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ARE Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) considered as EXPATRIATES?

To explore the world of OFWs, one has to understand the windups of working outside the Philippine Archipelago. For instance, the global competition opened its doors for the developing countries to attract foreign businesses, thereby making foreign-capital enterprises station to the area. For this reason, companies and host countries per…

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ARE Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) considered as EXPATRIATES?

To explore the world of OFWs, one has to understand the windups of working outside the Philippine Archipelago. For instance, the global competition opened its doors for the developing countries to attract foreign businesses, thereby making foreign-capital enterprises station to the area. For this reason, companies and host countries per...

Seollal; Korea’s Lunar New Year celebration

One of the biggest and most important holidays in Korea, and for Koreans abroad, too is certainly Lunar New Year. Or, as it is known in Korea, “Seollal/Seolnal” or in Hangul “설날/陰曆”. But what is Seollal, and why is it such a big holiday? But let’s start with the name,...

在香港生活不能够没有的五个APP

香港是一个节奏十分快的城市,来到香港很多人也因为快速的节奏未能够即时适应。幸好香港有不少app可以帮助香港市民更容易融入本地生活, 照顾你的日常需要,以下是五个在香港生活必备的app。   OpenRice – 開飯啦 跟朋友外出用餐最大的烦恼,莫过于要决定到哪一间餐厅吃饭。香港被誉为美食天堂,各式各样来自不同国家的美食应有尽有,但正是因为太多美食太多好吃的餐厅一时之间也不知道应该去哪一间餐厅吃,OpenRice 就可以帮你解决这一个烦恼。 OpenRice综合了全香港十八区各间餐厅的详细资料,地址、开放时间、餐厅介绍以及餐牌内容也能够在app中看得到。想吃日本菜吗?只要在app中选择日本菜的类别,全香港的日本菜餐厅就能够一览无遗。App里也能够看到地图,让你轻松找到目的地 。 OpenRice更设有app订座功能,你可以在app中直接预订座位,不但方便快捷,有不少餐厅更OpenRice有合作,在app中预订座位会有用餐优惠。 想在香港吃到美食的话,OpenRice是一个不能够缺少的app。   FoodPanda 近两年香港外卖送餐大行其道几乎每家每户每天也会在网上点餐,然后让快递员安排食物快递,自己则可以安坐在家中享受生活,足不出户也能够享尽美食。在香港近年最流行的外卖送餐app就是FoodPanda。 FoodPanda充斥着世界上最伟大的食物体验。饿了吗?想吃木头烤的披萨、经典的汉堡或者超级新鲜的寿司?我们知道你所在的城市所能提供的每一种美食。FoodPanda是你香港知名的食品递送服务,现在就试试吧! 此外,foodpanda还有比餐馆更多的功能。缺少牛奶?电池?洗涤剂?在FoodPanda的商店里,你可以订购成千上万的产品。这是一个无需等待的在线食品杂货配送。选择你最喜欢的商店,从杂货到饮料到健康到药品甚至电子产品,应有尽有。   KongCast – 港播 来到香港少不免也要学一学广东话,其中一个最好的学习广东话的方法就是听播客。KongCast集合了各式各样的广东话粤语专属播客频道,由游山玩水到娱乐趣事以及心理学等等,不同类型的频道应有尽有,集合在一个app里。 有了KongCast,你可以不但可以一边搭车一边学习广东话,更能够紧贴地追踪香港的各种新鲜话题,让您跟香港的朋友聊天时更多话题,更容易适应香港的生活。   PayMe PayMe是由香港汇丰银行开发的官方电子支付程序。这程序能够让你轻松绑定你的银行存款帐号或是信用卡,让你在各个商户或餐厅使用电子支付。你更可以使用PayMe直接把款项传送给你的朋友,这样下次你和朋友吃饭时,就能够轻松 和朋友分担饭餐的成本了。   安心出行 2019新冠肺炎疫情尚未过去,香港政府为了让你更有效之道自己去过的地方有没有染上疫症的风险,政府推出安心出行app,在指定地方例如餐厅和康乐及文化署活动场所,需要你在进入这些指定场所之前,使用安心出行app登记。 假如你曾经用安心出行程序登记过的地方爆发新冠肺炎,安心出行app会向你发出提示,鼓励你进行自行检测,确保您的健康正常。政府表示这个程序不会追踪你的行踪,保障你的私隐,让您可以安心使用。  

