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๐ŸŒ‡ Who's in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Canggu, Bali now?

There's lots of people here now, want to organize a ๐Ÿป meetup? Post a message in #bali

๐Ÿ’ฌ What's happening in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Canggu, Bali now?

foucist 
3d
but yeah, probably a crapshoot anyways
ifdattic 
3d
@grum :smile: I was actually thinking about suggesting a few days ago that it might be better to pin those guides on nomadlist city page (I think there was also one doc file for Chiang Mai), because Slack does not keep the pinned messages so your FAQ is no gone actually (and been for a while)
grum 
3d
Yeah, pins are broken so the consensus a while ago was to link it in the channel details. Doesn't help that anyone can delete it though.
ifdattic 
3d
Bastards
a.homaily 
2d
Anyone in Gili T? I'll be there in a week or two.
a.homaily 
2d
Also, Is there a place
gubikmic 
23h
There's two on the eastside (east of the shortcut, Berawa) that worked most of the time: Jalan Raya Semat near Outpost, a little further north.
stevelacey 
22h
Anyone know where you can topup telkomsel accounts? Can you do that at minimarts? alfamarts? indomarets? I usually do it via their app but they've changed something and now it rejects all of my cards :face_with_rolling_eyes:
stevelacey 
22h
Also it robbed me of 500k and their CS have been absolutely useless in confirming or refunding that - my opinion of Telkomsel jumped off of a cliff this week :chart_with_downwards_trend:
stevelacey 
20h
For anyone else with ludicrous problems like me: turns out the way to top up credit (rather than buy a plan) is to get the tcash app and top that up at an indomaret that has the machine to do that e.g. the one opposite the jail - and they'll only take cash

๐Ÿ‘ Quick tips

๐Ÿ’ณ It is normal to tip 7.50% in Canggu

๐Ÿ—บ Here's a neighborhood map to get around:

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Where to work in ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Canggu, Bali?

Find more places at Places to Work in Canggu, Bali.

๐Ÿ›ฌ Who's arriving in Canggu, Bali soon?

โœˆ๏ธ People who traveled to Canggu, Bali previously

๐Ÿ›ซ Where do people go after Canggu, Bali?

  • UbudUbud
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.07/5
    184 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    bad
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
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    This used to be the hotspot for digital nomads in Bali until 2016 when Canggu took over. Itโ€™s more deserted now and mostly filled with Chinese tourbuses, older Euro families and some yoga girls and yogiโ€™s. Not as hip as it once was. Who knows when it will make a revival. I hope.

    ๐ŸŒง 39°102°AQI41
    +49
    $1,267 / mo
  • SingaporeSingapore
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.56/5
    200 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    great
    Tap to Open

    Nomad-ed here for a month. A totally ok place if you have the budget for it. Coworking spaces are good, 4g everywhere, transportation is effective. Lots of things to do. I was able to find friends. Lots of international people, very few digital nomads. If you're there, consider not renting in the center (as it gets expensive fast) and being creative with places to eat to find cheap options. Be prepared to use cash unless you live in a luxury.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 40°104°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI99
    +44
    $2,934 / mo
  • BangkokBangkok
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.98/5
    218 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    good
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
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    You get somewhat acclimated to the weather after a while (and yes, the right wool fabric is the most breathable one so ignore that previous reviewer). I've stayed here on and off for about 4 years now. The expat crowd is great and there really is a lot of opportunity for collaboration. Many networking events every month and a vibrant startup community. The variety of food is some of the best in the world (although you will have to pay to get quality Western). Shopping is great. Nightlife could be better but should satisfy most people. The real downside is the traffic which has become basically as bad as Jakarta, although Bangkok has much better transporation (both skytrain and subway). Living expenses have risen lately so don't count on this being a budget trip unless you want to resort to street food. Internet speed generally has becoming really great. Fast 4G in all operators. If you stay in a new condo or hotel you will average at least 30Mbit โ€“ my current co work place runs at 600.

