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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2019 @ 03:20 PM / by Eugene Kobiako

A photo of the central development plan for Dili, East Timor. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.

Development and Housing in Dili, East Timor

East Timor, or Timor-Leste as it is known in one of its official languages, Portuguese, is a small country in Southeast Asia just north of Australia across the Timor Sea. 

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 12, 2019 @ 06:32 AM / by Andrew Morollo

The long unused movie theatre named 'Cinema Marcelo da Veiga' in São Tomé. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Andrew Morollo.

The Pace of Change: From Hong Kong to São Tomé 

As a resident of Hong Kong, I’m used to seeing the supremely fast-paced development of a modern city: new skyscrapers, high-speed train stations, subway lines, road tunnels, highways, stores, restaurants, and even a 55-kilometer-long bridge were built in the short time that I’ve lived there.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2019 @ 09:09 AM / by Philli Wong

Port Louis, Mauritius during survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Philli Wong.

Transportation and Expatriate life in Mauritius

Transportation in Mauritius can be challenging for new assignees. Driving is a necessary part of life here as traveling across the island for meetings and activities is common. The capital, Port Louis, is to the west, the airport is down south, the best beaches are in the north, the technology hub is in the center, and the popular residential areas and offices can be found across the Island.

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[fa icon="calendar'] May 02, 2019 @ 07:44 PM / by Amber Chan

Buenos Aires, Argentina during survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Amber Chan.

From Hong Kong to Banjul and everywhere in-between

At home in Hong Kong, getting around the city is simple due to our modern subway. When traveling for survey, I get the opportunity to experience the wide spectrum of ease and difficulty found in the world’s transportation systems

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:07 AM / by Amber Chan

Dutch Housing Market

The housing markets in the Dutch cities that I surveyed – Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam – are showing rapid growth with increased demand from new expatriate arrivals. While uncertainty looms, opportunity grows in the wake of change.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Zach Rossignol

London Housing Market

London has registered eight consecutive down quarters in real estate sales. Though the decline is not entirely due to Brexit, the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit has shaken the confidence of many potential investors and home-buyers. Conversely, the lettings market remains stable, if not competitive, with demand above the available housing supply on the market.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2019 @ 07:48 AM / by Eugene Kobiako

A chart of the currency fluctuations in India since the demonetization in 2016.

Demonetization in India: a shock to the system

In November of 2016, the government of India decided to demonetize all the 500- and 1000-rupee banknotes and issued new 500- and 2000-rupee banknotes. The announcement came suddenly and gave people only until the end of 2016 to exchange their money.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 08, 2019 @ 07:24 AM / by Morgan Grenier

A night view of Dubai as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey. 

Modern Construction, Planning, and Technology

While on the roads in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, you’re as likely to pass delivery-laden motor scooters as you are Lamborghinis, and all enjoy the smooth, well organized road systems in the country. 

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