Guides for Expats

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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: Looking for Part Time MBA Institute in Singapore

SP Jain?

Re: 22F looking for other expat friends

Hey Ho people,

I'm Chris 20 from Germany. Just arrived in Singapore three weeks ago and would love to meet some people to go out and explore Singapore - please send me a personal message or comment - would be really nice to get to know new people :)

Re: HELLO - 20 M from the UK looking for friends

Hey - I'm also 20 German from Clementi looking up to meet new people. On friday I'm planning to go to to Clarks Quay for a drink? Wanna join?

Re: Jobs Bank

The employer has the option (but not obligation) to attempt to sponsor a foreign worker for an Employment Pass after the position has been posted to Jobs Bank for at least 14 calendar days. If there's another way to express your interest in the position, I would do so. However, regardless, resident workers have the right of first refusal. If it's truly a "dream job" then it'll probably be filled locally.

Re: Singaporean Merchant Recommendations (Paypal, etc)

You can try contacting Paypal by phone to see if they'll let you change your withdrawal currency. Log onto your Paypal account, find the "Contact" link at the bottom, click on that, select the "Call Us" option, note the passcode, and call Paypal at the phone number provided. You'll still probably need a company registration in Singapore.

If Paypal is uncooperative you could investigate establishing a company registration and bank account in a U.S. dollar country where Paypal does business. Countries and territories that use the U.S. dollar exclusively include the United States (obviously), the British Virgin Islands, the Dutch islands in the Caribbean (e.g. Aruba), East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and the Turks and Caicos. Paypal appears to support most of these countries and territories.

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.


Pen? I heard ICA prefers crayon. ;)
Yes, that's correct except it was not ICA but the applicants, and not the crayon but cry on after some obvious failures to follow the ICA guidelines.

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.

Strong Eagle:
Yes but if I could be knowing how many weeks you are waiting then I could be knowing how many weeks I am waiting. How many weeks you think I am waiting?

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.

dynoto, that's where most of our acerbic answers come from. The most inane questions in the world. It wouldn't be so bad it the answers to those question actually had an iota of relevance to the application. But they don't, how bloody hard is it to understand that every little thing you write on the application has plus or minus points given to it. As does the results of their in situ vetting teams in the countries the applicant is coming from. From the reputed University (only in your country) that nobody has ever heard of outside of that country, to the MBA from a paper mill or via long distance learning. Oh, also add or subtract points if the parents are still alive, if you have childrens, What gender they are, grades in Univ, how many siblings you have and the chances of collateral damage, e.g., if you subsequently apply for SC and you get it, how many relative will you try to drag along to sponge off the subsidies here. Absolutely NO TWO PROFILES ARE EXACTLY THE SAME and there is the rub. Some people cannot get that into their thick skulls. These people shouldn't have even been given an EP or S pass. Amd recently it just seems to be getting worse.

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Good luck man. I hope you pop back to at least share some music, been a lot of fun and discovered a lot of new stuff via your suggestions! .

Bon voyage :)

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.


Pen? I heard ICA prefers crayon. ;)

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.

The color of the pen is more important and I can prove it.

Re: RE: Singaporean Merchant Recommendations (Paypal, etc)


What are the proper ways around both of these? I would like to be able to transfer my Paypal sales in USD to my business account in Singapore without converting (thus losing plenty of money). I realize Stripe has a beta in Singapore, but they seem to be bound by the same two issues.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

Look up Dragon Pay or 88Pay. They may fit your needs.

Re: RE: Jobs Bank

Hi, I found my dream job in fragrance creation advertised on but when I go to apply it takes me to the Singapore Jobs Bank website which can only be accessed by Singapore residents..
The jobs description says that it is open to candidates from all over the world but this is the only way to apply. Does anyone know how to access Jobs Bank as a non resident?
Jobs bank is only for citizens and PRs. Even if you access using somebody's SingPass, you can't apply.

Re: Refresh driving lessons advice

Strong Eagle:
Do you have a valid Singapore license? Or a valid Indian license? You might be able to convert a valid Indian license at this late date, otherwise, if you have neither you will have to do the whole driver training course to get a license.

Re: Finally PR approved, share the merry and exp with my friends here.


I don't get it .

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If you break 108 coconuts a week, you might enhance the chances of PR approval... Apparently

What are you implying ?

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hmmm, apparently people who are waiting for PR asking all sorts of questions like whether handwritten or printed letters does them any better in getting the approval stamp.

after a few years of reading and replying the same question, guess that anybody would be weary of saying no ... so that's where the coconuts came from