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TANVIRKAZI replied to the thread Is it safe for American to move to Dhaka on the Bangladesh forum:
RS initially posted:
I am an American citizen married to a Bangladeshi man for 7 years here in US. I want to come and visit my in-laws and possibly move there. Can someone respond to my question? Is it safe there for us to move there with me being a white woman? If I cover will it be better for me? I look forward to hearing from someone. Thanks RS
TANVIRKAZI replied on October 11, 2014 with:
Yes!100% Safe.No problem@all-4- any Foreigner in Bangladesh-2-move freely and openly. If u need any more info's,plz ask me,I'v Tour operator Co in Dhaka,Bangladesh. my e-mail:info@bangladeshtoursandtravelsholidays.com my contact :01865461192 have a great day. Tawfique.Kazi
BangaWife replied on March 24, 2014 with:
I am a British woman who married a Bangladeshi man 4 years ago and returned to Dhaka last year to live permanently here. I would say that yes it is safe to move here, I found it good to learn the language and immerse myself into its culture and lifestyle. In doing so I was able to find a comfortable niche within the crazy but colourful life that is the norm here.
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vdesai replied to the thread moving to Dhaka from Mumbai, India on the Bangladesh forum:
vdesai initially posted:
hi all, My husband is being transferred to Dhaka in December 2014. My 4 year old son and I will be coming along. I'm a bit concerned/ curious about moving here from Mumbai, India, (even though I'm sure Dhaka is not much different from Mumbai in terms of its population and living conditions). I have a few questions and would be eternally grateful for some answers! school : could someone recommend a good international school for my son residential areas + rental: what is a safe, good, centrally located residential area to live in? With a park nearby where my son can play and a hospital not too far. What is the going rental rate for an unfurnished 3bhk ? water and electricity: is it true that there are 3 hour power cuts on a daily basis or is it a myth? is water shortage common? healthcare: does the city have good healthcare? does anyone have any recommendations for a good Pediatrician and general physician/ family doctor. please do write in with pros and cons! I find it always helps to be fully-equipped :) thanks!
vdesai replied most recently with:
Thanks very much Dana. You've helped me get some sort of perspective. I'm guessing my apprehension Will die down once we actually move and start getting settled. My main concern is my sons schooling. Other than that everything else can be adapted to. Cheers Vera
DanaGhiban replied most recently with:
Hi, Dhaka is not as developed as a big Indian city. In a way you are thinking right that many living conditions and population is similar, but you could feel even more restricted w food and opportunities in Dhaka . The American school is an excellent choice. You have a good small clinic in the school ( if still the case, as I have left Dhaka 2 years ago) . Hospitals are acceptable . Try united hospital. You should live in Gulshan or Baridhara the usual expat residential areas. Re parks ,I think you need to give up this myth as in Dhaka it is more suitable to be in the Clubs : the Nordic , American, German , international. It was lots of constructions at the time and not walking friendly . I cannot remember the rent in details ,as the company which hired me paid for it ,but it was at the time about 1500 eur for 3 bedroom apt in Gulshan road 79 ,good condition. But rents kept rising ,I remember . As in India ,the country functions on generators. check if there's one in your building. Usually there are ,in the above mentioned areas . We lived in Dhaka 2 years with 2 kids : one elementary school and one middle school . Dhaka can drive you nuts at times, but we had good social life there. People stick together at the clubs .You may not find all the food and western things you want , tough poor places all around, but there are plenty of good experiences as well. The people are warm and from my experience more reliable than what I have experienced in India . We did not have issues with water . All the best and do let me know if I could help more Regards Dana
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erajibdn replied to the thread Moving to Bangladesh on the Bangladesh forum:
ardia initially posted:
Hi, Im (genetically) bengali who is living in Canada. I have a B.Sc in Computer Science, and simply do not feel I fit in here. Mostly due to my height being 5'2 male. Ive been threatened with assault and humiliated a few times. Such is life. I speak perfect english, but broken bengali (only spoke it at home till the age of 7 or so). Is it possible for me to make a life in bangladesh?
erajibdn replied most recently with:
Welcome back! now a days here in bangladesh, CSE Department Job Level so high. i think you can easily manage a job.
sbragg2001 replied most recently with:
Dear Ardia, Bangladesh is a tiny country with 167million population. The average salary for someone of your qualifications in Dhaka is about $250/month. There is an endless line of qualified locals available for each position so there will not be any expat jobs in that field. Thank your lucky stars that your parents got you to Canada. Use common sense to keep yourself out of potential situations...and maybe learn Thai kwan do ou something, and get on with your life.
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adminee posted Survey about Healthcare in Bangladesh on the Bangladesh forum:
We've put together a brief survey about expat healthcare. The goal is to collect information from you about the quality and availability of medical services, health insurance, prescription medicines and emergency care in your region of Bangladesh. We'll be soon publishing the responses to help others who are following in your footsteps. Please take several minutes to answer the survey. The more detailed you can be in your responses, the better. Thank you, in advance, for sharing and helping others moving to your area! http://www.expatexchange.com/eetr/addtiptopic/7
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A writer from the Associated Press is interested in talking to people who decide to retire abroad for reasons related to affordable health care. He is also interested to hear about other reasons why you chose to retire abroad. If you would be interested to speak with him and possibly be written about in his article, please send an email to Joshua Wood at: joshua@expatexchange.com.
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sujoyJena posted Looking For an Apartment to Rent Near NSU on the Bangladesh forum:
Hi, I am planning to move to Dhaka to work at NSU for a year (or, more) beginning July 2014. I am looking for a 1-2 Bedroom apartment that is in a quiet and safe area, has A/C and modern amenities. Will prefer walking distance or area near NSU. Thanks in advance for your suggestions, guidance or help.
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zapya posted Train schedule needed on the Bangladesh forum:
Could someone kindly give me the schedule for trains going from Kushtia to Dhaka ? Thanks :)
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sbragg2001 commented on the Expat Report Review of Grace International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Review-of-Grace International School
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The teaching staff are the schools biggest asset. The facilities are adequate allowing for a high quality, child centered education.

Extra curricular activities include soccer, netball, tag rugby, Bengali dance, music tution and various forms of Arts and crafts. (Continue)

sbragg2001 replied most recently with:
Grace International school takes students who's parents work for missionaries first. If you work in the private sector do not get your hopes up for placement at this school. Our children were wait listed at Grace for 3 years...never got in.
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sbragg2001 replied to the thread Flying with my Dog to Dhaka on the Bangladesh forum:
tanna89 initially posted:
Hi, Have any expats traveled with their animals? Which airlines have you used? What was the experience like? What advice would you offer? I have a lab retriever who is a son to me. Thank you for your input.
sbragg2001 replied most recently with:
Use Emirates. Top notch. They follow IATA regulations for animal transport, they have a special hostel were your dog will stay during layover, and will be watered & fed. Worry not about your buddy.
stumpy replied most recently with:
This is not a subject that crops up too often I would suggest you check online for companies that specialize in this sort of work.
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TANVIRKAZI replied to the thread Holiday Events & Expat Gatherings in Bangladesh on the Bangladesh forum:
adminee initially posted:
What are your favorite holiday events in your area of Bangladesh? Help other expats in search of some holiday cheer by sharing information on events that are open to the public or for expats. If you would like to plan your own gathering to celebrate the holidays with other members of Expat Exchange in your area, we encourage you to plan it here. You could meet up with others at your favorite restaurant, a local coffee shop, a bar -- anywhere that's public!
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