Thailand offers expats a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The vibrant nightlife, many entertainment venues and numerous sports facilities mean that expats have great opportunities to enjoy a busy social life, and thus meet new people and make friends in Thailand. 
 
Thai people are known for their warmth and friendliness, and hospitality is important to them - you may hear the word “sanuk” (fun) quite often. Thailand attracts many foreigners, but whether you're there to stay or just passing through, generally speaking it’s not difficult to meet new people. Depending on where you are in Thailand, it may be necessary to learn the local Thai language, especially if you're living in the more remote rural areas. Otherwise, English is widely spoken in the larger cities and tourist spots.
 
Joining a social networking group, sports club or any other society catering to a specific nationality or interest is a great way to meet likeminded people and make friends, whether locals or other expats, in Thailand.

Expat groups in Thailand

Chicky Net | Expat Women Thailand

Chicky Net is the community for expat women who are moving to or visiting Thailand. The group organises events and provides info about Thailand, including forums, groups, classifieds and expat blogs. Membership is free. Chicky Net has expat communities for women in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Pattaya and Phuket.

Expat Health Insurance

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If you’re thinking about taking out private health insurance, our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats, which you can tailor exactly to the needs and ensure access to quality care for you and your family.

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Moving Companies

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Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.

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