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by zonemelt
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Private transport to local school
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Private transport to local school

Hi folks, Our son has been offered a place in P1 in phase 3 in local school - we are fortunate to get the offer but trying to work out how we will get him there. It’s 13 km away (in west, we live near cbd) so out of reach for the school bus company (I checked) - Parents both working so definitely ca...
by zonemelt
Wed, 31 May 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Advice for buying used car
Replies: 41
Views: 28394

Re: Advice for buying used car

I own a car, rather than long term rent - an advantage not discussed yet is if you own the car and have kids who damage the interior, or if you damage the exterior then you can decide if you would like to repair. I am sure if a rental is damaged a full repair will be needed regardless and that could...
by zonemelt
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: icars club
Replies: 3
Views: 3193

CaptainBullus wrote:Sounds like they've copied the Ryanair model where they advertise a seat for £1 but it ends up costing 10x as much! Stick to Taxis!
ryanair is exactly who i thought of!!!
by zonemelt
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: icars club
Replies: 3
Views: 3193

icars club

Has anyone used icarsclub for short term rental of private cars? I was thinking of using them today - to get a small hatchback which was advertised at $7 per hour. Just wanted the car for 5 hours to run a few errands, and this would definitely beat the price I would pay in taxis! I really wanted to ...
by zonemelt
Wed, 14 May 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Buy a van for domestic driving?
Replies: 5
Views: 7994

if you know your cars (mechanically), have the patience to put up with the car being away a few days for repair every now and then (or more often), COE cars with a few years left can some times be value buys. there are a few bullet proof (relative to their age) models out there. yep, that's the plan!
by zonemelt
Wed, 14 May 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Buy a van for domestic driving?
Replies: 5
Views: 7994

Fair enough, and good to know about the lack of PARF rebate, thanks guys
by zonemelt
Tue, 13 May 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Buy a van for domestic driving?
Replies: 5
Views: 7994

Buy a van for domestic driving?

I'd like to get a 7-8 year old car for my commute to work in Jurong. Used to drive a diesel, though it's not really possible to buy one this age in SG. Been thinking is it possible to buy a van like a Opel Combo for domestic use? Example would be http://www.sgcarmart.com/used_cars/info.php?ID=404695...
by zonemelt
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: Motorcycle Insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 17957

Thanks for the info folks I am looking to insure a Vespa LX150 as a newly qualified class 2B licence holder on EP, and based on the info above NTUC did give me a quote, $707 for comp and $454 for 3rd party Liberty said they don't insure this model (?) ANDA/AXA said they insure only if you have 1 yr+...
by zonemelt
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Employment Pass not granted
Replies: 6
Views: 4593

So a long term update on this one - Got the EP renewal rejected last week Have been working here now for almost 2 years (since beg march 2011) and applied for EP renewal (through my HR) Included updated salary and the supporting info that was with the previous application and the additional info whi...
by zonemelt
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Carrying in wine
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

I didn't know there was an automated system for paying such duties .... very impressive We imported our drinks cabinet (well, what was left after the going away party) which included maybe 16-18 bottles of wine It was handled by the movers, and duties were as expected but for some reason we were cha...
by zonemelt
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Dentist Recommendations in Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 60227

Thanks!
by zonemelt
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Dentist Recommendations in Singapore
Replies: 36
Views: 60227

JR8 wrote:Mine is great, English trained/qualified, but on Bencoolen Street, which might be too out of the way for you... ?
Hi JR8 - I'm also seeking a dentist. What is it you like about these guys? Can you share the name?

Thanks!
by zonemelt
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Pediatrician, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Topic: Antenatal ( prenatal classes in Singapore )
Replies: 4
Views: 17093

We used these guys http://www.motherandchild.com.sg/ who are based in Tanglin mall. They have an east coast base as well, where they conduct some activities We went friends who are also pregnant, found them very informative and good at comparing how everything works here to how it works in europe/US...
by zonemelt
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Pediatrician, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Topic: foreigner having a baby in singapore
Replies: 50
Views: 82920

We had a baby in Raffles in Nov, walking epidural, 2 day package, normal delivery and the total bill was about S$10,500 We are actually retrospectively disputing some of the charges as their bill itemisation was vague and arbitrary. First billing person I spoke to had no idea how it was put together...
by zonemelt
Sat, 07 May 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Does anyone know where to buy futons in Singapore?
Replies: 10
Views: 8593

Hey folks - Thought I would revive this thread to ask the same question, but with 2011 answers! Does anyone know where I can now get a good futon (the Ikea ones are a bit cheapo and more like a convertible couch. The type we are looking for are like this: http://www.cambridgefutons.com/wooden_futons...

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