Malaysia works well for us, Daily flights 5hrs to Perth, 3hrs to Cebu, 2,5Hrs to Chaing mai. Great food and we have friends in KL. My sport is also popular with a large community.supersub;425404 said:I'm not sure if I could live there purely based on the fact I am not a fan of the local food. I reckon I could quiet easily settle down in Thailand. I love the food, already speak the language to a basic level.
It would depend though on what the costs look like for things like international schooling and medical cover.
Plus as much as I love going there, I always get the feeling that deep down the Thais don't really want farangs to live there without paying an arm and a leg. Malaysia is another alternative I've considered if I were to ever try living in Asia although that's only based on having current family from there.
But on the down side its a Muslim country, not sure if thats a issue.
International schooling is super expensive, from what I have seen around 17k AUD per kid per year. 340,000 TB per year.