I stay in Thailand one month every year. why?? Because I do not think it is worth to pay for extra visa, I will never marry a Thai woman and I will never want buy land. I am here to enjoy whatever Thais want tourists to enjoy. Many people I met here have troubled time selling their properties. And most of houses here are in very very poor shape.
Overall, we are not Thai, we can not tell them what to do. There are plenty of of smart, educated Thais but unfortunately selfish can govern this country.
Bangkok's apartment market booming
(dpa) - Apartments in central Bangkok are enjoying 90 per cent occupancy rates, driven by strong demand from expats whose numbers continue to rise each year, a Jones Lang LaSalle property study revealed on Tuesday.
"An increasing number of expats has continued to sustain healthy performance in the apartment sector despite higher competition with condominiums for rent," said Dan Tantisunthorn, Head of Research at Jones Lang LaSalle - an international real estate consultant.
Although it is difficult to estimate the exact number of expats living in Bangkok, those who have been granted work permits by the government continue to rise on an annual basis.
The number of expats working legally in the capital rose from 47,107 at the end of 2004 to 54,607 at the end of 2005, up 16 per cent, and jumped another 5 per cent to 57,343 by mid-year 2006, according to Jones Lang LaSalle.
Many more expats are known to live in Thailand's capital without work permits, leaving the country every 90 days to renew their tourist visas. The government is mulling tightening regulations on tourist visas to crack down on these illegal residents.
According to Jones Lang LaSalle's study, 2006 will see a total of 34 new condominium projects with more than 7,600 units completed in central Bangkok, but the new space will not necessarily undermine the apartment sector.
"We do not believe the apartment market will be significantly affected by competition from condominiums due to the distinct natures of the two types of developments," said Dan.
"Apartments are purpose-built for rent and thus offer features that are tailored to tenant requirements, including specific conceptual and architectural designs, unit sizes, and furnishings as well as tenant management," he noted.
I never done any visa runs either.
As you, I come to TL to enjoy what this country has to offer to tourists. Then after 30 days is up, so I leave.
I do not understand why some farangs want to settle down in TL. Or want to marry Thais, or want to own a piece of property or
build a house. Doing all these while fully know that they are not welcomed to own anything in this country.
Now the Thai gov't. is tightened VOA. How those poor soul farangs going to do ?
The Sky is limited.
well it might stop all the rubbish. lol
and another thing the reason a lot of brits want to own land and build on it is we might just love your country more than the uk. and as for the people in thailand i just love them.
and as for me i dont want to tell anybody how to run there country or try to change things. i just want to fit in and get on with my friends that i have made. so not all brits are that bad. but i find the yanks are are the worst for taking over sorry buts thats how i feel. kind regards
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