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Client moving to Singapore

Post by Minty Bagley » Sat, 27 Dec 2014 7:57 pm

Our executive director who is from Oregon has decided to move to Singapore to personally take care of the company. I have been in contact with him regarding the things he needs but he said, he will leave it all to me. I would want him to comfortable but seems he is really aloof. How should I deal with American expats? Previously assisted expats from Europe and it worked out well.

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Re: Client moving to Singapore

Post by Brah » Sat, 27 Dec 2014 8:19 pm

Well seeing how all 323 million of them think the same this should be easy.
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Post by earthfriendly » Sun, 28 Dec 2014 12:32 pm

Is he familiar with the lifestyles in Singapore? One thing I can think of to ease the process for you and him is to make a questionaire type scenarios to help him narrow down his choice.

E.g.

Common housing options in SG include:
1. HDB flats - public apartments used by 90 % of population with easy access to transportation network, hawker centers, grocery stores and public facilites. Comes in 3 - 5 bedrooms and monthly rental range from $xxxxx . You get exposure to how the locals live.

2. condominiums - your descriptions

3. Landed Houses - your decriptions

Etc............ You get the idea. Make it short and sweet and not long-winded like mine :D .

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 28 Dec 2014 6:11 pm

You could send him a copy of the 'Where should I/we live?' template questionnaire. That should narrow it down to a much more defined list of possibilities.

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Re: Client moving to Singapore

Post by x9200 » Sun, 28 Dec 2014 6:22 pm

OP, how are you going to arrange it being based in the Philippines?

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Re: Client moving to Singapore

Post by Minty Bagley » Fri, 02 Jan 2015 2:31 pm

Thanks for your replies. I have actually send him his options but prior to that I have talked to some colleagues who already met him and said that he is a strict but very considerate guy. He is used to working both with Asians and Europeans so there will be no problem at all. I have also asked for his interests and that includes fishing and lighthouse , so I would know what we can talk about. I am hoping that it will turn out good since he will be my boss for sometime.

Hi x9200, I will be relocating to Singapore as well. Our company's regional headquarters is based in Singapore and a sister company is based in Manila where I currently works. We are in the shipping business.

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Re: Client moving to Singapore

Post by JR8 » Fri, 02 Jan 2015 2:51 pm

Oh look an OT embedded link, maybe this is just elaborate spam?
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Re: Client moving to Singapore

Post by x9200 » Fri, 02 Jan 2015 3:39 pm

Minty Bagley wrote:Thanks for your replies. I have actually send him his options but prior to that I have talked to some colleagues who already met him and said that he is a strict but very considerate guy. He is used to working both with Asians and Europeans so there will be no problem at all. I have also asked for his interests and that includes fishing and lighthouse , so I would know what we can talk about. I am hoping that it will turn out good since he will be my boss for sometime.

Hi x9200, I will be relocating to Singapore as well. Our company's regional headquarters is based in Singapore and a sister company is based in Manila where I currently works. We are in the shipping business.
That's one lucky coincident. Are you a Singaporean comming back or have you spent some years in Singapore before?

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