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by maybeSing2017
Tue, 23 May 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3648

Re: Opinions on the following schools

ah :) thank you anyway for taking the time to reply!! We are still looking at the montessori and other preschools. But I remember reading that Montessori for Children is considered the only "true" montessori in Singapore. Currently our 3yr old is not in a montessori, but a preschool that incorporate...
by maybeSing2017
Sat, 20 May 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3648

Re: Opinions on the following schools

Yes that's what we were wondering too, if any of these schools will be moving in the next couple of years (I only came across Nexus and their new location though) Thanks PNGMK! Thanks PNGMK! We are moving from Canada. SAS seems great, specially since it's a non profit school, but it's the high fees ...
by maybeSing2017
Sat, 20 May 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3648

Re: Opinions on the following schools

We are still looking at the montessori and other preschools. But I remember reading that Montessori for Children is considered the only "true" montessori in Singapore. Currently our 3yr old is not in a montessori, but a preschool that incorporates the principles of Piaget and Erikson (I guess a bit ...
by maybeSing2017
Fri, 19 May 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3648

Re: Opinions on the following schools

Thanks PNGMK! We are moving from Canada. SAS seems great, specially since it's a non profit school, but it's the high fees that just makes us think twice. Any particular reason you recommend ICS? I was drawn to the fact that Dovercourt seems to have a smaller feel, but it has a lot of mixed reviews....
by maybeSing2017
Fri, 19 May 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Opinions on the following schools
Replies: 9
Views: 3648

Opinions on the following schools

Hi all, We will be moving to Singapore in a few weeks. We haven't decided on which area of Singapore to live in, as this will depend on which preschool we send our 3yr old to. We've been reading up online about the schools with the hope of narrowing it down to a few international schools and a few p...
by maybeSing2017
Sat, 06 May 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Choosing an Expat Health Insurance
Replies: 10
Views: 7170

Re: Choosing an Expat Health Insurance

I am receiving some coverage from AXa, but not for my family, do you know if I can add coverage to a corp plan?
by maybeSing2017
Fri, 05 May 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: How long did it take to relocate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

Re: How long did it take to relocate?

Thanks a lot. 2 months is what we came up with as well, so that's good to hear. Couple plus toddler here.
by maybeSing2017
Fri, 05 May 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

Thank you v. much. Your views and insights have been extremely helpful. We are still sorting through the maze of information. No worries. I'm sorry that the flood gates opened on you. Singapore has been my obsession for the last month as I try to figure out how we're going to survive here. So I end...
by maybeSing2017
Fri, 05 May 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

Home schooling seems to be catching on, at least reading the variously blogs, forums gives you the sense it is. I am biased and seem to have a mental block about the idea, maybe time to change :)

On a separate note. How long should we budget to move, 2 months minimum?
by maybeSing2017
Fri, 05 May 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: How long did it take to relocate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1471

How long did it take to relocate?

Just wondering/hoping to get some input, how long of a time did you request for your relocation? i.e. from the time of accepting the offer, what do you think is a reasonable time frame to relocate/start work in Singapore? What's your experience? Thank you in advance!
by maybeSing2017
Thu, 04 May 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

Just be aware too that none of the extra curriculars are offered at the cheaper schools, because of a lack of facilities. If your kids are like ours, and play a winter and summer sport each, plus a musical instrument/school band, etc., you will have to find opportunities to play, outside of school....
by maybeSing2017
Thu, 04 May 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

Thanks again for the detailed and very open responses and information. I hear the local schools, at least some are mixing their approaches a bit to not be so intense...at least a few friends I met recently who have their kids in local schools (after becoming pr) said so. We didn't quite realize the ...
by maybeSing2017
Wed, 03 May 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

Re: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

Thanks a lot for the note. Yeah the school fees is what really scares us, especially if we have a 2nd. I am receiving a relocation (one way) package. Nothing more...and the group healthcare program is also not much to write home about, lots of gaps and we'll need a top up plan for maternal cover...s...
by maybeSing2017
Wed, 03 May 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: What is a reasonable cost for rent?
Replies: 10
Views: 3233

Re: What is a reasonable cost for rent?

"hijacking' the thread and new to the forum. Singapore being so compact, how bad is it to commute in from a 'suburb'? I see a few locations being discussed as just outside the core area. What is a reasonable commute and do folks bike to work...I can see the heat and humidity being an issue, but coul...
by maybeSing2017
Wed, 03 May 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?
Replies: 21
Views: 5137

Has anyone been able to negotiate local+ education allowance offer?

Hello; Newbie here. Looking to move to Singapore from North America, we are considering an offer, cash component is ok, but after budgeting, we are a bit worried if we'll save much after paying for int'l schooling. Curious if recent expats were able to negotiate a local+ package, especially for kids...

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