Coworking in Southeast Asia / Philippines, Thailand

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this list, and very excited to see that what I have been
wanting to do
for the last five years now has a name :slight_smile:

After working the SF bay area until 2001, I started traveling
(www.outscape.net)
while writing Java (now mostly Ruby/Rails) code for a living.

But I am getting tired of working alone.

I'd like to find places for coworking in Southeast Asia. In particular,
I am going
to be in Thailand in early November -- does anyone have any contacts
there?

Also, together with some wonderful people I met in the Philippines, I'm
planning
on setting up a coworking space in Cebu City.

Cebu is a fast-growing high tech center in the Philippines with
incredibly friendly,
productive, hard-working,english-speaking people, conveniences and
diverse
food choices like California, 130,000 college students, excellent
broadband
connectivity, direct flights to the US, and the possibility of a high
standard
of living for a fraction of the first world cost. There are beaches,
too.. :slight_smile:


It's my #1 choice to set something like this up, after 5 years of
searching
(and checking out Panama, almost all other countries in Latin America,
India, and China.)

The idea would be to set it up so that there is an (optional) attached
place
to stay.

Who would be interested in working at a place like that for a while?

Getting a better feel for this would really help us in figuring out how
to set this up...

What would be important to you in terms of facilities and location?
High end hostel, 5 start resort, something inbetween? :slight_smile:

What would you be worried about before booking a flight to a 3rd world
country
to do this?

Any thoughts for a discussion would be highly appreciated :slight_smile:

And, more generally, anyone else out there who has gone international?

Thanks,

-Rick

I personally would love to have a coworking space in the Phillipines
or any place outisde the US. I know many of us travel....and itd be a
good excuse to stay longer if I knew there was reliable internet and
an understanding community.

jay

路路路

On 10/16/06, Outscape <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this list, and very excited to see that what I have been
wanting to do
for the last five years now has a name :slight_smile:

After working the SF bay area until 2001, I started traveling
(www.outscape.net)
while writing Java (now mostly Ruby/Rails) code for a living.

But I am getting tired of working alone.

I'd like to find places for coworking in Southeast Asia. In particular,
I am going
to be in Thailand in early November -- does anyone have any contacts
there?

Also, together with some wonderful people I met in the Philippines, I'm
planning
on setting up a coworking space in Cebu City.

Cebu is a fast-growing high tech center in the Philippines with
incredibly friendly,
productive, hard-working,english-speaking people, conveniences and
diverse
food choices like California, 130,000 college students, excellent
broadband
connectivity, direct flights to the US, and the possibility of a high
standard
of living for a fraction of the first world cost. There are beaches,
too.. :slight_smile:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu
http://www.cebucity.gov.ph/

It's my #1 choice to set something like this up, after 5 years of
searching
(and checking out Panama, almost all other countries in Latin America,
India, and China.)

The idea would be to set it up so that there is an (optional) attached
place
to stay.

Who would be interested in working at a place like that for a while?

Getting a better feel for this would really help us in figuring out how
to set this up...

What would be important to you in terms of facilities and location?
High end hostel, 5 start resort, something inbetween? :slight_smile:

What would you be worried about before booking a flight to a 3rd world
country
to do this?

Any thoughts for a discussion would be highly appreciated :slight_smile:

And, more generally, anyone else out there who has gone international?

Thanks,

-Rick

>

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cebu is where my mom is from!

i haven't been there in 20 years, but i remember it having very
beautiful beaches and everyone was super friendly. if there was a
coworking space set up there, i would be delighted to check it out!

(btw, if anyone finds themselves in cebu, there's a super-specific
kind of sweet treat that i'll need to have you bring back for me.)

mabuhay,

---Lorelei

Quoting Jay dedman <[email protected]>:

路路路

I personally would love to have a coworking space in the Phillipines
or any place outisde the US. I know many of us travel....and itd be a
good excuse to stay longer if I knew there was reliable internet and
an understanding community.

jay

On 10/16/06, Outscape <[email protected]> wrote:

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this list, and very excited to see that what I have been
wanting to do
for the last five years now has a name :slight_smile:

After working the SF bay area until 2001, I started traveling
(www.outscape.net)
while writing Java (now mostly Ruby/Rails) code for a living.

But I am getting tired of working alone.

I'd like to find places for coworking in Southeast Asia. In particular,
I am going
to be in Thailand in early November -- does anyone have any contacts
there?

Also, together with some wonderful people I met in the Philippines, I'm
planning
on setting up a coworking space in Cebu City.

