ASEAN Deal Approaches

In 2020, Southeast Asian countries are set to sign a trade deal that would cover 1/3 of the world’s gross domestic product. What is ASEAN?  The Association of South East Asian Nations was formed in 1967 to promote economic growth, peace and cooperation between members, amongst other goals.  Current member States include Brueni, Cambodia, Indonesia, […]

Ramadan Starts May 6th

The holy month of Ramadan begins for Muslims around the world on May 6th.  There are a few things that non-Muslim expats in our destinations of Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia should know. What is Ramadan? This is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar.  Muslims believe that this was the month Allah (God) revealed the […]

Year of the PIg

Happy Lunar New Year!

Between 20 – 25% of the world’s population will be celebrating the holiday which has many names including Chinese New Year and Spring Festival.  Celebrating the return of Spring, it is a time to honor ancestors and family.  The travel home made by millions is the largest migration of humans on the planet. This year […]