Service Apartments in Singapore

Singapore Expats comprehensive list of service apartments in Singapore. Providing your business needs or short term accommodation in Singapore.

Many of them have facilities like gymnasium, swimming pool, car park, security or even tennis courts. Services like maid service, laundry, room service are commonly included. Please contact us to add to this list or have a more detailed listing for your apartment services.

1 North Bridge

One North Bridge apartments are conveniently located and sit right in the heart of Downtown Singapore. Its unique address and prestigious location offers everything you’ve ever wanted in inner-city living: central, convenient and vibrant.

We offer brand new one, two and three bedroom apartments catering to different needs. The apartments boast an unrestricted view of the city skyline and surrounds you like a living mural, whether you are in the bedroom or the study. Regardless of which direction your apartment faces, it has to be seen to be believed.

Housekeeping services will be arranged by the owners.

Short and long Term accommodations available.

Leasing Enquiries
Hp : 9295 5925 (Sales Hp)
Tel : 6338 8330 (office)

Operations matters
(65) 6338 8330
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Atas Residence


Atas Residences offers fully furnished corporate housing solutions for expat accommodation in Singapore (Orchard Road, Holland Village, and Central Business District of Singapore). They are located within walking distance to the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit System).

Our Commitment to you

  • Unbeatable pricing on quality and unparalleled location apartments
  • No extra charges, no add on gimmicks, and no hidden cost!
  • A full-time team of dedicated and experienced professionals ensuring fantastic service, security and support.
  • Superb locations - we are never more than 2 minutes walk to mrt, taxi stand, supermarket, laundry shop, and shopping centre.

Why Choose Us?

  • Services such as Housekeeping (2x a week) are inclusive. Additional services such as Cable TV, Broadband internet and airport transfers are also complementary.
  • Our booking procedure is simple and hassle free (credit terms are available for corporate clients)

Our Apartment Location:

(1) Orchard Road (3 mins walk to train station)
(2) Tanjong Pagar (3 mins walk to train station)
(3) Holland Village (3 mins walk to train station)
(4) Somerset (5 mins walk to train station)
(5) St Thomas (10 mins walk to Orchard Road)
(6) Oxley (7 mins walk to Orchard Road)

Chat with our friendly customer service team live anytime if you need any assistance or wish to know more about Singapore. Click here for live chat (Monday - Friday)

For reservation enquiries, please contact  65 9338 6098 or email us at Quote “SingaporeExpats” to receive attractive rate.

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Cayden Riverfront Residences

Located in the heart of Singapore's tourist & business district, Cayden Riverfront Residences offers short-stay and long-stay accomodation in the perfect city location. These luxurious apartments are situated above a bustling shopping mall, with the train station conveniently located just below.

Overlooking Singapore River and situated in the heart of Clarke Quay, Cayden Residences balances urban living with tranquil escape. Full facilities comprising gym,swimming pool, jacuzzi, childrens' pool and steam room are part of the experience.

Cayden Riverfront Residences
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central
Tel: +65 - 62221625

For more info, pls visit our website.
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Frasers Hospitality

Across Singapore, People Call Fraser Home

Enjoy desirable locations in Singapore with easy accessibility to key business and entertainment districts.

With 164 spacious residences, Fraser Place Robertson Walk evokes a delightful and vibrant audience in its Mediterranean styled influence. From a myriad theme of restaurants, alfresco dining, chic cafes, pubs and specialty shops close by – this property sets to fulfil the needs of today’s discerning travellers.

Integrating work-live-play-learn environment and very much inspired by nature, Fraser Place Fusionopolis is an all-loft serviced residences with breathtaking views decked out with all the conveniences of home. Enjoy easy access to other parts of Singapore with one-north MRT at the doorstep.

To experience the Fraser Difference, call Central Reservations Singapore +65 62 700 800 or email Frasers Hospitality Reservations

Fraser Place Robertson Walk
11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995

Fraser Place Fusionopolis
3 Fusionopolis Way, Symbiosis Tower, Singapore 138633

LMB Housing Services



Located in the South/West of Singapore (One North / Buona Vista/ Queenstown/ Clementi/ HarbourFront/ Holland Village / Kent Ridge MRT/ Green and Circle Line serving CBD in 15’) surrounded by Science Park, Fusionopolis, NUH, NUS, International Business Park, our condominiums offer Resort like facilities in residential areas for your relocation needs.

