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Shanghai

16ยฐC
China
 
 12 Feb '1810mo16 Dec '1816 Dec '18
12 Feb '18

Denpasar, Bali

30ยฐC
Indonesia
 
 24 Jan '182d26 Jan '1826 Jan '18
24 Jan '18

Shanghai

11ยฐC
China
 15 Jan '183d18 Jan '1818 Jan '18
15 Jan '18

Kuala Lumpur

32ยฐC
Malaysia
2017
 21 Nov '171d21 Nov '1721 Nov '17
21 Nov '17

Singapore

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Singapore
 
 30 Oct '171d30 Oct '1730 Oct '17
30 Oct '17

Bangkok

33ยฐC
Thailand

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๐ŸŒ Top countries

  • Indonesia

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.04/5
    7658 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 37° 99° 30° 86°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 103
    10mo
    $871 / mo
    7Mbps
  • China

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.71/5
    33782 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 46° 115° 33° 92°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 58
    6d
    $1,392 / mo
    2Mbps
  • Malaysia

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.07/5
    2728 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 32° 90°AQI 25
    3d
    $1,112 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Thailand

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.14/5
    6430 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒง Feels 46° 115° 32° 89°AQI 28
    0d
    $1,208 / mo
    14Mbps
  • Singapore

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.34/5
    402 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 32° 89°AQI 46
    0d
    $2,881 / mo
    78Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›ฌ Most visits

  • Shanghai

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.25/5
    202 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45° 113° 33° 91°AQI 41
    2x
    $2,080 / mo
    2Mbps
  • Bangkok

    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 4.29/5
    219 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 47° 117° 34° 93°AQI 45
    1x
    $1,515 / mo
    16Mbps
  • Singapore

    The Diet Coke of Asia. Zero crime, English spoken everywhere. Reliable public transport. Some nice spots for off-the-beaten-path walking and hiking. But also clinical, authoritarian, money-minded and very costly. Companies and shopkeepers will always do what's good for them (or makes their own life easier); not what's good for the customer. People avoid eye contact and are generally overworked and miserable. After a while, crossing over to Malaysia's neighboring Johor will, warts and all, feel like a breath of fresh air ("Yes! Space! I can move! I can breathe!").

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.29/5
    201 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 32° 89°AQI 46
    1x
    $2,881 / mo
    78Mbps
  • Denpasar

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.62/5
    168 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 154
    1x
    $693 / mo
    7Mbps
  • Kuala Lumpur

    It's funny how 15-20 years ago, KL was almost devoid of travelers - presumably because "Muslim country", 9/11, whatever. THAT was actually a time when not only was everything ridiculously cheap; the locals were happy, friendly, courteous, always giving you a huge smile. I have so many happy memories of back then. Fast-forward to 2019: Yes, KL is now "on the map". Yet the cost of living is exploding; much of the city's heritage has been bulldozed away; a high-rise is going up at every corner; and more and more people are visibly stressed, frustrated, hostile. As a foreigner, I encounter silent treatment every day; have people shut the elevator door in my face; rarely get a Please or Thank You or even Excuse Me; the little annoyances just keep mushrooming. But all in all, and especially for those who never experienced the fun and relaxed KL of yesteryear, it's still a relatively safe and affordable place. Nowhere near as pricey as Singapore, and also not as prone to power cuts and violent crime and accidents as Thailand or Philippines. I see private doctors, and they are excellent, London/Cambridge-trained and yet affordable. Also, phone apps work quite well when it comes to payments, booking a Grab car or ordering food / groceries. And of course, the sky is blue and the sun is shining all year round.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.44/5
    186 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45° 113° 34° 94°AQI 42
    1x
    $1,395 / mo
    9Mbps
  • ๐Ÿ›Œ Most visited

  • Denpasar

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 2.62/5
    168 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun very bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 32° 90° 28° 83°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI 154
    10mo
    $693 / mo
    7Mbps
  • Shanghai

