Choice Asian locations for remote working

hi SighSee

I found a job at a big tech company in China and they have this policy for foreign contractors that they can spend 1 month out of the year working remotely, but I need to stick to Beijing time. Which means I'll need to stay in Asia to make my work feasible.

although it says we can work remote, this allowance is intended for me to see family or seek medical attention. they don't really see this as an "extended vacation" but many other people do it on the low down.

Japan and Thailand has already been discussed to death. How about places like Korea, Malaysia or Taiwan? But I'll also consider Japan and Thailand, so if you only got good insights for those 2 I'll also consider it.

I only got this 1 month remote chance once a year, so I gotta make it count guys.

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you work in China then visit Taiwan, you will be shitcanned when you return at best, detained and questioned by secret police is more likely.

    Whatever you do, as a foreigner, do not hop between Taiwan and China.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      that's only if you're a PRC citizen, there is no official ban in China to visit Taiwan, your admittance is still allowed. it's not like trying to visit Pakistan or Malaysia with a Israeli stamp.

      but I guess with OP working at a Chinese tech company and likely has his residence permit stamped in his passport he'd get that shitcan treatment in Taiwan because espionage in Taiwan is rife in the tech industry. especially around Semi conductors.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        No one on either side cares if you travel between the two. This is true whether you are Chinese, Taiwanese, or a foreigner (ML Chinese resident or not)

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          They actually do, I've been detained twice in China for travelling to Taiwan/possessing a Taiwanese ARC. They miraculaously stopped caring from my 3rd border crossing on though

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            How long ago was this? I traveled between Shanghai and Taipei once a month for around three years and never once had an issue. I have a hard time believing they gave you shit *only* because of travel to Taiwan/having an ARC when (pre covid) a hundred such direct flights full of such people deplaned across China daily

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              I never understand the "oooo seeseepee will get ya" larp when anyone can literally look up how many passenger planes go back and forth every fricking hour.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Israeli stamp.
        there hasn't been such a thing for several years
        i've been to both israel and malaysia in the past few years. no issues at all

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      university students from both countries study in the other country with no issue. taiwanese don't lie mainland tourists but, covid excepted, there is no issue going between them. business men and women travel between with ease.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    just frick off to Thailand, Japan's nice but the people there are too autistic

    • 8 months ago
      Limes

      >Japan's nice but the people there are too autistic
      good

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    OP here, I think Korea might be interesting. it's not too expensive and I love the food there.

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Dont hop between Taiwan and China
    Yeah, its only the 2nd most popular visa run route with a million direct flights per day. Pretty risky

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      China has done some frickery with Taiwans internet connections before. It takes a little while for even the best ISP to reroute to Japan's link or alternative. China is also bad because their great firewall can just decide your resource is not allowed and click boom done.

      Korea and Japan are both good
      Manila is also good as most Typhoons get torn up getting to it or simply go north
      Thailand absolutely sucks for power reliability with monsoons, typhoons, and various other BULLSHIT needed for low latency work

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Korea is fricking awful, soulless fricking bug country full of vain fricking pricks. If you aren't Korean, they don't want you. Expensive, too.
    Consider Taiwan or Japan before Korea.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      can you elaborate more about that? I get conflicting views here about how it's about as cheap as Japan and but they found Koreans fun and more spirited than Japanese with better English.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know what the frick they're on, crackheads who spend a few days in Seoul clubbing or some shit. Korea is fricking AWFUL to try to live in. I'm serious. If you're visiting for a few days w/e.
        If you try to live there a month you will experience racism & discrimination (even if you're White) and you won't be able to use any of the services Koreans use. No online delivery, no online shopping, no fricking anything. And it's more expensive than Japan. I should know, I've compared the two.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          i have spent a month in seoul and 2 in busan and never experienced any troubles. idk what you could be doing. besides trash collection at my airbnb i never had an issue

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Korea is fine for digital nomad but boring for vacation spot.spending a month for a hotel room for about 300 bucks at noble residence, foods cheap and weekends are fun. If anything the boring part can help limit distractions, Jeju is peak comfy to stay in as well as not that expensive.

        Koreans won't pretend like Japanese do and fake kindness you're just another white dude.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >$300 for 1 month hotel room
          in what universe
          >food is cheap
          In what universe? What are you eating? Go ahead and tell me and I'll post what it ACTUALLY costs.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          >spending a month for a hotel room for about 300 bucks at noble residence
          How do you go about getting a hotel (or even somewhere else really) for those kind of prices...? When I look at hotels in Korea they're typically like £50-70/night. Am I missing something really obvious or what? Not just a Korea specific question too

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      What about if im white

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Malaysia is pretty comfy. I've lived in both KL and Penang. If you like spicy food you'll probably enjoy the food here more than anywhere else. Chinese girls here are the typical autistic type, the Malays are curious about white guys and the Indians quite shy. It's on a similar level to Thailand but not as wild.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      how's the cooming in Malaysia

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Chinese girls are the same as anywhere else. Need to be doing alright for them to consider you. Quite materialistic, but not too bad if you're white. Malays are conservative in public but little animals in private. Hard to meet them in public but dating apps are great for that. Not the best country for cooming, so if that's your priority I'd stick to Thailand, but Malaysia is nice for a break.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sapporo

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      tell me more about Sapporo, all I know is the beer comes from there, it's cold and recently there was some dude who got beheaded in a hotel.

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    China is huge, just move to another place there. Yunnan or Sichuan for example.

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Western straya. Same timezone as Beijing and would be a nice as something different from the usual.
    It’s gigabased chad only zone, however, so do keep that in mind

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      lol, a bit expensive, and regular coon screaming in the street. meth heads everywhere.

      t. i live in east perth.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Very easy, head to Thailand if you want prostitutes, head to Malaysia if you want good food and easy life.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      How hard is finding a wife in Thailand? That is my dream country to stay in long term. Philippines is my back up.

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        you could try a marriage agency
        google "Louis Theroux: Weird Weekends (Looking For Love)"
        e.g. https://youtu.be/ZrNxhNszIAo?si=-ouFegncoQc-zOwN
        then you can find a desperate retired hooker all of your very own

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          What about going into the countryside?

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            hope you like snakes
            this is the remote working thread, try the thailand mouthbreathing sex pest general

            • 8 months ago
              Anonymous

              Snake women or literal snakes?

              • 8 months ago
                Anonymous

                >literal snakes?
                yeah loads
                >Snake women
                there are stories..

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