Our conversation with Felix Tabenda—Cameroonian and a Lead Finance Analyst at an MNC in Malaysia—was in December 2018 and we had a lot to talk about.
Stuff we talked about
01.20 – Moving from Cameroon to Dubai to Malaysia
04.39 – Work culture in Cameroon vs Dubai vs Malaysia
07.00 – Culture shocks and medical certificates (MC)
10.30 – The challenge of spouses getting into the job market in Malaysia
14.25 – Renting a house as an African in Malaysia
17.13 – Needing international vetting to open a bank account
21.30 – Being followed at the mall
26.30 – Some of the weird questions African expats get
31.00 – Being an expat African husband and father in Malaysia
32.32 – Long-winding sentence about family hangouts with other families
36.40 – Have financial plans in mind when moving here
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