Singapore has always been a popular choice for parents all over the globe to raise their children. The country is culturally diverse, boasts of a very good education system and is a clean, safe city. These characteristics are enough to put Singapore as the second best country in the world with the best environment for children. Singapore has a close knit, diverse community with families from several ethnic backgrounds. Such an environment is certainly beneficial for the physical as well as mental well-being of your child.
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Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is known for its contemporary facilities, lush greenery and pleasant weather. All these factors make the city a perfect place for raising children in Malaysia even if you are an expat. There are some fine options for your children’s schooling in the city and a string of activities and extra-curricular activities that are offered to the expat families who are moving to the city. The expats would thus find KL an easy city where they can keep their children happy and engaged.
Settling down in a new country to work and stay which is vastly different from your in terms of language and culture can be a big challenge to most people specially if this is their first overseas visit. The vast differences in culture of Europe and Asia along with varied food habits and languages may be a big challenge for Europeans but the warmth of local people and large number of restaurants offering a variety of cuisine can help them settle down in Malaysia soon. It is generally easier for small children to settle down in a foreign location and start make friends at school than for teenagers. The best option for Europeans trying to live and work in Malaysia with children would be stay close to large cities as they have the best schools and medical facilities where staff can converse in English. The most common challenge that an expatriate may face while raising a young child in Malaysia area:
Since the Vietnamese have large joint families, it is very common for a new born to grow up with parents along with grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Traditionally the Vietnamese do not believe in the concept of a nuclear family. Hence maintaining discipline while raising a child is an integral part of the social Vietnamese norm. The child must learn to obey not only their parents but all elderly family members as well. The child must also learn to care for the family and respect family values and traditions. Interpersonal relationships and obligation towards the family are the prime values which are embedded in their minds by the parents, since their early childhood. It can be said that comparatively to any other part of the world, children in a typical Vietnamese family is bred up in a more orthodox way, where it is a social compulsion for them to obey their elders and put family values as the foremost concern in their lives instead of their own selves.