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Steve Willeboordse, Bangkok resident of 14 years

Neighbourhood Guide

Click on the map to check out the 9 most popular neighbourhoods for expats in Bangkok. They correspond to my property search tool and are broadly defined by their proximity to the BTS Skytrain and MRT subway. The neighbourhood descriptions below are first-hand accounts by actual residents.

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Lower Sukhumvit (Nana-Asok)

By Steve Willeboordse. After living on the tropical island of Koh Samui for 11 years, a job offer triggered a move back to the hustle and bustle of city life in Bangkok. Most would call me mad. But believe me, more than a decade in paradise has its limits. I couldn’t wait to move back to Bangkok – it’s inspiring, things move fast and it keeps me awake. As a Creative Director, the rich vein of life that runs along the Sukhumvit artery has the buzz that I need to feed my creative juices. Learn more

Middle Sukhumvit (Phrom Phong-Ekkamai)

By Barry Price. If Siam Square is the heart of Bangkok then middle Sukhumvit may be the stomach. From award-winning classic Thai fare at Bo.lan to late night kebabs, with some of Bangkok’s best Italian restaurants, some terrific Indian options, surely by now more Japanese restaurants than there are Japanese expats, to Korean, Chinese, American, French, Mexican, Greek, Lebanese and now Argentinian cuisine – and yes, we also have Burger King. Learn More

Upper Sukhumvit (Phra Khanong-Udom Suk)

By Paul Coles. I live in On Nut, which is the epicentre of what’s conventionally known as Upper Sukhumvit, so called because of the higher soi (avenue) numbers – Sukhumvit 77, Sukhumvit 101, etc. The area is generally defined by the BTS stops between BTS Phra Khanong and BTS Udom Suk, ending where the Bang Na Trad expressway begins its trek east. The skytrain continues south into Bang Na but that really is a quite distinct area on it’s own. More


By Kris Spencer. When I moved to Bangkok from America to work in Sathorn (sometimes called “Sathon”) I considered living in areas that are popular with “farang” or foreigners, namely Phloen Chit, Sukhumvit or Thonglor. However, after looking at apartments and condos in those areas, I quickly choose to live in Sathorn instead. Why would I choose to do that when the aforementioned areas offer so many attractive lifestyle amenities for westerners? More

Ratchadaphisek area

By Bill Horgan. I live in Huai Khwang – along Ratchadaphisek Road few minutes north of the Asok intersection – in a condo that has been my home for the past 4 ½ years. Let me tell you a little bit about what makes Huai Khwang the right place for me to live. First of all, the convenience of the MRT subway is perfect.  My condo is 30 meters from the entrance, so whether it’s raining, scorching or fine outside, my commute to work is painless. More

Victory Monument, Ari area

By Viva Jongsaeng. I’ve lived in Ari with my family forever, and watched it gentrify from a traditional suburb to a hive of chic coffee shops, sushi bars and crepe outlets. I suppose it was inevitable given the demographic, of which my family is fairly typical – my father is an architect, I’m finding my career as a PR consultant with a large multinational firm, while my uncles run Café Undici which is frequented by staffers at the nearby Greenpeace office. More