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South East Asia Holiday Residences Market Grows Rapidly – $16bn in Value now

South East Asia Holiday Residences Market Grows Rapidly – $16bn in Value now

 

A new report by C9Hotelworks – one of the leading hospitality Analysts in South East Asia sheds some light on the rapidly expanding market for Hotel Residences in South East Asia. Hotel Residences have been a popular option for both expatriates who have no plans to live long term in these homes as well as pure play investors with a focus on income from such properties. With South East … Read the rest “South East Asia Holiday Residences Market Grows Rapidly – $16bn in Value now”

Establishing Residency for foreigners in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most sought after destinations in the South East Asia for Holiday Homes and obtaining permanent residency. This is mainly due to the fact that it offers a low yet convenient standard of living.

Obtaining status as a Permanent Resident (PR) in Thailand has quite a few advantages.Firstly, It allows you to stay permanently in Thailand, without applying for an extension of stay. Secondly, you can … Read the rest “Establishing Residency for foreigners in Thailand”

Getting a Residency Visa in Philippines, here is what you require.

In the same way as other places outside of the United States, business in Philippines is blasting, with special open doors taking into account the nation’s English capability and social similitudes toward the west. Yet as usual, its critical to know the pitfalls.

In case you’re interested in living in Asia, getting second residency in the Philippines is a good choice. For westerners used to specific benchmarks, parts of Manila … Read the rest “Getting a Residency Visa in Philippines, here is what you require.”

Getting Philippines Citizenship is a clear process, see how?

Acquiring the Filipino citizenship is an extremely clear process, if you meet the essential necessities. Children of Filipino parents have a less demanding time acquiring citizenship, yet the individuals who have lived in the Philippines for a certain time of time may qualify, as well, if they can demonstrate they are of good character and an advantage for the nation.

Check on that you qualify through the jus sanguinis lawRead the rest “Getting Philippines Citizenship is a clear process, see how?”

Need Cambodian Citizenship, here is what you need to know.

Living in Kingdom of Cambodia is not an easy task, it requires lot of verification and you have to fulfill lot of requirements.  But with such lovely climate, its beauty and friendly behavior of locales, it is worth fulfilling all their requirements, so to make your expat-life happy and beautiful.

One can apply for Cambodian Citizenship, if,

A foreign man or women may to a Khmer wife or husband and … Read the rest “Need Cambodian Citizenship, here is what you need to know.”

My Second Home Malaysia

My Second Home Malaysia

Malaysia has had one of the best economic records in Asia since its independence. Malaysia’s GDP has been growing at an average of 6.5% per annum for almost 50 years. The economy is expanding in the sectors of science, tourism, commerce and medical tourism. Today, Malaysia has a newly industrialized market economy, ranked third largest in Southeast Asia and 29th largest in the world.

It is one of the key … Read the rest “My Second Home Malaysia”

5 Expat Havens in Thailand Offering Great Lifestyle at Low Cost

5 Expat Havens in Thailand Offering Great Lifestyle at Low Cost

Lot has been written and discussed about Thailand as Asia’s leading retirement location for expats across the globe. However online forums are still flooded with queries from newcomers as to where they should settle for a high quality of life at low cost.

In the last decade or so, Thailand has seen a record number of retirees from all over the world. This is mostly owing to the fact that Read the rest “5 Expat Havens in Thailand Offering Great Lifestyle at Low Cost”

Hak Guna Bangunan and Hak Milik – 2 Local Terms Related to Foreign Property Ownership in Indonesia

 

It has always been a point of discussion on the complexity of Indonesian property laws pertaining to foreign ownership. The local property terms are difficult to comprehend and you might find buying a property in this tropical paradise stressful, time consuming and frustrating.

Not anymore though! In this article we are here to make things easy for you as we are about to discuss the ABCs of property buying Read the rest “Hak Guna Bangunan and Hak Milik – 2 Local Terms Related to Foreign Property Ownership in Indonesia”

Moving to Thailand with Children – Top Schools and Locations to Look for a Property Near Them

View of New International School of Thailand, Bangkok

For expats relocating to Thailand with children it is imperative to take their education into account when they are looking for a property – either to rent or buy.  Invariably the best schools available for expat Kids are the international schools where the level of education is at par or even considerably higher than the level in any public high school in the West.  There are many international schools throughout Read the rest “Moving to Thailand with Children – Top Schools and Locations to Look for a Property Near Them”

The Balikbayan Program – General Benefits and Laws Around Buying Property in the Philippines

The Balikbayan Program of the Philippines has been in force for more than two decades now, but many Filipinos are hardly aware of the laws and benefits they can avail when they return to their own country.
So who can avail the Balikbayan privileges? The Balikbayan program is applicable to:

(i) Any Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one year
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Tabien Baan (Yellow Thai House Book) – Does an Expat Need One

A tabien baan or Thai house book is many a time misunderstood by expats living in Thailand and hardly give any importance to it feeling that it is issued by the local municipality and not by the land department.

