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    Would you live on Koh Chang

    I can. Dunno if I want to.

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    No.

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    Because it's only a good holiday place?

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    Too much rain. I like the place a lot. But June till October at least you have heavy rains. Many of the resorts shut down. May be the rainiest place in Thailand. Without that yes. But to retire.

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    Not full time, I think I'd get bored being stuck on an island. Would be nice to spend a few months there a year.

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    Lived there for nearly two years. When I first went there it was the only place I wanted to be.
    But after a while it seems to get very small and same same if that makes sense.
    If your are considering living there, my advice would be to rent for a year or so before committing financially.
    Beautiful place though.

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    ^I can imagine getting some sort of cabin fever with only that limited space to roam in and needing a ferry to go anywhere else.

    I think he's been there for 14 years. https://iamkohchang.com/

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Too much rain. I like the place a lot. But June till October at least you have heavy rains. Many of the resorts shut down. May be the rainiest place in Thailand. Without that yes. But to retire.
    I enjoyed the cloud and rain there last week. It was a nice break from the baking sun in Bangkok.

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    too small and isolated for me and too many tourists, be ok for a year i reckon

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    ^^ Guess that's the place owned by the founder of ajarn.com, right?

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    I wouldn't live there as there's no university, I need to live within close proximity to a Uni , renting cheap bed sit.
    More buck for your money.

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    I lived there for 7 years. It was great. Except for all the rain and power outages.

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    No problem for me.I like the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    I lived there for 7 years. It was great. Except for all the rain and power outages.
    Working or retired?

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    Heading down here in a few weeks and I remember a time not so long ago when there were no girlie bars on the island. That wasn't the case on my last visit about 7 or 8 years ago, but they weren't in your face and were a fairly relaxed place for a drink.

    What should I expect these days? Plenty more bars I'm sure, but still the opportunity to get offside and enjoy decent beaches and scenery without hordes of tourists clamouring for attention, I presume.

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    You will need a large amount of money in the bank, as it is not cheap on the Island

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Too much rain. I like the place a lot. But June till October at least you have heavy rains. Many of the resorts shut down. May be the rainiest place in Thailand. Without that yes. But to retire.
    Not much in June. August to October is the worst of it.

    Anyway an island like that for 6 months and north near CM for 6 months would be the way to go. Best of both worlds.

    Chang from January to June and CM from July to December.

    I'm suprised expats arent already doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Heading down here in a few weeks and I remember a time not so long ago when there were no girlie bars on the island. That wasn't the case on my last visit about 7 or 8 years ago, but they weren't in your face and were a fairly relaxed place for a drink.

    What should I expect these days? Plenty more bars I'm sure, but still the opportunity to get offside and enjoy decent beaches and scenery without hordes of tourists clamouring for attention, I presume.
    Depends on timing. May and June are good months. Awesome bungalow deals after May 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasher View Post
    I'm suprised expats arent already doing this.
    Who says they aren't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Who says they aren't?
    Havent heard.anyone say they are

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    That seals it, then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    That seals it, then.
    Must be a small number. Not once in 20 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    You will need a large amount of money in the bank, as it is not cheap on the Island
    Its not cheap but still a lot cheaper than Islands down south.

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    I lived on beer Chang for a year, ended up married

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasher View Post
    Depends on timing. May and June are good months. Awesome bungalow deals after May 15.
    I went down for 4 or 5 days once in June. It pissed down every day for the first 3 days, so I fucked off back to Bangkok on the 4th.

    As you say, the bungalow was cheap though.

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