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Indonesia and Thailand in slow race for digital nomad visa

Despite trend toward remote working, Asia has yet to seize on opportunities

Digital nomads stay overseas for longer than periods regular leisure tourists, offering potentially lucrative rewards for countries that can find a way to host them -- and tax them -- without scaring them away to other locales. (Photo by Ian Neubauer)

BANGKOK -- In August last year, Estonia, the Eastern European digital powerhouse that gave the world Skype, introduced the world's first visa for digital nomads -- a loose group of remote workers and freelancers who travel the globe and earn a living anywhere as long as there is fast and reliable internet connection.

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