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Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Postby annetheseira » Fri, 18 May 2018 1:47 pm

Hello all!

Need some help.......i am currently living in Singapore with my husband and three kids, but my husband just got relocated to Canada and i'm a little lost with this....not sure which relocation company to use. Would like to engage a relocation company that has relatively low costs!

Thank you!!

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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Postby BBCDoc » Fri, 18 May 2018 10:46 pm

I would pay the costs for a highly reputable company.

Too many things potentially getting lost, broken or impounded by customs for tax would annoy me.


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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 19 May 2018 12:16 am

annetheseira wrote:Hello all!

Need some help.......i am currently living in Singapore with my husband and three kids, but my husband just got relocated to Canada and i'm a little lost with this....not sure which relocation company to use. Would like to engage a relocation company that has relatively low costs!

Thank you!!


You will want to ensure that the company you hire has agents that work for the company in both countries, or, at the very least, that they have long time relationships with moving and packing companies in both countries. You will also want to make sure that the company handles all shipping and customs issues.

Your nightmare starts when you hire a local company with no real relationship in the destination country. They pack your stuff up here. Then they take your boxes to a freight forwarder who is supposed to get your boxes into a container and onto the correct ship. Already you have a problem... your packer will tell you that you need to talk to the freight forwarder... they wash their hands.

And then, at the destination country, who is going to be responsible for unloading the container and shepherding it through customs? Who is going to store it? Who is going to get it on a truck and delivered to your house when you are ready?

Yes, you can find some real cheap operators and you will regret it. Choose only those who can guarantee end to end service for your shipment.

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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Postby bcheng74 » Sat, 19 May 2018 5:22 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
annetheseira wrote:Hello all!

Need some help.......i am currently living in Singapore with my husband and three kids, but my husband just got relocated to Canada and i'm a little lost with this....not sure which relocation company to use. Would like to engage a relocation company that has relatively low costs!

Thank you!!


You will want to ensure that the company you hire has agents that work for the company in both countries, or, at the very least, that they have long time relationships with moving and packing companies in both countries. You will also want to make sure that the company handles all shipping and customs issues.

Your nightmare starts when you hire a local company with no real relationship in the destination country. They pack your stuff up here. Then they take your boxes to a freight forwarder who is supposed to get your boxes into a container and onto the correct ship. Already you have a problem... your packer will tell you that you need to talk to the freight forwarder... they wash their hands.

And then, at the destination country, who is going to be responsible for unloading the container and shepherding it through customs? Who is going to store it? Who is going to get it on a truck and delivered to your house when you are ready?

Yes, you can find some real cheap operators and you will regret it. Choose only those who can guarantee end to end service for your shipment.


Agree. SF handled my relocation from Shanghai to Singapore. It was a very smooth experience without any issue.


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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Postby annetheseira » Wed, 23 May 2018 1:14 pm

Thank you all for your advice!

Have been doing my research on the different relocation companies and have narrowed down to 3 - Santa Fe, KNT and Moovaz.

Santa Fe and KNT are more reputable companies, while Moovaz is an up and coming company in Singapore......one of my close friends just used Moovaz and had very good reviews about it regarding its excellent service......

What do yall think about? Which company should i use?

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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Postby Addadude » Wed, 23 May 2018 2:42 pm

annetheseira wrote:...one of my close friends just used Moovaz and had very good reviews about it regarding its excellent service......


...and there we have it - on just the second post from the TS! :mrgreen:
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