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"Asia" includes a vast area of the world and contains a whole host of countries beyond Eastern Europe; part of Russia, China, North and South Korea, Japan and of course the Indian sub-continent.
Retire-Asia's primary area of interest lies in the relatively small Southeast Asian region which includes the 10 ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) countries as well as East Timor.
From time to time Retire-Asia will add articles of interest and links to websites and organisations in other countries of Asia, whether or not they may be considered as expat retirement destinations.
Remember, you can retire anywhere if you have sufficient income. You can earn more wherever there's an internet connection!
South East Asia is the area south of China, east of India and north of Australia. Apart from some islands and archipelagos belonging to different nations, the region contains in all eleven countries:
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor-Leste. Although East Timor is not yet a full ASEAN member, it became a member of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in July 2005.
Here are the flags of the 11 nations of South East Asia:
Countries covered in some detail on the Retire-Asia website are Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore and also Bali, the famous island province of Indonesia.
Find useful travel information for all SE Asian region countries (not all are covered in detail yet on Retire-Asia pages) here:
North Asia & Pacific Rim region
China and its SARs of
Hong Kong, Shenzhen
South Asia region:
India, Goa, Kashmir
MONGOLIA is a North Asian country between Russia and China that few people know much about – let alone have visited.
However, it is the world's nineteenth largest country, with a land area of 1.5 million sq. km. (Iran is 18, Peru 20).
Mongolia also has the Gobi Desert, it has certainly had an interesting history; Genghis Khan is a name most students have come across.
Today, Mongolia's style of government is a parliamentary democracy and there is a developing market economy. There is even a Stock Exchange in the capital Ulaanbaatar also spelled Ulan Bator.
With its extremes of geography from desert to mountains and vast lakes, there is also a growing Mongolian tourist industry as adventurous travelers seek new destinations and experiences in faraway places.
Apart from scheduled flights (Beijing is about 90 minutes away), Ulaanbaatar can be reached by The Trans Mongolian Express train through Russia from St. Petersburg and Moscow via Mongolia and the Gobi Desert to Beijing in China.
Visas are required for all except US citizens (tourists or business visitors) who may stay for up to 90 days. Find out how to obtain an advance visa for Mongolia from VisaHQ.com.
Learn more about visiting Mongolia, where you can stay and what can be seen and done there by reading reviews of people who have visited and experienced Mongolia firsthand.