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 The Moon Festival

 The Mid-Autumn festival or Moon festival is a very important Chinese tradition celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar year. It  is the day of the year where the full moon is the brightest and the most round. This festival represents family and gathering which is very  important for the countries that celebrate it. It is also an occasion for the families to  reunite after the harvest of the year. There are diverse  versions of the legend of the moon festival. The most known one is the following: The story of Chang’e. Read More.

[Immigration] Visa FREE for APEC travel business card holders 

Business people of participating countries or territories, who are issued by competent authorities ABTCs which put Vietnam on the list of entry-permitting countries and territories, shall, upon each entry into Vietnam, be issued by the entry and exit management offices at Vietnam's international border-gates certificates of permitted stay for a duration of 90 days counting from the date of entry. ABTC holders shall not have such stay duration extended upon the expiration of their cards. Read more. 

Reasons to live in Vietnam.

Moving abroad seems like a fun way to explore the world and start fresh in your life. Nowadays, moving to a different country across the globe is very trendy. Over the last decades, the number of people moving or planning to move overseas has risen significantly. If you intend to work and live abroad as an expat in Asian countries, Vietnam may be one of the best destinations for expats. There are high chances your life will be flipped on its head, but it will be probably worth it. Read more. 

[Immigration] Foreigners praise Vietnam's visa exemption extension

The country first offered visa waivers for citizens from the five European countries in July 2015. The policy has been updated annually and would have expired at the end of June. The continued visa exemption is expected to push up the development of the Vietnamese tourism sector. Read more.

Business Talk : Interview with United Nations, International School of Hanoi

In 1988 UNIS Hanoi opened its doors for the first time with 12 students in the borrowed classroom of a local high school with a teacher on secondment from UNIS New York - Our first Head of School, Dr Alice Ann Winner. Today we welcome daily more than 1100 students to our purpose built campus with more than 60 nationalities and 40 mother tongue groups celebrated in our truly international school. Recognized by the government of Vietnam as a symbol of what is best in international education in the country and in the region, UNIS Hanoi is an outstanding place to work and go to school. Read more.

Business Talk : Inspire Educamps, a place where children will grow up differently.

You want to make your child learning while playing at the same time? Sometimes it is not easy to combine both of them into one. Inspire Educamps recognize that children today will need to succed in a very different world than the one we have grown up in. a world that is completely outside the reach of traditional schooling. Read more.

[Immigration] Thailand considers express visa issuance to lure foreign business 

The Thai Government is planning to amend its foreign business law to boost inbound investment, as it tries to stimulate economic growth to catch up with its neighbors. Read more

Interview of Guillaume Nguyen, cardiologist at EMC 

We are a small clinic mainly specialized in cardiovascular disease and metabolic diseases, that is to say diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders, dyslipidemia, thyroid, etc. Essentially, that, let's say, everything that is directly related to cardiology. Previously, we did other activities, more general medicine and ENT. Read more.

[Immigration] Singapore's Changi airport may use facial recognition systems to find late passengers

Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers? Read More.

[Immigration] Taiwan aims to woo ASEAN visitors with its new visa waiver programme

Taiwan’s trial visa waiver programme for 5 ASEAN Countries, including Brunei, may be extended pending a review by the Taiwanese government. Since august 2016, Brunei along with Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia has obtained visa-free travel to Taiwan for up to 30 days. Read More.

[New law] The Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals 

The Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals which was passed on Oct. 31, 2017 has been approved by the Legislative Yuan of ROC on February 08, 2018, marking a milestone in Taiwan's talent recruitment system. This newly effected act relaxes the requirements for foreign professionals on visa, employment, stay and residence regulations while better benefiting them in the areas of insurance, tax and retirement schemes with the goal to attract more foreign talents to work in Taiwan... Read More.

Business talk : Evolve Mobility, the latest startup launched in the Vietnamese exciting start up eco-system.

If you believe that relocating to a new country is exciting and holds the promise of new adventure, then Evolve Mobility shares your belief. Evolve Mobility understands that your journey shapes how you evolve in your new country and into the scheme of your life. Read More.

