If you’re looking to settle down or to visit somewhere new and exciting on the continent, why not add Obhur, Galle and Medan to your list of possibilities.
From relaxing cafe cultures and world class cuisine, to watersports and beautiful architecture, these locations have a lot to offer.
Global property portal Bproperty has compiled a list of the six coolest places to live in Asia.
The biggest metropolis in Sumatera has captured true Indonesian character; historical influences still exist, side by side with the best that the modern world can offer – strong infrastructure in a metropolitan city. It is home to a number of eye-catching buildings with Dutch-colonial architecture, including the Medan City Hall and the Great Mosque of Medan.
Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
With coffee shops, boutique stores, and fashion outlets, Gulshan has an upmarket feel to it. The neighborhood is home to many embassies and high commissions. There is no end to the variety in terms of restaurants. A lot of expats has warmed to Gulshan as it resembles a city in Europe somewhere.
With amazing architecture dating back to the Mughal era, and gates of the walled city still standing, there is no shortage of sights in Lahore. The city is home to a number of cultural events, including the Festival of Lamps, and the Basanta mela, to welcome spring. Lahore provides a mixture traditional and modern culture, where contemporary street food is served alongside traditional Pakistani dishes, and bazaars are found close by newly built malls.
Galle, Sri Lanka
Galle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has strong influence from both European and South Asian culture. The beautiful Dutch-colonial architecture is seen at its finest in the historic Galle Fort. However, this city is not simply a beautiful place to live; Galle is also a haven of shops, cafes, restaurants, and hotels, as well as offices for local and international companies.
If you want to live in luxury and style, then Abdoun is the perfect place. Considered to be one of the most affluent areas of Amman, this district has an abundance of residential properties available for local and foreign residents. Abdoun is also home to some of Amman’s trendiest nightclubs, and Amman’s first mall, which makes the area an increasingly popular spot for the younger residents.
If you are looking a relaxed way of life in a city that brings together urban and provincial life, then the island province of Cebu is the perfect location for you. The city is not only a center for trade, commerce and education, but also home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines. Spend your weekends island-hopping or scuba diving, experiencing local cuisine or relaxing in Cebu’s lively bars.