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Living & Enjoy Your Life In Phuket

Apr 1, 2008
There is a lot of differences between living in the East and West. Numerous issues have to be considered, like cost of living, weather, people, culture, and so on. Big distinction in either side makes alterations in people's "lifestyle". It is widely accepted that most foreigners visiting Thailand choose Thai way of living.

Every year, there are a huge number of foreigners traveling to Thailand but in the end they decide to settle down here. Thailand has an enormous impact on the big crowd. Anyone visiting Thailand will be left amazed by the diversities they witness in food, shopping and sceneries.

But most of the travelers are attracted towards Phuket than Bangkok. For people who love to lead a simple life there may not be too many better choices than this island in South East Asia. It boasts lush, tropical environment, azure clear water and attractive scenic ocean and beaches. There are recreation options galore in Phuket like sailing, boating, diving, fishing, windsurfing, biking, swimming, diving, golfing and many more.

Life in Phuket has been easy and peaceful. Although it is a small island unlike Bangkok, the people living here take things easy and enjoy life here. There are no pains like traffic jam and large crowds and you can soak up in fresh air. Locals are friendly and sincere, and their lifestyle suits you when most make their lives on a small industry around the ocean like fishing.

Now, the city provides you the most modern facilities including excellent roads, modern hospitals, superb marinas and first grade international schools. Its international airport can be accessed from over a dozen international locations as well as most domestic locations. With a short journey of less than one and a half hours, visitors can connect through Singapore, Malaysia and Bangkok to the rest of the world. Some airlines have scheduled international flights that arrive here directly without touching Singapore, Malaysia and Bangkok.

Plenty of people come here for enjoying their vacations. Usually the travelers, go around to see the beautiful beaches and the tropical climate. Once they get a feel of the lifestyle they will definitely say this place is a heaven. It is the wealthiest province in Thailand. Its wealth allowed the place to provide world class arrangements for you. But looking on the other side of the coin, it has the highest cost of living when compared to any other Thai province. However, it is still very affordable considering western standards and even a modest income from home can allow you to live leisurely here.

Phuket's location in the calm Andaman Sea has attracted foreigners since the olden days. Legal services, business opportunities and plenty of houses, all designed to the specific needs of the ex-pat. If you're thinking about moving to this place, be prepared to face all manner of little discomforts that are bound to happen when East meets West. Houses here are very affordable and provide you good value depending on how close to the beach you want to be.

A totally furnished two bedroom house with air conditioner can be hired for about 8,000 to 14,000 baht a month in the Phuket Town area. It also offers wide variety of different types of cuisine and how much you spend will be based on where you go and the type of food you want to eat. It is an island having decent size and walking from place to place can be taxing. The ideal means of transport is a 125cc motorbike. Motorbike rentals are easily available and cost about 3,000 baht per month, which comprises insurance.

Apartments here are generally priced around 1 million baht for a small studio, while a two bedroom condominium is available from 4 million baht. Drinking is a favorite pastime in Phuket and it will not be a serious issue in your cost of living. A small bottle of local beer at a pub usually costs about 50 baht, while a large bottle is priced at about 80 to 100 baht.

Taking into account all those lifestyle and development, Phuket gives you a perfect dream location for those searching for a relaxed lifestyle in an affordable, peaceful, and tropical paradise.
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