I have two fantastic work from home jobs that involve frequent international travel. Both of my employers are U.S. companies and I am a U.S. citizen. I want to continue working, but relocate my base to Asia for a year or two. I'd prefer to live in: Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Japan or Bangkok, but am open to other options. I do not want to get a local job, but to keep my current gigs. So, the question is: how can I get permission to stay without a local job? I have plenty of money coming in, but I won't be able to rent an apartment on a tourist visa. What are my visa/immigration options? Any advice for the above listed destinations or other fine cities in Asia, would be much appreciated. I have more than a decade of long-term travel experience in Asia and speak Japanese and basic Vietnamese, FWIW.
posted by dead_
on Sep 11, 2013 -
asking for a friend: do you have contact information for domestic violence shelters/hotlines/resources in Bangkok Thailand. Preferably in Thai, but can also be in English. [more inside]
posted by cupcake1337
on Apr 25, 2013 -
Bangkok to Ko Mak and back again: Help me solve an impending travel conundrum in Thailand
(Transit nerds and Thai-speaking timetable readers welcome!) [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Dec 12, 2012 -
My husband and I (both 27) are going to be traveling to Bangkok and Toyko in late November and are trying to figure out what neighborhood is best to stay. Budget isn't an issue. Ideally we'd like to be close to the subway/public transportation in both places.
Any ideas on good hotels in neighborhoods you'd recommend? For Bangkok we've heard that Sukhumvit is a great area. For Toyko, we heard Keio Plaza in the Shinjuku area. Not sure if that it is too much of a business/corporate area.
We appreciate your help!
posted by jenmcee
on Aug 19, 2012 -
Around the World! Need help with some logistics. Part 1: Bangkok, Thailand, then overland to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Best travel method: rail or bus or rented car? Stops along the way? Via the interior (Aranyaprathet) or along the beach (via Koh Kong)? Other things we're not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by solotoro
on Jul 26, 2012 -
For those familiar with the Bangkok airport: On Wednesday morning, my flight from Koh Samui will land at 7:05 a.m. , and my flight from Bangkok to Taipei will take off at 8:25a.m. I'll have carry-on luggage only, and a Canadian passport. Will I have time to get from domestic arrivals to international departures in time to check in, get thru security and get on my Taipei flight? (They are two separate tickets.) Alternatively, will it be relatively easy to get on the later flight to Taipei if I miss the first? Its on China Airlines, I have no familiarity with their policies. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on Jun 17, 2012 -
I'm going on a business trip to Bangkok. What do I do with my two extra nights? [more inside]
posted by Elcee
on Feb 23, 2012 -
Is anyone here from Bangkok? I'm planning on visiting in January for a medical procedure. How bad is the flooding right now? Would you advise me against visiting in January? Also, I can't speak Thai, if that's relevant. Thanks.
posted by surenoproblem
on Dec 2, 2011 -
Last weekend I purchased a uniqueT-shirt at Bangkok's Jatujak/Chatuchak weekend market. I got home and found it's the wrong size. Help me figure out how to find and contact a single vendor out of the 15,000 stalls. [more inside]
posted by Xurando
on Nov 23, 2011 -
We're honeymooning in Thailand for 2 weeks in February. I have questions about everything from jet lag, budgeting time between the north and the beaches, intra-Thailand travels, and the ethics of elephant rides. [more inside]
posted by Viola
on Nov 16, 2011 -
I have 2 nights and 3 partial days in Bangkok before meeting up with family to head to Koh Samui. Where should I stay? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove
on Jul 5, 2011 -
WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark
on Jul 4, 2011 -
Which of Thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile 3g or 4g or whatever tech speed with unlimited plan in Bangkok area. And how much does it cost. Whether it is a USB or 3G or 4g SIM card.
posted by omaralarifi
on Mar 26, 2011 -
Specific travel filter: Anyone know any hotels, hostels, guesthouses, B&Bs etc at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport that a) can pick up and return my hapless self to the airport (the next day) and b) offer 24 hour check in and out? [more inside]
posted by mudkicker
on Dec 26, 2010 -
The Great Blizzard of Christmas 2010 has severely derailed my plans (love snow as I do). I was supposed to fly from Newark to Hong Kong on Dec. 26th at 3:30, arrive in HK at 8:30pm Dec 27th, then fly Air Asia Hong Kong-Bangkok on the morning of Dec. 28th with a connecting flight immediately following from Bangkok - Luang Prabang, Laos.
