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Bangladesh is a land that is blessed by nature. You can find beauty throughout the country no matter where you travel. So if you are looking for places to visit in Bangladesh, you have a lot of options. With winter being an ideal season to travel, it’s time you take a trip to some of the most beautiful places in Bangladesh. However, most of us don’t have the luxury of visiting all these great places during such a limited time. We can only visit one or two places during this period. So the question becomes, where should you go? To answer that question, we have created a shortlist of the best places to visit in Bangladesh this winter season. Let’s take a look at the best options available for a winter trip. Kuakata Bangladesh has two of the most beautiful beaches in the world; one is Cox’s Bazar, and the…

December is a month full activities to do and events to attend. The onset of winter presents the perfect time to host all kinds of programs; be it social gatherings like arranging BBQ parties or attending large-scale festivals and fairs. Every week there’s something to do and not enough time to attend all of them. Learning about all the programs during the season itself can be a monumental task. As a result, you’ll surely miss one or two programs. This is why we will be highlighting some of the ‘must-attend’ upcoming events in Dhaka during December, so you don’t miss out! International Travel & Culture Fair 2018 (December 6 – 9) Who among us doesn’t like to travel? Traveling allows us to experience the spectacles that the world has to offer. While some like to lose their selves in nature, others prefer to soak in the urban culture of faraway…

The city of Chattogram, or Chittagong as it is more commonly referred to, is one of the oldest cities in Bangladesh. Throughout history, the city has been home to Arab and British merchants, Portuguese pirates, and Arakanese soldiers. It is a city that is full of potential, yet, often underrated. People living in Chattogram always speak about the amazing atmosphere and the remarkability of the city, and very few people ever want to move anywhere else. Life in Chattogram is something that needs to be experienced to understand its allure fully and can hardly be expressed through words. We will, however, try our best to do it justice and explain the top 5 reasons and perks of living in Chattogram. A Land Full of Natural Beauty When an outsider imagines Chattogram, he or she imagines a land with beautiful hills, trees, and a sea. While Chattogram may have a thriving…

The property market in Bangladesh is thriving at the moment. Due to recent political stability and economic growth, the real estate sector in Bangladesh saw impeccable development. If you are planning to purchase a property anytime soon, then now might be the best time to start looking for a suitable investment. Because if the property market holds on to its current growth rate, the value of an apartment in Dhaka could certainly increase, giving you a high return on investment. Alternatively, if you are looking for a permanent stay, then purchasing a home in the future could certainly cost you more than it would in the present. That is why, in order to assist you in finding a suitable residence, we have highlighted some of the best apartments for sale in Dhaka. 2,120 Sq. Ft. Apartment at Uttara Sector 5 A highly demanded area for a residence in Uttara is…

Real estate in Bangladesh is thriving at the moment. With recent economic development, the property market in the country is performing exceedingly well. It might be just the right time to invest in an apartment. Among the various factors behind property price, location plays a major role. Because other facilities such as area accessibility, infrastructure, safety, and security depend on location the most. If you are planning to purchase apartments in Dhaka anytime soon, then it is imperative to get a highlight of the current market prices. Let’s take a look at how apartment price in Dhaka is performing in popular areas of the capital. Mirpur At present, Mirpur is one of the most affordable apartment locations in Dhaka city. The ongoing metro rail construction project is an indicator of development in the area. Once the project is completed, demand for accomodation is likely to increase and in turn, apartment…

It is not uncommon to be concerned about your next home in a foreign land, regardless of the country you are planning to move into. Dhaka, Bangladesh is now one of the most prospective cities in the world to host expats working for Multinational Corporations. Since this country has one of the highest growth rates both among South Asian nations and in the world, moving to Dhaka can offer great opportunities for expats. But before you do, obviously you have to conduct some research about expats moving to Dhaka.  An important thing to consider before shifting is location. Because a lot of factors such as safety, security, food, and transportation, among other things, depend on location the most. Let’s take a look at some preferred places for expats to live in Dhaka. It will help you get an idea of the neighborhoods to make your own decision. Gulshan If you…

A city doesn’t become a city overnight; it starts out as a settlement with a handful of people and buildings. It is only after gaining a large number of residents and completing a great deal of urban development does it start to resemble a city. However, in this day and age, we have an alternative in regards to the growth of cities. Nations today don’t have to rely on organic growth to develop areas for the population; they can plan it. So the question is, when it comes to urban development in Bangladesh, which one is better; planned or organic growth? Should we let natural progression dictate the growth of a city or plan out how to develop it? Let’s take a look at how planned and organic growth impacts different aspects of urban development in Bangladesh so you can decide for yourself. Residential Space With every person migrating to…

The season to buy new warm clothes is upon us. It’s time to rummage through our closets to determine which article of clothing is still in good condition and what needs to be bought. And after figuring out what you need, it’s time to go out and buy the necessary clothes. But where to go to find winter clothes in Dhaka? Sure, there are quite a few magnificent shopping malls in Dhaka; but what are the best places to get them? Let’s see. New Market New Market isn’t made up of just one shopping center, but several put together. It is a great location to buy clothes in general, as the variety of products and the low-prices of apparels draw people from all walks of life. Jackets, sweaters, scarfs, vests; every form of winter wear can be found there in great numbers. Additionally, you can also find these items in…

Change is constant; regardless of it being about a person or city. Dhaka has gone through many incarnations, affecting both the lives of its people and the makeup of the areas within. This transformation of life in Dhaka and its areas is apparent when you look at Khilgaon. Khilgaon has rapidly gone from being just another area in Dhaka to being one of the more popular places. Life in Khilgaon now is quite different from that of even just a decade ago. So today we’ll be looking at how life changed for the people living in Khilgaon and try to speculate what lies ahead. Fluid Connectivity People who recently started living in Khilgaon will have a hard time imagining the area with terrible connectivity. Two flyovers flank both sides of the area today. However, that wasn’t always the case. Even just two decades ago residents used to dread traveling to…

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Worldwide Cost of Living Index 2018, Dhaka ranks 72nd in the list. A year ago, Dhaka was 10 places higher, indicating that it has become cheaper with time. Then again, in contrast to other South Asian cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Karachi, Dhaka ranks much higher. This means that compared to those cities, the cost of living in Dhaka is still much higher than neighboring countries. Having mostly similar geographic and demographic conditions, this deviation in living expenses is a big concern for the development of the country. Let’s take a deeper look into the matter. Historical Comparison of Commodities The Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) monitors the cost of living in Dhaka every year. According to them, this cost has risen approximately 71% over the span of the last ten years. They monitor changes by calculating the market prices of 114…