Sunday, 16 February 2020

Hongkongers and residents fleeing Covid-19 outbreak confronted with hard decisions about jobs, children’s schooling


Government’s decision to close all schools to help contain the outbreak gives exodus a fillip
Illness threatens city’s ability to keep and attract talent

Alison Tudor-Ackroyd Published: 10:00am, 16 Feb, 2020
A passenger has her temperature taken at Hong Kong International Airport. The city’s anti-government protests and the Covid-19 outbreak are proving to be catalysts for life decisions among its residents. Photo: Reuters

As a cordon sanitaire tightened around Hong Kong and the local population stockpiled surgical masks, rice and toilet paper, local flag carrier Cathay Pacific quietly laid on extra flights to far-flung destinations such as New York and Vancouver so that people could escape the city.
Sami Hine joined the throngs deserting Hong Kong to wait out the
new coronavirus.

She frantically searched for a mask for her child to wear on the plane. “I’m flying back to the UK tomorrow night with my daughter to escape this virus madness,” she said in a local chat group for mums. Others commented on the thread that they too were leaving.

Anxious Hongkongers are looking to beat multiplying border restrictions, such as Taiwan’s 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

And although Cathay might have boosted flights to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York from 11 to 14 a week, and doubled flights to Vancouver to 14 a week in February, the carrier and its, Cathay Dragon, have cancelled more than half of their flights this month and March amid the outbreak. Elsewhere, United Airlines said it will
suspend all flights to and from Hong Kong through February 20.

“I just left on the last flight out of Hong Kong that United Airlines is allowing … will most likely return when United Airlines allows flights back,” Derek Chapman said in a chat group for expats in Hong Kong on Friday, February 7.

The Hong Kong government’s decision to
close all schools and kindergartens to help contain the spread of the deadly virus has also given the exodus a fillip.

A partner at an advisory firm in Hong Kong said his seven-year-old son had missed time at school because of the protests and was now at home because of the coronavirus. He and his wife were struggling to persuade their son to sit in front of a computer screen to learn online.

The exodus has also separated family members, with breadwinners staying back in Hong Kong to work. “I sent my family home to Canada. But we weren’t worried about the virus. The school closure and lack of activities in the city more than anything else were what made us decide on it,” Eric Hung said in a chat group. “I’m staying put,” he added. “Still gotta work and pay bills.”

“We dropped the kids (4 and 6) off with [their] grandparents in Ireland and have managed to get them into school/preschool there,” Alexandra Byrne said in a post. “Heartbreaking dropping them off not quite knowing when you’ll see them again.”

A senior expat businessman said that his wife and two-and-a-half year-old daughter were in Taiwan whilst he continued to work in Hong Kong. He felt reassured they were leading a normal life instead of worrying that border restrictions would choke off the supply of everyday goods.

The number of local Chinese leaving Hong Kong is also picking up, according to anecdotal evidence, although the process is more convoluted for people without overseas passports. And some might not come back at all.

Tensions in the former British colony steadily ratcheted up during eight months of anti-government protests, and are now being amplified by the outbreak of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Business has – as a result – slowed. Hong Kong’s economy contracted for the first time in a decade last year and Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po
said on February 2 that it could contract further in 2020, as the outbreak hits the bottom lines of retailers, restaurants, hotels and other businesses.

Taxi driver Samuel is feeling the business slowdown. He circled for three hours before picking up his first passenger last weekend, normally a busy time for him in the Hong Kong neighbourhood of Sai Kung. However, he considered himself “lucky”, as his colleague radioed through from Hong Kong’s airport that he had been waiting six hours for customers.

Double punch for Hong Kong’s economy from coronavirus following months of civil unrest

The protests and the outbreak are proving to be catalysts for life decisions, giving an extra fillip to local residents who were already mulling a move, said John Hu, the founder of Hong Kong-based John Hu Migration Consulting. Sales at his company have risen fourfold over the past six months, with Australia and Canada the top picks among destinations for migrants.

He hosted a webinar on migration procedures recently and more than 100 people registered for the call, a record number, said Hu, whose grandchildren have already left Hong Kong to attend school in Australia.

“We are the only surviving industry,” he joked.

Hongkongers who lived through Sars outbreak call for more government action against new coronavirus

Recruitment consultants have reported that business was slowing, partly because a hiring manager wanted to meet a job applicant in person before making a decision, but also because people were worried about coming to Hong Kong.