Choose from our portfolio of 100+ serviced apartments:
Studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms apartments

  • From 4,190 S$/ month net.
  • 6 Residences located in the South/West of Singapore.
  • Less than 10' walk to the nearest MRT station.
  • Fully furnished and equipped.
  • With just the services you need.
  • Close to your working place & public transport.
  • Affordable rates.
  • Short and Flexible lease durations.

For more information visit our web site:
Contact us at: LMB Housing Service Contact

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We offer short term lease with the flexibility of extending or shortening your initial stay to accommodate your professional or personal needs.

Our monthly rentals from 4,190 S$/month net include the following services at no extra cost:

  • WIFI internet
  • Cable TV
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • All maintenance
  • Utility subscription
  • Customer service (hot-line/email)
  • Parking
  • Full access to facilities (pool, gym etc...)
  • 24hrs security


Metro Residences


Metro Residences is Singapore's leading corporate accommodation specialist for furnished apartments that are centrally located. With over 100 apartments in our portfolio, we offer a variety of options ranging from budget-rooms ($2000 - $3000), premium apartments ($3000 - $5000) and luxury homes ($5000 and up).

Stay in tastefully furnished apartments, studios and rooms more affordable than serviced apartments. Wi-Fi, Linens, Towels, Air-Conditioner and Kitchenware comes standard. | +65 6513 0030

Quote “singaporeexpats” and receive S$50 supermarket voucher for every successful booking.*

With over 150 apartments in our portfolio, we offer a variety of options
Marina Bay • Orchard • Somerset • Bugis • Beach Road • Novena • Lavander • Chinatown • Tiong Bahru • Marina Bay • Orchard • Somerset • Farrer Park • Tanjong Pagar • Queenstown • Bukit Timah • Aljunied • Bukit Panjang

*Applicable to monthly bookings. Limit 1 voucher per customer /company. Offer ends 31-Dec-15.

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Beach Road

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore

Located within the vibrant enclave of Beach Road and Arab Street, bordering the city and Central Business District, we offer an excellent choice of extended stay accommodation.

Each of our 180 one-bedroom and two-bedroom stylish suites exudes a refreshing ambience featuring a living and dining area adjoining the bedroom. In all our suites, you will find an ensuite bathroom, washer-cum-dryer, as well as a fully-equipped kitchenette with premium appliances. Additionally, round-the-clock Personal Assistants service, housekeeping and breakfast in the Pacific Lounge are also provided as part of the service during your stay with us. To help make your stay as effortless as possible, arrangements can be made for grocery delivery directly to your suite, laundry and dry cleaning, as well as ironing services. Our Personal Assistants are also on hand to assist with packing or unpacking should you wish.

The 24-hour Fitness Centre and refreshing rooftop pool boasts a breath-taking view of the Singapore Flyer and Harbour, making it the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. There is also a Residents’Lounge where you can unwind with an array of entertainment offerings, with options ranging from an Xbox video game console and a pool table, to a mini library. A dedicated meeting room with state-of-the-art technology is also available for your use.

For your added convenience, there is a regular shuttle service to Suntec City, Shenton Way, Raffles City, HarbourFront Centre, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Orchard Road. An on-site multi-storey car park is perfect for residents who have their own car.

Whether you are staying for a week, a month or even longer, at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore you can guarantee that all your needs will be taken care of.

For more information, visit

Address: 7500B Beach Road, Singapore 199592
Contact number: 6678 8888

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Orchard

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore

Linked to the bustling Somerset 313 shopping mall and Somerset MRT station, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard offers convenience right at your doorstep. Wide arrays of modern conveniences, such as a 24-hour supermarket just across the road make grocery shopping a breeze. Our attentive round-the-clock Personal Assistants, who provide you with access to a range of support services while you are in residence, help to make your stay an effortless one.

Indulge in the stylish comfort in one of our 126 suites and penthouses, decorated with sleek, modern designer furnishings, warm lighting and soothing colour palettes combined to create a welcoming sanctuary. Each suite is complete with a fully-equipped kitchenette, living room, washer-cum-dryer and high speed internet access to provide a seamless experience for extended-stay guests.

At Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, our broad range of wellness facilities will keep you engaged without having to leave the premises. Work up a sweat at our state-of-the-art 24-hour Fitness Centre or taking a refreshing dip in our 20-metre ionised water swimming pool. Guests can make use of the Hydrobike and treadmill in our outdoor pool which provides the perfect exercise regime for a high intensity, low impact workout. Alternatively, revitalise in our hydro-therapeutic spa to alleviate the stresses of modern life.

