Divine flora of Koh Phangan includes some of the beautiful trees and other plants, described in ancient scriptures as "sacred", related to define aspects of Supreme spirit. For all the history that trees were under care and protection, people worshiping them. When Gautama Buddha come to this world, he prefer to stay with his followers under the trees in a various groves. Its believed that holy trees attracts health and fortune of people around, also some of that trees also has a various usage in Ayurveda (आयुर्वेदः) - traditional medicine, still remained in India and rarely found in Thailand. So as green trends growing, we feel its useful to share some colorful facts about few of the most significant trees, growing on the island.
This is a guest's post on actual topic of volunteering, not including any places on Koh Phangan. Phangan require particular extended overview-alike article to highlight the demanded subject. Maybe I'll do this one day, if you will convince me that "its needed" - in this case first we'll post it at Kalos Eco, dedicated to that kind of stuff. And pictures will be taken from our exclusive stock of genuine natural no-modified photos from the real masters, which prefer to be there incognito - as my honorable guests you can use it for free too!
Volunteering has become especially popular in Thailand. Volunteering is not only a great way to travel inexpensively, but also to fully immerse yourself in Thai culture and enjoy the diverse surroundings.
Thailand is a mecca for all kinds of travelers and has been for decades. Nature lovers are particularly attracted to this Southeast Asian country due to its versatile landscapes. From the mountains in the north to the beaches in the south and everything in between, Thailand offers a little something for everyone. Here are 5 selected places, where volunteering combines work, education & leisure in a proper, organic proportion.
look'n learn with old-time pro
Mr J isn't a newbie in property deals - for the long time he was working on Phangan radio, contacting with locals all around the island. Its wasn't a minimal-tech-house or even psy-trance radio - it was a live station with actual info for tuk-tuk drivers - who's pay better for fresh arrivals of farangs. Mr J has a van with many mirrors, and know how to use them.
Day was rainy, this time we visited 3 places -
However radio was closed, real estate isn't a main occupation of Mr J, and he is usually busy with other things. So to order a SHOW with him I thinking to offer it as a advance-reserved paid service, to cover gasoline and time - "Many people look, many speak, many time spent, and only some buy..." - confessed the hero.
This article of Jennifer has a actual information about moving to Thailand and a links to get it more and arrange useful services. Random photo-art illustrations added, fully according to old traditions of Phanganbiz. Be Eco-friendly, love the trees - as we hope to show the stars to our children.
Thailand is a country filled with friendly people and amazing scenery where you can live a relaxed lifestyle in comfort. You will also find That many local people enjoy telling stories about the country and that Thailand has a vibrant history dating back as far as the 12th century.
Making the move to Thailand can be easier if you understand what is required of you prior to the move. To make the move, documents and specific requirements need to be met. Learn about these requirements here.
What You Need to Do for the Move
There are many reasons to move to Thailand. However, the most common reason is for retirement. Working in Thailand is strictly prohibited for foreigners, even volunteer work. If you are self-employed or work remotely however and work via the internet for yourself, you will be able to earn an income that way, but you will not be able to find a local job.
To live in Thailand, you will need to obtain a visa. To qualify for a non-immigrant visa, you must be at least 50 years old, hold a valid passport that does not expire within a year and have proof of their financial requirements.
The income requirements for those retiring to Thailand need to be 65,000 THB each month or 800,000 THB in a Thai bank account. There can also be a combination of a steady income stream and cash money in the Thai account, but it must equal 800,000 THB together.
You will also need to find a place to live while in Thailand. This can be done through a reputable Thailand real estate agent. Speaking with a qualified agent can provide you with more information regarding the available homes, as well as certain specifications that should be done to obtain the real estate.
Foreigners in Thailand are not allowed to own property. By having a Thai citizen own 51% or more of the property, such as a condo or apartment when buying, then purchase options are not available. You will also find numerous beautiful homes for rent in Thailand for very reasonable prices.
Moving Household Items
With a non-immigrant visa, you have six months to bring your household goods over duty free. There is a one-item rule that must be adhered to when moving to Thailand. Only one of every item can be imported into the country if you are visiting as a tourist and staying short term. However, if you will be retiring in the country, bringing a letter from Thai immigration stating that Thailand will be the country you live in, you will be able to bring two of every item, instead of just one.
Working with a shipping company that provides door-to-door shipping for household goods can be beneficial during this move.
Shipping Over a Vehicle
Bringing your vehicle can also be done when moving to Thailand although most people are happy with the local transportation services including buses and motorcycles. It is important to hire a reputable vehicle transport company if you choose to bring your own car or motorbike to Thailand. The company should be familiar with the specific guidelines, procedures and regulations set in place for transporting a vehicle. The following link, https://www.a1autotransport.com/ship-car-to-thailand/ has some great information on importing a personal car to Thailand.
Used and new vehicles have different guidelines for import. One guideline for used vehicles is that they require an import permit. This can be obtained from the Ministry of Commerce and should accompany the vehicle during transit. Failure to provide this documentation can cause further delays, as well as hefty fines.
The move to Thailand can be a rewarding one. Enjoy all that comes from moving to this laid-back country and make the most of your time when you follow the specific guidelines for bringing your personal belongings over and you will transition to your new home quickly.
AFter the recent scam story with AibBnb I made a jet-dive-Inn into the villa rental picture of today, and going to get share the results of my impressions and even will try to use them for "common benefits".. The most surprising for me were following news:
Was in construction for the time enough to built a Palace, High Stone Villa recently was completed. Some of the most delicate, hard and important jobs was made by the owner himself. Then, when the villa was done and koh Phangan stock was thorouthly explored, owners went to travel - first around the Thailand, then South-East Asian neighbours, then the rest of the world, what was easy. At the day I visited the house I can say - its look perfect, and worth all the efforts which were made. Spacious, with a few different outdoor chill areas, its has two residence spaces - house for guest next to the main 2-floored one.
