When you think of digital nomads, one of the first regions that likely comes to mind is Southeast Asia.
It seems that this part of the globe has been the original home to those who embrace the laptop lifestyle, and for good reason.
With an array of fascinating countries that boast first-class cities, award-winning beaches, a low cost of living, and fantastic food, Southeast Asia quickly moved up from being a tourist destination to a digital nomad hotspot as well.
Cities such as Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore have quickly become favorites for remote workers, and report after report finds them at the top of lists for safety, quality of life, and popularity among remote workers.
While these trending mega-cities are definitely deserving of their popularity, there are other cities in Southeast Asia that are starting to gain more attention with digital nomads as well.
Why Manila, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur?
The three cities of Manila, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur are now starting to gain more recognition in the remote worker community, each offering the amenities needed to live a comfortable life, and a unique local vibe as well.
These are three major cities that are on the up-and-up, and while 5 years ago they might have been considered unsuitable for digital nomads for a variety of reasons, now they have an ever-improving infrastructure, with fast wifi, a low cost of living, and great connections to other destinations with within their county and to other destinations throughout the region.
Another bonus is that these cities each have a growing community of digital nomads, meaning things such as meetups, co-working spots, and other amenities aimed at growing a community of remote workers are increasingly available.
Source : Travel Of Path