Start your day with our made-to-order breakfast in the Pacific Lounge followed by a game of pool or darts in our Living Room with your fellow residents. Then, relax over a leisurely cup of coffee or a refreshing cocktail with a friend or two at the Oriole Café and bar just next door. To top it all off, enjoy a sophisticated dining experience later on at the Bedrock Bar and Grill with steaks, grilled to perfection. At the end of the day, take a slow stroll along Orchard Road, where a plethora of shopping and exceptional dining options await.

At Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, Singapore, we guarantee our guests unmatched efficiency and superb levels of comfort.

For more information, visit

 Address: 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
Contact number: +65 6884 5222

The Club at Capella Singapore

Come home to paradise

Redefining the art of luxury island living, The Club at Capella Singapore is a serene tropical residence located just minutes away from the vibrant central business district of Singapore. Offering tenants a rare commodity in Singapore – the luxury of space, The Club at Capella Singapore presents the largest serviced residential accommodation in Singapore, with 62 sea-facing suites, ranging from one to four bedrooms, 10 two storey penthouses and nine standalone contemporary manors which start at 4,209 square feet, and feature their own private swimming pool.

Each unit at The Club is fully equipped with luxuriously-appointed facilities including spacious walk-in wardrobes and top-of-the-range amenities; from fully equipped Miele kitchens and Bose home entertainment systems to Apple iPod docks and Sony 46-inch high definition flat screen televisions in living rooms and all bedrooms.

Recline and bask in the breathtaking sunset views of the South China Sea or lush greenery after a day’s work in your dream home away from home.

Come home to island living at its most refined at The Club at Capella Singapore. Along with a private Club Concierge who will attend to your every need and request, residents of The Club at Capella Singapore will enjoy preferential access to the exclusive facilities and services of the award-winning Capella Singapore.

The Club at Capella Singapore
1 The Knolls, Sentosa Island
Singapore 098297
Tel: (+65) 6591 5015
Fax: (+65) 6591 5049

For more information, please visit our website.

To arrange a private viewing of your exquisite long stay experience, please contact our Club Managers at +65 6591 5015 or

Uncharted Homes – Convenient and Affordable

Uncharted Homes, a subsidiary of The Uncharted Co., provides fully furnished serviced residences for those looking for an extended stay in Singapore. Each apartment is strategically situated within Central Business District and Fringe areas.

At Uncharted Homes, whether you are staying in a Studio, 1-Bedroom or 2-Bedroom, guests can expect convenience, luxury and comfort throughout their stay whilst enjoying the fantastic facilities and utilities.

Our monthly rental starts from as low as $2,000.00 per month.

Uncharted Homes are strategically located in Tanjong Pagar, Aljunied, and Queenstown, which are all within close proximity to their respective MRT stations and public transport facilities. 

Enjoy perks of service apartment living like;
- Air-Conditioning with thermostat control
- Housekeeping Services (Twice weekly) 
- Fully-equipped Kitchen
- Laundry Equipments (Washing machines, iron with board)
- Complimentary Utilities (Cable TV and Wireless Internet)
- Tennis Court
- Fitness Gym
- Playground
- Barbeque Pits
- Spa Pods
- Swimming Pool

Every apartment is luxurious and spacious which allows expatriates and their families to enjoy the living space comfortably. With a CCTV surveillance system, safety and security can be rest assured.

Uncharted Homes at Tanjong Pagar
Address: 2 Mistri Road, Singapore 079624
Closest MRT: Tanjong Pagar

Uncharted Homes at Aljunied
Address: 10 Aljunied Road, Singapore 389799
Closest MRT: Aljunied 

Uncharted Homes at Queenstown
Address: 356 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159949
Closest MRT: Queenstown

For more information and enquiries, please contact us at:
9648 4307 / 8238 8279 / 8712 4152

222 Studio

222 Studio - Contemporary Home and Modern Lifestyle

Located at the heart of Singapore, Triple 2 Studio is a brand new serviced studio apartment at Cantonment Road unrivalled in both quality and location. With Outram Park & Tanjong Pagar MRT just minutes' walk away and the CBD, shopping belt, cultural enclave, entertainment hub at your doorstep, there is no better place to stay in Singapore be it for business or leisure!

