Expat Tips

Need some advice on how to settle into your host country? Do you have any burning questions in mind that you would like to know pertaining to where you will be living? Look no further! We update our blog regularly with a variety of informative tips for you and your family members so that you will be equipped with the necessary information before moving to your host country. Our blog covers everything that expats should know about their host country and what to prepare for in advance. Whether you are moving for the first time or a relocating expat, our tips and advice cater to expatriates from all nationalities, backgrounds and walks of life. From weather to language, we provide all kinds of advice and know-how to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition abroad. Of course, you are always welcome to contact us should you need any additional information regarding your move to your host country. We will definitely research and publish articles related to your queries.

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    Opening a Bank Account in a Foreign Country

    Many expats find the whole process of opening a bank account in a different country a daunting and arduous process. This is because there are more documents they will have to present, when compared to…

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    5 Important Characteristics Every Expat Should Have

    Travelling to live and work in a foreign country is no easy thing. International expat relocation can actually be one of the biggest milestones in a person’s life and research shows that many expats buckle…

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    Expat Survival Guide for Driving in Shanghai

    Driving in Shanghai can be tricky if you’re not used to it. The traffic is chaotic on city streets, drivers do not always stop at red lights or yield to pedestrians and common driving practices…

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    Safety Precautions for Expat Women

    Moving abroad is exciting and life-enriching, yet as a woman your friends and family might worry over your safety. The worry is understandable; as all over the world women are more susceptible to crime. As…

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    Why Expats Flock to Singapore

    Housing approximately nine percent of the world’s expats, Singapore draws workers primarily because of its highly regarded technology and finance industries. As an innovative and well-educated country, expats witness vast improvements in their family finances…

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    A Guide to Indonesian Cuisine

    With 17,000 islands to choose from, Indonesian food is an umbrella term covering a vast variety of cuisines, but if used without further qualifiers the term tends to mean the food originally from the central…

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    Help Expat Children Settle in Their New Home

    If you have children, one of your major concerns when you move to a new country is related to how they will cope with all the changes. You want to ensure that the transition will…

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    Being an Expat in Malaysia

    Due to strong governance, the Malaysian economy has continued to thrive and grow despite global economic downturns in the rest of the Asian world. Expats are drawn to this success, viewing the economic performance of…

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    5 Authentic Japanese Experiences to Try as an Expat

    Japan has always been an expat-friendly destination with its high standard of living, comprehensive social welfare systems and interesting cuisine. It is also a unique country that offers many exciting experiences and activities that you…

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    How to Behave in Indonesia

    Generally, Indonesians are polite people, especially to foreigners, and adopting a few local conventions will go a long way to smooth your stay. “Saving face” One general tip for getting by in Indonesia is that…

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    Starting a New Life in a Foreign Country

    The first few days or weeks in a new city or country can be exciting and daunting at the same time. In order to make your expat life an enjoyable one, it’s important to start…

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    Expat Survival Guide for Driving in Japan

    Public transport in Japan’s cities is known to be quite good, and many who live in or visit the country prefer to opt out of driving. However, the rural areas are not too well connected,…

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    How to Adjust to a New Life Abroad – Part 2

    Moving across the world, beyond the borders of your homeland, can be one of the most challenging adjustments of your life. But through challenges there is growth and enormous opportunities for personal success. The first…

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    How to Adjust to a New Life Abroad – Part 1

    Moving across the world, beyond the borders of your homeland, can be one of the most challenging adjustments of your life. But through challenges there is growth and enormous opportunities for personal success. The first…

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    5 Must-try Malaysian Foods

    Spice trading in Malaysia goes all the way back to the 15th century and the country has continued its affair with spices well into modern times. Malaysian cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors, with…

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    How to Purchase Properties in Vietnam

    Foreigners are not allowed to own land. In fact, even citizens are not allowed to own land. In Vietnam, land is theoretically collectively owned by the people, but regulated by the State. Foreigners who are…

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    Surviving the First Few Days of Your Expat Life

    During the first days of your new expatriate life, all those new impression will just hit you at once. For most assignees and their families, this is the time when living in a foreign country…

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    Giving the Right Gifts on Chinese New Year

    Chinese New Year is coming. If you are an expat in China, this is your chance to build or strengthen business relationship with your Chinese business partners and employees through gift giving. However, Gifting in…

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    Getting around in Delhi

    Delhi roads cater for almost all vehicle classes, ranging from chauffeur-driven cars to heavy truck, from a rickshaw to taxis and what not. All these contribute to a high density on roads and driving on…

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    How to Cope with 5 Greatest Expat Challenges

    Being an expat in a foreign country comes with many joys and excitement, but might come with many great challenges as well. Here are some of the most common and greatest challenges expats might face…

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