Shenzhen is bustling metropolis and is also best known as the city right next door to Hong Kong. The city is a tourist haven, offering a diverse range of activities to satisfy whatever kind of adventure you might prefer such as shopping, theme parks, and even beaches. If you want to ditch the usual tour package and want to explore Shenzhen at your own pace, there are tons of places to go and things to do. Here are some destinations that you should not miss during your Shenzhen visit.
How to get Shenzhen visa on arrival? Just like in any other international airport, going to China requires every passport holder to get a Visa. To many, getting a Visa is quite difficult and time consuming – most especially to international business traveller whose time is money. However, if you plan to go to China and stay for not more than 5 days, acquiring a visa is easy and can actually be acquired upon arrival at Shenzhen. Whether you’re travelling to China for business or for pleasure, this 5-day Visa upon arrival is great.
The whole world is excited with the current economic initiative for Southern China – the greaterbay area. The China’s Bay Area which is being compared to the San Francisco Bay and Tokyo Bay Area which brought both cities in the economic map is expected to play a vital role in the China’s business and economic advancement.
GFA195. Are you one of those people who love to travel or how it is like living abroad? This episode will bring you insights about different viewpoints, different cultures and somewhat holistic picture – a transformation that will happen to you when you travel. Keep an open mind – this is critical to succeed in international business. Greg Diehl is on the show to give us some unique viewpoints and things to ponder. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode195.
Southeast Asia offers a spectacular array of sites and experiences for the adventure traveler. The countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, etc. have never been more accessible for backpackers of all levels. With geographic and cultural diversity abound, the area remains exotic, challenging, and fascinating. This blog offers tips on how to backpack Southeast Asia.
GFA190. We are in Japan this week! Masaru Ikeda is a popular blogger – yes in English language – about Japan. Masaru talks about some new cities as well as investment opportunities for those willing to venture into the land of Japan – let’s tune in for today’s episode about Japan business overview! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode190.
When the Internet first came out, China thought it could be a wonderful thing, but soon they realized that the Internet is uncontrollable, it has easily given power to an individual to become limitless with information, and has opened a new medium of communication that entails free flow of thoughts and ideas – that may ignite social and political catastrophe. Here are a list of blocked websites in China.
Since China has blocked almost all popular websites including Google, YouTube, Facebook, etc., people consistently find ways to bypass China’s great fire wall. The most effective way is through the use of a VPN. Whether you’re travelling to China or residing there, a VPN is more likely a virtual necessity these days. A VPN enables us to access blocked websites in China, but more than that, it also protects users from the dangers of the Internet like hackers & DDoS. Here is a complete VPN China guide for you.
GFA185. More Vietnam! Today we have Nhung Truong a local Vietnamese interpreter who has witnessed the rapid economic growth and changes in her country over the years. We dive into what she has seen, from her perspective, and get some insights on how to better do business in the booming Vietnamese economy. For full show notes on Vietnam economy growth, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode185.
For so many years, the most common question we like to chat about at happy hours is, where is the best place to setup your business operations in South China? The top 3 places, in my opinion, are Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. So today, let’s do some “battle” between each and see what city is the best for your situation.
GFA183. This week’s episode is for people who want to relocate to Saigon, Vietnam. It’s my first trip to Saigon, Vietnam and thanks so much to Jon’s tips and advice along the way – so as the trip comes to a close, I want to take this opportunity to have Jon share some of these value bombs with you guys for your trip to Saigon – which if you ever spend time in Asia and you’re a business owner and entrepreneur – you gotta come out here and see the scene! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode183.
GFA181. This week, episode, we have Travis Darrow who has a ton of experience in Asia . Travis has been back to America a couple years now and we got him on the show to share how it feels to go through the reverse culture shock. If you are wondering how it is moving back to America after life and career in Asia, stay tuned! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode181.
Everyone knows (or should know!) TechCrunch. It is probably the biggest, if not one of the biggest, English tech blogs in the world. This year’s Techcrunch China conference is happening down in the south of China – in Shenzhen city! As more and more globally known brands and events happen here, it is truly amazing what can be done in this 30+ year old city.
GFA178. Today’s show, we have Andrew Henderson talking about how it is being a digital nomad in asia. The episode tackles about a general overview of global citizenship, the trends we have both seen since starting business and where things may go. Of course, no one can predict the future, but based on past trends, Andrew gives us some insights and ideas on what can happen, enjoy! For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode178.
Many have the exotic dream of relocating to Hong Kong. Almost anyone who has done any business travel in Asia has at least spent some time in the amazing Hong Kong airport (read our extensive HK airport guide here) and hopefully ventured into downtown Hong Kong for an afternoon on a layover. It is a fast paced, dynamic, and amazing … Read More
GFA176. This week’s show we have a special guest – Kevin Chen, founder and CEO of Italki .com – an authority marketplace for language learning around the world. Kevin will be sharing how he started his global language learning in China, the struggles, lessons, and celebrations he has been through building up the world’s top language learning marketplace, italki.com. For full show notes, check out GlobalFromAsia.com/episode176.
GFA174. This week is a fun one – we did a live meetup for Global From Asia just a few days before the Cross Border Summit – and I interviewed our musician, Michael McGillicuddy about his coming to China and finding his passion and what he loves. He did an amazing job singing at lunch on both days during our summit and has this to say about it :