Many of our customers believe that moving overseas is one of the most stressful events in their lives. We are here to take this stress of your shoulders and offer individual approach to your shipping to Thailand or to any other destinations in the world. We know that there are no two moves that are the same and for this reason we closely work with you to understand your requirements to the last detail.
This way our Thailand shipping companies are able to offer you the best solutions that suit your budget best. We are your best solution for a seamless relocation to Thailand from the UK, and we will help you avoid stress, and make sure that your goods are perfectly safe throughout the entire journey. Our professional shipping to Thailand team will ensure your move is a piece of cake, and the only task you will have is enjoying your move and thinking about your life in the new place.
By hiring professional shipping companies to Thailand you can be sure your relocation will be in right hands from the very first stage of planning, until the last item is taken out of the box and put on its place in your new home. We are professional movers and packers to Thailand, so we will take the utmost care for the first part of your relocation. Our local team will deal with the entire planning, expert packing of your goods and dispatching them to the destination port in Thailand.
The second part of the move, once your goods arrive there, is held by our representatives – by local shipping companies Thailand, and they will deliver to your destination area. This service includes delivery of your goods from the destination port to your new home, reassembly of your furniture, unpacking the boxes, and collecting waste materials to let you enjoy your new, ready and tidy house. Compare shipping costs to Thailand.
We provide the following methods of shipping container to Thailand
FCL to Thailand (full container load) – this solution is suitable for customers who need to move a larger amount of goods to move. Our professional team recommend to use this solution for moving at least 2 bedroom house or for shipping a car to Thailand together with some household effects or just a few pieces of furniture. Cheap shipping company to Thailand dispatches the full containers at least once a week, therefore it is quite a quick option if shipping by sea to Thailand is concerned, and it's sufficient solution for moving a full house worth of belongings.
LCL to Thailand (less than container load; groupage or shared load) – it's a solution for customers willing to ship smaller amount of goods. Groupage container shipping to Thailand rests on consolidating smaller loads of a few customers to make sure they fill the entire container. Although it takes a bit more time than FCL, it is a cost effective solution as you pay for the space your items take in the container. We are able to dispatch the shared containers every two or three weeks making the process of shipping container to Thailand easy and cost-effective. We will provide you with a door-to-door shipping service covering all your needs and providing support and assistance at every stage of your cheap shipping to Thailand.
How much is removals to Thailand from UK – check shipping costs
It is not surprising that shipping overseas is more expensive than shipping within one country. It's the distance that generates the costs, so the further you move, the more you will most probably pay. That is why it is important to get the idea of costings in advance. We offer fully transparent quotes for shipping furniture to Thailand, where every cost is explained in detail to make sure you exactly know what you pay for. We will advise you on the service that you need in order to provide you with solutions tailored to your needs. If you are looking at cheap shipping to Thailand, you have to be aware of costs related to customs clearance and taxes that you need to pay once your goods arrive to the destination port.
It is reasonable to take some time and decide in advance which pieces of furniture you want to bring to Thailand with you, as the more you take, the bigger price you pay. The cost is based on the total volume of your goods, which translates into the space they take in the container. We will do our best to provide you with cheap shipping to Thailand from the UK, even if you want to ship your biggest pieces of furniture too. We offer international pallet delivery service at affordable rates.
The average cost of shipping furniture to Thailand from the UK depends more on the size of the move than on the destination town. Distance matters of course as well, but it's not that significant as the volume of your move. To summarize, the cost of shipping to Bangkok, Hat Yai, Nonthaburi or Chiang Mai for a single flat would cost, on average, between £1000 and £1500. Sea shipping to Bangkok or any other of the aforementioned destinations in terms of 2 or 3 bedroom house may cost between £1200 and £2000. Shipping of 4 bedroom house to Bangkok, Chaing Mai, Nonthaburi or Hat Yai from the UK may cost on average between £1900 and £3000. Shipping full 20 ft container to Thailand from UK may cost between £1700 and £2500, whereas 40ft container shipping to Thailand may be between £2600 and £4600.
Obviously the price changes based on the distance between the pick-up and destination end, additional services you may require, etc., and the above price are just a guide to give an insight of what shipping container to Thailand from the UK may look like in terms of pricing. Should you like to obtain a detailed quote and exact pricing, fill our online form in and receive a bespoke shipping quote to Thailand.
International removals to Thailand – different solutions for different needs
We will be happy to help you with your international removals to Thailand from the UK. We have been arranging international delivery to Thailand and many other major worldwide destination for a few decades now, therefore you can trust us and our experience and have your precious belongings delivered easily and safely. We are one of the most renown shipping companies to Thailand and other overseas destinations.
Moving home internationally, including international house removals to Thailand from the UK, can be a difficult task.
There is a massive amount of aspects you have to consider prior to sending furniture abroad. International removals to Thailand from UK involve careful preparation in which you should consider firstly which goods you will take with you, how to pack them properly, which mode of transport is best for you, whether your goods will fit into 20 ft container or you should use a bigger one, what are the customs clearance fees or taxes applicable, and many more. Let us guide your through the entire process and solve every possible problem for you.
The most of the problematic aspects of our shipping service to Thailand or other overseas destinations, pertain to sending furniture overseas. However, with the help of professional shipping companies Thailand, it does not have to be a cumbersome task. We will take care of the entire logistics, securing your bulky possessions for move and safe shipping of furniture to Thailand. Whereas we will be dealing with providing you an end-to-end solution of shipping furniture, you can forget about this problem and just enjoy your international removals Thailand.
We are able to accommodate all the needs of our customers and provide solutions for removals of every size. This means that we will move your belongings no matter if it's only excess baggage shipping to Thailand, shipping a limited number of boxes, a few pieces of furniture or entire villa worth of belongings or even cars and boats. Let us offer you a full service including packing and unpacking your goods (and packing materials), customs advice, etc., or choose only selected services based on your need. Check our removal rates to Europe.
