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  POPULAR PLACES 

  PHILIPPINES

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Filipina Ladies

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  THAILAND

Introduction

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  LAO PDR - Laos

Introduction

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Vientiane by Night

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 MALAYSIA +S'pore

Malaysia & UK Expats

Travel in Malaysia

Vacation Rentals

Singapore for Expats

 INDONESIA +Bali

Introduction

Bali Introduction

Contrasts of Bali

Bali Vacations

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A Business in Bali

How to Retire in Bali

Indonesia Vacations

  VIETNAM  

Introduction to VN
Vietnam Visa Online

  CAMBODIA  

Introduction to KH

  BRUNEI, BORNEO

Brunei & Borneo Intro

  MORE OF ASIA 

China Vacations

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Myanmar (Burma)

East, West Timor

Retire to Asia Books

 HEALTH MATTERS 

Health & Medicine

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Self Help Hypnosis

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  INVESTMENT 

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Stocks & Trading

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 ONLINE INCOME

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  OTHER INCOME  

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  MISCELLANEOUS 

Asia Language Aids

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Last updated:
February 2017

   2005-17 Retire-Asia.com    

ASIAN DESTINATIONS


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"Asia" encompasses a significant area of the world and includes 40 territories east of Europe and the Middle East, and south of Russia.

Asian nations and territories include the former Soviet republics (Central Asia); China, North and South Korea, Japan (North Asia); the Indian sub-continent (South Asia); South East Asia including the 'Pacific Rim' and also some Indian Ocean islands.

Use our free ASIA FAST FACTS Android app/mobile web site – the whole of Asia in the palm of your hand!

Afghanistan Armenia Armenia Azerbaijan Bangladesh Bangladesh Bhutan Bhutan Brunei Darussalam Cambodia Cambodia Christmas Island China China China China East Timor East Timor Georgia Georgia India Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia Japan Kazakhstan North Korea South Korea Kyrgyz Republic Laos Malaysia Maldives Maldives Mongolia Myanmar Nepal Nepal Pakistan Philippines Russia Singapore Singapore Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Taiwan Taiwan Tajikistan Thailand Thailand Turkey Turkmenistan Uzbekistan Vietnam Vietnam Africa Middle East Papua New Guinea Russia Asia Map - all of Asia

Retire-Asia.com concentrates on the smaller Southeast Asian region which includes ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) as well as East Timor, making a total of 11 countries. From time to time we will add articles of interest and links to websites and organisations in other countries of Asia, whether or not they could be considered as 'foreign' or 'expat' retirement destinations.

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You can retire almost anywhere if you have sufficient income and any required visa. Retire-Asia aims to suggest ways to earn more money – wherever there's an internet connection!

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As a first time visitor looking for a taste of life as an expat in an Asian country, one of the best ways is to take a vacation but not book into a hotel or resort. There are vacation rentals available where you will stay in a house and self-cater; this will often be in an area where other foreign residents live. If you are travelling with family or friends, a holiday rental will be considerably cheaper than staying in hotels and eating only in restaurants.

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Here are the flags of the 10 ASEAN Member Nations of South East Asia:

ASEAN member country flags

Timor-Leste
(applied)*
 

 

South East Asia is the region south of China, east of India and north of Australia.

Apart from some small islands or archipelagos (groups of islands) like Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands administered by Australia, South-east Asia includes eleven countries which are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (which is still referred to as Burma by some), the  Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and East Timor (Timor-Leste).

* Although Timor-Leste (East Timor) has not yet been accepted into ASEAN, it has been a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) since 2005 and has committed to comply with the relevant requirements by 2015.

Countries covered in some detail on our website presently include Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Timor Leste and Bali, Indonesia's best-known exotic holiday island province.

  Japan North Korea South Korea China Taiwan Philippines Mongolia Bhutan Bhutan Nepal Bangaladesh Bangladesh India India Myanamar (Burma) Vietnam Laos Thailand Cambodia Sri Lanka Malaysia Indonesia Russia Kazakastan Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Pakistan Tajikistan Middle East Brunei Darussalam Brunei Darussalam Maldives

Click on the all-Asia map above or country links below to find useful travel information for other SE Asian countries not yet covered on Retire-Asia pages here:

Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indonesia (all islands)

North Asia & Pacific Rim region

Mainland China, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau,

Tibet, Taiwan; also Mongolia, South Korea, Japan

South Asia region:

Bhutan, Nepal, India & Kashmir, Maldives, Cocos (Keeling)

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan

 

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