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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


19 Sep 2017 - Unusual Drinks in Singapore

When you’re slurping down a steaming bowl of your favourite laksa, with beads of sweat rolling down the sides of your face and your shirt...


13 Sep 2017 - The Most Frightening Places to Visit in Singapore

Now that Halloween is round the corner, many people may be starting to shop around for costumes and to decorate their houses with...


05 Sep 2017 - Traditions of the Hungry Ghost Festival

On 5 September 2017, the Ghost Festival (also known as Zhong Yuan Jie) will take place. The festival falls on the 15th day of the seventh lunar...


04 Sep 2017 - Getting ready for your nifty fifties: tips for healthy ageing

Taking care of yourself when you’re getting into your later working years is important. You might be coming up to retirement or you might...


02 Sep 2017 - Orthodontic care and your dental insurance in Singapore

Whether you’re looking to improve your smile or fix the positioning of your jaws, correcting your orthodontic condition as early as possible...


29 Aug 2017 - Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes

Held on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival encourages people to spend time with their family, as well as to take time to...


22 Aug 2017 - Seventh-Month Superstitions in Singapore

The seventh month in Singapore is a truly special one. It does not refer to July but rather, the August to September period when the seventh lunar...


16 Aug 2017 - The High-Tech Healthcare of Singapore

Singapore has earned its reputation as the most technologically advanced city in the world. It boasts impressive innovations in both private...


11 Aug 2017 - The Best Things To Do With Your Family in Singapore

With its clean, modern, and excitingly urban environment, it’s not hard to see why Singapore is fast becoming one of the top holiday...


08 Aug 2017 - Introduction to CPF for Singapore Permanent Residents

With one of the lowest corporate tax and personal income tax rates in the world, Singapore attracts people from all over the world to live and work...


02 Aug 2017 - Stunning Bridges in Singapore

Bridges are everywhere in Singapore but these practical structures remain sorely overlooked by many. These humble structures are adored by artists...


27 Jul 2017 - How To Spend Your Weekends In Singapore

If you’re looking to relocate to Singapore, you’ll no doubt have a host of questions you’ll want to answer before you commit to...


25 Jul 2017 - How To Ship Goods To Singapore From Anywhere In The World

Singapore has become an increasingly popular destination to relocate to, for a variety of work opportunities and an improved quality of life. The...


25 Jul 2017 - The Best Places to Surf near Singapore

One of the great things about Singapore is that it's located within a central position on Asia's 'surf map'. With daily connections to many amazing...


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...