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    Hcmc vs kl

    I have lived in HCMC but have never been to Malaysia.

    I like HCMC, to a point.

    I am applying for jobs in both HCMC and KL. I wondered if people could give me their view and talk about their experiences.

    Of course, it is subjective to some extent but I would like to hear from people on this forum.

    Thank you.

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    chalk and cheese isn't it?

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    I lived in KL, admittedly years ago, but my impression was that it was a very easy place to live. If English is your only language, you'll find it easy as most can use it at least at a rudimentary level. Food was cheap and tasty, but booze pricey. Rents were also more than a bit steep in relation to salary. If you are a suburban homebody it may be your sort of place. If you like an edgy place with a great deal of nightlife, KL probably will likely disappoint you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
    Rents were also more than a bit steep in relation to salary. If you are a suburban homebody it may be your sort of place. If you like an edgy place with a great deal of nightlife, KL probably will likely disappoint you.
    HCMC it is then.

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    chalk and cheese isn't it?
    Probly.

    Someone has made my mind up for me.

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    I vote for HCMC, not the worst place to hang out. Been there done that myself and still stop in to do some short jobs from time to time.

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    A bit off the subject, what is the teaching scene like now in HCMC? Are a lot of schools hiring?

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    ^ haven't seen you for a while mate. hope you're well!

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    Does anyone else think KL in lowercase looks like Id? kl = Id

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    bit off the subject, what is the teaching scene like now in HCMC? Are a lot of schools hiring?
    I moved from there 2 years ago but have visited twice. I keep in touch with a few long-termers in Saigon.Almost everyone agrees that enrollments are down for General English, and hours are down as well. Part of the reason (people think) is that the economic downturn in the West and in particular the US, has caused too many people to come to teach English.Although they don't stay long and leave, there is always another wave coming to do EFL as Uni grads are unemployed, seeking some adventure, and trying EFL out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Devil View Post
    I moved from there 2 years ago but have visited twice. I keep in touch with a few long-termers in Saigon.Almost everyone agrees that enrollments are down for General English, and hours are down as well. Part of the reason (people think) is that the economic downturn in the West and in particular the US, has caused too many people to come to teach English.Although they don't stay long and leave, there is always another wave coming to do EFL as Uni grads are unemployed, seeking some adventure, and trying EFL out.
    Hmmm, well it sounds about right. I am debating between Malaysia or VN. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traveler2 View Post
    Hmmm, well it sounds about right. I am debating between Malaysia or VN. Thanks for your inpu
    Good to see you. I thought you had your heart set on VN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phuketbound View Post
    Good to see you. I thought you had your heart set on VN.
    What a surprise to see you here!

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