Expat Living.

Are you planning to live in Pattaya and don’t know where to start looking? Fortunately, Pattaya Trader have information to provide you what you need.

Living in Pattaya can be a unique experience as it is a diverse city that offer expats a lot of opportunities. And also, you will be happy to know that Pattaya has a low cost living with a lot of activities to keep you busy every day.

A Pattaya resident English Ex-Pat for over 10 years, Barry Upton has had a glittering and highly successful career in the music and entertainment buisiness for over fourty years.



For those who have ever driven through the gates of the Father Ray Foundation on Sukhumvit Road, you will have noticed just how busy it is.



I arrived on Friday 13th July last year, so a year and a bit, yes. And this is a good question on roles. Foreign Office titles can be confusing.



Pattaya Property Base offers a dynamic and fresh approach to real estate and property management, our aim is a sincere and professional style to assisting our clients here in Thailand.



What a year New Nordic are having. Now celebrating their 10th Anniversary and flushed with success having just won Best Innovative Investment Product at the Dot Property Thailand Awards 2019 held in Bangkok.



Always a fascinating person to speak to Dr Sunya Viravaidya Chairman, CEO and Medical Director, gave me a couple of hours of his very valuable time.



Nowadays there is a great deal of hype supporting the case for more of us to become vegetarians. 



If you own a Motorbike in Thailand, you are required to renew the Registration or ‘Tax Sticker’ each year.



Just down the road from The Pattaya Trader Office on Soi Chaiyapruek 1 is the double fronted ERA building that is now Elle’s “Empire”.

Dot Property Winning Weekend is a little more than two months away,

As “Wellness” is actually the theme of this month’s lifestyle magazine we thought we would ask a little more about what the word actually means. 



Meditation does not have to be a way of life, as many of you might think, but regular escapes into oneself. 



Has convenience made our life better or worse? Most would argue that convenience has made our life better but what about the negative side of convenience? 



At time of writing the economic outlook for Thailand, and therefore the expats living here, is still gloomy. 



Testosterone levels generally peak during adolescence and early adulthood. As you get older, your testosterone level gradually declines 



If you’re planning a trip to the UK and have some time to spend in London you really should visit Westminster Abbey. 



in a recent study neuroscientists have strongly recommend that we should all visit the beach regularly.

Qrops Qrops were originally created as part of the UK pension rule changes in April 2006 for ‘pension simplification’. 

The World’s first Rotary Club, was formed in Chicago on 23 February 1905 by Paul Harris, an attorney who wished to capture in a professional club, the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth.

The celebration of motherhood and all things that the modern world requires of a parent today.

Boris Johnson has been elected the new Conservative Party leader and therefore the new prime minister of the UK.  Can he solve the Brexit crisis and strengthen the pound?  

we waited for the streets to dry and took a ride around Mabprachan Lake.

Buddhist Lent is upon us once again and it is the perfect opportunity to dive deeper into the culture of this bless’ed nation in which we live. 

To clean chrome and stainless steel fixtures around your home, apply a light misting of undiluted white vinegar from a recycled spray bottle. Then buff with a soft cloth.

The clinic is spotlessly clean with staff who are extremely professional and yet still friendly and happy to explain every step of the procedure.


Caretta turtle ensnared in plastic. This beautiful creature would undoubtedly have died had it not been freed by the two underwater photographers


Bicarbonate of soda is a really effective yet gentle abrasive cleaner and a great natural deodorizer. 

Moving can be a stressful time, with a lot of prior organisation and planning needed. 

If you’ve flown in or out of Suvarnabhumi International Airport recently you probably noticed the large building being constructed opposite the main terminal.

If you want to ring the changes for the New Year what better place to start than your kitchen the “heart of the home” and if you need a few ideas take a look at some of these designer trends for the New Year:


Cats are often seen as ‘easy’ pets that require little time and attention. That is why many cats are insufficiently provided for in their natural needs,


In terms of tooth decay it varies from person to person but obviously maintaining good oral hygiene is key to keeping your teeth. Dr Pla advises parents encourage regular teeth cleaning habits with their children as early as possible.


As there’s been so much work done on Dongtan beach we thought we’d resurrect an old Property Trader classic “Location Spotlight” a feature in the magazine where we shine the Trader torch on an area around town.

This month our Pattaya Personality is Kate, or Katerina (she will answer to both) from All Pattaya Condos.

When speaking to Gerry it’s a good idea to tune your ear into his accent as life in Pattaya has done nothing to dull the Scottish lilt but believe me doing so is well worth the effort as Gerry has some fascinating stories to tell. 

The hotel has gone from strength to strength and is no longer just a hidden treasure but now a well known venue for golf clubs and The Danish Club who hold their once monthly meetings there.

British Embassy Bangkok and Ministry of Social Development & Human Security collaborate to improve handling of child protection and abduction

When I went to visit Esther Kaufmann of My Office 4 Travel I saw first hand how she is able to expertly deal with the steady stream of customers.

 find out more about the “Under the Roof Club”who are based here in Pattaya 

Dr Sarawooth Pholsane Cardiologist at Pattaya International Hospital

Café del Mar Pattaya offers a premium beach club experience on Thailand’s eastern seaboard,

A new Vehicle Test Center (MOT) has been built in Nong Prue it’s on the main Road Thung Klom Tan 9,

The heart of our vibrant capital city is about to beat to a different rhythm this October 

When people come and live in Thailand one of the things that is often neglected is medical insurance. 

The large grey building at the top of Soi 6 Pratumnak seems to be a rather exciting place of late.

A recent visitor to the Pattaya Trader at Chaiyapruek Towers was Khun Gio from the Take Care Kids Foundation Thailand. 

You must never sit with your feet pointing towards people, do not touch the top of somebody’s head 

Pattaya Personality this month focuses on one of the most well known names in the Pattaya hospitality business. Simon Peatfield 

For the first time in a long time “Thai Techno Queen” Nakadia has returned to the city of Pattaya. Charging up the ranks on the global stage and collaborating with some of her idols within her scene, she has been changing the face of the club scene here in Thailand and across Asia. Before her set at the newly open Ibiza-esque Cocoon, we got close and personal to discover a little more about how she made the jump to international acclaim.