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by cw1483
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Help! Where to get a babysitter for a few hours?
Replies: 5
Views: 4480

Help! Where to get a babysitter for a few hours?

Are there babysitting service or playgroups that I can leave my 4 year old for a few hours? I don't know anyone in Singapore and the one coworker referred me to this Auntie that does not speak any English to babysit (I am sure she is good, but my child can not understand her). I just have to be away...
by cw1483
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Starhub (internet and cable) early cancellation fee S$762.38
Replies: 10
Views: 13221

Thanks. My ETC is 18months x $86.27 = $1522.86 for time to complete. The person on the customer service phone just said that I was getting a better deal with $762.38 cancellation fee. Since I wasn't cancelling today, she asked that I call back at least 1 week before cancelling to then speak to a sup...
by cw1483
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Starhub (internet and cable) early cancellation fee S$762.38
Replies: 10
Views: 13221

Starhub (internet and cable) early cancellation fee S$762.38

It's my own fault for not reading the contract thinking I would never leave Singapore before 2 years....but unfortunately, I haven't found another job and my employer is shrinking their Singapore office and I got the boot....and will leave Singapore if I or spouse do not find a job soon. A word of a...
by cw1483
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Physician's Assistant Jobs in Singapore?
Replies: 1
Views: 6661

I have a good friend who is a PA in the US and had look at the same thing. Singapore do not recognize PA. There is no PA Board to recognize a PA in Singapore, perhaps in APN (Advanced Practice Nurse) in certan clinical settings such as cardiology, neurology, but not sure about neonatal. If your spou...
by cw1483
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Manual PEP processing time?
Replies: 3
Views: 3068

For me, it took 18 days to get approved. (I applied in May 2012).
by cw1483
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: DP for baby born abroad
Replies: 1
Views: 2266

You would do the same way you have applied for dependent pass for your family here and submit a dependent pass for for your newborn. Application is at: http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/services-forms/passes/DPForm12.pdf Note, a baby born in Thailand does not necessarily mean he/she will have a Thai c...
by cw1483
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: School holidays -Working mothers?
Replies: 9
Views: 7298

Live-in Maid was not a suitable option for me either. I do not get housing from my employer if I have a maid, I need to make sure there is an extra bedroom (or maid quarters). I just feel at the costs of an extra room and the inconvenience of an additional person living in the house was a bit much. ...
by cw1483
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: School holidays -Working mothers?
Replies: 9
Views: 7298

The childcare listed on the sites are from $600-$1500month. I paid $1150 month for montessori preschool in the states and did not get a 12 hour day (but 10hr day). So to me the Singapore rates are very reasonable. I don't know if your package is for the long haul or under 3 years (where your child w...
by cw1483
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Property rental preferences
Replies: 14
Views: 4935

Funny, when I read it, I thought it was from the true-blue American expression. To answer OP's question, as a newbie to Singapore, I would not consider car ownership seeing how transportation here is so much more efficient than back home. (In my office, of the 10 expats I know, only 1 has a car and ...
by cw1483
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Living in Geylang
Replies: 40
Views: 24548

So jgarnett...if not a condo, were you able to rent a landed house? Mind sharing how much more than $3000?
by cw1483
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Shipping Personal Effects (plus Samurai Sword)
Replies: 15
Views: 13943

Thanks for the advice.

I took Sensei's advice above and went to the police station. I went to Outram Park MRT at 391 New Bridge Road, #02-701, Police Cantonment Complex to ask for a permit. The officer there asked how many swords and does it fit in your suitcase. I told him 1 and yes, it fits in checked-luggage. He noted ...
by cw1483
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: School holidays -Working mothers?
Replies: 9
Views: 7298

This is the website I used to find full-day child care centres. http://www.childcarelink.gov.sg/ccls/home/CCLS_Home.jsp I pretty much went down the list of anything that has full-day and showed a green vacancies/yellow vacanies for my child's age. Operating hours are listed on that site as well. (No...
by cw1483
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: School holidays -Working mothers?
Replies: 9
Views: 7298

Hi Prune, I thought the same when I was first planning to move to Singapore. My child is 3. I couldn't see any info on spring break camps or summer camps. I first asked around on international schools, seems to have breaks for summer, winter, etc.... around 35-50 days off a year, depending what you ...
by cw1483
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Childs bed - long shot!
Replies: 23
Views: 8184

If you are just looking for Bedding (sheets, pillow cases, etc), I did see Dora sheets at Courts (in Tampines). I didn't know they even sell bedding until my toddler asked to buy it.
by cw1483
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: LinkedIn - hints - it works even in Singapore
Replies: 119
Views: 64063

Good advice, will remove the phone number then. Thanks.

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