Some tips on settling in to the "Big Mango" and the "Land of Smiles"
Never mind whether you are new to Asia or just new to Thailand, Bangkok is a unique city. It's exciting, vibrant, hot, busy and bustling and you're in for some fun (and possibly some frustrations!)
One of the best investments you can make as an expatriate new to Bangkok is to buy the Bangkok Guide. Compiled by one of the expatriate groups, the Australian New Zealand Women's Group (ANZWG), it is invaluable as a reference to all the things you may need to know about living in Bangkok. You will find it at major bookstores in town at a cost of approximately Bt 1,000.
Top Tip to Settle in Bangkok Quickly
Join, join, join... all of the clubs that you may have an interest in. The quicker you meet people, the quicker you'll settle. The people who are already here are your biggest asset to find out about everything (particularly for your local area) and it's a great community - most people want to help and are happy to advise - particularly through the various social groups. There are nationality groups, women's groups, welfare organizations, clubs and societies, Chambers of Commerce, sports groups etc. Check out the Bangkok Guide for more information.