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Relocating to Hong Kong: 5 Tips to Make Relocation Easier by a Property Expert

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If you’re in the midst of planning, preparing or even considering to move to a different country, and wondering where to start, this article is for you. Specialising in relocation and residential leasing, our resident property expert Stella Abraham has assisted hundreds of expats and their families in making the brave move to Hong Kong city. Rest assured, she has …

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US Expats in Hong Kong Not Up To Date With Their US Tax Filing Should Consider The Streamlined Procedure

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The IRS Streamlined Procedure offers Americans living abroad the opportunity to get up to date on their required US tax filing before the IRS comes a-knocking! America is the only major country that requires its citizens to file a tax return and pay taxes on their worldwide income even if they live abroad. File Your US Taxes; Because Thanks to …

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How Expats Can Save Money In The Most Expensive City In The World

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It’s official: As of June 2016, Hong Kong has been named the most expensive city for expats by consultancy firm Mercer in their 2016 Cost of Living Survey. Many expats who are currently living in Hong Kong have complained about the high costs of living, especially when it comes to securing accommodation and food. Understandably, if you’re moving to Hong …

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Hong Kong to The First-Timer: Things You Should Know

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Quick question: What do you think of when Hong Kong is mentioned? Good food, people drinking in bars and yelling in Cantonese on the streets, and perhaps even adrenaline-fuelled police chases, courtesy of Hong Kong crime dramas (we’re looking at you, Infernal Affairs). You would be right, but there’s also more to the Fragrant Harbour than those! Without further ado, …

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4 Lessons From One of Hong Kong’s Top Residential Agents

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As a successful property agent based in Hong Kong, JLL Residential‘s Stella Abraham recently shared some secrets of her trade with Team Expat, explaining what it takes to help her clients call Hong Kong home, build a strong team, and thrive in the residential leasing and relocation services industry. Having assisted hundreds of expats in making the big move to …

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Get Your Kids to Practice Higher Order Thinking With The World’s First Math Mobile Ecosystem!

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It’s been labeled as the world’s first critical thinking mathematical mobile ecosystem, connecting little learners’ progress with teachers and parents through a handy analytics performance reporting dashboard. Previously, Team Expat featured Zap Zap Math as an educational app you want your child to get hooked on—and the app continues to amaze us with its ability to progress with the times. …

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How To Survive Long Haul Flights With Your Kids

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At some point in their lives, expat parents would have to make a plane trip with their kids in tow—whether to move abroad or to pay a visit to their extended families back in their home countries. Travelling by plane is arguably one of the most grueling journeys to make, as it involves the hassle of inspections, the marathon run …

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An Educational App You Want Your Child To Get Hooked On!

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As expat parents we all get concerned when our kids fall behind in their lessons, especially if it’s brought on by the change in school and environment. An international relocation away from all that’s familiar to your family is tough enough; imagine how it affects children who are more sensitive to change. When it comes to challenging subjects, ‘math’ must …

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Insurance for Globetrotters: A Guide for Expats Seeking Health Coverage

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When you’re living abroad, the quality of healthcare in your adopted city may not be the kind you are used to getting in your home country. Healthcare facilities vary from one country to another. Plus as a foreigner (and unless your work employment package includes international health insurance), you and your family will not likely be entitled to any free …

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Rajasthan On A Motorbike

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We travelled to Rajasthan in search of the beauty of its deserted forts, lake palaces, colours, history and vibrant culture – on a motorbike. If a road trip in India is a challenge, a road trip in India on a motorbike goes far beyond that. It’s the real test for anyone’s concentration and driving skills. The roads are usually in …

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Bamboo Island, Coron

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The sun had yet to rise when our taxi driver dropped us off at the airport in Manila on Feb 5th as we were heading to Coron. We made our way to Busuanga and from there we drove 45 min to Coron town, which lies some 257km southwest of Manila. Coron town is a small fishing village. From there we …

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Brexit – What does it mean for you?

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The last few weeks have produced fundamental shifts in the world we have grown used to, following the UK’s historic vote to leave the EU, but what does this mean for you and what actions do you need to take to protect yourself and your wealth from its impact? So much of the financial environment UK expats have come to …

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Expats: Find The Best Services On The Go with Chozun!

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Trust is one of the biggest barriers to address when travelling, especially when it comes to service providers. Expats who are frequent travellers will be delighted to know that there’s finally a platform to solve your woes: chozun. Like its namesake, chozun (a portmanteau of choosy & zūn guì – the latter means respectful/premium/honourable in Chinese), is a platform that …

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Now You’re Talking! 5 Easy Ways Expats Can Learn A New Language

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Relocating to another country is daunting, but moving to a foreign country where the main language is not English ramps things up a notch – everyday tasks such as getting around and eating becomes slightly more difficult. Your enjoyment and experience of moving abroad are also limited to a foreigner or tourist’s perspective – which means you’ll miss out on …