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Taiwan – Fun and Games in Taipei

By reloc8apg | 11th February 2019

If you like to go to a bar for a drink, there are bars where in addition to drinking and chatting, they also provide games for you to know more people who share the same interests as yours. For those who like to play billiards, On Tap and the Brass Monkey are good venues that …

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India – Modernisation and Liberalisation of the India Visa System

By reloc8apg | 4th February 2019

Bureau of Immigration (BoI) was setup in 1971 by Government of India to undertake Immigration function in the country. BoI is headed by Commissioner of Immigration and assisted by FRROs for immigration facilitation service at airports and work relating to registration of foreigners under various Acts and Rules. Altogether, there are 86 Immigration Check Posts …

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Malaysia – Special Needs Education

By reloc8apg | 1st February 2019

For parents of children with special needs, the prospect of providing education for their kids can be a daunting task. Not only do they need to find specialised educational centres as each special need can be varyingly different, special education providers are limited especially in developing countries like Malaysia. Some parents have opted to educate …

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Singapore – New Vaccination Requirement

By reloc8apg | 31st January 2019

With effect from 1 February 2019, foreign-born children aged 12 years and below will need to verify their vaccination (or evidence of immunity) for diphtheria and measles with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) before an application can be made for a Dependant’s Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).  Existing pass holders will …

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Taiwan – Country Updates

By reloc8apg | 9th January 2019

Driving It has been reported by the central News Agency in January that a driver’s license reciprocal agreement between Minnesota and Taiwan is to be signed, making it the 31st state to do so. People with a valid Driver’s License issued in either Minnesota or Taiwan will no longer need to take a road test, …

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FAQs for the Asia Pacific Region – Practical Information Guide

By reloc8apg | 9th January 2019

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia  Are there expat areas to live in ?No, international assignees live in the same areas as locals. Why is rental property so expensive in Sydney and Melbourne ?Actually the rental yield the property owners can …

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India – Focus on Pune

By reloc8apg | 4th January 2019

Pune – Detroit of India Fortified with hills and abundance natural beauty, the city of Pune served as a capital of Maratha Empire & Monsoon Capital of the Bombay Presidency under the British Empire. Pune (also referred as “Poona”) has always been an important city both for historical and modern India. Pune has long been …

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Malaysia – Focus on Selangor

By reloc8apg | 4th January 2019

This Abode of Sincerity (the honorific title of the state of Selangor) though moderately sized, has the largest economy in Malaysia, providing 22% of the nation’s GDP, and is one of the most developed states as well. It is diverse in its people as well as its attractions. Selangor boasts natural wonders such as the …

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Singapore – 1st April 2019 Changes to Immigration Issuance & Renewal Fees

By reloc8apg | 24th December 2018

From 1 April 2019, there will be adjustments to the application and issuance / renewal fees for Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit and other passes. Alert: In view of the increased administrative fees, applications should be thoroughly reviewed prior to submission. Any errors will result in rejection and a re-submission will be required. Initial application fees …

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India – Ease of doing business (World Bank Report)

By reloc8apg | 10th December 2018

‘Rome was not built in a day’ – 2014 started the process of review and improvement India’s world ranking in the ‘ease of doing business’. The World Bank initiated measure has Identied India as the most improved country in this sphere. Out of 190 countries; in 2014 India was at a miserly 140th, It made …

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