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by tanusa
Sun, 02 Aug 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: what items do you wish you had brought from home?
Replies: 13
Views: 5899

what items do you wish you had brought from home?

Hi. We're trying to figure out what items we should be sure we take with us during our move to Singapore from the U.S. Any items you left at home, but wish you hadn't? I've read on this forum everything from a grill to a potato masher (are they really $70???). If you feel like listing those "wi...
by tanusa
Sat, 01 Aug 2009 2:06 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: American Club - is it worth joining?
Replies: 20
Views: 16194

thanks to everyone for all the replies. I guess it's that same as joining a club here. It really depends on your circumstances. It's nice to know it's easy to meet people without it. We'll be going with young children, so I'd really like to get settled as quickly as possible for their sake. Thanks a...
by tanusa
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: American Club - is it worth joining?
Replies: 20
Views: 16194

American Club - is it worth joining?

Hello. We are considering joining the American Club once arriving in Singapore. We have a four and two-year-old and know almost no one in Singapore. We think it would be a nice way to meet people. Is this correct? Is it worth joining? Are there other nationalities represented? We are American, but w...
by tanusa
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: questions re SAS and the new Stamford American schools
Replies: 17
Views: 23021

Stamford American School has a small class size... about 8 kids at the moment. It's good for very young kids. Oh wow, eight kids is amazing. I did contact the school a few weeks ago. It looks promising, but I think I really want to wait until we get there before making a decision. thanks for your r...
by tanusa
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: questions re SAS and the new Stamford American schools
Replies: 17
Views: 23021

We are Canadian, and in the same boat as you - my children are 2 and 5. If we go ahead with this move it will be in the middle of the school year. I don't know about the American school, but I contacted the Canadian International School and they still have spots for the coming school year. So the w...
by tanusa
Tue, 28 Jul 2009 3:26 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: condo balconies - room for furniture?
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

thanks to all for the replies. So funny... there is so much to think about regarding this move, but I can't stop thinking about balcony furniture and grills -- arguably the least important thing. Funny how the mind works. I really appreciate the time people spend to comment on this forum. It's reall...
by tanusa
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: condo balconies - room for furniture?
Replies: 13
Views: 6123

condo balconies - room for furniture?

Hello. Can anyone please tell me if I should bring our patio furniture with us when we move? We are planning to rent a condo once there, but I don't know how big the condo balconies are. Will there likely be room for a couple of chairs and a small loveseat-type sofa (small outdoor sofa for two peopl...
by tanusa
Sat, 25 Jul 2009 1:13 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: questions re SAS and the new Stamford American schools
Replies: 17
Views: 23021

Singapore American School has a very good reputation. Downside is it is far from the centre by Singapore standards (the island is small so may not be far by american standards), in Woodlands, and huge. It may be full for the year group you are looking at and have a waiting list, but enrolment was r...
by tanusa
Fri, 24 Jul 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: questions re SAS and the new Stamford American schools
Replies: 17
Views: 23021

questions re SAS and the new Stamford American schools

Hello. Although not finalized, it looks like we'll be relocating to Singapore. It will be a few months before my kids (2 and 4) and I can go (my husband will probably go before us), so my daughter will miss the beginning of the school year. She has one year of preschool or Pre-K left, so it's not a ...
by tanusa
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: how did moving affect your family?
Replies: 10
Views: 2701

Hi there, We moved out here about 9 months ago and it was difficult for my husbands family as his father had passed away. But although it was hard on them they have coped wonderfully. My mother-in-law infact is coming over for a few months for the birth of my baby. All familys have a hard time at f...
by tanusa
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: how did moving affect your family?
Replies: 10
Views: 2701

Living overseas with my children has been the best experience for them. All three hands down will say it was the best time in their childhood. You are giving them a gift of a lifetime! As for extended family.......they can be difficult. When you go home in the summers for 6-8 weeks you can give the...
by tanusa
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Questions about Condo living
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Questions about Condo living

Hello. I'm wondering if anyone could please let me know what it's like living in a condo in Singapore. Is it pleasant? Are there neighbor issues? Is it quiet? Loud? Are the condos nice? Do they have balconies large enough to actually use? Can you put furniture out on the balconies? Like a table, cha...
by tanusa
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What do you love about living in Singapore?
Replies: 20
Views: 13723

Also, what is the ma'am factor? Not quite sure what you mean by that. Hmmm... how to explain it? Well, keep in mind that it's nothing that I asked for or cultivated... but being a white woman, tall (in relative terms) and certainly percieved as well off in Singapore ~ it opens doors and there is ju...
by tanusa
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: how did moving affect your family?
Replies: 10
Views: 2701

Thanks for your reply Zeenit. It's interesting to hear they wanted to come back for a longer visit. I'm hoping my family will start looking at the bright side of being able to do that too.
by tanusa
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 5:33 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: how did moving affect your family?
Replies: 10
Views: 2701

how did moving affect your family?

hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone would care to share their experience living overseas in regards to your family. I'm asking because I just got off the phone with my mother, who has gone from being very supportive of our move to basically telling me we're doing the wrong thing and how could we e...

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