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Moving to Singapore from Ireland: Food supplies to bring

Post by pswan » Mon, 26 Dec 2005 7:31 pm

Hello

We're soon moving to Singapore and I'm wondering if I should put together a box of our food favs like tetley tea bags, coarse wholemeal flour (for breadmaking) and other baking equipment and essentials as the family will probably miss these initially. Are they all readily available (and well-priced) in Singapore supermarkets?

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Post by dango » Tue, 27 Dec 2005 1:38 pm

i've not noticed any tetley teabags since I usually stick to other brands but by and large, I can get most things in SIngapore that I find in Dunnes Stores supermarket.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 31 Dec 2005 8:00 pm

A few things:

1. Ovens are not necessarily an integral part of a typical Singaporean kitchen. If you live in a place geared more to western tastes it will have a small one.

2. However, your larger roasting pans may not fit. Pie pans are virtually impossible to find here.

3. There are some baking supply stores, and whole grain flours are available at certain Supermarkets: Tanglin Market Place, some Cold Storages, Jason's, etc...

4. I would stick a few of your favorite items in your luggage (not in the shipment) to get you over the 'hump'when you get here. Like most expats -- you'll figure out the suitable substitutes in time, but the move is hard enough. Treat yourself.

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Post by Wham » Wed, 04 Jan 2006 2:01 pm

MHB, there is an excellent wholesale cooking equipment store in Chinatown that has almost everything one could dream of down to mulitple sized of mellon ballers and various types of Oyster Shuckers.

Pswan, part of the fun of living over here is finding those things that you miss. Most CAN BE FOUND but do take some time - as HMB said - Tanglin Mall has an excellent supermarket that has most things you will be missing. I find it amusing sometimes when i am there and see the obvious newcomer gasping at the sight of some much missed food item. I find a weekly trip to the SWISS BUTCHER particularly comforting.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 05 Jan 2006 7:47 pm

Wham wrote:MHB, there is an excellent wholesale cooking equipment store in Chinatown that has almost everything one could dream of down to mulitple sized of mellon ballers and various types of Oyster Shuckers.

Pswan, part of the fun of living over here is finding those things that you miss. Most CAN BE FOUND but do take some time - as HMB said - Tanglin Mall has an excellent supermarket that has most things you will be missing. I find it amusing sometimes when i am there and see the obvious newcomer gasping at the sight of some much missed food item. I find a weekly trip to the SWISS BUTCHER particularly comforting.
Wham Please! You do me a diservice. I have been to Sia Huat on Temple Street many times... :) It is gem I grant you, just wish they had the All-Clad roasting pan. I never seem to have enough room in my luggage to bring it home.

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