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Let's face it. The US government is out of control. There's really no good place to start qualifying this statement. Multiple wars. Imprisoning non-violent "offenders". Undecipherable tax code. Adding just about any word in front of "terrorist" to justify use of the Patriot Act. Fortunately, it can't go on like this forever. Slowly but surely, a nation of sleepers is waking to find that, like many nations learned before, imperialism is unsustainable. The bad news is that as the country edges … [Read more...] about Laying Low in Indo
As you begin your exploration of the Batam property market, one of the first things you'll notice is how inexpensive everything is. But the amazement doesn't fully set in until you realize that properties are priced in Singapore Dollars, not USD. At time of publication, the Singapore Dollar (denominated with S$) is trading 1.25 to 1 with the US Dollar. To get a rough concept of the conversion rate, think S$100 for every $80. A property that's listed for sale at S$100,000 costs about $80,000 … [Read more...] about And that’s Sing Dollars!
Situated just 20 km off the southern coast of Singapore, Batam is a free trade zone in Indonesia's Riau Islands province. Almost identical in size to Singapore, Batam has enjoyed 40+ years of record-setting growth (averaging 11% per year) and yet remains, for the moment, nestled comfortably in Singapore's very large shadow. Singapore is fast becoming the global financial center. It is already home to Asia's largest banks, and as the growth of the Asian middle-class continues, it will solidify … [Read more...] about Singapore’s Neighbor: Batam