“I'm due to relocate to Hong Kong in March with my job … My feeling is to delay until this dies down, but not sure if I’m being overly cautious,” Lucie Natalia Heim said in a chat group.

The exodus in Hong Kong is reminiscent of foreigners and locals fleeing Japan in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and radiation leak. Offended locals who carried on working throughout the crisis, disparagingly nicknamed the escapees “flyjin”, a play on gaijin, the Japanese word for foreigners.

Many of these flyjin came to Hong Kong temporarily and never returned as business took off in the financial hub and stagnated in Japan.

And as Hong Kong picks itself up after the epidemic abates, there will be hard choices to make. “Extended CNY holiday in Europe till probably early March, and permanently relocating end of March. I will miss Hong Kong for sure, but not the last 9 months!” Michelle Price said in a chat group.

Many local and foreign professionals in Hong Kong were already feeling the pressure as Hong Kong increasingly looked to China for business and mainland Chinese workers – who intimately understand the working culture – to employ.

China’s economy is twice as big as it was in 2010, and Chinese companies have raised US$1.3 trillion in equity capital markets during the past decade, much of it via international investors in Hong Kong, according to data provider Refinitiv.

“People who have jobs and are getting paid can sustain the lifestyle, but it is not as much fun as it used to be. People are just tired after the protests and tensions have risen [again],” the senior businessman said. “There is a sense that opportunities aren’t going to come as fast and frequently as before.”

COMMENTS



Alison Tudor-Ackroyd

Alison is the Post's Finance Editor. Previously, she was Managing Editor of FinanceAsia; The Wall Street Journal's Asia Pacific Senior Finance Correspondent and before that Reuters' Asia Private Equity Correspondent. She has more than 20 years' experience reporting on finance while based in London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo and now Hong Kong. Alison has moderated panels at numerous summits from Sibos, Milken to Rise. In 2018, she was named Fintech Journalist of the Year and won Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in Asian press awards.

Bali Luxury Retirement Villas as low 2.8 Milyar 
(* $184,888 U.S.D. or$268,888 Aus.)

You may now Invest, Vacation or retire full time or part-time in Bali while achieving very handsome returns with this freehold property for Indonesian buyers or over 80 years of leases for Foreign Buyers included in the purchase price starting at USD 184,888.

Click here to see full video on Bali Luxury Retirement Villas.

Pretty well everything you need to know including location, prices, and designs plus information on Bali and Bali retirement visas is available on our web site https://www.baliluxuryretirementvillas.com.

The information is available on our website:


Features of© Bali Luxury Retirement Villas starting as low as * $184,888

• 100% legal for foreigners.
• Includes leases totaling 80 yrs.
• Private carport included.
• Private 8 m (27 Ft.) pool** for leisurely laps.
• Only 200 Mtr. To a fabulous beach, restaurants, beach clubs.
• Great investment for you and your heirs.
• Private Housekeepers & drivers, only $200 MTh.
• Healthcare at a fraction of Western costs.
• Brand-new hospital within five minutes.
• Award-winning international Airport 35 min.
• Proximity to Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar.
• Walking distance to affordable restaurants and beach clubs
• Shared low costs of pool man and gardeners.
• Minuscule monthly common area fees.
• Managed by 15-year-old, Hall of Fame award-winning management company
• *Price of the least expensive villa in U.S.D. after $10,000 Discount for the first two villas only. Subject to change without notice.

• **Eight-meter first-class swimming pool Only U.S.D. $28,888 Extra

Developed and managed by 14-year-old Hall of Fame award-winning Bali company

Our 14-year-old Bali company Pt. Bali Affordable Lifestyles International (PT. B.A.L.I.) with over 100 + staff and thousands of satisfied clients guarantee completion of any villas purchased now in 2020. 


We are a Ten-Year Consecutive “Certificate of Excellence” recipient on the Worlds Largest Travel Site and was awarded their "Hall of Fame Award", in 2019. This is awarded to only 2 % of the Hotels & Villas listed on TripAdvisor Worldwide"

Conclusion:

These villas offer you an opportunity to own a luxury home on arguably the Best Island in the world with some of the greatest weather, lowest cost of living, clean air, and friendliest people.

Profit Now Move in Later:


You may not be ready to pack up and move to Bali in the next few years.
So, you may purchase now at these ridiculously low prices and we can normally rent them out for you for a monthly income of $1,500 to $2,000 U.S.D. per month. 

