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New Chiang Mai Search and Rescue group aims to help vulnerable expats

New Chiang Mai Search and Rescue group aims to help vulnerable expats
As the level of coronavirus infections in Thailand increases, expats living in the northern city of Chiang Mai are coming together to organise support systems for the most vulnerable. According to British Consul Ben Svasti, the new and appropriately named Chiang Mai Search and Rescue effort is now working with long-established Lanna Care...

Is positive COVID 19 news the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Is positive COVID 19 news the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
It’s decision time for would-be expats as well as those already settled overseas. For expats already working or retiring in their chosen location, the COVID 19 pandemic may seem like the world’s worst nightmare, and would-be expats still in the planning stages are stuck until there’s a relaxation of the rules governing freedom of...

Study reveals Singapore wins out for economic freedom

Study reveals Singapore wins out for economic freedom
Expats looking for the best relocation deal could do far worse than head for Singapore. Everything that’s important to would-be expats, including the size of salaries, a free regulatory environment, ultra-modern business frameworks and the lifestyle itself depends on the economic freedom of the chosen destination. A recent survey by the...

Philippines locks down Metro Manila due to coronavirus fears

Philippines locks down Metro Manila due to coronavirus fears
Just as the Philippines was recovering its popularity with expats looking to settle in Southeast Asia, Metro Manila’s mega city has been closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past several decades, would-be expats looking for the perfect tropical location mostly headed for Thailand’s southern shores, ignoring Vietnam...

As Asia gets less welcoming, the Philippines is opening up to expats

As Asia gets less welcoming, the Philippines is opening up to expats
As more and more would-be expats choose the lesser-known Southeast Asian countries rather than the usual European destinations, the Philippines is coming into its own as a destination for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and retirees. One of the archipelago’s major attractions for those to whom learning an Asian language is a nightmare is...

Untapped business potential in Portugal attracts entrepreneurial expat professionals

Untapped business potential in Portugal attracts entrepreneurial expat professionals
Entrepreneurial expats heading for Portugal urged to collaborate with the country’s universities to take advantage of untapped business potential. For those hoping to start their own companies as part of their expatriation strategy, merging soon-to-be qualified university students who meet their requirements with existing expat...

Expat professionals saving money by choosing smaller German cities

Expat professionals saving money by choosing smaller German cities
Germany’s major cities have been expat professional hubs for several decades, but living in the fast lane is now an expensive exercise for locals as well as incomers. Expats who’re able to live happily outside glittering financial metropolises and save money as a result have a number of equally attractive smaller cities to choose...

Virus spread making expats think twice about destinations

Virus spread making expats think twice about destinations
For those planning to leave the home country for a stress-free retirement, is the coronavirus epidemic a wake-up call? One key aspect of retiring or working overseas is the new country’s level of healthcare expertise combined with its cost, as coping with a medical emergency is one of the scariest aspects of relocation. Obviously,...

Is Cambodia still an attractive option for expats in other Southeast Asian hubs?

Is Cambodia still an attractive option for expats in other Southeast Asian hubs?
With the coronavirus causing worldwide chaos and various previously popular expatriate destinations such as Thailand falling out of favour, is Cambodia about to become a prime retirement destination? Asia’s formerly expat-friendly hubs have taken hard knocks this year, with the tightening of long-stay visas, political unrest, Chinese...

Expats again warned about investment scams as mis-selling rates soar

Expats again warned about investment scams as mis-selling rates soar
Over the past decade, complaints over the mis-selling of pension products have reached an all-time high, with headlines on the subject a regular read in on- and offline media. Due to the lack of legal protection from the mis-selling of financial products in a high number of popular expat destinations, the factors of these scams are...