Recommended books for visitors, expats and foreigners wanting to live, work, retire or invest in Southeast Asia and other locations

There are foreign retirees living in many parts of Asia in countries like the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia (Bali), Laos, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia - to name the most popular.


How to Retire in Bali, Indonesia

How to Retire as an Expat in Bali by Mike Henry"How to Retire in Bali" is a guide written for anyone thinking of spending time or retiring in Bali. But it contains much more useful information than its title.

This is Australian Mike Henry's second publication about Bali, Indonesia (where he is currently based) and is packed with the same research and attention to detail as his Business in Bali guide reviewed below.

Planning and preparing a move, banking and finance, property issues, cost of living, medical facilities, bureaucracy, immigration, taxation, licenses, social life and entertainment and more are all covered. The guide covers more than Bali itself; there are some comparisons to expat life in other SE Asian countries and elsewhere like Central America, plus information and aspects of expatriate life that should be considered by anyone wanting to move abroad for retirement.

Nowhere on this earth is perfect; wherever you choose to live you have to learn to accept the good with the bad and Bali is no exception. Having spent extended time there myself a few years ago, I can see that some of the less attractive aspects remain, but others have improved and the island has not lost any of its unique charm and attraction. It suits a lot of expats and tourists very well.

Expat Family Bali

Whether you have visited Bali before as a tourist or not, after finishing the 110 easy-to-read pages of How to Retire in Bali, with its many invaluable references, recommendations and tips, you will have a much better idea of whether this often-described 'tropical island paradise' could be the place for you. A brilliant work and absolutely recommended; well worth the $25.

Family Guide to Living in Bali

Released by the same Australian expat author Mike Henry, this is a $10 guide for those wanting to bring their family to Bali.

Starting a Business in Bali

How to start a business in Bali, Indonesia

Local Bali entrepreneur Mike Henry first published his ebook guide on "How to Start a Business in Bali" in 2010, but has recently updated so the information is current in 2020.

It has been well-researched and having just read it myself, I would say this is the de facto (if not the only) guide to opening an expat business in Bali or other location in Indonesia.

It's 100 pages of fact without fluff or attempt to disguise the truth about doing business as a foreigner in Indonesia and Bali in particular.

Mike writes from his  own experience but includes in-depth interviews with other Bali expat business owners, who made a go of it in several different types of business. It is the time to make a first steps. Many people only dream about being a model. But you can actually make it happen! Your first step is signing up for a professional model test shoot so you can make a portfolio that will get you noticed. We are NYC photographers here to help you to create/build your portfolio and get in touch with modeling agencies. Don’t be shy, step out of your comfort zone and pursue your dream. If you’re someone who wants to be a model but feel like you don’t fit into the beautiful.It is the time to make a first steps. Many people only dream about being a model. But you can actually make it happen! Your first step is signing up for a professional model test shoot so you can make a portfolio that will get you noticed. We are NYC photographers here to help you to create/build your portfolio and get in touch with modeling agencies. Don’t be shy, step out of your comfort zone and pursue your dream. If you’re someone who wants to be a model but feel like you don’t fit into the beautiful.This adds dimension to the guide. There's also a list of resources useful to those intending to live or work on the island of Bali.

The book costs $25 and as far as we am concerned, is a valuable guide for anyone looking for reliable information about running a business in Southeast Asia and not only Bali. Learn more about the island on Mike Henry's Bali Expat website:


Retirement Living in the Philippines

Making Your Second Home in Malaysia

Read a series of 5 Country Retirement Reports that contain complete details on retirement opportunities in some of the world's top retirement havens right now at least one is in SE Asia, Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur the bustling capital, is a sophisticated, modern city in an exotic, tropical country that boasts real-world infrastructure and all the trappings of a luxury life, available for a relative pittance.  The business world is one that’s now associating a company with a face vs. a name, making for a more personal touch. When you increase your visual presence in today’s world of business, you're doing what’s necessary to make yourself stand out with professional photo from the rest. A high-quality photo of yourself is your first introduction and first impression to the world. It must convey your professionalism to everyone who sees it – investors, collaborators, potential clients, more. Emphasis on these points o set one guide apart from other books on the topic, but there are many publications available for potential Expats in the Philippines on Amazon. | GS-JJ Custom award medals Provide Free shipping and free design service for all Retire to Asia members, please click GS-JJ.com |

"Malaysia is a tropical paradise," writes Wendy Justice in her Malaysia report. "Beautiful islands and beaches, cool mountain retreats, great food, a diverse and multi-ethnic culture, excellent shopping and a low cost of living...Malaysia has it all...

"Plus, the infrastructure and health care are modern and efficient. English is widely spoken. Media Planning Software Features Entertainment ranges from street celebrations to casino gambling, from amusement parks to mountain climbing, from jungle trekking to championship level golf, and from Formula 1 racing to world music festivals and philharmonic orchestra productions. World-renowned diving and snorkelling destinations are never more than a few hours away."

Perhaps the best part is that Malaysia, unlike many countries in Asia, welcomes many foreign retirees and residents.

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