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Magazine for Expats

Post by chocooolate » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:33 am

Do you know any magazines for expats in Singapore?

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Post by bunty » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:34 am

expat living

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Post by elizabeth » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:35 am

Hi, there are lot of magazines around. What do you mean by magaiznes for expats?

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Post by chocooolate » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:39 am

magazines targeted for expats in singapore.
yes i know expat living.
any other?

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Post by micknlea » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 11:50 am

Finder magazine.
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Post by OLC » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 12:00 pm

where to find these magazines? Are they free of charge?

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Post by chocooolate » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 1:55 pm

Yes, where can i find FINDER?

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Post by k1w1 » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 8:53 pm

OLC wrote:where to find these magazines? Are they free of charge?
Free? :lol: One of these expat magazines - I don't remember which one - once had a "survey" of average expat incomes and claimed that the average expat here (whatever that is) was pulling in $30,000 a month. That's not a typo. Clearly, they didn't survey any teachers.

So I imagine that they sell for exorbitant costs, and seriously, I wouldn't bother. Extremely snobby and frankly, embarrassing.

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Post by micknlea » Wed, 05 Apr 2006 10:26 pm

It is called The Finder magazine, it is free and is available in quite a few shops around town, I have seen them in a few of the shops around Tanglin Mall and also Great World City. Can't remember any specific names though sorry, I think they were toy shops and furniture places. As their advertising says they can be found in shops that expats frequent (? see below for explanation of what they think that is) or you can have it mailed free to you, but of course you have to find one first. I always seem to get mine second hand from someone...or from my maid!!!

I agree Kiwi, they do seem to encourage the mentality that all expats have too much money to throw around on anything and everything, but I tend to ignore that bit and I usually just dream on and wonder about all the things that are so far out of my price range I can't ever imagine having any of them, as I do with most magazines.

I have also found lots of good and helpful information in amongst all of this though. For example one mag had a chart of bed sizes, comparing the differences between beds from Europe, Asia, Pacific and the US and letting you know how they compare to what is for sale here, I found that one particularly helpful. I have also located other things that sometimes are not so easy to find when you don't know your way around.
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Re: Magazine for Expats

Post by James** » Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:42 am

chocooolate wrote:Do you know any magazines for expats in Singapore?
What sort of info are you looking for? There are many other magazines that might meet your needs in more ways than the mags mentioned!

In fact Finders is more a mere collection of advertisements than a magazine... as compared to many others..

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Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 06 Apr 2006 7:08 am

What is "expat living". The only "expat" magazines I've seen are filled with ostentatious junk designed to impress who???

A "real" expat magazine would fill me in on life here...

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