While, the book to proves your residency when required to do so by various government departments, it is however not a proof of ownership of a property or land. Though might Read the rest “Tabien Baan (Yellow Thai House Book) – Does an Expat Need One”

Certain Thai Laws and Rules Resident Expats Should Know

Thai laws 2In a foreign land which you have adopted as your home now, knowing the laws of the land is an utmost necessity. Many might have this notion that in Asia and particularly in a tourist-dominated country like Thailand, you can get away with anything. Contrary to this view, Thailand has some of the strictest laws for its citizens in order to make it a foremost location to retire.

In our Read the rest “Certain Thai Laws and Rules Resident Expats Should Know”

Chiang Rai and Rayong – 2 Off-the-Beaten-Track Cities for Expats to Retire in Thailand

Our search for an ideal tropical destination in Asia to retire to takes us to different locations. While Thailand is a preferred for most of us, its main cities are getting crowded and more expensive, thus making retirement a more stressful experience instead.

So for those who want to beat the crowd and settle in a much quieter location and still benefit from retiring in Thailand we have two cities Read the rest “Chiang Rai and Rayong – 2 Off-the-Beaten-Track Cities for Expats to Retire in Thailand”

Fund your Overseas Retirement (Part 1) – Teaching English in SE Asia

Thai studentsYou may not realize it, but if you are a native English speaker and looking to engage yourself in a flexible, yet reasonably paid job when you move to Asia, you already have one qualification you need to get steady pay cheque at the end of the month – by teaching English.

The standard of English teaching at primary and secondary school level in several Asian countries in general and Read the rest “Fund your Overseas Retirement (Part 1) – Teaching English in SE Asia”

Head for the Hills to Buy your Holiday Home in Thailand

Unbeatable views of the valley and mountains, cooler climes, and a much quieter  community – if these are things you are looking at when you are short listing your property location in Thailand then head north of the country where some the exotic locations and equally good properties await you! But don’t be surprised by the lack of advertising for properties in this region if you are someone who is Read the rest “Head for the Hills to Buy your Holiday Home in Thailand”

The Myths and Truths of Retiring in Asia

The Myths and Truths of Retiring in Asia

 

Several overseas retirement myths keep many expats working when they could easily be retired. When you are preparing to leave the shores and arrive in Asia’s many tropical locations, the stories of rampant crimes, nonexistent medical facilities, inability to find like-minded people or having to learn a foreign language to be able to communicate pull you back despite the fact that in actuality when you retire in Asia’s tropical Read the rest “The Myths and Truths of Retiring in Asia”

Secured Leasehold in Thailand – is it as Secure as Developers Want us to Believe

In Phuket like in other places of Thailand, today, it is quite common for developers to offer a long-term lease of 30 years with two additional rollovers of 30 years each, for a total of 90 years to foreign buyers. Several developers are thus advertising their projects offering ‘collective leasehold’ or ‘secured leasehold’ to foreign buyers wishing to invest in a villa or apartment in Thailand.

Developers will tell you Read the rest “Secured Leasehold in Thailand – is it as Secure as Developers Want us to Believe”

Buying Land in Phuket as a Company – Recent changes in Law and What to Look Out For

Land for sale signIn June this year, changes have been made in the application process and consequently the approval of registration of companies to purchase land and long term land leases for foreigners in Thailand.

But before we go into the new changes let’s revisit the laws pertaining to a foreigner buying land in Thailand:

Under Thai law, foreigners are generally prohibited from owning land. However, they are allowed to own buildings built Read the rest “Buying Land in Phuket as a Company – Recent changes in Law and What to Look Out For”

Tips to Creating an Income Before you make the Big Move

 

For long you have been planning your relocation to an overseas location and finally you feel you are ready. Really? While most of our concerns on relocation are many a time restricted to accommodation, finding like-minded people to extend our social life, etc. we leave the most important aspect of this big move to chance – creating an income when you start living in a new tropical island.

You Read the rest “Tips to Creating an Income Before you make the Big Move”

Moo-baan (moo-bahn) – Thaliand’s Answer to Living in a Gated Community

For a retiree whose main motive to leave the comfort of a home where he was born and had spent most of his life, uprooting himself in search of an overseas destination where the daily stress of life is minimized, or living amidst beautiful climes with having to spend half his income, may take him to places where his needs for a security ring is even more magnified. And Thailand, Read the rest “Moo-baan (moo-bahn) – Thaliand’s Answer to Living in a Gated Community”