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helen lind
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moving to singapore

Post by helen lind » Sat, 16 Jan 2010 2:21 pm

We are an american family from santa barbara, and live in Bombay. We are thinking of moving to Singapore in aug. Any help would be great. I have two boys aged 6 and 4, and a baby girl who is four months.
What are the best schools?
are they hard to get into?
Is it easy to find good nannies?
What would be the best places to live in?
Prices of four bedroom flats or houses?
Any extra help would also be great.
We are planning a trip with the kids in march, what would be the best hotel to stay in that has a kids club.
thankyou so much
helen[/b]

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Re: moving to singapore

Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 16 Jan 2010 4:51 pm

helen lind wrote:We are an american family from santa barbara, and live in Bombay. We are thinking of moving to Singapore in aug. Any help would be great. I have two boys aged 6 and 4, and a baby girl who is four months.
What are the best schools?
are they hard to get into?
Is it easy to find good nannies?
What would be the best places to live in?
Prices of four bedroom flats or houses?
Any extra help would also be great.
We are planning a trip with the kids in march, what would be the best hotel to stay in that has a kids club.
thankyou so much
helen[/b]
Wow! So many questions, but most are too broad and loaded to answer with any substance.

Best schools? Totally depends on any number of factors.
Good nannies? Really no such thing as nannies in Singapore. Good maids, but nannies, no.
Best place to live? Unanswerable without knowing your budget, where you work, what school, etc...
Price of 4 bedroom flats or houses? From about S$1500/month to S$30,000/month
Hotel with kids club? I'd start checking individual websites

Try doing a search on each individual topic, then asking more specific questions. You'll find lot of information here if you are willing to dig a bit. Good luck.

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Re: moving to singapore

Post by heikal » Fri, 29 Jan 2010 1:56 pm

helen lind wrote:We are an american family from santa barbara, and live in Bombay. We are thinking of moving to Singapore in aug. Any help would be great. I have two boys aged 6 and 4, and a baby girl who is four months.
What are the best schools?
are they hard to get into?
Is it easy to find good nannies?
What would be the best places to live in?
Prices of four bedroom flats or houses?
Any extra help would also be great.
We are planning a trip with the kids in march, what would be the best hotel to stay in that has a kids club.
thankyou so much
helen[/b]
for your boy who's 6, by local standards he's due for primary school when he's seven. so you might want to consider if you want to put him in an expat school or let him integrate (always good). try the MOE website for a list of schools available and do the random google searches if nothing here helps.

you might want to consider Serviced Apartments if you have the budget for it. some have playgrounds and you can meet fellow expats who are in-bound to sg.

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Re: moving to singapore

Post by helen lind » Wed, 17 Feb 2010 5:12 pm

thank you
we are coming for the weekend next week, and plan to look around.





Wow! So many questions, but most are too broad and loaded to answer with any substance.

Best schools? Totally depends on any number of factors.
Good nannies? Really no such thing as nannies in Singapore. Good maids, but nannies, no.
Best place to live? Unanswerable without knowing your budget, where you work, what school, etc...
Price of 4 bedroom flats or houses? From about S$1500/month to S$30,000/month
Hotel with kids club? I'd start checking individual websites

Try doing a search on each individual topic, then asking more specific questions. You'll find lot of information here if you are willing to dig a bit. Good luck.[/quote]

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Post by seshexpat » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 1:12 pm

Check the link for some useful Singapore websites.

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