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Furniture - bring from another country or buy on place

Post by Habitat » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 6:03 pm

Would it be better to bring own furniture when we move to Singapore, or buy it there?
Any scrap collection companies in Singapore? Is it easy to discard furniture there?

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 6:16 pm

Things to consider:

* shipping cost
* humidity
* tenure in SG
* SG dwellings are much smaller

Used furniture are can be sold off in fire/moving-out-of-the-country sale.

Singaporeans usually trash old furniture for new ones for Chinese New Year.
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Post by katbh » Tue, 13 Aug 2013 9:16 pm

Good furniture can be sold at expatauctions. Reasonable furniture can be sold on gumtree and in garage sales - usually bought by malaysians from across the border

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Post by Dert42 » Wed, 14 Aug 2013 8:17 am

The only reason i brought my furniture is cause my company was paying for it. (and they wouldn't give me replacement money)
Otherwise i wouldn't of bothered. I had to ship it before i knew where i was going to live, and now some of the pieces don't fit well in the new place.

So that could be a consideration for you. My boss had the same issue.

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