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If i can get it all arranged, i might move to Dhaka, Bangladesh February 2010. There i want to study photography.
Does anybody had advice for me? This can be a place for sharing experiences and ideas that will help me or other foreigners who would like to live un Bangladesh for a while.
- Advice on living, what are the best neighbourhoods? How much is the cost of living in Dhaka, housing, food etcetra.
- Any cultural issues i need to think of before i leave or while i am there.
- Could i find a job?
- Could i volenteer in projects?
- Is Dhaka safe for women?
- Are there many foreigners living there, and easy to meet? What is a popular place to hang out?

And all useful information, tips, websites are helpfull!!

Thanks a lot!

by Anneke Sips at 2009-10-16 23:57:52 UTC (ed. Oct 16 2009 ) Schijndel , Netherlands | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I just met some very rich Bengali’s that moved from Dhaka to here, Kathmandu, ‘cos they just couldn’t take it anymore :-)

by Tom Van Cakenberghe | 17 Oct 2009 09:10 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
I have the impression that it is a hard place to “study” photography. There is little, if any, instruction available, according to the Bangladeshis at the South Asian Foundry Workshop last July. So the part of “study” that gives you professional feedback may be difficult or impossible to come by. While there are plenty of social issues to cover, I think they can be overwhelming.

Suggestion…try living there for a month and see how you feel. Then decide whether to become a resident.

by [former member] | 17 Oct 2009 21:10 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Thank you so much for all advice and tips, all is very helpful.
To Neal; look at http://www.pathshala.net/ this is the program i am looking into. It seems very interesting. I first heard about it at the Travelling Chobi Mela in Kathmandu ‘this summer. I was traveling in India and Nepal for 5 months (feb ’09 – jul 09) and wonder if i can compare a little bit some living situations of these countries and Bangladesh. I’ts super exciting.

Anneke :-)

by Anneke Sips | 17 Oct 2009 22:10 (ed. Oct 17 2009) | | Report spam→
Hello Anneke and Tom

Have my warm welcome in our country if you are already here. I am Shishir Ahmad Orvi, living in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I am contacting you to inform you that please let me know if you need any kind of help or something here in Bangladesh. I organize events, I have a small event management firm. I would like to work with you. Or if you just want to know anything you can personally call or e-mail me anytime. I would be glad to get that and help you or, being friends with you guys. My Number and e-mail are on below -

01680124154 (in case of switched off the upper one)



by shishir | 23 Feb 2012 19:02 | Dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→
Pathshala is number 1 photographic institute in south asia which is in Bangladesh.And so many photographers of pathshala winning masterclass and other awards. Living in Bangladesh is much easier and cheap.

by Riad Arfin | 01 Mar 2012 16:03 | dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→
Hi I need an experienced fixer in Dhaka next week. I hope somebody can help me. I am a Norwgian tv-reporter for NRK – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. Please send me an e-mail: noman,mubashir@nrk.no
I am making a travel program.

Noman Mubashir

by Noman Mubashir | 06 Mar 2012 10:03 | | Report spam→
Hi Noman,

I am a photographer and work as fixer also.I have worked some photojournalists from America,France,Uk and a television team from Netherland.I think i can help you out.But i want to know the purpose of your work and the dates.

If you need any information feel free to ask me.My email is

by Riad Arfin | 09 Mar 2012 14:03 | dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→

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Anneke Sips, Anneke Sips
Agadir , Morocco
Tom Van Cakenberghe, Tom Van Cakenberghe
Kathmandu , Nepal
shishir, shishir
[location unknown]
Riad Arfin, Fixer Riad Arfin
Dhaka , Bangladesh ( SIA )
Noman Mubashir, TV-host/journalist Noman Mubashir
[undisclosed location].


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