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OnNut is your best bet.
I'm just about to leave for a 2 week trip. Do I need to get a visa or just show them i have a return flight out of the country.
(07-12-2015 06:48 PM)pialox Wrote: [ -> ]I'm just about to leave for a 2 week trip. Do I need to get a visa or just show them i have a return flight out of the country.

Depends on the nationality of your passport? Most countries get 30 days without needing to apply for a visa.
(07-12-2015 06:48 PM)pialox Wrote: [ -> ]I'm just about to leave for a 2 week trip. Do I need to get a visa or just show them i have a return flight out of the country.
Depends on where you are from. Usually a return ticket is fine if you are eligible for a visa wavier when you land in Thailand.

(07-12-2015 04:36 PM)GetFree11 Wrote: [ -> ]Where would YOU live in Bangkok with a 10,000 baht (€260, $300) per month housing budget?

I'm seeing some decent furnished studios in On Nut in this price range.
As Rio said, On nut is a good location.

If you want a good location and don't mind an older apartment, you can find studios for 6-10k in the popular upscale areas. But that will require some work and walking around.

If you want something nice, then out-nut or further out is best. I've created an apartment guide and reviewed 7-8 condos near central Bangkok for under 10k/month that may interest you here: http://afarangabroad.com/apartments-in-bangkok-2/

iPremium do good rooms in On-nut, they have a Facebook Page with their rooms here : https://www.facebook.com/iPREMIUMSukhumvit81
(07-12-2015 04:36 PM)GetFree11 Wrote: [ -> ]Where would YOU live in Bangkok with a 10,000 baht (€260, $300) per month housing budget?

I'm seeing some decent furnished studios in On Nut in this price range.

Most guys here prefer living near the BTS, but don't discount the MRT.

There are some nice places aroung MRT Rachada or Huay Kwang for that amount of money. You'll enjoy being 10 minutes from RCA, and just down the road from Rachada soi 4. Plus, the best yam plahduk foo in bangkok is at a restaurant near Huay Kwang market. There's also fewer westerners in that area, which is a pro for me. The downside is it'll be a pain in the ass to get to Thonglor, and you'll have to change lines at Suhkumvit/Asoke to get to Siam. Still very close to Terminal though.

MRT Phahon Yothin would be a good bet, too. You'd be right next to Union mall, the best mall for picking up girls in Bkk(prove me wrong), and Central Ladprao, which is one of the better Centrals. You'd also be close to Major Ratchayothin, which is also good for pulling university girls, and Kaset Fair in February, which is the shit.


Fuck, I miss Bangkok. Undecided

(07-12-2015 06:48 PM)pialox Wrote: [ -> ]I'm just about to leave for a 2 week trip. Do I need to get a visa or just show them i have a return flight out of the country.

Your profile says you're from Australia. In that case you won't need a visa for a 2 week stay.

You probably won't need to show them a return ticket either. I've never needed too.
(07-12-2015 10:05 PM)Afarang Wrote: [ -> ][quote='pialox' pid='1063882' dateline='1436744937']
I'm just about to leave for a 2 week trip. Do I need to get a visa or just show them i have a return flight out of the country.
Depends on where you are from. Usually a return ticket is fine if you are eligible for a visa wavier when you land in Thailand.

I have an Australian Passport.
Finding a short term rental in BKK is a pain in the ass. I have narrowed down my search to these 2 places:

1) 30sqm studio in On Nut. 5mins walk to the BTS. 15.500 Baht per month

2) 28sqm studio in Thonburi. 5mins walk to BTS Krungthonburi. 11.000 Baht per month and looks better than the studio in On Nut.

All other places I could find online are either too far from the BTS, not for short term rent or have too ugly furniture.

Which one would you guys choose? Or does anyone known a good short term apartment (1month) for less than 15.000?
Going purely off location, I'd go with On Nut.

BTS Krungthonburi is so far form the nightlife and were a lot of expats and people on this forum live. Unless you want to save money and not do a lot, I'd live in On Nut.

Other places to visit off the top of my head are:

Rung Aroon - Sukhumvit 36, 4 min walk from the BTS. The furniture is not great, but it's not that bad either. http://rungaroonmansion.com/ < They told me they did not do 1 month over the phone, but when I got there they said sure they can do 1 month.

