I can’t remember the last time that someone stood up on the bus to give me their seat in Australia. When I’m in Malaysia, it happens regularly. There, my grey hair and mature face symbolise wisdom and command respect.
Nothing erodes a retirement nest egg quite like rising costs, and unfortunately, Australians have become used to paying through the nose. Annual electricity price rises come in double-digits, a recent report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare found almost one-third of people put off going to the dentist because of the cost, and have you seen the price of a coffee?
Although prices in Singapore are much higher than you’ll find in any other Southeast Asian country, it’s possible to visit, eat and sightsee to your heart’s content while staying within your budget. Here are a few tips that you may not hear when you are talking with other expats…
Right now I am in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, known for its French colonial architecture and rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences.