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Need Advice Moving from UK 2 weeks time

Post by tdavies » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 5:59 am

My husband was told last week that we were moving to Singapore at the end of the month. We currently live in the UK but I am Australian my husband British. We have three young daughters, the eldest due to start school in September.
I would really appreciate some help guidance on the following:

- Places to live
- What to bring (furniture, linen, clothes)
- Dancing schools
- Schools (is Tanglin Trust pretentious?)
- Social scene

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Need Advice Moving from UK 2 weeks time

Post by huggybear » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 7:51 am

Where's the United Kingdon?

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Post by Matney » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 8:50 am

Where to live: preferably close to either school or work. I hope the company will be helping with accommondation as the rental market is increaased dramatically during 2007. Where you live may be dictated by the amount the compnay is putting towards your housing.

What to bring? Most places are furnished with the bare basics. Ikea is here. Do you know how long you plan to be here? That may depend on what you bring. Is the company paying for the move? If they are paying enough, you may be able to bring about eveything.
Clothing, if you are a small person (size 4-10) shouldn't have too much trouble finding clothing here, but still pack all your summer clothing. Large sizes are difficult to find--size 14/16 upwards. Marks and Spencers is here on a smaller scale. If you have large feet, throw in some extra pairs of shoes.
Linen shouldn't be a problem. I would bring things from your kitchen that you use frequently, although you'll be able to find most of that here as well.
If you have a favourite make-up, cleansers, bring those as makeup seems expensive.
i have answered your questions about schools on the parenting topic.

Huggy: UK=United Kingdom=England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland. I hope I'm correct with my geography!

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Post by CAT777 » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 1:36 pm

I dunt recomment to bring a lot of things with you...Singapore is a cheap (comp with UK) n you can buy a lot of things here.. the apartments all comes with furniture..cloths, shoes are also quiet reasonable...

reg dancing school i know that there are quiet number of them here...BUT...most of them are not so good and professional, especially for children..Singapore children are not very active, istead diong some sports on weekends parents prefer to bring them out to's local culture...

Actually there are a lot of UK expats here, who can help to adapt here.

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Post by ching » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 8:05 pm


Jitterbugs Swingapore has dance classes for kids - ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap. I took a couple of adult classes there and the kids who were in the class just before ours looked like they were having a lot of fun...

Jitterbugs Swingapore

Hope this helps...
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Post by annalise » Mon, 23 Jul 2007 9:42 pm

Hi! as for schools I would highly reccomend United World College- its an amazing school if the waiting list isn't too long. No worries there are plenty of expats here you should settle in just fine! its much much cheaper than the UK and most brands are available here so I wouldn't bring too much like clothes etc.
good luck and hope the move goes well!

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