Thailand is known for its friendly people, stunning scenery and tropical weather. One of the biggest attractions for location independent workers in Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai is the cost of living. Along with cheap accommodation options and some of the best food on the planet, Chiang Mai also offers high-speed WIFI along with plenty of coworking spaces and trendy cafes to work from. Chiang Mai has a thriving professional community with plenty of social networking events. But what about if you want to connect more to the local community and put your skills to good use?
Chiang Mai is home to many local organisations that work with refugees and migrants from Myanmar, ethnic minority groups from Northern Thailand and disadvantaged Thai communities. Organisations focus on varying issues including human rights, education, cultural preservation, environment, health and more. There are plenty of ways individuals can put their skills to good use in Chiang Mai and the surrounding area, both online and in person. Please browse our available Chiang Mai opportunities to find a good fit for you.
Bali, Indonesia's beautiful island paradise lures people in by its magical charm, friendly locals and stunning beaches. Bali has been a entrepreneurial hot spot for quite some years now. Whether you prefer the laidback beach side location of Canggu or the magical mountain charms of Ubud, you'll find plenty of cafes and co-working spaces to work from. Basic living costs are fairly cheap and can also accommodate those on a tight budget.
For those that have some free time to spare and wish to contribute their skills, Bali's charities focus on issues such as health, education, community development, at risk children, animal welfare and conservation. Volunteering your time to a local charity will not only help the people the organisation serves but also help immerse yourself in the local community. Please browse our available Bali opportunities to find a good fit for you.
Hanoi is Vietnam's capital city and the second largest city in the country. Located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi is a charming city where Vietnamese, Chinese and French cultures merge. Hanoi has a growing location independent worker scene despite it having slightly lower internet speeds and higher living costs than other popular destinations in the region. The local food, welcoming locals and general vibrancy of the city combined make it a place where you can easily find yourself staying for longer than you expected.
Hanoi is a great place to put your skills to use and volunteer out in the local community. Charities primarily focus on health, education, disability, children and animal welfare and range from small vocational training schools to large international organisations working with agent orange victims. Check out our available opportunities in Hanoi to find the right position for you.
Cambodia is a beautiful country with a rich and diverse culture, amazing food and some of the friendliest people in Southeast Asia. Phnom Penh, the country’s capital, is a vibrant city with a delicious blend of authentic local culture and modern comforts such as cool cafes, restaurants serving cuisines from all around the world and a thriving expat social scene. Living in Phnom Penh is comparatively cheap compared to some other cities in the region, the WIFI is reliable and there are some great places for a weekend breaks from the city such as the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.
Cambodia's past is tumultuous, to say the least. Although it has come a long way in recovering from the Khmer Rouge, the scars are still evident. Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia and so putting your skills to use to help the local community is not only a great idea, it will also likely have a lasting impact. Phnom Penh is home to a large amount of organisations from huge UN agencies to small grassroots community led initiatives. Organisations primarily focus on health, education, sanitation, and anti-trafficking. Please browse our available Phnom Penh opportunities to find a good fit for you.