Our 15-year-old “Hall of Fame” the award-winning management company that manages villas for V.I.P.s such as the former director of General Electric and Ritz Carlton can provide substantial net monthly income to supplement your pension while providing a carefree rental unit. 

Confused? We understand that you may have concerns that we may not have even thought of, so feel free to ask whatever questions you wish.
We do not want you to even think about purchasing our © Bali Luxury Retirement Villas unless you are 100% convinced that they are safe, and perfect for you and your family.
Limited Offer: Save $10,000:

As with any new project we are anxious to sell the first few villas.
We have one already on hold and are only willing to offer one other villa at a $10,000 discount. First come first serve.
Free Stay in Luxury Estate:
If you wish to fly over and see the location first after you place a USD 2,000 Deposit we will offer you free accommodations in a 4 bdrm. 5 bath luxury beach view estate with a private 14 m pool for three days within walking distance of the location.

When you decide to conclude the purchase, we will extend the free estate accommodation for an additional four days.

Should you decide not to continue with the purchase we will refund your $2,000 Deposit minus $200.00 for the three-day stay.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review this information and information on the website. If there is any further information we can provide you please do not hesitate to ask.

Cheers, THE SALES TEAM © Bali Luxury Retirement Villas

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US: Tel: 62-361-284069 Mobile or Whatsapp 62-812-3814014 Email: infoBLRV@gmail.com

P.S. We also have several larger villas available from two-bedroom www.baliluxuryvillasales.com
Starting as low as $158,888.
 to four-bedroom www.baliparadiseestates.com
starting as low as $158,888. The leases on these units vary from 34 years to nine years remaining.

Please contact us if you wish for further information. Tel: 62-361-284069 Mobile or Whatsapp 62-812-3814014 Email: infoBLRV@gmail.com

Are you tired of traditional investments such as banks and bonds that only offer 1%- 6% per year, which may not keep pace with the real inflation?
Do you want to become rich the way over 60 % of self-made multi-millionaires did?
“Become rich the way over 60 % of self-made multi-millionaires did?”

According to PT. B.A.L.I., one of Bali's leading real estate experts for the past 14 years, who have thousands of satisfied clients, this is the “Second best time to purchase Bali Real Estate this century”.

“Second best time to purchase Bali Real Estate this century”.

They believe that recent clarification of Bali real estate laws for foreigners allowing them to obtain control of Bali Real Estate for more than normal life is creating a huge new demand for Indonesian and Bali Real Estate.

Coupled with the fact that Bali Real Estate has recently undergone the first correction in modern history with prices down as much as 50 % this may have set the stage for *increases of 20 % to 100 % in the next three to five years.


Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video: 
Whether you are a buyer, seller, broker, agent, investor, lessor or renter you can benefit from viewing PT. B.A.L.I’s latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video filmed just a few months ago.

At this seminar PT. B.A.L. I’s Canadian President, a 23 yr. Bali resident, who is married to a fully Licenced Indonesian Notaris reviewed the most recent real estate laws for Indonesians and Foreigners in detail.

He also discussed the Past, Present, and Future of Bali Real Estate.
Click Here to view the latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video

Free Seminar Topics:

you will learn about:

>The Past, Present and Future of Bali and Indonesian real estate.
>Why a recent official clarification of foreign ownership laws allows foreigners to totally control Indonesian properties for up to 80 years.
> How to avoid legal problems and make sure a property is safe.
> How to avoid complicated real estate laws - Indonesians married to foreigners.
> Why this is the second-best time to buy this century.
> Where are the best locations to buy for maximum profits?
> What type of properties will offer the best potential of *10% to 20 % per year?
> Discover how you can sell your property fast for the highest prices and lowest commissions.
> An opportunity for a free listing on B.A.R.E.
> First Class Beachfront property at almost 50% discount.
> A Quality 5,000 m2 Bali Hotel with 12 bungalows, 3 pools, and Restaurant for only $588,000.
> Low-cost properties with Luxury Villas starting as low as $158,888 for a three-bedroom 650 m² 3-bedroom, 4 - bath with private 9 - meter. Pool in Sanur.
> Ridiculously low-priced ocean view building lots starting as low as $25,000 for 500 m².
> Brand New Bali Luxury Retirement Villas starting at $184,888.

