Your spider looks like a “giant crab spider” – family Sparassidae. They are widely distributed through the tropics and subtropics of the world. The most common one, and the one that you probably have, is called Heteropoda venatoria. They are major cockroach predators and actually relatively friendly and harmless to humans. So, if you don’t mind the sight of a very large spider in your home, they are great beasts to have around.
All the best,
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