Shipping a car to Thailand
As mentioned above, shipping overseas often involves removals of the entire belongings, including various vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, boats, or mopeds. We can move your vehicle either together with your belongings as part of your bigger move, or separately if it's the only thing you need moving to Thailand. We have not only experience in shipping car to Thailand and other vehicles, but also specialist equipment like braces or blocks, to ensure complete safety of your automobile, and quick and smooth process of its removal.
To make it easy, we can collect your vehicle directly from your premises, or you can deliver it to our depot. You will provide us with the proof of ownership, registration documents of the vehicle, and let us do the rest. You should just make sure that your car is satisfactorily cleaned inside and outside to avoid unexpected quarantine cleaning charges. We will make sure your vehicle is cleared from customs, and then safely delivered to your new address from the port. Shipping car to Thailand can be an easy task.
Bringing pets to Thailand
When shipping overseas for a longer stay, which includes shipping your entire belongings, we should not forget about moving our pets too. Sometimes they are more our family members than merely pets, that is why more and more people tend to bring pets to Thailand with them. This is as easy as telling us the breed of your pet and it's weight, indicating the collection and delivery addresses, and we will do the rest. We have moved dozens of pets before to various overseas destinations, therefore we have gained a great experience, and besides – we love animals as much as you do, and their safety and well-being is our priority. Check our service for shipping pets to Thailand.
Basic information about Thailand
Locally referred to as the Prathet Thai, Thailand is officially known as the Kingdom of Thailand. Initially, it was called Siam but it was renamed and then from 1945 to 1949 it was again called Siam but on May 11, 1949, it was again renamed to Thailand. It is the only country in the Southeast Asia that was not colonised by the Britain, France or any other European . This find expression in the meaning of its name – the 'Land of the Free.'
Located at the centre of Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia, Thailand shares border with Laos and Myanmar to the north and Laos and Cambodia to the east. To the south, it is bordered by Malaysia and Gulf of Thailand. In its western border are the southern extremity of Myanmar and the Andaman Sea. It has a maritime boundary to the southeast with Vietnam, on the Adaman Sea to the southwest with Indonesia and India. It has a booming economy driven by several sectors including manufacturing, tourism and agriculture. Its residents enjoy high quality of life which is ranked third among the ten ASEAN countries. It has a total area of 513,120 KM2 out of which 0.4% (2,230km) is made up water.
According to the 2010 head counts, it has a population of 64,786,909. Its population was estimated to be 67,959,000 in 2015. The population density amounts to 132.1/km2.
The official legal tender is known as the baht. It is symbolized with ฿. Its code is THB. baht which is rated as the tenth most frequently used world payment currency is available in both bank note and coin. The coin is known as the satang and it has various denominations which include 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 1, 2 and 5 baht. The bank note is also available in different denominations.
There are tropical or savanna weather condition. Tropical monsoon climate is experienced in the south and eastern tip. There are three seasons there. The hot season begins from March and ends in May while the rainy season starts from June and ends in October. The third season is the cool season which starts from November and ends in February. During the rainy season, the rain does not last longer. Only on a few occasion will the downpour last longer than two hours. Basically, there are two types of monsoon that affects the climatic condition. From mid-May to September, the tropical, rainy, warm and cloudy southwest monsoon is in operation while from November to mid March, there is the dry, cool northeast monsoon.
The average temperature is between 75 to 92 degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest temperature is experienced between December and January while the highest temperature is experienced between March and May. The cool season is the best time for everyone who do not like hot temperature. However, during the cool temperature, the temperature is not as cool as a cool period will be described in the UK or as cool as it will be described in the traditional sense. The temperature can drop to 57 degree Fahrenheit in the north and 70 degree Fahrenheit in the central part.
The country code is 66. You will need this code in order to call from abroad. But you will also need the code of the city that you are calling. The codes of the various cities in Thailand is given in the table below.
There are numerous languages spoken here and in the neighbouring Laos. Most of these languages belong to the family of Southwestern Tai. The languages spoken along the border of Birma are the Karen languages while Khmer is spoken close to Cambodia. In the south near Malaysia, Malay is spoken. Many of the Chinese tribes still speak a number of Chinese dialects. A lot of small languages are spoken by the Thai hill tribes. However, the official language is Thai. It is also the language of education. Government administrative functions are done in this language which is closely related to Shan, Lao in Burma and a lot of small languages of northern Vietnam and southern China. English is spoken just by a handful of the population even though it is made a compulsory school subject.
Shipping services to Thailand from the UK
Shipping to Thailand can only be a nightmare if you hire an unreliable removal and shipping company. But the reverse will be the case if you hire a reliable UK to Thailand shipping company. If you perform a Google search on removal companies in the UK, there is no doubt that you will be able to find impressive results with many companies making some fantastic promises and claims. But the truth is that only a few are able to actualise their claims and fulfil their promises. We feel glad to tell you that we are one of the most reliable shipping companies with all it takes to offer reliable and satisfactory removal and shipping services from the UK to Thailand. We cover the entire World, check our shipping costs Luxembourg to Thailand or other directions.
Having been in the industry for many years, we have succeeded in establishing a nationwide network of transporters with our depots located here and there in the UK. No matter where you are living in the UK, there is our office closer to your location. Just contact us using the contact number in our site and we will tell you our depot that is nearer to you. Our shipping from the UK to Thailand runs on weekly basis. This is to ensure that anytime you need our us, you will not get stranded or unattended. We do accept urgent removals and do provide services on weekends to our clients that book for that.
