entertainment stories, all curated to ensure you never miss out on what’s happening in the Land of Smiles. Our journalists will keep you informed with all the essential Thai life updates and allows you to connect with the community and experience Thailand like a local.

  • Moving to Thailand with your family: challenges and tips

    Moving to Thailand can be an exciting adventure, but it also comes with challenges, especially for expat families. Thailand is a well-liked travel destination for international families because of its energetic culture, breathtaking scenery, and kind people. But navigating Thailand’s complicated social scene may be challenging, particularly when it comes to personal accounts, work permits, and visas. In this article,…

  • Your go-to guide to property taxes in Thailand

    Buying property in Thailand is an exciting venture, whether for investment or because the beauty of this tropical country has captivated your heart. But how familiar are you with the property taxes in Thailand? The country’s tax system can seem quite complex for foreigners thinking of buying or selling property. However, it’s important that you understand it to ensure a…

  • Siamese Stone just launched The Island Collection, a luxury residence project in Phuket

    Siamese Stone, a joint venture of Siamese Asset PLC, Ritta Holding, Cornerstone, and Dynasty Development, has just launched their highly-anticipated “Island Collection” project on 21 December 2023. The exclusive project, consisting of 9 four-bedroom and five-bathroom private pool villas with a starting price of 69 million baht, marks a significant milestone in the luxury real estate landscape of Phuket. The…

  • Can foreigners buy property in Thailand? A comprehensive guide

    Thailand has more than its vibrant street food and bustling city life that captivates the hearts of many foreigners. The possibility of a permanent stay becomes quite appealing, which begs the question – can foreigners buy property in Thailand? Buying property in Thailand as a foreigner can be tricky. But don’t worry. In this guide, we’ll give you all the…

  • Why hire a real estate professional in Thailand?

    Thailand’s real estate market is one of the most vibrant in Southeast Asia and has been attracting investors from all over the world for decades. It has some of the most attractive investment opportunities in the region, particularly for those looking for a combination of returns and lifestyle. The country has seen tremendous growth in the past years and its…

  • Lisa BLACKPINK becomes first K-pop artist with 100 million Instagram followers

    Lisa Manobal, also known as Lisa from BLACKPINK, has made history as the first K-pop artist to amass 100 million followers today on her Instagram account, lalalalisa_m. This feat not only places Lisa at the forefront of the K-pop industry but also distinguishes her as the first female Asian artist to achieve such a milestone. On this same day, Lisa,…

  • A record is set with a groundbreaking 11 billion baht investment for Gardens of Eden

    In a strategic move that underscores the burgeoning maturity of Phuket as a sought-after multicultural lifestyle destination, Amal Group of Companies has introduced Gardens of Eden on Bangtao Beach. This sprawling 73-rai luxury wellness residential and hospitality community is set to redefine large-scale developments on super prime locations on the island, with an investment capital of THB11 billion (US$315 million).…

  • What you need to know about transferring funds into Thailand for property purchase

    So you’ve decided to purchase property in Thailand? As a foreigner, buying a property in Thailand can be complicated. You need to really understand the process of buying real estate, including how to transfer your money to Thailand. Any foreigner planning to buy a property must adhere to the proper steps to transfer money into Thailand. If you don’t follow…

  • How to go cashless at 7-11 Thailand

    Cash is still king in many parts of Thailand. But, you know those times when you just want to quickly buy something from 7-11 without counting out the right amount of cash or waiting for change? Well, good news! 7-11 in Thailand offers various payment methods, including cashless options. You don’t even need to bring your wallet or your cards…

  • Why do you need legal protection as a foreigner in Thailand?

    Legal protection might not top your list as a foreigner living in Thailand. But imagine having to navigate the Thai legal system without being fluent in the language or knowing the local culture. This is the reality for numerous foreigners in Thailand. You see, not all Thai experiences involve pristine beaches and colourful night markets. Sometimes, it also includes brushing…

  • Playful phrases and helpful tips for travelers exploring Thailand

    Embarking on a journey to Thailand can be likened to diving into a sea filled with enchanting corals of culture, with each vibrant hue representing a unique aspect of the wonderful Thai tapestry. A crucial piece of your underwater equipment is, undoubtedly, your phrasebook. Navigating Thai culture with grace Start on a playful note by greeting everyone with a beaming…

  • Mysterious objects found in Phuket Pool Villa: A satirical homebuyer’s story

    Wouldn’t it be fun if you walked into a house in the tropical paradise of Phuket and found a bath full of cash as part of the deal?* What if a recent homebuyer’s online property search took an unexpected turn? What began as a typical tour of available homes transformed into an adventure of discovery, as this potential homeowner stumbled…

  • A comprehensive guide for foreigners buying condos in Thailand

    If you want to live permanently in Thailand or invest in the country’s property market, buying a condo is possibly the easiest and most secure option. But figuring out where to start can seem daunting, can’t it? You may find yourself asking: How do I do this safely? What are the legal implications of such an investment? So, to help…

  • Scope Langsuan penthouse frenzy: Bangkok’s priciest pad finds a buyer in a flash

    A penthouse at Scope Langsuan in Bangkok swiftly changed hands for 436 million baht (US$11.832 million) just one week after hitting the market, setting a new record as Thailand’s most expensive condominium. Scope Langsuan is a collaboration between Scope Company Limited and SC Asset Corporation Public Limited. The condominium is positioned as an ultra-luxury residence targeting an international premium group,…

  • Lisa from BLACKPINK wows Paris with a ‘crazy’ cabaret act, controversy and sizzling moves

    Lisa Manobal, better known as Lisa from BLACKPINK, concluded her headline performance at the renowned Parisian cabaret, Crazy Horse Paris, between September 28 and 30, leaving audiences awestruck with her sultry dance moves. The show, without a doubt, managed to captivate audiences with its electrifying performance that left fans and celebrities alike buzzing with excitement. The praise that poured in…

  • Exploring different types of loans available for foreigners in Thailand

    In need of a loan? As an expat living in Thailand, you’re probably wondering what your options are. Getting a loan in the country as a foreigner is not easy, but it’s not impossible. Guided by an interest in propelling economic development and promoting tourism, the local government has taken significant strides in making access to financial support much easier…

  • Can expats get a loan in Thailand?

