Bangkok, an exuberant city of contrasts, from the serenity of the exquisitely ornate golden temples to the vibrant nightlife. Holidays to Bangkok bring you the vast malls of designer shops to the bustling street stalls and marketplaces. You can discover a thrilling mix of ancient and modern, oriental and occidental in this buzzing metropolis. At Bangkok enjoy a host of day and overnight trips to fascinating places, including the Bridge on the River Kwai.


Holidays to Bangkok include the glittering temples, particularly the fabulous Grand Palace, attractive Wat Po, with its colossal reclining Buddha, and peaceful Wat Arun, Temple of the Dawn on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Bangkok has many cultural influences, alive at hundreds of wonderful restaurants and the Chinese and Indian market districts.


Holidays to Bangkok include day and overnight excursions to the ancient Siamese capital and World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya, the bustling Damnoen Saduak floating market and the poignant railway, cemetery and museum at the River Kwai.


During your holidays to Bangkok you will learn that before 1939, this country where both rice and tolerance are cultivated with the same ardour was called Siam. But as it had never been colonized, it preferred the name Thailand, signifying “Land of Free Men”. They number 60 million, 90 per cent of whom are Buddhists, a fact that permeates all facets of national life. Even in sophisticated Bangkok, women turn out in front of their houses soon after dawn to offer rice to saffron-robed monks. At Bangkok you will find that Thais are very proud of their past and their royalty.


In the tumultuous capital Bangkok, catch your breath in the peaceful atmosphere of a temple. Then experience the passage of time as you glide along the Chao Phraya River in a boat, observing the life of the canals, the colonial quarter with the legendary Oriental Hotel, and the futuristic skyscrapers. While on holidays to Bangkok, take time to wander in Chinatown, where the odours of the opium dens and brothels still linger. But times have changed: children whose parents rode water buffaloes out in the rice fields now programme computers and run production lines in Bangkok. In turn, city-dwellers need to journey 100 km to find an authentic floating market.




On the small tropical island of Koh Samui off the eastern seaboard of Thailand there exists what has got to be the quaintest little airport on the planet.

Why is that? Well, for starters every building on the airport complex is entirely thatched over with palm leaves and not many airports can claim that can they? In the main public areas the exterior walls have wide-open sides for the ocean breezes to waft through keeping it at a nice cool temperature. The smiling staff who work there are ever-helpful and polite and greet every new-comer as though they have just come from outer space – which to those on this remote island is exactly how it must feel to them. It’s the opposite when you leave because the islanders really hate to see people depart from their island, they figure: having spent ALL that money to get there why would anyone want to leave? And it makes you wonder who really is nuts – the smiling islanders or the grinning farang!

When they gently direct you to Terminal One with pride in their hearts – you really have to chuckle because of course it’s the only terminal they have! There are no gate numbers to rush to, as all passengers arrive and depart courtesy of a clean and modern air-conditioned shuttle bus, which covers the distance from the plane to the main building or vice-versa in about two minutes flat. There is no carousel except the one going around in your head. There are no loudspeakers and no information screens. Just people cheerfully carrying out their tasks with absolutely no hustle or bustle on their minds. Time has almost stopped still.

There is only one single arrow-straight runway to handle both incoming and outgoing planes, which total no more than about twenty flights per day between 6.30 am when the airport opens for business at sunrise and when it closes at sunset exactly twelve hours later.

Playing the ace green card, Bangkok Airways, who built and own the airport (International Airport Code – USM) have attempted a truly unique experiment and one of which they can be proud. The actual buildings, which were finished in 1984, are not only pleasing to the eye but work hand-in-glove with the island’s natural environment. It is, in itself, a compelling advert for greenness in all its forms. The vast Bangkok Airport (BKK) may be the newest and flashiest airport in the world but I’ve never seen anyone standing around taking hundreds of photos of it like they do of Samui Airport. This airport almost seems to be smiling at you – wanting its photo taken. And for sure no other airport replaces its roof with fresh palm leaves every two or three years like they do here. The fact is, once upon a time, little Samui was the world’s largest exporter of coconuts and palm trees are one commodity they still have plenty of. Its what they have used for centuries on the roofs of their villas and bungalows and the ubiquitous salas that abound everywhere – so they figure; why stop there? Why indeed?

As the plane starts its gradual descent approach towards the narrow jutting peninsula on the northeast sector of the island you will now get a fantastic bird’s eye view of Samui and all the other outlying islands. You’ll see the surf breaking on the beaches and trace the wakes of small fishing craft as they criss-cross the incredibly green-blue turquoise sea. Then as you get closer you can make out the coral reefs growing beneath the dappling clear water. And if you look harder still you might even see a pod of dolphins jumping and dodging around the fishing craft waiting for the friendly fishermen to throw them a morsel. Phew, what a sight for sore eyes!

Frankly, the whole experience is just too much for the human soul to contemplate and you really cannot wait to land to check that it really wasn’t a figment of your imagination. Maybe the airport workers are not that wrong – because it certainly feels like you’ve just come from outer space – as surely nothing on this planet awaits the visitor more pleasingly than this tropical hideaway located in the balmy Sea of Siam. Jet lag? Well, you can’t get jet lag in paradise, but I bet you didn’t know that either did you?

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Bangkok is a great place to shop, without a doubt. Here are some of my favourites.

1. Chatuchak Market

Chatuchak Market is synonymous with Bangkok. This is the mega shopping experience in its dirtiest, hottest form. They sell everything there – including puppies, which are so cute that you just can’t bear to tear away from. My heart always aches when I have to leave the puppies, and I feel so hot for them. If I feel hot, imagine them with – in winter wear.

There are really 2 parts of Chatuchak – the original (near Mo Chit) and the newly renovated shops near Kamphaengphet Station. You’ll know when you are there – there is a marked difference in the cleanliness.

2. Siam Square

Fabulous little shops. I like this place better than chatuchak actually because it is a more comfortable shopping experienec, and the shops have well displayed & well chosen products that make it much easier to browse. Prices, are of course a little higher.

3. Suan Lum Night Market

This night market opens till relatively late, and is similar the newer portion of Chatuchak. This one is cooler to browse, since it opens at night. Didn’t manage to go there this time round.

4. Khao San Road

Khao San, located at the Bang Lamphu area is a backpacker street. Also known affectionately as “Thanon farang” (Caucasian Rd). Great place for cheap sleeps and cheap American breakfasts, and hair braiding jobs. I once sat through 3 hours of hair braiding on that street. It is a lot more gentrified now, but the good there are always more hip. I wrote a thesis about this street, and for this trip I was quite happy to meet up with the webmaster of whom I had interviewed previously.

5. Mah Boon Krong (MBK)

MBK used to be really cool with lots of things to buy, but in recent trips to Bangkok, I was always dissapointed with it. The only 2 noteworthy places to go are the 100baht bag shop and the cheap backpack shops. Oh yea, I bought a shirt there for my dad – gives you an idea of the market it is now.

6. Siam Discovery Centre / Central World Plaza (formerly World Trade Center) / Central Silom / Zen / Times Square

I just lump all these places together because they are all the typical mall sort of place, and I don’t see much difference in the shopping experience between these malls and others. In short, no X factor. However, if you need to buy lingerie, or just want to browse, then they are still good to go. I usually go to these places because I want to buy some Thai CDs there.

7. Pratunam Day Market

This is a good place for girls to go to to buy clothes at wholesale prices (almost; you should know that you’ll never really get wholesale prices) The quality differs tho’. However, there are fewer stuff for guys to buy here – maybe some sport tees and bermudas.

8. Patpong Night Market.

Try and avoid this place if you can. They function to rip off horny male tourists.

9. Gaysorn Plaza / The Emporium

These are the higher end plaza selling your Pardas, Fendi, Guccis. If you are off to Bangkok for cheap buys, then just forget about these plazas.

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Ko Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand, approximately 84 kilometers east of Surat Thani Province, or approximately 700 kilometers south of Bangkok. Known as the Coconut Island, Ko Samui is one of the most famous and popular attractions of Thailand. With an area of 247 square kilometers, Ko Samui is the third largest island of Thailand after Phuket and Ko Chang (of Trat Province). The topography of the island is that of a plain with a mountain range in the middle and 7 important streams. In addition, there is a 50-kilometer paved road that encircles the island. Moreover, the area of the island stretches to a group of 48 surrounding islets.