On the same Soi right and the end is this place : http://sansaranmansion.com/home.php

I've never stayed there but the rooms look nice and it's always fully booked when I go. It will take you 15-20mins to walk to the BTS or a 2 minute motorcycle taxi costing 10 baht.

Have you checked AirBNB? And for what it's worth, it's very hard to find month to month condos that are nice for 15k near the BTS and have good furnishings.

@Pialox, a return flight ticket will be enough then.
Afarang, been following your blog for a while, very cool.

Around how much would it be for a nice condo with some in house restaurants and a rooftop pool assuming I'd stay longer term - like 6-12 months? I wouldn't mind staying somewhere like On Nut or Ratchada.

(07-15-2015 04:39 AM)Afarang Wrote: [ -> ]Going purely off location, I'd go with On Nut.

BTS Krungthonburi is so far form the nightlife and were a lot of expats and people on this forum live. Unless you want to save money and not do a lot, I'd live in On Nut.

Other places to visit off the top of my head are:

Rung Aroon - Sukhumvit 36, 4 min walk from the BTS. The furniture is not great, but it's not that bad either. http://rungaroonmansion.com/ < They told me they did not do 1 month over the phone, but when I got there they said sure they can do 1 month.

On the same Soi right and the end is this place : http://sansaranmansion.com/home.php

I've never stayed there but the rooms look nice and it's always fully booked when I go. It will take you 15-20mins to walk to the BTS or a 2 minute motorcycle taxi costing 10 baht.

Have you checked AirBNB? And for what it's worth, it's very hard to find month to month condos that are nice for 15k near the BTS and have good furnishings.

@Pialox, a return flight ticket will be enough then.
Afarang should be taking commission. Come on lads, do some research of your own first. Laugh
15.5k a month near Onnut BTS is a great deal, I am paying 18k + electricity and Internet.
Haha ok. I thought On Nut is considered cheap.

I stayed in Krungthonburi the last 3 days with a girl I met from my last trip. It definitely lacks of nightlife options but it is a nice area to live in. I wonder if it really is a big obstacle for nightlife and pulling girls. At night when the streets are empty, you can move relatively fast from A to B and if a girl is dtf she is willing to go with you anyway. Of course, On Nut would be a lot more convenient for dates. I could just meet girls nearby and then bring them back to my place. Plus, it is more likely to find a gym for a month near On Nut than in Thonburi. I think I will choose On Nut
OnNut is cheap, but you'd need a long term lease. You can get a 30ish sqmt condo for 10-12k on a six month lease.

Ive lived in BKK for three years total and I don't even know where the fuck BTS Krungthonburi is, so don't stay there lol.
I stayed at At Mind Executive Suites in On Nut. It was really nice with a gym and small swimming pool and close to the BTS.

The price was crazy considering I booked just a couple of weeks, around $25 a night it worked out and the girls I bought back there were always pretty impressed with it. Very comfortable beds, so much so it can be difficult to get them to leave.
(07-15-2015 08:42 PM)CocoBoy Wrote: [ -> ]I stayed at At Mind Executive Suites in On Nut. It was really nice with a gym and small swimming pool and close to the BTS.

The price was crazy considering I booked just a couple of weeks, around $25 a night it worked out and the girls I bought back there were always pretty impressed with it. Very comfortable beds, so much so it can be difficult to get them to leave.

Seconded. This is a great hotel often available for a steal on weekdays.
Anyone know a good gym in the On Nut area or not too far from it that has a 1 month pass?
(07-15-2015 04:54 PM)RioNomad Wrote: [ -> ]OnNut is cheap, but you'd need a long term lease. You can get a 30ish sqmt condo for 10-12k on a six month lease.

Ive lived in BKK for three years total and I don't even know where the fuck BTS Krungthonburi is, so don't stay there lol.

Sounds like a great reason to stay there to me. Big Grin
Found a pretty decent hotel in Ratchada for $20 a bucks a night (will post the name after I leave). Small pool on rooftop barely big enough for half-laps (which could admittedly use a tad of cleaning but is at least dead quiet). They had a sign on the wall offering a monthly rate of $400. Could be a good solution if I decide to hang around but not long enough to warrant shopping around.

