There are thousands of expats in Thailand
especially in the Greater Bangkok area. Some of them are working expats,
some are retired some are tourists here on a 'long term holiday' and
some....well exist in a murky world that can't be really classified as
any of the former.
The majority are western expatriates
in Bangkok at least. American expats, British expats and Germans
make up the majority of the expatriate community. Working mainly for
foreign owned companies in Bangkok and living in the expat ghettos of
Sukhumvit and silom.
There is also a significant number of
Japanese expats in Bangkok, the majority of whom are working legally
and employed by Japanese companies in Thailand. Other Asian countries
are well represented. Koreans, Chinese, Indonesians and a fairly large
community of Philippine expats mainly working in teaching jobs and a few
working in export departments where communicating with foreign customers
is essential and the local Thai staff lacking in language skills.
Bangkok Companies maintains a comprehensive
contact database of expats in Bangkok and expats in Thailand.
This database contains contact details of over 6,000 foreign expats
generally known as "Farang"
Thailand expatriate database is available for purchase or as list rental for your
marketing needs. Please contact
for more details and pricing
There are thousands of websites out there
dedicated to helping expats live and survive in a foreign land. There
are hundreds of websites written or contributed to by by expats in
Thailand. This section of Bangkok Companies site is not intended to be a
"I have lived in Bangkok a long time so I know best" Rather I would like
to share some avenues that I find useful and have found in the past to
give good advice or good sources of info for those wanting to live in
Bangkok or Thailand and especially for those foreigners or foreign
companies in Thailand who want to do business in Thailand.
In this section I want to try to help
established foreigners and those planning to come to 'The Land of
Smiles' with relevant information and guidance to expat websites,
expat associations and businesses that are expatriate orientated.
I have included another section
Expatriates in Bangkok, Expatriates
in Thailand. In this section I want to give an overview of life for
expatriates staying in Thailand and explore the possibilities for doing
business with and amongst this extensive foreign community.
if you require any information on this sector
or indeed have any tips or articles that would be useful please