Korean girlfriend moving to Singapore

Discuss about life in Singapore. Ask about cost of living, housing, travel, etiquette & lifestyle. Share experience & advice with Singaporeans & expat staying in Singapore.
Post Reply
ihuazai
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:41 am

Korean girlfriend moving to Singapore

Post by ihuazai » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 1:20 am

Hi,

If there are any Korean wives of Singaporean husbands reading this, please speak out.

My Korean girlfriend of 2 years is contemplating moving to Singapore from Seoul, but she is put off by the many horror stories she read online of how Korean wives of Singaporean husbands, or even Korean expat husbands, hate their life here in Singapore.

She speaks English reasonably well, and has a high paying job in Korea that she doesn't want to give up if it means living a life of unhappiness due to the food, culture, even singlish language here.

Any advice or happy stories to share?

Thanks!

Super_Star
Regular
Regular
Posts: 136
Joined: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 6:07 pm

Post by Super_Star » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 11:49 am

I recently had a Korean colleague of 6 months. I think she'll fit in fine here as long as she has a bunch of Korean friends who would prolly make her settling down here easier. It might be a culture shock at first, so it would be useful for her to get into the Korean community here first, in the initial stages. Don't know if it helps, but I live right next to a Korean school and a Korean church.. LOL! :)

ihuazai
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:41 am

Post by ihuazai » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:42 pm

she is thinking of not being around Koreans at all, as they all seemed very negative about life in Singapore. Is your colleague still in singapore, or has she left ?

Super_Star
Regular
Regular
Posts: 136
Joined: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 6:07 pm

Post by Super_Star » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 4:50 pm

It was a gentleman and he's left. Sorry. Were those negative Koreans students?

ihuazai
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 12:41 am

Post by ihuazai » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 5:04 pm

it was negative korean wives of Singapore husbands

Super_Star
Regular
Regular
Posts: 136
Joined: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 6:07 pm

Post by Super_Star » Tue, 11 Dec 2007 7:36 pm

So maybe she would stay away from the negativity :)

User avatar
solarv
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 237
Joined: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 9:56 pm
Location: Singapore

Post by solarv » Sun, 23 Dec 2007 4:33 pm

but where is the positivity...

can hardly find the positivity in here in the expat community

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Staying, Living in Singapore”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests