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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.


PurelyFreshAt PurelyFresh®, we deliver the freshest groceries directly to your doorstep!

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.


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: 22F looking for people to hang out with

hi aki, I want to join this group chat on whatsapp. I already private messaged u my number. Add me in the group chat on whatsapp. I also messaged u. please reply me. so I will not be worried if anything bad happen to u. take care

Re: looking for preschool for indian kid

let me clear, it was 500-700 SGD per month.
and i m new at singapore so if u hv any valuable information about all the things plz share Rather thn confusing me

Re: Obligations before employing a LTVP holder

Noooo, that's not what I said. You have a degree, so you won't have any problems I wouldn't think.

What I said was those with O or A levels will no longer find it a cakewalk to a position here if they are a trailing spouse. If you have a degree you shouldn't have any problems at all. The administrative positions are normally filled by O/A levels grads but there were situations where LoC were given out to spouses who didn't even finish their O's or High School but because they were cheap (trailing spouses rarely get market value as the employers know you are not in a demanding position but trying to find a job).

However things have changed somewhat now, with the allowing of Foreign Spouses on LTVPs being allowed to obtain a LoC. I think this is why it is now not as easy to pick up the low paying positions any more as it was to level out the playing field as the DP holder could work (with EP spouse) but the LTVP spouse of a PR/SC couldn't. The DP/LoC was tied to the EP. EP lost, so was the LoC. But it's different with the LoC tied to a SGC. It does, however, have to be renewed annually (not a big deal) but it's now longer term and not tied to the expire of the EP so qualify for the position is a wee bit more difficult - not for a degree holder but for anybody lesser educated.

Re: Need a legal help

I think your best bet is to call a lawyer, usually they will answer a couple of questions in order to better understand the potential case (usually at no charge) in order to see if it's even got a chance at potential resolution in your favour. I'd be hesitant to offer any advice as a lot has changed in the dozen years since I left that industry to become a HR Manager. I have a sneaky suspicion that you will have to go through the Australian Courts if your contracts were sent to the company's offices there.

Re: Obligations before employing a LTVP holder


Thanks. So for a university educated mid-career professional who is not a superstar but not a chump either, getting an LoC with a LTVP+ is just as hard as getting an EP?

Re: RE: Re: Entering/Exiting Singapore with Student loan debt


And I thought I am paranoid

Bankruptcy in Singapore isn't that dirty as other countries.

Re: Entering/Exiting Singapore with Student loan debt

She didnt want her mom to find out shes bankrupt for obvious reasons hahaha.

Anyway thanks for the help! I would buy you a beer if I could!

Re: RE: Re: Entering/Exiting Singapore with Student loan debt

I did a search for her and paid the money. The results came back saying
"There is no receiving and adjudication/bankruptcy orders made in the respect of the above mentioned"

Does this mean she is 100% safe?

(Stupid question, i know but i want to be sure. Also my last question)

It means she has no serious drama. Legally. As of NOW :)

As I said, as long as she's communicating with mummy and no legal letters have been received at her address, you could have saved the IPTO search fees.

Re: Entering/Exiting Singapore with Student loan debt

I did a search for her and paid the money. The results came back saying
"There is no receiving and adjudication/bankruptcy orders made in the respect of the above mentioned"

Does this mean she is 100% safe?

(Stupid question, i know but i want to be sure. Also my last question)

New in Singapore - 34F from UK

Hi there

Not long arrived and looking to explore and make friends! Dinner, drinks, exploring would be welcomed!


Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: PR chances for Japanese


Short also no work. No read as yes, black read as white. No can win.

Sometimes people want A specific reply and no other reply will satisfy them. In that case, I give up - than prolonging a pointless conversation ;) I know, I forget that rule, but I try to stick to that as much as possible ...

Re: RE: Re: looking for preschool for indian kid


+1 : D

Re: Need a legal help

Contracts were signed at homes, sending to us by email. Before we got to the plane. Time sheets were signed at location and signed by representative of client and the company. At first company manager promised to pay and then stopped to answer the calls and mails. It driving us nuts, really. We just feel ourselves defenseless and need an advice how to proceed in this situation.

Re: RE: Re: Entering/Exiting Singapore with Student loan debt

Thanks for all of your advice so far.

Sorry for all of the questions but is there any other way she can check if she has been declared bankrupt? She cannot access the site you gave me before as she doesn't have the code or anything.

Sorry for being a pain in the ass hahah

Look for the Ipto official site, look for insolvency search, pay 7$ and login with Singpass for the same to find out if the IC is declared bankrupt.

For Credit Bureau too, login with Singpass and pay 7$ and get your own credit report.

As I said, if the bank called the loan and if she had guarantors, the guarantors would have been made to pay by now.

Re: Obligations before employing a LTVP holder

As your are still considered a foreigner (otherwise you would be a PR or SGC) yes, they would still have to advertise. Also, the LoC is not a given anymore. There have been rejections recently as too many were taking administrative jobs that could be done by any O or A level graduate. Now you have to have a semblance of knowledge / experience but you don't really need the academic qualifications *(to the degree of a EP holder) but you are not going to get it if you are a high school dropout.