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Japan – Domestic Helpers

Hiring a domestic helper might be common in many countries, however it’s rare for Japanese families to hire full-time helpers. Some Japanese families hire helpers from local companies, and many also hire such help on special occasions such as when they move out from the apartment/house or do major cleaning such as before New Year’s …

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India – Focus on Hyderabad

Hyderabad – Rising and Shining Hyderabad is a city which is  4th largest in India for the size of its urban population. It has  82% average literacy rate which is above  the National average, ranked 1st in the country towards human resource development,  Proactive Government and Leadership, Corporate Governance , Metro train connectivity, Award winning …

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Malaysia – Using a Housing Agent or Realtor to Ease the Home Search Process

Why using a housing agent/realtor can ease the home search process for an expatriate… Searching for a new home can be a stressful and exhausting process. What more if you are moving to another country, with a different culture and way of doing things. If you will be moving with your family, that will be …

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Australia – Big rent increases in Melbourne & Canberra

Tight rental markets generating big rent increases in Melbourne and Canberra Latest capital city rental data for apartments affirms the link between vacancy rates and rent increases. It seems a logical outcome of the working of supply and demand, however this is not always the case. In the latest available data (March quarter of 2018) …

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Singapore – 2018/19 Holidays and their effect on business

Holidays wouldn’t hurt your business if you know how to use it to generate sales and drive more revenue to your business.  However, in terms for business trips for meetings or for a mobility overview relocation trip for staff, each country’s gazetted public holidays may cause some inconvenience.  In Singapore there are generally 11 public …

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China – Places of Worship

Places to Worship in Beijing & Shanghai Expatriates coming to live in China will have no difficulty finding places of worship, relevant to their religious belief, in Shanghai and in Beijing.  While there are mosques and Christian churches all over the country, they do not exist in every city. In Beijing and in Shanghai there …

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India – Places of Worship

India’s Preamble as per her constitution calls this country a Democratic, Socialist, Secular, Republic and as a Secular nation, all religions have equal rights to co-exist and each individual is free to choose his or her own religion and practices. India is a Hindu majority country with about 75% of it’s population practicing Hinduism. The …

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Japan – Places of Worship

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was introduced from China in the 6th century, and over time Buddhism divided into several sects. For the majority of Japanese, religion does not play a major role in daily life as they do not practice every …

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