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Cultural Shocks in Singapore as an Expat

Even though Singapore is quite westernized and English is the primary language spoken in business establishments, it can provide culture shocks to people that travel here for the first time. The language can be an eye opener as local people here speak a mix of English and Malay or Cantonese which is called Singlish and may be difficult to understand the first time you hear it.

Food courts for expats – As eating in restaurants is an expensive endeavor in this city, people prefer to eat out in food courts at shopping malls and other public places. There are several European restaurants here offering a mix of Italian, Mexican and also American style food options along with different fast food chains. Expats brave enough to try out local food can start with both vegetarian and non vegetarian options which may be a little spicy for Europeans as it contains local spices. The local markets still have roadside cobblers who repair shoes sitting on the roadside as you enjoy fried chicken feet or hot dimsums.

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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.

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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.

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Living in Thailand – Beyond the Holidays

Statue on twilight time

You might have spent ‘fun holidays’ in Thailand, but relaxing for a couple of days and staying in the country are two different things. No matter what brings you to Thailand – whether it is your job, your education or your love for the place, you will have to learn a thing or two about this tourist’s haven, before you settle here.

There is more to Thailand than the sun-kissed beaches, national parks and stunning landscapes. Probably it is one of the first things that will hit you once you start earning a living in the ‘Land of Smiles’.

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