Additional Links & Resources

More insights into Thailand and Thai culture

Paknam Web and Thailand Q&A are Richard Barrow’s very comprehensive websites (and forum) about Thai people and culture, as well things to do and places to see.

Teak Door is a great forum about anything to do with Thailand.

Pattaya Addicts gives a great insight into life in Pattaya as well as into Thai life in general


Bangkok Post or The Nation are the national English-language newspapers.

Compass is a bilingual Chiang Mai newspaper.

Art, Music, Sport

Subscribe to Jack Gitting’s Bangkok Art & Music Newsletter to keep up to do date with cultural happenings in Bangkok

Chiang Mai City Life is a newspaper that has a lot of information about what’s on in Chiang Mai and some local news.


ANZWG Bangkok Guide – a comprehensive and invaluable directory for expats living in Bangkok – order from Asia Books or DCO (1,000 baht). It’s revised every two years. The next edition should be available towards the end of this year (2018).

Chiang Mai Directory – business listings, street maps and a resource of information for the Chiang Mai area – can be purchased from the publisher direct (200 baht). It’s already 2 years out of date – and of course shops and businesses are opening and closing all the time, but it’s still an invaluable starting point for settling in Chiang Mai.