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by nn27
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore this Spring...
Replies: 42
Views: 31014

hotels in Singapore are quite expensive in my opinion. You could easily be spending S$100 a night for a small room. try checking out the local search engines rather than expedia or other UK based hotel search. Or, if your employer will reimburse a temporary vacation rental, that may be a cheaper opt...
by nn27
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Allowances and what to ask for?
Replies: 13
Views: 6194

both great posts, and gives me a lot to consider. Of course I want to go to Singapore, but don't want to appear as though I'll settle for less than I'm worth. Being my first time relocating, I want to make sure that I'm asking for the right things, and I think based on this feedback, I'm not over th...
by nn27
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore this Spring...
Replies: 42
Views: 31014

Is that a junior starting salary in London? Surely if you are going to supervise, you would get a raise? Regarding being paid from the UK, I would look into how you can transfer with the least amount of fees. I know that HSBC was advertising free transfers if it was your own account (you'd have to o...
by nn27
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Allowances and what to ask for?
Replies: 13
Views: 6194

hmmm, this is a division of a big MNC, but the difference is that I am not currently hired by them. It is an outside hire, but there has been enough interest expressed that I know that they need this in Singapore and do not have the people locally.
by nn27
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Allowances and what to ask for?
Replies: 13
Views: 6194

thanks for the responses. So I guess the norm is to ASK for everything, knowing that the employer will negotiate afterwards. Club memberships and wine duties seem over the top to me, but I hadn't even considered the car situation. A valid point. When you say back in the day - do you mean 10/20 years...
by nn27
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 4:04 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Allowances and what to ask for?
Replies: 13
Views: 6194

Allowances and what to ask for?

I've done a lot of searching around here on the forums, and found some varied responses. I've had interest expressed to me to relocate, and what I am trying to figure out is what is typical to ask for. Besides my salary, I would expect to request a relocation allowance (from Canada), but what else? ...
by nn27
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: approximate living expenses in Singapore
Replies: 10
Views: 11023

Excellent idea! Why didn't I think of that?
by nn27
Sun, 01 Mar 2009 2:00 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Pets as Cargo
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

Maybe I was a little unclear, there is a difference between excess baggage and cargo. Excess baggage is when the animal flys with you in the cargo area of the plane. Unfortunately, there is a limit, and my dog needs a size 7 skykennel, which is not allowed. He has to travel as cargo - meaning on a s...
by nn27
Tue, 27 Jan 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Pets as Cargo
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

Pets as Cargo

Has anyone had any experience with sending your pets as cargo? I will have to send my dog from Toronto, Canada, and he is over the limit to be in excess baggage, so my only choice is cargo. Therefore I will not be able to travel with him, and it worries me a bit... I'd love to hear what anyone exper...
by nn27
Sat, 01 Nov 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Cheap flights to US
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

kayak.com is another good site that searches many other sites.
by nn27
Fri, 24 Oct 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Do your own pet relocation from US
Replies: 54
Views: 39540

What about stops through London or Dubai? The flights are a little longer that way. I have to plan a flight with my dog as well, and didn't realize that there were so many issues with stopping in Hong Kong (as that is a typical stopover from TO)... the idea of someone destroying your pet for any rea...
by nn27
Thu, 23 Oct 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Great Neighbourhoods for living with a big dog?
Replies: 12
Views: 5030

That's a great list, thanks!
by nn27
Tue, 21 Oct 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Long Term Hotel Stay
Replies: 11
Views: 7894

You could try Craigslist for Singapore - under vacation rentals, some people rent out their apartment if they are going away for a while or have a spare room... just know that it is a risk with what you get and who is renting to you. I was just there for a month, luckily the business covered 2 of th...
by nn27
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Availability of Liquors
Replies: 9
Views: 4344

How much is tax/duty on additional bottles of alcohol being brought in? Is there a link somewhere of importation taxes? I wonder if it would be cheaper to bring what you wanted from outside of Singapore. And, let's say you wanted to order something from a different country that you couldn't find in ...
by nn27
Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Great Neighbourhoods for living with a big dog?
Replies: 12
Views: 5030

Is there a list of leash free parks in Singapore? (link to a website or post somewhere?) it would be nice to let him play with other dogs once in a while...

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