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Guide for expatriates in Oslo, Norway

17 August, 2010 17:11  EasyExpat EasyExpat

NorwayWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Oslo, Norway.

The city of Oslo lies on the southeastern region of Norway (Known as Norge, this section of Scandinavia lies to the northwest of Finland and its immediate neighbour, Sweden on Europe's most Northern peninsula.).

Oslo - Opera houseOslo is Norway's capitol and the largest city (total area of 454 km2). There is a population of around 590,041. The city is also incredibly safe with one of the lowest homicide rate in the world.

The metropolitan area of Oslo accounts for 25 percent of Norway's gross domestic product. The region has one of the highest per capita GDPs in Europe.

Oslo is a global city, ranked "Beta World City" (major world cities) in studies performed by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network in 2008. It has also been consistently named as one of the most expensive cities for expats (ECA) and one of the best cities to live in.

You will find the usual articles in our guide to prepare your expatriation to Oslo and manage your life once in there: Overview, Job, Passport, Visa & Permits, International Removal Companies, Finding Accommodation, Work, Benefits and Tax, Moving in, Education, Health, Practical Life (banks, transport, shopping...), Entertainment...

You can also discuss and share experience in Norway in our forum.

   


Rome guide for expats in French / Guide pour expatriés sur Rome en français

01 August, 2010 15:08  EasyExpat EasyExpat

ItalyWe have now fully manually translated our original guide in English into French.

Rome, the Eternal City (la Città Eterna), or Capital of the world (Caput Mundi in Latin,) is surrounded by seven hills. The Capitoline, Palatine, Viminal, Quirinal, Esquiline, Caelian and Aventine hills determine both the city layout and geography of the historical centre. The Tiber (il Tevere) winds south through the heart of Rome and derives from the Aniene River (l’Anio.) The Tyrrhenian Sea is located 24 kilometers east of the city centre. (More)

   


Singapore guide for expats in French / Guide pour expatriés sur Singapour en français

26 July, 2010 16:50  EasyExpat EasyExpat

Singapore / SingapourSingapore was first mentioned as early as the 3rd century where it was referred to as Puluozhong, a Chinese translation of Pulau Ujong, literally ‘island at the end' (of the Malay Peninsula).

The Malay archipelago was under European colonial rule for much of the period between the 16th and 19th centuries, starting with the Portuguese in Malacca which than gave way to the Dutch, who developed a stronghold in the region. All this changed with the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in 1819 when he signed a formal treaty with the Sultan of Johor to establish a trading post on the island. However, Singapore did not become a full British colony until 1824.

It was Raffles who decided then that Singapore should become a free port. (More)

   


Guide for expatriates in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

02 June, 2010 14:22  EasyExpat EasyExpat

BrazilWe are delighted to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Rio de  Janeiro, Brazil.

The city of Rio de Janeiro is artistically bordered by magnificent mountains, white-sand beaches and spectacular blue ocean, and lush rain forests. Residents of the city are known as Cariocas. The undisputed cultural capital and major international transportation hub of Brazil, the city is a dense, cosmopolitan gem.

The area of the city is 1182.3 square kilometres or 456.5 sq miles. The city is dense, with Rio de Janeiroabout 6.1 million people in the city and 11-13.5 million in the greater metropolitan area.

The city sits within the geological structure called Brazilian Crystal Basement where rain forest, Atlantic Ocean, and a mass of city dwellers come together. The Tijuca Forest defines much of the landscape as the largest urban forest in the world. On Corcovado, one of the area's highest points, there is the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Another peak, Sugar Loaf, is also a landmark and towers over the entrance of the bay. (More)

   


Guide for expatriates in Seoul, South-Korea

25 May, 2010 22:24  EasyExpat EasyExpat

KoreaWe are proud to launch our new city guide for expatriates in Seoul, South-Korea.

Seoul is the capital of South Korea and is one of the most highly populated cities in the world, located in the north-western part of the country on the Han River. With the establishment of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) in 1948 it became the capital, except for a short time during the Korean War.

