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Articles > Singapore


Preparing Your Family For A Move To Singapore - What You Need To Know

Posted on Friday February 17, 2017 (08:47:09)
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There seems to be a lot to figure out and put into place when moving your family abroad, so here is a guide for all the key components you will need to organise in order to make the process as smooth as possible.   more ...

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Ten Safety Tips For Solo Expat Women In Singapore

Posted on Monday April 25, 2016 (07:48:56)
Life in a foreign country can be particularly difficult for solo expat women, with safety being a primary concern. Fortunately for women in Singapore however, this isn’t a huge challenge. In terms of crime and safety, this Asian city-state has one of the best reputations in the world. In fact, the Garden City stands in sharp contrast to most countries in the region, where crime rates are often high and women’s rights have a long way to go.   more ...

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Ten Great Weekend Trips To Take From Singapore

Posted on Friday March 25, 2016 (08:21:10)
© Nicolas Lannuzel
A glittering jewel of a city, Singapore is a port, a business superpower, a wonder of architecture and arguably the best place to live in Asia.

The Lion City is also a country in its own right, famed for excellent healthcare, clean streets and being the safest city in the world. However, it’s also got a reputation for being a little bit dull.   more ...

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Why Are Senior Professional Expats Leaving Hong Kong For Singapore?

Posted on Monday March 07, 2016 (08:35:24)
© Mike Behnken
Hong Kong was king, but Singapore is usurping its crown.

A hectic, eclectic mix of Chinese and British colonial culture, Hong Kong became an economic powerhouse, a meeting place for Eastern industry and western finance. The skyscrapers that loom over the harbour stand testament to Hong Kong’s hard-won spot at the high table of global finance.   more ...

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Ten Things To Do In Singapore This Winter

Posted on Friday February 05, 2016 (09:10:55)
Singapore is one of those places that doesn’t quite have a winter. In fact, plenty of people would say that Singapore doesn’t really have seasons at all – lying only one degree north of the equator, it’s warm and rainy all through the year. At this time of year, which is what usually counts as winter in the northern hemisphere, average temperatures in Singapore are just about a degree cooler than in “summer”.   more ...

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Interview With Alka Chandiramani

Posted on Wednesday January 27, 2016 (08:45:16)
Alka Chandiramani
Alka, tell us a bit about yourself and how you came to be an expat.

I was born and brought up in Hong Kong, moving to Singapore was initially a daunting thought in 2003. Moving with young children from your hometown to the unknown is always challenging. My husband was given an opportunity to work in Singapore and we decided to move in 2003.   more ...

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Interview With Sasha Conlan, Director, The Barbie Girls

Posted on Wednesday January 20, 2016 (06:45:54)
Sasha Conlan
Sasha, you're Managing Director at The Barbie Girls. Tell us a bit
about your role - what does your day-to-day routine look like?

Every day is different for me. I always start early, whether from home, my office or with an 8am meeting to kick start the day and to enable me to savour a strong coffee. I look at my to-do list for the day – my days are so busy that I generally focus on one day at a time.   more ...

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An Overview Of International Schools in Singapore

Posted on Tuesday June 30, 2015 (12:30:48)
Image © Nicola Sapiens De Mitri on Flickr
Singapore is a thriving expat destination, and as such has many reputed international schools in different locations, offering a variety of curricula.

The public school system in Singapore also provides high quality education, but expat parents often choose international schools over public schools, so that their children can follow an international curriculum.   more ...

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A Short Expat Guide To Buying A House In Singapore

Posted on Thursday May 14, 2015 (21:14:00)
Since the year 1973, the Singaporean Government has restricted the ownership of residential property in the country by foreigners. Ownership of houses is governed by the Residential Property Act. This Act is mainly aimed at giving the locals a stake in their country by being able to buy and possess their own houses. At the same time, it also encourages foreigners who make an economic contribution to the country to purchase property for their own occupation.

Investing in the Singaporean real estate industry can be quite complex, especially for a foreigner. Given below are the steps that need to be followed to purchase a house in Singapore:   more ...

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5 Things You Should Know Before Moving To Singapore

Posted on Saturday March 07, 2015 (00:08:32)
Singapore is ranked as the second-best expat destination in the world, with Switzerland being the best. This is not surprising, as Singapore provides expats with financial stability, high chances for career progression, and an excellent quality of life. Life in Singapore is sure to be an fun, rewarding adventure, but in order to help you adjust to your new environment, here are five things you should know before you make your move:

1. Weather

Most expats are warned about the culture shock they will face when moving to a new country, and are prepared for it, but there is often nothing that can truly prepare you for the extreme change in climate. British and American expats who are used to a continental or temperate climate find it tough to adjust to the heat and humidity of a tropical climate.   more ...

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