InvestBangkokProperty.com held our quarterly Bangkok Property Tour on the 14th and 15th of December 2018. Once again, it was a property tour whereby participants had to use public transportation to get to the various developments. We experimented it for the first time during our last property tour in September 2018 and moving forward this is how we are going to hold future Bangkok Property Tours!
Benefits of using public transportation to get to the various developments:
- Participants can get a better sense of how far the developments are to the train stations
- Participants can understand the area better
- Participants can get to experience the food and amenities in the area better
- Participants can lose weight and work up a really good exercise by walking to the developments
The tour can get rather tiring but you can be assured that participants will definitely get a better understanding of the property scene in Bangkok!
For the December tour, we decided to compress the tour into two days. We took fewer pit stops as compared to the previous tour.
Day 1 (Friday 14th December 2018)
We gathered at the information counter of Terminal 21. There was a good mix of participants from various nationalities. We welcomed our first participants from the USA!
Our first stop was Fynn Asoke by Fynn Development. This development is within walking distance from Asoke BTS and is located along Sukhumvit Soi 10. We walked from Asoke BTS and passed by Korean Town at the start of Sukhumvit Soi 12. Fynn Asoke is a freehold condominium that is slightly within Sukhumvit Soi 10. It is away from the main road yet within walking distance to the BTS and amenities. If you continue walking along Sukhumvit Soi 10, you can reach Benchakiti Park which is next to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
Next, we walked towards Nana BTS and went past Bangkok Bank at Sukhumvit Soi 8. This is the place to go to transfer monies back to your home country when buyers sell their Bangkok properties.
We then took a train down to Ploenchit BTS and once we got off, we entered Noble Ploenchit via the link bridge from Ploenchit BTS. Noble Ploenchit is a freehold development by Noble Development that is linked to Ploenchit BTS Station via a link bridge. Ploenchit is right at the heart of downtown Bangkok. I personally rate Noble Ploenchit very highly. You can read my review of Noble Ploenchit here.
We then had lunch at Open House at Central Embassy Shopping Mall. It is located on the top level of Central Embassy.
We concluded the day by visiting Park Origin Phayathai by Origin Property and XT Phayathai by Sansiri. Both are walking distance from Phayathai BTS Station which is one stop away from Ratchathewi BTS and two stops away from Siam BTS.
Day 2 (Saturday 15th December 2018)
We gathered at The EMQuartier just next to Phrom Phong BTS to kick start the day. Our first stop was Noble State 39 by Noble Development. Along Sukhumvit Soi 39 lines high-end luxury condominiums. Noble State 39 happens to be along the same stretch but is designed and priced more affordable. There are one-bedroom apartments in this development which is not prevalent in the luxury developments around the area. This is our motivation for this recommendation.
After that, we headed to Park Origin Thonglor by Origin Property which is located on the site of Arena 10 along Thong Lor Soi 10.
Lunch was settled once again at Luka Moto at The Taste Community Mall close by. Wilbur from AroiMakMak.com joined us for lunch. Aroi Mak Mak is a popular food, travel and lifestyle blog about Thailand. Some of us took a photo with the ever friendly blogger!
We walked through Gateway Ekkamai which was next to Ekkamai BTS Station to get to Siamese Exclusive 42 by Siamese Asset. It was a very short walk of about 2 to 3 minutes. Ekkamai is an area very popular with the Japanese expatriate community and Siamese Exclusive 42 is one of the best developments, in our opinion, in the Ekkamai area. There were limited units left. In fact, all of the typical units have been sold out and there are only loft units left.
Next stop, we visited the site of Chambers On Nut by SC Asset which is a very short walk from On Nut BTS. On Nut is a very nice residential area two stations away from Ekkamai BTS. There is a huge Tesco and Century Mall just next to On Nut BTS. Many of our clients purchased units at Chambers On Nut due to its affordability and location. In fact, one of the participants purchased a unit there and was there to take a look at the site for the first time!
The final stop for the tour was the Kawa Haus sales gallery at Habito Mall, within the T77 community. Kawa Haus is the final residential development in T77 and there are very limited units left. Coincidentally that weekend was the annual Winter Market Fest, a night market held within the T77 community. This guarded and gated community is extremely popular and occupancy rates are very high for developments in the community.
Here is a video recap of the tour!
If you would like to join us for the next Bangkok Property Tour, do sign up at BangkokPropertyTour.com. Our next tour will be held in March.