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Philippine Holidays in 2020

With almost 20 public (regular and special non-working) holidays on record, the Philippines – along with Colombia, rank 3rd in the top ten countries in the world with the most number of public holidays. Yet, this number still excludes the special non-working days in the regions, in observance of their respective founding anniversary, not-to-mention the …

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Philippines – Household Help

For a number of countries, household help living within the same premises as their employer is not widely practice. In the Philippines, having household help or “kasambahay” has always been a part of local custom and culture. While the Filipinos’ will always prefer to hire help by word of mouth or via referrals, there are …

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Philippines – Cultural Guidance 2020

The Filipinos are known for their hospitality, warmth, and many unique traits, developed and cultivated by centuries of colonial rule, and influenced by a rich culture and traditions passed down from generation to generation
Japan

Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Japan in 2020

What to take into consideration when relocating to Japan in 2020? Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Covid 19 Coronavirus, and updated immigration rules.
India

Everything You Should Know About Relocating to India in 2020

Everything you should know about relocating to India in 2020: 1) India amends its Citizenship Act; 2) Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) on house rent; 3) Salient features of the new ACT
Thailand

Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Thailand in 2020

We would like to inform you that we received a directive from our government, The Ministry of Public Health (Department of Disease Control) regarding preventative measures against the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.
Singapore

Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Singapore in 2020

New in 2020: 1) Tighter foreign worker quota for service sector; 2) Legal age for smoking raised to 20; 3) Fewer approved overseas medical schools; 4) Good and services tax (GST) payable on digital services from overseas providers; 5) E-scooters are banned from footpath; 6) Drones over 250g must be registered
Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Australia in 2020

Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Australia in 2020

2019 saw the Australian housing market slow as banks tightened lending for investment property and buyers were cautious about the outcome of the May 2019 Federal election. Towards the end of 2019 there was a resurgence and 2020 has been predicted as a strong year for growth in the market which should see more investment properties become available and therefore rents stabilising.
Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Asia-Pacific Countries in 2020

Everything You Should Know About Relocating to Taiwan in 2020

Taiwan began implementing a number of new government policies and measures in 2020. Here is a list of several relating to Getting Around that foreigners living in Taiwan should know.
COVID-19 in Singapore

COVID-19 in Singapore: Update from Reloc8 Asia Pacific Partner Asian Welcome

As of 18 February, we have 4 new cases and have discharged 5. We would like to share the sentiment on the rising concern of the Covid-19 outbreak.