Thailand Retirement Helpers Blog

Learn to Speak Thai in Chiang Mai

Our Concierge Service provides clients with a free one-hour lesson in Street Thai. Useful phrases like, “Hello, goodbye, how much, where is, how far?…” Mastering them makes getting around much

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Thailand Bank Accounts

To prevent money laundering, Thailand has made opening a bank account without a local, permanent address and a permanent visa almost impossible in Thailand. but, since we’ve introduced almost three

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Thai Drivers Liocense
Personal Stories

Driving in Thailand

Driving in Thailand? Until now tourists could easily rent a motorcycle by just showing a passport, but a new proposal would require that tourists have a valid driving licence when they

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Health in Thailand

Buying Cheap Meds In Thailand 16 Tips

Want 16 Tips for Buying Cheap Meds In Thailand? Medbelle surveyed 50 countries for its 2019 Medicine Price Index, a comparison survey of 13 medications from heart meds to Viagra, Asthma to Anti-depressants

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Marijuana in Thailand?

Marijuana in Thailand has been a big deal since the Vietnam War. Thai marijuana, in the forµ of Thai Sticks, became famous until the DEA persuaded the Thai Government to

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Medical Care in Thailand

Medical care in Thailand is one of the world’s greatest bargains. Your can get first class medical care for a fraction of what you pay at home. Thai doctors and

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Women in Thailand

Women in Thailand: A Changing Reality Women in Thailand are famous for their good looks and good nature. Thai women are famously slim and graceful and–at least in the North,

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Health in Thailand

Health Insurance in Thailand

What’s the Scoop on Health Insurance in Thailand? The US Embassy Bangkok has issued an advisory: Thailand remains one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world. Great culture; great food;

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Health in Thailand

Owning, Insuring Cars in Thailand

What Are the Advantages of Owning, Insuring Cars in Thailand? If the cost of owning , insuring cars in Thailand seems steep, then consider a scooter. The cost of a good scooter

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Budget for Living in Thailand
Personal Stories

Budget for Living in Thailand

What’s a Budget for Expat Living in Thailand? Here’s an example of a most recent handyman bill and the story behind it: The mounting of my sliding carport gate came

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Passport Photos in Chiang Mai

Passport Photos Here are some tips to make your passport renewal less stressful than it was for me last week. The first is to start the process well in advance.

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Thailand’s TM-30 Reporting Form

The Landlord Notification Receipt, or TM.30 is a form that foreign residents in Thailand must submit whenever they stay elsewhere from their registered address. It is a huge pain in

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