Best Mobile Apps For Bangkok in 2017 (2.38)

2017-11-12T21:35:02+00:00

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A listener suggestion drives this show as we talk about which smartphone apps we use to make living in Bangkok that much easier, on this extra-long episode of the Bangkok Podcast. Oh, and Evo is terrible at his job. But he’s getting better, and it makes for a funny story.

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The topic of this week’s episode was sent to us by listener Amy. She asked:

“What apps do you use that are especially useful as expats in BKK? I’m visiting for the first time in 9 years (!!) next month and I know the city is going to be VERY different than when I lived there. Anything I can use to make it easier?”

We thought it best to break the conversation into various app categories. And even though we’re spoiling it here in our show notes, be sure to listen to the episode to hear why we recommend them, as well as a few tips and cautionary tales. Oh, and where possible, we’ll link to the developer website to make this as applicable to everyone as possible.

Getting around Bangkok

Getting food in Bangkok

Getting News about Bangkok (and back home)

Communicating with others in Bangkok

Finding entertainment in Bangkok

Thai Language

Special Use

Got A Favorite App We Missed?

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4 Comments

  1. MD Edwards July 28, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    THAI DICT only for TRUE customers

    • Greg July 30, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Really? That’s very weird. Lots of other options though.

  2. Sandra September 17, 2017 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Not really an app but also usable in a mobile browser is this map for Bangkok: https://www.travelario.com/en/asia/thailand/bangkok-map/
    Especially cool to find places outside the well known inner city or when, as is still so frequent, the website of a place is only available in Thai with some weird map nobody can understand.

    • Greg September 19, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

      Thanks Sandra, we’ll check it out, and report back to you (if we don’t get lost) 😉

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