What happens to old airports?

[Original question] Some of them are demoted. GMP, HND, TSA, DMK for instance were turned into [mostly] domestic airports. In some cases, like GMP, because of overcapacity, parts of the airport was transformed into a shopping mall, offices, theatre, etc. Also, because the new airports reach capacity quickly, these old airports have been recently reshaped … Continue reading What happens to old airports?

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What is the best place to start a new life for a non Chinese: Hong Kong or Macao?

[Original question] As I commented: Considering how hard it is to get a Macao visa as a non-Chinese without sponsorship, it is not much of a contest… There's this recurring trend I see in questions about travel, especially those about "digital nomadism" [sigh], about which place/country is best, without giving a single thought about little details … Continue reading What is the best place to start a new life for a non Chinese: Hong Kong or Macao?

Can I go straight to Macau (without a Hong Kong visa) using a ferry, or is there any other service available from Hong Kong? How much funds does one need to have (at a minimum) to enter Macau?

["Original" question asked, of course, by an Indian, without mentioning his citizenship] Another overly verbose but lacking essential information, clueless, unhelpful question. I knew it was an Indian asking it, even though he didn't mention it: the odd grammar and word choice, the laziness, the verbosity, the cluelessness. Copy/paste this very question in Google, and, apart … Continue reading Can I go straight to Macau (without a Hong Kong visa) using a ferry, or is there any other service available from Hong Kong? How much funds does one need to have (at a minimum) to enter Macau?

Which airports offer automated immigration/passport clearance to travellers (either to citizens or both citizens and some foreigners)?

[Original question] A favorite subject of mine, that... Since I get so many stamps in my passport, any opportunity to get stamp-free entry is very welcome. Here's a partial list. This is by no means an exhaustive answer. It will focus on Asia, obviously. But before that, I can mention one country outside Asia, mine: France. … Continue reading Which airports offer automated immigration/passport clearance to travellers (either to citizens or both citizens and some foreigners)?

As a European citizen, in which the countries outside Europe, specifically Asia, is it relatively easy to get a working visa (in digital marketing/ecommerce)?

Ref. As an employee? Most of them. The employer sponsors you, and if you have the qualifications (university degree, experience, language skills), it is normally a breeze. Why an employer would rather hire you than a local person is another story. You'd have to bring something to the table that local hires don't. After all, … Continue reading As a European citizen, in which the countries outside Europe, specifically Asia, is it relatively easy to get a working visa (in digital marketing/ecommerce)?

What is the best place to start a new life for a non-Chinese: Hong Kong or Macao?

Answer Request That one is at the same time easy and tough to answer. Let's start with the easy part. Considering how hard it is to get a Macao visa as a non-Chinese without sponsorship, it is not much of a contest… That's a comment I put up – while I don't answer anymore over … Continue reading What is the best place to start a new life for a non-Chinese: Hong Kong or Macao?

Is alcohol exempt from customs when you buy it at the duty free shop at the airport? Answer Request

Ref. Surely you jest. If you think you can buy a bunch of bottles in, say, Changi airport, and pass through Customs unscathed in Soekarno Hatta, you're in for a brutal awakening. The fact that the sale of these goods was duty-free in Singapore has nothing to do with what will happen in Jakarta. It … Continue reading Is alcohol exempt from customs when you buy it at the duty free shop at the airport? Answer Request