How do the different Southeast Asian countries compare in terms of ease of long-term staying and legally working?
Some background info, I've been in Indonesia for a while now on a cultural study program, but I now want to start to do remote work, however the visa system does not make this easy. You can walk the legal route which is hard and costly (the cost alone is a small local salary every month) or even if you'd be willing to do it illegally, it's costly since you can stay only 6 months at a time and the paperwork for that is time-consuming and/or fairly expensive too.
So I'm looking for alternatives in Southeast Asia. These are of course all unique countries, but I like the culture in general, the climate and that life is cheap on average. I'd prefer to work part-time and be able to sustain a pretty simple life, while not flying out often just to renew visas. How do these countries compare for that? Any that really stand out?
In order not to have this too opinion-based, I am looking for a comparison of at least several of the countries in the region.