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.