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Cost of Living in Malaysia as an Expat

If you were to compare the cost of living in Malaysia to other equally well developed nations and cities in Asia like Singapore or Dubai, don’t be surprised if you find it relatively inexpensive. Besides job opportunities, Malaysia offers a great range of accommodations for families, with or without children, and singles depending on their requirements of proximity to work place and entertainment. While condominiums in the commercial area of large cities like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Kuala Terengganu are priced high, rents are comparatively lower in the suburban areas. read more

What to Expect when you Are Expecting in Vietnam

Pregnant women world over have interesting tales of strange customs, rituals and behaviors that you have to endure from strangers feeling your stomach to being force to wear a radiation proof apron. If you are living in Vietnam or moving to Vietnam when you are expecting you are fairly luckily, the country does not have strange pregnancy customs or traditions, however they do have rigid post pregnancy confinement rituals.

During your pregnancy all you might have to deal with is unusual or superstitious advice mixed with typical pregnancy advice from strangers. read more

Simplest Way to Learn Vietnamese when Moving in Vietnam

Moving to another country to work can be exciting yet scary. Moving to another country where English isn’t the native language can be frightening. You spend less time being excited by the new job or promotion and more time worrying how you will cope with the language barrier.

Language Acquisition Tip 1: There is no language gene all you need is a willingness to learn.

A simple way to make your move less scary is by learning the local language. Do not wait to go to Vietnam and immerse yourself into the culture to learn Vietnamese. Take the fear out of your move by being proactive. Opt to take a class, install an app, buy a CD or make yourself flash cards. Whichever method you choose, you will gain basic language skills even before you step of the plane in Vietnam. You can later expand your linguistic abilities as you live in the country. read more

Top Four Picks for Expats in Thailand

What if you could lead a life as comfortable as in your country, but only at lesser costs? Well, living in Thailand is as good as residing in your home country, that too without extra expenses. Of course, life will be a little different, but that is what will make it exciting! Living in Thailand can be a breeze if you select the right place to stay at. Affordable living, low healthcare cost, yet a comfortable standard of living, why wouldn’t expats in Thailand want it? Here we give you four options that you should totally consider, if you plan to have an extended stay in Thailand. read more