While delivering our services, we make sure that we comply with the industry standards and requirements. Our utmost priority is to satisfy you by delivering your item safely and in a timely manner. We have not been found wanting by any of our previous clients when it comes to safe and timely delivery. Check our records and you will see for yourself that we are very reliable when it comes to delivery items safely and timely. We also offer additional services, like shipping pets to Thailand or air freight of excess baggage to Thailand.
Why people love Thailand
Many people have different impressions about it. Language barrier and culture shock may make spending a holiday more frustrating. But the truth is that it is vibrant and not boring. It is full of life, fun, charming, energetic and lively. There are mix of culture, history and modernity. Whether you are there for a holiday or any other purpose, there are a number of reasons why living here should impress you more. Here are some of the reasons why one may love Thailand.
Food is more than a daily necessity. It is a part of the culture. The locals do not joke with their foods. This finds expression in the Thai way of greeting people using the sentence kin Khao rue yang which literally means have you eaten rice yet. There is a rich culinary tradition with local dishes that are highly rated in the world. Whether you buy from a hawker stalls, roving vendors or a high-end restaurant, you will be served with tasty dish. If you are the type that judges quality and taste of foods based on the look and location of a restaurant or an eatery, you need to change your conception when entering this country. You can only judge quality by tasting the food.
If you interview repeats visitors, you will find out that what keep bring most of them back are the beaches and islands. Thai beaches are among the best in the world. They are suitable for relaxation, romantic outing, swimming and a number of other activities. Chaweng on Ko Samui and Patong on Phuket are among the most popular beaches. The coastline has plenty of islands apart from Phuket and Samui where you can host your guests to an unforgettable parties. The night-life in these islands are simply impressive. There are plenty of world class hotels, resort centers and spa centers in some of these islands.
Another strong sailing point that keeps bringing visitors, tourists and holidaymakers is the rich cultural and historical heritage. Culture and history enthusiasts will always like to visit it again and again because of the many cultural and historical heritage that they will explore during their visit. Eclectic and burgeoning art scene of Bangkok, ancient temples of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya and others are some of the cultural and historical attractions. Each tribe has its cultural and historical heritage. This means that you have plenty to explore as there are many tribes there.
One thing is being blessed with beaches and rich cultural heritage and another thing is having time to get fun and relaxation using these natural endowments. The Thais are happy people and they make out time to catch some fun. The impression you will get if you spend your day with them is that life is to be enjoyed. They are able to distinguish their work life and fun life. Their attitude to work and life is 'work to live and not live to work.' This manner of living finds expression in the numerous festivals, events and parties going on a regular basis. Two of the important and popular Thai's festivals is the Songkran and Loy Krathong festivals.
Photos of alluring beaches as well as awesome islands still unspoiled by the modern distraction and noise may occupy many pages of glossy travel brochures as what this land has to offer its visitors. But those are just the tip of the iceberg of what make it attractive and appeal to most holidaymaker. There is natural beauty that keep attracting holidaymakers and tourists. There are open places of different kinds such as coastal scenery, national parks, lush jungles and others. There are also natural geographical features and scenery that give a natural beauty which eludes many countries across the globe.
Wonderful and friendly people
Thais are known for putting on smiley face on regular basis. This is why it is called the Land of Smiles. They are very friendly, hospitable, cheerful and kind even to visitors. In general, majority of locals are faithful to themselves and are honest. They try to work out their living rather than exploiting others.
Though, it can be hot, the weather is ok for outdoor activities. Whether you want to swim in the beach or spend some time with the wildlife, you will be able to do so without having any disturbance from the weather. You will definitely appreciate the sun if you have shoveled the snow before. Here, there is no snow to shovel throughout the year. You will not have to wear heavy clothes, jacket with gloves and other covering. The weather is perfect for bikinis and light clothes. If you love heat, definitely you will like this place.
Life is comfortable
There are enough amenities and infrastructures to make life enjoyable, easy and comfortable for the residents. The cities are always energetic and active from morning till night. You will be able to purchase food even late at night if you are hungry. You can shop at any time from morning till night. Even the pharmacies are open as early as 2am. It is an easy place to live and work.
Cheap cost of living
Another reason why many people love it and keep coming there is because it is quite affordable to live in here. You will be surprised to hear that with $10, you will be able to purchase all the food that you need for the day including drinks. For your entire holiday of 30 days, you may not spend more than $2000 which is above 40,000 baht.
How to find cheap international removals to Thailand
We always aim at taking everybody along. This is why we offer both shared and full container shipping to Thailand. With this, everybody can hire us. There is no removal that is too small or too big for us. We have both the workforce and equipment to handle every removal job. In our shared container services, items belonging to different clients are packed in one container and shipped together and delivered at different terminals where the owners will come and take time. The owners of the items are charged according to weight or volume of their items depending on the means of transportation used. So, nobody will have to pay more than he or she should have paid. In our full container, only items belonging to a clients are packed in a container and shipped. It is faster and more efficient but more expensive than shared container services to Thailand.
Knowing fully well that the needs of our clients are not the same, we offer other services such as packing, cleaning, storage and many more tasks related to removal. We predicate all the services we are offering on excellence and customer satisfaction. To ensure that we live up to the expectation, we hire professionals. We also provide them with regular training so that they will comply with the latest industry standard. Thus, you should have a rest of mind that you are being served by professional shipping company Thailand. We didn't stop at that. We have gone further to invest in equipment required in the industry. We have the vehicles, packing and loading equipment. In this way, our teams are able to provide efficient services. Go through our records, reviews and confirm for yourself our expertise in the industry.
In our packing service, we utilize the shrink-fast packing system to ensure that items are safely packed. In this way, damages and breakages occurring during transportation are eliminated. We have a team of packers who are well trained to pack any type of items. Our packers are able to pack any type of items including furniture of different types, personal effects, household goods, commercial good, heavy equipment, office equipment and many more. Just let us know what you will like us to pack for you and we will go about it with high level of commitment and diligence. We make use of quality packing materials accepted by moving insurers. In order to accommodate everybody, we offer full packing and part packing services.
