Michael Holland

About me: I was born in the USA (near Los Angeles) and raised in Portland, Oregon, where most of my family still lives. I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon in 1981. Since there was no work to be had with architects in 1981, I went to work for a company that was using computers to do production drafting for architectural firms. This was in the days before the IBM personal computer, when CAD systems were big and expensive.

Eventually, the manufacturer of the system drafted me to go work for them, and thus began my long career in the technology business. I first visited Thailand in 1987 and in 1992 moved to Bangkok to work for a software distributor. Thailand is a fascinating, sometimes maddening place to live and work. I’ve seen more of the country than most Thais, but there is still a lot more to see and do.

The rest of the pages in this section of Chieng Fa basically form an online resume. I’m not necessarily looking for work, but I always like to be prepared.

If you’re looking for travel information, then please check out one of my other web sites:

  • Asia for Visitors
    A complete, free online travel guide to Southeast Asia, covering Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Thailand for Visitors
    As my home, Thailand is the country I am most familiar with as a traveler. This site is part of the Asia For Visitors site.
  • the POSH Guide
    Highlights the best in destinations, accommodation and travel around Southeast Asia.
  • SEA Undersea
    A travel guide to Southeast Asian dive destinations.
  • Traveling Chili
    Traveling Chili explores the curious routes that foods have made from their origins to our tables.

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