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by stuckmojo
Fri, 17 May 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Culture Shock - Arriving in singapore
Replies: 471
Views: 76244

I had this too. And they were expecting everyone to take shoes off to walk on marble floors. Meh. Hello! You are in Asia, right? Certain protocols should be adhered to whether it's two or twenty. It would only be a problem if one was taking off everybody's shoes, rather than each taking off their o...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 17 May 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Culture Shock - Arriving in singapore
Replies: 471
Views: 76244

Viewing property? Expect a full house! At minimum it's you and your agent. But most likely it's you, your agent, plus owners agent. Next step is you, your agent, owners agent, and owner (why oh why!?). And so it goes. Today we viewed a place, wife and I, our agent, mother in law, her maid, our mood...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Offer to move to Singapore from UK. Advice Sought
Replies: 60
Views: 19145

The car, forget about it. I'll store it until I come back (since it seems I can't take it with me). If it is something rare, why not? But if it is something more standard, why store it for years? You could be away longer than you currently believe. It's depreciating, and if you're paying to store i...
by stuckmojo
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Offer to move to Singapore from UK. Advice Sought
Replies: 60
Views: 19145

Thanks all for the info. the rent will be more likely up to 4.5/5k, so will not need to pay the agent. We have an agent who has housed all the colleagues relocating from HK and the UK. I met her, she's as mad as a box of frogs, but very sharp and has a good reputation. Great advice from all, again.
by stuckmojo
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 13614

http://www.ava.gov.sg/AnimalsPetSector/SalesOfPetsOwnershipExhib/DogLicensing Click on licensing of scheduled dogs and the insurance requirements and a couple of suggested insurers are about halfway down. I do like a Rottie. If you need a muzzle or bed then buy it there, the choice for bigger dogs ...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Offer to move to Singapore from UK. Advice Sought
Replies: 60
Views: 19145

Now then, further update. It looks like I have accepted the offer, and I will likely relocate by year-end. My brain is in overload due to thinking of so many variables, but I am excited at the thought. The next biggie is relocation costs+housing moving-in costs: So, to test your patience once again,...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 13614

Thanks for the info.

Yes, the dog is in the Schedule 2 (Rottweiler), although she's a totally innocuous old girl (8.5 years old).

I am trying to find the insurance but can't find anything.
by stuckmojo
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Pet Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 13614

Hi,

I am interested in this too, since I will be moving with my cat and dog, and apparently dog insurance is mandatory.
by stuckmojo
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Best Pet couriers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

That's pretty much how we did it, I sent the dog off to the shippers a few days before I flew and joined husband and then he arrived after I had been here a week to give us time to get over jetlag. It was painless all round. Just in case you aren't aware because I wasn't the first time I took my pe...
by stuckmojo
Sat, 13 Apr 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Best Pet couriers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Thanks for the advice Hannieroo. I will use an agent as I won't risk anything for the pets. If the cost is high, I will just take it on the chin. My plan is to move into a serviced apartment for 1 month, find a house, get the letter and get wife to send pets once I move in. Or something like that. I...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Best Pet couriers?
Replies: 10
Views: 2721

Hi,

I am interested in this too, as I will be moving my cat and dog. I am from the north of England.

Any ideas regarding costs?

I've heard some eye watering figures so far.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
by stuckmojo
Wed, 10 Apr 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Drivers Licence
Topic: How to convert your motorcycle license into a Singapore one
Replies: 180
Views: 133631

Strong Eagle wrote:Singapore Police Force website changed a couple of years ago to explicitly allow unlimited class 2 license conversions with proper experience. I don't think you'll have a problem.
thanks,

and thanks offshoreoildude
by stuckmojo
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Offer to move to Singapore from UK. Advice Sought
Replies: 60
Views: 19145

Now I am already worrying that my full UK bike licence won't get me into the Moto Guzzi I want due to some strict licence swap regulations (I have the international licence too)... You should get it no problem. I had a full license from California. At the time I converted, the lady just asked me wh...
by stuckmojo
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Drivers Licence
Topic: How to convert your motorcycle license into a Singapore one
Replies: 180
Views: 133631

Hi everyone, it seems my move to Singapore might actually happen after all. Priority number 1 is getting myself a Harley (ideally a new one). I have a full unlimited European licence obtained through testing back in 1996. I was a near pro motocross rider in the late 1990's and had a Ninja 600 back t...
by stuckmojo
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Offer to move to Singapore from UK. Advice Sought
Replies: 60
Views: 19145

Update. Thanks everyone for the precious advice. I am still in Singapore and the package offer came in. Salary is 20%plus in gross terms - more in net I understand housing around 5k transport has something but not enough for a car (as I expected) schooling for kids more than adequate. Et cetera All ...

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