If you want to sit back and have us pack everything in your home, our full packing service is an option for you. But if there are some particular items that you will like us to pack, you can hire our part packing services and show us these items which we will neatly packed. In case you want to do the packing by yourself, there is no problem. But you have to ensure that you use quality packing material. We sell the best packing materials acceptable by moving insurers. You can purchase from us at affordable price. For any location you choose, we are happy to assist, whether you are looking fro Montenegro shipping companies or Bangkok local movers.
Thailand's biggest cities
Bangkok is the most populous city in Thailand and also its capital. Locally, it is called Krung Thep Maha Nakhon. It is located in the centre of the country in the Chao Phraya River. Its population which is more than 8 million people constitutes 12.6% of the entire population. As the most important settlement and as the seat of the government, it has everything it takes to provide modern convenience to its residents. There is a lot of multinational corporations with a good number of them having their headquarters there. It is the regional centre for entertainment, arts and fashion. Bangkok is also the international hub for healthcare as well as transportation. It is rich in history and culture. There are plenty of Buddhist temples. The Grand Palace is located there. It is one of the international top rated destination for tourism thanks to the numerous places of interest. According to the MasterCard's Global Destination Cities Index, Bangkok was rated the most visited city while the Travel + Leisure named it the World's Best City for four consecutive years. It is also Thai's centre of the economy.
Nonthaburi shares the same name with the Province as well as the district of Nonthaburi. With a population of 258,500 in 2012, it is the second most populous settlement in this land. It is considered as a suburb of Bangkok because of its close proximity to the capital city. As a suburb of Bangkok, it benefited from the amenities and infrastructure in the capital. It has good public transport system which makes it very easy for residents to get to Bangkok anytime they want.
Nakhon Ratchasima is the third most populous settlement. Commonly called by its short form, Kora or Khorat, It is the centre of the metropolitan area of the province and district. In the region of Islan, Kora is an important centre of politics and economy. It has a number of infrastructures and amenities which makes life easier and comfortable for the residents. As the gateway to the region, it has an impressive transport system. There are also attractions of different kinds such as the Thao Suranaree Monument, Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base and Water Sala Loi. Given the affordable cost of living, cheap housing and amenities it offers residents, many expats are beginning to move there.
Chiang Mai is located in the Northern part of this land. It sits astride the Ping River and among the highest mountains in the entire land. The meaning of its name Chiang Mai points to its history. When the Lan Na Kingdom was founded in 1296, it was made the capital and this it was named the new capital because it replaced Chiang Rai which was previously the capital of the place. Its bid to host the World Expos 2020 was contested by this town and two other. Owing to the rate at which it is developing in various aspects, it is looking at becoming a Creative City. Serious consideration for application to UNESCO for the status is being taken. TripAdvisor, in 2014 included it in the list of 25 Best Destinations in the world. Apart from Chiang Mai, only one other place makes the list.
Hat Yai which is also called Had Yai or Haad Yai is the fifth largest settlement. It is located in the southern part of this country close to the border with Malasia. It is the business hub of the province. There are buses going to virtually all the towns and cities in the region from the minibus terminal. Buses that provide transportation to tourist destination islands like Phuket are available. It is also possible to travel to Kuala Lumpur and other important settlements such as Penang from here.
Moving house to Thailand from the UK
If you are moving private belongings to Thailand and looking storage space until you find accommodation, we can also provide storage services. We offer both container storage and self-storage. We know that you value your item and that is why you want to keep it secure in a storage facility or container. To ensure that our clients have no regret keeping their items in our storage facility, we have strongly secured our storage facility against anything that causes security threat. Our storage facilities are equipped with the best surveillance system and cameras.
We also install fire alarm system to remove any possibility of fire incidence. We also have well trained human security agents. The patrol throughout the facilities with well-trained security dogs. Thus, no intruder no matter how skilful he or she will be able to escape being noticed. We have gone further to fortify our storage facility against insects, pests, mould, rodents and all living thing that will cause damage to the items stored in our storage facility. So, if you keep your item in our storage facility, you should have a peace of mind that your items are well protected and are in safe hand.
We offer cleaning, furniture dismantling and assembling, refuge removal, moving logistics and planning, door-to-door removals, sending excess baggage overseas, parcel delivery and many other services related to international removals to Thailand from UK. Check our page to see which service you will need. In case you have a special need, do not hesitate to contact us. We are flexible and we will work out a package that will suit you, rergardless of the destination, be it shipping to Dubai or USA from Thailand but as well moving costs from UK to Ireland.
We are also aware that timing is very important in removal service. To ensure our clients get their items when they want it, we have taken different measures and one of the measures is the use of different transportation means such as airfreight, truck and train.
Our services are highly affordable and they are satisfactory. We keep getting referrals from our clients because they are satisfied with the quality they received from us. If you hire us, you will also be satisfied with the quality you will receive from us. Contact us as soon as possible to obtain quote if you need removals to Thailand. You can also obtain quote directly from our site. Our site is user friendly and easy to surf through. But in case you are not good at using it, contact us using the number contained on our website. We can provide you with quotes just through phone call. You only need to answer questions regarding the dimension and weight of your item and your location. Are you shipping from Bangkok to Geneva? We cooperate with local shipping companies in Switzerland so we can offer affordable rates.
How to get to Thailand from the UK
As the transport hub of the region, there are many airports both international and local. However, Bangkok has the major airports and should be the basis for comparison. There are two airports, namely, the Bangkok Don Meung and Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. There are flights from the major international airports in the UK to these two airports. The cost of flights is determined by the airline providing the flight, the season of the year when the flight is booked, the flight time and flight distance, the discount given (some airlines give discount to students and seniors) and how far in advance that you purchase the ticket.
