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MOVING TO SINGAPORE..HELP!!

Post by ranjv » Tue, 29 May 2007 9:16 am

Hi,

We are shortly moving to SGH and would llike to get the names of a few stores which make furniture to your specs.Another query that cam eup my mind is do we have stay out arrangements for hired maids..

Any info in the above is appreciated.

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Re: MOVING TO SINGAPORE..HELP!!

Post by jpatokal » Wed, 30 May 2007 12:53 am

ranjv wrote:We are shortly moving to SGH and would llike to get the names of a few stores which make furniture to your specs.Another query that cam eup my mind is do we have stay out arrangements for hired maids.
What, prithee, is a "stay out arrangement"? You mean maids hired by the hour?
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Post by ranjv » Wed, 30 May 2007 8:58 am

I guess I need to clarify what I meant by this.We are moving from HK and over here you can hire a maid still get her to be put up not at your place but ask her to make her own stay arrangements out side.Is there some such arrangement?Besides I would like to get the names of trust worthy maid hiring agencies
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Post by sq009 » Thu, 31 May 2007 2:38 am

Hi!

First of all (no offense) SGH in singapore means Singapore General Hospital.

Customed made furniture stores are widely available in singapore, most of them will do tie ups with local Interior Designing firms.

Try Chews interior designing.
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Post by ranjv » Thu, 31 May 2007 9:14 am

Hi,

Thanks for lettingme know that abbreviations internationally accepted can mean something else locally...Well..learning you see...

Thanks for the info..Any more info on the maid too will be of great help..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 31 May 2007 2:25 pm

This may help some:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore_abbreviations

You can hire local maids/domestic help who will come in daily or a couple of times a week. These are expensive. The foreign domestic workers will have to be housed by you in your own home. If you take the chance of her staying somewhere on her own you take the chance of her getting pregnant or worse. If she is moonlighting then you will be the one in trouble. You cannot avoid "an arrangement". You are coming to Singapore. You are leaving Hong Kong. Different Country, Different Rules. Sorry. Too many cases of maids disappearing and becoming illegal immigrants and so forth.

As far a recommending an agency. Can't help you there as to me it's a crap-shoot, just some are worse than others. All are mercenary however!
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