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Malaysia – Shopping

Triona Chelliah, RELOC8 Asia Pacific Group’s Malaysia partner, shares the shopping hotspots for Kuala Lumpur and Penang, along with some lesser known ‘hidden’ discoveries. Shopping – the word itself gives off different vibes to different people. To some all they can hear is the dreaded “cha-ching” from their credit cards while for some, it is …

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Taiwan – Country Trends

Visa & Immigration Visitor & resident visa application fees have been raised to NTD 6,560 (US$ 206) for American white-collars effective from Jan. 19, 2015. Housing Market In general,no major changes in the real estate rental market. However, there’s a slight decrease in the rental of high end properties. In general, older buildings and those …

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Philippines – Shopping

There is quite literally nothing you can’t find in the Philippines whether it comes to the high end shopping located in the Central Business district of Makati which sells high end items such as Louis Vuitton & Prada or the local area for shopping known as Divisoria in the City of Manila and Baclaran , …

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Philippines – Trends

Dornet Venturanza, Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group’s Philippines partner, shares the trends in Expatriate Assignments in the Philippines. The constantly growing Business Process Outsourcing (BPO industry in the Philippines has turned Manila into a major player in terms of delivering offshore tech or information services. In 2011, the Philippines surpassed India to become the top call center BPO destination in the world. Growth of the …

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India – Working Women in India

The status of women in India has seen great changes – from equal status with men in ancient times, through the low points of the medieval period, to the promotion of equal rights by many reformers. In spite of the provisions made by the Constitution of India guaranteeing equal pay for equal work, there are …

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Philippines Overview

THE PHILIPPINES is made up of a group of nearly 7,107 islands, which are home to verdant, natural panorama and a tropical climate. Though the country is generally mountainous, it also has lush, central and coastal plains, and rich valleys. The Philippine coast is irregular and rugged, and the country contains several active volcanoes. The …

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Malaysia Overview

A resplendent land of intriguing charm with unique diversities in her people, cultures, cuisines and countless beach getaways, pristine rainforest and unspoilt countryside peppered with mountain resorts. Put it simply, “Malaysia has just too much to offer” for any visitor and expatriate! SELAMAT DATANG or “Welcome” in the local Malay language. Malaysia is an independent …

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New Zealand Overview

Aotearoa – Land of the Long White Cloud – is a diverse, multicultural society. Renowned for its spectacular scenery, its many lakes, mountains, glaciers, fiords, rivers and expansive coastline, all offering amazing views and vistas throughout the length and breadth of both the North & South Islands. New Zealand’s mild climate and easily accessible countryside …

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