    Surprisingly expensive compared to many other places and there is a major language barrier for most western folks. You often end up hanging out with other nomads or expats for sanity. It's expensive to drink, and it's not really to make many local friends and very few speak English or any western languages. The internet is the killer for most folks and China is slowly closing down all the VPN connections from the commercial services, so it's getting harder and harder to find a way out for things like Gmail or even Google searches and even when it does work, it's really unpredictable. Some of the hotels and workspaces have always-on VPN connections to Hong Kong for your internet handoff which eliminates the blocking and is a big help, but this is usually at a cost that is passed on to you. I like Shanghai, but I find it very "showy". People want to make it clear if they have money, so you see lots of flashy cars, expensive clothes and "be seen" places. It's also amazing that you can go to a great restaurant and the table next to you will have six people sitting in complete silence because they are all on their phones. As others have said, you need to figure out a way to get Alipay or Wechat pay money on your account so you can pay for things. Even people selling vegetables in the market have a QR code so you can pay them with your phone. Didi is the local uber-like take service, and you can use western credit cards with it on your phone, and it's pretty cheap by western standards. Public transportation is good and cheap, too. Cool place, but not inexpensive unless you are out a way and a serious language barrier and a bit of indifference to customer service or dealing with westerners in general.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.25/5
    202 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost okay
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet very bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun great
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45° 113° 33° 91°AQI 41
    6d
    $2,080 / mo
    2Mbps
  • Kuala Lumpur

    It's funny how 15-20 years ago, KL was almost devoid of travelers - presumably because "Muslim country", 9/11, whatever. THAT was actually a time when not only was everything ridiculously cheap; the locals were happy, friendly, courteous, always giving you a huge smile. I have so many happy memories of back then. Fast-forward to 2019: Yes, KL is now "on the map". Yet the cost of living is exploding; much of the city's heritage has been bulldozed away; a high-rise is going up at every corner; and more and more people are visibly stressed, frustrated, hostile. As a foreigner, I encounter silent treatment every day; have people shut the elevator door in my face; rarely get a Please or Thank You or even Excuse Me; the little annoyances just keep mushrooming. But all in all, and especially for those who never experienced the fun and relaxed KL of yesteryear, it's still a relatively safe and affordable place. Nowhere near as pricey as Singapore, and also not as prone to power cuts and violent crime and accidents as Thailand or Philippines. I see private doctors, and they are excellent, London/Cambridge-trained and yet affordable. Also, phone apps work quite well when it comes to payments, booking a Grab car or ordering food / groceries. And of course, the sky is blue and the sun is shining all year round.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.44/5
    186 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety okay
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 45° 113° 34° 94°AQI 42
    3d
    $1,395 / mo
    9Mbps
  • Bangkok

    Bangkok has some of the best private hospitals in the world. Which is interesting if you're in Asia a lot and you want medical care better than you can get in your home country. Bumrungrad Hospital in Bangkok is ranked #7 in the world. I did an executive health checkup there and it was great. Prices range from $250 to $750 depending on how many checks you want. You can get blood count, X Ray, ultrasound, hormone check, etc. They also have most other medical disciplines. I also got vaccinations renewed. The hospital is private so it's so much better than the overloaded public healthcare systems of Europe, Canada and UK where everyone tries to avoid helping you, is overworked and angry. In Bangkok they're super nice and helpful and you can make appointments straight with a specialist. Not blocked by a GP like in your home country.

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 4.29/5
    219 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety good
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฆ Feels 47° 117° 34° 93°AQI 45
    0d
    $1,515 / mo
    16Mbps
  • Singapore

    The Diet Coke of Asia. Zero crime, English spoken everywhere. Reliable public transport. Some nice spots for off-the-beaten-path walking and hiking. But also clinical, authoritarian, money-minded and very costly. Companies and shopkeepers will always do what's good for them (or makes their own life easier); not what's good for the customer. People avoid eye contact and are generally overworked and miserable. After a while, crossing over to Malaysia's neighboring Johor will, warts and all, feel like a breath of fresh air ("Yes! Space! I can move! I can breathe!").

    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score 3.29/5
    201 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet great
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎ Safety great
    Tap to Open
    ๐ŸŒฅ Feels 42° 108° 32° 89°AQI 46
    0d
    $2,881 / mo
    78Mbps
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