I've been offered some work in this area, but don't know it very well. I've had a lok on the apartment-finding websites but there's not much listed for this area. Can anyone reccomend a good place to start looking? If I worked there, is it possible to live somewhere more central and commute? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Changwattana is booming. There are apartments for rent from 2,000 baht a month up into the 100,000 baht range. To commute to the area is not that easy as the only public transportation from BKK is bus, taxi, and the occasional train. Where on Changwattana as it is quite long running all the way to the river from Wipawidee Rd. And in what price range? I live 10 minutes from there and shop every Sunday at the Tesco Lotus there.
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Thanks for the info Aging One, sounds like you'd be the best to advise me, living in that area yourself. Basically I've been offered a job on ChangWattana soi 28, and I'm weighing up wether I should take it or not - one of the things I need to think about then is location. I was a bit worried that it was far from anything I might need. My freinds live in the Sathorn area, and I like to do my shopping bar hopping in the main city. I'm guessing that i'll have to save those outings for weekends! As I said before, chaengwattana/vipavadee/north-east bkk is pretty new to me so I've no clue where it is in relation to anything else or what's there. How do you find it, living there that is? Are there convenience stores, restaurants, kareoke bars, supermarkets and shopping centres nearby? How's the transportation? When you say train are you refering to the slow overground ones? How difficult is it to get a taxi?, particulalrly one that's willing to take you into town? How far is it to the nearest BTS/MRT station? What sort of place can i get for 10-20,000 baht a month? Do you know of any serviced apartments or hotels where I can stay while I look for somewhere more permanent? Sorry to bombard you with questions! :smile:
Let me see how far out Changwattana you are tomorrow as I want to activate my phone to call abroad.
Its a nice place has everthing you could want in a smaller version than BKK. But in general its slower paced and such from BKK. If I dont use my car a motorcycle ride is half the cost of BKK.
You will have to pay about 100 to 120 baht for a taxi to a BTS or MRT station. The closest being around JJ market. You will be about 12 to 15 kilometers from there.
If you just go in on the weekends its great as we have international cuisine out here buts it more home style. Lots of theaters that are much less crowded, bowling alley, malls and all that crap.
But it does not have the same feel as BKK proper. But its just a short taxi ride and your there. Changwattana to Bangkok proper in a taxi is about 200 to 240 depending where you are on Changwattana.
The street itself is only 5 K from the airport.
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I'm not sure where soi 28 is, but I'm very familiar with the condos beside The Impact Center. if you want, i could show you around there. There's a huge market, all the conveniences, restaurants, shopping etc etc and the cost of living is much lower.
In the complex, there are around 15 buildings, and my parents own a condo in one of the buildings near the market. There are alot of vans that go to The Victory Monument, The Mall Bang Kapi via Lad Prao, The Mall Ngamwongwan, Silom and JJ Park.
There are alos taxi stands and motosai taxi stands all in the same parking lot type thing. There are quite a few westerners living there and the Thais are alot friendlier and more accommodating than ones in "touristy"areas.
I might be moving back there once my parents are back in Canada - late April or early May. You have goddess in your user name, are you a woman? You can never assume here.
I just checked your avatar, and you're in Dubai. When are you coming here? PM me if you want to go take a look.