With hotel-like amenities and concierge services, entertainment and multi-purpose room, and a beautiful rooftop deck atop a conserved heritage building, Triple 2 Studio is the perfect accommodation for business or leisure travellers. Our gated property, unrivalled location and different studio types available at affordable weekly and monthly rates will provide the necessary security, convenience and comfort for individual stay or groups and families!

Address: 231 Cantonment Road Singapore 089764
Telephone: 62221772

Aurealis Serviced Residence

Centrally located in Marina Bay, Singapore’s financial district, Aurealis Serviced Residence is literally next to One Raffles Quay, Marina Bay Financial Centre and Asia Square. It is also an easy 10 min’s walk to Raffles Place and Robinson area.

Our apartments are beautifully furnished with high quality furniture and Sealy beds. Laser printer and scanner, cordless phone, high quality ironing board and steam iron, and a kitchen well-equipped with crockery and cutlery will allow you to settle down quickly and comfortably. Enjoy more than 50 compliementary TV channels including HBO and News. Facilities include two 25-metre long swimming pools, tennis courts, steam room, full gym, aerobics room, BBQ facilities and event room with picturesque views – all complimentary with your stay. Be pampered by our ever-attentive Guest Relations Officers and enjoy a superbly well-kept Suites by our meticulous housekeeping staff.

Enjoy utmost convenience with a spacious shopping mall at our basement, complete with supermarket, restaurants and café, shopping stores and ATMs. Fully air-conditioned and linked directly underground to One Raffles Quay and Marina Bay Financial Centre, you can say goodbye to humidity, rain and heat.

During your leisure moments, you will find the waterfront excellent for a relaxing stroll or run. Stroll to the iconic Marina Bay Sands for great shopping and entertainment. More high quality shopping malls are also a stone’s throw away. Lau Pa Sat, a 24/7 food court with more than 100 stalls selling asian food is situated right next to us.

Reserve now for a memorable stay!

Aurealis Serviced Residence
2 Marina Boulevard
The Sail
Singapore 018987

Tel: (65) 6509 0100
Fax: (65) 6234 0653


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Serviced Apartments in Singapore CBD/City and Changi Business Park/Changi Airport

We offer flexible, all inclusive short/long term rentals in Singapore! Just move in and leave the rest to us.

We have serviced apartments located near both Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar MRT stations in the heart of Singapore's CBD, just minutes walk from the bars and restaurants of Club Street. We also have apartments near Changi Business Park and Changi Airport, and other East Coast residential districts.

There are wide choices of apartments ranging from 1 bed to 3 bedroom units. All our apartments are fully furnished, with a fully equipped kitchen, telephone, TV, cable TV, DVD player, microwave oven, fridge & freezer, laundry facilities and wireless broadband.

Each also has modern condo with facilities including:
- Gym
- Swimming pool
- Function Room
- Jacuzzi
- BBQ pits
- 24hr security

The rates offered are fully inclusive of:
- Weekly maid service
- Utilities
- Wireless internet
- Cable TV
- Bed linen & towels

CBD properties from $229 per night

Eastern Singapore properties from $179 per night

Discounted weekly & monthly rates available. Please contact us with any questions or if you would like to check availability please provide us with dates of intended stay.

***All properties are NON-SMOKING***

All rates are in Singapore Dollar (SGD) and are fully inclusive of GST. Prepayment is required. Security Deposit required. Terms and Conditions apply.

Tel: +65 6100 8710
Address: #26-04, 10 Anson Road, International Plaza, Singapore 079903

International Service Apartments Pte Ltd

We serve clients from various industries and different parts of the world in our strategic condos (Clementi / Buona Vista / Queenstown / Haw Par Villa / Novena / Somerset).

With us, you will enjoy:

We tailor fit our services and offer short term lease too.

Call in to have a hassle-free and friendly chat with us to find out more!


*Refer friends and family for rewards too!


Tel: +65 62538884 / +65 63528117 / +65 83634627

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Treetops Executive Residences

Treetops Executive Residences

Treetops Executive Residences

Treetops Executive ResidencesAn epitome of eco-luxury living awaits at Treetops with 220 well-appointed apartments (ranging from one-bedroom to penthouse units) that are equipped with a wide range of amenities and services to take care of daily, recreational and business needs.