Cebu is a fast-growing high tech center in the Philippines with
incredibly friendly,
productive, hard-working,english-speaking people, conveniences and
diverse
food choices like California, 130,000 college students, excellent
broadband
connectivity, direct flights to the US, and the possibility of a high
standard
of living for a fraction of the first world cost. There are beaches,
too.. :slight_smile:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu
http://www.cebucity.gov.ph/

It's my #1 choice to set something like this up, after 5 years of
searching
(and checking out Panama, almost all other countries in Latin America,
India, and China.)

The idea would be to set it up so that there is an (optional) attached
place
to stay.

Who would be interested in working at a place like that for a while?

Getting a better feel for this would really help us in figuring out how
to set this up...

What would be important to you in terms of facilities and location?
High end hostel, 5 start resort, something inbetween? :slight_smile:

What would you be worried about before booking a flight to a 3rd world
country
to do this?

Any thoughts for a discussion would be highly appreciated :slight_smile:

And, more generally, anyone else out there who has gone international?

Thanks,

-Rick

>

--
Me ----> http://www.momentshowing.net
My Book ---->http://tinyurl.com/e6cap
SF community ----> http://RyanIsHungry.com
Community Capitalism----> http://HaveMoneyWillVlog.com
Educate ----> http://node101.org
Call now ----> 917 371 6790

>

--

http://www.filmfatale.org

I have a bunch of contacts in Phuket, off the coast of Thailand. This would be a cool place to setup a coworking space as well, especially since the Thai government promoted the island as a place for computer companies in the past so there is good bandwidth there. There are also beautiful beaches and it is easy to get to, with its own airport. It鈥檚 also super cheap.

Best,
Brad

路路路

On 10/18/06, [email protected] <[email protected] > wrote:

cebu is where my mom is from!

i haven鈥檛 been there in 20 years, but i remember it having very

beautiful beaches and everyone was super friendly. if there was a
coworking space set up there, i would be delighted to check it out!

(btw, if anyone finds themselves in cebu, there鈥檚 a super-specific
kind of sweet treat that i鈥檒l need to have you bring back for me.)

mabuhay,

鈥擫orelei

Quoting Jay dedman [email protected]:

I personally would love to have a coworking space in the Phillipines

or any place outisde the US. I know many of us travel鈥nd itd be a
good excuse to stay longer if I knew there was reliable internet and
an understanding community.

jay

On 10/16/06, Outscape [email protected] wrote:

Hi everyone,

I鈥檓 new to this list, and very excited to see that what I have been

wanting to do
for the last five years now has a name :slight_smile:

After working the SF bay area until 2001, I started traveling
(www.outscape.net
)

while writing Java (now mostly Ruby/Rails) code for a living.

But I am getting tired of working alone.

I鈥檇 like to find places for coworking in Southeast Asia. In particular,

I am going
to be in Thailand in early November 鈥 does anyone have any contacts
there?

Also, together with some wonderful people I met in the Philippines, I鈥檓

planning
on setting up a coworking space in Cebu City.

Cebu is a fast-growing high tech center in the Philippines with
incredibly friendly,
productive, hard-working,english-speaking people, conveniences and

diverse
food choices like California, 130,000 college students, excellent
broadband
connectivity, direct flights to the US, and the possibility of a high
standard

of living for a fraction of the first world cost. There are beaches,
too鈥 :slight_smile:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu

http://www.cebucity.gov.ph/

It鈥檚 my #1 choice to set something like this up, after 5 years of
searching
(and checking out Panama, almost all other countries in Latin America,

India, and China.)

The idea would be to set it up so that there is an (optional) attached
place
to stay.

Who would be interested in working at a place like that for a while?

Getting a better feel for this would really help us in figuring out how
to set this up鈥

What would be important to you in terms of facilities and location?

High end hostel, 5 start resort, something inbetween? :slight_smile:

What would you be worried about before booking a flight to a 3rd world
country
to do this?

Any thoughts for a discussion would be highly appreciated :slight_smile:

And, more generally, anyone else out there who has gone international?

Thanks,

-Rick


Me ----> http://www.momentshowing.net
My Book ---->
http://tinyurl.com/e6cap

SF community ----> http://RyanIsHungry.com
Community Capitalism----> http://HaveMoneyWillVlog.com

Educate ----> http://node101.org
Call now ----> 917 371 6790

http://www.filmfatale.org

Here鈥檚 some pictures of Phuket btw:

http://www.asiadivesite.com/images/thailand/phuket.jpg

http://www.manaround.com/destinations/fareast/phuket/images/phuket_1.jpg

Brad

路路路

On 10/18/06, Brad Neuberg < [email protected]> wrote:

I have a bunch of contacts in Phuket, off the coast of Thailand. This would be a cool place to setup a coworking space as well, especially since the Thai government promoted the island as a place for computer companies in the past so there is good bandwidth there. There are also beautiful beaches and it is easy to get to, with its own airport. It鈥檚 also super cheap.

