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Asia’s New Gilded Visas Target Wealthy and Highly Paid

If you have cash to splash and fancy a change of scenery, there have never been so many options.

Luxury stores at the Ion Orchard mall on Orchard Road in Singapore.

Luxury stores at the Ion Orchard mall on Orchard Road in Singapore.

Photographer: Wei Leng Tay/Bloomberg

One by one, countries in Southeast Asia and beyond have begun telegraphing to people around the globe: If you’ve got money or a well-paying job, our doors are open.

Governments in the region are increasingly floating plans for new visa programs targeting professionals, retirees or other affluent people. Several started taking applications, calling on tycoons, “rainmakers” and digital nomads to consider a new harbor.