Note from The Seminar Speaker:

Since many of you have busy schedules and are unable to attend our seminars we think you will find our latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video provides an exceptional education that will help you understand Bali real estate laws and allow you to make some substantial profits from Bali real estate investment.

After living in Bali for 23 years and running a Development and Real Estate Company for the last 18 years plus the fact that I'm married to a full lead licensed Notaris I think you will find that everything that you need to know about Bali Real Estate is covered in this timely seminar.

So, what have you got to lose? It’s Free and very Educational.
Click Here to view the latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video
 

Feel free to contact me directly for a free private consultation at my office in Sanur.

Lawrence B.M.B, Owner, President, Director
Tel or Whatsapp +628123814014 Email: lawrenceptbali@gmail.com

For a free one-hour legal consultation you may contact my Partner & Wife Azizah regarding anything from Indonesian Laws, Establishment of legal companies, securing proper visas, Marital contracts including prenuptial's post nuptial’s, etc.

Tel or Whatsapp +628113864993

About the Speaker Lawrence. Is the Owner, President and General Manager of 14-year-old Pt. Bali Affordable Lifestyles International (PT. B.A.L.I.). Doing Business as Best Asia Real Estate

His spouse and partner Azizah, is a fully licensed Indonesian Notaris with a master’s degree in Indonesian Law specializing in real estate, corporate and Foreign Marital documentation. 

Together they and their 100 + professional staff provide a one-stop professional, efficient location for Buying, Selling, Leasing and Renting Asian Real Estate.


"Recipients Hall of Fame Award, awarded to only 2 % of the Hotels listed on TripAdvisor Worldwide"
They are a Ten-time Consecutive Certificate of Excellence recipient on the World's Largest Travel Site. This places them among the top 10 % of hotels and villas listed by Tripadvisor worldwide.

Lawrence is also one of Asia’s best-known travel and real estate investment experts. They publish the daily Bali & World News & Views Blog which combined with Bali News and Views Blog has had almost 1,500,000 pageviews. They also publish the Best Asia Real Estate BlogFacebookand Twitter posts. He offers free real estate seminars throughout Asia every quarter. For Free Seminar schedule email to seminarsptbali@gmail.com 

     Head Office: Jl. Karangsari # 5, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia 80228 Tel. Office: 62-361-284069 Fax: 62-361-270143,
Mobile: or Whatsapp: English: 62-8123814014 Bahasa Indonesia: 62-8113864993 Email: lawrenceptbali@gmail.com Skype: baliagents

Saturday, 15 February 2020

This Couple Thought They’d Retired; Instead, They Built One Of The Best Boutique Properties

LINSEY STEVENS
FEB.14.2020


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS


Belize: It’s not Jamaica, the Bahamas, or the Yucatan, but it is decidedly Caribbean. And while I’ve vacationed in those other destinations and loved every beachy, breezy (or Maya ruin-filled) minute, my interest in Belize was piqued when I edited an article on the Belize Barrier Reef and learned that English is Belize’s official language. Surprise!

Apparently I had a lot to learn about this seemingly under-the-radar Central American country, which is situated just south of Quintana Roo, Mexico, and boasts 240 miles of Caribbean coastline, plus huge, protected swaths of verdant rainforest.

An opportunity soon presented itself. Last week, I got to talk to Brian and Brenda Montgomery, the owners of Sirenian Bay Resort and Villas, a resort property in Placencia, Belize, that gives “unexpected” a new meaning when it comes to vacation destinations.

This is their story, and why time in Belize belongs on your bucket list.


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS

Retirees Go South

In what sounds like a former life, the Montgomerys owned a company in the States. As their working years came to a close and they navigated a number of health issues, including Brian’s late stage 4 cancer diagnosis, bone marrow and stem cell transplants that meant nine months in the hospital, and, finally, remission, they decided it was time to prioritize travel and relaxation. Clearly they’ve done so successfully.

When Brian picked up the phone for our call, I asked how he was. His response: “I’m in Belize, so I can’t be any better!”

But the couple’s jet-setting days didn’t take them to Belize or their stunning coastal property right away. Initially, they vacationed at resorts in Jamaica, Aruba, and Antigua. And eventually, they decided they wanted a beach home of their own.



SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS

How A Travel Show Fit In

As the Montgomerys debated where to invest in shorefront property, Florida crept toward the top of the list. But the fates had other plans for them. A rep at a travel show convinced them to visit Belize. Both San Pedro, which Brian calls “more touristy -- more hustle-bustle,” and Placencia, a quaint and not-so-commercial town in Southern Belize, were on their itinerary.

Placencia was more their speed, and the Montgomerys say the fact that the entire country is English speaking was the biggest determining factor in their next move. In true HGTV Caribbean Life fashion, they bought a quarter acre of Belizean beachfront. It was their first time in the country.

Bali Luxury Retirement Villas as low 2.8 Milyar 
(* $184,888 U.S.D. or$268,888 Aus.)

You may now Invest, Vacation or retire full time or part-time in Bali while achieving very handsome returns with this freehold property for Indonesian buyers or over 80 years of leases for Foreign Buyers included in the purchase price starting at USD 184,888.

Click here to see full video on Bali Luxury Retirement Villas.

Pretty well everything you need to know including location, prices, and designs plus information on Bali and Bali retirement visas is available on our web site https://www.baliluxuryretirementvillas.com.

The information is available on our website:


Features of© Bali Luxury Retirement Villas starting as low as * $184,888

• 100% legal for foreigners.
• Includes leases totaling 80 yrs.
• Private carport included.
• Private 8 m (27 Ft.) pool** for leisurely laps.
• Only 200 Mtr. To a fabulous beach, restaurants, beach clubs.
• Great investment for you and your heirs.
• Private Housekeepers & drivers, only $200 MTh.
• Healthcare at a fraction of Western costs.
• Brand-new hospital within five minutes.
• Award-winning international Airport 35 min.
• Proximity to Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar.
• Walking distance to affordable restaurants and beach clubs
• Shared low costs of pool man and gardeners.
• Minuscule monthly common area fees.
• Managed by 15-year-old, Hall of Fame award-winning management company
• *Price of the least expensive villa in U.S.D. after $10,000 Discount for the first two villas only. Subject to change without notice.

• **Eight-meter first-class swimming pool Only U.S.D. $28,888 Extra

Developed and managed by 14-year-old Hall of Fame award-winning Bali company

Our 14-year-old Bali company Pt. Bali Affordable Lifestyles International (PT. B.A.L.I.) with over 100 + staff and thousands of satisfied clients guarantee completion of any villas purchased now in 2020. 


We are a Ten-Year Consecutive “Certificate of Excellence” recipient on the Worlds Largest Travel Site and was awarded their "Hall of Fame Award", in 2019. This is awarded to only 2 % of the Hotels & Villas listed on TripAdvisor Worldwide"

Conclusion:

These villas offer you an opportunity to own a luxury home on arguably the Best Island in the world with some of the greatest weather, lowest cost of living, clean air, and friendliest people.

Profit Now Move in Later:


You may not be ready to pack up and move to Bali in the next few years.
So, you may purchase now at these ridiculously low prices and we can normally rent them out for you for a monthly income of $1,500 to $2,000 U.S.D. per month. 

Our 15-year-old “Hall of Fame” the award-winning management company that manages villas for V.I.P.s such as the former director of General Electric and Ritz Carlton can provide substantial net monthly income to supplement your pension while providing a carefree rental unit. 

Confused? We understand that you may have concerns that we may not have even thought of, so feel free to ask whatever questions you wish.
We do not want you to even think about purchasing our © Bali Luxury Retirement Villas unless you are 100% convinced that they are safe, and perfect for you and your family.
Limited Offer: Save $10,000:

As with any new project we are anxious to sell the first few villas.
We have one already on hold and are only willing to offer one other villa at a $10,000 discount. First come first serve.
Free Stay in Luxury Estate:
If you wish to fly over and see the location first after you place a USD 2,000 Deposit we will offer you free accommodations in a 4 bdrm. 5 bath luxury beach view estate with a private 14 m pool for three days within walking distance of the location.

When you decide to conclude the purchase, we will extend the free estate accommodation for an additional four days.

Should you decide not to continue with the purchase we will refund your $2,000 Deposit minus $200.00 for the three-day stay.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review this information and information on the website. If there is any further information we can provide you please do not hesitate to ask.

