When you and your family move to Bangkok for work, you will want to do everything you can to help your family settle in quickly. If you are lucky, your employer will help with accommodation for a few months until you find the perfect place to live. However, there are other things to arrange other than accommodation, such as finding an international kindergarten to educate your children, and below are some tips to help you settle in quickly to the Big Mango so you can start enjoying your life living there.
Research, Research, Research
Before you move to Bangkok, you will want to do plenty of research to find out various things before you move. You can look at where you will be working and places local that may be suitable to live for you and your family. You can also look at things like shopping, accommodation options, and the local schools for the children. The more research you do, the quicker and easier it will be to settle into your new home, making the transition much easier for your family.
Reduce Your Travelling
You will want to ensure that your home and the school for your children are close to where you work so that it reduces the daily commute for everyone. Bangkok is a fantastic city, but getting around can be slow work with the city’s traffic. Even when living close to the BTS or MRT transport systems, it can take a while to travel short distances, which is worse when it rains. You may find it much easier to use public transport than drive in the city, which can be daunting to many people not used to such busy streets.
Join Local Expat Groups
You will also find it easier to settle into life in the Big Mango when you have friends, and various social groups on platforms such as Facebook can help you make friends. You can join local groups to make friends and get your bearings, which will help you settle in and start calling Bangkok your home.
Get Out And Explore
You will also need to ensure that you get out and explore the city and start working on your Thai to make communication much easier. You can get to know the different areas for shopping, food, and entertainment, and find things and places that will keep all the family happy. Before you know it, you will be settled into the city and calling it home, enjoying everything Bangkok offers.