asias expatriates on the move - Asia's expatriates on the move

French national Caroline Pujo, 46, said it was “the perfect time” for her family when they arrived in Malaysia in January after living in Shanghai for 15 years.

“We moved just when Covid-19 restrictions (in Malaysia) became lighter, schools are open, theatres and cultural institutions are starting to be active again, and people are eager to go out and to socialise again,” Ms Pujo, who is a consultant in the creative industry, told The Straits Times.

“At the same time, the situation in China is becoming a bit complicated. While China perfectly handled the Covid-19 situation at the start of the pandemic, the zero-case policy is now becoming really restrictive and (it is) hard to live for the people remaining there,” added Ms Pujo, who is now on holiday in France.


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