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  • AA

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    Will be living in BKK from sepetember, need a home. Where's the best area to live? 70,000bht a month. Cheers AA.

    #1 Posted: 2/8/2006 - 21:18

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  • somtam2000

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    Depends on where you are working and how long you want to commute for -- Bangkok is a big place!

    #2 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 06:44

  • exacto

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    hi AA,

    i agree with somtam that it really depends on where you'll be working, how much of a commute you'll want to endure, and what types of things you'll want to be doing in your spare time (travel out of bkk, restaurants, hanging out, etc.) 70,000 baht per month is still a pretty healthy budget for lodging, so you should have a few nice options available to you.

    how long will you be staying in bangkok anyway? have you spent much time there before? i ask because you might want to set up housekeeping in a service apt for a month or two to get a feel for the city and give yourself time so you are able to avoid rushing into signing a contract for a place that it turns out doesn't fit you as well as it should.

    let us know. regards.

    #3 Posted: 3/8/2006 - 22:21

  • AA

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    Thanks guys, really appreciate your guidance. I've been to Bangkok a few times and stayed at the Amari one Surkumvit. My office will is on Silom road, Sala Deang stop. I'm looking for an apartment close to work, with all the mod cons. Ideally a mix of thai/expat community. I enjoy socialising but don't want to live in the middle of patpong... Thanks for the advice about a serviced apartment - I will look in to that, if you know of any decent apartment blocks, let me know. Thanks again.

    AA

    #4 Posted: 7/8/2006 - 16:20

  • exacto

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    AA,

    Sounds like you've already got a solid idea of where you want to live, and now the only trick will be finding the right place. With both the skytrain and the subway options, you'd have just a short commute to work from the Silom, Sukhumvit/Asoke, Siam Square and Lang Suan areas.

    On apartments, the only place I know well enough to recommend is Garden View at 48 Soi Lang Suan. I lived there for 4 years in the late '90's and loved it there. On serviced apartments, the Centre Point properties are very good. They have several locations throughout the city, including Saladaeng and Lang Suan, and you can book online too.

    Good luck finding a place. I'm sure you'll have a great time living in BKK. Cheers.

    #5 Posted: 7/8/2006 - 22:03

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