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Working in Koh Chang

For over the years, Thailand has impressed and mesmerized its visitors with its charm and vibrant liveliness. That is why many travelers often think of settling down and start some work here. The number of people interested in working in Koh Chang is ever increasing. Since the island is still growing up as a hot tourist spot, working in Koh Chang means better opportunities to many than the other places of Thailand.


Working in Koh Chang
Working in Koh Chang

Working in Koh Chang: Starting a Business in Thailand

For visitors especially from abroad, Thailand seems a place where the middle class has some good amount of money to spend on things. Unlike the big cities such as Bangkok or Phuket, starting a business and working in Koh Chang are supposed to be very different. To begin working in Koh Chang with a business, a clear business plan and a healthy amount of capital are a must. Before making the decision of working in Koh Chang, a person has to be fully prepared mentally to adopt and mix in Thai culture. Choosing the right business is also a thing to double check. Working in Koh Chang is promising for the opportunities the place offers. Buying sea-side bungalows to make resorts, opening juice or drinks’ bar and restaurants are among the top businesses that foreigners pick to do for working in Koh Chang. Lastly, there should always be a safe “exit plan” ready while working in Koh Chang in case of any failures.


Working in Koh Chang: Thailand Work Permit Information

To start working in Koh Chang, a foreign owner of a business needs to have a valid work permit. Under the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, the Department of Employment provides such permits. Working in Koh Chang without a legit permit would be taken as a crime and anyone can be fined and punished for that. Working in Koh Chang cannot be allowed to foreigners with a transit or travel visa. People with a resident permit or a non-immigrant visa are eligible to get work permit for working in Koh Chang. The work permit given for working inKoh Chang will be valid for one year. A renewal would be necessary before the expiration to continue working in Koh Chang. The business must be operated in the location mentioned in the work permit.


Working in Koh Chang: Taxes in Thailand

While working in Koh Chang or in any other part of Thailand, every person has to pay the taxes. Any foreigner working in Koh Chang should apply for a taxpayer’s identification number issued by the Department of Revenue. To get that, a Thai identification card or foreign passport would be required. Businesses with self ownership or ordinary partnership may have 10% to 37% taxes on the net profit. For limited partnerships and companies, corporate income tax is issued at a rate of 30% on the net profit. People working in Koh Chang can pay their taxes in the local branch of the Revenue Department.


Working in Koh Chang can both be profiting and pleasant for a foreigner in love with the place. The open-mindedness to the Thai culture and an access over the language would be a great plus point for operating a successful business or work in Koh Chang.

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach



Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants


Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:


seafood restaurants



Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community


quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.



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