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by textex
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Which districts to research before move?
Replies: 19
Views: 8648

Hi S, BillyB is correct, look for a place within walking distance around the MRT. If your hubby works at Mapletree, there are office and biz park shuttles to and fro' from Harbourfront plus its now within the new train line (Labrador Park station). Go to google maps or streetdirectory (local) and ha...
by textex
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Cost for monthly groceries : family of 5
Replies: 7
Views: 4326

Hi, try this if you have an hour to spare, just visit the online stores (google fairprice or cold storage online singapore) and fill up a cart of your regular groceries. This will give you a ballpark of what you'll be spending on.

Cheers
Tex
by textex
Thu, 19 May 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tropic plant that smells very sweet during night time…
Replies: 25
Views: 8732

Hi, perhaps you were looking for Saussurea obvallata also known as Brahma Kamal. Large White flowers, long and stalky green plant. Just google the name.

Cheers
Tex
by textex
Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PLEASE HELP!My son's passport expired, stranded in Singapore
Replies: 22
Views: 9124

Hi, I'm not a consular official but your son is still an Australian citizen - and the Consulate/High Comm cannot refuse assistance to a citizen. Best bet is to follow what's on your son's birth cert (hope you have that ) until that information changes, he should get the necessary travel documents. C...
by textex
Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The Expats Will Rule Singapore!
Replies: 56
Views: 18322

Hi SMS, interesting article to read. I think it is more apparent in small countries like Singapore, with a population of just over 4 million. The percentages of people who will rise up to the challenge (out of 4M vs 20M vs 200M vs 1B) is also contributing to the current climate of local vs foreign. ...
by textex
Fri, 30 Oct 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: The circumstances of an Ex-PR
Replies: 16
Views: 10317

Hi mod is right, - you are barred from working because you are on a student pass (?) - if you want to work, you will have to find a job and the company has to apply to get your EP - once you are working, you can apply for PR - when you get your PR you are liable to do NS. - if you complete your stud...
by textex
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Recommended Housing near AIS
Replies: 26
Views: 17550

Hi, a 3bedroom apt. around AISS will set you back from $3.5 - $5k/month. With $10k, you can live closer to the city center, else rent a house around the school area (~$6-8k/month). Use the property search in this website, you'll get a good view of what's available. There are also online maps you can...
by textex
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Relocating from Australia at short notice
Replies: 12
Views: 7377

Hi, do bring all your electricals if the company is paying for the relocation, that's what we did anyway. We've also taken along some Aussie extension cords if you didn't want to change all the plug points. If the stuff breaks then buy local, most of the brands are the same in this region. AISS is a...
by textex
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Renovating in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 9942

Dude, when you're playing with 220vlts, ALWAYS use a test screwdriver and rubber soled shoes, even if the switches are off and trip the main fuse box.

Tex.
by textex
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Melting in Singapore
Replies: 15
Views: 5871

Well the rain & clouds over the past few days have cooled things down a little. I've resorted to use fans throughout the apt., double curtains over the sunny windows and fan sucking air in from shaded ones, one more fan in the kitchen and kitched hood ducted to blow air out the window. And one last ...
by textex
Sat, 13 Jun 2009 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: fear
Replies: 14
Views: 3993

Have friends, lot's of friends. Talk to everyone, not an easy thing to do but can be overcomed. I'll bet half of your friends have the same fear of being lonely too. This observation is from a person who had the same fear a long time ago, then thrown into a new place with no friends and had to start...
by textex
Sun, 07 Jun 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Melting in Singapore
Replies: 15
Views: 5871

Melting in Singapore

Hi all, just wanted to throw out a question about the heat here 'cos I'm melting... We live on the top floor of a low rise apt. block, unfortunately, we get the morning, noon and evening sun throughout various rooms. The heat inside has been very uncomfortable making us either turn on the fan or a/c...
by textex
Sun, 17 May 2009 10:04 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Buying Wine
Replies: 26
Views: 10609

I tend to agree with bdx on this. Almost all the white wine "specials" from the big shops are too aged for drinking, must be due to the heat/storage in Singapore. Now I just buy really young chard/sauv blanc from there and also source nicer bottles from smaller shops.

Tex.
by textex
Tue, 05 May 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Aircon Servicing
Replies: 15
Views: 9343

Hi, totally agree with Phil. If you stay in a condo/apt block, ask your neighbour(s). If you're renting, the owner may know someone. We rent and just use the same company (Air Pro Engineering) from the previous tenant.

Tex.
by textex
Tue, 14 Apr 2009 4:14 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Price of Supermarket food
Replies: 57
Views: 21035

Here's my long kept secret...if you're a Parma ham/Prosciutto lover you'll know that it will cost you about $90/kg here in Singapore. At Carrefour when they are about to finish the leg, the last bits go for about $20.00/kilo - unshaven, I just buy the last 6 inches. Just as good! Yum! Yeah, the impo...

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