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Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by 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

Post by Addadude » Wed, 23 May 2018 2:42 pm

annetheseira wrote:...one of my close friends just used XXXXXX 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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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Post by SLRL » Sat, 09 Nov 2019 7:02 pm

annetheseira wrote:
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!!

Hi, could u share who u used in the end and the experience? Looking for Mover too. Thanks!

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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Post by RobSg » Mon, 11 Nov 2019 1:01 am

Hi-
6 years ago I shipped everything from Singapore to Vancouver Canada using "Seven Seas". They were great. Everything arrived intact, and I though the prices was very reasonable.

Rob

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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Nov 2019 1:52 am

Hi Rob! Glad to see you are still poking your head in here from time to time! (If you didn't catch it somewhere in here, I actually went ahead and retired early (Mar) at 71.5 yrs. Figured the heck with it. But I'm still here in Singapore.

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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Post by PNGMK » Mon, 11 Nov 2019 8:47 am

RobSg wrote:
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 1:01 am
Hi-
6 years ago I shipped everything from Singapore to Vancouver Canada using "Seven Seas". They were great. Everything arrived intact, and I though the prices was very reasonable.

Rob
Is there anything you regret not taking back or wish you had taken back Rob? Old chinese furniture or antiques or whatever?
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Re: Relocation from Singapore to Canada

Post by RobSg » Mon, 11 Nov 2019 11:11 pm

I still poke my head in time to time, SMS. It is nice to keep up with trends in Singapore although I really do like being where I am. Retiring at 71.5 is not early :)

PNGMK, I brought everything I wanted back to the States. My 10 boxes of teacher related stuff remained, since I am happily retired.

Rob

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