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by Pennywhistle
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Advice for buying used car
Replies: 41
Views: 28117

Re: Advice for buying used car.

Ah yes! But I will have the added advantage of them strapped into a car seat safely and the ability to turn the radio up. :) Joking aside, it's the thought of having two unrestrained children in a taxi that gives me heart palpitations, not them tantruming or crying. And we have also carefully consid...
by Pennywhistle
Fri, 03 Apr 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: Advice for buying used car
Replies: 41
Views: 28117

Advice for buying used car

Any advice appreciated. With baby #2 due in three weeks and after much consideration we have decided to buy a used car. This is after having traveled comfortably on the MRT for over the year we have been here and only taking taxis when totally necessary with my 1 year old. I just can't fathom the ex...
by Pennywhistle
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Taxi Travel for 1 year old - Car Seat?
Replies: 27
Views: 9886

Cheers for that unhelpful reply Sundaymorningstaples! From what I have read of your posts your normally very helpful, if not cheeky. :) You having a bad day? Don't take it out on my choices.
by Pennywhistle
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: BIG W, Target or K Mart?
Replies: 3
Views: 2681

BIG W, Target or K Mart?

Are there any comparative stores in Singapore that sells kids toys? I just had a look at the toys r us Singapore website and the prices are drastically inflated (as they are in Australia compared to the above listed stores but not to that degree!). Advice appreciated! And I have looked into Toy Libr...
by Pennywhistle
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Taxi Travel for 1 year old - Car Seat?
Replies: 27
Views: 9886

Thanks again everyone! I have actually just purchased a product called 'go go babyz' travel mate that kind of turns a car seat into a stroller. Sounds weird, but will be super useful at the airport (allowing us to take her car seat on a plane) and also once we are in Singapore. I envisage booking a ...
by Pennywhistle
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Taxi Travel for 1 year old - Car Seat?
Replies: 27
Views: 9886

Thanks everyone! MRT it is. And on the occasions we need to use taxis....fingers crossed.
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by Pennywhistle
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Taxi Travel for 1 year old - Car Seat?
Replies: 27
Views: 9886

Yikes! That's what I thought. Unfortunately we don't have a capsule (she will be too big) just a car seat that you need the anchor points for. If somebody actually started a new 'on call' taxi service that always had at least one forward facing baby car seat they would be rich based on the amount of...
by Pennywhistle
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: What age did your child start "school" in Singapore
Replies: 30
Views: 24481

BedokAmerican you sound like a lovely mother who is giving lots of enriching opportunities to your son! I was shocked when I read your post. My daughter will be 12 months when we make the move early next year and I am more than happy to just chill out with her at home doing our own things (play / po...
by Pennywhistle
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Taxi Travel for 1 year old - Car Seat?
Replies: 27
Views: 9886

Taxi Travel for 1 year old - Car Seat?

Our little family will be moving from Australia to Singapore this coming January when our daughter has just turned 1. After searching the site, there is a lot of info for how to travel safely in taxi with a baby capsule / baby carrier for when they are little, but no information on what to do when t...
by Pennywhistle
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Thinking of part-time childcare?
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

I think you need to have a minimum of 5 posts to be able to send PM's . (I could be wrong though! Maybe someone else who knows 100% could give you advice).

I think I may have been one of those people who sent you a private message. Hopefully you can PM soon, would love to hear from you!
by Pennywhistle
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Bedok Reservoir MRT Opening
Replies: 12
Views: 7382

How very sad. This post has gotten a little off track and has taken on a slightly macabre tone.
by Pennywhistle
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 6:18 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Bedok Reservoir MRT Opening
Replies: 12
Views: 7382

Argh! Midges....I hate them. Reminds me of camping in Northern QLD. Yuck! Thanks for the insight. I can't contemplate suicide by drowning (not that I spend anytime contemplating it!) it seems virtually impossible! I would go into swim or float mode. But I guess if you have never learnt to swim.........
by Pennywhistle
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Bedok Reservoir MRT Opening
Replies: 12
Views: 7382

Bedok Reservoir MRT Opening

I would love it if anyone has any news on the opening of this new station on the new line under construction. From all I have read it is set to open in 2017, however it seems many things finish ahead of their construction schedules in Singapore! Still investigating areas to live, and although I real...
by Pennywhistle
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Which districts to research before move?
Replies: 19
Views: 8551

Hi Aussie_Family Long shot that you are still on this forum, but in case you are I wanted to know how accurate do you think your estimates were or what you are actually budgeting per month now? How are you finding your quality of life vs what you left behind in Australia? We are in a similar situati...
by Pennywhistle
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Off Peak MRT Travel (If there is such a thing?!)
Replies: 19
Views: 5282

@katbh. Thank you for that VERY valuable piece of advice. Much appreciated. How horrible for the mum stranded at the station! That's heart attack stuff.

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