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    Is this Bangkok Studio as good as it looks?

    Hi Guys

    As some of you will know, I don't regularly post properties in the forum these days due to lack of interest, but when a place comes in that stands out in both in quality and affordability, then it's worth sticking a link in here just in case someone might find it of use.

    The last one I posted seemed like a real good deal, yet had an outrageous electrify charge of 20 Baht/unit. Still the forum doesn't know whether that was a simple typo or the highest charge for power in Bkk!

    In the mid 1990's, a reasonably nice studio in central Bkk would go for anywhere between 5-7,000 THB/Mo, and this one that's just come in at 8,500 THB/Month looks really nice if the 3 photos are anything to go by.

    As always, please don't ask me for additional information on this property, because I donít know any more about the place or the advertiser than you do.

    All I know is that despite its small size for a studio, if it's designed in a way that utilises the space efficiently, is brand new, and fully furnished as the ad says it is, then it might just be one of those affordable gems that passes through from time to time.

    Premsiri Condo Chatuchak

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    that looks proper sexy from the photos. Not sure how great it'd look with all my junk though!

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    It does look sexy, but 25 sqm is tiny. It could be a nice first place for someone who's just moved over here, but there's no way I could go from 39 sqm back down to 25 sqm now.

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    A "meh" from me.

    8,500 for a 25sqm place in Ladprao/Morchit? It is way out of central BKK and very small. Sure it looks clean and nice but who cares when you can find places almost twice the size at a cheaper price.

    Any idea what the pool is like in the complex?

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    Yeah, not my kind of place either.

    "way out of central bangkok" is a bit harsh for a place that's what 15-20 minutes by mrt and skytrain from asok/siam square, though.

    But yeah - a spotlessly done out shoe box is still a shoebox.

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    That size and location it should be around the 5000 Baht a month mark.
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    got a swimming pool too...
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    i'm paying 15k for about 65 sq m 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom (one with a tub, one with a shower) 10th floor apartment in Lad Prao area, so 8k seems gruesomely pricey for a place the size of the box a pair of my 12 1/2 EEEs came in. i'm closer to Town in Town than JJ though and thus further from MRT/BTS.

    i LIKE being way out of Central Bangkok, can't remember the last time a ladyboy grabbed my magic Johnson... incidentally, Town in Town is equidistant from almost anywhere you'd want to go, it seems like everywhere is about 100-120 baht by Taxi...

    best way to find an apartment is choose an area then get a Thai friend (gf/bf/etc?) to walk around and get quotes on prices, i've not seen a decent deal in the sites that advertise to whitey.
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    Way over-priced. And are those photos? Look almost like CGI....
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    All it needs is a mirrorball and the Village People could move in.
    This space for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tao View Post
    500 for a 25sqm place in Ladprao/Morchit? It is way out of central BKK and very small. Sure it looks clean and nice but who cares when you can find places almost twice the size at a cheaper price.
    two points really
    way out of twon for chatuchak is utter bollocks mate
    yer at the confluence of the two main quick travel arteries and everything you need is there
    as for teh actual apartment if its asctually on sena nikom then its not really the area its claiming to be so i too would say no
    still 5 k in that area will get you what 5k in any area will
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    I think it's a reasonable deal. It's a nicely done place in a proper development.

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    Hi Forum

    Not only have I lived in Bkk studios in my younger days, but I've also stayed a few months in a partitioned basement of say 12 SQM, and with no daylight or aircon. I wanted to move on, but being more than frugal back then, 40 Baht/night kept me in this den of inequity for a few months.

    Today, I wouldn't personally live in anything less than a 1 bedroom joint. My studio/bedsit days, are well behind me, but then again, I'm home a lot, so it's nice to shut the door on the bedroom and go relax in the lounge.

    I remember studios going for 50,000 THB/mo at that huge condo building on the corner of Asoke, and I personally know a chap who stayed in one for over 6 months. Nicely done, central location, but at that price, I'd sooner camp out in Lumphini Park than pass over that kind of dosh to the owners.

    With regards to what's central and what's not, it's my guess that most of you on this forum don't remember Bkk without the BTS and MRT to whip you around the city. In those days, it could take you an hour hanging off the back of a little green bus just to go from Ekamai to Asoke Junction. Imagine that, arriving at your destination dirty, sweaty, tired, and plain fed up, and the day hasn't even started!!!

    So for someone like me to read that a 15-20 minute trip (in a clean smart air conditioned train), from the location of this flat, to Asok/Siam square, makes it a pretty central location to me. Anyone who considers such a short trip into down-town Bkk a hassle and too far out, is quite humorous

    Anyway, like all such posts, you take it or leave it, but no harm done in exposing such places because one man's palace is another man's sh*t hole, so to speak

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    Quote Originally Posted by bet View Post
    I think it's a reasonable deal. It's a nicely done place in a proper development.
    I agree and like Re says, 5K in that area may get you something of similar size or maybe even 5 square meters bigger but it'll be a shithole.

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    they were gonna build a mosque there.

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