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by pbez
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenancy agreements/leases and your rights as a tenant
Replies: 785
Views: 544019

Re: Tenancy agreements/leases and your rights as a tenant

This is excellent advice, but I'll add my experience and hope it will help as well. Well, apart from a few bumps and humps, our experience renting in Singapore has been quite ok. We've always been good tenants by giving the properties back (3 in total) in excellent condition, sometimes better than i...
by pbez
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Can someone recommend a real estate agent
Replies: 9
Views: 3202

Re: Can someone recommend a real estate agent

I'm not sure if you've already found housing, but if not, check out my post on "A good real estate agent in Singapore." I'd keep her contact details even if you've found a house because you might be moving again in a couple of years. Good luck!
by pbez
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Full-Time-Working-Moms (FTWM) Club
Topic: So ARE there any Full Time Working Moms out there?
Replies: 57
Views: 197517

Well, I just found this session of the forum. I am a full time working mom and so am glad to see that I can exchange ideas with others in the same situation. I'll check the forum whenever possible so that I can add my input to those newcomers or in need of information.
by pbez
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Full-Time-Working-Moms (FTWM) Club
Topic: FTWM moving to Singapore soon
Replies: 10
Views: 20609

By this time you might already have registered your child in a school. I'd go for Eton House because a friend who had her child there really liked it (the one near Orchard). I had my child at White Lodge and I really did not like it. The teachers are really unprepared young women who really do not u...
by pbez
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Competent hairdresser
Replies: 0
Views: 1862

Competent hairdresser

Hello, I've been in Singapore for exactly 3 years now and so far have not been able to find a good hairdresser, only one that won't spoil my hair, which I already find to be a great achievement. Here is the problem: I have naturally thin, curly hair and the hairdressers I have been to have no clue a...
by pbez
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Your experiences with dentists in Singapore?
Replies: 19
Views: 43031

I know this thread is a bit old, but since finding a good dentist is always an issue when moving to a new city, here is my dentist's contact: Dr. Bruce Lee (I know, the name is catchy ;) at T-32 Dental, Camden Medical Center near Orchard. He has always been very honest, never making up problems to f...
by pbez
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 10:03 am
Forum: MBA - Members Of Bhartiya Association
Topic: Maid never learns and lies.
Replies: 8
Views: 10664

I suspect that only the well-heeled upper echelon expats wou

You are right. It would be more costly to bring a maid from outside Asia, but it may be worth doing it.
by pbez
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 8:57 am
Forum: MBA - Members Of Bhartiya Association
Topic: Maid never learns and lies.
Replies: 8
Views: 10664

Maids can only be from traditional source countries (e.g. ce

Thanks for all of your replies. It seems you have not encountered the problems I am encountering. Sundaymorningstaple, I just met someone last week who hired a maid from a non-Asian country and the employer is not a PR nor a citizen. All you have to do is pay the fees. However, this person already k...
by pbez
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: MBA - Members Of Bhartiya Association
Topic: Maid never learns and lies.
Replies: 8
Views: 10664

Maid never learns and lies.

Hello, I've had a filipino maid for almost 2 years now. We have always treated her with respect, have supported her in expressing herself, given her off days every weekend, increased her salary a few times, sent her home last Christmas, given her presents, etc, etc. However, though she's been at our...
by pbez
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: Car Leasing & Rental
Topic: Car leasing companies: which to choose
Replies: 5
Views: 11885

Car leasing companies: which to choose

Hello everyone, We are considering leasing a car in Singapore and would like to know of your experience doing this. Our main concern is customer service for when the car breaks down or if we are in an accident. We know they promise it all, but one only knows when things get bad... We've narrowed dow...
by pbez
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: New Couple Moving to Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 2330

My new wife and I are set to move to Singapore

I'm sorry to say, but with this budget it will be difficult for you to find nice housing in Singapore, especially near MRT and shops. I think you can get a nice apartment on the East Coast, but this will be a little further away from town, nice shops and restaurants. Living expenses are really high ...
by pbez
Tue, 28 Apr 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Car Leasing & Rental
Topic: Car rental - long term
Replies: 6
Views: 8257

Thanks! I'll check it out.
by pbez
Mon, 27 Apr 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Car Leasing & Rental
Topic: Car rental - long term
Replies: 6
Views: 8257

Car rental - long term

Hi guys, I was wondering if any of you have ever opted to rent a car while in Singapore. I was thinking that perhaps renting one for a year would be cheaper and easier than buying one. I've looked at the leasing rates, but they are outrageous. I would like to spend at most $1000 per month. Any sugge...
by pbez
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Chartered bus to NTU?
Replies: 2
Views: 3106

Chartered bus to NTU?

Hi everyone, I got a job offer from Nanyang Technological Uni, but since I do not live nearby an MRT station, I am trying to find out how to get there other than taking public buses because this would result in about 3 hours of commuting per day. Does anyone have information on companies that would ...
by pbez
Sun, 29 Mar 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Looking for pre-school around B. Timah/Holland/Orchard
Replies: 6
Views: 4267

Ok, thanks. I will check this one, but I've visited the White Lodge and, although not perfect, it was good. We'll do a trial class this week. Thanks for the info!
pbez

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