Despite the fast pace of development, Ko Samui has been able to maintain its charm its classical image of a tropical beach resort fringed by coconut trees. Travelers to the island can enjoy a mixed blessing of vibrant day and nightlife along side with tranquility which can easily be found across different parts of Ko Samui as the archipelago is a peaceful home for fishermen and a natural den for seagulls and other rare birds.

Hat Chaweng and Hat Lamai are Ko Samuis most beautiful and most popular beaches. Both have a huge selection of accommodations suitable for every budget. Please note that room rates increase during the high season, from December to July, when Samui sparkles. The nightlife of each beach is different: Hat Chaweng is better for couples, women and families, while single men are drawn to the beer bar culture of Hat Lamai. These resorts, as well as Na Thon (Samui’s main town), have communications, exchange and car/motorcycle hire facilities. Other beaches include Hat Choeng Mon, Hat Mae Nam in the north and Hat Na Thon, the island’s major seafront settlement where shops, restaurants and tour agencies are concentrated.

Apart from its many lovely beaches and tranquil bays, Ko Samui is also noted for its high quality coconuts that grow densely everywhere. The best time to visit Ko Samui is from February to April when the sea is calm. The Southern dialect and the standard Thai language are spoken while English is widely understood in tourist areas.

From Surat Thani to Ko Samui

1.Express boat

1.1 An express ferry boat of Songserm Travel departs from Tha Thong Pier in Surat Thani at 8.00 a.m. and arrives at Na Thon Pier in Samui at 10.30 a.m. every day. For the return trip, the boat leaves Na Thon Pier at 2.00 p.m. and reaches Tha Thong at 4.30 p.m.

1.2 Express boats of Seatran Express operate three times a day between Ban Don and Ko Samui. Departure times are 7.00 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. The trip takes two hours.

2. Ferry Boats of Seatran

Seatran Ferry, which can accommodate 60 cars and 400 passengers, operates several trips per day between Don Sak (Surat Thani) and Ko Samui, from 5.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The trip takes about 1.30 hours.

3. Night ferry

A slow night ferry leaves Ban Don Pier nightly at 11 p.m. and reaches Na Thon Pier at Samui around 5 a.m. (6 hours). For the return trip, the boat leaves Na Thon Pier at 9.00 p.m. and arrives at Ban Don Pier at 4.00 a.m. (7 hours).

Getting to nearby Islands from Samui

1. Ko Pha-ngan

1.1 Na Thon Pier (Ko Samui) — Thong Sala Pier (Ko Pha-ngan)

Songserm Travel Co. operates ferry boats and express boats between Na Thon Pier on Ko Samui and Thong Sala Pier on Ko Pha-ngan, four times a day. The trip takes about 45 minutes for express boats, and one hour for ordinary ferry boats.

1.2 Bo Phut (Ko Samui) — Hat Rin (Ko Pha-ngan)

There is a ferry boat leaving Bo Phut for Ko Pha-ngan twice daily at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The return trips depart Hat Rin on Ko Pha-ngan at 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

2. Ang Thong Islands

Visitors can hire a boat on Ko Samui to Ang Thong. The charge depends on the boat size and number of passengers. The trip takes 1.30 hours. It is also possible to join a full-day excursion organized by tour operators in Ko Samui.

3. Ko Tao

Boat services for Ko Tao are available at Na Thon Pier of Ko Samui.

Ko Samui – Animal Farms and Shows

Phang Ka Snake Farm

at Tambon Taling Ngam, has daily shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 250 baht per person, Tel: 0-7742-3247.

Samui Buffalo Village

At Tambon Na Mueang, has daily shows at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., 350 baht per person, Tel: 0-7741-8680.

Butterfly Garden and Honey Farm

In the south of the island, open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 120 baht per person, Tel: 0-7742-4020-21.

