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African Woman of the Year Nominee 2019 – Pride of Africa Asia Pacific Awards

Hello everyone, I have the honor to announce that I (We) have been nominated as ‘African woman of the year 2019’ for the Pride of Africa Asia Pacific Awards in China. The Pride of Africa awards is a subsidiary of the Appreciate Africa Network a Non-Profit Organization...

Living on one Income abroad with a Family

Living abroad or in foreign land requires some adjustment especially financially. Even more so when the family has to depend on a single income. Whether its a unanimous decision to live on one income or life forced you to, is very doable. We are a family of three and...

Expat Interview with Rotimi Abiodun Afelumo – Nigerian Expat in Malaysia

Rotimi Abiodun Afelumo, is originally from Igbara-odo Ekiti, in Ekiti state. He is a holder of a Bsc in Physics from Ado Bayero University. He's been married to his lovely wife Rachel for 5 years and they have two lovely children - Theo, 3 year old and Chloe, 4...

PBB MILESTONE – 10,000 VIEWS

At the time of writing this post, Passports Beyond Borders (PBB) was 24 views away from hitting the 10k milestone mark. I didn’t quite know I was going to feel this nervous or rather anxious. Yeah, I think it was a...

UMICAFF: The Beauty in Diversity

Established in 1905 as the first institute of tertiary education in Malaysia, the University of Malaya has grown rapidly, constantly maintaining its position as the top university in the country. In 2018, the university made waves as it became the only Malaysian...

Plane forced to turn around after a mother forgets her baby at the airport.

A mother on a flight bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Jeddah has refused to continue the flight after she realized she had forgotten her baby at the terminal. The pilot made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the...

The worthwhile and the African Diaspora

Most Africans in the Diaspora forget to understand that, they are not living life according to their terms but someone else`s (the employer). After shuffling between payment of bills and other consumable debts, they end up with little or no savings. Fast forward 10-15...

How to easily integrate in a new country

It's quite normal for people to struggle to adapt to a new society. I often say Cameroonians are very friendly and welcoming people. They open up easily to foreigners and go out of their way to invite them for a drink, to their homes and generally to socialize. I...

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Tchétché Kipré Ivorian Football Star helps Take Terengganu FC to the Super League

Tchétché Kipré Ivorian football star 31yrs old moved to Malaysia in June 2017 for a new challenge after playing for one year with Al-Suwaiq in Oman, and five years in Tanzania. Tchétché in a one-on-one interview with Passports Beyond Borders, gives a detailed account...

The worthwhile and the African Diaspora

Most Africans in the Diaspora forget to understand that, they are not living life according to their terms but someone else`s (the employer). After shuffling between payment of bills and other consumable debts, they end up with little or no savings. Fast forward 10-15...

How to easily integrate in a new country

It's quite normal for people to struggle to adapt to a new society. I often say Cameroonians are very friendly and welcoming people. They open up easily to foreigners and go out of their way to invite them for a drink, to their homes and generally to socialize. I...

African Woman of the Year Nominee 2019 – Pride of Africa Asia Pacific Awards

Hello everyone, I have the honor to announce that I (We) have been nominated as ‘African woman of the year 2019’ for the Pride of Africa Asia Pacific Awards in China. The Pride of Africa awards is a subsidiary of the Appreciate Africa Network a Non-Profit Organization...

Living on one Income abroad with a Family

Living abroad or in foreign land requires some adjustment especially financially. Even more so when the family has to depend on a single income. Whether its a unanimous decision to live on one income or life forced you to, is very doable. We are a family of three and...

WARNING!!!!! Beware of Airline ticket Fraud. How to detect and avoid them

You know the saying that "cheap things end up being more expensive"? This could be particularly true in the area of travel. Airline ticket scams are not new, yet they continue to be on the rise. There have been numerous cases of airline ticket fraud even from the most...

Expat Interview with Rotimi Abiodun Afelumo – Nigerian Expat in Malaysia

Rotimi Abiodun Afelumo, is originally from Igbara-odo Ekiti, in Ekiti state. He is a holder of a Bsc in Physics from Ado Bayero University. He's been married to his lovely wife Rachel for 5 years and they have two lovely children - Theo, 3 year old and Chloe, 4...

PBB MILESTONE – 10,000 VIEWS

At the time of writing this post, Passports Beyond Borders (PBB) was 24 views away from hitting the 10k milestone mark. I didn’t quite know I was going to feel this nervous or rather anxious. Yeah, I think it was a...

UMICAFF: The Beauty in Diversity

Established in 1905 as the first institute of tertiary education in Malaysia, the University of Malaya has grown rapidly, constantly maintaining its position as the top university in the country. In 2018, the university made waves as it became the only Malaysian...

Plane forced to turn around after a mother forgets her baby at the airport.

A mother on a flight bound for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Jeddah has refused to continue the flight after she realized she had forgotten her baby at the terminal. The pilot made the unusual request to return to the airport in Jeddah shortly after takeoff when the...