There are flights from many UK cities to Thailand. You can get there form, among others, London, Cardiff, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow. The distance is about 9 thousand kilometres, and it takes from 11 to 15 hours to get there from the UK.
Driving by car:
It is possible to take a road trip from the UK. But it is a long journey that will take days before you finally arrive your destination. You have to pass through many countries. There are several routes to take. You can take a ferry to France and from France, you drive through Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Ukraine and Russia. From Russia, you will head for Mongolia. From there, you drive down to China, Laos and from there to the destination place. When you get to Hungary, you can drive through Romania, Bulgaria, Iran, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and then to the destination country. If you are taking this route, you should be wary of Pakistan. The journey will require a good vehicle and you are going to exhaust plenty of fuel and thus, you will require a lot of money in order to refuel your tank before getting to your destination.
Cheap options for sending goods to Thailand from the UK
Are you asked to organise shipping belongings to Thailand from the GB? Telephone our intercontinental relocation company forthwith to seize a split second transport costs proposal! We carry out respectable and budget shipping costs to Thailand - Phuket, Chanthaburi, Rayong, Lop Buri, Suphan Buri, Samut Sakhon, Si Racha and different.
We perform joint and LCL abroad shipping solutions as well as full 10 foot, 16ft and cargo container moving.
Cheap UK to Thailand shipping is our livelihood. As a cheapest global delivery company we have the facility to collect and ship anything you may have: one baggage or box, 9 or 10 great cardboard boxes for moving house, boxes, work bench, child's chair, ping-pong table, excess baggage, 20 foot container, complete four or six bedroom flat fitting and many more.
Speak to us directly to conceive how much is shipping to Thailand from London, Manchester, Armagh, Gloucester, Westminster, Belfast and from any town you require. Unveil our approximate shipping prices online for a single case or chest removal to Uttaradit from Dundee, extra luggage moving to Samut Prakan from Durham, 13 ft3, 750 cubic feet or 28 cubic meters of private gear delivery to Klaeng from Salisbury, common, combined or dedicated 1 feet or 10 foot container shipping to Ratchaburi from Chichester, Hull, Carlisle and from any city in England, Ireland and the British Empire. If you want to check removal rates to USA from Thailand via air or sea, please fill in our online form. We will send you two options so you can decide which method is best for your needs.
Our experienced, affordable UK to Thailand shipping services consist of:
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Thai economy and education
The Thai economy is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia after that of Indonesia. It has become a newly industrialized country with its economy becoming an upper-middle income in 2011 thanks to the significant progress it has made in social and economic issues. There is remarkable and sustained reduction in poverty. The economy is heavily dependent on export. Two-thirds of its gross domestic product (GDP) is derived from exports.
The major economic sectors in gross domestic product are the industrial and service sectors. 39.2 percent of the GDP is obtained from the industrial sector. Trade and logistics contributes 13.4% while communication contributes 9.8%. The agricultural sector on the other hand is contributing about 8.4 percent of GDP while 4.3% of the GDP is contributed by the construction and mining sector. 24.9% of the GDP is contributed by other service sectors such as financial, hotel, restaurant sectors and education.
In social and development indicators, World Bank has recognized Thailand as one of the great development stories. According to the new poverty baseline of NESDB, the percent of residents living below the national poverty line as of 2011 has reduced to 13.15% as against 65.26 percent recorded in 1988.
One major economic problem it faces is the disparity in income and opportunities. Even though there is decrease in income inequality, the rate has been high for a considerable number of years.
On aggregate basis, this land is likely to meet many of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). There is a significant reduction in maternal mortality rate and mortality rate for children under-five. This is because of the standard of living enjoyed by the resident. 97% of the population has access to clean water. There is high level of sanitation and hygiene even though environmental sustainability has caused some concerns.
The cost of properties is considerably low when compared with the cost of properties in the western countries. This is one of the advantages expats get by relocating here. As it is the case with many other countries across the globe, the cost of properties vary depending on their location. Some of the regions and islands with high property cost are Phuket, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and others. If you want to purchase an apartment in the centre, you should budget ฿84,756.8 for a square meter of apartment in the centre and if you want to purchase an apartment on the outskirts, you should budget an average of ฿51,500.01.
Cost of living in Thailand:
One factor that most people consider before moving there is the cost of living. Though generally speaking, the cost of living is low, there are a number of factors that will determine how much a person will spend on monthly basis. Such factors include the person's lifestyle, where the person is living, the type of house the person rated and others.
Utility bills especially electricity bills have become very expensive but it can be compared with other big cities in the world like Paris, London and Rome. If you put on your air conditioning every hour of the day, you will spend much money than a person that does not put his or her on regularly. You may spend between 1000 baht to 4000 baht or even more per month depending on the factors mentioned above.
It is cheap to dine out. The restaurants have plenty choices in their menu. With 30 or 40 baht, you will be able to purchase a large meal either noodles or income at the street food stall. Owing to low cost of food, many residents do not cook in their homes and thus many apartments don't have cooking facilities. It's also a chance to socialise with others as they dine out. Local foods are more affordable than European dishes. There are many bars that sell local foods as well as international dishes.
Education is heavily funded by the government through its Ministry of education. Unlike most nations across the globe, free education begins from preschool and continues till the completion of the secondary education. Every schoolchild is obliged to obtain education for nine years. There are twelve years of basic education which consists of six years of primary education and six years of secondary education. There is also high education in the tertiary institution in the education system. The kindergarten education also forms part of basic education. It lasts for 2 to 3 years depending on the locality. The government also provides support for non-formal education. Education occurs in both public schools and private schools.
British citizens that will not want their children to be enrolled in the schools can opt for the international schools. There are 174 international schools as listed by the International Schools as of January 2015.
