Welcome to the Living In Asia News! Here I will be rounding up interesting stories about living in Asia that I’ve found around the web, as well as visa news and job opportunities. I’m sure it will evolve as the site grows but for now lets get started.
Visa runners to Cambodia take note that the visa fees are set to increase from $20USD to $30USD in October.
Myanmar confirms the official start of online visa for tourists from September – Good news if you are a regular visitor to Myanmar is that you will soon be able to apply for visas online.
The Thai visa situation is changing so often I would need a live ticker on the home page to keep up to date. After declaring a crackdown on visa runners the government have told the Immigration Bureau to be flexible with “visa runners”.
The most interesting bit of news to come from the government is the acknowledgement of digital nomads. Chiang Mai City News reported on a seminar on the new immigration regulations and said that “if you are a ‘digital nomad’ running your own business on the internet, the immigration office says you can do this on a tourist visa.”
In Thailand an American is transforming the lives of the needy through cooking classes – A profile on Dwight Turner who is in Bangkok helping displaced children and families.
For those who are considering moving to Bangkok here are 7 reasons why Ari is Bangkok’s hottest neighborhood right now. I visited Ari in June this year and was amazed at how this area has transformed in the last year.
[Casa Lapin in Ari, Bangkok.]
As this site develops I plan to introduce a jobs board for opportunities in the region. The jobs can be location based or location independent (meaning you can work anywhere).
Resort Marketing: Puerto Galera – Philippines
If you are just starting an online business but are itching to get to Asia ASAP, then this is an opportunity worth looking into. The job involves marketing, social media, and technical support for a resort website and YouTube channel. The work is two hours per day and you get accommodation and three meals a day in remuneration. The rest of the day is then yours to do as you please.
Full details at www.tropicalmba.com/resort-marketing-position/.
Internet Marketing: Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam
Supremacy SEO are offering a full time position to work on a new type of online marketing business. This job offer will require you to be in Vietnam working with the team for 2 months. After that you are free to go location independent.
Full details at: supremacyseo.com/Job-Me.
Content Marketing Intern: Location Independent
WP Curve is a dedicated WordPress support provider and they are looking for a content marketing intern for a minimum of 3 months. You will be responsible for writing and procuring content for their blog on the topics of entrepreneurship and WordPress, as well as various administrative taks related to the website. The founders are based on the Gold Coast and San Francisco but you are free to work from home (ie anywhere) and the pay is $2000USD per month.
Full details at: wpcurve.com/content-marketing-job/.
If you would like you job offer featured here please contact me.