[New law] Thailand smart Visa 

In September 2017, Thailand had made the announcement of its new visa but without specifying a deadline for the date of availability. According to the Thai Cabinet, the availability of this new visa is confirmed for the beginning of the February 2018.  Read More. 

Cooptalis, a global mobility company, opens a branch in Vietnam.

Cooptalis develops and supports international mobility projects for candidates and companies around the world. Undertaking the complete management of mobility projects, the company strives to respect and listen to the needs of new recruits, businesses and local administration. Read more... 

ISHCMC welcomes the new academic year with renovated learning areas

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) opens the new academic year with renovated learning areas in their current campus located at Vo Truong Toan Street, District 2... Read more.

How to properly choose your health insurance

There you are, comfortably set in your new residence, all boxes opened with its contents already on shelfs and you have found the right school for your children. You still need to choose a health insurance... Read More. 

Interview of Jeanne Triol about Life Project for Life

At the heart of LP4Y lies a deep-seated concern with the catastrophic situation facing a growing number of excluded Youth worldwide. There are currently 1.2 billion Youth aged 15 to 24, 600 millions of whom are living below the poverty threshold. In 2025 their number will reach 1 billion... Read More.

The MAIN Reason Why Global Companies Are Struggling In Vietnam...And Everywhere Else

There are diverse reasons why global companies are struggling in Vietnam and elsewhere in the world but one is above them ALL.
That reason is invisible, intangible but is everywhere at the same time and it is the one that impacts global companies the MOST.The worse is that most of the global companies are not aware of it. So they are keeping on making the same mistakes resulting in costly consequences and not tackling the roots of the problem, allowing it to hit them again and again ... Read More

How to discover Saigon in an unusual and interactive way?

Would you like to discover Saigon in an unusual and interactive way? Once you have settled in your new home and have started to get used to your new environment, you can finally find some time to discover the city ... Read More. 

How to process with your pet relocation ?

How can we prepare the trip of our animals ?
It’s really different between all countries. It’s different in Japan, in Europe, in USA, in Australia … But When you want to move your animals to Vietnam you have to prepare it 4 months before. If you are coming from Taiwan, Australia and Japan, you have to prepare it 6 months before.
Moreover, you have to put ... Read More.

Guide for Foreign Investors on Residential Property Investment in Vietnam.

Vietnam provides a vibrant backdrop for real estate investment as a dynamic and rapidly developing nation. The potential for  Vietnam real estate appreciation is bolstered by strong economic fundamentals such as rising GDP, growing population, and large scale  infrastructure improvements. The key cities in Vietnam are Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang ... Read More. 

Choose the best place to begin to live in Vietnam

Finding a place to live is usually the first concern for anyone who has decided to move. For expats in particular, it can be a very stressful part of the relocation process. Because expats are far from their family, friends and country, it becomes especially important that ‘home’ provides a place where they can feel comfortable and safe - a place where they can relax after work, spend time with family and develop the full potential that is required to start a new life in a new country...from Pierre Olivier Maillard, Resident Manager Riverside Serviced Apartments...  Read more.

How to take the headache out of pet relocation to Vietnam

With foreign companies there comes expat employees, their families and not forgetting their pets, which is why we often find relocating pets in Vietnam to be one of the biggest concerns for many families. Brice PROTEAU, Business Development Manager Asia for Invivo, explains us how to take the headache out of pet relocation to Vietnam... Read more.

The trauma of relocation

Moving is traumatic, especially when you've collected decades of memories and "stuff." Damien DELNEGRO, Business Development Manager at ALLIED PICKFORDS, gives us explanations and solutions to prevent that trauma... Read more.

Managing a Vietnamese team: the need to understand the cultural differences in your work environment.

Above the communication differences, managing a Vietnamese team requires to understand the company structure you’re working in. Aymeric PONS, General Director of ERAI Asia, talks about corporate culture in Vietnam and how it can impact international business... Read more.