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    Preparing for living overseas

    I have no intentions of living overseas at this point in my life. The one and only reason I stay in Perth is my son but once he is older I may move.

    So the BMs that have taken the move what arrangements did you have to do to move. How do you go not seeing your kids and family’s back home?
    Did you rent at first, live with family or just buy a place?
    Maybe you did a few extended trips before the big move.
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    passport/visa,ticket,money and somewhere to throw the swag when you get there. basically what i did when i fkd off to patong just over 10 years ago.
    had little research or idea of what i was doing at the time 555
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    The hardest thing was getting rid of all the shit you accumulate before the move.

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    Where are you thinking of moving to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    The hardest thing was getting rid of all the shit you accumulate before the move.
    Yep about my only issue too. After leaving the UK I've rented everywhere I've lived (2 years Singapore, 1.5 years Patong, 1+ year in Melbourne so far). I've always lived in furnished properties so I've never needed to buy anything beyond personal items so easy to move on to the next chapter.

    I also seem to be able to find an equivalent standard of living no matter where I live, so "how" I live doesn't really change and therefore I find it easy adapting. I'd never stepped foot in Singapore before I moved there, but I knew my work and living standards wouldn't be changing much, so it was just like being a long-term tourist in other respects. Patong was similar, except I knew Patong fairly well by then, so easier to hit the ground running. I'd never been to Australia either but again the work and the living standards are pretty much the same (actually much better really) as London. My only worry with Melbourne was the cost of living, but I have a decent salary to not worry about that, so again easy to just plonk myself here and go to work.

    I'm an only child so I only really miss my parents, but I moved out after college and I've always been independent and self-sustaining - so I think I've just got used to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Where are you thinking of moving to?
    At this stage I'm not moving just thinking of a plan B


    KL makes a lot of sense for us. Its a cheap short flight back to Perth, even shorter to my wife's home town in Cebu. We both have friends in KL and I can get to Chinag mai easy for my mountain biking. Can also get on a motor bike and head to a lot of other country's. Pretty easy city to do visa runs.

    My wifes 2 kids are still in Cebu so we would need to take education into account and KL is well suited for that. We are doing visa's for Aust for the kids but if not approved plan B may have to happen.

    But in saying that Cebu is her home town so that would also need to be a option. Its just a long expensive way back to OZ with no direct flights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briofoz View Post
    The hardest thing was getting rid of all the shit you accumulate before the move.
    Got divorced 4 years ago gave her all the shit.......55

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    I've been watching a few vids on KL. The place looks really good. Can't wait to see it in May.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I've been watching a few vids on KL. The place looks really good. Can't wait to see it in May.
    Beside the airport I have never been, Just makes a lot of sense and has a lot going for it. The wife would be able to get work in one of the hospitals fairly easy too I think.

    May start doing a few day stop overs on the way to LOS and Phils trips.

    We can fly direct to Cebu or Chiang mai from KL for about $100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    I've been watching a few vids on KL. The place looks really good. Can't wait to see it in May.
    KL was my least favorite city in Asia....by far
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    KL is a poor man's Singapore....and Malaysia is run by moslems for moslems....there is no way I would entertain living there...I would never consider living anywhere I have never spent large amounts of time and loved being there...you ask about "preparation for moving to another country" OZ?....my advice on this one is take a break of 6 months and go and live there...see how you feel ater that

    My guess is you will find it sterile and very difficult to assimilate
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    Kuala Lumpur is also my least favorite Asian city. No pork available there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mate View Post
    Kuala Lumpur is also my least favorite Asian city. No pork available there
    Yep...Bacon is not welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Got divorced 4 years ago gave her all the shit.......55
    One thing you cant get rid of is work tools. They take a life time to get, and really hard/expensive to replace. Their one thing I would try find a place to store and hold on to, oh and my CD collection for the same reason.
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    I've said it before but the reason I thought I'd like it was why I didn't like it!

    It's multicultural aspect made it feel like it had no identity.

    And aesthetically.....I found it very drab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    KL is a poor man's Singapore....and Malaysia is run by moslems for moslems....there is no way I would entertain living there...I would never consider living anywhere I have never spent large amounts of time and loved being there...you ask about "preparation for moving to another country" OZ?....my advice on this one is take a break of 6 months and go and live there...see how you feel ater that

    My guess is you will find it sterile and very difficult to assimilate
    My Mate has been living on a Island in Malaysia called Kappas Island for about 5 yrs . To make life easier for him to live there he "pretended" to convert to Islam, but now im not sure if he is pretending . Although he did drink Alcohol and have a Burger with Bacon last time I saw him 555

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    Two big things I hear about KL is bad traffic and high price of alcohol. The second one would be a particularly big problem.

    Plus I haven't been able to find nightclubs or anything interesting in particular during my research.

    My feeling is I probably wouldn't like it either, but definitely worth checking out once I think. I'll only be there for 4 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacon View Post
    Two big things I hear about KL is bad traffic and high price of alcohol. The second one would be a particularly big problem.

    Plus I haven't been able to find nightclubs or anything interesting in particular during my research.

    My feeling is I probably wouldn't like it either, but definitely worth checking out once I think. I'll only be there for 4 days.
    Well actually the real nightlife was pretty good. My wife's best friend is married to a Malaysian and she lives in KL
    So we went to a lot of good places.

    We also stopped by that Beach Club p4p type place. I thought it was absolute crap.

    But to be honest......except for Wan Chai in Hong Kong I don't really like places that girls from other countries flock to for p4p
    I don't know why.....but the vibe never seems right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I don't really like places that girls from other countries flock to for p4p
    I don't know why.....but the vibe never seems right.
    Have you been to Macau? I think that may suit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Have you been to Macau? I think that may suit you.
    No.....always seemed too touristy.

    From where I've been, for big cities in Asia, I'd pick Bangkok and Tokyo as my preferred places to live with Hong Kong also if I had a decent job there.

    Bangkok would be my choice but that is still far from Cebu and likely expensive

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