Monkey Training Center

At Tambon Bo Phut, has daily shows at 10.30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., 150 baht per person, Tel: 0-7724 -5140.

Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

At Ao Laem Set, opens daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 250 baht per person, Tel: 0-7742-4017-8.

Crocodile Farm

Near Na Mueang Waterfall, daily shows at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 250 baht per person.

Buffalo fighting

This is an exciting bout that attracts a huge crowd, both local residents and tourists. Held monthly, it serves as a traditional festival on the island.

Monkey & Elephant Shows

At the show, it is actually possible to see how monkeys collect coconuts and present their other exceptional abilities. In addition, visitors will be impressed by the intelligence and loveliness of elephants that can perform many lovely tricks, or even play football.

On Ko Samui, the coconut island, the monkey is considered man’s best friend. Local people have used monkeys to climb up and pick the ripe coconuts for centuries. At present, monkeys are not just good at picking coconuts, they are also good at entertaining.

Snake show

A stunning show that is not suitable for a people with heart diseases. The show offers a thrilling experience especially when the poisonous reptiles are skillfully caught by a handler with bare hands. Shows feature snakes indigenous to Ko Samui as well as centipedes, scorpion and cock fighting shows.

Samui Crocodile Farm

Siam crocodiles, Caimans, Saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and many others are gathered here for entertainment.

Samui Aquarium

Located at Laem Set Bay, the Aquarium features a wide variety of tropical fish and marine fauna.

Samui Go Kart

Looking for fast-paced action? Visit this site in Bophut, on the ring road opposite the Samui Euphoria Resort, and enjoy circling the track at over 100 kilometers. Call 077 425097 for more information.

Samui Golf & Country Club

Ko Samui offers an absolutely overwhelming experience for golfers. This par 72 course was jointly designed by Edward Theile and Pirapon Namartra. The challenge is its relentless, tumbling diversity and its degree of difficulty. The par-3s range from 155 to 214 yards, highlighted by the shortest (the audacious 6th, with a vertical drop and waterfall). The 10 par-4s are whimsical and attenuated and querulous and lengthy. The par-5s start at 458 and end at the signature 17th with 622 yards of downhill travel. The fairways are tilted and the greens are uniformly gyroscopic.

Samui Nightlife

Its never ending. Koh Samui offers spectacular evening entertainment for all ages. This includes traditional beach bars (popular with families), western-style pubs, which feature music, videos and satellite television, and free to enter nightclubs, which are more active after midnight and usually continue through the pre-dawn hours. Bars, cabarets shows and discos are mainly located in Chaweng and Lamai. Green Mango, Raggae Pub, Full Circle and Bauhaus are the main discotheques, some open until sunrise.

The most vibrant nightlife activities can be found around the beaches of Chaweng and Lamai. Resorts also provide magnificent entertainment such as dinner cabarets, where professional singers and dancers display their talents in stylish surroundings.

Samui Paintball

A non-water based activity worth trying, Samui paintball offers a unique opportunity to take a shot at families and friends without having to go to jail.

Scuba Diving

There are many scuba diving schools located around Ko Samui, offering a wide range of dive facilities. There are also tours available for snorkeling, fishing and excursions. The area of Koh Samui, Koh Tao, Koh Pha-ngan and Angthong Marine National Park are very famous dive places.

Spa experience at Samui

Samui now boasts many excellent, world-class spas set in a truly Samui ambience. From aromatic floral baths, steaming and body masque with Thai herbs, to face and body massage, reflexology, and other well-being therapy, Samui has everything that caters to your needs rejuvenating, pampering and relaxing in utmost luxury and comfort.

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Multi leg flights are an ideal choice if you want to visit two or more locations on a single trip. Due to their size and diversity, areas of the world such as the Far East, Australia or the USA lend themselves perfectly to the multi leg option.

The great thing about choosing to take multi leg flights is that you don’t necessarily pay more for choosing to stop over in a country on route. The rules of mid and long haul flights normally allow you to stopover at least once free of charge. So for example, a flight from London to Sydney can have a stop over in Hong Kong and on the return you can stop over at Singapore, all for the same price as a return ticket to Sydney. The only thing to consider is that you may have to higher air port taxes.

