Category: Asia

Things for Tax Professionals to do in Singapore

Singapore has become an exceptionally prosperous region for ambitious tax specialists to focus on their careers whilst enjoying an optimal standard of living. There are a host of fascinating experiences right on your doorstep! Aside from the attractive salaries and exquisite working conditions among many multinational corporations, the city is full of entertainment and captivating […]

Transfer Pricing in Singapore

On 23 February 2006, Singapore introduced its first comprehensive guidance on transfer pricing. This came more than a decade after the OECD had published its guidelines in 1995. Although the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) insists it applied the arm’s length principle (ALP) the entire time through Singapore’s tax treaties, the guidance was the country’s first attempt to create a transfer pricing culture of its own.

Top Five Places for Expats to Live in Singapore

The Lion City grants a high standard of living and quality of life. Although 85% of Singaporeans live in high-rise buildings, this small island can provide expats with a variety of different homes in extremely contrasting areas. Due to the island’s size, living in Singapore allows you to access cultural hotspots without travelling a great […]

Doing Business in Singapore

Background to business Singapore is a far cry from the small and underdeveloped country that it used to be and for a small country, has firmly established herself as a global business hub. Recently overtaking Hong Kong as the top place in Asia for multinational corporations to set up headquarters, it sits in a strategic […]

Relocating to Malaysia: Expat Communities

With its multi-cultural society Malaysia is an ideal location to consider and one of Asia’s most developed. Beaches, jungles and cities inhabit the country along with good weather. Kuala Lumpur is the largest city and capital, known for its luxury shopping malls, great food and markets, it is a hub for international business and travel. […]

Top Three Places to Live in Malaysia

Rich in culture and heritage, Malaysia boasts large multinationals, making it the ideal location for your next move. A place where the ‘big four’ call home in some of its most vibrant cities, employment prospects are naturally high for foreign workers.  Cost of living database, Numbeo recently claimed consumer prices are 38% lower than London […]

The simple cost of living in Malaysia

From a small tin-mining village to a world class infrastructure. While business behaviour is similar to the West, Malaysia can provide an intercultural experience, an affordable lifestyle and a 25% increase in income. The only country to hold territory on both mainland Asia and the Malay Archipelago, Malaysia is home to rainforests, beaches and islands. […]