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vogue21
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From Canada to Singapore

Post by vogue21 » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:43 am

Hello all,

I have read some of the posts and they have been very helpful. I am moving to Singapore around March for at least 2 years. I am trying to figure what I should bring.

I am getting a relocation package...but I am not sure if I should bother bringing any furniture. It seems like some places are furnished. What is generally included in "partially furnished" places?

Even if they are not furnished, is it worth while getting the furniture shipped? Should I be concerned about the furniture fitting the place?

Thanks for in advance for your help!!!! This forum is really good btw!!!!

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Post by durain » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 7:51 pm

if you opt for a fully furnished apartment, then you really dont need to bring any. being human, and it's a human nature thing, you are more likely to buy more furnitures and other goodies during your stay in singapore. :)

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Post by sprite » Tue, 22 Jan 2008 9:16 pm

When they say 'partially furnished' they are usually not talking about a sofa and an end table -- what they mean is a built-in desk and headboard in a bedroom or maybe a wardrobe. Of course it varies. But don't think of furniture, think of built-ins. I have never seen an apartment here (or house) that was furnished or partially furnished tastefully courtesy of the landlord. Expect the worst: clashing colors, cheap materials, lots of formica used in strange and interesting ways. The higher the rent, the 'gaudy factor can (not always) get ratched way up.

You'll have to wait and see what you like once you get here. If you can't do that, I'd bring 50 - 75% of your favaorite items and store the rest. Be advised, beds are a different size in Asia. If you buy a bed here, you'll have to buy all the bedding too. Electronics can be problematic too.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 01 Feb 2008 9:48 am

vogue21,

I inadvertently split your last relevant reply and Lost_Canucks reply when splitting out the tangent by the newbie kn1ghtx. It was moved
here to the "Careers, Jobs in Singapore" Forum. Unfortunately, while I can split them off the new thread, I cannot rejoin them to this thread hence my posting the direct link. Sorry. :oops:

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Post by lost_canuck » Fri, 01 Feb 2008 1:06 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:vogue21,

I inadvertently split your last relevant reply and Lost_Canucks reply when splitting out the tangent by the newbie kn1ghtx. It was moved
here to the "Careers, Jobs in Singapore" Forum. Unfortunately, while I can split them off the new thread, I cannot rejoin them to this thread hence my posting the direct link. Sorry. :oops:

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I've been split?? :( :wink:

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Post by srman » Tue, 12 Feb 2008 1:53 pm

Hi,

I have an apartment near the Canadian school that I am contemplating renting. Penthouse with 4 bedrooms so it would suit a large family, in a nice family friendly condo (am an expat myself)

Let me know if you interested and i can share more details like pictures etc

cheers..

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