• Tue, 11 Jun 2019 01:00
    Are Thai bureaucrats in cahoots with medical insurance companies? 
    We expats are all told it’s important to buy health insurance. Yet I once figured out that the money I would spend in a lifetime on insurance would most likely far exceed the amount I would spend on medical bills. (While people laugh at me for being a vegan, I’m 68 years old and, except for the one time I was in an accident, I haven’t needed to go to a doctor in 15 years).
    your say
  • Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:00
    Ridiculous visa requirements are fuelling an expat exodus 
    I recently returned to the country from abroad on a tourist visa, and almost immediately went to extend it at Immigration.
    your say
  • Thu, 06 Jun 2019 18:07
    Samitivej opens 30-bed Japanese 'hospital'
    Samitivej opened its "Japanese Hospital by Samitivej" this week to mainly serve Japanese customers with 30 beds on Sukhumvit 49, where many Japanese expats live.
    Corporate
  • Thu, 23 May 2019 19:29
    Thai expats see incomes soar
    The pay and benefits packages of expatriates in Thailand saw a major increase, with the overall package of an average overseas worker increasing by US$27,917 year on year, according to a new survey.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 20 May 2019 01:00
    Sympathy for the expat devil 
    Nigel Pike, in his dotage, offered up some illuminating thoughts on other over-75 unfortunates who are seemingly going to suffer the iniquities of arbitrary policies on expats’ health insurance.
    your say
  • Thu, 16 May 2019 01:00
    Mandatory health insurance for retirement visa holders likely to take effect in July
    FOREIGNERS aged 50 and above living in Thailand on a long-stay visa will likely have to buy health insurance from July onwards, as authorities are preparing guidelines to enforce the new rules.
    national
  • Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:00
    How about a relief fund to keep elderly expats in Thailand?
    Re: “A 90-year-old expat says farewell to the land he once loved,” Have Your Say, April 25.
    your say
  • Thu, 25 Apr 2019 01:00
    A 90-year-old expat says farewell to the land he once loved
    This beleaguered 90 year-old, an invalid, is leaving Thailand on May 2. In an attempt to get expats over the age of 75 a waiver to be able to stay in Thailand, I wrote letters to the chiefs of Bangkok and Phuket Immigration and a letter to the chief of police in Bangkok. Not one had the courtesy to answer! 
    your say
  • Mon, 08 Apr 2019 01:00
    Time that expats had their own MPs 
    Re: “How UK expats can vote on most important decision since WWII”, Have Your Say, April 5.
    your say
  • Fri, 05 Apr 2019 01:00
    How UK expats can vote on most important decision since WWII
    With all the discussion of the election and voting in Thailand, thoughts turn to the United Kingdom.
    your say
  • Mon, 25 Mar 2019 20:25
    Thai embassy disappointed over voiding of advance votes
    THE THAI EMBASSY in New Zealand has expressed disappointment over the possibility of advance votes by Thai expats in New Zealand being declared void, arguing that the votes were delivered in Thailand well before the counting of votes began.
    politics
  • Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:11
    Thai embassy disappointed over likely voiding of advance votes 
    The Thai Embassy in New Zealand has expressed disappointment over the possibility of advance votes by Thai expats in New Zealand being declared void, arguing that the votes were delivered in Thailand well before the counting of votes began.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:45
    Show of force: Phuket police gear up for election safety
    More than 200 Phuket police officers have lined up in a very public parade to assure locals, tourists and expats that they’re set up and ready for the March 24 election period.
    Around Thailand
  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:46
    Thais in Australia top overseas voter registration 
    Thai expats in Australia are the largest group of overseas voters, with 16,183 registering to vote, reported the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.
    politics
  • Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00
    Arbitrary rules trigger nightmares for Immigration officials, expats  
    How ironic it is that big men in uniform, sitting in big offices, being given big amounts of baht for their supposed “work”, can at a moment’s notice immediately affect the lives of expats here.
    your say
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