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This Asian City is a potential magnet for digital nomads
The dark side of digital nomadism
Welcome back to Nomad Cloud. This week, we’re headed to the Philippines 🇵🇭to see what they have to offer for nomads. We then hear some first hand accounts of real experiences in SE Asia’s favorite remote work destination. It’s a balance of fun, hope and realities of this lifestyle. It’s ☁️ time.
Cebu is a potential magnet for digital nomads
The dark side of digital nomadism
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Cebu, Philippines is a potential magnet for digital nomads
The Philippines, particularly Cebu, is emerging as a prime destination for digital nomads, individuals who can work from virtually anywhere worldwide. During the 1st Philippine Digital Nomad Summit, Carlo Delantar of Gobi Partners, a venture capital firm, highlighted Cebu as the top city for digital nomads due to its affordable cost of living ($1,381 per month) and decent internet speed (5Mbps). Other cities in the Philippines, including Davao, Manila, and Palawan, are also becoming attractive to this growing demographic. Digital nomads boost local economies by spending on various services, including food, transportation, and accommodation. The surge in digital nomadism in Southeast Asia is notable, with previous hubs like Bangkok and Bali experiencing significant numbers. The trend has not been found to threaten local jobs and has brought benefits to local communities, businesses, and entrepreneurs. Read full article.
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The Dark Side of Digital Nomadism
An Opinion Piece by a Journalist That Just Visited Bali
In a recent trip to Indonesia, I encountered a growing community of digital nomads—those who work while traveling. These modern-day adventurers live enviable lives, working from exotic locations and enjoying more disposable income. However, it raises concerns about the societal consequences of this nomadic lifestyle. The focus should shift from the nomads themselves to the structural issues that lead to this lifestyle. As remote work becomes more accessible, many young adults are contemplating emigration, with statistics showing a significant rise in people leaving their home countries. This trend reflects a fundamental change in society, where politicians are seemingly complacent about the departure of young and talented individuals.
The immigration system's business-like approach treats people as interchangeable units, primarily serving the interests of cheap labor. The housing crisis in the UK is a direct result of this approach. Politicians leverage young people's enthusiasm for travel and the digital nomad lifestyle, using it to deflect from addressing deeper problems. It's akin to a "shared babysitting service" where states allow other countries to take in their young, while they fail to clean up their own house. In reality, nations should prioritize their birth rates and identities over encouraging emigration. The current system leaves us all in a state of Nomad's Land, yearning for a stable place to call home. Read full article.
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