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by Lailafamily
Thu, 01 May 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Preschools offering Hindi as a second language?
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Tamil is not our top choice as my husband and myself are both Bombay born and bred and have no understanding of the language! Thanks! Hindi is our first choice. Any ideas what other families do in this case? Is there Hindi classes outside of school for kids to take as a second language option and is...
by Lailafamily
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 3:46 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Preschools offering Hindi as a second language?
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Preschools offering Hindi as a second language?

Have gone thru old posts but was looking for more recent suggestions/ reviews... Since our son only speaks English and we're moving to singapore we would like to introduce him into Hindi as a second language as we are of Indian Origin but having lived in the US we don't speak hindi as much with him....
by Lailafamily
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: recommendations for nursery in district 19
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Thanks for your reply. We are not keen to send him to an International school/nursery/playschool due to the high costs of it. Over kill for a 3-4 year old I feel! We are keen to put him in a good( private?) playschool/Nursery where there are a good mix of nationalities and English is the main langua...
by Lailafamily
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: recommendations for nursery in district 19
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

recommendations for nursery in district 19

Hi all, Am looking for recommendations for nursery for my son who will be 3 years old when he joins (looking to start him around Sept ideally). Am looking for full day but maybe just twice a week initially, and yes English should be the main language as that is the only one he knows! Don't want to d...
by Lailafamily
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Suggestions for place/district to live
Replies: 22
Views: 7411

Ok. Thank you for clarifying it. :)
by Lailafamily
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Suggestions for place/district to live
Replies: 22
Views: 7411

x9200 wrote:Vinoh, this is your last warning. One more time and all your accounts are locked.

Moderator
I'm sorry...is this messag for me?
by Lailafamily
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Nursery for 3 year old - costs and recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 2804

Nursery for 3 year old - costs and recommendations

Hi all, HAve gone through several old posts but can't find the info I need.. Am looking for recommendations for nursery for our son who will be 3 next year when we move to singapore. He is in a playschool program here and loves it and we want to continue it for him once we move. We are looking to li...
by Lailafamily
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Suggestions for place/district to live
Replies: 22
Views: 7411

If you can afford it and don't mind the commuting, Marine Parade area is the best choice. It has the best vibe, nice settings right next to the East Coast Park and an easy access to the town should you feel like hanging out. Its family friendly but its lively enough for singles, has plenty of food ...
by Lailafamily
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 3:19 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Moving to singapore...DP v/s EP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

You have missed the most important part. What work were you doing in India? Whats your qualification? I was working in the Media. Was working as Editorial with a publishing house and then moved into the Communications field. Am looking to get back into Communications.....BA in English Literature....
by Lailafamily
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 3:13 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR for parents and Student visa for child??
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

They dont give PR to people who leave out their kids from the application, especially male child/children. Edit: I read you other posts and got to know your nationality. That will make it even more tougher to get PR, even if you include your kids. So am I to understand that being Indian my chances ...
by Lailafamily
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Advice for relocating from the US to Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 3540

Thanks! I do follow that there are several unknown factors that influence the likelihood of PR. So there is no real 'minimum' financial stipulation that dictates applying for a PR, is there? I do follow how 2 high incomes increase the likelihood for PR along with potentially buying a condo and payin...
by Lailafamily
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:19 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR for parents and Student visa for child??
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

Wd40 wrote:Forget it! You wont be given PR.
Can I ask on what basis you are saying that?
by Lailafamily
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:16 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR for parents and Student visa for child??
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

PR for parents and Student visa for child??

Hi all, We are hoping to move to Singapore and in time (1-2 years apply for our PR). However as we have a young son (2+ age only) we are unsure of where his future lies and are not too keen on tying him into our PR status as that will put him down for NS duty. If we continue to live and have our kid...
by Lailafamily
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Suggestions for place/district to live
Replies: 22
Views: 7411

Thanks...so we can buy a condo but not a single family home ie landed property. What is a HDB unit?

If we buy property first and then after 1-2 years apply for a PR, does this influence our approval chances?
by Lailafamily
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Moving to singapore...DP v/s EP?
Replies: 5
Views: 1947

Moving to singapore...DP v/s EP?

Hi all, Apologies if this sounds like a silly post! I am at present a housewife in America due to the H4 visa restriction. I have been working for 5 years previously in India. We are now contemplating a move to Singapore. I have been reading previous posts where women in my situation are having a to...

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