There are many options to choose from if you decide to take a multi leg flight, and if you can’t find an itinerary that suits you then you can have a travel agency tailor a quote to meet your specification. To give you a few ideas, below is a list of the most popular multi leg itineraries.

London > Hong Kong > Singapore > Bangkok > Phuket > London

• Experience the vibrant cities of the Far East and end the experience relaxing on the golden sanded beaches of Phuket

London > Bangkok > Sydney > Melbourne > Ayers Rock > Perth > Singapore > London

• Visit the best of what Australia combined with stopovers in the Far East for sightseeing and shopping

London > San Francisco (surface) > Los Angeles > Las Vegas > London

• Explore the sites of San Francisco before enjoying the coastal drive to Los Angeles. Finish the trip enjoying the gambling and casinos in the entertainment capital of Las Vegas!

London > Cape Town (surface to) Port Elizabeth > Johannesburg > London

• This itinerary allows you to visit the highlights of South Africa. Hire a car and experience the scenic stretch of the southern coast, known as the Garden Route, to Port Elizabeth. Finish your journey in Johannesburg, where you can explore the casino resort of Sun City, located about 2 hours outside Johannesburg.

If you plan on taking a longer journey, then the organising of a multi leg flight can become quite complicated. It’s advisable that you consult an experienced travel consultant who should be able to ensure you get the best deal possible.


Phuket, Thailand’s largest island, is without doubt one of the most exotic destinations in Southeast Asia. The island hosts a number of first class golf courses, and is a dream destination for those wishing to combine golf together with some stunning beach resorts, providing total relaxation.

Fully recovered from the tragic and unfortunate events of the December 2004 tsunami, Phuket is looking better than ever and a continuing to attract huge investment in further developing the island.

Phuket is famous for its stunning white beaches, cooling blue lagoons, and tropical mountainous interior. All of this provides a stunning and glorious image, for further enjoyment to the visiting tourist.

The capital of the island is Phuket town, but the town of Patong; on the south west side of the island is the main tourist destination. Accommodation is in abundance and suits all levels of budgets. From simple beach huts, to grand world-class resort hotels with sumptuous spa facilities, there is a huge choice throughout the island. Further up the east coast from Phuket town, lies the recently opened boat lagoon and Laguna areas, which are slowly transferring into very upmarket areas, attracting international sailing enthusiasts and holiday makers from all around the world.

Outside golf there is plenty of choice for the visiting tourist. Aside from the stunning beaches, you can visit many of the smaller island around Phuket by boat, go coral reef diving, game fishing, elephant riding, together with trips through the mountainous interior and a visit to the national park, which boasts some stunning waterfalls.

In the evening there are many choices for dining and entertainment especially in the lively town of Patong where selections range from beer bars to live music, and some locally themed shows. The restaurants provide a massive choice from local seafood to 5 star international cuisines. There is an abundance of night markets selling locally made products, and there are now some huge modern shopping malls, selling all the modern brand names.

Without doubt, Phuket is most definitely one of the great holiday destinations in the world and will provide you with a golfing holiday you are sure never to forget.

Koh Samui, referred to as the island of coconut trees, is Thailand’s third largest island and is now host to one of the most stunning championship golf courses in Asia. The only course on the island, Santiburi Samui is set in the northern part of the island, and provides some of the amazing sights of the surrounding ocean and mountains that you are likely to see anywhere in the world. I have been recommending this course since it opened a couple of years ago and the feedback is always first class.

Discovered many years ago by the first back packers who started coming to Thailand, Koh Samui has slowly transformed into a destination for both families and single travelers.

Like Phuket, the island has seen huge investment over the last few years and this continues with many international resorts being built. Samui has also kept its original style, and you can still rent beach bungalows literally a few yards from the ocean.

Famous for it’s “full moon” parties, Samui has now been transformed into not only a favorite destination for party seekers, but also for more mature minded travelers seeking a quieter and less spoiled alternative to Phuket.

Like all of the leading tourist destinations, there is no shortage of choice when out dining, but without doubt, Koh Samui specializes in the finest seafood available anywhere.

