Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

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Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Caleb1833 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:50 am

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Hi im Caleb aka Nathan in 35 years old
I been a chef over here in new zealand for over 10 years.
I have alot of experience in pet food (sales manager) aswell as breed reptiles.
Im looking at moving to thailand or cambodia to start and try a better life style i have 2 kids 16 month old boy and a 11 year old boy (11 year old lives in different city but visits in school holidays). I am also married.
I been having bit of a rough time over here in mew zealand for personal reasons and have had enough of the lifestyle and life i have over here so would love a fresh start.

I have been to s.e.a alot and really love it over there i spend most of time in thailand.

I would love to look for a job im hospitality or sales in Cambodia or thailand if anyone is looking or know of any job opportunities will prefer long term but short term can also be looked at.
I will also like to have a go at selling products in asia from new zealand and vice versa so any ideas would be very appreciated. Im hoping to be back in thailand and cambodia to look for employment next month (if covid19 allows us)

I would like to add i do not drink or do any type of drugs.
My main interests are animals and wildlife also gaming

Sorry about the about me but rather be straight forward
I hope everyone is having a great time and staying safe
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by hanno » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:03 am

I do not think that there will be any hospitality available any time soon. There are thousands of expatriates in the hotel business that have lost their jobs recently. With two kids, you might be better off staying in NZ for a while. Good private schools in Cambodia are very expensive.
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Caleb1833 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:17 am

Yea I understand that i only have my baby with us at present in our care.
Rather leave this country but yeah timing not perfect
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Patcan » Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:23 am

Talk about bad timimg....
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Duncan » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:02 pm

Caleb,,,, Advice from a Kiwi / Oz with 16 plus years in Cambodia, Don't run away from your NZ problems , you will end up with more problems here than you know of. I suggest you change your lifestyle in NZ before you try Asia, and as told by others ,,, bad timing .

However, having said that, when this travel bans is over there would be nothing to stop you coming to Asia and picking up some ideas for starting a business . The world is yours if you have the imagination and ''get up and go ''

You can still have a great life in NZ if you head down to the South Island West coast or up North to the Hokianga and try to be self-sufficient on the land.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Caleb1833 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:01 pm

Thanks duncan for advice its not running away from problems my problems are i need a good change and want to get out and work abroad (chef thing)
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Sweet Lemon » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:34 pm

Here's is the problem. Chef is a job that Cambodians will do for a few hundred dollars a month. Long hours too, it works out to about $2 an hour.
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by hanno » Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:50 pm

Sweet Lemon wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Here's is the problem. Chef is a job that Cambodians will do for a few hundred dollars a month. Long hours too, it works out to about $2 an hour.
My Khmer Chef earned $3,000+. Just sayin'.....
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to south east asia

Post by Duncan » Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:33 pm

hanno wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Sweet Lemon wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Here's is the problem. Chef is a job that Cambodians will do for a few hundred dollars a month. Long hours too, it works out to about $2 an hour.
My Khmer Chef earned $3,000+. Just sayin'.....
Yea, a good chef can earn more than his boss. In-fact a good chef is the defacto boss, he is the one that determines whether the customers keep coming back or never come back . He is the one that determines the quality and price paid for the products that go into the meals and if you dont look after him and he walks out halfway through your busiest day ,,, your stuffed and it will be like having to start your business from scratch again.
Cambodia,,,, Don't fall in love with her.
Like the spoilt child she is, she will not be happy till she destroys herself from within and breaks your heart.
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Re: Kiwi looking to move to Southeast Asia

Post by sigmoid » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:22 am

Well, if you are a chef with some management experience, then you might consider opening a restaurant. A number of foreigners have been successful in various countries in SEA with their own restaurants starting off small and then eventually expanding. Obviously, there are lot more factors involved than just getting hired for a position.

You also mention animals. How about a pet shop? Do kiwis (the bird) make good pets? :chin:
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