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Any South Africans?

Post by ebrahim&fahmida » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 7:41 pm

Hi There

If all goes well, my husband, 2 daughters aged 3 and 5, and myself will be re-locating from South Africa to Singapore.

I would love to hear from other South Africans that have been living in Singapore for a while, and can offer some advise.

Which is the best area to stay?- my husband will be working at the airport.
What is the cost of living like?
How much (approx) will a family of 4 need to live a comfortable lifestyle?
Is the schooling good?
Tsunamis and earthquakes? - are they common?

Any advise, or information will be appreciated :)

Immortal

Re: Any South Africans?

Post by Immortal » Wed, 11 May 2005 1:46 pm

Hiya

I am a Indian/Portuguese female working in a SA aviation company. There are quite a number of South Africans here. If you guys are heading this way, give me a shout and I'll give you contacts of some people I know.

Local knowledge, there really isn't anywhere ideal to live. It all depends on where you work and where the kiddies will be schooling. Singapore has an extremely safe and convenient transport system, that includes school bus shuttles from your doorstep to the school. There are a lot of condo's which will suit you, based in Changi where your hubby would work. The cost of living here, when compared to the Rand, is high. I can't give you a ball park figure on how much you can live comfortably, it all depends on where you want to stay, where the kids go to school etc. The school system in Singapore is one of the highest in the world. Your kids would be better off in a play school for now. The school with the closest South African curriculum standard would be the Australian International School. A lot of my crew's kids go there and fit in very well.
Tsunamis don't usually happen here, we're not directly in the ring of fire. We are pretty well sheltered from natural disasters being where we are.

Hope you enjoy it here, if you do make it. Pack lots of biltong, you can't find it here!

ebrahim&fahmida wrote:Hi There

If all goes well, my husband, 2 daughters aged 3 and 5, and myself will be re-locating from South Africa to Singapore.

I would love to hear from other South Africans that have been living in Singapore for a while, and can offer some advise.

Which is the best area to stay?- my husband will be working at the airport.
What is the cost of living like?
How much (approx) will a family of 4 need to live a comfortable lifestyle?
Is the schooling good?
Tsunamis and earthquakes? - are they common?

Any advise, or information will be appreciated :)

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s.a. contacts

Post by illy » Thu, 02 Jun 2005 12:43 pm

To join the Proteas group, phone the s.a high commission on 63393319. They will give you numbers of chairman etc.

I have lived here for past 5 months. I LOVE it!!

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Post by Pink » Thu, 02 Jun 2005 3:05 pm

Is the schooling good?
Singapore's education system is very good. For more info, u can go to www.moe.edu.sg. dats the Singapore Ministry of Education website. You can get infos there... :)
Tsunamis and earthquakes? - are they common?
Nope. so please dont worry about this..
Which is the best area to stay?-
Changi is District 17. You might wanna take a look at this page --> http://www.singaporeexpats.com/singapor ... -16-18.htm for some condos in Changi..

you may like to take a look at Changi Green, Changi Court or Changi Rise. :)

good luck!

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