Moving to Thailand from Australia is a life changing experience on many levels. Thailand is a very popular destination for Australian expatriates when relocating overseas. There are many reasons why Australians are moving to Thailand, but the most prominent are – business opportunities, change of lifestyle and a better quality of life. Whatever your reason may be, you can rely on Nuss for a quality service when moving your belongings. As an International Removals and Relocation company with a global network of partners, we can organise your move or relocation with a minimum disruption to your daily life.
About Thailand and Thai People
Thailand is a country that has old traditions and a modern, progressive culture blended into a very distinctive and intriguing society.
Over the past two decades, Thailand has experienced some turbulent times on political and economic scene, yet Thai people have always welcomed visitors with a warm, gracious smile.
As a diverse country with the population comprised of many different ethnicities, Thailand is famous for its natural hospitality. Thai people are warm, genuinely friendly, and they welcome all nationalities and religions with an open heart. Majority of the population is Thai, making up 75 percent. The second largest group are Chinese as Thailand has a long history of Chinese migration, and they represent 15 percent of the population.
Thailand’s main religion is Buddhism – 95 percent of the population is Buddhist. It is also the only country in the world where the constitution stipulates that the monarch MUST be Buddhist. Thailand was once referred to as the “Land of Yellow Robes” by early travellers.
In Thai society, Buddhism has influenced art, architecture and literature, and inspires the tolerant nature of the Thai People.
Geography and Climate
Thailand is located in the very heart of Southeast Asia, covering an area of nearly 200 000 square miles. The country is divided into four main regions with total of 77 provinces. A network of rivers and canals in the central plains makes this region the most fertile part of Thailand, supporting vast fields of rice and variety of fruits.
The south part of Thailand is a beach paradise, with the beautiful islands scattered off the coast attracting millions of visitors each year.
The climate is tropical, with an average high temperatures of 35 degrees celsius. There are three overlapping seasons, however, it is generally warm throughout the year. The warm climate is one of the main reasons for moving to Thailand from countries like UK, Canada and US.
The food has a significant role and importance in Thai culture. The availability of food and the mind-boggling range of dishes on offer make Thailand one of the most exciting places in the world to dine. For Thai people having a dinner is a relaxed affair, a time to sit together and chat over a wonderful array of food.
Moving to Thailand – What do the expatriates say about it?
The following lines are written by a Canadian national living in Thailand, and the insights she is sharing are drawn from her own personal experience.
“People over here have truly mastered the art of just being able to sit and enjoy a beautiful day. There is no guilt associated with not always having something urgent that needs to be done. This was one of the first differences I observed when I moved to Bua Yai. It appeared to me that because people were so much more relaxed and content that everyone was SO friendly. Anywhere I went, there was always a host of people ready to offer me a smile, a ride, a drink, a meal…. It was so refreshing to be in the company of people who were so open and willing to communicate with a stranger.
I remember when I first moved to Bua Yai in 2011, I was walking down the street and a random couple entertaining a crying infant called my name from across the street. I walked over not knowing what to expect – maybe some friendly conversation, perhaps a dinner invite or even an explanation as to how they knew my name, as I had never seen them before…..instead, they handed me their child to play with while the wife went in and mixed a whisky soda for me (this, by the way, was all done with no formal dialogue because they spoke barely a word of English and my Thai at the time was comparable to a chimps understanding of theoretical physics). To me, at least, this was something that does not happen very often.
It was one of my favourite experiences living here because it was so far from my reality in Canada. In the West, people don’t smile as much and we certainly don’t go out of our way for strangers as much. It is generally accepted that even though strangers have the best candy, you don’t give your newborn infant to a random people walking the street. (disclaimer – kids, don’t take candy from strangers. That was a joke).”
Taken from Article “what-to-expect-when-you-move-to-thailand“, written by Maya Dattani.
So, be it a delicious and affordable food, business opportunity, warm climate or warm hearted, friendly people, there is no shortage of reasons for moving to Thailand from Australia.