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Like others...Possibilty of moving to SG

Post by tangerine » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 10:58 pm

There are 60% chances that we might move there. i was worried about medical epenses. have heard its too expensive. Also which places are comparatively cheaper n good to get apartment?
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Post by huggybear » Sun, 04 Feb 2007 11:03 pm

districts 9 and 10 are supernova hot at moment.

outside of that, places are pretty stagnant except holland v which has the INSEAD nerds.

brand new condos with pool, gym (usually a clausterphobic closet), and jacuzzi are also very well bid.

HDB flats and older buildings are still relatively cheap.

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Post by David91 » Tue, 06 Feb 2007 3:06 am

Hi

Singapore has a higher cost of living than India but, assuming that you are being offered a reasonable salary in local terms, it can be quite cheap to live here. A significant number of Indian ex-pats live and work here. Most integrate into the local community rather than live in the high-end accommodation favoured by the Western ex-pats. Thus, you should be looking for HDB rental flats either close to where you will be working or close enough to a relevant bus route or the MRT system so that you can communte without difficulty. You will find compatible food and relevant places of worship in most areas

As to medical expenses, I use the local Poly Clinics which are relatively inexpensive and provide a good standard of care. Although the level of payments made by foreign talent is about to be increased in the clinics and public hospitals, your salary should cover you for all routine matters. Obviously, a major illness requiring extensive treatment will be expensive no matter where you are.

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