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As this is now not just a Thailand forum I want to know who has retired to other Asian Countries and either happy or sad there?

 

Anyone here in the Philippines who has or had picked Dumamagette,seems to be the number 1 retirement area for farangs .

 

Anyone picked Cambodia to retire ,I know a guy from my work last year who retired at 63 to Siem Reap but I wasn't close to him so lost contact 

 

Strangely Bali seems to becoming popular with Australian retirees 

Tell me where you chose to finish out your life or you tried and it wasn't to your pleasure

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2 minutes ago, Sparktrader said:

Bali is full of bogans from Oz. Siem Reap sounds ok to me plus short flight to Thailand. Be my choice.

Maybe, I never been to Siem Reap.

I wonder if anyone retired to Phomn Penh here 

 

Still not many guys on here who live in the Philippines yet I saw hundreds of farangs when I went there 

 

Yes Bali has a bad image ,I think of young shirtless drunken  tattooed Aussies 

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1 minute ago, georgegeorgia said:

Maybe, I never been to Siem Reap.

I wonder if anyone retired to Phomn Penh here 

 

Still not many guys on here who live in the Philippines yet I saw hundreds of farangs when I went there 

 

Yes Bali has a bad image ,I think of young shirtless drunken  tattooed Aussies 

My mate loved Phils but he is half crazy

 

PP i dont know. Go for a week and see.

 

Cambodia being so close to Thailand seems a good option. Get visa there, fly in and out Thailand visa exempt.

 

Bali too far.

 

Phils has lots of crime and bad food. I dont like the women also.

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Looked all over Europe and Asia went with the guts which felt good in Thailand but anyone wherever you lay your hat should always have a plan 'B'. 

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9 minutes ago, Sparktrader said:

My mate loved Phils but he is half crazy

 

PP i dont know. Go for a week and see.

 

Cambodia being so close to Thailand seems a good option. Get visa there, fly in and out Thailand visa exempt.

 

Bali too far.

 

Phils has lots of crime and bad food. I dont like the women also.

"Bali too far":

 

Flight time Sydney to Bali (Denpasar) 6 hr 20 min.

Flight time Sydney to Bangkok 9 hr 15 min.

 

Plenty of quiet beautiful locations in Bali away from the tourist areas low cost of living, and more English spoken than in Thailand. 

 

Yes, a lot of crime in Phils, and many folks walking around with legal handguns. 

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6 minutes ago, scorecard said:

"Bali too far":

 

Flight time Sydney to Bali (Denpasar) 6 hr 20 min.

Flight time Sydney to Bangkok 9 hr 15 min.

 

Plenty of quiet beautiful locations in Bali away from the tourist areas low cost of living, and more English spoken than in Thailand. 

 

Yes, a lot of crime in Phils, and many folks walking around with legal handguns. 

Bali far from Thailand. I speak Thai.

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8 minutes ago, Fat is a type of crazy said:

Exactly. I just worked out I could take long service leave and annual leave and throw in some sick leave and retire middle of next year though actually not retire for a further two years. Since it's become a bit real Bali has popped in my head - closer and probably more familiar and more Australian stuff available but keep away from bogans and instagrammers. But Thailand still most likely - Bali is a bit small and the rest of Indonesia not really good for retirees. Thailand seems to be the best of most things. 

Wow , Government job?

 

Yeah make sure you use all your sick leave , I remember one of my work colleagues never took a sick day for 30 years and left behind over 2 years accumulated sick leave 

 

They never thanked him,no one gave a <deleted> 

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39 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

Strangely Bali seems to becoming popular with Australian retirees 

why strangely? I plan on spending some time there in the future as I have some bule mates who live there. Bali's a great little place and easy to avoid the bogans if they upset you that much.

 

they don't worry me too much because I'm a bit of a bogan myself 😅

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34 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

Maybe, I never been to Siem Reap.

I wonder if anyone retired to Phomn Penh here 

I have A Brit pal in Cambodia.

He was in PP until the COVID shut-downs drove him out.

He's been living in Kampot since then, seems happy enough.

 

I've spent plenty of time in Siem Reap, Phomn Penh and Barretto (PI).

Like them all and would be happy to live in either place.

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2 minutes ago, georgegeorgia said:

I'm surprised no Philippines retirees here ?

 

For me from Europe it was 6 hours longer flights with two changes, and the infrastructure, safety, poor beggars as well food knocked me off. 
 

It doesnt apply to me to live in a country with so much poverty as Philippine or Cambodia. 

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6 minutes ago, Fat is a type of crazy said:

The peppers nice in Kampot. I haven't heard much else good about it. Crappy beaches in that area. 

Kampot was a cute little place when I went there in 2018. would love to spend more time there but I don't know if it would hold my interest for too long. 

 

there were some nice little places to eat and the river is very pretty but I'm not really a small town guy so if I ever ditch Thailand for the Bodja I'd be looking at dividing time between Phnom Penh and other places. 

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A couple of YouTubers for Phillipines one old American guy channel

"Every man has a story "

has 

ex Thai expats being interviewed on why they changed to the Philippines.

 

 

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