Moving to Singapore
Singapore has been continually voted the best city for expats by expats themselves. Enough said.
Offering an abundance of choice, you could be eating at a hawker centre one minute and shopping at a high-end luxury boutique the next, Singapore truly has something for everyone.
To help you move and settle into your new home city, we have assembled a team of handpicked and stingingly vetted service providers that specialise in assisting expats living in Singapore.
Top 5 tips for expats moving to Singapore
Home to expats from around the world and different walks of life, Singapore is truly a vibrant international city.
Below are the top 5 insider tips for expats moving to Singapore.
Cost of living
Choice is abundant. Taxes are low. Salaries are high and so is the cost of living. After you become accustomed to the city, you may find local secrets that help with your weekly budget.
Finding a place to live
Housing is competitive and highly priced. Most expats choose to rent an apartment while in Singapore. Take the time to explore the city before deciding where to live. Although Singapore is small, suburbs have a different vibe and feel to each other.
Getting around Singapore
The public transport is, if not the best in the world, close to it. Its efficiency is legendary. You can get anywhere in the city using the network and it is affordable and easy to use.
Becoming part of the community
Almost half of the residents in Singapore are expats. You will not have a problem building social networks in this varied expat community. Many expats join a social club when they arrive to kick-start their social lives.
Prepare for the heat
Being so close to the equator, the tropical climate is both a blessing and a curse. Days can get very hot and venturing outside is for the brave. Almost all indoor spaces are air-conditioned which provides some reprieve from the heat. It’s best to plan activities for the nighttime when it is cooler.
Meet your Singapore Team Co Group Leaders
Co-leading our Singapore E-Team is our Expatland Global Network Founder, John Marcarian.
A long term expat himself and having operated his accounting practice, CST Tax Advisors, from Singapore for some time, John’s passion is to make life easier for expats home and abroad.
Leading our Singapore E-Team enables John to be at the forefront in understanding the new challenges expats face and lead our E-Teams to provide support for these challenges.
Co-Founder of Sir Move Services and The Sir Group Charlie has been in the Moving industry for 33 years. An expat himself from Scotland, he knows first-hand the challenges when moving internationally.
His philosophy to moving has always been providing assistance, answers and solutions.
He assists expats to settle in by proving introductions to other E-Team members who can assist with essential services needed when moving to Singapore.
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