The night markets sell jewelry, souvenirs, textiles, and handicrafts, and are produced by the local people. However, as it is no way as commercialized as Phuket, this means as yet there are no large shopping malls.

Koh Samui cannot at present offer the same level of choice as Phuket, but do not let this put you off this stunning location. With the very cheap airfares, and its close proximity to both Bangkok and Phuket, this makes it an ideal choice for a two centre vacation.


After arriving in Bangkok at around 3am, I found that my room was unavailable due to it being flooded, not the best way to start my 24 hour adventure but not enough to slow me down. After a power cut and a couple of hours waiting I finally got my room, I didn’t really have enough time to sleep much after the delay, so I had to settle for just a couple of hours.

I got up at 8.30am and felt surprisingly refreshed, it’s not often you have to survive on only 2 hours sleep but at the same time it’s not often you get the opportunity to explore an environment and culture that’s completely new to you. I took a look out the window and just gazed at the concrete jungle that is Bangkok.

For the troubles of the night before, the hotel graciously gave me a free breakfast and a few other nice treats. I enjoyed a few fruits that I’d never had before; I’m quite the food lover so even simple things like that were interesting to me. It’s amazingly humid and very hot, 30 degrees at just 9am in the morning. Luckily for me and the other Hotel guests having breakfast, there are half a dozen huge fans cooling the area.

After finishing up my breakfast I head out into the unknown. I have no idea where I’m going or what I want to do which is part of the fun, it’s sometimes nice to have no plans or schedule, just the freedom to do whatever crosses your path.

It doesn’t take much time for me to meet some of the locals, there are street vendors everywhere and they can be very persistent, with an emphasis on very. It’s a little intimidating at first but after a good 5 hours of shopping I was a pro.

The Pantip Plaza was the first real building I stumbled into, it was full of cheap gadgets and huge amounts of DVD’s (all no doubt perfectly legal). I moved onto Siam Square next and watched a game of street football which was cool. The temperature was edging 35 degrees at this stage and this seemed even more surprising when I looked up and spotted a huge dark cloud forming right above me.

It didn’t take long for the rain to come and what a display it was. I’ve never encountered such a massive display of thunder and lightening in my life. Everyone scurried through the shop awnings and backstreets to take cover, it was impressive watching the speed at which the street vendors set up protection from the rain, this was obviously something they had learned to put up with. It felt like I was wading through millions of people as I made my way back to the hotel, it was cramped before the rain arrived but now it was just crazy.

After a nice dinner, I did some more looking around. I found some cool t-shirts and plenty of great presents for when I eventually got back home to New Zealand. While haggling over prices was new definitely new to me, I ended up enjoying it. It’s not something I could really be bothered with all the time but for that one day it was really fun.

My 24 hours in Bangkok was nearly over. I had to get some sleep before my early flight to London, especially after missing out the night before. It was a shame I had to leave so soon but I’m looking forward to coming back another time and exploring more of Bangkok, especially their many beautiful temples and other tourist attractions. 24 hours certainly wasn’t long but it was enough to give me a taste for Thailand and all the fun and excitement it offers.

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Investing in real estate is something that promises you great returns on your investment. Of the many countries, Bangkok is considered to be one of the best places to make a real estate investment as real estate here is affordable. With different types of Bangkok condos, Bangkok apartments and Bangkok service apartments for you to choose from for your investment, you find making the right choice to be rather difficult.

Basically, foreigners are apprehensive to make investments in Bangkok as foreigners are not permitted to make investments in real estate in Bangkok. However Bangkok condos have grown increasingly popular in foreigners to Bangkok. The main reason for this popularity in Bangkok condos is that it is legal as a foreigner to buy Bangkok condos.

There are some benefits to buying Bangkok condos where the main benefit is that it can draw a monthly paycheck for you. This benefit is not only provided with your investment in Bangkok condos, but also for investments made in Bangkok apartments. Not only can you buy Bangkok condos and Bangkok apartments as an investment, you can also buy it for you to live in.

