What is the relative size of the expatriate community? How would you describe overall morale among expatriates?

Large expatriate community and good overall morale. - Aug 2019


Check post profiles on the DoS Intranet. - Jun 2018


Big community, expats from all over the world, you can find your niche... - Apr 2017


Very large. Morale seems to be quite good. - Nov 2016


Huge, huge, huge. Most people love it here. Many stay forever. - Aug 2015


Massive (the U.S. Embassy alone is over 400 direct-hire employees) and very very good. I have met few expats who didn't love Bangkok. They practically had to drag me kicking and screaming to the airport. - Aug 2014


VERY large and, generally, very good. - May 2014


Huge expat community. Many people love it here. Many people find the traffic, noise, heat, distance from nature, lack of community to be challenging. Also, a huge expat community means that people aren't as friendly as they might be at a smaller post. - Oct 2013


Very large-Bangkok is a melting pot, filled with multi-national companies and embassies. - Jul 2013


Large. - Jun 2013


Huge. - Jul 2012


huge - Oct 2011


Throughout Bangkok it is huge. Almost every street will have a few expats. - Aug 2011


Huge! - Jul 2011


Enormous. Embassy Bangkok is somwhere around the 4th-largest worldwide, I believe, and there is a huge population of other Americans working here with oil companies and so forth. Tons of interesting folks from other countries mixing it up, though it can be somewhat clubby. - Feb 2011


Very large from English teachers to diplomats to retirees. - May 2010


very large in bangkok, if in right area - Jan 2010


Ginormous! The bulk of the expats are from either the corporate and or the oil & gas sector. - Jul 2009


HUGE. - Apr 2009


Very large and diverse. There are many Asian expats here from Japan and Korea as well as a sizable and historic Indian and Chinese population. There are many people from Western Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. The US and Latin American expat presence is also quite large. - Feb 2009


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