Category Archives: Housing

Changing your address in Singapore

One of the first things I did when we lined up our move was to change our address with Singpost.   I’ve had to go down and follow up with Singpost twice.  The mail isn’t getting forwarded. Which sucks on … Continue reading

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Superstitions–the number 13

Something struck me when I was riding the elevator in my new building—there is a 13th floor. In the US, there is a superstition about the number 13. I actually had to google “why,” as I just knew it as … Continue reading

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Moving (within Singapore)

We just moved from our apartment of six years, a small single story condo of 80 units, to a whole new world. Our current condo has over 1,000 units, multiple pools, playgrounds, gardens and more. I genuinely feel as though … Continue reading

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Apartment Hunting Tips (Expat to Expat advice)

After apartment hunting at several points during my time as an expat in Singapore (although, ironically we’ve ended up staying put in our first apartment), I think I have some tips to help you in your search.     Before … Continue reading

Posted in Before the Move, Expat to Expat Advice, Housing, Random Stuff, Singapore | 4 Comments

Apartment Hunting

Once upon a time when I was a baby expat (only weeks into our time in Singapore), I wrote a really really really long blog post about apartment hunting.  In the three and a half years since that post, I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Housing, Singapore

Singapore Haze

Every year around September there are a few weeks of haze.  A very slight burning flavor in the air, and a bit of scratchiness in your throat, maybe some itching in the eyes.  The sky is overcast, and it’s an … Continue reading

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Expat Wife = Easiest Job in SG?

The easiest job in Singapore has to be expat wife. The quote above showed up in the @hellofrmsg twitter feed earlier today (a person the account follows, not a specific comment to the account).  As I am an expat wife, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Shock, customs, Expat to Expat Advice, Helpers, Housing, Identity, medical, money, Singapore, Third Culture Kids, With Kids | 23 Comments

Question Time–Mail related

I have a question– Does Singpost not forward mail? We have lived in our current apartment for 2 1/2 years and still get mail addressed to a previous resident.  I’ve written does not live here and put it back in … Continue reading

Posted in customs, Expat to Expat Advice, Housing, Random Stuff, Singapore | 2 Comments

Then there are days like today….

My friend Jessica was somewhat prophetic during a conversation we had within the past six months.  We were discussing expat life, and she turned to me and said “the third year is the hardest.”  I wasn’t so sure, but I … Continue reading

Posted in Culture Shock, customs, Expat to Expat Advice, general places, headdesk moments, Housing, Shopping, Singapore | 17 Comments

Odds and Ends

I haven’t done one of these in a while, so I thought I’d do an odds and ends post to wrap up/update on some stuff and comment about other small things that don’t merit individual posts. ********** Rhiannon’s Surgery The … Continue reading

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