Last Updated on January 25, 2024 by Editor G
I’ve been working from Thailand for the first couple of months this year, escaping European climates. I’ve been Island hopping around Koh Chang, from which there are many to choose from.
The first thing I do when I land in a new place is find a place to work. I generally check Google Maps and see where I could potentially work then go and have a coffee and check out the wifi. Last year in Phuket, I mainly worked in coffee shops, but I do work better in coworking spaces – you have fewer people constantly coming in and out, and the internet connections are generally better.
Koh Chang was badly hit by COVID-19, and many places have not reopened, with Google Maps not being updated. This article will give you the best place work.
Where is Ko Chang, Thailand
Koh Chang, one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, is nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. It’s the country’s third largest island after Phuket and Koh Samui, yet it remains less developed, offering a tranquil retreat with its lush jungles, clear emerald waters, and sandy beaches. Accessible by ferry from the mainland, Koh Chang forms part of the Mu Ko Chang National Park, a protected area known for its rich biodiversity.
This picturesque island blends the allure of a tropical paradise with the convenience of modern amenities, making it a unique destination for both leisure and work.
What is the Meaning of a Coworking Company or Space?
A coworking company provides shared working environments where individuals from different professional backgrounds can work independently or collaboratively in a communal setting.
Coworking spaces are not tied to a single company or organization unlike traditional office spaces. Instead, they cater to a diverse group of freelancers, remote workers, and entrepreneurs who seek a flexible and collaborative work environment. These companies often offer amenities such as high-speed internet, meeting rooms, and communal areas, fostering a sense of community and networking opportunities among their members.
Is it a Good Idea to Work at Coworking Spaces?
Working in coworking spaces can be an excellent idea, especially for digital nomads, freelancers, and remote workers. These spaces provide a structured environment that can boost productivity and separate work from personal life, which can be challenging when working from home.
Additionally, coworking spaces offer the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, potentially leading to collaborations and new business opportunities. The flexibility of coworking spaces, with their various membership plans and locations, also allows workers to find an environment that best suits their work style and needs.
Why is Coworking Better than Working from your Hotel or Room?
Choosing coworking over working from a hotel room or a private accommodation comes with several advantages. Firstly, coworking spaces are designed for productivity, with ergonomic furniture, high-speed internet, and fewer distractions compared to a typical hotel room or home setting. They provide a professional environment conducive to focus and efficiency.
Additionally, coworking spaces offer a sense of community and networking opportunities that are hard to find when working in isolation. The chance to interact with fellow professionals can lead to new business opportunities, collaborations, and even friendships. Furthermore, these spaces often come equipped with amenities like meeting rooms, printing facilities, and even coffee and snacks, adding convenience and enhancing the overall work experience.
Coworking Spaces in Koh Chang
After searching Google and driving around the island, I have discovered there is only really one coworking space on the island listed below. The others never reopened after COVID-19, and Google Maps has not been updated.
Koh Pin Toh Koh Coworking Space and Restuarant
40, 8, Kai Bae, Ko Chang District, Trat 23170, Thailand
Koh Pin Toh Koh has a good layout with some really nice furniture to lounge around in. They also have a good food menu, which I’m currently working through.
Gareth Evans is a travel writer and entrepreneur living life as a digital nomad. Gareth is currently living and working in Thailand.