    As an expat living in Thailand, you may have often wondered, “Can I get a loan as a foreigner in Thailand?” Maybe you’re eyeing that lovely condominium in the heart of Bangkok, dreaming of a shiny new car, planning your dream tropical wedding by the beach, or thinking of sprucing up your home. And naturally, you’re looking at loans to…

  • Guide to taxes for expats in Thailand

    It’s always more fun in Thailand, isn’t it? The tropical weather, the smiling faces, and oh, the food — it’s really a paradise. But here’s the thing: when you decide to call Thailand home, it’s important not to overlook your obligations, including taxes. Understanding it should be a priority as it helps ensure a smooth and lawful stay in your…

  • Why Wireless Road is one of the top neighbourhoods in Bangkok

    Bangkok is a city full of character, with each neighbourhood sporting its own flavour. Yet, standing tall amongst all is Wireless Road, which acts like a magnet, attracting not only locals but people from every corner of the world. But what gives this place its unique edge? Is it the alluring glow of opulent shopping centres, the irresistible aromas that…

  • The best 1-bedroom condos for young professionals in Bangkok

    Investing in a condo in Bangkok’s CBD indicates a lifestyle choice that blends comfort with convenience. A short commute to work, easy access to amenities such as shopping centres, restaurants and parks, and the invigorating energy of a busy city can be yours. Not forgetting the stunning cityscapes that can offer a soothing visual escape from your living room window.…

  • Pheu Thai candidate Srettha sues over tax evasion allegations from Chuwit

    In a recent turn of events surrounding the Pheu Thai Party, Srettha Thavisin, the prime ministerial candidate, commanded his legal counsel to start a legal battle against the well-known whistleblower Chuwit Kamolvisit. This move comes in response to allegations raised by Chuwit that Srettha was complicit in tax evasion incidents related to land acquisitions by the property giant, Sansiri Plc.…

  • Home Sweet Home horror game draws global attention to Thailand culture

    A remarkable partnership in Thailand is harnessing the power of online gaming to stimulate global interest in the country’s rich cultural heritage and potentially boost tourism. The launch of this pioneering project that matches the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) up with the popular horror game Home Sweet Home was announced yesterday in Bangkok. The TAT has united forces with…

  • 5 best pool villas for sale near Bang Tao, Phuket

    Bang Tao, known for its pristine beach, luxurious resorts and superior lifestyle amenities, is home to some of the most extraordinary residential options in Phuket. And below, we’ve selected five standout pool villas currently on sale in the flourishing area of Bang Tao, Phuket all noteworthy for their design, location, and outstanding features. These properties encapsulate the essence of tropical…

  • A visitor’s guide to ethical elephant sanctuaries in Thailand

    If you are a tourist, a trip to Thailand is incomplete without seeing the country’s extraordinary elephants. These majestic animals have been an integral part of Thailand’s culture and history, used for a variety of purposes such as for transportation, war, logging (in the timber industry), and now tourism. Currently, there are around 3,500 – 4,000 captive elephants in Thailand.…

  • Condos for sale under US$100,000 in Bangkok

    Bangkok, the charming capital of Thailand, is a magnet for adventurers, cultural enthusiasts, foodies, and increasingly, property investors. Ever wondered if you could join this crowd, without forking out a fortune? Here’s some good news for you – finding a condo for sale under US$100,000 in the bustling city of Bangkok is not only possible but surprisingly easier than you…

  • Must-visit Pad Krapao restaurants in Bangkok

    Pad Krapao ผัดกะเพรา, which directly translates to “stir-fried holy basil,” is a popular stir-fried Thai dish that combines any kind of meat (could range from chicken, beef, to seafood) with holy basil and chilli. A favourite and staple in Thai cuisine, the food is usually served with rice and a fried egg, adding a delicious touch. You can find Pad…

  • Silom Bangkok: Thailand neighbourhood guide 2023

    Silom is an omnipresent reminder of the commercial heart thriving within Bangkok, a neighbourhood bustling with life, character, and charm. Complete with impressive skyscrapers, a robust nightlife, and not to forget, the benefit of devouring aromatic street food that pulls you in without a moment’s delay. It’s not just Silom’s character that sets it apart. Its impressive location, along with…

  • Condos you can get for under US$100,000 in Chiang Mai

    Perhaps you’ve been daydreaming of a luxurious space to call your own, somewhere balmy, somewhere serene, somewhere culturally rich, but worry the price tag might resemble an international phone number rather than a sliver of your hard-earned savings. Good news! Chiang Mai, Thailand, is plausibly your “somewhere”. You’ll be stunned to find you can secure a slice of this paradisiacal…

  • 5 Sathorn condos offering a luxurious lifestyle

    If you haven’t heard already, Bangkok’s flourishing Sathorn area has become a coveted hot spot, combining the best of business and leisure. As a rapidly developing area, Sathorn today is peppered with luxurious homes, scrumptious fine dining, modern hotels and effortlessly chic condos. Primarily known as a Central Business District, Sathorn boasts impressive skyscrapers, eye-catching landmarks, and superb transport connections…