Singapore

Everyday Living

Singapore

Everyday Living

EducationEveryday Living
2018-07-02

Recommended reads for any expat in Singapore

One’s never too busy to make time for a quick read before bedtime or during the commute to work. Whether you’re an avid reader or not, make room on your…
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EducationEveryday Living
2018-05-14

Get schooled for school: The Singapore education system.

So you’re settled in: you’ve got your job, your serviced apartment and your kids all here in one piece. Now the next step’s getting everyone’s life started. After-work for you…
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Everyday Living
2018-05-08

A bunch of quick-fire tips & tricks of the Singaporean life

Yes, right from the taps of your serviced apartments. Singapore's tap water comes from four sources - the water from the local catchment, imported water (bought mainly from Malaysia), NEWater…
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Everyday Living
2018-05-04

The best cure for the homesick expat

Homesickness is not so much a culture shock, or hatred for your newly found troubles whilst travelling for business. It’s about missing your life back at home. As much as…
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Everyday Living
2018-04-19

Grocery Shopping 3: Frugal Shopping Warrior

We too, never thought we’d hit 3 parts solely to grocery shopping. However, we are as dedicated to expat living as we are to the serviced apartments you live in.…
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Everyday Living
2018-03-26

For the expat in Singapore on a shoestring budget

Singapore has been named the world’s most expensive city for expats for 5 years in a row according to the EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit). With everything from cars to groceries…
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Everyday LivingTransportation
2018-03-13

Sick of the train breakdowns? Get behind the wheel with a rented car

The efficiency of the Singapore public transportation is great - when it's working efficiently. No one wants to squeeze with hundreds of others in shuttle buses just to get home…
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Everyday LivingTransportation
2018-03-07

Time to cruise the streets of Singapore: How to get your driving license

Have you been itching to get out of your serviced apartment and into a car to just cruise? Well, you’ll need a license here to do that, so here’s how.…
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Everyday Living
2018-02-26

Bak Kwa clogging up your arteries? Here’s how to eat clean

After the Chinese New Year holidays, some of us may have noticed something new around us - a little extra cushion around our waists. Pineapple tarts, Bak Kwa, and Kueh…
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Everyday Living
2018-02-22

Your best defence against culture shock when abroad

Whether you’re working abroad for a long term or short term, culture shock can happen to anyone. Even if you’re not here for a business stay, you can still feel…
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Everyday Living
2018-02-14

Get out alive – Your Chinese New Year House Visiting Cheatsheet

Now Chinese New Year is the time for festivities, Bak Kwa, and lion dances. Perhaps you’ve got local friends, and they’ve invited you over for a time of merriment and…
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Everyday LivingTransportation
2018-02-12

Lost in Singapore’s concrete jungle – Never again with these apps

Singapore might be small enough to never get lost that you’d start reading survival tips online, but this small country is packed with thousands of different places of interest. Even…
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Essential ServicesEveryday Living
2018-02-05

Moving in Singapore without even lifting a finger

A change of scenery is always nice. Even though Singapore is a jungle of towering blocks of concrete, no two neighbourhoods in Singapore are the same. A stay in bustling…
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Everyday Living
2018-01-29

Getting covered: Health insurance guide for Expats in Singapore

A guest post by PolicyPal Healthcare costs are rising and can be rather high in the world's most expensive city for expats for the 4th year running (Economist Intelligence Unit…
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Everyday Living
2018-01-26

Here’s how to get your pet into Singapore

Pets have been considered part of the family for a long time. And when we make an overseas trip, our furry family is the last thing we’d want to leave…
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Everyday Living
2018-01-23

Grocery shopping in Singapore: Part 2 – Unique, artisan & online grocers

These are grocers with usually just a single storefront or none at all, operating purely online. They’ve got stuff you don’t see at your regular supermarket chains. From exotic spices…
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Everyday Living
2018-01-15

Why you so blur like sotong? A Singlish lesson for baffled expats

Ever walked past a group of Singaporeans and hear them speak English, but spattered with colloquialisms? Singlish, a patois spoken by most Singaporeans is English with words adapted from other…
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Everyday Living
2018-01-04

Grocery shopping guide in Singapore: Part 1 – Supermarkets

The convenience in Singapore can in fact, make things hard at times. A hawker centre at every turn can make you very spoilt for choice. The same thing happens when…
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Everyday LivingTransportation
2017-12-29

My way or the highway: Driving safely in Singapore with kids

Got your house? Got your ride? Now it’s time to hit the streets of Singapore with the family. But safety’s first, as always. From the types of baby seats to…
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Everyday LivingTransportation
2017-12-29

The complete newbie’s guide to Singapore’s public transportation

Fresh off the airplane (or boat), in a completely foreign land, you need to get to where you’re going. In a city like Singapore, the best way around is the…
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