In the Media
"What started out from a Phuket expat wanting to expand her social circle has grown into a commercial network of its own, connecting women all over Thailand."
"This site may be beneficial to expat women who are hoping to find people to hang out with in the City of Angels. With like-minded people by your side, hopefully you'll be able to do more exciting things than discussing celery or bonding over cookie recipes."
"For women living within the hustle and bustle of the city, Chicky Net is able to personalize life in Bangkok and make it easier to navigate through all the hype of city living."
The BigChilli Bangkok
"Chicky Net is more than just broth for the bored and restless. In fact, it’s become
a community of women for women. As a social network, this site has opened opportunities for women who want to establish a healthy, active social life in a new environment."
"As the online community of Chicky Net grows, the challenges of expat life for Phuket women are slowly fading away, like the deep colors of the sunset."
"It only takes a great idea and a positive attitude to change your environment. The living proof of this is Chicky Net."
Hua Hin Today
"The ladies of Chicky Net were out on the town! Dozens of women turned up for Chicky Net’s Meet and Greet to chat, relax and get to know other women in Chiang Mai."
Chiang Mai City News
Just for the fun of it we created the cartoon 'Chicky Palmer'. A couple of cartoons got published in The Phuket Post in 2009.
If you click on a cartoon you can view a bigger version.
How it all began.
Single female in a sexpat world.
Trouble in Paradise ... helmet hair!
Expat Thailand | Chicky Net
Chicky Net is the online social network for women who have either relocated to Thailand or who are visiting for a specific period of time. The website offers an exiting and fun way to meet other expats and to best of all make new friends with whom they can share their Thailand experiences.
The network has sub-networks all over Thailand, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hua Hin and Phuket. Here women can interact with each other, meet at events and even join specialist groups that suit their own interests. Women not living in these areas are also welcome to join.
Joining the network is free; all that is required is a quick registration so others know a bit about you and your interests.
Thailand is beautiful and there is plenty to keep you entertained but Chicky Net really makes this country feel like home and makes you feel a bigger part of the expat community.
Chicky Net is a private network and members have access to all the facilities the website offers.
How it Started
Chicky Net was founded in Phuket in April 2009 by Dutch expat Berthe Mandaat. The reason for its creation was her realization of how difficult it was to meet other women in Thailand. It turned out that a lot of women felt the same way and the response to the network was phenomenal. This inspired her to expand to other locations and you can now find Chicky Net all over Thailand.
What Members Say
Dawn I live in Phuket but am in Hua Hin on a short visit. Last night I was in a bar playing pool with my husband. Two ladies walked in. Immediately I thought I recognized one of them. It quickly dawned on me that I knew her face from Chicky Net. I walked straight over to say hi. She immediately recognized my face too, even my name, even though we had never previously met. We sat and ended up chatting (and drinking!) for ages as if we already knew each other. How cool is that!
Adrienne "Initially my imagined concept of an expat womens' social networking group called Chicky Net gave me the screaming "heebie geebies" - I envisaged women sitting idly about, lunching and sipping on wine, being superficial and none of us having a thing in common - how wrong could I have been! CN has literally & figuratively opened a whole new world of friendship, interests & camaraderie that I would never have embraced back home, let alone, found here in Thailand as an expat. I can do no more than highly recommend to any woman, whether expat or local, to join CN and embrace the love, assistance and friendship which is so selflessly and freely given."
Agnes "All of the girls were there because the event was promoted on Chicky Net - so we have CN to thank for that!"
Laura "I have been a new member for less than 2 months and I appreciate the lightness, entertaining and friendliness of the exchange on Chicky net. I attended my first event and I enjoyed meeting with different people than from my industry."
Cathy "Chicky Net has been amazing for me and has made living in Phuket a great experience! I have met some wondeful women and made several 'friends for life'. Theres always lots going on and a lovely, friendly atmosphere at events. My social calender is now so full I have had to buy a diary to keep up!"
Marianne "Thank you for offering such an amazing online hub for all the woman of the world. And thank you for including me :)"
Nancy "Chicky Net has made a life changing difference for me here in Phuket. A vast amount of invaluable information, contacts and social events to get you started and continue your time here in Thailand. If there is one thing you need to do when you move over here ladies, is join Chicky Net!