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Thailand to connect Beijing and Singapore with bullet train

Thailand has begun construction of its 2.07 trillion baht bullet train system connecting Beijing, Laos, and Singapore, the Bangkok Post reported. The much hailed Pan Asian modern transport system is part of the government’s plan to make Thailand the logistics hub of Asean. The railway is part of the Belt and Road Initiative of China. Thailand aims […] Read More

Bangkok 2018 property price growth = 4%. Average rental yield = 4.6%

Noteworthy insights from CBRE Property Report (Bangkok) 2019… “demand for condominiums has increased steadily in recent years, with strong influx of foreign (esp Chinese) demand. Market sentiment has been boosted by government spending on large infrastructure projects such as new MRT lines and a new high speed railway linking Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang and U-Tapao airports.” Stable […] Read More

Harley-Davidson set to shift base to Thailand

The US motorcycle maker has confirmed its plans to move manufacturing of its China-bound motorcycles out of the US to Thailand to escape Chinese tariffs levied on American vehicle imports. The iconic maker’s moves indicate how companies are dealing with the ongoing trade battle. “We plan to supply China from Thailand by the end of the […] Read More

It’s always a good time to buy Thai property, says Hong Kong developer Allan Zeman

Allan Zeman, the driving force behind Hong Kong bar and nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong, has formed a joint venture with Pacific Century Premium Developments, a unit of telecommunications firm PCCW – which is chaired by Richard Li Tzar-kai, the youngest son of Li Ka-shing, Hong Kong’s richest man – to develop a luxury villas […] Read More

Tighter mortgage lending enter into force this month

Banks in Thailand are bracing for tighter standards for mortgage lending set to enter into force this month in a previously announced plan by the central bank. The new rule requires people who buy a second home to make a down payment of at least 20% of the value in order to qualify for a […] Read More

Licensing of Thai Real Estate Agents Expected … Maybe Soon (Finally)

A speech by an official from the Government Housing Bank (GH Bank) seemed to indicate that real estate regulations could soon become law in Thailand. Currently loosely regulated, the industry has seen more than its fair share of scams and crooks. Someone – local or foreigner – can wake up one day, decide to become […] Read More

Thai Court ruled Air BnB illegal

Since a recent court ruling air bnb to be illegal in thailand, there have been multiple crackdowns across the country, including Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, Hua Hin. In June, a letter was sent to the Wan Vayla condominium complex in Khao Tao from the local authority outlining the court’s decision in two of three cases where […] Read More

High speed rail from Bangkok to Rayong

Thailand has approved plan for a high-speed railway to connect Don Mueang airport to Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan and U-tapao Airport in Rayong. The project has been fast-tracked by the government to boost economic development in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC). The 200-billion-baht megaproject involves constructing railways along the present Airport Rail Link network, […] Read More

Media Release – MOU with Boonma International

We are excited to partner BOONMA International to help our local clients as well as foreign friends with their relocation needs as they move to Thailand. Services incl moving of high value furnitures & antiques, pets travel, immigration – visas & permits, cross cultural orientation. Also available – inter-province moving of personal effects and household […] Read More

Bangkok condo projects lure major offshore investments

PROPERTY firms from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China have expanded their investment in Thailand’s property market by focusing on condominium development projects located close to the mass transit system. The investment is happening in parallel with government plans to develop infrastructure projects worth over Bt2.2 trillion this year and in the next five […] Read More