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How To Find A Job In Singapore

Monday January 27, 2020 (13:49:15)

Singapore is home to one of the most secure economies in the world, and its workforce includes high numbers of expats, making it a popular choice for foreign citizens looking to work abroad. Singaporean employers are often keen to acquire skilled workers from other countries and salaries can therefore be extremely competitive. Unemployment is low at 2.2% and society is multicultural with many employees hailing from other parts of Asia, particularly China and India, as well as numerous individuals and families relocating to Singapore from all over the world.   more ...

Singapore > Health


Maternity Care In Singapore: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Monday November 11, 2019 (20:24:06)

Being pregnant when you’re away from home is not always smooth sailing. It’s an emotional time of your life where your hormones are running riot and making you cry, and the mere sight of a rubber duck or a small pair of baby socks can cause a meltdown. It can also be a time filled with a mixture of doubt, worry, and excitement as you near the end of your pregnancy and look towards the delivery of your little one. It can be scary, especially for first-time parents, to make birth plans as they may not know what to expect or what they are even looking for.   more ...

Singapore > Living


LGBT+ Life In Singapore: A Guide For New Expats

Monday July 01, 2019 (17:43:44)

Singapore is not necessarily known for being a big LGBT+ destination in Asia, especially compared to Thailand and Taiwan. However, the small city-state does have its own unique aspects to offer new expats.   more ...

Singapore > Property


What Is The Sing-Guarantee And How Can It Help You Save Money On Your Rental Deposit In Singapore?

Monday June 17, 2019 (17:42:18)

The current property climate in Singapore is a hot topic of discussion among expats and local people alike. Until recently, there were few incentives or initiatives to help those looking to secure a rental lease. A security deposit for renting in Singapore is usually equivalent to (if not more than) two months rent. That is a fairly sizable chunk of money to hand over, especially for young people just starting out, and with the average monthly rental for a private apartment (not a condo apartment) averaging around S$5,000-S$7,000 for two to three bedrooms, this easily equates to a lump sum of more than S$10,000 in cash.   more ...

Singapore > Education


How Does The Schooling System Work In Singapore?

Monday April 01, 2019 (16:09:22)

If you’re moving to Singapore with a young family in tow, one of the most important, and probably the most difficult, decisions you will need to make is with regard to the education of your children.   more ...

Singapore > Living


Why Is Singapore Still Such A Great Place For Expats?

Monday January 14, 2019 (11:09:35)

The stunning sovereign city-state of Singapore has, for the fourth year running, been voted the number one place to live, according to the HSBC Expat Explorer survey, beating New Zealand, Germany and Canada. Singapore has been actively attracting migrants with skills that can be used to help the country bloom. Some 36 percent of these expats originate from Europe, with 32 percent from the Far East and 13 percent from South and Central Asia, according to the 524 people who were interviewed for the HSBC Expat Explorer survey.   more ...

Singapore > Working


What Does Singapore's Salary Crash Mean For Expats?

Thursday August 16, 2018 (08:49:02)

It may be clichéd to say that Singapore is where east meets west, but the cliché has been true for centuries. The Lion City was a strategic trading post when sailing ships raced to bring silks, teas and spices back to Europe. In recent years, the city-state became an economic titan, with billions of dollars of financial trades buzzing through the veins of this small-but-mighty nation.   more ...

Singapore > Education


Singapore's Early Learning Village: A Good Choice For Expat Children?

Monday March 12, 2018 (10:14:01)

One of the main challenges for many expat families is finding the best education for their children. What are the best options academically? And is that option affordable?   more ...

Singapore > Living


Homeware Shopping In Singapore - A Guide For New Expats

Tuesday February 13, 2018 (10:48:38)

What makes a home a home? If you’re moving to a new country, even temporarily, you will want to be able to make your home a haven; an oasis of calm to return to. With people's personal tastes varying so vastly, there is a good chance that one person’s idea of chic decor is your worst nightmare. Nobody wants to come home at the end of the day and be surrounded by items that they consider unsightly.   more ...

Singapore > Living


A Guide To Hiring Home Help In Singapore

Thursday November 30, 2017 (15:00:10)

Many people these days are so busy juggling work, social commitments and family life that keeping a home spick and span or having time to do the grocery shopping isn’t always possible. If you’re an expat in Singapore contemplating hiring some home help, then this is the guide for you! This article outlines the various options for home help, expected costs, tips on the hiring and interview process, your responsibilities as an employer and everything else that you could possibly need to know about getting a domestic worker.

What Is Home Help?

Home help consists of employing a domestic worker to help with a range of tasks and household chores such as cleaning, ironing, shopping, cooking and childcare.   more ...

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