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Residing in a new country like Singapore would require you to know a lot of 'what to dos' and 'how to dos'. Our handy guide for expats includes information a new expatriate, would-be expat or even local Singaporean might need to know.

We cover information about relocation, home care, moving, procedures for both rental and purchase, living, staying and working in Singapore, useful information for healthcare and international schools. Do take a look at our travel and transportation guide, tips on finding a house in Singapore. There is even a FAQ section for quick tips.

Career, Jobs, Employment

Career, Jobs, EmploymentInformation of career, job, employment opportunities, working in Singapore. Including some links to job portals and career related site.

Diploma & Degree Programs

Diploma & Degree ProgramsPursue a higher education with a Diploma or Degree Program with the aim for better future prospects and intellectual growth.

Expatriates FAQ

Expatriates FAQFrequently asked questions, including banking, employment pass, housing, immigration, schools, transport and living in Singapore.

Healthcare in Singapore

Healthcare in SingaporeInformation on healthcare, medical services and hospitals in Singapore.

House Hunt Guide

House Hunt GuideAccommodation and house hunting guide focusing on price, location and expatriate housing choice like an apartment or house.


InsuranceExpat Insurance is a leading provider of insurance for expatriates and business in Singapore.

International Schools, Education

Listings of international schools in Singapore, education system in Singapore and procedure to admit into a local school.

Medical & Health Directory

Medical & Health DirectoryMedical Services, Aesthetic Services, Dentistry, Specialist, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wellness.


Preschools Singapore Expats comprehensive list of schools from preschools to playgroups.

Procedure for Purchase

Procedure for PurchaseBrief information on the procedures to buy or purchase property in Singapore. Like apartment, house or other private properties.

Procedure for Rental

Procedure for RentalStep by step guide and information on the procedures to rent or lease apartment or house in Singapore.

Relocation to Singapore

Relocation to SingaporeGuides on relocation, staying and living in Singapore, information and tips when relocating to Singapore.

Singapore Immigration

Singapore ImmigrationInformation on immigration matters, Social Visit Pass, Student Pass, Visa, Permanent Residence Application, National Service.

Singapore Travel Guide

Singapore Travel GuideTips and guides on Singapore travel and motoring, includes MRT, bus and taxi. We also includes a MRT route map and detailed information of having a car in Singapore.

Snap That Bag

Snap That Bag is Singapore’s most coveted rental bag online site.


Singapore Expats provides a comprehensive listing of Universities in Singapore and abroad.

Useful Numbers & Services

List of useful contact numbers or links for all the essential services in Singapore.

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Re: RE: Re: Existing Salary for new Job

Elington, with your English skills you definitely deserve more than that. Anyone who is literate and so good in communication, deserves to earn a lot more. As simple as that.

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Re: RE: Re: MOM IPA In Principle Approval, does it guarantee entry ICA


It would help if you shed some insight about being in the same situation...

Re: RE: Re: Sim Lim Square - Good, bad and ugly - READ BEFORE VISITING

For somebody with No comments, you sure are commenting a lot.

My two words for both SLS and SLT are much the same. Caveat Emptor
The funny thing is, with few having an axe to grind against SLS, the enterprising scammers have moved to city hall, Lucky plaza and Toa Payoh and such Heart lands and doing roaring business having diversified into laptops, Tablets and such. And the trusting public are paying through their nose - and have no clue as it's not Sim Lim Square ....

Yeah, it should have been "no further comments ... " ;)

Re: T-shirt printing....


You can try OrangeBox. They are quite good in T shirt Printing Singapore. Price are reasonable and delivery is Free. Their website should be

Re: Sim Lim Square - Good, bad and ugly - READ BEFORE VISITING

For somebody with No comments, you sure are commenting a lot.

My two words for both SLS and SLT are much the same. Caveat Emptor

Re: RE: Re: RE: Sim Lim Square - Good, bad and ugly - READ BEFORE VISITING


Yes prices can be published. There are items that you can push for a discount, if you bought them together. You don't shave of $50-100 on a $100 Router, it's just not possible. Basis of bargaining is just about reducing the 'commission' and bring the 'retail price' closer to the 'cost price'. While personally I do not know what are the cost prices of each items. As a bundle of goods, it's more a distributed reduction of 'commission', some consumers perceive it as getting discount on one item that they asked for. Most likely in the case they play the discount by the following example:
1. You bought items A, B, C and D. You feel that C is a little expensive.
2. You ask for a discount for C since you bought so many.
3. Hesitantly, after a few rounds of exchange, finally the sales person gives in and gives you discount on the said item. "One time only" "Just for you".
4. You feel good about it. Well basically they just reduced the excess off the bundle even if C is non-discountable.

