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An Expat Guide To The Neighbourhoods Of Singapore

Posted on Tuesday April 18, 2017 (09:32:41)
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Moving to a new and unfamiliar place can be overwhelming at the best of times, in particular when it is a large city.

We’ve put together this guide to the neighbourhoods of Singapore to help you better understand what each has to offer.

Singapore is divided into 28 districts which is based on the old district postal system. Although this system is no longer used, the districts are generally still divided and referred to as such.

You can see a table of the districts of Singapore here.   more ...

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How To Make Friends As An Expat In Singapore

Posted on Wednesday April 05, 2017 (08:45:51)
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Expats moving to Singapore will find that the island city-state is more than just the upscale shopping malls, luxury hotels and fancy restaurants. Singapore also has a rich history and a diverse population, a plethora of family-friendly attractions and beautiful public spaces.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Residential Property in Singapore

Posted on Monday March 20, 2017 (09:33:47)
The property market can be overwhelming and confusing at the best of times, so we’ve put together this guide to explain everything you need to know about property in Singapore.


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For foreigners looking to rent in Singapore it is usually best to choose a reputable agent who can use their knowledge of Singapore to secure a good deal for you and who will protect your interests.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To Family Days Out In Singapore

Posted on Friday March 10, 2017 (12:50:55)
Singapore is known to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in Asia. There are a lot of options for the whole family, which is why it is a popular vacation spot in addition to being a major expat location. The city-state has numerous gardens, theme parks, museums, zoos, guided tours, safaris and indoor playgrounds to choose from. Street vendors sell everything from bathing suits to ice cream sandwiches, and there are countless food courts, cafes and restaurants to explore.   more ...

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

Posted on Friday February 17, 2017 (09:47:09)
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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)
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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 (09:35:24)
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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 (10:10:55)
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 (09:45:16)
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 ...