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    The couple of Dhaka expat get-togethers that we already had were such enjoyable evenings at the International Club!

Living in Chittagong

As the second largest city, and the main seaport in Bangladesh, Chittagong has an estimated population of just over 4 million people. Because of its size, and the huge number of population, Chittagong is an incredibly vibrant, exciting and unique place to live as an expatriate. Chottala, as it's known to the locals, has one of the busiest shipping ports on the Bay of Bengal and the entire Indian Ocean. For that reason, it's an important center for industrial and economic growth in Bangladesh. Both locals and expatriates living in Chittagong regard it as the modern industrial capital of the country, and the city has some diverse working opportunities as a direct result. If you're thinking of living in Chittagong, it can be good to explore the city before your big move - there are some amazing landmark places you should visit to get anidea of the city's style and layout. The mausoleum of Hazrat Shah Sufi Amanat Khan, for example, is one of the most popular places in Chittagong, where many people flock to visit the internationally famous saint.

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  • Accommodation Solution for Expats
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    Oct 7, 8:25 AM
    Community member

    Yes, they are doing tests & checks at this phase. There is electricity one phase which is construction line and not sufficient to run AC-Lift. Rates are ranging from $25 to $80 / N if 3mths min …

  • Why No Ambassador in Dhaka ?
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    Feb 28, 9:46 AM
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    Hey!!! I just came from abu dhabi on a vacation. I will be here until 18th april. I will try my best to meet all member's on Dhaka if there is any event.

  • BEAUTIFUL MINDS
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    Jul 18, 4:24 PM
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    Thankyou Wahid. Names are being gathered for invitations now. I have passed on yours and will contact you . Thanks again.

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Moving to Chittagong

Before you start moving to Chittagong, it is a good idea to put a solid changeover plan in place. Moving anywhere new, or starting a life from scratch as an expat in Chittagong, can be a challenging but rewarding experience. InterNations, and its community of international expatriates, can help you put together this fool-proof moving plan. You can get information in the forums about moving, whether you need to read about finding storage for your old belongings, or getting the right visas to complete the journey. There are thousands of people posting in the discussion threads about their personal experiences, and you can learn from their mistakes and success stories.

Working in Chittagong

Once you've settled down, have found yourself a nice home in the area, and your children are positioned in a good international school, you're then tasked with finding work in Chittagong. Working in Chittagong is just like anywhere else, so you shouldn't have trouble fitting in. However, turning up for work on the first day at any new job can be stressful, so it can be nice to have somewhere to turn to if you need a little bit of help. Expats from all over the world can benefit from the Expat Magazine, InterNations' very own publication that has articles on navigating expatriate finance, figuring out international business etiquette, finding a job , or even starting your own business abroad.

  • Francois Bertrand

    The couple of Dhaka expat get-togethers that we already had were such enjoyable evenings at the International Club!

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    Thanks to InterNations, I quickly found other expat Moms in Dhaka and other cities of Bangladesh.

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