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View Poll Results: What is your favorite Asian country and why?
Japan 31 24.80%
China 10 8.00%
Thailand 14 11.20%
Korea 7 5.60%
Malaysia 0 0%
Indonesia 3 2.40%
Vietnam 1 0.80%
Cambodia 0 0%
Laos 0 0%
India 7 5.60%
Singapore 1 0.80%
Phillipines 14 11.20%
Russia 3 2.40%
Mongolia 0 0%
Nepal 1 0.80%
Hong Kong 27 21.60%
Taiwan 5 4.00%
Other (specify) 1 0.80%
Voters: 125. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:22 AM
 
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Taiwan for me. But, then I have a bias in favor of it
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Old 08-10-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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If everywhere in China was on the level of Hong Kong and Taiwan it would have got at least 10 more votes.
Malaysia 0 votes is so disrespectful.
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:59 PM
 
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For most Western centric cultures Japan is the obvious choice, but though I voted for Thailand, I am surprised to see it as second. Due to not hearing it spoken of often from people who have not been there or deal with their people. Though those who fall into that category love it,
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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Indonesia/Bali.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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I spent a month on the main island of Java in Indonesia. I find it one of the more spookier countries of Asia by far. But I know others who seem to love it - usually Australians, who treat it like Americans do with Mexico. Meaning they go there for months at a time and just surf and party and such.

Java is fairly industrialized and dirty. Most of the big cities are on the main island of Java. It isn't a particularly pretty place, but there are some interesting cultural stuff like Yogyokarta in particular. Try to get to Bali, which is right next to Java.

Should you be worried as an American? Not anymore than if you were an Australian. They aren't too keen on either one, but multitudes are going there and visiting there anyways, so definetely go and don't worry about it too much
Spooky? Why?
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Old 08-12-2014, 06:24 AM
 
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I assume you love partying with kathoeys?
Thailand, the country where the men are better looking females than the real females lol

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Great beaches, good food, lovely people. That's all the positive I can give about Thailand.
Unfortunately not enough to call it my favorite Asian country

Definitely not. As far as attractiveness of SEA women, for it's between Thais and Filipinos. I feel Thai's are more attractive on average, but the most attractive Filipinos are more attractive than most attractive Thais. So i guess it's quality vs quantity. But when naming your favorite country, as a tourist, great beaches, lovely food, and nice people are all tops, along with cultural activities/sites, which they have in spades.Even as aretired expat, add cost of livng and decent medical, and Thailand would still top my list. Philippines would be on it, but a little too western/too much like home. Especially growing up arounf Filipinos. It holds less mystique/allure.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:20 AM
 
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FYI Indonesians call white people as "bule" is not intended to be racist or insulting, it is just a nickname, like we tend to call all middle eastern people as "arab" even if they come from non-arab country like Pakistan...

bule derived from word "bulai" which mean "white on whole body including their hair because of lack of pigment" BI: "putih seluruh tubuh dan rambutnya karena kekurangan pigmen berwarna pirang"
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