CEC Chiang Mai Resource Guide
All the good stuff to know about CM
This CEC Chiang Mai Resource Guide is sourced and created by members of the Chiang Mai Expats Club.
The information here is based on the Resource Guide from our Community Sponsor Chiang Mai Community Church.
We are creating a living document for the members of the Chiang Mai Expats Club.
Table of Contents
Safety Cautions on Arrival:
General Health Precautions—tropical sun, diarrhea, rabies, mosquitoes, skin infections
Crossing the Street
A Traffic Caution
You will want to Know Right Away:
A Little Cultural Advice
What’s Around to Eat?
Getting Around—finding addresses, vehicle rental, public transport
Communicating Home-postal services, internet, telephone
Don’t Forget to Have Some Fun!
Getting Set Up:
Language Translation Services
Utilities and Home Services—
electricity, water, telephone, gas, sewage, pest control
Equipping your Home
Engaging Domestic Help
Driving—cars, motorcycles, parking, and especially for motorcyclists
Buying a Vehicle
Getting a Driver’s License
Passport and Visa Photos
Food—shopping and cooking
Clothing—shopping, laundry and care
Medical Care—dentists, opticians, hospitals, physicians, medication, counselling and support groups
Religious Services—Protestant and Catholic, retreats
Before You Take a Trip
Things to Do and Places to Go—
parks, libraries, movies, swimming, health clubs, other activities
Recommended Books on Thailand
Bookstores in Chiang Mai
Useful Phone Numbers
Useful Radio Stations
What to Do When Someone Dies