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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 …

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An Expat’s Guide to Understanding the Property Scene and Settling Down in Hong Kong

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According to a report conducted by London-based real-estate firm Knight Frank along with research firm WealthInsight (2014), Hong Kong is the second most expensive real estate market in the world – a million dollars only gets you roughly 220 square feet of space! In fact, the world’s most expensive home per square foot was recently listed for HK$819.1 million in …

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How to Find the Best Schools For Expat Children in Hong Kong

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While public schools in Hong Kong are considered academically excellent, the study approach is learning by rote and reinforced through examinations. Also, local schools may promote themselves as English schools but many still conduct a majority of lessons in Cantonese; as the language is the main medium of communication in Hong Kong. This can be a challenge for parents of …

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Top 5 Hong Kong Schools Expat Parents Need to Look At

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According to ‘The List Reader’ Choice Awards’, listed below are the top 5 schools Hong Kong has to offer. To understand how education works in Hong Kong, its intricacies, and how you need to prepare for your child’s schooling arrangements before making the move to Hong Kong, do read our comprehensive article on Finding The Best Schools For Expat Children …

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Authentic Asian Travel Experiences Handpicked by Expert Itinerary Planner Cristy Elmendorp: Part 1

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In this special first-episode piece contributed by guest blogger, avid traveller and a lovely engineer of tailor-made itineraries to some of the world’s most exciting destinations, Cristy Elmendorp, we cover some of the travel connoisseur’s favourite handpicked travel experiences in the northern hemisphere of Asia. Team Expat strongly advises expats living and/or working in Asia NOT to miss out on …

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Relocation Checklist: 10 Essential Things You Must Do To Make Relocating to Hong Kong Less Stressful

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Relocating to another country is daunting. A welcoming city with easy access to a world of modern amenities and facilities, Hong Kong takes some of that pressure off you though – especially if you’re well prepared ahead of time. Hong Kong To The Uninitiated… Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest financial hubs and a popular holiday destination, with …