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Job offer - Things to be carried from India

Post by Rajivanand » Wed, 22 Dec 2010 3:33 pm


I have got an job offer in singapore and they offer me for 5600 SGD /pm.I am planning to take up this offer. I wanted to know what are the things to be carried before leaving from INDIA . I heard the cost of living in singapore is pretty more than other countries. so i thot of carrying few things(Food, few provisional items etc) while moving to singapore .Since this is the first time that moving to other country for job. i am not aware of such things.Also i need info reg weight limit of luggage can be carried. Please help me with that.


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Post by 123doc » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 3:06 pm

The weight limit of your luggage(s) usually determined by the airlines you're flying with. The more things you bring, the more expensive it is since you have to pay for the carrier. I'm also planning to move to Singapore shortly. But I have the experience of moving to the United States from Asian country years ago. I'm not sure if Singapore have website like as we do in the US (place where owners of personal items can sell/ advertise them without fee and the buyers can simply contact them directly), but you can get used stuff cheaper (or even free) than buying new ones. Bests.

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Post by revhappy » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 3:32 pm

Hey Rajiv,

I was in India(Bangalore specifically) last week and after looking at the inflation and prices there, Singapore actually isn't much more expensive. Most of the stuff like groceries etc are at par or about twice thats it! Not worth carrying from India. Afterall you arent going to save much even if you carry like 2-3 months worth of stuff. Also everything is available in Singapore(Mustafa Center specifically) so no worries.

The only thing that is much more expensive in SG compared to India are housing rent and cars! Sadly there isnt much you can do about them.

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Post by scarlettaurus » Wed, 23 Mar 2011 8:44 pm

Hi Rajiv,
I too have got an offer with the same amount in Singapore. Did you take up your offer? How is it there?.......please could you PM me your personal mail id or number. I have a lot of apprehensions about moving there. Hope you can help me out. This is urgent .

Another Rajiv ;)

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