Don't know what the bringing girls back situation is but nobody seems to be paying a ton of attention to who walks through the lobby, even late at night. Could be a security risk but I can't see them hassling about broads.

Seems to be some decent month-to-months on airbnb too.

So far I like being in Ratchada. Lively area with fantastic nightspots but without the chaos you get in the other nightlife areas. Foreign faces are present but still a light sprinkle in the crowds.
(07-15-2015 12:23 PM)dreambig Wrote: [ -> ]Afarang should be taking commission. Come on lads, do some research of your own first. Laugh

Not to mention he has posted a lot of great info on his website here for those who missed it.
(07-18-2015 02:40 AM)Dipar Wrote: [ -> ]Anyone know a good gym in the On Nut area or not too far from it that has a 1 month pass?

Hey dude, I've never been to this gym but It's the only one I know in On Nut: http://www.soidb.com/bangkok/sports-club...onnut.html

They are located on Sukhumvit 77, alley 19. You will need a moped to get there as the walk is going to be long.

Never been so can't comment on how good it is.

(07-15-2015 11:25 AM)Don Cojones Wrote: [ -> ]Afarang, been following your blog for a while, very cool.

Around how much would it be for a nice condo with some in house restaurants and a rooftop pool assuming I'd stay longer term - like 6-12 months? I wouldn't mind staying somewhere like On Nut or Ratchada.

As others said, you can get something like that for 12k or so. Depends how hard you want to look. To get everything in one condo, you need to find an apartment that has 2-3 buildings (usually), these tend to have the restaurants, mini marts and everything else in abundance.
Thanks. Now's Fitness and Yak Gym are the two gyms I could find after a quick research. I will check them out tomorrow.
Leightonblackstock sighting.

Avoid that guy as much as you can. I stumbled across him in Ratchada and he was neck deep in ladyboys.
(07-18-2015 04:28 PM)Beyond Borders Wrote: [ -> ]Leightonblackstock sighting.

Avoid that guy as much as you can. I stumbled across him in Ratchada and he was neck deep in ladyboys.

It's not his fault. He's a handsome fella. The LB's go wild.
Going to be in Phuket from the 24th-31st and BKK from 31st-7th.

Anyone wanna catch up for a drink, show me around or go game please hit me up via PM.
Some observations I made in the last 3 weeks in Bangkok:
  • The weather in July sucks. There is heavy rain almost every night starting between 6 and 9 pm lasting until 11 or midnight. This is my biggest cockblock in Bangkok so far. It's impossible to get girls to meet you when it is raining. Even the ones I already fucked don't want to come.
  • Khaosan Road is still the easiest place to get a SNL from nightgame. However, it can be hard to find a quality girl. Lots of 5s and 6s throwing themselves at me in Lava Club, which seems to be the new go-to place for Thai girls who want to fuck a farang. Most dudes still go to "The Club" so the guy to girl ratio is a lot better in Lava. Sometimes you also see 7s and even 8s in Lava Club. I made out with one of them but couldn't pull her. Turned out later that she is a virgin and I lost interest.
  • Spicy and Swing is so fucked up that it is almost fun to go there. Swing is so dark that you need to hold you phone next to the girl's face to see if she is a Ladyboy or not.
  • Online Game is a bit harder than in the Philippines. I need to put in a lot more time and effort in chatting with the girls before they are willing to meet up near my place. I guess they have too many options in the age of Tinder. In Cebu I could just go on Tinder, Skout, Filipinocupid and get a date on the same day within an hour. In Bangkok I usually need a few days until a girl is ready to meet. What's more, all of the girls in Bangkok seem busy as fuck. Getting them to meet up on a Monday or Tuesday can be tough.
  • Girls from online seem to all hang out in the same places. Almost every night I go out I see girls I know from Tinder or Thaifriendly. Last night I had one girl from Tinder approaching me in Sugar Club and another one from Thaifriendly. There are more than 8 million people in Bangkok and I keep running into people I know.
  • Yak Gym on On Nut 27 is the cheapest gym I could find in this area. 1 month is 1000 Baht, 1 day is 100 Baht. A motorbike from BTS On Nut is 40 Baht. A Taxi is 55 Baht. They don't have a squat rack though and it's a relatively small gym.
  • Good Short term apartments for less than 20k are hard to find, especially near the BTS.
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