Where to Rent? Scotsman and Aussie girl needing help!

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Where to Rent? Scotsman and Aussie girl needing help!

Post by lindsayvine » Mon, 02 May 2011 6:17 pm

Hello Everyone!

I'm 31 and Scottish and my girlfriend is 27 and Australian.

We're both in Scotland just now and I've been offered a job in Singapore - Mount Sophia Road @ Old School.

It's a entry-level position in a new sector for me and so we're looking for something cheap and cheerful to rent as close to my work place as possible.

Nat (the girlfriend) doesn't have a job as yet but we're sure she'll find something.

Ideally, we want to spend SGD$1500 - 2000 a month (tops) on renting something. More ideally, we'd like to have our own place (HDB?) or if there was an incredibly cool couple looking to share then we'd consider that option too.

If anyone can give any tips, advice or help it'd be more than greatly appreciated and I'm sure we'd buy you a pint or two as a token of appreciation!

Cheers,

Lindsay and Nat.
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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 02 May 2011 10:35 pm

First of all, you might do a bit of a search on this forum... lots of information about where to live.

More importantly, though, you might ought to do a search about employment passes, social passes, and such because your GF won't be able to get any kind of pass to live legally in Singapore.

Your rent is requirements are definitely on the low end, possible to find, but not close to city center, and certainly without many amenities... like aircon.

But, your big issue is that your GF can't just trot on over with you. You need to be married (common law or registered) in order for you to apply for any sort of pass for her.

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Post by mngedo » Sat, 07 May 2011 11:19 am

Hi Linds and Nat,

Cool.. Mount Sophia Road @ Old School. That place has some nice vibes! (yummy food nice chill out place) Ok, understand that you are there to work :D

It would be a bit challenging to find HDB in that area because this is the city / prime area. If you don't mind staying further out, taking the train to work...you will be able to find something with that budget.

Good luck!

Cheers

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Post by lindsayvine » Sun, 17 Jul 2011 12:01 am

Thanks Eagle and Mngendo,

So my pass has been granted - I'm going to get a chest x-ray and blood test done upon my arrival.

This is now a very, very worrying thing about Nat.

Could she come over on a visitor pass and then bugger off to Thailand or wherever for a month where she'd be doing charity work and come back for 3 months at a time?

Pint when we're over in a few weeks?

Cheers!
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Post by JayCee » Mon, 18 Jul 2011 10:06 am

lindsayvine wrote:Thanks Eagle and Mngendo,

So my pass has been granted - I'm going to get a chest x-ray and blood test done upon my arrival.

This is now a very, very worrying thing about Nat.

Could she come over on a visitor pass and then bugger off to Thailand or wherever for a month where she'd be doing charity work and come back for 3 months at a time?

Pint when we're over in a few weeks?

Cheers!
She might be able to get away with that maybe once or twice, but after that the immigration are going to wise up to the ruse and she may end up being refused entry, in which case she'll be up the creek without a paddle. Don't count on her being able to live here semi-permanently on a tourist visa, she will wear out her welcome with the immigration soon enough. You'll need to get married or she'll need to find a job which gets her an EP if you want her there permanently, you don't mention what qualifications or skills that she has though so we can't give any advice on if we think she'll get one or not
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