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Demographics of British expats across the world

Demographics of British expats across the world
When it feels like you’re the only one getting up and going – you’re most certainly not alone! Much has, and no doubt will be, written about expats from across the world arriving in the UK, but those giving up and leaving aren’t getting nearly as much media attention. According to emigration totals, even although the numbers of...

Malaysia as the perfect destination for expat retirees

Malaysia as the perfect destination for expat retirees
Emigrating from a country where it’s impossible to save money and heading to one where it’s possible to live off a pension or investment income and still save is a sensible move. If you’re still struggling to save enough from your regular salary, the thought of moving overseas to a place where a pension or investment income takes...

Biggest ever Hong Kong protest causes concern in the expat community

Biggest ever Hong Kong protest causes concern in the expat community
If you’re planning to make Hong Kong your expat home from home, you should be aware of the present mainland Chinese attempts to tighten its control. Since the handover of Hong Kong from the British, political turbulence has been a regular occurrence but, now that China’s star is rising fast, this unique group of islands may not be...

Expats in Kampot fearing inundation by Chinese developers

Expats in Kampot fearing inundation by Chinese developers
Many would-be expats who’d decided to make the move to Cambodia are now fearing a Chinese takeover of Kampot. Cambodia is fast sliding up the scale of popular destinations for expats, particularly those looking for a peaceful retirement in a Southeast Asian country which welcomes strangers from across the world. A decade or so ago,...

Renting your first expat apartment in Beijing

Renting your first expat apartment in Beijing
Finding the right home at the right price in Beijing It has to be said that many new expats arriving in China’s capital city expect rentals to be at bargain prices, not realising commercial reality strikes in Beijing just as it does elsewhere on the planet. Even so, apartment rents are still far cheaper than in London, Hong Kong or New...

Debunking several myths about Thailand as an expat destination

Debunking several myths about Thailand as an expat destination
It has to be said that Thailand is now a somewhat controversial expatriate destination, but is it as bad as it’s being painted? It’s true the formerly-named ‘Land of Smiles’ seems nowadays to be scowling at its expat residents more often than not, especially concerning immigration matters, but a number of myths are now being taken...

Where to go as an expat when you’re sick of where you are

Where to go as an expat when you’re sick of where you are
Nowadays, more and more disgruntled citizens in the West are taking a long, hard look at their home countries and not liking what they’re seeing. Expatriation as a trend is now on the increase year by year, as concerned citizens decide to put their needs first and get out before it’s too late. Inflation, increasing on-street violence,...

Expats in Cambodia to welcome electricity generators from Europe

Expats in Cambodia to welcome electricity generators from Europe
Regular power cuts are a reality in many Southeast Asian developing nations and are annoying and inconvenient for expats and citizens alike. Cambodia is no exception to this rule, but the situation may improve sooner rather than later due to generators imported from Germany and Finland specifically to deal with the power shortages. For...

Calculating the true cost of becoming an expat

Calculating the true cost of becoming an expat
As the UK sinks even deeper into the Brexit mire, more and more would-be expats are planning to leave, some for ever. Starting a new life in a new land is seductive at best, but can be disastrous if financial planning isn’t given serious consideration. Finding a job in a warmer country with higher pay thrown in or deciding on the...

Vietnam aiming high via digital transformation

Vietnam aiming high via digital transformation
Vietnam is heading for a major digital transformation, making it the top country for expats in Southeast Asia. As Cambodia struggles with what purports to be a Chinese economic invasion and Thailand limps along under a military government and an expat exodus, Vietnam is forging ahead with its desire to become the region’s undisputed...