[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?
[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?
["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?
[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)?
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)?
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?
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
Here's a little guide on how to painlessly apply for a 5-day Shenzhen-only visa in Luohu. It isn't particularly complicated, but: It can be an extremely long process, depending on the time of day. Caveat emptor. Especially since they are "upgrading" they computer system, as of September 2017, and let me tell y'all, what was … Continue reading Shenzhen 5-day visa
I just came back from Japan, which usually keeps me busy. For some reason, despite conditions being usually equal or better than other business trips, I am oftentimes busier than in other places. I had a light load, normally one business meeting a day; my hotel, Mercure Ginza, being centrally located, enabled me to avoid … Continue reading I’m back!
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