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Done with China - where next?

 
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theoriginalprankster



Joined: 19 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:57 am    Post subject: Done with China - where next? Reply with quote

I've worked (teaching, examining) in China and Taiwan for 12 years and I'm well exhausted with it.

Which other countries do you think offer a reasonable lifestyle in Asia, with a better quality of life (fresh air, traffic, freedom of speech/internet, food safety, social life, quality of schools etc.) in Asia?

Other countries I've travelled to in Asia include:

1. Vietnam - not bad, but chaotic traffic + bureaucracy + corruption.
2. Philippines, nice, but chaotic traffic + bureaucracy + corruption.
3. Thailand, not bad either, but chaotic traffic + bureaucracy + corruption + seedy sex tourists.
4. Cambodia - was fun, but chaotic traffic + bureaucracy + corruption + seedy backpackers.

Stuck for other countries. Going back to Taiwan would be taking a step backwards. Getting teaching work in Europe - nah, skip. South America - low wages. Africa - I come from there and don't want to teach there.

Malaysia?

Ideas anybody?

Where you at, and what makes it good/bad?
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2buckets



Joined: 14 Dec 2010
Posts: 240
Location: Middle East

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the right qualifications, the Persian Gulf may be an option. The most laid back, but not the most lucrative is Oman.
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fat_chris



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 2522
Location: Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Done with China - where next? Reply with quote

theoriginalprankster wrote:
Which other countries do you think offer a reasonable lifestyle in Asia, with a better quality of life (fresh air, traffic, freedom of speech/internet, food safety, social life, quality of schools etc.) in Asia?


That country that you are not supposed to mention here that has the abbreviation SK?

Maybe, perhaps.

If I could get a decent position with favorable work conditions and salary at a university in Japan, I would head back there and be content.

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 118

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,

Why not give Brunei a shot.....money is good and you will be living in a beautiful but small tropical country....Good luck!
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1st Sgt Welsh



Joined: 13 Dec 2010
Posts: 492
Location: Saigon, Vietnam

PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFL Educator wrote:


Why not give Brunei a shot.....money is good and you will be living in a beautiful but small tropical country....Good luck!


I like Brunei too, but most of the advertisements I see are for applicants with qualified teaching status (PGCE, Graduate Diploma of Education etc). Sorry, EFL Educator but do you mind telling me, either by PM or here, if someone with just a degree, a CELTA and 4 years experience teaching adult learners would have a chance in being able to enjoy a reasonable wage and support a comfortable lifestyle over there? Many thanks.
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