speaking, the Asia Pacific region covers an enormous land and sea mass;
and from a socio-political point of view it incorporates an exceptionally
diverse range of nations. However, perhaps the one thing of absolute
note that the region offers expatriate retirees is exceptional choice –
choice in terms of climate, landscape, cost of living, ease of relocation
and quality of life. - From the first world sophistication of cities
like Sydney or Melbourne in Australia to the tropical paradise of the beaches
in Bali… - From the tax-free benefits of living in a country
like Malaysia, to the absolutely breathtaking splendour of a nation like
New Zealand… - …All the way through to the exceptional balance between
a low cost of living and a high quality of life on offer in Thailand… expatriates
looking for a perfect place to hang their hat in retirement. Continuing
our series of articles about where the best places are to retire around
the world by region, today we’re turning our attentions to the Asia Pacific
region and hand picking our top 5 destinations for retirees. Whilst
there are over 40 countries or territories to choose from, we have plumped
for the most universally desirable. If you’re looking for a part of the
world perhaps lesser explored by North American retirees to date, or you
want to head for tropical beaches or you’re seeking stunning scenery, you
will certainly find everything you’ve ever wished for across the Asia Pacific
region. - Five
Best Places to Retire in Asia Pacific
To Australia - Living & Investing In Australia - Real Estate In Australia
- Employment In Australia - Australia is a
natural wonderland of beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, amazing ancient
rock formations and pristine rainforests... Australia is the sixth largest
country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometre.
Much of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else
in the world and the lifestyle is one second to none. - The property buying
process in Australia is relatively straightforward and foreign investors
are permitted to own real estate in Australia as long as the land or property
for sale has been approved for sale to overseas buyers by the Foreign Investment
Review Board. - "Thinking about working in or immigrating permanently to
Australia . . . and frustrated with trying to get answers from government
sources? Don't spend a single cent - or waste a minute more - on your visa
application until you read this webpage . . . "
to Bali (Indonesia) - Live in Bali - Real Estate in Bali
- Virescent rice terraces, pulse-pounding surf, enchanting temple ceremonies,
mesmerising dance performances and ribbons of beaches are just some of
the images people cherish. On the surface Bali seems to be simple. It’s
not. It is spiritually and socially complex. Is it an island paradise?
Well, yes and no. Balinese are super friendly and very engaging people.
For investors, corporate as well as private, Bali offers many opportunities
in all areas. The capital growth shows an average increase of 20 % on land
only. Not only properties represent a safe investment, rental of properties
can be very attractive and profitable. For hotel and resort operators and
investors we confidently forecast a bright future if taken advantage of
now. Many long time owners of hospitality property are not able to match
the increasing demands for higher quality and better service. Therefore
they opt to sell. Professional operators from all over the world are establishing
their brands in Bali. Some expatriates consider it paradise and, as they
might say, thank the gods every day for their good fortune of being able
to live in Bali. Others arrive with high hopes, ambitious plans, dreams
of palm trees, blue surf, and friendly Balinese, and then become frustrated
with the cultural differences and end up leaving bitter and poorer.
& Invest In Cambodia - Cambodian Lifestyles-
Foreigners may be able to purchase property in Cambodia for the first time
following the proposal of new legislation by the country's Government -
but they will still be limited to apartments, houses and condominiums above
the second floor... Currently, international investors are not allowed
to own land or homes in Cambodia - a limitation that is seen by some locals
as a good thing, preventing speculation and price volatility. Back in 2005,
the Government amended an investment law to allow foreign ownership of
buildings, but Cambodia's property market was then experiencing one of
the biggest booms in Asia and, as a result, the law was never put into
practice. Between 2005 and 2007, the property markets in major hubs such
as Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, skyrocketed, with prices rising
by as much as 40 per cent. But now, with the economy and property market
suffering in the downturn, the foreign investment law has reared its head
again. If passed, it could pave the way for foreign ownership of houses,
apartments and condominiums from the second floor up for resale. Foreigners
would also be able to inherit property.
To China - Live In China - Real Estate In China - Employment In China
- China is in the news with it's exploding industrial economy... consumption
of resources and booming export trade resulting in an abundance of investment
opportunities. If you are considering investing in China you may be interested
in taking a glimpse at China today. - If you want to see the future of
China, that's Shanghai. Beijing has palaces, government offices, more interesting
small shops, and better food. But there's already nothing like Shanghai
on the planet, and the place is still under construction, with the national
bird of China, the Construction Crane, in evidence everywhere. I sat in
the superb bar on the 85th floor of the Grand Hyatt (like Hiltons and Sheratons
abroad, there's no comparison with the domestic counterparts), smoking
a Cohiba Lancero and sipping a Courvoisier, surrounded by vintage art.
