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Post by rashmi » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 9:17 pm

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my husband and i are moving to singapore from india,we would like to look out for a furnished apartment. We have some house-hold electric/electronic items like the T.V, refrigerator,washing machine etc ,is it advisable to carry all those items there. is the electric voltage supply in singapore same as in india i.e 220 V.can these items operate there? if we do carry these goods ,will we find apartments which are partly furnished so as to accomodate our goods? if any of you have any information on this matter kindly write to me.
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Post by Scorpion » Wed, 09 Nov 2005 4:55 am

Halo rashmi,

All your electrical equipment from india can work in singapore. But its not worth while carrying it all inside singapore. Because of the shipping and then clearing the goods taking back home setting it up .. wow.. it sounds easy but it means also spending $$$.

On other hand the common items that you mentioned like Televison, refrigerator, washing machine. should be a part of the lease in any partialy furnished house. so if you are looking for an fully furnished one then you dont have to care about the items in common.

May be you can bring the mixe, rice grinder machines which may not be part of the easy accessible items here.

On finding a house or apartment, can look into the classified section of the same website.

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Post by rashmi » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 2:50 pm

Thanks for your feedback.
my husband's company will take care of the shipping and clearing of the goods etc. we would just need to set them up in the apartment that we take. we have some very new items like TV etc which we do not want to discard in india. hence wanted to know if these items will work in singapore.
will setting up of these goods in the apartment, cost a lot.

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Post by varun » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 2:56 pm

Rashmi,

everything will work - the voltage is the same. You'll need to change the plugs (you could use adapter plugs instead) as the pin-type is different.

When you look for an apartment, instruct the agent to find you a "semi-furnished" apartment - these typically include just the beds and cupboards. You'll need / can use your own electricals and electronics. Alternatively, you could get a "fully furnished" apartment (tends to include everything you need - ready to move in) and get the landlord to take away some of the items you don't need - this way, you can fill the gaps in what you're shipping across. However, not all landlords are open to this (where will they keep their "stuff"?).

You asked "will setting up of these goods in the apartment, cost a lot."? - I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Why should setting up these things cost anything at all?

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rashmi wrote:Thanks for your feedback.
my husband's company will take care of the shipping and clearing of the goods etc. we would just need to set them up in the apartment that we take. we have some very new items like TV etc which we do not want to discard in india. hence wanted to know if these items will work in singapore.
will setting up of these goods in the apartment, cost a lot.

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Post by rashmi » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 3:20 pm

Thanks varun for yr response.

the reason i asked will setting up cost a lot is because of the first response i got - "Because of the shipping and then clearing the goods taking back home setting it up .. wow.. it sounds easy but it means also spending $$$".

Apart from shipping and clearing- are there any costs.
I know setting up of a television and refrigerator is easy, but what about something like washing machine. who will assist with the plumbing etc...
also when we look at flats, do we need to check out this aspect if i were to ship this item.

we do not have any furniture, so will a semi furnished apt be available for only all furniture and no white goods.

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Post by varun » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 3:26 pm

rashmi wrote:who will assist with the plumbing etc...
That's easy... a plumber. ;-)

Count on spending about $ 50 - 100 on getting the "handyman" work done. $50 ought to be enough to get your machine hooked up... some more money if you need other odd jobs done. Shouldn't exceed $ 200 either way.
rashmi wrote: also when we look at flats, do we need to check out this aspect if i were to ship this item. we do not have any furniture, so will a semi furnished apt be available for only all furniture and no white goods.
You can instruct your agent to look for a place that meets your needs. Abundant supply of rental housing. What's your budget? I assume your husband's company will pay rental? (assumption based on their willingness to pay for shipping of white goods implying a senior-mid-management-upwards level position)

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Post by rashmi » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 3:38 pm

Thanks Varun

we are looking for an apartment in the budget of SGD 1600-2000.
My husband's company is assisting with some partial rentals.

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Post by varun » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 3:47 pm

You should be able to find comfortable accomodation at 2K pm, though not in the CBD area. Visit some of the online classifieds sites to get an idea of rentals. Take your time when looking - plan on spending at least 7 - 10 days before making a property decision and see lots of places.

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rashmi wrote:Thanks Varun

we are looking for an apartment in the budget of SGD 1600-2000.
My husband's company is assisting with some partial rentals.

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Post by rashmi » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 5:37 pm

Thanks Varun,

We have been going through the classifieds in this site. we plan to stay in districts 17,18 since that is where my husband's office is located.

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Post by Scorpion » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 5:55 pm

Welcome rashmi,

So if your shipping cost is free, better to bring the items with you. so you will bearing only the transportation and setup charges of the equipments from the cargo to your home. Which you can hook up with your property agent.

If you are looking for apartment or HDB flats around tampines, pasir ris and simei. there are variety to choose from.

You can look into melvile park the rent start from 1800SGD for a partially furnished home.

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Post by rashmi » Wed, 23 Nov 2005 6:42 pm

Do fully furnished apartments includes upholstery like curtains for windows or do we need to purchase these separately.

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Post by k1w1 » Wed, 23 Nov 2005 8:35 pm

rashmi wrote:Do fully furnished apartments includes upholstery like curtains for windows or do we need to purchase these separately.

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No, you don't need to get them as well. Fully furnished means pretty much everything you will need. Move in, and put sheets on the beds.

You should have all whiteware, living room furniture, TV, beds, oven and aircon units.

Some places are partially furninshed, so that means washing machine and fidge/freezer only.

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Post by rashmi » Mon, 02 Jan 2006 1:34 pm

All,

My husband and I will be finally relocating to singapore on the 24th of this month. Thanks to all for assisting in answering our queries.

we will definitely participate in this forum once we come down and look to all of you for help and assistance.

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Wishing all of you a very happy 2006.

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