posted Rent a car from Dhaka
on the Bangladesh forum on April 12, 2015:
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.
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 contact :01865461192
have a great day.
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.
replied to the thread moving to Dhaka from Mumbai, India
on the Bangladesh forum:
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?
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 :)
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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.
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
replied to the thread Moving to Bangladesh
on the Bangladesh forum:
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?
now a days here in bangladesh, CSE Department Job Level so high. i think you can easily manage a job.
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.
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.