Friday, 01 November 2013 07:21

Another Side of Vietnam

Another Side of Vietnam Awards

Scroll down the page of the Facebook group Another Side of Vietnam and you’ll see: Buck Skidmark posting a pic of a leaky airbridge, and explaining, “It’s raining… IN THE PLANE!”

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:53

Calling Australian Expats

Calling Australian Expats

Paul Milbourne, a registered Australian Financial Planner asks, “What’s your most valuable asset?”


 

In his experience, almost no one answers this correctly — a dire situation, given that their lives could depend on it.


Nick Cartledge, from Expat Property Planners, says most expats stop contributing to their superannuation while working abroad and — given the rising the rising costs of life in Australia — even a five-year posting could come at a serious cost. “By investing in property back home while abroad,” he says, you “will ensure you’re still in the market, keeping up with inflation back home and earning a healthy bank of tax credits for your return.”


Paul and Nick are specialists in the fields of Australian property, financial planning and insurance, and they’re prepared to share their knowledge at The Hanoi Club in Hanoi on Oct. 16. If you’re an Aussie working abroad they’d love to have you in the room — in fact, they would recommend it.


To register for this free seminar, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published in What's On
Monday, 07 October 2013 09:28

Calling Australian Expats

Calling Australian Expats

Paul Milbourne, a registered Australian Financial Planner asks, “What’s your most valuable asset?”

Published in What's On
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 07:54

Volunteer Stop-portunities

Volunteer Stop-portunities

Margaret Smith feels the urge to help, but where? Photos by Kyle Phanroy

Published in A World Of Good

Foreigners with Long-Term Visas Able to Buy Property

Under a proposal by the Construction Ministry, all foreigners staying in Vietnam on a visa valid for more than three months will be able to buy houses in the country, and may hold house ownership for 50 to 70 years.

Published in In The Papers
Friday, 31 May 2013 07:06

VietExpat.TV

VietExpat.TV

You’re British, and of course you’re missing Soccer Saturday on Sky. It used to be slim pickings in Vietnam, that is, before now. VietExpat.TV is coming at you live and on demand from your choice of software player, mobile player or set-top box — no VPN, proxy or satellite required.

Published in Just In
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 00:47

Classify Yourself

Classify Yourself

In Vietnam, foreigners are nguoi nuoc ngoai (people from an outside country), Caucasians are labeled as Tay (westerner), Sub-Saharan Africans are often called My Den (black Americans) and anyone from the Indian subcontinent is purely described as being An Do (Indian), no matter which country they come from. Get the politically correct, tree hugging, animal rights brigade in on the act (another generalisation and stereotype), and they would have a field day. For all the ‘social responsibility’ required of the media in this country, when it comes to political correctness, the everyday language used to classify people living away from their country of origin in Vietnam is far off the mark.

Published in The Perspectives
Wednesday, 04 March 2009 18:26

Hanoi's Expat Scene

Facing the music close to the Red River


Outside, the streets are quiet. Inside, the remote-control gates have come down, but the music pounds and the drinks continue to flow. Late night, drunken chatter fills the air and despite the lack of free movement and the obvious fire hazard, the punters seem content.

 

Published in Features
Monday, 07 September 2009 10:04

Relativists vs Colonialists

Colonialists vs. Relativists 


In my experience there are three types of expat in Vietnam. Those who – let’s call them relativists – think the whole country is wonderful and the people lovable and honest, and that even the bad things can’t be criticised as it’s their culture and we have no right to find fault with it.

 

Published in The Perspectives
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