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Bangsaen: United Place Apartments

United Place Apartments Bangsean Thailand

Since I wrote Bangsaen: Nearby Shopping and Traveling I have received many enquiries about what would be a good apartment complex for an expat to live in and this article is in response to those enquiries.  There are many, many, many apartment complexes in Bangsaen but the vast majority of them are totally unsuited for expats living in Bangsaen for three major reasons.

First, the apartment managers at United Place have good English skills and this is very important when choosing an apartment abroad. Secondly, in the vast majority of apartment complexes you will be the only expat and surrounded by Burapha students.  Expats tend to be older and value peace and quiet.  The students want to have fun and can be noisy.  Third, there are some more upscale apartments that have a better class of apartment manager that speaks English and fewer students but they tend to be in out of the way areas that are hard to reach without a car.  Driving a car in Thailand can be problematic for expats.  If you want a an apartment that is centrally located, has apartment managers with excellent English and houses other expats that share your desire for peace and quiet then I would recommend United Place over all other apartment complexes in Bangsaen.

Below is a link to their web page:

http://www.unitedplace.com/rent.html

Contact info:

United Place Apartment

15/1 Bangsaen Lang Road, Tumbol Sansuk, Umper Muang, Cholburi 20130, Thailand

Fax: +66(0)38746306

email: unitedplace@gmail.com

www.unitedplace.com

United Place Bangsaen Map

You can also download my autobiography of my struggle with a bipolar condition on  Am I Kitsune on my Google Drive.

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Santa at Art in Paradise in Pattaya

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Art in Paradise is a trick art museum and bills itself as the largest trick art museum in the world.  The museum is very similar to the trick art museum in Korea,  the trick art museum at Odaiba in the Decks Tokyo Beach , the trick art museum in Takao and the museum at Nikko.  I guess someday every city will have a trick art museum!  Art in Paradise includes trick art in the following categories: Aqua, Zoo, Classic Art, Ayutthaya, Egyptian, Thai, Surrealism and Dinosaur.

The museum is located at: 78/34 Moo 9, Pattaya, 2nd Road, Nonprue, Bang Lamung, Chonburi, Thailand 20150.  The museum’s telephone number is 038-424-500.  No one was answering the phone when I went and I could not have the people at the museum give directions to my driver.  The place is relatively new and the taxi and scooter drivers have no idea where the place is located.  The local drivers do know where Alcazar is and the museum is more or less in that neighborhood.  The museum is more or less across the street from Tiffany’s.  From 2nd road which is one of the main roads in Pattaya, you can see the Museum about two blocks down Moo 9 which intersects 2nd Road.  If you hit Nakula Road then you have gone too far.  Actually finding the place was not easy and below is a map in Thai that I suggest you print out and give to your driver before going to the museum.

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I am a farang working in Thailand and paid 300 baht when I showed my university ID.  There are reports that farang pay a higher price than Thais but I think I ended up paying the Thai price.  Keep in mind I was also dressed as Santa.  After playing Santa for 14 years in Asia, I can tell you that Santa does get preferential treatment!

More photos of Santa

My Asian Adventures as Santa Claus

Hugh Fox III - Candy Cane

You can also download my autobiography of my struggle with a bipolar condition on  Am I Kitsune on my Google Drive.

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