Focus Asia-Pacific

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Focus Asia-Pacific

Covering Asia's business, technology and trends so you can travel and do business with ease.


Saturday Jan 07, 2023

Guillaume and I discuss the top things to see and do in Saigon for first-time travellers.
We cover:
1. Nguyen Hue Walking Street
2. Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Post Office
3. Independence Palace (Reunification Palace)
4. Bui Vien Street
5. Japan Town, China Town, Pham Viet Chanh
6. XO Foodie Tour
7. Thao Dien expat neighborhood

Saturday Dec 24, 2022

Guillaume and I discuss our 5 most recommended things to do when you arrive in Vietnam:
1. Withdraw money at the airport ATM.
2. Set up your local phone with SIM card (Viettel or Mobiphone).
3. Download the Grab app.
4. Join the Expats in Ho Chi Minh City Facebook group.
5. Join a coworking space: WeWork, Dreamplex, CirCo, the Hive, Toong.

Saturday Oct 29, 2022

Guillaume and I discuss what's happening in Vietnam post-Covid.
We touch upon: visas, Covid repercussions, tourism, the economy, and tell you if you should visit the country in 2022 and into 2023. 

Saturday Oct 29, 2022

Crytocurrency has taken the investment world by storm, however, understanding where to start can be daunting.
In this episode, financial consultant Ben Dagget explains what beginners need to know when starting to invest in crytptocurrency. 
Learn more about Ben Daggett: Daggett Finance Youtube channel

Friday Oct 21, 2022

In the last month, Guillaume and I attended several Vietnam expos.
In this episode, we break down each expo and discuss who is if for, who should attend, and if you should show up in-person.
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Monday Sep 12, 2022

Two stand-out countries in Southeast Asia are Vietnam and Maylaysia, however, both are vastly different from one another.
Vietnam is a fast-growing developing nation whereas Maylaysia is more developed, more diverse, and outfitted with modern intrastructure.
Gerry of Nomad Elite has spent much time in both countries, so I wanted to get his opinion on the pros and cons of each country so you can decide which country is a better fit for yourself.

Sunday Aug 21, 2022

Gerry didn't have much going for himself at a young age.
He grew up in a small town in Austria and dropped out of school at age 15.
He worked at dead-end jobs including as a waiter, at McDonald's fast-food, and bagging groceries at his local supermarket.
A friend introduced him to digital marketing where he learned the ropes and eventually traveled the world building a million dollar digital marketing agency as a digital nomad.
Meet Gerry of Nomad Elite and learn his extraordinary story against all odds!

Wednesday Aug 03, 2022

Tin Nguyen had a typical immigrant story growing up in America, where early in life he pursued academics which lead him to attending The Citadel, a prestigious military college in South Carolina.
After a brief military career fighting in Afganistan and Iraq, he worked as an FBI agent.
His police work lead him into cybersecurity, and Tin ended up moving to Saigon to co-found a Polarisec, a cybersecurity company in Southeast Asia.
I sat down with Tin to learn more about his intriguing story.

Sunday Jul 31, 2022

Long-term Saigon residents must decide what's the most suitable area to live.
Most foreigners choose to live in Thao Dien, the expat community.
Some people hate it; some people love it. 
Today, Guillaume and I discuss the pros and cons to help you decide if its the right place for you.

Sunday Jul 24, 2022

Despite attending high school and college in the USA, Huy Le decided to move back to his native Saigon, Vietnam after college graduation. Hear why he chose to move back, rather than stay and look for a job in the US. Huy also discusses what he likes and dislikes about each country.

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