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Australia > Articles

Australia

An Expat Guide To Managing Your Australian Tax Return

Posted on Friday July 28, 2017 (13:28:16)
It’s that time of year again – tax time. The Australian financial year runs from 1 July to June 30. This is followed by a flurry of activity as people around the country begin scrambling for their receipts to begin what used to be a laborious process of filling out forms and following up on loose ends.

The good news is that these days, filling out your tax return is easier than it’s ever been.   more ...

Oman > Articles

Oman

A Guide To Buying Property As An Expat In Oman

Posted on Thursday July 27, 2017 (13:25:45)
The Southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula is home to the most welcoming monarchy of the Gulf, the Sultanate of Oman. This country is like a gentle introduction to the Middle East, as it is one of the safest and most peaceful places in the region. Even in the current times, it has managed to stay relatively unruffled by the political and economic crises affecting other nations in the area. In spite of its modern infrastructure and new development, you will find glimpses of ancient traditions and beliefs everywhere you turn.   more ...

Bahrain > Articles

Bahrain

An Expat Guide To The Cost Of Living In Bahrain

Posted on Wednesday July 26, 2017 (14:30:47)
In spite of being steeped in history and tradition, the Kingdom of Bahrain is one of the most well-developed, advanced and modernized countries in the Persian Gulf. This archipelago is the ideal destination for anyone who wishes to experience the more liberal side of Arabian lifestyle.   more ...

United Kingdom > Articles

United Kingdom

Things To Do As An Expat In London This Summer

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (16:13:34)
(c) richardofengland on Flickr
London is an appealing destination for many reasons. It has an iconic skyline, as well as a view that never fails to disappoint with the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the Shard and other famous buildings. It is a multicultural hub in which more than 300 different languages are spoken. It is, in fact, one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.   more ...

Bahrain > Articles

Bahrain

An Expat Guide To Healthcare In Bahrain

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (15:33:12)
(c) Wadiia on Wikipedia
The perfect blend of modernity and history can be found on the archipelago of Bahrain. Anyone interested in exploring the lifestyle of the Gulf countries should therefore think about moving to area, as the place is a lot more liberal than its neighbors, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. At the same time, Arabic traditions, beliefs and value systems are deeply rooted.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

An Expat Guide To Preschool In Amsterdam

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (15:11:02)
(c) Pixabay
Preschool (voorschool) is a government-subsidised schooling system for children aged 2.5 to 4. More structured than a playschool, the voorschool works in association with their local primary school (basisschool) and is designed to equip children – in a fun way - with the basic skills for school life.   more ...

Trinidad and Tobago > Articles

Trinidad and Tobago

An Expat Guide To Local Cultural Activities In Trinidad & Tobago

Posted on Friday July 21, 2017 (14:30:57)
(c) mmorgan8186 on Flickr
Trinidad and Tobago is made up of a blend of different cultures that have their roots in Africa, the Middle East, India, China and Europe. The local culture is also influenced by the Native Americans. The diversity of these islands is apparent in the various religions that co-exist there.

In Trinidad and Tobago, expats will find churches, temples and mosques existing beside each other. Each culture contributes to the islands’ identity and environment, and festivals are joint celebrations. Regardless of their origins, the people of Trinidad and Tobago and hospitable by nature and welcoming to visitors. Celebrations and festivals take place throughout the year.   more ...

Netherlands > Articles

Netherlands

10 Things To Love About The Dutch Way Of Life

Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017 (15:06:03)
(c) Alfredo Borba on Wikipedia
Though the Netherlands may not be your homeland, it can still in time win your affections. Here are ten aspects of Dutch life which have found a warm place in the heart of many expatriates.   more ...

Canada > Articles

Canada

How To Retire To Canada

Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017 (14:29:49)
(c) DukeAsh on Pixabay
Canada has topped the lists and surveys of the best countries to live in (such as “the better life index”, “livability ranking report” and the “human development report”) for quite some time now.

With an average lower cost of living and housing prices compared to the United States and some European countries, a high quality and affordable healthcare system, reliable infrastructure and public transport, a neutral political stance and strict gun control laws, it’s easy to see why Canada is vastly appealing for all the practical reasons, without having to mentioning its stunning scenery.   more ...

Singapore > Articles

Singapore

A Guide To Activities For Children In Singapore

Posted on Tuesday July 18, 2017 (13:17:51)
(c) Hillebrand Steve on Wikipedia
One of the greatest challenges of being a parent during the school holidays and weekends is looking for and arranging fun filled days and activities for you and your family.

We’ve compiled this handy expat guide to activities for children in Singapore to make this task easier for you in your new home.   more ...