Studying in Thailand provides international students with the opportunity of exploring the natural beauty and splendour of the Southeast Asia. Locals put premium on education. The government is providing substantial amount of fund for education. They are making effort to raise the status and rating of Thai universities among other universities in the world. Owing to improvement witnessed in the education sector, a good number of international students are studying there. There are plenty of programmes for international students but a good number of them are taking courses in ecology, agriculture, development and environment.
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Interesting facts about Thailand and reasons for moving there
Here are some interesting facts that you should know before traveling there.
There's a booming economy with export constituting the major powerhouse of the economy. One of the major agricultural produce is rice.
Bangkok which is the most populous city once had many canals with a lot of buildings based and pillared on stilts. Today, the majority of the canals have been recovered and filled.
The dominant religion is Buddhism. About 90% of the population are Buddhists.
The Thais have high regards for their official currency baht. It is an offense to march on the local currency.
It is thickly populated. It is the 20th most populous land in the world. Bangkok, according to the Global Destinations Cities Index beats London to be the most visited town in the world.
The national and royal symbol is known as the Geruda.
The world smallest mammal which is the Kitti's hi-nosed bat is found here.
The popular red bull energy drink originated here.
Reasons to relocate to Thailand
There are a number of reasons why relocating here will appeal to you.
Affordable living cost
Generally speaking, the cost of living here is very low when compared with the cost of living in the UK and European countries. Housing is available at a competitive rate. This makes it a nice location for retirement and international studies. With your pension and savings, you will be able to have a meaningful life, purchase a comfortable property and have maximum comfort.
As mentioned above, the unemployment rate is very low and the average workers' salary is encouraging. If you are looking for a greener pasture and standard living, you will find it here. Even though, your salary may not be as high as salary of workers in the UK, you will be able to live a meaningful life and still make some savings with what you are paid.
Amazing amenities and infrastructure
More employment opportunities and affordable living cost are not the only thing that you will gain if you relocate to this land. This land will offer you maximum comfort and standard living thanks to the amenities and infrastructures available for the use of the residents. There are world class infrastructures especially in Bangkok. Residents have access to good road, water, healthcare, education and others. You will find life easier and comfortable here.
It has a friendly and clement weather throughout the year. The weather is suitable for outdoor fun. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, nothing will prevent you from having fun as you want. The skies are always blue for at least six months of the dry season. Even during the rainy reasons, there are sun often. The weather is tropical and there is nothing like winter. You will no longer require jacket and heavy coat to cover yourself against cold.
Plenty of places of interest and attractions
It is known as a popular tourist locations. It is a holiday spot of many tourists. Leisure seekers also come here to get the best fun you want. The reason why the it attracts many people is because there are plenty attractions for them to explore and add to their wealth of experience. No matter where your interest is, you will find something that will interest you here. There are plenty of beaches, islands, lush woods, parks and other types of natural landscapes.
Transport hub of the Southeast Asia
It is properly located which attracts travellers. You can get to other countries just in a matter of minutes or a couple of hours. It is also not very stressful and far to travel to other parts of the world from there. If you are adventurous, you will be able to explore other countries of the Southeast Asia. It is also a good location for businessmen as you will be able to look for more business opportunities in other parts of the world.
No matter your lifestyles and budgets, there are plenty of shops and shopping malls that will suit it. One of the biggest shopping centers in Asia known as the Siam Paragon is located here. It started operation on December 9, 2005. There are a number of specialty stores, a multiplex movie theatre, restaurants, exhibition hall, aquarium, the Siam Ocean World (underwater world) and the Thai Art Gallery are all available in this shopping malls.
The World Economic Forum ranked this country the 13th friendliest country in the world. If you are living among the Thais, you will feel at home and secure because you will feel welcome. The people normally smile and thus you will not be greeted with stern looking faces anytime you are on the streets. They are also hospitable. It is easy for foreigners to establish relationship with the Thai and vice versa.
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Top places to visit in Thailand
It is the most popular travel destination in the Southeast Asia. It is the holiday spot of many holidaymakers. One of the reasons why many travellers, pleasure seekers, adventure travelers, tourists, honeymooners and holidaymakers from across the globe prefer Thailand to any other location is the number of attractions and places of interest it has to offer them. There are historic, cultural and natural attractions. Temples of different sizes as well as other types of architectures are available. There are breathtaking and awe-inspiring attraction for adventure seekers. Beaches and world class tourist islands abound here. However, some places of interest are more popular than others. If you are on a holiday, here are some important places of interest to visit.
Pai is a town located in Mae Hong Son Loop in the northern part of the land. Initially, it was a village but today, it has developed into a big town. With its relaxed atmosphere and picturesque landscapes, Pai keeps attracting visitors. It is a must visit town for tourists and backpackers wishing to explore the region where it is located. Pai is located in mountains' foothills and there are plenty of hill tribes to visit and also trekking opportunities for mountain hikers. There are beautiful waterfalls, elephant camps and hot springs. If you like tubing and whitewater adventures, Pai is a nice location to enjoy it.
Phamon Rung is one of the most popular shrines belonging to hindus. The location of the shrine on an extinct volcano in the northeastern part is one thing that you will marvel. The temple sanctuary was constructed between 10th and 13th centuries by Khmer culture and dedicated to Shiva, a god in Hinduism. Its location is close to Nang Rong village. The sanctuary is constructed with laterite and sandstone as a representation of Mount Kailash, Shiva's sacred home. There are 15 sanctuary doorways in the shrine. The opening hours of the shrine is extended during the celebration of the Phanom Rung Festival around the April alignment. The festival is marked with modern sound-and-light show and also Brahmin ceremonies.
