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On 2/16/2019 at 12:00 PM, Thailand Outcast said:

Yes, but where in these countries?  I do not like to live in a capital cites.  I like the beach, but not a big tourist beach.  Maybe a smaller place with a beach.  I know I am not the only one leaving in the next 12 months.  Where are other people going?  

I am booked for Saigon to Quy Nhon the end of this month. 

It was a close choice between Quy Nhon and Hoi An, which is farther North, close to Da Nang. 

Never heard of them? I had not either - which is why they are supposedly not flooded with tourists - until I started to do my research online. 

Lots of info online for you and forums. 

If you need a smaller community, it might be worth it to start at one of these - easy enough to get to from the main cities and find accomodation and get settled and rent/buy a motor vehicle and learn about beach towns that are smaller and more remote and affordable.

 

Sri Lanka might be worth consideration too - beach towns on the SW coast sheltered from the monsoons. I am waiting though for the political situation to calm down, or for the civil war to start.

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Go to Pattaya under the counter retirement visas still readily available 15000 baht.

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3 hours ago, White Christmas13 said:

crap

What is the main religion of Indonesia?

The Indonesian Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. However, the government recognises only seven official religions; (Islam, Protestant Christianity, Roman-Catholic Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and the Bahá'í Faith).

Yeah, and people have been sent to jail for openly stating that they were atheists.............. Indonesians MUST have one of these ‘allowed’ religions on their ID. Also Shariah law in some parts. 

High level of religious intolerance - Bali being the exception although the central government doesn’t really like it.

 

 

 

 

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On 2/16/2019 at 4:09 PM, steven2018 said:

I'd go to Mars if available.

Just go, and try out different areas. What works for one, may not work for another.

What place would you start with?

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9 hours ago, cnx101 said:

I’m moving to DaNang myself I’ve been there five times stayed a few months each time, similar size to Chiangmai but it’s got mountains and beaches, cheaper than Thailand and the people are genuinely friendly  THERE I’m going again next month to organize a few things then in a few months hope to move there permanently, You should try short trip there to check it out.

I see a lot of people talk about DaNang now.  Photos on internet look good. Some good places to rent there also.  You go there 5 times.  Are you moving there for the new visa rules or you like it more there?  I can fly there easy so I will go there to see myself.  

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7 hours ago, moto77 said:

Boracay, Philippines - now that they've renovated it, it's better than any beach in Thailand, though slightly inconvenient to get to.
 

Bali, Indonesia - Awesome, not as clean as Boracay is now, but still great and my second favorite beach in SE Asia. Easy to get in and out.
 

Danang, Vietnam - nice and very cheap. 

Vung Tau, Vietnam - cheap, supposed to be nice now, I haven't been back since the construction that was going on a few years ago. 

Lankawai, Malaysia - nice beach. 

Sihanoukville, Cambodia - Never been but many people seem to like it.

If you want to get out of SE Asia: 

Sousse, Tunisia has an easy retirement program any is just ridiculously cheap. 
Costa Rica is a big retirement country with great beaches.
 

 

Thank you for these names.  I am researching. 

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7 hours ago, Time Traveller said:

I'll answer your question with a question: What do you like? OR rather what was your motivation for coming to Thailand?

 

Overall the country that is most closest to matching Thailand is Laos. If you like Thai food, culture, language and friendliness, then it's Laos. But if you like beaches or living in big cities, then obviously Laos is not for you. 

Every country has it's p good points and bad points. When you know what you like, then a decision is easier

 

Laos is locked in by land.  No beach there.  I like near a beach but not a big crazy tourist beach.  I know wherever I go will be different to Thailand.  I accept that. I know every country have some good and bad but I now must also look at the documents I need to live there.  There is a lot of research to do.  I have some time, but the time clock ticks.

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Yes because of visa rules but also it is nicer place to be, I have lived here 28 years but we’re only liked for money I know there are some very nice people here but we are not wanted here by the majority, obviously after being here a long time you learn a lot


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7 hours ago, ronaldo0 said:

Try hoi an in Vietnam . Pretty quiet place , not much traffic and friendly and not expensive.

Also an estate agent mentioned Taiwan as a place to look into to me the other day but never looked at it.

Yes.  Small but near a big tourist beach place with things for expats and a good airport.  This is the type of place I am looking for, and I read before visa in Vietnam is same as Cambodia.  Only need to pay money for the visa.  Nothing more to do.

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6 hours ago, Huckenfell said:

I have a friend who moved from Thailand to the Sihanoukville area of coastal southern Cambodia.  He tells me that he just loves it there wishing he had gone years ago. Might give it a go myself if i have to leave Thailand.

I read it is all Chinese casino there now.  

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5 hours ago, billybog said:

I spent time in the Philippines working a few years back. I would think VERY hard about retiring there. It was a very dangerous country while I was there. I cant see it any safer now at all.

I think the new president is fixing this crime problem.  I have not been there in many years.  Maybe someone can say what it is like now. 

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5 hours ago, shy coconut said:

If he can't afford Thailand, I reckon that rules out Malaysia!

I can afford to live here, and and live well.  I could get the lump sum they want but it would mean adjusting assets that pay me every month.  I just don't want to do that.  Also, I am changing that asset that pays me good dividend to low interest in a Thai bank.  I understand people should have to show how they can afford to live here but I don't think it's right to use a visa as a carrot to help the Thai banking system.  

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5 hours ago, natway09 said:

Why do you not go home.....?. If you are lucky enough to come from a "Nanny " state 

they will take care of you

I don't need to go home.  I can afford to retire in countries in this area.  I have good money from investments every month.  I do not want to change these investments for a lump sum of money that pays nothing to me every month.  They are pushing me to that with threat of no visa.  I will move.  I do not need to do as they say.  I will come back as much as possible on tourist visas until they stop me doing that.   

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15 minutes ago, Thailand Outcast said:

I don't need to go home.  I can afford to retire in countries in this area.  I have good money from investments every month.  I do not want to change these investments for a lump sum of money that pays nothing to me every month.  They are pushing me to that with threat of no visa.  I will move.  I do not need to do as they say.  I will come back as much as possible on tourist visas until they stop me doing that.   

Your making good money from an 800k baht investment ? LOL . I must be the only one on TV who isnt making a killing investing small amounts of money 😁

Is this the first time you heard about 800k for visa?

 

 

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