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Opportunity to move to Singapore

Post by JandI » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 8:51 am

Hello Everyone,
I have the opportunity to move to Singapore for 3 years with my employer. The thought is exciting yet I know nothing of Singapore other than what I have seen on the internet.
If I go to Singapore, I will be accompanied by my girl friend and our infant daughter. My main concerns are their safety and the ability to have a nice life their on slightly over S$15,000 a month after my home country's taxes.
What would be good districts for us to find living quarters. A high rise condo would be my preference. Are utilities such as gas, electricity, water normally included in the rent? If not, what could I expect to pay for utilities for a 3 bedroom condo? How are the local taxes? Is having a car necessary in Singapore?
Actually any information about what I could expect there would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 9:30 am

Spend a couple of days researching this forum and you will have all the answers you are asking for AND in addition you will get answers to a lots more you didn't even think about. Use the excellent search facility located just below the "Profile" link at the upper right side of the page.

After all that, if you need some clarification with specifics that haven't been addressed we will surely try to find the additional info for you.

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Post by Saint » Wed, 26 Jan 2011 9:47 am

Before everyone post and say use the forum search facility, here are a few pointers in red below. But do use the search facility as there's year of knowledge and experiences been posted
JandI wrote:Hello Everyone,
I have the opportunity to move to Singapore for 3 years with my employer. The thought is exciting yet I know nothing of Singapore other than what I have seen on the internet.
I would recommend you make a trip here before decided as life here isn't for everyone
If I go to Singapore, I will be accompanied by my girl friend and our infant daughter.
You will need to look in to possible problems of getting a visa for your girlfriend. Singapore don't tend to recognise this type of relationship when applying for a visa. Search the forum as it's been discussed many times.
My main concerns are their safety and the ability to have a nice life their on slightly over S$15,000 a month after my home country's taxes.
Singapore is very safe compared to many other places and your salary will afford you a comfortable lifestyle
What would be good districts for us to find living quarters. A high rise condo would be my preference.
You need to let us know where you will be working, do you want city, greenery, beach location etc etc
Are utilities such as gas, electricity, water normally included in the rent? If not, what could I expect to pay for utilities for a 3 bedroom condo? How are the local taxes? Is having a car necessary in Singapore?
Utility bill are additional to rent. As for how much, that will depend mainly how much air con you will use which is the major electricity expense. If you don't use much air con it could be $200 all in, if you have a few units on all day that could easy triple! Having a car isn't necessary but more for convience. Public transport is excellent here but not everyone's taste
Actually any information about what I could expect there would be greatly appreciated.

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