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Digital Nomad in Bangkok: How to Have Fun and Get Work Done

Life in the Land of Smiles almost never gets dull. You have plenty of reasons that you might want to live and work here. Bangkok, a city of 8.2 million people, has a huge digital nomad community, and it’s a fun place to live and work. This is a fantastic place for an expat who wants to live a fun and exciting life. In fact, Bangkok has become world famous for its blood-pumping, action-filled nightlife. How’s Life in Bangkok as an Expat? At face value, you might not imagine Bangkok…

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Digital Economy in Thailand

If there’s one thing that’s red hot in Thailand right now it certainly is the political landscape. But right after that we definitely have the Tourism and Food industry. And then we surely have…well at some point there’s Electronic Commerce and Online Business. And since Thailand understood that E-Commerce isn’t that big in Thailand at the moment – especially compared to other countries that we like to compare ourselves too (no, not Burma) Thailand has come up with some ideas to promote this – still not sky rocketing – market. How?…

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7 points that increase email responses in Thailand – How to send emails in Thailand

The email response rate in Thailand is quite low. Ah who are we kidding: It barely exists. It doesn’t matter where, who or what you email about. Sure, corporations are more likely to reply. However emphasis on more likely. Still not sure. When it comes to Universities or small businesses…good luck. Especially when it comes to more advanced or detailed requests. In order to increase the likelihood of a response there are a few things that have to be proven important for me. 1.) Short subjects. Don’t use fancy words.…

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Germany offers work for qualified Thais

Being from Germany and having worked in vocational education in Thailand before I was quite happy to read news about a new rule that now allows Thais (and other nationalities of course) to search for work in Germany more easily. To more precise it’s about the recognition of ones obtained qualifications. That’s now easier than before and hence enables qualified job seekers to find corresponding work more easily. According to Labour Ministry permanent secretary Jeerasak Sukonthachart Thais will be able to enter 18 occupations in Germany if their qualifications, including…

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Presentations in Thailand

While doing some research for presentations I stumbled across a screenshot from a famous presentation techniques book. It compared the attention span of US audiences with audiences in France and Germany. Quite interesting to see, a little funny but so true. That’s when I thought I have to add the Thai part.Said and done. Here we go with the added Thai part. An explanation to Thai presentations will follow afterwards. So now after seeing this short overview (as mentioned before, only the Thai column was added by myself, the rest…

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Work ethics in Thailand – This content is not available in your country

The F-Word section is dedicated to critical thoughts and opinions. The F-Word stands for Farang Word in this case since a lot of issues are usually “solved” by saying we have different cultural backgrounds. Sometimes that just doesn’t do the trick. We try to show some problems – and maybe even get people to think about those things mentioned. The F-Word might be a bit provocative in times – it is however not meant to offend anyone. Those are just being raised because we care – if we wouldn’t care,…

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2 Years working, living & traveling in Thailand – A personal review

Welcome to an upclose and extremely personal recap of my past two years over here in Thailand. This is not a super informational post but more a ‘what happened so far’ kinda thing with a lot of extremely personal opinions and biased conclusions. Just so you know. And yes, that was the first of many bad musical references. Furthermore I’ll divide this post into the three familiar parts Living, Traveling and Teaching/Work. Disclaimer: //end Let’s start with the easy and for most people probably most interesting part: Traveling. Over the…

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Whistle Blower – Thai Job Creation Scheme

When you’re hanging out in Thailand a little longer or if you simply take your eyes of the sexy young Thai girls and focus on the things around you you are quite likely to see a guy with a whistle. Where? Everywhere! It doesn’t matter if it’s on the exit of a shopping mall parking lot, a school gate, hotel exit / entrance…they are everywhere. And what they do? The blow the whistle. Literally. Unfortunately. It is thought to be, of course, help. The whistle blowing should make you aware…

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How to find jobs in Thailand – Thai Job Boards

Over the past few weeks the search queries aiming on ‘jobs in thailand’ and ‘how to find jobs in thailand’ have been increasing on this site so I thought I’ll give it a shot and explain quickly some of the best ways to find  jobs in The Land Of Smile. Like in the western world, the internet is the place to go especially if you are not able to read Thai newspapers. English language newspaper postings are usually also available online. So let’s check some of the best online boards…

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How many golf balls are there in Thailand?

A few days ago I came across a quite nice job interview question. ‘How many golf balls are there in Thailand?’. While this is obviously thought to urge the interviewee to approach a totally out of concept task/question I, being located in Thailand, can relate much more to this question. So let’s see how we can take this on. At first a few different approaches come to my mind. Let’s what we can come up with: 1.) The smart ass answer: 21,398,472 Why? Prove me wrong! 2.) Guess from the hip: 12,000,000 Why? Well.…

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