The Six Trendiest Places to Live in Asia




If you’re looking to settle down, or to visit somewhere new and exciting on the continent, why not add Olaya, 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 Lamudi has compiled a list of the six coolest places to live in Asia.

Medan, Indonesia

The Grand Mosque, Medan - Shutterstock

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.

Obhur, Saudi Arabia

Obhur, Saudi Arabia - Flickr - Jun De Roxas

Located around 30 kilometers north of Jeddah, Obhur is an up-and-coming attraction in Saudi Arabia. The area is increasingly popular for locals and foreigners, and domestic and international businesses, as a result of the desirable facilities, infrastructure and activities available. The proximity to the Red Sea, and the abundance of luxury hotels and resorts surrounding the Obhur Creek, make the region a haven for national tourism.

Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore Fort, Lahore - Shutterstock

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 Basant 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 Fort, Galle - Shutterstock

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.

Abdoun, Jordan

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.

Cebu, Philippines

Fort San Pedro, Cebu - Shutterstock

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.

These six destinations emerged as the top places to live and work based from interviews, popular searches and  Lamudi’s more than 900,000+ listings from 32 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Check out exciting properties in these locations and see the difference.

About the Author Empress Of Drac


Empress often finds herself either lost inside her mind or lost in beautiful scenic places. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a frugal lifestyle. This blog is all about her struggles to live a frugal life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to people everything that she is passionate about.

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