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Premarital checkup: What it is and why it matters

The venue, guest list, and outfits are some of the many decisions that couples have to make when planning a wedding. But one important aspect that many people overlook is ensuring that they are clinically healthy. And a health checkup before marriage can do just that. Premarital checkups, or premarital health screenings, should be an …

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Cabinet to reduce Long Term Resident visa fee by 50%

Thailand’s Cabinet has revealed that they will halve the Long Term Resident visa fee in an effort to make the Land of Smiles more attractive to highly skilled foreigners. The Long Term Visa, which allows holders to stay in the country for 10 years, has dropped from THB ฿100,000 to THB ฿50,000. Visa requirement changes …

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How to open a bank account in Thailand in 2022

How to open a bank account in Thailand in 2022

If you plan to come to Thailand to retire or even further your career here, opening up a Thai bank account is necessary. It will make life a lot easier for you to manage your retirement funds from abroad or receive your salary if you get paid in Thai baht. The good news is that …

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ministry of health advises a work from home policy in thailand after the songkran festival

Ministry of Health advises a work from home policy in Thailand to prevent a COVID-19 upsurge after the Songkran Festival

COVID-19 cases are expected to surge after the countrywide celebrations for Songkran. For the first time since the pandemic, people were allowed to sprinkle water (in the traditional way) out in the streets. The government had also loosened travel restrictions for the biggest event and tourist attraction of the year. However, as festivities drew to …

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ppthlongtermvisa

Cabinet to reduce Long Term Resident visa fee by 50%

Thailand’s Cabinet has revealed that they will halve the Long Term Resident visa fee in an effort to make the Land of Smiles more attractive to highly skilled foreigners. The Long Term Visa, which allows holders to stay in the country for 10 years, has dropped from THB ฿100,000 to THB ฿50,000. Visa requirement changes …

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How to open a bank account in Thailand in 2022

How to open a bank account in Thailand in 2022

If you plan to come to Thailand to retire or even further your career here, opening up a Thai bank account is necessary. It will make life a lot easier for you to manage your retirement funds from abroad or receive your salary if you get paid in Thai baht. The good news is that …

Read more
ministry of health advises a work from home policy in thailand after the songkran festival

Ministry of Health advises a work from home policy in Thailand to prevent a COVID-19 upsurge after the Songkran Festival

COVID-19 cases are expected to surge after the countrywide celebrations for Songkran. For the first time since the pandemic, people were allowed to sprinkle water (in the traditional way) out in the streets. The government had also loosened travel restrictions for the biggest event and tourist attraction of the year. However, as festivities drew to …

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personal data protection act postponement thailand pacific prime

Thailand postpones the PDPA enforcement: What it is and how to prepare your business for the PDPA

Businesses take note. Officially,  Thailand postpones the PDPA or the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to June 1, 2022. Considered as the first local law designed to govern data protection in the digital age, the PDPA was originally scheduled to come into effect on June 1, 2021. However, it created multiple challenges for both local …

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How to find your creative space and why you should do it

Creativity is not something that you can just switch on and off. In fact, some of our most creative ideas come when we’re not at our best. Have you ever had a spark of creativity while you were especially relaxed, a little tired, or even slightly intoxicated? You can thank neuroplasticity for that, which is …

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Effective ways to create a culture of self-care in the workplace

When we think of self-care, we usually think about time that is spent far away from work. A morning walk in nature or an evening bath is a great way to show yourself some love, but self-care is more than just out-of-offices activities. It’s becoming more evident that incorporating self-care moments throughout the day is …

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Obesity in pink

How to avoid the obesity pandemic in Thailand

Thailand is world-renowned for its mouth-watering regional delicacies and five main flavors, including salty, sweet, sour, bitter, and spicy. For centuries, the combination of all five flavors has brought happiness to people’s lives (and their stomachs). However, with a population that has grown over 15 times in the last two centuries and a society heavily …

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What to do if you can’t work while living as an expat

While living as an expat can be exciting, it also comes with its own challenges. The same can be said for life as a trailing partner, or the partner that follows. Depending on where you’re moving to and its visa restrictions, you might not be able to work while living there. Expat partners who find …

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How to talk to your child about the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is raging in Thailand. With a slower-than-expected vaccination program, cases and deaths on the rise, and pressure on the healthcare system, the country (particularly Bangkok and the areas surrounding it) is back on high alert. This is its deadliest wave since the start of the pandemic, and it’s only expected that fear and anxiety …

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ppthpremaritalcheckup

Premarital checkup: What it is and why it matters

The venue, guest list, and outfits are some of the many decisions that couples have to make when planning a wedding. But one important aspect that many people overlook is ensuring that they are clinically healthy. And a health checkup before marriage can do just that. Premarital checkups, or premarital health screenings, should be an …

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wet season illness article

Introducing the most common types of wet season illnesses in Thailand

The Land of Smiles has three official seasons: hot, cool, and wet. The wet season (in other words, Thailand’s flu season) begins around mid-May every year, and continues until mid-October when rainfall starts to become less frequent. There are both pros and cons to traveling or living in Thailand during the wet season. Due to …

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Cancer in Thailand for Expats: Prevalence, treatment, and covering costs

If there’s one disease that tops people’s lists of conditions they do not want to develop, it’s cancer. In Thailand, just as in the rest of the world, cancer is a growing concern as the country develops and risk factors become more prominent. This can be especially true for expats in the country, whose age, …

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COVID-19: Thailand opens up its borders by suspending ‘the Test & Go’ scheme

After two years of requiring travelers to apply for a ‘Certificate of Entry’ or ‘Thailand Pass’, the Land of Smiles is finally dropping most of its COVID-19-related entry requirements, which include a 1 night stay at a SHA+ hotel, a PCR test on Day 1, and an antigen test on Day 5 as part of …

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Working from home and the “right to disconnect” in Thailand

When the world switched to remote working for much of 2020, employees in Thailand could work from the office. But the third wave of the outbreak in April 2021 and a sluggish vaccination rollout put the country back at square 1. For months now, many employers and employees in the Kingdom have been navigating the …

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7 types of employee benefits to help attract, retain, and keep employees happy in Thailand

Employee satisfaction plays a significant role in a business’s success, so it’s essential to provide employee benefits that are relevant and motivating for the workforce. Additionally, top employee benefits can also help a business attract the best talent and make it easier to retain them. In this Pacific Prime Thailand article, we’ll take a look …

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personal data protection act postponement thailand pacific prime

Thailand postpones the PDPA enforcement: What it is and how to prepare your business for the PDPA

Businesses take note. Officially,  Thailand postpones the PDPA or the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to June 1, 2022. Considered as the first local law designed to govern data protection in the digital age, the PDPA was originally scheduled to come into effect on June 1, 2021. However, it created multiple challenges for both local …

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