There once was a Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh, but it closed in 2009. In 2015, a new Embassy was built inside the Phnom Penh British Embassy. It has security gates, 12-inch-thick bulletproof glass between you the dignitaries, and big purple ‘bomb’ buttons in plain sight. What is doesn’t have is any information for Canadians, needing consular assistance in Cambodia. Keep reading for the details you need. (more…)
Ancient Hindu texts written 5,000 years ago put forward the idea that there are many paths to salvation, and each person is responsible for finding the one that suits them best. The idea spread across Asia via Buddhism. Here are three key areas Planet Asia suggests to those wanting to tap into ancient mysticism for personal betterment. (more…)
Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) here can be a bit of an eye opener. For expats, living and working in Southeast Asia can be a fascinating experience one, however, that comes with a few pitfalls which can affect foreigners and locals alike. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail. (more…)
Edward Snowdon is a man of risk, teaching his way around Asia for a decade. In between gigs, he spent his savings on backpacking journeys in SE Asia and India. As his funds dwindled he would apply online for teaching jobs. Twice, he ran out of money before finding a job. He learned to survive. In this article, Edward offers a failsafe to help other expats who might run out of money while abroad. (more…)
A sweeping look at China’s most interesting tourist destinations, as chosen by Planet Asia.
Written in the Bhagavata Purana is a list of predictions that signal the end of times – the Apocalypse, or age of Kali Yuga. The predictions focus on the collapse of abundance, morality and society. During implosion, some remain blissfully unaware. Others watch the carnage from a safe distance.
2016 Phnom Penh city guide for newbie expats: travel essentials; expenses; sightseeing; bars and restaurants; accommodation and rentals; Phnom Penh gyms. Learn everything you need in a single read. (more…)
This academic hub’s international feel and brilliant cultural heritage makes it one of China’s top cities for long-term expats.
Cheap and easy beach adventures for sexpats, couples, families and backpackers looking to get off their faces – or off the grid. (more…)
A comprehensive overview of one of Asia’s cheapest and most chilled out places. (more…)
Prepare for your China adventure with this comprehensive guide that provides a great head-start on navigating the Middle Kingdom. (more…)
Living as an expat in Asia removes you from your comfort zone and exposes your true self through an endless string of transient relationships. You start to see patterns. You discover that wherever you go, there you are. For some, within that realization exist opportunities.
Historically, cash-strapped expats have been finding and funding themselves in Asia for hundreds of years, In 2016, conditions are grim: too little gold and too many miners. Still, opportunities exist for the brave, willing and talented. Planet Asia summarizes potential job leads for economic western refugees headed to Asia. (more…)
There are still gaps through which aspiring expats can access a wider range of life options than their cubicle life may provide. If you are thinking about expatriating to Asia, this article will provide a sweeping view of realistic options to earn money as an expat in Asia. If you don’t have marketable skills to offer, English teaching jobs (ESL) are always within grasp – although salaries are stagnant and working conditions getting grimmer. On the other hand, with savvy business, technical or creative skills, a whole lot more is possible.