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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Asia / Southeast
  • Language:English
  • Pages:324
  • eBook ISBN:9781483548777

Expatriate in Myanmar (Burma) A Guide for Newcomers

by Janice Merchant

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Overview

Expatriate In Myanmar (Burma) – A Guide for Newcomers is a comprehensive, one-stop reference that answers your questions about what its like to live as an expatriate in Burma. This newcomers guide contains over 360 pages of practical information and advice that has been well researched and fact-checked by in-country experts. Each chapter guides you through the steps needed to make your move, set up your new home and enjoy your new life in this challenging environment. Information on international school choices, health care considerations, safety measures, finance and communication, leisure time activities, shopping, restaurants and entertainment is also included in this useful guide. In addition to the chapters of information on Yangon, the business capital of Myanmar and home to most expatriates there is a chapter each on Mandalay; Myanmar’s religious and cultural center and Naypyitaw; the country’s capital city. With over 60 color photographs, country, cultural and business overviews, maps, tables and useful appendices, this book will be your go to source for information both before and throughout your stay.

Description

Expatriate in Myanmar (Burma) - A Guide for Newcomers contains over 360 pages of practical and timely information for those who want to learn more about the country, its culture and expatriate life in this newly emerging Southeast Asian frontier destination. Inside this comprehensive book you will find accurate and up-to-date information to guide your move and stay in country. Each chapter has been well researched and fact-checked by in-country experts. The book includes chapters on: Know before you go: Information you need to make your decision on whether to move and how to prepare Housing options for long and short term stays Neighborhoods of Yangon, working with local realtors, negotiating home leases and setting up your new home Pre-School, Elementary and High School’s listings in Myanmar (Burma) and Boarding school options in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia Health Care Concerns and Cautions, Listing of Expatriate Clinics, Hospitals and other Medical Providers in Myanmar (Burma), Singapore and Bangkok Precautionary measures to protect your health and personal safety while living in Myanmar Enjoying your life - Clubs, local organizations, churches, volunteer opportunities and fitness and sports options. Restaurant and club guide for Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw Markets, supermarkets, shopping malls and specialty shops Yangon, Mandalay and Naypitaw Traveling within the country, places to explore near each major city, travel agents and information on the country’s air, train and water transportation systems Public and private transportation options for travel within the city, driving and traffic regulations Hiring and managing household staff; includes salary guidelines and hiring hints Coping in a cash-based economy, opening a bank account, banking options Telecommunications and Internet Choices Country and Culture Overview Guide to setting up a business Pet Import and Pet Health Customs Import and Visa Regulations Embassy Listings With over 60 color photographs, country, cultural and business overviews, maps, tables and useful appendices, this book will be your go to source for information both before and throughout your stay.

About the author

Janice Merchant is a Senior HR Executive and seasoned expatriate who has traveled the globe with her family living in different countries and continents for the past 15 years. She has drawn upon these experiences and over 18 months of in-depth country research to compile this useful resource for all individuals contemplating a move to Myanmar. She is currently residing in Myanmar and is a founding member of the Yangon International Newcomers Group.

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