Cheers, THE SALES TEAM © Bali Luxury Retirement Villas

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US: Tel: 62-361-284069 Mobile or Whatsapp 62-812-3814014 Email: infoBLRV@gmail.com

P.S. We also have several larger villas available from two-bedroom www.baliluxuryvillasales.com
Starting as low as $158,888.
 to four-bedroom www.baliparadiseestates.com
starting as low as $158,888. The leases on these units vary from 34 years to nine years remaining.

Please contact us if you wish for further information. Tel: 62-361-284069 Mobile or Whatsapp 62-812-3814014 Email: infoBLRV@gmail.com

Are you tired of traditional investments such as banks and bonds that only offer 1%- 6% per year, which may not keep pace with the real inflation?
Do you want to become rich the way over 60 % of self-made multi-millionaires did?
“Become rich the way over 60 % of self-made multi-millionaires did?”

According to PT. B.A.L.I., one of Bali's leading real estate experts for the past 14 years, who have thousands of satisfied clients, this is the “Second best time to purchase Bali Real Estate this century”.

“Second best time to purchase Bali Real Estate this century”.

They believe that recent clarification of Bali real estate laws for foreigners allowing them to obtain control of Bali Real Estate for more than normal life is creating a huge new demand for Indonesian and Bali Real Estate.

Coupled with the fact that Bali Real Estate has recently undergone the first correction in modern history with prices down as much as 50 % this may have set the stage for *increases of 20 % to 100 % in the next three to five years.


Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video: 
Whether you are a buyer, seller, broker, agent, investor, lessor or renter you can benefit from viewing PT. B.A.L.I’s latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video filmed just a few months ago.

At this seminar PT. B.A.L. I’s Canadian President, a 23 yr. Bali resident, who is married to a fully Licenced Indonesian Notaris reviewed the most recent real estate laws for Indonesians and Foreigners in detail.

He also discussed the Past, Present, and Future of Bali Real Estate.
Click Here to view the latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video

Free Seminar Topics:

you will learn about:

>The Past, Present and Future of Bali and Indonesian real estate.
>Why a recent official clarification of foreign ownership laws allows foreigners to totally control Indonesian properties for up to 80 years.
> How to avoid legal problems and make sure a property is safe.
> How to avoid complicated real estate laws - Indonesians married to foreigners.
> Why this is the second-best time to buy this century.
> Where are the best locations to buy for maximum profits?
> What type of properties will offer the best potential of *10% to 20 % per year?
> Discover how you can sell your property fast for the highest prices and lowest commissions.
> An opportunity for a free listing on B.A.R.E.
> First Class Beachfront property at almost 50% discount.
> A Quality 5,000 m2 Bali Hotel with 12 bungalows, 3 pools, and Restaurant for only $588,000.
> Low-cost properties with Luxury Villas starting as low as $158,888 for a three-bedroom 650 m² 3-bedroom, 4 - bath with private 9 - meter. Pool in Sanur.
> Ridiculously low-priced ocean view building lots starting as low as $25,000 for 500 m².
> Brand New Bali Luxury Retirement Villas starting at $184,888.

Note from The Seminar Speaker:

Since many of you have busy schedules and are unable to attend our seminars we think you will find our latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video provides an exceptional education that will help you understand Bali real estate laws and allow you to make some substantial profits from Bali real estate investment.

After living in Bali for 23 years and running a Development and Real Estate Company for the last 18 years plus the fact that I'm married to a full lead licensed Notaris I think you will find that everything that you need to know about Bali Real Estate is covered in this timely seminar.

So, what have you got to lose? It’s Free and very Educational.
Click Here to view the latest Free Bali Real Estate Seminar Video
 

Feel free to contact me directly for a free private consultation at my office in Sanur.

Lawrence B.M.B, Owner, President, Director
Tel or Whatsapp +628123814014 Email: lawrenceptbali@gmail.com

For a free one-hour legal consultation you may contact my Partner & Wife Azizah regarding anything from Indonesian Laws, Establishment of legal companies, securing proper visas, Marital contracts including prenuptial's post nuptial’s, etc.

Tel or Whatsapp +628113864993

About the Speaker Lawrence. Is the Owner, President and General Manager of 14-year-old Pt. Bali Affordable Lifestyles International (PT. B.A.L.I.). Doing Business as Best Asia Real Estate

His spouse and partner Azizah, is a fully licensed Indonesian Notaris with a master’s degree in Indonesian Law specializing in real estate, corporate and Foreign Marital documentation. 

Together they and their 100 + professional staff provide a one-stop professional, efficient location for Buying, Selling, Leasing and Renting Asian Real Estate.


