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Looking to Asia

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by marcusmassey, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. marcusmassey

    marcusmassey New commenter

    Hi all,

    My wife and I (with our one year old son) are gazing longingly towards Asia for a change of scenery and an experience of a lifetime. We're extremely open to everything, everywhere and every everyness. Our only real concern is comfort of living in a material sense and the wellbeing of our son, physically, mentally and educationally.

    We have tons of UK teaching experience and I have some experience abroad.

    So much potential choice, so I'd like a narrowing of the focus to begin with; see the lay of the land and plot a course (and many other geographic clichés).

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. migratingbird

    migratingbird Occasional commenter

    Happy to share info on Singapore. It's a great choice if you're looking to dip your toe into the water of living internationally, rather than a full blown, culturally mind-blowing experience (Asia-lite, I like to call it). Very, very family friendly. Expensive, but most schools provide a salary you can easily survive on (and save a chunk if two of you working). I've also lived in Japan, HK, and Malaysia in Asia. Singapore the easiest by far if you want a mild change rather than a huge one.
     
  3. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    Send a message my way if you're interested in Taiwan. Fantastic place for families. Taipei is an incredible place to live.
     
  4. binaryhex

    binaryhex Lead commenter

    I love Singapore! That would be my first choice if I could find the right school and package, with accommodation. Great location for visits all over Asia, safe, great food, plenty to do, friendly, lots of expats if needed. The weather (humidity) takes some getting used to but is okay after a while.
     
  5. simon43

    simon43 New commenter

    I'm more into the 'hardcore' Asian experience, which is maybe easier to handle being an unaccompanied male. I've previously taught in Thailand and Laos, and now on my second stint in Myanmar, where I am able to save about 80% of my salary each month - living expenses being very low. (My salary in Myanmar is more than double my salary in 'developed' Thailand).
     
  6. mikemcdonald25

    mikemcdonald25 Occasional commenter

    Hi Simon
    I have sent you a conversation, hope you don't mind?
     

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