A luxurious sanctuary nested amidst enchanting lush greenery and cascading waterfalls at Orange Grove Road, minutes’ walk away from Singapore’s retail and entertainment hub Orchard Road, Treetops is the ideal retreat for any city dweller who wishes to escape the hustle and bustle of city life without compromising on conveniences. Complement with seamless hospitality and the inculcation of a healthy living experience, Treetops offers a conducive and environmental-friendly home away from home for the most discerning traveller.

For a holistic eco-living experience, Treetops Executive Residences also aim to go back to basics and seek the purest state of essential needs in life, which is to improve the quality of living for all our guests and staff. Our philosophy, Discover Green, harmonises our ethos of warmth, hospitality and healthy living, bringing you a residential concept that will nurture your body, mind and soul for total well-being. Celebrate the adventures of your new journey with comfort and ease. Let us make Treetops your home.

Treetops Executive Residences
No. 7 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258355

Tel: (+65) 6887 0088
Fax: (+65) 6887 0066

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Darby Park Executive Suites

Comprises one to three bedroom apartments and three Premier Suites. It is five minutes away from Orchard Road and comes with a range of recreational facilities.
Facilities: Carpark with direct lift access to all suites, launderette, gym, swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, tennis court, putting green and driving bay.

Far East Plaza Deluxe Serviced Apartments

Situated on Scotts Road, and has eight type of apartments and five type of penthouses. All with balconies.

Lanson Place Winsland Serviced Residences

Centrally located with easy access to business, shopping, restaurants and transport. Conveniently located near Singapore's famous Orchard Road, it is close to the commercial district and the world-renowned shopping belt. Reputed for their personalized service, privacy and excellent product quality providing more than a serviced residence.
Facilities: Business centre, 24-hour Reception/Concierge services, rooftop swimming pool, fitness centre, daily housekeeping, babysitting, laundry and dry cleaning service, limousine service, dining-in delivery service and grocery delivery service.

Orange Court Service Residences

Very close to Orchard Road, easy access to Singapore's shopping and entertainment district. Spacious one or two bedroom suites, with an area of 780 sq ft and 1200 sq ft available.
Facilities: Gymnasium, sauna, swimming pool, resident's lounge and carpark with direct lift access to apartments.

Orchard Parksuites

Situated in the heart of Orchard Road, right next to the Orchard MRT station. Each apartment is fully self-contained and features fully carpeted flooring as well as ensuite full marble bathroom. There are one-bedroom lofts, two and three bedroom apartments and up to 4-bedroom penthouses.
Facilities: Swimming and wading pools with underwater music, steam and sauna rooms, gymnasium, tennis, Jacuzzi, BBQ pits, children's playground.

Shangri-La Apartments

Facilities: 24-hour Room Service, airport Transfer, baby-sitting/Child Care, business Center, car Rental Services, conference Facilities, in-room Internet Facilities, laundry & Valet Services, taxi & Limousine Services, travel Agency/tour Desk, swimming pool/ Jacuzzi, tennis court, BBQ pit, launderette, business centre and meeting room.
Other Services: Residents enjoy signing privileges at the Shangri-La Hotel and free membership at the hotel's Fitness Centre. Services include complimentary shuttle bus service to the Central Business District or Orchard Road, laundry pick up and delivery, daily maid service and the grocery delivery service offered can help take care of one's basic food needs.

Raffles Place, Boat Quay & Singapore River

Central Square

Comprising 128 apartment on the edge of the Central Business District. It is within walking distance of the Singapore River, close to Chinatown and the Shenton area.
Facilities: Swimming pool, gym, sauna, children's play deck, 52 fully-furnished office suites with personalized secretarial services, business centre and conference and function rooms.

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Re: question au pair

Hard to imagine any parent who really wants the best for their kids would like to see an au pair changing every few months. Also, most of the parents prefer somebody more experience than what sub-25yo range can offer.

I believe the only viable alternative, if FDW route is not available, is to hire a professional nanny. When we were looking around 4y plus ago to have a trained professional nanny for our kid, some agencies offered to bring over such a nanny from the UK. Of course it would cost two arms and 3 legs, but the option was there.

Actually, many of the aupairs coming to work in the USA will fall into that young age category. I think it has a lot to do with their background. If she is already a child educator in her home country, she can make an excellent care giver. I had an opportunity to hire one from northern Europe, when her tenure was up with another employer. And also, it was relatively affordable , around $600 per month. There are restrictions, like 40 hours (??) per week. Would be difficult if both parents are working full time since full time job means at least 40 hours at work and then you got to factor in the commute time.

