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An Expat Talks about Living in Sylhet, Bangladesh

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Sylhet

How long have you lived there?

3 months

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

None. But, check local press and villagers upcoming events, some are really excellent.

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In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

Very tolerant, but not of women's clothing. Advise them not to wear too revealing or too short cloths, or clothes that define the shape well. Main town markets are good, however village markets intolerant of unaccompanied ladies.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

No jobs for foreigners, locals find most jobs by word of mouth, patronage, and a few, very few, advertised. The advert ones are generally for public services.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Work and education are important to all, leisure on the many rivers is excellent, especially River Surma and Kushiara. Annual regatta Fenchuganj NOT to be missed - boat racing GREAT fun, over 50,000 attended.

I was treated very fairly until they found I could speak Bengali local variety, then I was treated exceptionally wheel.

Driving is nightmare, however you can hire locally for between 16 and 20 pounds a day, includes driver and insurance, pay for your own LP gas - approx 63 pence a liter.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

Without basic Bengali language skills you will be lost, it's nothing like Dhaka. (it's better)

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Sep 29, 2010 03:48

Hi, Just out of curiosity what are you doing there in sylhet? I would like to get a job there oneday ;) I am telecom/IT project manager right now working for the UN.Cheers.

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