Whatever the reason may be for your buying Bangkok condos and Bangkok apartments, it is very important that you do sufficient research on it. It would be better if you enlisted the help of a lawyer for guidance on making your investment. With the help of the lawyer, you will be able to follow all legality issues related to making an investment in Bangkok.

Even if you are interested in building your own Bangkok condos complex, with the help of a lawyer, you will be able to find the best developer for the project. You can also find out more about a developer with the help of the lawyer to ensure that you get maximum satisfaction and profit with your Bangkok condos.

In addition to Bangkok condos and Bangkok apartments, the commercial expansion in Bangkok over the past few years has led to an increased popularity in Bangkok serviced apartments. These Bangkok services apartments are more popular amongst frequent travelers, business executives in Bangkok for a short stay, families making a trip to Bangkok and for those looking for a base before shifting to Bangkok for good.

Some of the Bangkok serviced apartments offer services similar to those available in top class hotels while others offer the comforts you expect from your home. You may find a fully equipped kitchen, individual lounge and dining room areas and other conveniences to create a home away from home experience when in Bangkok.

You can book Bangkok serviced apartments for a single night or for 12 months and this booking may be made on the same day, or perhaps months in advance. The greatest advantage of Bangkok serviced apartments over Bangkok condos and Bangkok apartments is that it offers the best of accommodation in its rooms and facilities. Of course, this comes at a price, which proves to be worth it over the course of time.

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One of the most interesting, if not the funnest, parts of any of my vacations is the airport experience. I love wandering these meccas of assoted people and after a time of people watching, I inevitably hear the call of the duty-free shops. Whether just browsing or actually spending, these are treasure troves of culture and beauty, as well as some incredible bargains.

Duty-free simply means that there is no import tax tacked on to the retail price, that is why you can get items at lower prices. Many items can be purchased for up to sixty percent off what you might pay in your local shopping mall. These shops are a wonderful place to shop for gifts, as well as high dollar items and tobacco or alcohol. The place that is best for you will depend on what you are looking for but here is a rundown of some of the airports that are known to be excellent in the world of duty-free.

Heading to the Middle East? You are in luck! The Dubai Airport features everything from pens and lighters, to home furnishings and appliances, all right there in a very modern airport. They were named the “best duty-free shopping” by Business Travelers Magazine. Dubai focuses on offering high quality wares in a friendly, comfortably chic atmosphere.

In the market for sporting gear? London’s Gatwick Airport contains Nike’s only duty-free store. If that isn’t your thing, that’s okay. The South terminal is home to “The Village”, an airport mall where you can find everything from food to fashion, swimwear to skincare, leather to luggage.

In Barbados, the focal point of the airport’s duty-free area is high dollar, designer watches. After you leave the airport, you will find that the island is stocked with an impressive range of cameras and other electronics. Barbados is also a wonderful stop if china or crystal is on your shopping list. Designer perfumes can be purchased at astounding prices. The local art abounds as well.

Bangkok is home to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, which has all of the various boutiques and shops. The feature is on luxury exclusives found on the upper floors. Some of the brands that you can shop for here are Burberry, Cartier, Coach, Dior, Fendi, Prada and Gucci, to name just a few. There are shops added frequently as this duty-free zone continues to expand.

Singapore’s Changi Airport was named by Asia and Euroope’s Business Traveler’s Magazine as the best airport for duty-free shopping. The airport houses over 230 retail shops and 110 food and beverage vendors. There is something for everyone. Best of all, they provide a no questions asked 30 day return policy and a “double the price difference” guarantee that their prices will be the lowest you will find.

If you are looking for alcohol or tobacco that is duty-free, keep in mind that you will be strictly limited on the amount that you can leave the country with. Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan is famous for its single malt whiskey that is sold at very reasonable prices. A carton of cigarettes can often be purchased duty-free for around twenty dollars a carton, but even better is the Abu Dhabi Airport where they can be picked up for a mere eleven dollars.

As you are shopping at these duty-free wonderlands, be sure and remember a few basic rules. Know the limits set for what you can get back home with. Keep your receipts in case you need them at customs. Be careful, these shops will be easy to overspend at. Even with great prices, too many will be put a dent in your wallet for the rest of your trip.