Newark is supposed to get a foot plus of snow tomorrow. I am feeling a little screwed. Is anyone out there skilled at making the best of this kind of situation? I've never dealt with it before, and have spent the last eight hours trying to make something work. Details below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong
on Dec 26, 2010 -
For our Honeymoon, my other half and I will be going to London for 5 days, Paris for 4 days, make our way to Barcelona for 5 days, then Bangkok for ten days. I'm hoping for some recommendations for the leg from Paris to Barcelona, and Bangkok but feel to offer any recommendations! [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Nov 30, 2010 -
I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Nov 6, 2010 -
Cheap-flight filter: SE Asia to Vancouver? Any suggestions for carriers or cheap flight websites? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese
on Jun 29, 2010 -
After the political unrest in the recent months, how's the situation in Thailand in general, and Bangkok in particular nowadays? Also, if yes, advices on the places to go and things to visit for a first timer to the country. [more inside]
posted by joewandy
on Jun 27, 2010 -
Buying a ticket to Bangkok—is there a dependable
online ticket-searching service that is all about getting the truly cheapest fare? Skinflint-In-Coach.com? [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Nov 27, 2009 -
Tips for a trip to Thailand in August: Full Moon Party, Climbing in Krabi, Visiting Angkor Wat, Tailor in Bangkok. [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony
on Jul 29, 2009 -
Can someone recommend a good oral surgeon/and or place to get wisdom teeth removed in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by bertrandom
on May 20, 2009 -
Wheres somewhere great and cheap to stay for a couple of days at the beginning and ending of ten days in Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock
on Jan 5, 2009 -
I'm flying to Bangkok tomorrow morning. What should I know about the current situation? I booked this months ago and am most definitely going, but I'd like to know what to expect.
posted by mrunderhill
on Aug 30, 2008 -
I'll arrive in Bangkok on September 18th and need to be in Cairo on October 15th.. Inspire an adventure:
posted by mrunderhill
on Aug 17, 2008 -
Where can I buy book(s) that list best hospitals/clinics for cosmetic surgeries in Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jul 14, 2008 -
Anyone know a place in Bangkok to watch the NBA playoffs?
posted by lbergstr
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Years ago I was backpacking in Thailand and came across a combination hammock/tent being sold in Bangkok. They are made of nylon and seemed incredibly light and compact. Has anyone here ever bought one of these hammocks? Was it a good buy? And more importantly, where can I get one? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Mar 16, 2008 -
Does anyone have any funtime suggestions for hanging out in Bangkok? I will be visiting family in Bangkok for a few weeks this spring. This will be my third trip to bkk. I don't really like going to bars and I think I've done most of the straight-up sightseeing/shopping that I care to do. I have a nagging feeling that I'm forgetting/missing out on something! [more inside]
posted by clockwork
on Feb 6, 2008 -
I'm planning 3 weeks this summer to travel with some friends (just out of college) to East Asia. Ideally, we'd like to fly from NY to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bangkok (in the cheapest possible order/arrangement). Any suggestions on attractions/lodgings/things-you-have-to-see at each destination (for the budget-conscious?)
Spending approximately 4-5 days at each destination, hopefully spending a little time in the city and a little time exploring outside (i.e. I heard the beaches in Puket, near Bangkok, are very beautiful, so thats definitely planned).
posted by superwillis
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I was in Thailand last year and bought some shirts from "The Roman Collection" which were made in Bangkok. These shirts are my favorites and not only fit well but are also in the style I like. The problem is that I can't seem to find where to buy them online and get them shipped to me. Please help me keep enjoying dressing myself.
posted by josher71
on Oct 15, 2007 -
Mysterious bangkok street photos.
I was recently in Bangkok and took, on my camera phone, two photos
(one in focus one not).
Could anyone explain/wildly speculate what occured to create this scene? ie. What the ball is and why was it steaming/smoking? What is the sandy stuff on the floor? How did it come to crush a motorbike? [more inside]
posted by selton
on Jun 1, 2007 -
i'll be going to thailand soon and i know that the 4th floor of MBK has tons of cell phone sellers. i'm interested in buying a quad band unlocked phone but i'm not sure if their prices are better than U.S. prices. also, i think they'll have some models that may not be available in the U.S. anyone know about the price difference? thanks.
posted by wondering
on Mar 16, 2007 -
I will have to linger in Bangkok next week. As I am pretty dispassionate about aged culture and interchangeable city centers: what is the best borough to get access to Bangkok subcultures?
posted by phuture-4000
on Feb 23, 2007 -
Are there any fun sites or activities for a 10-year-old boy in or near Bangkok, Thailand? [more inside]
posted by misozaki
on Feb 14, 2007 -
I'm leaving for Bangkok in a few days. Although there's info online already , I'd like MeFi specific recommendations on good tailors. I'm looking for business & casual clothing. I am fashion-challenged, so any advice on materials, cuts, and what clothes look good on a not-very-tall guy are appreciated as well. [more inside]
posted by yorick
on Dec 24, 2006 -