Qatar airways first African (Nigerian) female Pilot, Adeola Sowemimo

World Class airline Qatar airways has hired its first African female pilot Adeola Sowemimo. She is also the first woman to have flown a Boeing 787 Dreamliner across the Atlantic. Adeola hails from Ogbomoso, Oyo state Nigeria. She graduated from the Landoke Akintola...

Breaking News: Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 has crashed on its way to Nairobi

Ethiopian airlines flight ET302 carrying 149 passengers and and 8 crew has just crashed on its way to Nairobi Kenya the Prime ministers office issued a statement this morning. "The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to...

Ethiopian Airlines ‘All women flight’ to celebrate the International Women’s Day

The International women's day celebrated annually on 8th of March is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and Ethiopian Airlines is doing it again in grand style. In a tweet, the airline announced its all...

Studying, Working and Family life in Malaysia: Perspectives from an African Mom and Researcher on ‘the Future of Education’

I have a strong believe in networks, and as a life principle, I believe anything is possible if you have faith.   Born to teacher parents in South Western Nigeria, Dr Bosede Edwards moved to Malaysia on 16th September, 2012...

Kingsley Duah- Husband, father of 3 and Seasoned Banker in Malaysia

Kingsley is Ghanaian. A husband and father of 3 who fell in love with Malaysia after a brief trip. He finally got the opportunity to work here and he moved in March 2018 for an exciting role in the banking sector. His wife and kids only joined him in June 2018. He...

Transmitting smell over the Internet

Did you know smell could be transmitted over the internet? Researchers at the Imagineering Institute headed by Prof Adrian David Cheok are working on digitizing scent and inventing the future of the internet. Sharon Kalu Ufere is from South East Nigeria and she is a...

International Marketing Manager on Student Recruitment at Westminster International College, Malaysia (UK Degrees)

Elvis is originally Cameroonian with a Swedish nationality. He has a wide range of experience in International marketing and has worked in several countries across the globe. He has been living and working in Malaysia since March 2012 as an International Marketing and...

Nigeria’s Collins Esekhile Ehireme on coaching & grooming Malaysian Talents

ABOUT Collins Esekhile is Nigerian, his parents are originally from Esan West local government in Edo state Nigeria, and he was born in Sapale delta state. He moved to Malaysia in 2011 to further his education but he had always to train people in sports. Due to his...

Naana & Leslie – Ghanaian Expats in Malaysia

ABOUT Naana and Leslie are from Ghana, Accra to be precise. Leslie moved to Malaysia in June 2015 when he got the opportunity to fill a vacancy in Malaysia with the subsidiary branch of the largest Private Bank in Ghana where he worked at the time. While in Ghana, he...

Life as an artist and student in Malaysia

ABOUT  Okoli Chukwudi popularly known as Chuky1pilla hails from the southern part of Nigeria, from Anambra to be precise. When he is not studying, which is basically his life, he is busy reproducing humans on paper. His stunning art work has attracted lots of...

Shafkat Smith – Nigerian Expat in Malaysia

ABOUT YOU Meet Modupe fondly called Shafkat. A Nigerian. When she's not accounting for the company, she's busy coming up with recipes (@foodiesmith) or jumping off an airplane. She was obligated by work to move to Malaysia over a year ago. LIFE IN MALAYSIA What part...

Nigerian Student makes headline at The Asian University Alliance in China

ABOUT  Faith Fatokun Boluwatife is a Nigerian currently pursuing a Masters degree in Applied Computing in the prestigious University of Malaya(UM), Malaysia. He obtained his Bsc. in Computer Science and Information Technology in 2015 from the Federal University...

Expat interview questions

If you'd like to be featured on our site, copy the questionnaire below into an email, fill it up and send to info@passportsbeyondborders.com or kimberlyndeh@gmail.com and your responses will be published on Passportsbeyondborders.com. Your expat experiences will help...

Thinking of having a baby in Malaysia?

Carrying and birthing a baby is no joke but there's some relief if you have family and friends around as a support system. It becomes more complex when you live in foreign land as an expat. With often little or no help, the high cost of bringing in a family member...

The Ossoms – Ghanaian Expat Family

ABOUT: Martha and Jorm Ossom are a Ghanaian expat couple living in Malaysia. We've been friends now for over a year now and I must admit they're an amazing couple anyone would want as friends. They're blessed with a son. The most important things we have in common is...

The worthwhile and the African Diaspora

Most Africans in the Diaspora forget to understand that, they are not living life according to their terms but someone else`s (the employer). After shuffling between payment of bills and other consumable debts, they end up with little or no savings. Fast forward 10-15...

How to easily integrate in a new country

It's quite normal for people to struggle to adapt to a new society. I often say Cameroonians are very friendly and welcoming people. They open up easily to foreigners and go out of their way to invite them for a drink, to their homes and generally to socialize. I...

Living on one Income abroad with a Family

Living abroad or in foreign land requires some adjustment especially financially. Even more so when the family has to depend on a single income. Whether its a unanimous decision to live on one income or life forced you to, is very doable. We are a family of three and...

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