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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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16 Jul 2020 - Singapore-China Fast Lane and the Safe Travel Pass

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have either restricted or barred visitors from entering the country. Tourism and...


01 Jul 2020 - Helping others get through difficult times

Stories of kind-hearted people setting aside time to volunteer to donate food to families in need, donating their Solidarity Budget funds to...


17 Jun 2020 - Increasing WFH productivity

Depending on who you ask, working from home, commonly referred to by the handy acronym WFH in the Singapore context, is a polarising issue for many...


12 Jun 2020 - Connecting with Others in Isolation

In challenging times, a sense of community can provide us with much needed support and encouragement. Unfortunately, even though countries around...


24 May 2020 - Going Digital in the Time of COVID-19

While the more introverted among us may have long been prepared to live in quasi-isolation, many others have been caught on the back foot when the...


24 Apr 2020 - Impact of COVID-19 on local businesses

As governments around the world race to contain the pandemic, the growing impact of the coronavirus is also beginning to hurt the economy as...


19 Feb 2020 - Amazing cuisines to sink your teeth into

When dining in Singapore—a multicultural city with four main ethnic groups and a large community of foreigners—the rules of etiquette...


25 Sep 2019 - Dealing with Common Household Pests

Living in a tropical garden city, you may encounter more pests in your house than you had before. In cold climates, many insects are less active,...


18 Sep 2019 - Top Five Shopping Destinations in Singapore

Singapore is a metropolis of epic proportions and a great place to live for any expat. It has so much to see and do that if you plan accordingly,...


09 Sep 2019 - Non-tourist places to visit in Singapore

From futuristic Supertrees to the Marina Bay Sands hotel, Singapore’s top attractions rank among the world’s most iconic sights. Some...


30 Jun 2019 - Exploring Singapore on Foot

With a reliable, extensive and efficient public transportation system here in Singapore, many locals are extremely used to relying on the bus or...


12 Jun 2019 - 5 Things You Can Find in SingaporeExpats.com

Are you an expat in Singapore? Here's some great news for you: Everything you need is right within your fingertips. With www.singaporeexpats.com,...


28 Feb 2019 - How You Can Make Your Loved One’s Visit To Singapore One To Remember

We can gain experience from many different things in life, from school and work to falling in love and raising a family, but one of the best...


03 Oct 2018 - 7 Quirky Customs Unique to Singapore

Many travellers do their homework on the country they wish to visit beforehand. Places to visit, food to try and unique experiences. But, savvy...


02 Aug 2018 - Keeping Your Family Safe from Mosquitoes

Ever since the first case of Zika broke out in Singapore, the threat posed by mosquitoes has never seemed quite as daunting. Dengue had seemed bad...


26 Jul 2018 - Living as an International Student in Singapore - The Frugal Way

Singapore is an incredible city. Metropolitan and vibrant, people from all around the world try to make it their home. Situated in South-East Asia,...


17 May 2018 - Ordering Kopi in Singapore

Despite the country’s British colonial roots and the Chinese population majority, coffee is the drink of choice for many here in Singapore...


28 Mar 2018 - Public Transportation in Singapore (Taxi)

In Singapore where many locals have made it into a lifelong game to source for all that is cheap and good, there is one thing that almost never...


14 Mar 2018 - 4 Terrifying Asian Ghosts

Many Asian horror films have a way of getting under the skin that’s unmatched by their Western counterparts. Ju-On made us afraid of our...


07 Mar 2018 - Why do they love me? Avoiding mosquitoes in Singapore

Zika, malaria, dengue… All around you, these dreadful diseases seem to buzz in the air even as you frantically swat at a mosquito. The odds...




   

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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