Can you guide me which shops still resort to this commission based salary and hence adding price and pretend discounting ?

There are lot of shops who have the Star Retailer award, and those are majority.

I still don't know what you are on, with you insinuation of syndicates (read =gangsters=thugs) maybe you are a magnet for scammers.

No wonder, I know a few IT shops just refused customers who insinuated the stuff are old/recycled/demo units.

Just last week i had the privilege of hearing a customer insist a shop demo a new SSD drive since he'd been told there are scammers.

The frustrated shop guy printed out the Samsung contact center number and told the customer to verify if the serial number is valid and if not call the cops for sale of fake stuff. And no, the shop doesn't want that customer business.

There was no threat but that's the outcome of questioning a 15 year business' integrity.

Educating is one thing. Fear mongering quoting anonymous sources like "I worked there for six months ... " is called cari makan.

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Re: My EP got approved after 4 months :)

Sey76Dymn WAS a rumanian spammer. He is now history.

Re: My EP got approved after 4 months :)

Yeah, guess so. Since am the one who originally started this topic, not sure who "Sey76Dymn" is..

Re: BEST Pizza in Singapore!!

Well.. my recommendation if it sound like an advertisement spam. I have nothing to say.

Pizzeria L' Operetta is one of 3 operations of this
who knows how many more business the actual owner has. Forget about my recommendation if you think it this way. It's just one of the places that serves 'VPN' pizza which doesn't matter to me but more of it just has the nice pizza in my opinion.

I've never been to the other 2 operations of operetta group. And only know of the promotion running at Tanjong Pagar. It's up even on Chinese New Year week and weekends, which no other places does. But it suits me anyway.

My idea of an suggestion/recommendation post doesn't involve having whomever reads to need to dig up more information before trying. Just give then the details, save it, okay I'm passing by said place next week, I'll have a look.

FIY Pizzeria L'Operetta, I really have no idea how they keep running. It always seems empty whenever I go. But it still serves the same delicious juicy and fast pizza. Once or twice you get a little slightly more charred. But overall the pizza is good.

I don't eat junk food much. I prefer paying for actual food.

Mid 30s SG/F looking for ladies to hang out with

Hi there,
As desperate as it may sound, yes I am looking for girlfriends to hang out with. I've always been hanging out with the boys and I need to change that. Perhaps afterwork drinks, dinner, movies. Anything. Just name it. I do have few gfs but they are married :( So if anyone is keen, ping me! Cheers! X

Re: MOM IPA In Principle Approval, does it guarantee entry ICA

Hi confusedlady, how are you? Had you pass the singapore immigration already?. I am actually the same situation with you right now. May i have some of you insights. Thank you in advance

Re: Inspirations For Today

He works on the land and with his hands. He understands honest living. I would like to see more people like himself creating wealth. He will know how to put wealth to good use.

Re: Letter of Consent Issues

The only other way that I'm aware of is if she had a school aged child and get got an LTVP as a Peidu or Study Mama.

They are particularly strict for PRC women as so many have come here, found a local husband, sucked out all the money they could and then left. Or they have hung in there until they got their PR, then left their husbands. They generally have a pretty bad reputation and ICA isn't keen on doing them many favours, as it were. I'm not saying that this is the case here, but it's like Kiasuism in Singaporeans, Not all are that bad, but enough have been that it's become a national trait, tarring the whole country in the process. It's rough, but like the Indian National PR abusers here, those that follow are finding it extremely difficult to get PR now as well.

Re: Letter of Consent Issues

Hi Sundaymorningstaple,

If after she divorced, is they any other way she can stay back in Singapore to continue work other than work permit? I'm willing to be the sponsor.
Pass which means a transient visa generally used as a stopgap between getting married here and staying here long enough to satisfy the requirement to become a PR.

Therefore, if she no longer has the legal sponsor (her

Re: BEST Pizza in Singapore!!

Why does the above recommendation smell like a solicitation/advertisement? Has a certain pong to it......maybe just an overactive imagination after all the spam we've been receiving lately.