The new King of Thailand

December 2, 2016 0

HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, or simply King Vajiralongkorn, succeeded his father and ascended the throne as King Rama X, at the age of 64. The designated heir since 1972, he became the 10th king […]

Tourist visa fees waived

December 2, 2016 0

In a (desperate?) effort to boost tourism, Thailand is waiving tourist visa fees for all nationalities, starting Dec 1st and until February 28, 2017. Tourism figures were obviously not as high as expected, despite the […]

Immigration Office has moved

September 5, 2016 2

Yes, again! I’ve been living in Cha-am for 9 years and it’s already the fourth time that the Immigration Office is moving. Foreigners living in Cha-am now have to report to Phetchaburi Immigration, who has […]

90 days report form to download

July 30, 2016 2

For foreigners living in Thailand on a one-year extension and having to report to the Immigration every 90 days, here is the form to download, as a Word document. Just fill it once, save it, […]

Phuket Immigration wants to know everything

May 21, 2016 0

Foreigners in Phuket, whenever they submit an application to the Immigration (90 days report, re-entry permit, extension of stay..) will have to provide confidential information: number and details of their bank accounts, model and licence […]

Location of the Immigration Office

May 9, 2016 5

Where is the Immigration Office? Foreigners living in Cha-Am have to go to the Immigration Office of the province of Phetchaburi for all matters regarding visas, work permits, 90 days report, etc. Since September 2016, […]

Thai language for travellers

March 26, 2016 0

As a tourist visiting Thailand for the first time or occasionally, you probably won’t feel the need to learn Thai language. But it’s always fun to learn a few basic words and see the Thais’ […]

Introduction to Thai language

March 26, 2016 0

Thai language has a very simple grammar, but the pronunciation is not easy to master, as it is a tonal language. The vocabulary is usually not difficult to remember, as there are many monosyllabic words, […]

Questions about visas

March 26, 2016 2

Do I need a visa to visit Thailand? It depends on your passport. Passport holders from Western Europe, North America and Australia/NZ can enter the kingdom without any visa and stay for 30 days. Passport […]

Emergency numbers in Thailand

March 26, 2016 0

If you stay in Cha-am or in Thailand, it may be useful to write down these numbers. Numbers to know Police and general emergency call – 191 Medical emergency call – 1669 Fire – 199 […]

Questions about health and safety

March 25, 2016 0

This page is for information purpose only (please read our disclaimer). Serious matters like health and safety should be verified with the relevant authorities before you travel. Health Is there any required vaccination for visiting […]

History of Thailand since 1973

March 25, 2016 0

1973-1976 The events of October 1973 amounted to a revolution in Thai politics. For the first time the urban middle class, led by the students, had defeated the combined forces of the old ruling class […]

Military rule (1932-1973)

March 24, 2016 0

Constitutional monarchy The coup d’état of 1932 transformed the government of Thailand from an absolute to a constitutional monarchy. Siam’s first constitution included a National Assembly, half appointed and half indirectly-elected. A prime minister and […]

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