Avoiding long stories about the place you'll stay or not, we going to post more photos, video-clip and best rates, together with owner's direct contqact for booking on dedicated villa page.
best phangan villas, best prices, fast booking - progress of dozen villas
While we are here concept of Dozen Villas has constant progress - I meeting and chatting both with the old pals" and new fortunate villa owners, trying in a shortest possible way to explain and offer them to join. Together with few of them we're going to have a offline meeting, where over a cut of good tea/coffee with bite of chocolate we hope to polish the details, after what this post will be updated.
9 of March money was returned - with no excuses or even comments, but its doesn't matter - we WON!
INTRO - someone hacked Airbnb account of 1 of our Phangan villa owners and made few changes to open the way to send later the money for long booking of the villa to unknown bank account, what was added together with new telephone number and creating a new filters in Google mail account. Strange thing was in "login hostory" - was deleted - which could be made only by someone working in Airbnb office - but villa owner catch the chance to make the screenshots of that magic movement. Investigation started from long period of silence - from all the official ways of the Airbnb contacts. On day 3 - at 2-nd of March - we tried various Airbnb Twitter accounts and eventually got the reply - since that time we're in rare communication, and days after this case even was marked as "urgent" -but no money still - its arrived only week after, while we use all the ways to get them back. Read the full story - starting from the latest news, added with screens - to get the idea how the villa rental market onPhaNgan working today.
9 of March - Win Win Win! - Airbnb issued the money transfer by Paypal - so its worth to try all you can to get the result - sometimes its happens!
5 of March - no any news about the money, but I started new stream with them - offer Airbnb to be $-partner of our island's Eco-center - as the only beautiful solution of that weird story. If we'll succeed I will delete this post - so take anything what can be useful! Here's the story of that idea on Twitter:
Nice! Question while you're on - how can I contact department of Airbnb charity or similar guys there? That big house of story - the only big beach house here - planned to be transformed to "Marine research Center" - where the last guests supposed to be Airbnb-clients - Brian in May. Plan was to try to make them very happy - our Last Villa Guests. Now I sent them all messages with warinings - probably didn't add happiness:) So its not too late to replay that in more positive & vital way - to make AirBnbn our sponsor! Much earlier than 7 of March you can see detailed plan about that here on fund's eco blog. And for your personal assistance - you who's replying me - can get unique item - one of just 3 among existed ostrich eggs painted by some of the coolest among living painters!
- and we will beautifully finish the story - which is now non-a-gem of our website :) Please consider it with well-balanced attention - we have box for the egg and will send it like a white pigeon in a sky.
No problem! You can send your proposal and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our partnerships team will review it and will be in contact if they're interested. Thank you and best of luck!
Read the full story about non-smart scam on Airbnb with recent updates from the world leader's support, after I sent messages to Twitter, e-mails, facebooks, calls and real people wroking there. Guests still at the house and will help to the host to get his money.
Ages ago, when Phanganbiz was just created, jungle area of virgin nature occupied more than 70% of the island's area - this was a number we saw posted everywhere both in web and paper guides, convincing us that things going well, and the sign to calm down with our real estate successes will be easily visible - God please forgive eternal newbies:00)
Now, when we involved in few island's eco-projects, including the one with turtle speed engine power, and meeting a new people from the various circles, new up-to-date number shows as just a 40% - protected area of national park on Koh Phangan, while all the rest will be inevitably "developed". Together with couple of recent's news scandals, related to the violations of national park's borders, its makes us fully change initial plans of easy enrichment by dealing with properties. And even to think about arranging of eco-oriented meetings to share there the latest knowledges about the subject both with locals and tourists.
Follow this easy-to-read-story to know more and maybe share your thoughts & ideas.
painted ostrich eggs
After years of preparations and agreements with few of the biggest ostrich farms in Thailands first 3 big eggs were eventually painted by 3 of the most talented and good-hearted artists we'd ever met - its so good that its happens on Koh Phangan! More photos with arted ostrich eggs including Nu-styled in Psy.in gallery, with download'm free option - so our Phangan Ostrich-egg-art free photostock ready. We inviting other painters and people with ideas - 1 purely creamy-white egg looking at me right now. Both of local ostriched left this world of forms - so no more authentic eggs from Phangan ostriches, and we gonna look again to the Prachuap Khiri Khan Province or other farm-area.
Click to see full koh Phangan art report - it will updated with the most beautiful artworks what I'll meet.
Days ago after receiving the e-mail with rental ad - "business with house near the beach" - I started to look again what to do with the website, when suddenly found myself here on island, driving to West by middle road, where my motopsy turns to Wat Phu Kao Noi - "temple on a small mountain".
Enclosing to the nature-made lingam opposite the gate, symbol of lord shiva, I saw the place I always want to be - KKK! Kop khun krap Phangan you keeping them for us!
As we were recently informed, first Koh Phangan Property Art Catalog going to be published online - in high quality Ultra-HD photo-scenes with 4K resolution - I use all the existing words to avoid the missing - some of best TV-fans has Ultra-HD, while others viewing pictures and videos from their dream-homes on 4K.
"Property Art is so new trend, that its literally nothing to talk about yet, but plenty to watch already" - adding one of of the oldest realtors in SEA, who was lucky enough to be informed among the first about new exiting concept, which can not just change the look of property presence, but also will establish innovative ways of work, with unlimited potential for whole World Market.
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