Tips and Tricks for Hong Kong Newcomers

The opportunity to study, work, and live abroad is a rare opportunity that enhances one’s knowledge, broadens one’s international perspective, and allows one to progress in personal growth and academic development. However, in living, you will inevitably be confused by the impact of adaptation and culture. Given this, we have...

Food to Try in Taiwan

While Taiwan is home to amazing views and hiking trials, it is also home to mouth watering dishes. Taiwan offers a unique cuisine that is also rich with the country’s culture and history. When in Taiwan, be sure to try out these dishes to experience Taiwan at its fullest. Beef...

20 Things To Keep In Mind When Traveling To South Korea

With the world now more connected than ever, through the power of various social media platforms, South Korea has emerged as a cultural superpower. The Hallyu Wave took the world by storm, with K-pop artists receiving a spotlight in Western award shows like the Grammys, and Korean movies such as...

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Best Countries for Expat Families: 6 Destinations Great For Raising Kids

Making the decision to relocate for work as an expat is never easy. And with expat families, even more complexities come into play. From picking a destination that can provide a good quality of education to the availability of good children’s healthcare, there are so many more factors to consider...

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The Best Countries for Expats – Taxation in US Vs Europe Vs Asia

People choose to move abroad for a wide variety of reasons. It could be anything from an exciting new job, an improved quality of life, or you could just have an avid interest in other cultures. There are some significant tax implications that should be kept in mind though, which...

20 Things To Keep In Mind When Traveling To South Korea

With the world now more connected than ever, through the power of various social media platforms, South Korea has emerged as a cultural superpower. The Hallyu Wave took the world by storm, with K-pop artists receiving a spotlight in Western award shows like the Grammys, and Korean movies such as...

Top 10 Apps You Need To Download In South Korea

Whether you are visiting or relocating to South Korea, there are a few must-have apps you will need to download on your phone. As the country is an authentic technology hub, everything and everyone seems to be connected online. From social media and online shopping to home delivery, and transportation....

Food You Must Try In Japan

Japan has a unique and varied cuisine, going beyond sushi and ramen. While many may have these two in mind when it comes to Japanese food, Japan’s food culture offers a variety of amazingly mouth-watering dishes. Popular dishes in Japan vary depending on region. Read on to find out which...

Beauty Secrets of Vietnamese Women

The beauty secrets of Vietnamese women from ancient times have always prioritized naturism and simplicity. Over time, beauty standards may change according to trends; however, there are many beauty secrets of Vietnamese women that are often used today and are considered as a preserved tradition. 1. The secret of facial...

Top places to visit in Japan

Are you in the midst of planning a holiday? Are you not sure where to go? Have you ever thought about visiting Japan? Japan is a remarkable place to plan your next getaway from the deep line of history to learn, beautiful gardens to explore and delicious foods to try....

Asia » health-and-wellness

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Cost of Living in Vietnam

While living in Vietnam is relatively cheap, your cost of living may differ depending on where in Vietnam you decide to reside in and your lifestyle you choose. Living in larger cities such as Ho Chi Minh will cost more than living in smaller cities like Da Nang. The official...

Cost of Living in Japan

Japan has one of the highest cost of living in the world. In Japan, you can spend up to 300,000 JPY (2,700 USD) a month. If you are considering moving to Japan, you should take note of their cost of living. One of the reasons why Japan has the highest...

