More expats and professionals are moving to Asian countries like Thailand and Singapore to pursue a better career. The top companies are expanding to Asian countries and the region as a whole, which means there are more opportunities to seize in the region if you are serious about pushing your career forward.
Of course, there are added benefits of moving to countries like Thailand to pursue a better career. Aside from the job itself, you have plenty of opportunities to explore other things while living and working in Asia.
A Chance to Travel More
There is an endless supply of gorgeous and interesting places to visit in Asia. The Southeast Asian countries alone will take years to fully explore. Living in countries like Thailand and Indonesia means getting plenty of opportunities to travel in the region more, too.
In Indonesia, for example, all of the interesting places you would want to visit are within a few hours away from the country’s capital city of Jakarta. Some destinations like Bandung and Ujung Kulon are a couple of hours away by land. Other more exotic places such as Labuan Bajo and the famous Komodo Island are two to three hours away by air.
While pursuing a career in the region, traveling is something you want to do often. Start with the destinations closest to where you live and work your way towards getting to know the region well. You’ll fall in love with the places and the people before you know it.
Learn New Things
There are also so many things you can learn while living and working in Asia. My personal favorite is the languages they speak. Working in China or India gives you the opportunity to learn the language while interacting with the locals.
Mastering the local cuisines is just as interesting. If you happen to be working in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, you have the rare chance to learn how to cook at Mama Noi. It is the best Chiangmai cooking school and it will train you in the art of preparing Thai dishes like a pro.
The list goes on. You can study the local culture, learn philosophy and martial arts, and even explore the strong historic roots of the country you are in. It will definitely be a fascinating learning experience!
Start a Business
One last thing you want to consider doing while working abroad, particularly when working in Asian countries, is starting a business. The market in the region is really booming right now, which means you have a higher chance of success with the new business venture.
You can find business ideas in the things you are already passionate about or the opportunities you see on the market. The resources you would need to get the business off the ground are already widely available near you regardless of where you are based.
The rest should be easy from there. The time you spend working in countries like Thailand can be the time you earn enriching experiences. By traveling more, trying and learning new things, and venturing into the market as an entrepreneur, you get so much more than the bright career you are pursuing.