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Old 12-24-2015, 10:46 PM
 
Location: jembatan besi
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I like in Shanghai and Beijing, a very nice town
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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If you want women easily, choose China. Some but not all Chinese women still love western men. And sexual attitude is more opened.
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Was wondering how expat living compares between the two countries. Live in Northern China and after 1 1 1/2 years am tired of pollution and cold weather. Have offer to teach in KW. How do countries compare in terms of lifestyle, costs, etc. for expats.
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Now that I'm here in Kuwait, food tasty, people friendly (and English speaking) but downside - no alcohol - would be nice to have a cold beer in this heat (43C today)
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Now that I'm here in Kuwait, food tasty, people friendly (and English speaking) but downside - no alcohol - would be nice to have a cold beer in this heat (43C today)
I'm back in Kuwait as well working for an engineering consulting company. Yeah if they just allowed alcohol like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Kuwait would be a quite decent place to live for a bit. One thing about the heat (43-48C during the day) is that with the normally low humidity and wind, it doesn't feel as hot as you might expect.

Most expats here seem to tolerate life here well...they complain but still stay.

Having noted the above, I would prefer to work in Shanghai over Kuwait even with the pollution and chaos.
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:07 AM
 
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How can you socialize with local people in Kuwait? It seems the culture barrier is way too big for westerners.
Or maybe expats there do not bother to interact with locals at all?
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Default expat living in Kuwait vs. China

I find it's much easier to talk/interact with the locals here - everyone speaks English unlike most of China. Plus it's difficult to know who is local and who's not - as Middle Eastern types blend in together - plus tons of Filipinos and South Asians with smattering of Westerners.
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:35 PM
 
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I find it's much easier to talk/interact with the locals here - everyone speaks English unlike most of China. Plus it's difficult to know who is local and who's not - as Middle Eastern types blend in together - plus tons of Filipinos and South Asians with smattering of Westerners.
So it's easier to find expats (including those from other Asian countries) there.

When I was in Switzerland, I also found 80% of my colleagues are foreign, so to some extent it is easier to blend in.
However it is still hard to socialize with real Swiss. I guess it depends on what you want.
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