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Hunkering down for the apocalypse in Cambodia

Stuck in Cambodia because of COVID-19? Here are two solid options for long-term emergency stays in Cambodia. First, check out a long-stay discount on Sok San beach. Then, learn how to set up your own apocalypse bunker in Phnom Penh.

Pileated gibbons roaming Phnom Penh city streets

The gibbons of southeast Asia sing melodious duets at dawn and dusk. In Cambodia, habit loss and illegal poaching has decimated their populations. Some people keep gibbons as pets. One showed up at our reporter's door. Learn about Cambodia's pileated gibbons, then watch a video of a gibbon singing his song.

How to tap into your innate mystical powers

There are eight mystical powers that every human is born with. Distracted by daily life, we lose touch with these powers. Discover how meditation, mantras or yoga can help. Then, do the work needed to tap into the eight Siddhis of power.

Hungry ghosts in Asian mythology and also in the real world

Hungry ghosts exists as spirits in many Asian cultures. They also exist as people in our lives. Learn how they haunt their own existence while losing touch with reality in the present.

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Dangerous Realities in Southeast Asia for Expats

Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) may come as a shock. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail.

Mystic power spots in the Himalayas and along the Ganges

Ancient Hindu texts claim there are many paths to salvation. Each person must find the path that suits them best. For centuries, pilgrims have flocked to the Himalayas and banks of the Ganges river. Discover the mystic powers held in these places, then learn how to access them.

Nanjing City Guide

A look at one of China's most pleasant cities: a vibrant student town with rich culture, lively foreign community and first-class infrastructure. Nanjing's international feel and brilliant cultural heritage makes it one of China's top cities for long-term expats.

Kali Yuga Predictions – 2019 Update

Ancient Hindus perceived that time was circular, not linear. The circle of ages was known as Yugas. Four Yugas...

Apocalypse Now: Kali Yuga predictions

The Kali Yuga is an ancient Hindu story about the end of times. During that era, evil reigns. People become weak and perverse. Life across the world becomes polluted and devoid of color and passion. Read the story of the Kali Yuga and how it's effects show in our modern lives.

Online teaching for emergency cash

Teaching English online to Chinese students is a viable way to earn a living while living in Asia. Set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. While the pay is low, the flexibility of having a steady stream of income is worth it for many.

Expat life inside a Cambodian prison

Planet Asia interviews an ex-convict just released from Cambodia's notorious Prey Sar Prison, widely regarded as one of the most brutal in the world. Learn about life on the inside. In addition, learn the struggles convicts face on the mean streets of Cambodia once they are released.

Making Money as a Nomadic Expat in 2014

The Asia employment landscape for foreign workers is always changing. This report provides a sweeping look at the state of employment opportunities for expats in Asia in 2014. Note that the info is outdated – this article is for archival reference only.

Expat Employment Trends in 2019

The Asia employment landscape for foreign workers is always changing. This report provides a sweeping look at the state of employment opportunities for expats in Asia in 2014. Note that the info is outdated – this article is for archival reference only.

Phnom Penh City Guide for first-time visitors

Phnom Penh city guide for first time visitors: travel essentials; expenses; sightseeing; bars and restaurants; accommodation and rentals; Phnom Penh gyms. Learn everything you need in a single read.

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Making money online as a digital nomad in 2020

Digital marketing is appealing for freedom seekers for two key reasons. First, the barrier of entry is low — anyone can launch a project...

2020 Long-stay visa rules in Asia for digital nomads

Tens of thousands of foreigners base in Asia while working as digital nomads. Visa rules across the continent are getting tighter, but many options still exist. Here are the best long-term visa options for foreigners wanting to live in Asia.

Sad farwell: China’s Golden Era for expats is done

Foreigners who lived in China between 2000 and 2019 experienced the golden years of expat life. Today, China has gone its own way, and the foreigner bubble has burst. Recap this history of China's golden years for foreigners in this ode to a bygone era.

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2020 Long-stay visa rules in Asia for digital nomads

Tens of thousands of foreigners base in Asia while working as digital nomads. Visa rules across the continent are getting tighter, but many options still exist. Here are the best long-term visa options for foreigners wanting to live in Asia.

Creatively visualizing your Asia adventure

It's easy to sink into the pattern of Asia life and let years pass by in a blur. An alternative is to plot a clear path to your deepest dreams. Learn how to use basic Buddhist techniques to creatively visualize a pre-planned future.

Generate power by reciting mantras

Mantras are energy-based sounds that vibrate throughout the body when spoken aloud. Through repetition of mantras, pure thoughts and positive energy flow into the Mind. Learn the benefits of reciting mantras and how to get started.

Mystic power spots in the Himalayas and along the Ganges

Ancient Hindu texts claim there are many paths to salvation. Each person must find the path that suits them best. For centuries, pilgrims have flocked to the Himalayas and banks of the Ganges river. Discover the mystic powers held in these places, then learn how to access them.

Dangerous Realities in Southeast Asia for Expats

Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) may come as a shock. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail.

Apocalypse Now: Kali Yuga predictions

The Kali Yuga is an ancient Hindu story about the end of times. During that era, evil reigns. People become weak and perverse. Life across the world becomes polluted and devoid of color and passion. Read the story of the Kali Yuga and how it's effects show in our modern lives.
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Dangerous Realities in Southeast Asia for Expats

Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) may come as a shock. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail.

Online teaching for emergency cash

Teaching English online to Chinese students is a viable way to earn a living while living in Asia. Set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. While the pay is low, the flexibility of having a steady stream of income is worth it for many.

Expat life inside a Cambodian prison

Planet Asia interviews an ex-convict just released from Cambodia's notorious Prey Sar Prison, widely regarded as one of the most brutal in the world. Learn about life on the inside. In addition, learn the struggles convicts face on the mean streets of Cambodia once they are released.

Making Money as a Nomadic Expat in 2014

The Asia employment landscape for foreign workers is always changing. This report provides a sweeping look at the state of employment opportunities for expats in Asia in 2014. Note that the info is outdated – this article is for archival reference only.

Life-altering benefits enjoyed by expats in Asia

This post is about the benefits of immersing in Eastern cultures, as an outsider. Expatriating to Asia offers a viable opt out of a consumer lifestyle into one with greater room for self-definition. A broad look at the intrinsic benefits that a move to Asia can bring.

What goes on in an Asian girlie bar?

Pattaya monger "Loose Larry" Dallas shares his expert insights about the beer brothels, go-go clubs and girlie bars in Asia. What goes on in these bars? Is it safe? What can you do with the girls? Keep reading to learn how to have good wholesome fun in Asia.
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