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Living in Hat Yai

The Thai city of Hat Yai is widely referred to in Thailand as "The Gateway to the South" due to its position in the southern part of the country, near the Malaysian border. The city is also often referred to as the 'twin city' of nearby Songkhla and, at 157,000, is the larger of the two cities as well as the region's business center. Expatriates living in Hat Yai have a hot, luxuriant Thai climate to look forward to, although there are only two real seasons in the city – wet and dry. The city itself is a vibrant one. Hat Yai's downtown area is well worth exploring, with plenty of great food and street culture to enjoy, and the city's Hat Yai Municipal Park is famous for its beautiful flowers. The Wat Hat Yai Nai is another must-see for every expat living in Hat Yai, with its huge reclining Buddha statue a popular local landmark. The Pagoda at Wat Mahanya Vidaya is another beautiful example of south Asian architecture worth looking out for.

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  • bye bye !!
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    Feb 2, 4:31 PM
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    Hi Carlos, wish you all the best for your new chapter of life and thansk for all teh effort you put into building up IN here in Bangkok. Even though I wasn't such a regular visitor to the events, …

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    Dec 25, 11:15 PM
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    Hey there-is there still space available for the party at plaza athenee?

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    Jan 1, 6:01 PM
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    Hi Maria, it would be great to meet up abd hang out with you. I am Narin, just moved to Bangkok last November. Hope to have good time when you will be here ;) if you need anything, feel free to write …

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Moving to Hat Yai

As might be expected, the "Gateway to the South" has very good transport connections. A number of train services connect the city to the rest of Thailand and the city's minibus station is extremely well served with services to the rest of Thailand as well as to Malaysia and Singapore. The city's Hat Yai International Airport is served with flights from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, and Singapore, as well as Thai hub airports. Expats moving to Hat Yai can get plenty more information on expatriation and living abroad on the InterNations website, with a comprehensive collection of articles in the Expat Magazine covering a range of topics from cross-cultural communication to working abroad. The various articles are written by both, the InterNations own in-house staff and members of our platform to give you not only facts and figures but also a sneak preview of what life as an expat is likely to be like. Working in Hat Yai

Working in Hat Yai

The city is generally seen as the business center of the southern Thai Songkhla Province, while its sister city, Songkhla, is seen as the region's administrative center. Expats working in Hay Yai have plenty of after-hours culture to explore and enjoy, with great local shopping and a great selection of street food for the most adventurous of global minds. As an expatriate working in Hat Yai, you may of course want to get in touch with the local international community to socialize or network. The discussion groups, private messages system and forums on the InterNations website are a great way to do this, with expatriates all over the world organizing meet-ups and finding their local international networks through InterNations.

  • Martin Beck

    I've been looking for a shop where to buy German food here in Bangkok. Fellow expats on InterNations finally told me how to find the right stores.

  • Helen Laidboe

    It' such a a pity that we have to leave Bangkok soon. I'll miss the InterNations expat community so much, especially the great events!

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