What’s the deal with digital nomads in Thailand?
Digital nomads are ditching their day jobs in hopes of working for themselves, by themselves. Thailand is one of the most sought after home bases for digital nomads hailing from around the world, but what does it take to be one of these vagrant employees in the Kingdom?
Digital nomads are trending in Thailand.
After Berlin, Barcelona, and Budapest, Bangkok comes in as the best city to work in remotely according to Nomad List. Chiang Mai also makes the cut coming in at number seven and the southern island of Phuket falls at number 27.
The cost of living, internet connectivity, fun, and safety are a few factors nomads take into consideration before relocating remotely, and Thailand seemingly exceeds expectations in each one of these categories. The country is also a hodgepodge of unique culture, the locals are friendly, and it is overall a stunning place to reside, so it is easy to see why so many digital nomads are moving to the Land of Smiles.
By Kelly Iverson
IN remembrance of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej as a great artist and a role model for selfless giving, the Thai Red Cross Society in collaboration with River City Bangkok hosted the 'Father's Teaching ... Give' art exhibition. The exhibition will be on display from October 11-23, 2017 at RCB Galleria on the 2nd floor from 10am-8pm. The paintings created by Ajarn Wichien Wongsuppalak were inspired by the guidance of His Majesty the late King Rama IX which states that a person must know how to receive and how to give. All proceeds from sales of the paintings in the exhibition will be donated to the Fund Raising Bureau of the Thai Red Cross Society to help improve the well-being of Thai communities in remote provinces.
For more information, contact redcrossfundraising.org or 098 280 0755
ASIA's Sports Industry Awards & Conference, the organisers of the 2017 SPIA Asia, revealed this year's 60 leading Thai sports organisations and brands who made the final shortlist. There are six national categories: Best Sponsorship of Sport, Team or Event in Thailand, Best Amateur Sports Event in Thailand, Best Sports Event Arena, Venue and/or Training Centre in Thailand, Best Sports Youth Development Programme in Thailand, Best Event Organiser in Thailand, and Best Sports Event Supplier in Thailand. Eight additional submissions made the Asia finalists in Best International Sporting Event sanctioned by an International Federation, Best Sports Tourism Destination of the Year, Best Football Organisation of the Year recognised by the AFC, Best Extreme Sports Event of the Year, Best Integrated Marketing Campaign for a Sports Event and Best Sports Event Hospitality Offering. The press conference was presided over by Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mrs Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul.
What does Lollana skin clinic offer that sets it apart?
I don’t put all my faith in surgery. The ultimate goal in anti-ageing treatments and the aesthetic medicine that I offer aims to uplift the people’s quality of life by being healthy, growing old gracefully and be happy about it. As an anti-ageing physician, it is my responsibility to see that we offer what’s best for them which might not be what the patients want sometimes.
By Phasit Kanasirichainon
The use of olive oil has become a global phenomenon that’s catching on in Thailand. While you may be interested in cooking with olive oil to reap its health benefits, invariably one of your concerns might be about its prices. In comparison with other cooking oils and brands on the market, it seems to cost more than other oils. So is there a reason behind the price and how can we assess how cost-effective oil is? Before you make any decisions, let’s get to know the benefits of olive oil to help you make an informed decision.
Investing in health with olive oil
The price of olive oil in the Thai market is approximately B350-450 per bottle, depending on the container size. A standard one-litre bottle should have about 68 servings, and each of those servings can cook a meal for a family of four. That means 272 meals! On average, it only costs B1.6 per meal per person and approximately B15-20 per meal with accompanying beverages.
Despite its ability to use in all types of Thai cooking, olive oil has much higher unsaturated fat than other types of oils. It helps reduce LDL cholesterol or bad fats. It has also been linked by medical journals to help manage diabetes and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and breast cancer. Rather than just an oil to cook with, its added value is being able to assist your health journey.
Olive oil is a much cheaper and easier alternative to help manage high blood cholesterol levels or coronary artery disease through diet compared to the medications you may need if you get sick with these ailments. From a nutritionist’s point of view, Olive oil isn’t just good for health - it’s profitable for your health. You can enjoy delicious meals that you love, but investing in a beneficial oil can also help support your health at the same time.
If we aren’t health-conscious about our food intake and exercise, the risk of developing NCDs such as heart disease increased tremendously. On the other hand, if you
proactively invest in your health, you can enjoy a higher quality of life. In the end, health cannot be bought. A healthy diet and regular exercises can go a long way.
About the Author:
Mr Phasit Kanasirichainon is a Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant, Health and Nutrition Lecturer from ‘What Did She Eat’ Facebook page. He has studied Food,
Nutrition and Health and is a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University.
by Drew McCreadie
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