Re: question au pair

Strong Eagle:
My business partner had an au pair for his daughter. She was Swedish and fluent in multiple languages. He said that it was very unusual but he was granted an au pair at the time because:

a) He was a single parent
b) He needed someone who could teach his daughter French
c) He was the MD of a company employing 250 Singaporeans

I asked him about this. He said the only chance you have is to "make if about the child". Otherwise, all other rules apply.

Re: Advice Needed: NS liability for new PR

Strong Eagle:
I'm in the process of renouncing my PR and REP so that I can withdraw my CPF. I had six years of contributions at the max, so you can figure out how much I socked away. But, with New Medisave mandatory charges plus the ever weakening SD dollar against the US dollar, 4 percent isn't enough to stay even.

I thoroughly agree with SMS' comments about PR... it aint what it used to be. The _only_ real benefit it provides these days is that you won't immediately be run out of the country if you lose your jobs and can't find another one.

Re: Quotes

Strong Eagle:
A severe mis-characterization of Obama and his presidency. His arguments are dead, based upon the foundation alone.

Re: Getting Work on LTVP

Strong Eagle:
What makes you think you're going to get an LTVP for an unmarried partner? MOM is quite clear that LTVP is for spouses who are married by common law. If you think you're going to declare common law marriage in order to get LTVP, then you'll need something official from the UK High Commission. But, they won't give you any document because common law marriage is not recognized in the UK. I haven't heard of anyone making this work. Get married and get her a DP under your EP.

Re: Advices on my package?

I work in EU for a big company in shipping
I'm in my 30s, married with 2 small children Position offered: sales director South Asia
Contract: Local with relocation package
Package: S$24K/month (including 8k for housing and car) meaning S$288K/year
Bonus: 30-40k/year on top Yearly salary: more or less S$325K/year
Relocation package: 1 week home search trip + max 60 days temp living + moving of household included - door to door service (No max volume but usually 1 container) + signing bonus of S$45K net + return tickets home for the family (1 a year for 2 years only)
Health care: insurance in case of hospitalization included + reimbursement Doctor up to S$100 each time We go. Vacation: 25 days
I was told that this type of package was good especially given the current economy (sadly more and more ppl are leaving Singapore). What do you guys think? :D

On the face of it that's a tasty package although of course one never knows quite what package a person is moving from. Either way, you can live well on that by just about any measure (IMO).

Good to see an element of 'Home leave ', and routine medical costs, as IME it's hard to visit a local doctor/GP in SG and for it to cost less than $100.
Your children are of an age where 'serious' school fees might not come onto the horizon during your tenure. Will the children stay at home or be sent out to daycare or kindergarten?
$8k for housing + car. That might sting if you say live in town back home and drive a Porsche/Merc etc. Even the lease on a Suzuki Swift might cost you say S$2k a month. So I'd perhaps consider what car you , cost it (lease?), then from that derive a baseline housing budget. I don't see the point in owning a flash car in SG, and many/most people seem to get by without owning a car at all.
Having a baseline figure for housing then leads you to consider where you can afford a place that fits your needs. If you look at the template here ... -> viewtopic.php?t=101985 considering that will help you triangulate candidate neighbourhoods and perhaps even candidate condos. It will also get you in the right frame of mind for house-hunting which will make briefing a rental agent far more efficient. You don't mention agents fees, presumably from your own pocket? .

Is the 1 week trip really a 'home search' trip? As that would really be pushing it to the absolute max. Esp. considering you have up to 60 days in temp accommodation on offer too. Most places to let are for immediate occupation, so it's not like you'll visit for a week to sign-up a place for when you move over some time down the road. Or is the 1 week more of a look in, see the office, meet your future colleagues kind of thing? If that's what it is then I'd completely leave aside home-searching at that time as, as is, you'll have more than enough to be getting to grips with.
60 days temp accommodation. Where, hotel, apartment-hotel, budget, as that will be $$$? A home-search can take as long as the time available to do it. But for most people (and esp with children) the novelty wears off pretty quickly, more than 30 days can become a real grind. So maybe, arrive and enjoy week one and find your feet, week two hook up with an agent or agents. I'd be surprised if you'd take more than 2-3/max weeks to find a place. But you have lots of additional buffer which is nice. The longer you spend in temp accom also means the closer your freight will have come. In an ideal world you'll have got your freight into your new home prior to moving in, but it's not usually that seamless.

