For most foreigners, the biggest problem in Bangkok is its annoyingly unpredictable traffic jams. Fortunately a growing high-speed rail network is easing some of the congestion, with the citys Sky Train and underground MRT trains connecting commuters to the majority of the citys important shopping and business areas both in and outside the CBD. Not surprisingly, most expats tend to live in areas with close accessibility to Sky Train or MRT stations and real estate in these zones can be relatively expensive, advice from a Bangkok agent will help you find a happy compromise.
Although Bangkok is going through what many would describe as growing pains as its infrastructure strains to deal with the growing population and demand for better quality architecture, roads and zoning, its low cost of living and real estate makes up for it. Services that are traditionally reserved for the ultra wealthy in most Western countries, including on-call drivers, maids and live-in nannies, are incredibly affordable in Bangkok.
Because of Bangkok’s large expat community, there is no shortage of clubs and organizations representing a wide variety of interests, from social clubs and sports teams to charity and cultural interest groups. Bangkok has an endless number of international restaurants, nightclubs, museums and unique shopping options. Bangkok’s cultural scene is growing as well, both in terms of music and art.
English is spoken widely in the main tourist areas. The city is also supported by professional services, such as English speaking lawyers, doctors and real estate agents who can give you sound advice on doing business in Bangkok.