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So you want to be a Digital Nomad- How you can start the Laptop lifestyle abroad in Asia (Working Holiday)

Greg Hung

Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Canadians are facing desperate times. The expensive cost of living and unaffordable housing are some of the main challenges. I know. I'm in the same boat. There are options and I'm here to share what they are to.

I sold my place in 2011 to travel the world and pursue my passion of video, travel and online business in Asia. What I found was a lifestyle of being available to live while pursuing my passions at an affordable cost. I discovered the laptop lifestyle of the digital nomad, affordable and high quality living in countries like Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. I also discovered I am not alone. This lifestyle of living a comfortable life abroad has somehow quietly grown into a sizeable community of Digital Nomads in recent years.

aerial drone flight in Batu Ferringhi Penang Malaysia

My name is Greg. I've earned my BA and my MBA at Simon Fraser University (SFU). I've been a boy scout and went through the Canadian education system and worked in corporate starting in co-op in year.  After 13 years of corporate and finishing my MBA I decided to take the leap and sell everything and move abroad to pursue my dreams. Now I feel like after 4 years or experience living abroad and starting an online business I've got equivalent of a degree in location independence of Digital Nomadism if there was such a thing.

I want to share with you the path to your time and location independence during my Visit to Vancouver.

I'm now a Travel Videographer/ Online Teacher

chatting about drones and video business in Chiang Mai

My Story

I'm returning to Vancouver for a short visit just off 4 years abroad in Asia. My journey began in May 2013. I've lived in Vancouver for over 23 years. I earned my BA and MBA from Simon Fraser University. I built a strong 13-year career in IT leadership working for companies like Revenue Canada, Business Objects (Crystal Decisions), CORIX Utilities, and Worksafe BC.

Since 2011 I took a chance to leave corporate and pursue my passion for travel and business and have been on an amazing life journey as I traveled the world to places like Peru, South Africa, Turks & Caicos, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Africa, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Hawaii, and Taiwan.

Last year I sold my car, and kept all but my laptop, camera gear and clothes. I decided to pursue a 1 year working holiday in Taiwan to learn Mandarin and pursue my entrepreneurial ventures.  Taiwan was special as I worked, lived, and studied in Taipei for almost 1 year in 3 months. I immersed myself in the culture and did things like teach english, paid video and photo shoots, community building for fitness meet-ups, and making new friends.

I also figured out how to generate income over the internet through a number of ways such as teaching courses, selling videos, and writing e-books.

 I will be in Vancouver for a short time to share my interesting travel stories and valuable experiences and life lessons. This is the only session and I'm only in Vancouver for a short time before returning to Asia so this is your chance to hear valuable first hand tips and ask questions from a seasoned world explorer and entrepreneur.

my crew in Chiang Mai Thailand

Here is what you can expect to learn

  • The experience of a Working Holiday in Taiwan and what Taiwan can offer someone in Vancouver
  • Learn more about Digital nomads that are basing their lives in destinations like Chiang Mai Thailand and Bali Indonesia
  • Learn my top destinations for living abroad in Asia
  • Teaching English in Taiwan
  • My top tips for getting started on your journey abroad
  • Tips and Q & A on travel - Asia - Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore. Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia
  • Business models I'm using to earn an online income with my passion and skills as well as other Digital nomads


Casual Format:
Networking & mingling
Q & A

Refund Policy:
no refunds issued

Dress Code
Business casual

Some free parking near George Wainborn park and pacific street. Meter parking on Richards st


** As I'm abroad it is a bit more challenging to organize a location. I'll try find a location that is comfortable and in central Vancouver so don't be surprised if I change the location closer to the date

Have questions about So you want to be a Digital Nomad- How you can start the Laptop lifestyle abroad in Asia (Working Holiday)? Contact Greg Hung

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TBA Downtown Vancoouver

Vancouver, BC

Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Greg Hung

Digital Nomad,On-line Teacher, Film-maker, MBA, BA, Entrepreneur


Hi! I was born in South Africa but as a child my family relocated to Canada and lived most of adult life in beautiful British Columbia. I remember getting a VHS camcorder and would make and direct my own home videos with my sisters. I attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Communications degree and had another opportunity to film an educational hip-hop video for earth quakes. After I graduated university I went on to have a successful IT career working 13 years in the field.As an IT manager I went onto pursue my MBA at SFU and found inspiration to start my own business and travel and film.By the time I had completed my MBA in 2011 I had found my passion travel, business, and filming.

During a wild and intense 3-year period I sold my house and purchased a camera and traveled the globe with my camera in search of adventure. I traveled to places such as Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, The Grand Canyon, and Turks and Caicos. During this period a new revolution with the SLR camera was allowing people to create cinema quality video. I spent countless hours trying to learn everything I could from the best to hone my craft.I currently have over 100 videos on youtube and have one of the strongest travel video collections on the Internet. I recommend you check out my videos on-line if you’re interested in watching my videos.

After returning to Vancouver I planned my next travel adventure to Australia, Asia, and Taiwan. I sold my car and all my possessions and arrived in Taiwan with my essentials, camera gear, and my dreams. I live in Taiwan for 2 years learning Mandarin, teaching English, and filming travel videos.

In June I relocated to Chiang Mai Thailand, the digital nomad captial of the world. Here I rebuilt my lifestyle networking with other digtial nomads, producing drone course, and filming stock footage around countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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