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Sharing Maid Services

Postby Gabukun » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:02 am

Hey everyone,

is it popular to share maids in Singapore? That is, for most (new) expats a full-time maid may not really pay off given the smaller size of apartments and residents.
I was playing with the idea of "buying in" to the maid service of a neighbour or other resident in Toa Payoh/ Bishan-area. Alternatively, there are professional part-time maid services, of course, but they can get twice as expensive, I understand.
Do you think that's a feasible idea? Would you rather recommend part-time services and which one? Would you agree that the latter gets 50% or even 100% more expensive?

Looking forward to your advice and stories.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:18 am

Shared FWD is not possible. In fact it is illegal. Work Permit is issued to ONE employer at one address only and can ONLY work at that address. Cannot even work in business owners shop to help clean up. Only, local/PR domestic can do so. You must ensure that the person you hire is legally able to do so, either by seeing their work permit OR NRIC.
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Re: Shared maids popular?

Postby the lynx » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:19 am

Gabukun wrote:Hey everyone,

is it popular to share maids in Singapore? That is, for most (new) expats a full-time maid may not really pay off given the smaller size of apartments and residents.
I was playing with the idea of "buying in" to the maid service of a neighbour or other resident in Toa Payoh/ Bishan-area. Alternatively, there are professional part-time maid services, of course, but they can get twice as expensive, I understand.
Do you think that's a feasible idea? Would you rather recommend part-time services and which one? Would you agree that the latter gets 50% or even 100% more expensive?

Looking forward to your advice and stories.


It is actually illegal to 'buy in' maid services from a neighbour. Offenders will be fined heavily (both employers and 'sub-employers') and the maid will be deported when caught.

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Postby scarbowl » Mon, 23 Jul 2012 4:41 pm

That's correct. You can't "buy in" to an imported maid arrangement. I am personally aware of a family who allowed their maid to work elsewhere. A "competing" maid reported this. The family was fined and the maid spent several months in prison here before being sent home.

Yes, it is almost as expensive to have a one-day/week local as your maid as to have a live-in but you should do that before making an illegal arrangement.

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Postby MeiLi » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 12:35 pm

scarbowl wrote:That's correct. You can't "buy in" to an imported maid arrangement. I am personally aware of a family who allowed their maid to work elsewhere. A "competing" maid reported this. The family was fined and the maid spent several months in prison here before being sent home.

Yes, it is almost as expensive to have a one-day/week local as your maid as to have a live-in but you should do that before making an illegal arrangement.


There are plenty of Singaporean part-timers willing to work ad hoc. It's more expensive than an overseas maid, but so much less hassle!

You can Google for maid agencies, or use matching sites like findananny.sg

Good luck!

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 7:08 pm

MeiLi wrote: There are plenty of Singaporean part-timers willing to work ad hoc. It's more expensive than an overseas maid, but so much less hassle!

You can Google for maid agencies, or use matching sites like findananny.sg



You were promoting that company over on mummysg.com yesterday...
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'MeiLi, Female Attendant, Join Date: Jul 2012 Location: Newton Posts: 1

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A web site which matches nannies with families.
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Is it your business that you're promoting?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 9:41 pm

Looks like OP already bombed the thread and scooted off.

Mods you may lock the thread already and maybe use my 'quoted' post of OP's to restore the thread.

Ever since we get that kind of posters around, I start having the habit of quoting OP in my posts.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 9:49 pm

Good one Lynx :lol:


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