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Forum: Malaysia
Nov 4th 2008, 1:05 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

katonkaren...lol. I guess its horses for courses really. Most people who come to the Philippines expect European or US standards. Forget it, the Philippines is a third world country, so if you decide...
Forum: Philippines
Nov 4th 2008, 6:12 am
Replies: 88
Views: 35,355
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retiring to the Philippines

...Just come back from a weeks holiday in a place called Saud beach in Pagudpud, on the north western tip of Luzon in the Philippines. I've been to the beaches in Europe, Thailand, Malysia etc., but...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 29th 2008, 1:35 am
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

I would say that it is rare to see a woman from Europe or America living in the Philippines. Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines all have their dangers.

But I would add that if you live in the...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 29th 2008, 1:18 am
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

looksgood....Regarding your Baguio questions - I looked at Baguio as a place to settle when I first came over to the Philippines. Baguio has the advantage of a much cooler climate(by 5 - 10 degrees)...
Forum: Philippines
Aug 21st 2008, 12:43 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 35,355
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retiring to the Philippines

Since you like Cebu, one of the most complete website's is Big Jim's site -- which will tell you everything you need to know. There are masses of pictures and videos as well as advice on how to live....
Forum: Philippines
Jul 29th 2008, 5:41 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 35,355
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retiring to the Philippines

You're right katongkaren. But c'mon, look at the posts. Most people favour Thailand or Malaysia. No-one will believe me, so I'm pretty safe....
Jul 28th 2008, 4:19 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,150
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Baguio...Slowsmile

Sorry it's taken me so long to reply, but there was no notification by email!!

Regarding your interest in Baguio, yes it's a lovely and intriguing mountain city, lovely mild climate, has a...
Forum: Philippines
Jul 28th 2008, 3:10 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 35,355
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retiring to the Philippines

Well, I am settled and living in a place called San Fernando in Ilocos Sur, Luzon. It's on the west coast, about half way up. Not many people know about it, so it's never "crowded" with tourists. My...
Forum: Philippines
Jul 28th 2008, 2:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Broadband provider in manila

I've lived in the Philippines for the last few years and there are several major providers in Manila and they are:

SmartBro
PLDT(Philippines Long Distance Telephone Company)
Globe Telecom

The...
Jun 2nd 2008, 5:48 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,619
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Any regrets - retiring in Asia ?

Hi everyone....I moved to San Fernando, Illocos Sur on Luzon in the Philippines two years ago - I was so fed up with UK. I just sold my house in UK and moved. Visas here are no problem, everyone...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 2nd 2008, 5:10 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By slowsmile

Any Cheap Hotels in Kuala Lumpur ?

Looking for a fairly cheap but comfortable hotel(rooms with aircon) in KL - something below £20 or below $40 per night. Would also like to be near the Golden Triangle(not essential). Compared to...
Forum: Thailand
Oct 5th 2007, 6:14 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 20,532
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Is Thailand The Place For Us??

I agree, that's why I don't live in Thailand. But I think there are other big issues with Phucketti. Phucketti seems to have plenty of money but she hates Thailand with a vengeance. So why is she...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 4th 2007, 12:40 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 48,905
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Would you Retire in Malaysia?

I only know about the Philippines. And tather than explaining about the all different long term Philippine visas types - here is the link the link to the main govt site :
...
Forum: Malaysia
Oct 4th 2007, 6:05 am
Replies: 77
Views: 48,905
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Would you Retire in Malaysia?

marsi,
Regarding your originaal worries, I have lived in the tropical Philipppines now for over a year. In regard to your fears about high temps, humidity etc, here is what I think:

1....
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2007, 11:14 am
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

Well, I wish all luck and happiness to you in your move to Thailand.

Just a word of warning though. I have several friends living in Thailand now who email me quite often. I get many complaints...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 7th 2007, 1:44 am
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

You do get typhoons in the Philippines as you do elsewhere in the tropics. I've lived here in the Philippines for over a year now and have lived through ordinary typhoons and 3 supertyphoons without...
Forum: Thailand
Jun 25th 2007, 12:32 am
Replies: 112
Views: 20,532
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Is Thailand The Place For Us??

Phucketti...

.....I completely agree with Upatham. You've managed to insult scotian and his Thai/Oz wife(which is inexcusable since you've never met them. Arguments are not about insults, dear)...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 21st 2007, 4:26 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

...San Fernando, where I live, is on the west coast of Luzon Island - about hafway down. It is a lovely place and you are very near the Cordillera hills and mountains. The people are very friendly...
Forum: Philippines
Jun 21st 2007, 9:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 59,569
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Best place to live in Cebu for retirement

....I guess it really depends how you want to live here in the Philippines. I live in San Fernando, La Union for my own reasons. There is a large expat community here, plenty of places to eat out and...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 20th 2007, 5:36 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

Mindianao is the largest southern island of the Philippines. When you say "North of the Philippines" do you mean Taiwan ? Or do you mean the northernmost Philippine island of Luzon. I live in Luzon....
Forum: Thailand
Jun 11th 2007, 12:29 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 969
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Broadband Internet access in 3/4 star hotels in Bangkok

I really beg to differ on your price estimate above.If you'll forgive me it's way too much.

Herewith are two websites which are very good. They give prices in any currency, full facility...
Forum: Philippines
Jun 11th 2007, 10:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 59,569
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Best place to live in Cebu for retirement

Thanks for that.....and I take your point about the 'ruling elite'. In the Philippines there is a definite ruling class, and it is very tribal and all based on rich, dominant families. There is also...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 6th 2007, 5:10 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 114,867
Posted By slowsmile

Re: Retirement - Malaysia, Thailand or Phillipines???

Yes you can get a residency visa if you are retiring. Try this site:

http://www.livinginthephilippines.com/visa_retirement.html

It's a good all round site if you're thinking of going to the...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2007, 3:27 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 6,395
Posted By slowsmile

Re: leave blairs britain

That's true, but oil is tied to the US dollar, and since January the dollar has devalued by over 10%. So to the £ and to the Euro the price of a barrel is really only about $58.50. Still high, but...
Forum: Canada
Jun 6th 2007, 5:15 am
Replies: 120
Views: 6,395
Posted By slowsmile

Re: leave blairs britain

I moved and retired to the Philippines last year. No problems with frost here.

There is no other resource as cheap and efficient as oil that can be used for energy. Perhaps nuclear power and...
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