Without question, China has quickly become the new economic growth frontier.
Pursuing investment opportunities in China have become far easier as a
result of recent changes in China’s law. Until just three years ago,
China did not have an enabling law for the formation and availability of
venture capital funds.
to Hong Kong - Live in The Hong Kong - Real Estate in The Hong Kong - Employment
In Hong Kong - It is common knowledge that
Hong Kong is exotic, an excellent business center and that it is the gateway
to China's booming economy; what is less known is that the city of Hong
Kong is the city whose population has the world's highest IQ per capita
and that it is a very civilized and stimulating place to live. Hong Kong
is at the doorstep of China and by air is within five hours of most destinations
in Asia and fifteen hours to the rest of the world. All day flights, virtually
non-stop rail services and, arguably, the most active port in the world,
make Hong Kong a leading international logistics hub for the movement of
people and products. As Asia seems to be leading the way out of the global
recession, talk has turned to real estate markets in the likes of Hong
Kong which are booming again. No one wants to see a secondary dip
as overblown bubbles burst, so the local government is actively working
to calm the market by releasing more land for sale and restricting mortgage
lending for example.
& Working In Japan - I've lived in Japan
for about seven years which is considered a long time by Japanese people
and non-Japanese alike. It is considered a long time because most people
don't come here to stay but rather to experience living in "First World"
Asia and to earn a bit of money. I had always wanted to live outside the
States and had long thought about the possibility of permanently living
outside the United States. I wasn't sure where to look but in middle school
and high school most of my best friends were from Asia as minorities tended
to stick together in my school. I got an introduction to the values of
the region through them and their families. - - I don’t know if anyone
has ever considered homesteading in one of the most densely populated expensive
countries in the world. Japan probably does not come to mind when
considering buying a farm or developing a piece of land, but because of
some interesting demographics and economics, Japan should be on anyone’s
list of possibilities if homesteading is your desire, especially if you
have or plan to have children. - From the article, 'Down on the Farm -
Homesteading In Japan - Homesteading In Japan'.
and the Japanese, in their compulsive self-induced xenophobia, have never
listed a boat on our website, nor listed a property for sale.
Their xenophobia hence has one sided economic consequences for non-Japanese.
Unless we buy their automaton commodities there is no commerce - they will
not buy ANYTHING except via a Japanese intermediary. That is within
their rights, and we respect that. We don't want to list videos of Japan
for the same reason. Why send foreigners to Japan to insult Japanese sensibilities?
We like the Japanese despite their faults, but they don't like us. Is what
we're saying rude and unfair? If they will never buy anything from us under
any circumstance and we buy from them, we'd hate to be rude, insulting,
unfair . . . or stupid.
& Working In New Zealand - Real Estate in New Zealand
- For those Americans, particularly those Americans living in the "blue"
states that realize that there is life beyond the city limits of your town
and in fact outside of the United States, you may be considering your options.
Could life be better elsewhere? Is it possible to work and live in another
country? Are there actually other countries that don't think Americans
are a few bricks shy of a load... rowing with one oar... or that their
elevator doesn't go to the top floor? - - Work opportunities for working
holidaymakers New Zealand has lots of short-term work opportunities for
working holidaymakers. We encourage people on working holiday permits to
consider jobs in the areas of agriculture, horticulture and viticulture
(grape-growing). Working holidaymakers who are able to show they have worked
in the horticulture or viticulture industries for at least three months
could be eligible to obtain an extra three month stay in New Zealand. NOTE:
Hollywood director, James Cameron, is currently  buying a working
farm in New Zealand where he and his family plan to live indefinitely,
according to an application filed with the New Zealand Overseas Investment
& Retire In The Philippines - Tired of
the rat-race that America has become? Then try something different, there
is a place where things move at a slow pace, where women are feminine and
lady-like, and the cost of living is a lot less. The weather is warm year-round,
white sandy beaches are everywhere with coconut palms gently swaying in
the breeze. Crystal clear waters that you can see 15 feet down through
to the ocean floor. The Place? The Philippines! The Philippines is an archipelago
that is known as the "Pearl of Oriental Beauty and Enchantment" because
of its rare scenic views and tourist attractions. It consists of more than
7,000 islands and islets; it is located off the southeast coast of the
Asian continent. It has three principal Islands: the Luzon, Visayas and
Mindanao. The Philippines has a total land area of 116,000 sq. miles; its
neighbors are Taiwan to the north, Hong Kong... Beach resorts are famous
in the Philippines: the resorts of Dos Palmas in Palawan, Dakak in Dapitan,
resorts in the Camiguin islands, Pearl Farm Paradise in Samal Island, resorts
in Cebu Island, Boracay Beach in Aklan, resorts in the Oriental Negros
and the beach resorts in Bohol Island are some of the favorites of foreign
to Singapore ~ Living in Singapore ~ Real Estate in Singapore
- Situated at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula with a land area
of 685.4 km2, Singapore is an island-state with a 4.2 million population.Modern
Singapore was founded by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819. Only until the "rightful"
Johorean heir agreed to sell the island to the British that it became a
colony. Widely known and recorded by many sojourners as Temasek - Sea Town
- by the 14th century, Singapore was part of the Sri Vijayan empire. The
expatriate scene in Singapore sees greater fluidity in interactions- there’s
an easy mix of American, Japanese, Indian and European expatriates with
very little of the ‘cliquish’ scene one notices in other countries. Interaction
between locals and expatriates, whilst having its historic thorny moments,
is generally easy and welcoming and Singaporean expatriates having been
deemed to have, in government lingo, ‘assimilated’ well into society- contributing
factors, ironically being the economic cutbacks, which saw a percentage
of expatriates being on a local package, thus narrowing the economic and,
consequently, the social divide in that expat/local distinction.
Banks In Singapore The Southeast Asian Tax Haven
reports that Singapore is the world’s second largest banking center, behind
Switzerland. Singapore’s worldwide share of the private banking business
is around 6 percent, compared with Switzerland’s 18 percent. Singapore
is “a convenient destination to protect and add value to your international
& Work In South Korea
- Want to see how agreeable city life can be? Come with me to Seoul, where
I live and work. Get off the subway at Kyongbokkung, site of ancient Kyongbok
Palace. Look around the grounds for a few minutes if you like, and then
stroll out through Kwanghwamun Gate and down Sejong-ro, Seoul's equivalent
of Park Avenue. Sejong-ro is named for King Sejong, old Korea's
greatest monarch. He was like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham
Lincoln all in one, with a dash of Ben Franklin and Noah Webster thrown
in. King Sejong invented Hangul, the Korean alphabet. His face adorns the
10,000-won bill. If his portrait is accurate, then he looked every inch
a Korean king. - Korean kids have their whimsical side too. - Compared
to other destinations around the world, South Korea has been overlooked
as a destination for those looking for alternatives to life in North America.
Most expatriates know about Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines—but few
have made an effort to settle in South Korea. The reason may be because
South Korea requires more effort than other places. - South Korea is widely
popular for its world-class and skilled professionals in plastic surgery
that attracts medical patients from different parts of the world to get
their surgery done at low cost. For instance, nearly 10,000 people landed
in South Korea for plastic surgery procedures in 2008.
In Taiwan - Medical Tourism In Taiwan - One
of Taiwan's greatest attractions is the National Palace Museum, which houses
more than 650,000 pieces of Chinese bronze, jade, calligraphy, painting
and porcelain. The KMT moved this collection from the Forbidden City in
Beijing in 1949 when it fled to Taiwan. The collection, estimated to be
one-tenth of China's cultural treasures, is so extensive that only 1% is
on display at any time. - Expatriate English teachers come to Taiwan to
teach for a whole host of reasons and are of varying ages. There are many
South Africans, Brits, Americans and Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians.
Many South Africans currently view teaching in Taiwan as a means to making
money as their position back home is not stable. Many Brits and others
view Taiwan as a stop gap between university and starting a career back
home. Of course there are exceptions to the rule amongst all nationalities;
those who fall in love and want to settle in Taiwan see teaching as the
means to do this, others just teach for the experience, the novelty or
because they just happened to be passing through and well, just happened
In Thailand - Moving to Thailand - Live in Thailand - Real Estate in Thailand
- Retiring in Thailand - Where to begin? How about 2002. I
traveled to Thailand twice in 2002, once on business and once to visit
an old friend. The people were so friendly and I had a wonderful
time. When retirement approached, I thought of Thailand because of
the much lower cost of living and climate. - Right now the English Language
industry is booming in Thailand, and Bangkok is awash with language schools
both big and small. There is absolutely no reason why any native English
speaker need spend more than a week or two finding a job suitable for him
or her. - The cost of living in Thailand is much lower than in the USA
or Europe. It is possible to get by on a budget of $10 but these tight-wad
tips on how to live cheaply in Thailand will make your money go much further
and you might even be able to live on less than $10 a day. - Places where
$500 a month can afford you a nice retirement are becoming harder to find.
