About Retire Asia

The first main objective of the Retire Asia site is to provide an easy to follow guide showing the positive as well as some of the negative aspects of living in a foreign country, particularly an Asian one, with the different way of life, beliefs, customs and laws; in other words the cultural differences. Click on any Asian country for visitor information.

Where other sites provide general facts and sometimes masses of information, but often from an impersonal or detached perspective, Retire Asia tries to be a little different, in that it offers not only useful background information, but where possible reflects personal experiences and real life situations.

There are many popular places in South or Southeast Asia where foreign residents choose to settle for one reason or another. We go into some detail regarding Laos and Vientiane the capital of the Lao PDR. To a lesser degree Thailand‘s second city Chiangmai and the islands of Bali (Indonesia) and Singapore. Other locations include the Philippines and Malaysia.