The tower of Seoul, South-KoreaThe traditional heart of Seoul is the old Joseon Dynasty city, which is now the downtown area, where most palaces, government offices, corporate headquarters, hotels and traditional markets are located. To the north of downtown is Bukhan Mountain, and to the south is the smaller Namsan. Across the Han River are the newer and wealthier areas of Gangnam-gu and surrounding neighbourhoods. Yeouido is a large island in the middle of the Han River and is home to the National Assembly, the major broadcasting studios, and a number of large office buildings, as well as the world's largest Presbyterian church. (More)

   


New classifieds for expatriates

19 May, 2010 22:37  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We have fully redesigned our classifieds section and add a few new features.

The classifieds are now first ordered by continent/countries (and possibly cities according to the list available in EasyExpat guides) and in each of them a series of categories is listed:

  1. Houses For RentScreen shot of Classifieds page on EasyExpat.com
  2. Houses For Sale
  3. House Search
  4. Flats For Rent
  5. Flats For Sale
  6. Flat Search
  7. House/Flatshare Offer
  8. House/Flatshare Search
  9. Home Swap
  10. Holiday Rentals
  11. Furnitures
  12. Au Pair & Babysitter Search
  13. Au Pair & Babysitter Offer
  14. Clothing/Accessories
  15. Baby/Kids stuff
  16. Books/Games/DVDs
  17. Electronics (*for this category, only ads submitted by individuals, not companies, are permitted)
  18. Conversation exchange
  19. Cars/Motorbikes
  20. Other (*for this category, only ads submitted by individuals, not companies, are permitted)

It is possible to add a photo to illustrate the ad (very handy for example for accommodation). Also you will notice that you can now contact the author of the classifieds straight at its bottom, and that will send immediatly an email to the poster and guarantee they can deal with your message. (More)

   


Guide for expatriates in Hong Kong

09 April, 2010 23:22  EasyExpat EasyExpat

ChinaWe are delighted to launch our new guide for expatriates in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is situated between the South China Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the Taiwan Straits, and has several deep natural harbours protected by mountains.

With a population of over 7 million people squeezed into an area of 1104.3 km2,Hong 
Kong Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, although many of the outlying islands remain uninhabited. It is still in the midst of land reclamation and is already bigger than it has ever been. The two official languages are Cantonese and English and the population is made of 94,9% chinese, 2,1% filipino and 3% others (mainly europeans). 

Runned by the United Kingdom, the handover to China happened on the first of July 1997. The handover did not change fundamentally the way Hong Kong is administrated apart from some symbolic changes like the word ‘Royal’ has been dropped for most institutions and the post boxes are now green rather than red. (More)

   


Community: new forums for EasyExpat

24 March, 2010 08:53  EasyExpat EasyExpat

We are proud to present the new community on EasyExpat.

Users will be able to see a complete new presentation and enjoy loads of new features.

1- New structure

For each destination in the world we have now a forum. (More)

   


Exploit in Ad Servers on EasyExpat Allows For Malware [FIXED]

23 March, 2010 07:40  EasyExpat EasyExpat

If you have got a warning in the past 24 hours about malware being on easyexpat.com we apologize as our ad server was attacked through an exploit in our OpenX software. (More)

   


Happy New Year 2010

01 January, 2010 00:01  EasyExpat EasyExpat

 

StarWe all wish you a very happy year 2010!Star

Same time each year, the end of 2009 is a period to think about what has been achieved and what will be done in 2010.

2009 was a good year on EasyExpat's network but the growth was slower than predicted. Beside the expansion of our guides covering several new cities, we have implemented a complete new design to our expat websites.

For 2010 we have already several very exiting projects:

  • new forums: a global makeover of the forum to create a community for each destination;
  • new functionalities for the classifieds, with a better presentation and subscription;
  • more guides: Beijing, Prague, Rio de Janeiro, Seoul... etc;
  • many others including more proper translations, blog articles...etc.

And don't forget to have a look at our newest city-guide: Auckland

Our solutions:

Once again, happy new year 2010 with Easy Expat!

   


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