Korean Skin Care Tips

From ancient times Korean skincare tips have been very famous among Asian women. Throughout Asia and even in Europe, people admire Korean beauties and respect Korean skincare tips. Ancient Korean beauty secrets consist of natural, chemical-free, homemade products, which are famous throughout the world.   Korean Skincare Routine  You will...

Cost of Living in South Korea: A Guide for Potential Expats

You might have come across Seoul in a list of the world’s most expensive cities, but don’t let that put you off. The South Korean capital can be quite costly but not nearly as much as its Japanese or Singaporean counterpart. However, life beyond the capital isn’t quite as expensive,...

Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known to have a high cost of living, with some of its cities being the highest in the world. For the past few years, Hong Kong has topped the Mercer’s Cost of Living survey, showing their inflated property market and high grocery prices. Fortunately, salaries earned are...

Best Countries for Expat Families: 6 Destinations Great For Raising Kids

Making the decision to relocate for work as an expat is never easy. And with expat families, even more complexities come into play. From picking a destination that can provide a good quality of education to the availability of good children’s healthcare, there are so many more factors to consider...

Asia » housing-and-property

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Cost of Living in Vietnam

While living in Vietnam is relatively cheap, your cost of living may differ depending on where in Vietnam you decide to reside in and your lifestyle you choose. Living in larger cities such as Ho Chi Minh will cost more than living in smaller cities like Da Nang. The official...

Cost of Living in Taiwan

As compared to other metropolitan cities in South East Asia such as Singapore and Hong Kong, Taiwan is relatively affordable. That being said, this also depends on where you decide to reside in and what lifestyle you choose to lead. Despite Taiwan being small, costs may differ widely depending on...

Cost of Living in Singapore

Compared to other Asian countries, the cost of living in Singapore is high. For an average person in Singapore, their expense a month can go up to 800 SGD (575 USD). If you are a potential expat thinking of moving to Singapore, read on to find out more about the...

Cost of Living in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is known to have a high cost of living, with some of its cities being the highest in the world. For the past few years, Hong Kong has topped the Mercer’s Cost of Living survey, showing their inflated property market and high grocery prices. Fortunately, salaries earned are...

Cost of Living in Japan

Japan has one of the highest cost of living in the world. In Japan, you can spend up to 300,000 JPY (2,700 USD) a month. If you are considering moving to Japan, you should take note of their cost of living. One of the reasons why Japan has the highest...

Cost of Living in South Korea: A Guide for Potential Expats

You might have come across Seoul in a list of the world’s most expensive cities, but don’t let that put you off. The South Korean capital can be quite costly but not nearly as much as its Japanese or Singaporean counterpart. However, life beyond the capital isn’t quite as expensive,...

Asia » money-and-finances

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Cost of Living in Singapore

Compared to other Asian countries, the cost of living in Singapore is high. For an average person in Singapore, their expense a month can go up to 800 SGD (575 USD). If you are a potential expat thinking of moving to Singapore, read on to find out more about the...

Cost of Living in Taiwan

As compared to other metropolitan cities in South East Asia such as Singapore and Hong Kong, Taiwan is relatively affordable. That being said, this also depends on where you decide to reside in and what lifestyle you choose to lead. Despite Taiwan being small, costs may differ widely depending on...

Cost of Living in Japan

Japan has one of the highest cost of living in the world. In Japan, you can spend up to 300,000 JPY (2,700 USD) a month. If you are considering moving to Japan, you should take note of their cost of living. One of the reasons why Japan has the highest...

Cost of Living in Vietnam

While living in Vietnam is relatively cheap, your cost of living may differ depending on where in Vietnam you decide to reside in and your lifestyle you choose. Living in larger cities such as Ho Chi Minh will cost more than living in smaller cities like Da Nang. The official...

The Best Countries for Expats – Taxation in US Vs Europe Vs Asia

People choose to move abroad for a wide variety of reasons. It could be anything from an exciting new job, an improved quality of life, or you could just have an avid interest in other cultures. There are some significant tax implications that should be kept in mind though, which...

Cost of Living in South Korea: A Guide for Potential Expats

You might have come across Seoul in a list of the world’s most expensive cities, but don’t let that put you off. The South Korean capital can be quite costly but not nearly as much as its Japanese or Singaporean counterpart. However, life beyond the capital isn’t quite as expensive,...

Asia » travel-and-vacation

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Places to Visit in Hoi An

Tourist destinations in Hoi An are what people are interested in when traveling to the ancient city. Hoi An is renowned for its unique architecture, delicious dishes bearing traditional culture and identity, as well as being an ideal destination for those who love taking pictures and experiencing the typical features...

Food You Must Try In Japan

Japan has a unique and varied cuisine, going beyond sushi and ramen. While many may have these two in mind when it comes to Japanese food, Japan’s food culture offers a variety of amazingly mouth-watering dishes. Popular dishes in Japan vary depending on region. Read on to find out which...

Tips and Tricks for Hong Kong Newcomers

The opportunity to study, work, and live abroad is a rare opportunity that enhances one’s knowledge, broadens one’s international perspective, and allows one to progress in personal growth and academic development. However, in living, you will inevitably be confused by the impact of adaptation and culture. Given this, we have...

Những địa điểm du lịch gần Hà Nội

Nếu bạn muốn trốn khỏi những xô bồ của thủ đô Hà Nội hoặc muốn khám phá thêm nhiều địa điểm du lịch gần Hà Nội cho những giây phút cuối tuần thư giãn, 5 địa điểm du lịch dưới đây chính là những điểm đến lý tưởng dành cho...

Places to visit near Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city)

Are you looking for travel destinations near SaiGon (Ho Chi Minh City)? Let’s explore the five most beautiful travel spots around SaiGon and enjoy your best days of wanderlust yet. 1.The Tre Viet Tourism Village ● Address: 25 Phan Van Dang, Phu Huu, Nhon Trach, Dong Nai ● Ticket price:...

Five Apps You Can’t Live Without In Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a very fast-paced city. Many people who come to Hong Kong are not able to adapt to the fast pace immediately. Fortunately, there are a number of apps that can help you integrate into local life more easily and take care of your daily needs. OpenRice –...

Asia » visa-and-immigration

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ARE Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) considered as EXPATRIATES?

To explore the world of OFWs, one has to understand the windups of working outside the Philippine Archipelago. For instance, the global competition opened its doors for the developing countries to attract foreign businesses, thereby making foreign-capital enterprises station to the area. For this reason, companies and host countries per...

Types of Work Visas in Singapore and How To Apply!

As a leading cosmopolitan business hub in the heart of Asia, Singapore has been welcoming foreign professionals and talent with open arms for many decades thus far. If you are planning for a move to Asia, Singapore is a great base to consider. Already planning on a move to Singapore?...

South Korea Types of Work Visas in South Korea and How To Apply!

If you’ve found your way onto this page, it’s very likely that you’re thinking about moving to South Korea and are unsure of which visa to go with. You might be looking to start over in this new country, be it to better your family’s financial situation or simply to adventure outside...

Types of Visas in Taiwan and How To Apply for One

If you are thinking of visiting Taiwan, regardless of work, studies, family or leisure, you may need to apply for a Taiwan visa. This visa will allow you to reside temporarily in Taiwan as long as you are able to meet the respective requirements of the visa you hold. This...

What is the difference between expat and immigrant?

Expat vs immigrant – people often confuse the words expats and immigrants with each other. Like everybody else, I also didn’t know the difference between expats and immigrants until my father refused an offer to be an expat in another country. It is a bit shameful to admit that as...

Common Visas for Japan and How to Apply for Them

A lot of us have our own reasons to emigrate, whether it’s in search for better job opportunities, to be together with someone you love, or to just experience living abroad, learning the language and soaking up the culture. A long-term visa is essential for such activities, but applying for...