Outbreak Jump-Starts ‘Work from Home’

In one month, working from home has turned from a luxury for many office workers in Thailand to a necessity. While the transition is hampered by buggy video conferencing programmes, missed communications and unanswered emails, some office heads like the new concept, saying it can actually increase efficiency and keep workers happy.

When ‘Remote Working’ isn’t an Option

‘Working from Home‘ amidst Covid-19 is a luxury not many can afford due to the nature of their jobs. Life talks with people from five occupations who are still working and thriving out there, to see how they are adjusting their work style and staying safe while getting the job done.

Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand

Lands on Silom Road are the priciest, according to data on estimates in Bangkok gathered from 2016-2019 and reported by the Treasury Department on its website. Silom had the highest estimated price at Bt700,000-Bt1 million per square wah (4 square metres), followed by lands on Phloen Chit Road (Bt900,000 per sq.wah) and lands on Rajdamri… Continue reading Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand

Fusing Medical Tourism with Telemedicine

While a relatively new service in Thailand, telemedicine has become a fast-growing sector, complimenting already established medical tourism and even exporting the expertise of Thai doctors overseas. Organisations such as Bumrungrad Hospital and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) are putting dozens of their doctors on call for telemedicine appointments for Thais and patients coming from… Continue reading Fusing Medical Tourism with Telemedicine

Benefits of Remote Working for Employer

The ability to work remotely has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more professionals are moving away from the traditional office environment. Many now opt to take their work on the go, choosing their own preferred space to work in, which could be their home, co-working space, coffee shop, beach, mountain, abroad… Continue reading Benefits of Remote Working for Employer

Airbnb and Sports: a Winning Combination

People who rent out properties on Airbnb have earned an estimated US$150 million from some of the biggest sporting events around the world, according to new data released by the accommodation sharing platform. Forty-four percent of Airbnb hosts surveyed globally say they have hosted guests travelling for a sporting event, the company said.

Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand

For expats in Thailand, paradise can be full of pitfalls   Life in Thailand is a daily adventure for most expats, an obstacle course of delicious but fiery cuisine, locals’ laidback mai pen rai (never mind) attitude, and a language that can easily have you saying something very rude, very unintentionally.  In the words of one long-time expat:… Continue reading Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand

Cape & Kantary Hotels Extends Happiness Deal with ‘Rao Tiew Duay Gun’

Cape & Kantary Hotels welcome travellers to enjoy their trips and stay safely with us via the “Rao Tiew Duay Gun” Campaign. You will receive a 40% discount on hotel accommodation (not exceeding THB 3,000) per room per night at our 15 luxurious properties across Thailand with special room rates starting from THB 1,200 net… Continue reading Cape & Kantary Hotels Extends Happiness Deal with ‘Rao Tiew Duay Gun’

Is Office-Less Business Norm for the Future?

Technology is dissolving recruitment boundaries What can PayPal, decent notebooks and ever-improving cloud computing give us? According to experts, business companies whose staff don’t need to ever actually meet. Such companies may be already taking shape but will likely be the norm of future business enterprises. Due to perceived benefits, such as the advantage of… Continue reading Is Office-Less Business Norm for the Future?

Colliers Predicts Fall in 2020 Bangkok’s Office Rents

Bangkok’s office rent and occupancy rate will drop in 2020 for the first time in a decade, as the pandemic hits the overall economy, according to a property consultancy. Phattarachai Taweewong, associate director of research and communication at Colliers International Thailand, said the Bangkok office market has grown consistently since 2010.