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by janiceliu88
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Stay-At-Home-Moms / Work-At-Home Moms (SAHM/WAHM) Club
Topic: Excited and nervous for my move
Replies: 4
Views: 6571

A couple of things you might want to consider - if you're not getting a car, like most of us in the country, you might want to live close to an MRT station. Especially if you'll be traveling with a stroller most of the time, that saves time. Also, it does matter what line you're on - the circle line...
by janiceliu88
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Local school classrooms airconditioned?
Replies: 14
Views: 9653

It's pretty hard to get into local schools if you're not Singaporean, and even if you are - it's a pretty competitive system. If you're thinking of moving here you'll probably have to put them in international school. Unless you can squeeze them into the better Singaporean schools that are "ind...
by janiceliu88
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Stay-At-Home-Moms / Work-At-Home Moms (SAHM/WAHM) Club
Topic: SAHM relocating soon!
Replies: 6
Views: 8578

Hi Melissa, My name is Janice and I have a 15-month-old - I would absolutely love to meet up. I live in Little India so we could meet somewhere townish (and maybe grab a coffee or find a nice play area for the babies?). I'm Singaporean but my husband's American, so we're quite an international famil...
by janiceliu88
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Stay-At-Home-Moms / Work-At-Home Moms (SAHM/WAHM) Club
Topic: SAHM would like to meet new friends for myself & kids
Replies: 7
Views: 9946

Hello there! You could also try the Central Lending Library at Bras Basah - they've got a children's library that's safe and fun for kids to run about, and a bit of a tree house structure too. My daughter's 15-months old and we live in Little India so I would be down for a meet-up, especially in town.
by janiceliu88
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Korean BBQ
Replies: 18
Views: 5273

Seoul Restaurant Korean BBQ at CHIJMES (City Hall) is great value for money - $50/person for whatever you like, delicious!
by janiceliu88
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Condo considerations and areas for couple w/no kids
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Another area you might want to consider (depending on how far you'd like to run to work) is Farrer Park/Lavender - these are all on the North-East line, and there are a bunch of really nice condos in the area that are extremely accessible indeed (under 10 minutes to Clarke Quay/Chinatown by MRT?). B...
by janiceliu88
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Need for woolens in Singapore?
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Blankets are lovely and quite necessary, but forget about wool entirely - just as long as you have some medium warmth jackets and blankets you're good to go. If you like long-sleeved shirts go ahead, but bear in mind that they should be as light as possible, as when you walk outside (as you will hav...
by janiceliu88
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What's your favorite 'watering hole' and why?
Replies: 65
Views: 13794

I find myself at Beercraft at Albert Court, especially on Tuesdays for the live music. The vibe's laid back, the beer's good (well it's craft beer so you do pay for it, but not more than you'd expect for a night out). Or for a more expensive but delicious treat, J-Biru at 313@Somerset, where you get...
by janiceliu88
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Moms-to-be & Moms Group
Topic: Maternity clothing?
Replies: 17
Views: 12753

Singapore's actually really fun for the summery, tropical dresses that fit pretty much everyone - they look especially lovely on pregnant women, I do think, because depending on the cut they try to be roomier and one-size-fits-all, and they can also be obscenely cheap. Try Chinatown, around Albert C...
by janiceliu88
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: Indians LOVE Indian food. Any recommendations?
Replies: 6
Views: 7395

Check out the Indian vegetarian restaurants at Tekka Centre in Little India. The butter chicken in the hawker centre's pretty excellent too, and more briyani than you can eat
by janiceliu88
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 2:09 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Grocery shopping
Replies: 28
Views: 9053

I second going local - the meat especially is insanely good, eggs are a fair bit cheaper, etc etc. Then again I live right above Tekka Market so I'm a happy camper, it's the kind of thing you need to jump right in into. But as for detergents and things like that, there are actually shops in Chinatow...
by janiceliu88
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where can I sell my artwork in singapore?
Replies: 10
Views: 5531

I think the cafe at La Salle often showcases art work, you could try there. Also, Celina's at Duxton Hill uses local art to decorate the premises and I think it's all for sale, you could try there. Btw google is your friend.
by janiceliu88
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 1:56 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Advice wanted for visit in October
Replies: 22
Views: 6805

First off, would you be averse to staying in a backpacker type hostel? Because if you aren't, you can find yourself in some pretty interesting, central areas, for well under $100. Even Hotel 81 or Fragrance Hotel or whatever will cost you $100 a night, or close to it. If you don't mind a backpacker ...
by janiceliu88
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore in two months!
Replies: 22
Views: 6309

I just thought about this, while at NUS actually - try Bukit Timah. Because it's pretty accessible to NUS, and much besides, I believe there are a couple of straight buses to the Woodlands, which will be easy for your teenagers.
by janiceliu88
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Where can we buy secondhand furniture?
Replies: 6
Views: 3166

I second the Salvation Army - there are a couple of bigger stores that specialize in furniture, in Woodleigh and Upper Bukit Timah. Craigslist is also pretty popular, you could try that too.

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