Best,
Brad

On 10/18/06, ** > [email protected]** <[email protected] > > wrote:

cebu is where my mom is from!

i haven鈥檛 been there in 20 years, but i remember it having very

beautiful beaches and everyone was super friendly. if there was a
coworking space set up there, i would be delighted to check it out!

(btw, if anyone finds themselves in cebu, there鈥檚 a super-specific
kind of sweet treat that i鈥檒l need to have you bring back for me.)

mabuhay,

鈥擫orelei

Quoting Jay dedman [email protected]:

I personally would love to have a coworking space in the Phillipines

or any place outisde the US. I know many of us travel鈥nd itd be a
good excuse to stay longer if I knew there was reliable internet and
an understanding community.

jay

On 10/16/06, Outscape [email protected] wrote:

Hi everyone,

I鈥檓 new to this list, and very excited to see that what I have been

wanting to do
for the last five years now has a name :slight_smile:

After working the SF bay area until 2001, I started traveling
(
www.outscape.net
)

while writing Java (now mostly Ruby/Rails) code for a living.

But I am getting tired of working alone.

I鈥檇 like to find places for coworking in Southeast Asia. In particular,

I am going
to be in Thailand in early November 鈥 does anyone have any contacts
there?

Also, together with some wonderful people I met in the Philippines, I鈥檓

planning
on setting up a coworking space in Cebu City.

Cebu is a fast-growing high tech center in the Philippines with
incredibly friendly,
productive, hard-working,english-speaking people, conveniences and

diverse
food choices like California, 130,000 college students, excellent
broadband
connectivity, direct flights to the US, and the possibility of a high
standard

of living for a fraction of the first world cost. There are beaches,
too鈥 :slight_smile:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu


http://www.cebucity.gov.ph/

It鈥檚 my #1 choice to set something like this up, after 5 years of
searching
(and checking out Panama, almost all other countries in Latin America,

India, and China.)

The idea would be to set it up so that there is an (optional) attached
place
to stay.

Who would be interested in working at a place like that for a while?

Getting a better feel for this would really help us in figuring out how
to set this up鈥

What would be important to you in terms of facilities and location?

High end hostel, 5 start resort, something inbetween? :slight_smile:

What would you be worried about before booking a flight to a 3rd world
country
to do this?

Any thoughts for a discussion would be highly appreciated :slight_smile:

And, more generally, anyone else out there who has gone international?

Thanks,

-Rick


Me ----> http://www.momentshowing.net

My Book ---->
http://tinyurl.com/e6cap

SF community ----> http://RyanIsHungry.com
Community Capitalism----> http://HaveMoneyWillVlog.com

Educate ----> http://node101.org
Call now ----> 917 371 6790

http://www.filmfatale.org

I'd go to Thailand. Sign me up.

I think there's some eco-entrepreneur <a
href="http://sheagunther.org/blog/?p=665">trying to do something in
Thailand</a>, actually. I'll email him and see what he's actually
doing.

darius

This is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking for. I'm hoping to be
somewhere warm from mid January to beginning of March, considering
Buenos Aires and Wellington New Zealand but finding a pre setup
co-working would certainly be simpler than arriving somewhere and
finding a place to live and cafes to work.

I'd be interested in an attached place to stay too and a location in a
city where you can also find some cafes with wireless to work outside
of the co-working space.

HI Patrick Tanguay ,
Perhaps you can consider to Indonesia and specially, Bali. To work and have a vacation.

Come to our place, the First Coworking space on South Bali, Lineuphub. You can work, play PS 4 and our place provided

You can check us on www.lineuphub.co

See you on Bali :wink:

路路路

On Friday, October 27, 2006 8:18:47 AM UTC+8, Patrick Tanguay wrote:

This is exactly the kind of thing I鈥檓 looking for. I鈥檓 hoping to be
somewhere warm from mid January to beginning of March, considering
Buenos Aires and Wellington New Zealand but finding a pre setup
co-working would certainly be simpler than arriving somewhere and
finding a place to live and cafes to work.
I鈥檇 be interested in an attached place to stay too and a location in a
city where you can also find some cafes with wireless to work outside
of the co-working space.