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Incorporating a Business in Hong Kong

There’s a reason so many global businesses incorporate in Hong Kong. It’s just so easy. Here are the steps you need to take to get your business set up in Hong Kong. Limited Company is the most commonly-used company type. This is a company which is incorporated in Hong Kong, which means that the owner […]

Incorporating a Business in Singapore

Singapore is known around the world as the easiest place to incorporate a business, and it really is. Here are the steps for a foreign company to incorporate a business in Singapore: To set up a company and start doing business in Singapore, a company must first be incorporated. Th first thing you need to do […]

Credit Card Adoption in Asia

Credit card penetration across Asia is very low when compared to places like the US and Europe. Many people in Asia are underbanked leading to difficulties in even obtaining credit cards. As a result, the ability to pay by credit is drastically reduced; although things can differ widely.   In Vietnam, a sub $1 taxi […]

Public Transportation in Asia

Public transportation in Asia spans the entire spectrum of possibilities. In Japan, the train and subway systems are clean, efficient and sage. On the opposite side of the  coin is Indonesia with its disorganized and barely existent transportation system. Here are the highlights on each: Japan –  Home of the word fastest bullet train and […]

Currencies of Asia

Asia has as many currencies as there are countries. China – Yaun or Rembini Singapore – Singapore Dollar Taiwan – Taiwan Dollar Hong Kong – Hong Kong Dollar Malaysia – Ringgit Indonesia – Rupiah Cambodia – Khmer but USD is very popular Vietnam – Dong Thailand – Baht Korea – Won Japan – Yen Phillipines […]

Telcos in Singapore: Singtel vs Starhub vs M1 vs MyRepublic

In Singapore there are the big 3 telecoms and another company vying to be the fourth telco. Here’s the scoop on all of these companies. For the most part each of these companies have very similar networks and pricing with only minor differences called out below. Most companies only offer Fiber and the Fiber gateways […]

Languages Spoken in Asia

Many Westerners refer to the a big portion of Asia as APAC. APAC typically consists of countries as far North as Japan and Korea and South down to Australia and New Zealand. From the West the border would be where India ends and the Middle East starts, and on the East it is the Pacific […]

What is a GoJek?

In many developing economies in Asia, a car is tremendous luxury that only the rich can afford. Instead there are an abundance of motorbikes which jam the streets. Most motorbikes belong to a family and not just a single member of the household. The motorbike is used to do drive carpool to school, pick up […]

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Uber vs GrabCar: A Choice of Ride Sharing Apps

  • January 7th, 2016
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If you are living or travelling in Southeast Asia, chances are that you are only too familiar with the two leading ride sharing companies in the region: Uber and GrabCar. But do you know what makes one better than the other? Uber: The Unicorn from Silicon Valley Uber started as a black car booking service in […]