Railay which is also spelt as Rai Leh is a small peninsula which can only be accessed by boats as the mainland access is cut off by limestone cliffs. Rock climbers from various parts of the world are attracted to this location by these limestone cliffs. Railay has beautiful beaches which keep attracting beach lovers to it. It also offers relaxing atmosphere immune from the noisy environment and also suitable for deep reflection, romantic outing and relaxation. There are bungalow resorts here and there in the land in front of the western and eastern part of the peninsular. The forest behind the peninsular is gradually being developed. However, higher-rise buildings are not located in this area.
Khao Sok National Park
If you like observing wildlife of different kinds, this is one of the best locations to visit. There are various species of monkeys such as pig-tailed macaques, gibbons and lingers, barking deer, Asian elephants, bears, wild boar and Malayan tapirs. The park has natural landscapes such as limestone karats, jungle forest, lakes and rivers. It is located in the Surat Thani province of Southern end. Besides viewing the wildlife in their natural environment, there are also trails in the park for everyone who likes trekking. Make sure that you come with your camera as there are plenty to spots or scene such as beautiful waterfalls to take shot of. In case you want to get soaked in a cool pool water during the hot weather, the park has natural pools where you can do that. There are elevated landscapes in case you have a panoramic view of the location.
Ayuthaya is surrounded by three rivers through which it is connected to the Gulf of Siam. It was founded in 1350. It was made the capital of Siam or Ayuthaya Kingdom by King U Thong and was once proclaimed the most magnificent place on earth. There are awesome and breathtaking attractions in this location. There are over 400 temples and three palaces. As the former capital, it has modern time infrastructures that bring modern time convenience to the dwellers.
Kanchanaburi is a location which has become popular because of bridge built over the River Kwai for connecting the famous Death Railway to Burma. It is called a Death Railway because during the Japanese occupation during World War II, thousands of Asian laborers died in the cost of the construction of the bridge. There are war cemeteries and a number of museums in this location. Besides, this location is close to waterfalls, several national parks such as Erawan and Srinakarind National Parks, caves and other beautiful scene.
If you are beach enthusiast, the islands are must visit locations for you. There are impressive and picturesque natural landscapes such as awesome beaches. However, some of the islands are more impressive than others. There are main sets of islands. If you are in the eastern part, the Ko Chang and Ko Samet are good islands to visit. Ko Pha Ngan and Ko Tao are the major islands in the Gulf Ko Samui. Phuket and Ko Phi Phi are the main islands in Andaman. The most developed island ry which is also the largest of them all is Phuket. There are resort centers offering impressive holiday packages in this island and this explains why many tourists are attracted in this island on yearly basis.
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Food and tradition
The cuisine is an embodiment of detail, balance and variety. A good number of ingredients used in preparing dishes have some medicinal value and this is an important aspect of local cuisine. The chefs pay attention not only to the taste of their dishes but also look, smells and how it matches with the rest of the dishes to be served for the meal. The chefs use aromatic components and spicy edge to lightly prepare dishes. A well prepared dish has at least three tastes with some having four or five. These tastes include sweet, sour, salty, spicy and bitter. Different elements are blended perfectly to give a harmonious finish in cuisine. Given its simplicity and features, local cuisine made the list of the most popular cuisine across the globe. In an online poll of 35,000 people published by CNN Travel, seven Thai dishes were included in the list of the 50 Most Delicious Foods in the World. There is no other country that has up to seven dishes in the list. The popular dishes that made the list are the pad Thai, tom yam goong, massaman curry, soma tam, fried rice, green curry and moo nam tok.
Despite sharing certain common features, there are also regional variation in food such that it is possible to describe the cuisine of the various four main regions differently. The four regional culinary traditions are Isan, Central, Northern and Southern Thai. Owing to interplay of cultures, there is influence of the culinary traditions of the various neighbours on the culinary tradition. For example, there are some cuisines that are common to Northern Thai and Shan State in Burma. Chinese culinary traditions exert strong influence on many cuisines that are now popular there. Some of these dishes were brought by the Hokkien and Teochew people in the 15th and 18th century respectively. The arrival of the Portuguese in Thailand in 1511CE for diplomatic reasons, marked the beginning of the influence of the Western cuisine on Thai cuisine.
There is an eating etiquette which is somewhat different from the Western cultures. In the western cultures, foods are served on the table but in this country, families sit on mats or carpets to eat their foods. They use their right hands in consuming their foods as well. However, a good number of locals prefer the Western culture of eating on dining tables with fork and spoon, fork and chopsticks.
Rice constitutes the major dish in all meals. But there are other complementary dishes. Unlike in Western countries where appetizers are served first before the main meal and then dessert which is served last, here the dishes are served at the same time. However, when people are eating alone or when they have no time for meals, they normally take just one dish which is basically rice.
It's common here to eat a lot of fruit. Fruit can be with spicy dips made from salt, sugar and chillies. They can also be eaten alone. They are used in preparing spicy salad such as yam som-o, som tam and others. There are locally produced fruits as well as fruits imported from Western countries or other parts of the world in the market. Some of the fruits available in the market are rose apples, durian, papaya, mango, langsat, jackfruit, mangosteen, pomelo, pineapple, burmese and others. A popular fruit festival held by the Chantaburi in early May on yearly basis is the World Durian Festival. Another fruit festival which is held in September during the weekends in Uttaradit is the Langsat. Fruits are also used in producing juicy and other food items. For example, coconut are used in producing coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut vinegar and others.
This land is filled with a lot of traditions with some having religious connotation or origin and some having a secular origin. There are always traditional practices in every aspect of the life such as greeting, eating, dancing and others. If you are planning on traveling there, it will be to your advantage if you know the culture. Here are some of the important traditional practices that you are supposed to know.
