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Singapore Expats has consolidated many useful articles from our editorial team and the Singapore Expats Forum, all of which are very informative and interesting for expatriates and any visitors.

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Useful Articles


18 Jul 2017 - Singapore: The Expat Choice

I have lived in Singapore for over 3 years now, and I love this city despite the hot weather, the cost of living being very high, or the fact that...


12 Jul 2017 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Singapore: What expats should know

Singapore is a great place to live for expats. If you’re here, you probably share this sentiment. The excitement of moving to a premiere...


07 Jul 2017 - Singapore Employment Pass - Difficulties and Challenges

The Singapore Employment Pass (EP) is a work visa that allows foreign professionals with an opportunity to work in Singapore in certain...


05 Jul 2017 - The best wine regions in Europe

While we all know Europe to be a fantastic place to visit when it comes to offering culinary delights, there are still some people out there who...


27 Jun 2017 - Differences between European and Singaporean healthcare

Singapore has an excellent healthcare system and according to the World Health Organization, Singapore’s healthcare system ranks 6th in the...


22 Jun 2017 - Etiquette differences between Singapore and America

Culture and etiquette is one of the most important things to research before you move to a new country. What is considered polite and friendly in...


14 Jun 2017 - How Might the UK Election Result Affect Asian Markets?

The UK has endured a period of turbulence in the last few months, with the election dominating headlines as people decided who would lead their...


08 Jun 2017 - Does health insurance cover your active lifestyle?

It can be hard to find time out of our busy schedules to exercise frequently, but the myriad of benefits associated with having an active lifestyle...


30 May 2017 - Three Famous Horror Stories in Singapore

Each Halloween, we indulge in everything that we know we’re going to regret. From a serious candy overdose to uncomfortable costumes itching...


23 May 2017 - The Best Family-Friendly Libraries in Singapore

Reading is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to broaden our horizons, to improve ourselves and to connect with the world...


18 May 2017 - Ordering Food at the Kopitiam

Unless one has lived in Singapore for some time, ordering food at a local coffee shop, or kopitiam, could be a slightly stressful experience. The...


09 May 2017 - 6 common health insurance exclusions to look out for

In a nutshell, health insurance exclusions are the services that your policy will not pay for. The fact of the matter is that health insurance...


02 May 2017 - Insurance in Singapore

Ensuring that you’re protected from financial devastation in case of an emergency should be a top priority for anyone, but for those who have...


25 Apr 2017 - The Right Schools for Expatriate Children in Singapore

Many expatriates who have relocated to Singapore with their families have found selecting the right school for their children to be a challenge....


19 Apr 2017 - Free Activities and Entertainment

At some point or another, all of us would have been at a stage where we bemoan the lack of entertainment in Singapore; there’s nothing fun to...


17 Apr 2017 - How you can get the most out of corporate health insurance

In order to attract and retain the best talent, expats included, many companies in Singapore will offer a corporate health insurance plan. For many...


11 Apr 2017 - Singapore heard: Bars with the best live music for expats

Whether you’re a music lover or are simply keeping a lookout for decent spots to unwind after a long day at work, we’ve got you...


05 Apr 2017 - Finding the right serviced apartment in Singapore

We’ve all gone on staycations before, mainly to indulge in a few days’ stay at a hotel where we don’t have to worry about doing...


28 Mar 2017 - Choosing the right international school

One of the more attractive features of life in Singapore is the excellent education system—one that has garnered many international accolades...


23 Mar 2017 - The Best Picnic Spots in Singapore

Now that summer’s arrived, many are looking for the perfect spot to spend time with our loved ones out in the sunshine. Lying down in a shady...