I'm posting to this thread instead of starting a new one, since I am in a similar situation. I'm an American working offshore in the oil industry, primarily in Indonesia, and have a Singaporean girlfriend. I have just been entering Singapore on a tourist visa on my time off and staying at hotels or Serviced Apartments
(which can be quite expensive). However, we're looking at options for something a little more "permanent".
Since it seems that it's impossible for me to legally rent here, I was looking at renting an apartment under her name. Do you foresee any legal problems with this arrangement? ie, problems from the landlord with me staying there when I am in town or problems with immigration authorities if I list the apartment as the place I will stay while on my vist.
The other option is buying an expensive place in SG. However, that's a pretty big commitment financially and not sure I would be able to swing that.
Any advice is appreciated.