South East Asia allows you to tick the 'retirement with ease' boxes.
for the Kingdom of Tonga - Admittedly we don't
have a great deal of resources for Tonga. We do have a few articles,
as we do on other Pacific Islands. See our archives of articles
on Pacific Islands- There are always articles appearing in our
magazine. Our recent series on Vanuatu was very popular. But many
Pacific Island Indexes have been removed from our website because the articles
we had for them and the resources were too old. We do have a few
articles on Tonga, we also have an eBook. Tonga is indeed the new and perhaps
last frontier. To find it, you continue going west from California, and
a little south, too. At about where you begin to go east again, stop there.
That will be the South Pacific.
& Invest In The Vanuatu Islands - EscapeArtist
would like to introduce its readers to the beautiful country of Vanuatu
in the South Pacific. Vanuatu is an emerging growth destination, which
is now in the process of opening up to the rest of the World. Several factors
make Vanuatu an ideal place to visit and invest in and in our interview
with a prominent Vanuatu businessman I think you will see why Escapeartist
has selected Vanuatu as one of the best destinations in the world for your
retirement, business activities and investments. We interviewed Richard
Butler who has over 35 years of property development experience in Australia
and New Zealand. Mr. Butler’s first visit to Vanuatu was in February
2008, just prior to the beginning of the current global credit crisis.
He was marketing and selling luxury resort and residential developments
for $1-3 million for two and three - bedroom luxury apartments on the Queensland
coast of Australia and he knew the end was near. “The result of the these
million dollar prices for concrete boxes had placed an enormous price increase
of 20 to 25% per annum over 50 to 60 months. It has been said in recent
Property Reports that any growth of 4 x 20% is heading for leveling in
To Bank Offshore - Banking Offshore - Forming Offshore Corporations - Anonymous
- Why Bank Offshore? - The Governments of the world are out of control
. . . and broke. They need your assets to make themselves solvent.
That they squander those assets is forgone. We live in a world where personal
sovereignty, privacy and individuality are under attack. The right to privacy
is more than an abstract necessity, it is also a psychological necessity.
If we do not have the right to privacy, we do not own the rights to our
own lives. Individuality entails making value judgments independent of
political, religious or social dogmas. In making value judgments
we make choices. In today's world, if the choices we make differ
from the status quo then we come under pressure to 'toe the line'. There
is no line to toe. We live in an intellectual vacuum, where short
of the logical choices we make in our own behalf, there are no other values.
Our Magazine & Websites stress privacy and living our life by our own
standards, protecting what is ours from those who have not earned
it. - In today’s technological world, millions of individuals are subject
to privacy threats. Companies are hired not only to watch what you visit
online, but to infiltrate the information and send advertising based on
your browsing history. People set up accounts for Facebook; enter bank
and credit card information to various websites. Those concerned about
Internet privacy often cite a number of privacy risks — events that can
compromise privacy — which may be encountered through Internet use.
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Doug Casey, Bobby Casey, Bob Matthews, Global Asset Advisors, Inc., Jeff
Schneider CPA, PassportIRA and more of the best international investment
advisors. Contains informatioin on How and Why to Acquire a Second Passport
Legally, Expat Taxes, Offshore (and Onshore) Investing presented with the
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- Thales Securities has been on our website for almost a decade and in
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- What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard. Pinterest lets you
organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People
use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize
their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by
other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and
get inspiration from people who share your interests. To get started, request
- If you are living overseas but plan to return to the USA you MUST pay
your American income tax regardless of where you are earning your income.
On this page are a large number of resources for Expat Taxes plus a Newsletter
on Expat Taxes, articles by attorneys and public accounts. We also have
links to those who will help you with your Expat Taxes. As an expat, it
is possible to defer a great deal of your taxes; so read the articles and
find out how to do things correctly.
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Passports - Economic Citizenship
- If you get a 2nd passport and flee America the US Government can't take
your money as easily as they could if you were still living in the USA.
Therefore the US Goverment is doing everything to keep you from getting
a second passport, closing resources and threatening tax-haven nations
with sanctions. On this page we supply what information we can. You can
get a second passport; it's just harder to get then it was a few years
ago . . . why don't you wait a few more years, then it will be impossible
and you won't have to worry about it. Your fate will be sealed.
Flow Properties Worldwide - The time to buy
real estate and stocks is ideally at the bottom of the market. Tighter
Lending Policies Improve Cash Flow Houses - Can anyone see the forest through
the trees? Does anyone in Washington really understand what drives
the housing industry? Try credit availability. When credit
is available in the way of mortgages, the housing market improves.
It’s that simple. Contrarily, when it’s not available, the market
contracts and prices remain stagnant, and even worse decline.
& Investment Report Guides For Asia Pacific
- These reports are
written by individuals who have walked the walk. The process of moving
to another nation is slightly more complicated than moving from Detroit
to Seattle, but no exceedingly so. What is required is information,
which is precisely what these reports provide. Our website has thousands
of articles, and they are useful, but when it comes to international relocation
one wants more than anecdotal facts. These reports will supply you with
the information you need, they'll save you money, time and frustration.
. . . at a very reasonable cost, we might add.
Estate In Cambodia
Estate In Bali [Indonesia]
Rentals In China
Zealand Property for Sale
Estate In The Philippines
Estate In Singapore
Estate In Thailand
Real Estate In Asia-Pacific - Current Listings
24/7 Bargains - Islands, Enclaves, Coast Property, Sale by Owner. Farm
Land, Ranches, Houses, Castles, Vineyards, Beachfront - Also
see Real Estate By Type - Islands, B&B's, Plantations
to Own Gold – Asset Protection Planning
- Owning precious metals seems to be the only protection from governments
racing to devalue their currencies to cover their debts. Although this
is likely not a revelation to you, the markets have brought you dozens
of ways to begin acquiring through financial instruments, futures, and
allocated or unallocated physical storage.
Money Offshore By Jay Butler Asset Protection Services Ltd
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers all income reportable regardless
of the source or location derived and most assets held offshore are reportable,
however some are not. When looking to preserve your assets it is important
to understand the difference between taxable income and reportable assets.
Here are 3 ways to legally move money offshore without any requirements
to report it to the United States government, the IRS or international
regulatory agency. 1.) Opening an Offshore Bank Account - >
to Maintain Asset Privacy Within the US By Bobby Casey, Global Wealth Protection
- With asset protection planning, anonymity seems to be the number one
concern for people these days. And rightly so. Any 11 year
old with a laptop can easily do an online record search and find your bank
accounts and their balances, your vehicle registrations, your real estate
assets, your credit report, your residence history and even your driving
record. Many clients are interested in anonymity and asset protection.
In some cases clients confuse the two. They think that anonymity
is asset protection. It is not, but anonymity does have benefits.
When forming an FLP (family limited partnership) or an LLC (limited liability
company), the strength of the entity is dependent upon the state of formation,
the quality of the operating agreement and the business purpose of the
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Manager’s Report from China - I am writing
this from the back of a taxi in Hong Kong’s Central district. My meetings
with assorted bankers, hedge fund managers, Taipans, and the press stretched
on longer than expected, with the result that I am now stuck in rush hour
traffic on the way to the airport. So I might as well use the time productively
and sum up my thoughts on my recent trip to China. When I first cajoled
my way into to the Middle Kingdom in the early seventies, it was in the
back of a broken down truck carrying bags of wheat, no doubt destined to
a thriving black market. We drove down a heavily potholed single lane road
that had not seen serious maintenance since the thirties. -
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Of Offshore Banks - An offshore bank is defined
by its location, or 'jurisdiction'. An offshore bank is usually located
outside of the depositors country of residence, typically within a jurisdiction
that levies very low taxes, or no taxes at all. Each jurisdiction
varies in its degree of taxation, its degree of privacy, and its services.
Offshore banks located in politically and economically stable jurisdictions
provide a safe-haven for assets that may be at risk in the nation in which
the investor lives and holds residency.
- Offshore Banks in Belize - The legal system
of Belize is founded on English Common Law supplemented by local legislation.
Belize is now in its second decade of providing international financial
Taxes - Offshore Tax Information - Foreign Earned Income
- Individuals have been leaving their own land to seek opportunities elsewhere
since the dawn of mankind. But it has only been since the development of
the modern nation-state, and its taxation of the worldwide income of its
citizen-residents, that expatriation has taken on significant tax consequences.
Is A Psychological Necessity - We live
in a world where privacy and individuality are under attack. The right
to privacy is more than an abstract necessity, it is also a psychological
necessity. If we do not have the right to privacy, we do not own the rights
to our own lives. Individuality entails making value judgments independent
of political, religious or social dogmas. In making value judgments
we make choices. In today's world, if the choices we make differ
from the status quo then we come under pressure to 'toe the line'. There
is no line to toe. We live in an intellectual vacuum, where short of the
logical choices we make in our own behalf, there are no other values.
Never mistake motion for action.
- - Ernest Hemingway