Welcome to the forum and let us know how you're getting on.

Re: question au pair


I am not that well read like you, but , WHP only applies to professional placement- i.e. office jobs.

Do you know anybody who got a WHP for an au pair ? Or know any agency who has processed a WHP for an au pair ? I am not saying no, but I never heard of any agency using WHP for a nanny / au pair.

Half (if not more) of the young waiter/waitresses of the Caucasian flavour down in the clubs/restaurants on the quays are here on WHPs. Definitely NOT office types jobs.

But having said that, about the only way one is going to get a au pair of the Caucasian flavour here is going to be the unmarried female PR child here as they don't need a work permit and they don't have to give up their PR as long as they are living at home with the parents. I have no anectodal evidence of any working on a WHP but I do know of some in years gone by who fit the 21 year old single female of PR parents. Not sayin' you can't but I've no evidence of it every having happened, but I supposed it's possible.

Re: Advice Needed: NS liability for new PR


Yep. He ran in a rather rough crowd here as well. ;-)

But yeah, you don't need to withdraw your CPF if you give up your PR. In fact, my best mate, a Kiwi worked here back in the back in the late 80's/early '90's (when I first met him) on the Mobile refinery upgrade by Asia Badger. Back in those days CPF was a 20%:20% proposition (and EPs also had to contribute so the EPC contract engineers where socking it away) most withdrew after their contracts ended but Bob didn't and worked all over Indo and M'sai until around 8 years ago when he grabbed a long term contract here again, bought a condo here and gotten married the wife had 3 baby boys in succession (actually the succession was only minutes apart - triplets!) Contract ended and he's been in Indo for the past three 3 years now on a contract over there. PR was lost (wife was Indo and family lived not far from the Tuban Refinery where he was initially working). However it was pretty easy when he applied for PR as the CPF was contributed back in the 90's and with that still in situ, it didn't take too much for him to get his PR. Will be interesting if he comes back to Singapore where he owns a condo and wants to apply for PR again. (His CPF is still there).

Re: Ep reapply

Apply again "with the correct documents"? What is THAT supposed to mean?

Getting Work on LTVP

Does anyone know if it is difficult to obtain work on a LTVP? I will be relocating from the UK through my work on an EP. I will be relocating with my unmarried partner, however we should be able to obtain an LTVP for her. I am wondering if employers frown upon candidates with LTVP's (as they will then have to organise an EP)? Is there a specific benefit obtaining a DP vs a LTVP?

Would be greatful to hear anyones thoughts. Thanks

Re: Advice Needed: NS liability for new PR

Bit out of topic, but are you JR8 reincarnated ? :D :D
Your information sharing is pretty useful, by the way ..

:o You know the only facet of visas/residency I know pretty well is the LTVP.
Agreed BBCW is adding solid current knowledge... so, good stuff.

Re: RE: Re: MBBS Doctor jobs in Singapore

Thank you.. I'm gonna need all the luck i can get :)

One last question.. which are the hospitals that i can apply to..?
Look up Singhealth and National Healthcare, most likely KKH or SGH. Few other public hospitals have maternity wards.

Private hospitals will rarely be able to get a CA.

Look up taxico and Pm him. He is more on the ball.

Good luck.

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Thanks Strong Eagle, for the perspective as an entrepreneur. Quite sad that SG has come to this. I think SG will still rank high in terms of ease of doing business, but whether it is a viable place to do business is a different thing. Global large companies will probably still have their namesake Asian headquarters here just for the sake of stability and predictability that SG offers, and to reduce their tax liability, that's about it.

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Re: question au pair

What is the country you would like to get the maid from? It may be easier to justify to MoM if this is a country of no official language of Singapore, e.g. France. You will likely still need an agency to be a formal employer (the au pair probably would need to be employed under a work pass), but then your justification could be that you wanted your child to be exposed to a native speaker of the language (here French), if the case of course. It may be cheaper than getting a professional nanny with a degree from the UK. Perhaps it would be enough to have a fresh grad teacher, but still the cost would be much higher comparing to a standard domestic worker or even a local Singaporean nanny.

Re: Advices on my package?

@Bgd: my kids are 1.5 years old and 3 months old so still in kindergarten. The cost will be pretty much equivalent to what it is home
@pngmk: thanks for the advice. My company is actually organizing a tax exit meeting with EY so I don't expect any issue there