The wai traditional form of greeting is an important tradition. If you are meeting someone for the first time or you are greeting a visitor or a guest, you can use the greetings to show your feelings of happiness. If you want to show a great respect to the person you are greeting, you need to hold your hands higher in a praying manner.
Among the traditional practices there are the plenty of festivals held in this land. Some of the festivals are observed by the farming communities as they pray for and look expectantly for rain to continue with their farm. A typical example of such a festival is the rocket festival which is observed in the northeastern part at the beginning of the rainy season. Another important festival observed especially in the northeastern part is the Phi Ta Khon Festival.
Eating is an example of a communal activity and as such, there are some traditional practices regarding it as seen above. When people gathered together for their meal, they do not start eating until their leader invite them to start eating. Different dishes are served together in a large platter because it is a communal activity. Each person gathering for the meal is expected to sample all the dishes, two or three mouthfuls are enough.
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Things to know before moving to Thailand
Here are some important things that you should know about this place on Earth before traveling there.
Respect for the king and royal family
The Thai hold their king and the royal family in high regard. If there is anything you should remember, it should be respect for the king and the royal family. It is an offense to speak ill of the royal family or the king. The offense can be punished with jail sentence. It is not good to criticize the king or the royal family. You have no business with the king or the royal family. If you must speak about them, keep it positive.
Learn to put smiling face
The Thais put emphasis on appearance or countenance as explained above. They always try to smile or be of good countenance. They also avoid getting annoyed or getting others pissed off. You should always try to keep your countenance and keep others in countenance avoiding struggle or any embarrassment. Raising of voices in anger should be avoided. This manner of behaving is foreign in the Western world where people don't hide their feelings of disapproval or annoyance. But you have to learn how to cope with that if you are coming here especially for a long stay.
Street foods are the best
There's a rich culinary tradition as explained above. There are also numerous eateries, restaurants and bars where you will be served with the culinary specialty of the region. It is normal to judge the quality of dishes that they will be served with the look of the restaurant where one wants to eat in. But this is not always the case. The best local dishes are served on the street. They are highly affordable. So, if you want to enjoy delicious food at a low cost, you have to hit the streets. The good thing is that there are plenty of dishes to choose from. However, the only obstacle that you may encounter is communication barrier. Most of the food sellers in the street are locals and they do not understand or know how to speak English. Just take a look at the dishes and then point at the one that you prefer. There are some street food sellers that have continental dishes including English dishes in their menu. So, if you want to eat something you are familiar with, you should consider purchasing it.
Don't forget the understanding of the feet
When you are about traveling there, you should not forget their understanding of the feet. The feet is regarded as the lowest and dirties part of the body. There are a lot of traditional practices about the feet. Remember not to keep your feet above another person's head or point it towards the images in the temple. Make every effort not to step on another person. Remove your shoes before entering another person's home. Don't cross legs if you are in a temple; rather, you should sit on your heels with your feet behind you.
Mind how your display affection in the public
Public display of affection is not accepted in the tradition of the Thai society. But today, many younger populations are doing it. But there are some people that still abide by such tradition. So, you should be careful with the way you display affection publicly whether you are there with your spouse or a friend. Public display of affection also includes casual touching. You might read in articles that the rules are being relaxed now. This is true but remember that you are still a visitor and that some locals still keep to that tradition.
Some inhabitants have an easy attitude and approach towards life. They take everything easy. They approach life with a relaxed mind. This explains why they are very understanding. Even when things go wrong or you mistakenly infringe on their tradition, they will understand with you. The phrase 'don't worry about it' is a common phrase and it captures their attitude towards life. If you bear the things mentioned above in mind during your visit whether you are there for a short visit or a long visit, you will definitely have no problem with any person and you will enjoy your stay. It is a peaceful place with a laid-back attitude to life. There are little or no crime. So, you will be fine and enjoy your visit.
Things to do once you have arrived to Thailand
Now, your arrival is a fulfilment of your dream. But the challenges are not yet over. You still have to settle down for the life in a strange land. This entails that you have to do first thing first. There are things that you are supposed to do first and if you don't do them when you are supposed to do them, you will have problem settling down. Here are some of the things that you are supposed to do once you have arrived.
Exchanging your money
Once you flight arrives and you pass through immigration and custom check, the first thing to do is to change your money from Great Britain Pounds to baht if you have not done so in the UK. But you don't have to change all your money. Just few cash that you will use to pay for your basic needs are ok at this time. You will find some bureau de change in the airport there. You can use their services rather changing in the bank. When you have known the neighbourhood very well, you will know where to exchange your money at a better rate.
Study the various transportation means
There are different means of transportation and getting around. Once you arrived in your temporary accommodation, you should study these means of getting around in order to know which one is the most suitable and affordable option for you. Some of the means of transportation are tuk tuk, songthaews, motosais, taxis, rental motorbikes and cars.
Completing your registration in school
If you are a student, you should complete your registration in school before any other thing so that you will not have any problem or do late registration that may attract some punishment. Once you complete your registration, you can continue with any other thing.
Learn and know your neighbourhood
Now that you are new here, you don't have much engagement. So, you will have plenty of free time. Make out time to stroll about in order to know your neighbourhood. Visit supermarkets, shopping malls, and stroll through the streets in the neighbourhood. In this way, you will know your neighbourhood and when you eventually start work, getting home will no longer be a problem to you because you have known your neighbourhood. Besides, it is a veritable means of getting fun and enlarging your experience. Don't be afraid to explore the neighbourhood. There is low crime rate and so nothing will happen to you as you explore the neighbourhood.
Connect your utility and pay for subscription
When you have gotten a permanent home, you can now subscribe for certain important services such as internet and telephone. You should also connect your utilities such as water, electricity, gas and the likes. If there are some companies that provide utilities, carry out a background research in order to find this information and their reliability. Go for a company that offers reliable service at affordable price.