    ๐ŸŒง 37°99°AQI46
    +31
    $1,443 / mo
  • Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    3.6/5
    187 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    Stay in luxury Airbnb with all mod cons for less than $700 per month. Eat for less than $5. Itโ€™s clean and has everything you need, including great supermarkets and restaurants. Stay away from KL if you want history etc, but if youโ€™re an expat this ticks every box.

    ๐ŸŒง 43°109°AQI42
    +28
    $1,218 / mo
  • Chiang MaiChiang Mai
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.85/5
    209 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    I just got back here in late 2018 and it's better than ever. People who say "Chiang Mai is overrun by nomads" are really mistaken. I hardly saw them. I did see lots of Chinese and some Korean tourists, but they were all quite nice and mostly around Nimman. There's also the few American vegan midlifer's in the Old City center, but that's about it. Chiang Mai is cool and breezy, there's now public bicycles literally everywhere that you can rent for 250 THB or $6 (per month!) with the MoBike app. The red buses (or Songthaew's) are now legit and don't rip tourists off anymore, so you can drive everywhere for 30 THB or $1. People are nice. It's still super safe, even late a night. The food is better than ever. And thanks to the nomad wave of 2014 in Chiang Mai, there's now lots of hip cafes that allow coworking too. It's a great city.

    ๐ŸŒง 31°88°AQI43
    +18
    $1,105 / mo
    1
  • JakartaJakarta
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.79/5
    203 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    bad
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    "Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you. But you do. It can't be that bad, right? Then you arrive. Although "arriving" is a big word for getting stuck in traffic first for hours. When you do finally arrive in your apartment, you open the windows and wonder why you can't see further than 10 meters. It must be a foggy day? No, it's not fog, it's smog, and it's an every day occurrence in Jakarta, a city that is now competing with Beijing for worst air quality in the world. What's good about Jakarta? It's one of the few places in Indonesia (except maybe Bali) that's open-minded. Jakartans are friendly, helpful and warm acting as if Jakarta is still just a small Indonesian village and that's great. It's also one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. It's cosmopolitan. But all that doesn't weigh up to the negatives that is Jakarta right now. Clean up the air, fix the traffic, and Jakarta might be liveable in a decade. "Don't go to Jakarta" is what people from Jakarta tell you. They're right.

    ๐ŸŒง 37°99°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI71
    +6
    $1,230 / mo
  • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh City
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    4.4/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    good
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    good
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    okay
    Tap to Open

    "omagad they like totally stole my iphone", "it's like the worst, everybody is like so aggressive" welcome to the Real World, maybe you now learn to appreciate your cosy first world country and stop bitching about your oppression and your rights. Ho Chi Minh is an awesome upcoming city. It has an original and still traditional look and vibe to it, interesting colors (check out japanese district) not swamped with brand shops (the local coffee shops dominate starbucks in terms of quality and design and some are open 24h !). The nightlife also has plenty of options and be sure to enjoy the view from a the many rooftop bars in the city. You get to see a city full of energetic, young people growing their country after a devastating war and under an authoritarian regime. You get a choice between older buildings in D1 or totally new apartment buildings in D2 all at great value prices. There are a lot of people coming here to work remotely and also to start businesses. Decent sports facilities readily available (check out mach's gym, UFC center). If you don't want to spend money on the gym you can always do a workout on one of the many parks that have bars for chalistenics available. However, beware the pollution and always wear a mask, especially in D1. This is the biggest con here in my opinion.

    ๐ŸŒฅ 42°108°๐Ÿ˜ทAQI69
    +5
    $1,070 / mo
  • SydneySydney
    ๐ŸŽ’ Nomad Score
    2.81/5
    189 reviews
    ๐Ÿ’ต Cost
    very bad
    ๐Ÿ“ก Internet
    okay
    ๐Ÿ˜€ Fun
    okay
    ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ Safety
    good
    Tap to Open

    ๐ŸŒฅ 26°79°AQI24
    +4
    $4,427 / mo
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