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Tougher times to live in Thailand as a Western Expat?

It seems everything is squeezing the retiree Western expat in Thailand at the moment, from the strength of the Thai baht to weakening of their domestic countries currency. That once healthy pension figure is looking a shadow of its once comfortable living it offered.

Compounding this as the consequential impact is the fall in Western tourists which in turn means less revenue for business catering for this group.

Forums and social network groups are awash with talk of a mass exodus of the Western Expats to either nearby locations, like Vietnam, or back to their home. Once thriving Expat communities are shrinking each month and it is just a sign of the times. It is a reminder that change in life is just one of those things and that nothing lasts forever.

Some of the more optimistic Expats hold on to the fact that this is just one of those blips and that the market will bounce back soon but the question as to when is not being predicted.

However, if there is a glimmer of hope it can be seen in Thaivisa.com monthly traffic that month-on-month has been in growth for unique visitors – moving from 1.2m, 1.3m to 1.4m – since May 2019. These users are Western and 2/3 of that traffic comes from outside Thailand. On these figures, it would appear interest in Thailand from Westerners has never been higher.

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31mar(mar 31)00:0030nov(nov 30)23:59The ‘Formula One Race’ Starts at Hooters Exciting F1 Games

01sepalldayTerre Et Mer at Caprice Restaurant Royal Cliff PattayaBeef. Lamb. Monkfish. Or a fancy plate of Bouillabaisse, We are serving them all at Caprice – A Taste Of Riviera.

01sep08:4631dec(dec 31)08:46Premium Cuts at Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar Royal Cliff PattayaEnjoy our butcher’s premium selections at Royal Grill Room & Wine Cellar – Excellence & Heritage!

01sep08:5631dec(dec 31)23:56Exotic BBQ Skewers at Breezeo Royal Cliff PattayaTry our new Exotic BBQ Skewers and enjoy our chef’s special menus that are grilled to thrill!

01sep09:0731dec(dec 31)09:07Special Prime Beef Teppanyaki at Chamu Royal Cliff PattayaShowcasing one of the most popular dishes in Japan, try our new Teppanyaki promotion and let us bring Japan to you at Chamu – Japanese Corner.

01sep09:2031dec(dec 31)23:20Silk Road to Huang Chao at Huang Chao Royal Cliff PattayaDiscover Marco Polo’s favorite noodle dishes at Huang Chao – Royal Cantonese Cuisine

01sep09:5631dec(dec 31)23:56Flavours of Siam at Larn Thong Royal Cliff PattayaWe are serving world class cuisine from the 4 regions of Thailand at Larn Thong – Authentic Thai Traditions. This is your opportunity to explore the famous dishes from each region without ever leaving Pattaya!

01sep10:0631dec(dec 31)23:06Gold Medal Cocktails at The Bars of the Royal Cliff PattayaLife is good, especially on the weekend. Drop by and enjoy breath-taking views while you sip and savour our new refreshing cocktails.

01sep10:1931dec(dec 31)23:19World of Cupcakes at Café Royal Royal Cliff Beach HotelEnjoy the most adorable selection of cupcakes at our Café Royal located at the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel!

02sep(sep 2)11:4427oct(oct 27)23:44“Infused with Love” Menu at Hard Rock Cafe PattayaThe Popular Booze-Infused Menu Makes its Encore Performance at Hard Rock Cafe Pattaya

21oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

22oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

23oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

24oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

25oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

26octalldayDisco Night at Scooters Bar LK MetroLets get back to the 70’s 80′ and 90’s

26oct18:3022:30Saturday Seafood Bonanza, Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort PattayaSeafood lovers will enjoy the wide selection and variety of freshly grilled seafood including salmon, king crab, rock lobster, tiger prawn, fresh oyster trolley. The buffet line also features shrimp on ice, freshly rolled sushi, Thai noodles, Italian pasta, pizza, local Thai dishes, mouthwatering dessert corner and much more every Saturday night at only THB 1,299++ per person with half price for children from 6-12 years.

26oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

26oct(oct 26)22:0027(oct 27)00:00PIPPA Spooky Halloween Party at PIPPA RestaurantOn Saturday October 26th, PIPPA invites all the goblins, vampires, zombies, and any other sexy professionals to come out and play on the most scandalous and spooky day of the year.

27oct08:0012:00Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2019 at Siam Bayshore Resort, Pattaya10 Years Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival 2009 – 2019

27oct13:0017:00Adoption Day at Hope for Strays FoundationCome along to our adoption day for a fun day with doggies, at the shelter itself, and prepare to have your heart sold.

27oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

28oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

29oct(oct 29)18:0030nov(nov 30)23:00Pattaya International Fireworks Festival 2019Back again with the International Firework Festival Marvel at the spectacular fireworks display.

29oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

30oct07:0021:00Pattaya Amateur Golf Series at Khao Kheow Golf CourseThis month we go to the popular Khao Kheow Golf Course. 1600 baht walking, 1900 baht with a cart

30oct19:0023:00499 Baht Buffet Dinner at Thai Garden ResortOnly for 499.- net per adult.

31octalldayHalloween Party at Hard Rock Cafe PattayaCOME PLAY WITH ME EAT, DRINK & BE SCARY

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