"Recipients Hall of Fame Award, awarded to only 2 % of the Hotels listed on TripAdvisor Worldwide"
They are a Ten-time Consecutive Certificate of Excellence recipient on the World's Largest Travel Site. This places them among the top 10 % of hotels and villas listed by Tripadvisor worldwide.

Lawrence is also one of Asia’s best-known travel and real estate investment experts. They publish the daily Bali & World News & Views Blog which combined with Bali News and Views Blog has had almost 1,500,000 pageviews. They also publish the Best Asia Real Estate BlogFacebookand Twitter posts. He offers free real estate seminars throughout Asia every quarter. For Free Seminar schedule email to seminarsptbali@gmail.com 

     Head Office: Jl. Karangsari # 5, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia 80228 Tel. Office: 62-361-284069 Fax: 62-361-270143,
Mobile: or Whatsapp: English: 62-8123814014 Bahasa Indonesia: 62-8113864993 Email: lawrenceptbali@gmail.com Skype: baliagents


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS


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Going All In

“We’re not very patient people,” Brian told me. He went on to say that he believes in being “all in” when he does something. Their sole goal for buying that quarter acre was to build a single-family home for the two of them and their two boys, plus other friends and family who might come to visit from time to time.

They weren’t envisioning a tiny house, though. It was going to be a 6,000-square-foot home right on the Caribbean. But that’s no boutique resort plus villas equipped to accommodate up to 80 guests. It was Brian’s imagination that took them from ex-pats with a little land to full-on resort owners.


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS

After investing in their first quarter acre, the Montgomerys had the opportunity to buy an old house adjacent to their property. That was a two-acre plot. Then another five acres became available. They bought that, too. Soon they owned the whole subdivision. Today, in addition to Sirenian Bay, they also own the highly rated tour company Captain Jak’s, which offers accommodations in the heart of Placencia Village and golf cart rentals in the village and Sirenian Bay. Most recently, they purchased a five-acre island off the coast of Placencia that will add to their guests’ Belizean Caribbean experience under the Sirenian name.

Brian said the Sirenian dream began as he stood between what were the only two palm trees on their stretch of beach and envisioned people coming from the house to a swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Now, he loves highlighting that detail -- while standing in that exact spot -- when he gives guests tours of the property.


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS

His And Hers

The Montgomerys hadn’t done much travel until five or six years ago, and they didn’t have career experience in hospitality. For those reasons, it’s hard to believe they designed and operate such a stunning property. But they attribute their success, at least in part, to the balance of their personalities. They’ve been married for 32 years, and there is a definite equilibrium being achieved between the visionary (Brian -- who’s eager to talk all things Sirenian and Belize) and the detail-oriented (Brenda -- who’s quieter, but who Brian says is responsible for creating the resort’s “at home, but on the Caribbean” feel).

When Brian initially shared his infinity-pool-between-the-palms vision, Brenda’s response was, “Yeah right! Quit your dreaming!” But today, she’s Sirenian Bay’s numbers person, the one responsible for curating each room and villa’s Belizean animal theme, and the discerning eye that notices when things need repair or sprucing up long before anyone else.


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS

The Resort (And The Montgomerys) Today

Sirenian Bay is part of the Placencia community. In addition to its crystalline pools, butler and concierge services, outdoor showers, and high-end finishing touches, the resort operates the only local trolley, which, around the holidays, serves as a Polar Express of sorts, shuttling local kiddos to see Santa at Sirenian’s take on the North Pole.

It also has the only professional mini-golf course in Belize, which the Montgomerys have kept affordable to ensure locals can play. The trolley offers party bus adventures and transfers for large groups to and from the golf course and on-site restaurant.


SIRENIAN BAY RESORT AND VILLAS

The Montgomerys acknowledge that tourism is the number one industry in Belize, and they take their role -- however unexpected -- seriously. Beyond the jobs they’ve created at Sirenian Bay, they maintain involvement in Placencia and a number of nearby fishing villages, hosting four youth soccer teams, two basketball teams, fundraisers, and an annual backpack drive.

They also make time for travel back to the States (where they still own a home in Flower Mound, Texas, north of Dallas), and abroad, beyond the Caribbean. Recently, they’ve traveled to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and South Africa, which Brian called “incredible” and one of the most amazing trips of their lives.

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