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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    An Expat’s Guide to Buying Furniture in Asia

    There are a lot of choices to buy furniture as an expat in Asia. Apart from the usual modern furniture, you can buy ready-made or custom-made rattan and oriental furniture. However, if you decide to…

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    Selecting a Home Away from Home

    Searching for a new home in a foreign city at the other end of the world is a very stressful affair. You may feel under enormous pressure, as you will like to settle in soon…

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    5 Key Considerations before Moving Abroad with Children

    Are you looking for a better life for your children? It’s a common reason why families consider moving abroad. The prospect of being able to afford a more spacious house, to have weekends at the…

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    Expat’s Common Mistakes

    There are an estimated 200 million people around the world already living abroad. Some have moved by choice, as they go in search of a more agreeable lifestyle, while others have relocated out of necessity….

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    5 Tips to Make the Most of Your Expat Experience

    There are many attractions behind moving abroad, but it is crucial to remember that anytime you move abroad there will be considerable challenges too. Here are the five top tips for making the living abroad…

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    Tips to Overcome Culture Shock

    Culture shock is one of the most common serious problems that may cause failed expatriation. Culture shock is a state of disorientation and a feeling of apprehension because of exposure to foreign setting, unfamiliar culture,…

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    Singapore Expat Guide

    Singapore is not just any other tropical outpost; it is one of Asia’s finest, most exuberant countries that offer an eclectic mix of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western cultures. Loaded to the brim with exciting…

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    Understanding Expat Children’s Fears

    Relocating overseas, aside from being a physically monumental task, is usually accompanied by a fairly complex mix of stress, apprehension, excitement, impatience, sadness or loss, and others.  However, we also have the opportunity to process…

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    The Problems of Healthcare in Thailand

    Many from North America and Western Europe have chosen to immigrate to Asia. These immigrants have become enamored not only with the people and culture, but also the way of life in the country. Foremost…

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    Tips to Understand Foreign Accents when Working Abroad

    Contributed article by Naukrigulf.com. Finding a job abroad is dreams come true. Working abroad brings in many challenges for expat workers– understanding the new culture, people, location, and the LANGUAGE. Of course, after all the…

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    How to be a Fulfilled Expat Spouses

    86% of expatriates take their spouse or family along moving abroad. Are you one of them? You may have noticed yourself that the working expats have a career to distract them from culture shock, but…

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    Understanding Culture Shock

    Culture shock is the emotional and sometimes even physical discomfort people feel when they have to leave everything familiar behind and have to find their way in a new culture that has a different way…

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    Practical Expat Tips in Malaysia

    Excited for your upcoming trip or expat assignment to Malaysia? Here are some handy tips for you. Introduction to locals If you’re being introduced to a Malay Muslim for the first time, extend both your…

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    Purchasing Car in China

    As an expat in China, you might find the public transport not too comfortable to your liking, and you feel that owning and driving your own car is more practical. However, as an expat, purchasing…

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    All You Need to Know about Culture Shock

    Culture shock is a common expat problem. If not handled correctly, it may result in the failure of expat assignment. Understanding it will help you face culture shock more readily and make it easier for…

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    What to Expect from Singapore

    Singapore is one the world’s most multi-cultural and diverse societies. There are many nationalities which live in amazing harmony in this island at the tip of the Malay Peninsula, and its modern architecture is punctuated…

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    Things to Consider When Moving Abroad with Kids

    Many expat parents consider moving abroad on the search for a better life for their children. The prospect of being able to afford a more spacious house, to have weekends at the beach and days…

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    Malaysia – Getting to Know the People

    As an expat, one of the things you will find most fascinating about Malaysia is its people and culture. Being a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual society of 28 million is no easy feat, as race…

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    How to Start New Friendships in a New Place

    One of the hardest parts of being an expat in a strange place is having to leave all your friends and start everything all over again. While some people are naturally sociable, some people find…

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    Things to Avoid Doing as an Expat in Indonesia

    When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Likewise, when you’re in Indonesia, there are many “rules” and guidelines you need to follow in order to blend in well with the society. If you are…

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