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Property & Housing in Singapore

16 Jun 2020 - Forett at Bukit Timah

Forett at Bukit Timah, an upcoming 633-unit FREEHOLD condominium will be launched for sale in the exclusive residential enclave along Toh Tuck...

18 Mar 2020 - Property Market Cooling Measures in Singapore

Over the past decade, the Singapore government has been employing a variety of ways in order to cool the property market. Such measures, often put...

26 Apr 2018 - Buying Public Housing Property with CPF

So now that we know roughly what the CPF is, and how we might withdraw the money during our retirement years, some of us might wonder if there...

05 Dec 2017 - Best 5 External Waterproofing Solutions

To reduce the cost of maintaining a warm home in the rainy months, there’s a whole range of things you can do, not least waterproofing...

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...

10 Mar 2017 - Is Buying or Renting Better for Me?

At some point in life, most of us would have to contemplate the question of whether it would be better to rent or to purchase property when we wish...

26 Jan 2017 - Finding Accommodation as a Student in Singapore

Singapore is a great destination for international students, with plenty to see and do and many opportunities for socializing. With online study...

05 Jan 2017 - Renting in Singapore: Guidelines and Costs

In late 2015, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau indicated a sharp increase in the number of adults living with their parents or...

15 Dec 2016 - Housing in Singapore: A Guide to Private Property

Facing the strict rules and regulations that govern the purchase of public property in Singapore by foreigners, many expatriates snap up private...

02 Nov 2016 - Housing in Singapore: A Guide to Public Housing

While housing in Singapore is widely acknowledged to be one of the expensive in the world, a 2015 government study has also reported that home...

20 Aug 2013 - Condo Buying Process

I am a foreigner interested in buying a private condo with my fiancee who is a Singaporean citizen. I am looking at the Kensington Square project...

20 May 2013 - Taxation on Housing Allowance

For Singapore tax purposes, housing is dealt with separately, which I will deal with in a moment. For every other kind of assistance, the dollar...

16 Sep 2011 - Dishwashers in Condos

Relocating to SG next month and have to find an apartment. I've been told that most households in SG do not have a dishwasher! is this true? Seems...

29 May 2009 - Tenancy Agreement and Your Rights as a Tenant

Some advice for people signing leases (tenancy agreements) in Singapore, culled from the collective wisdom and experience of forumers. Comments,...


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    Re: Starting business in Singapore

    Re: Starting business in Singapore

    Delaware has favourable tax treatement I understand as well as liability coverage. This is not a simple discussion.

    Posted in Business in Singapore

    Re: Opening a bank account in Singapore as a EU citizen

    Re: Opening a bank account in Singapore as a EU citizen

    Thanks for the answers, very useful. Does anyone know how it is with local Singaporean banks? Would that also be possible? Transferwise I use already for money transfer but I rather would like to go with a "real" bank.

    You .....

    Posted in Relocating, Moving to Singapore

    Re: Starting business in Singapore

    Re: Starting business in Singapore

    Dear Nysing,

    You can incorporate a Singapore company first (private limited company, branch or a subsidiary) and use a local resident director on a temporary basis until you move your DP to EP under the company. Later the directorship can be transferred to you after securing the EP. And you will .....

    Posted in Business in Singapore

    Re: Cancelling EP IPA and applying for a new one? Will I be blacklisted?

    Re: Cancelling EP IPA and applying for a new one? Will I be blacklisted?

    I have asked Company A to withdraw but they are basically ghosting me (HQ is based overseas). This is why i was frustrated throughout the entire process, it was very difficult for A to move quickly.

    Yes I could start work with A but I decided to go with B instead based on reasons I mentioned .....

    Posted in PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners

    Re: PR approval probability 2020

    Re: PR approval probability 2020

    Applied March and single.

    Posted in PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners