Renting a home in Singapore

Like all countries, there is a process to renting properties in Singapore. In 2016, the rental market had cooled as part of a natural adjustment to a large number of developments having been built to cater for forecast demand that didn’t quite grow as quickly as expect. It was definitely a renter’s market at the time, …

Scenes from the Singapore MRT

Coming from Melbourne and living in the inner city, I’ve never really used the train system. I lived in the free tram zone and got around easily on trams whenever I commuted, or drove whenever it was a little farther off. Life in Singapore is a bit different. For a start, a vehicle is ridiculously …

Arriving in Singapore: First impressions

I’m here! Courtesy of an 8-hour flight on Qantas Airlines QF35, I have touched down in my new home (at least for the next couple of years). It’s different from being a tourist. I now have to familiarise myself with things like medical clinics, post offices, banks, and grocery stores. I also have to set …

The process of moving

Whoo hoo! An overseas assignment! Yup! That is the initial reaction. But after the euphoria has settled down, reality begins to set in. This is the stage when one gets to take stock of what an international relocation involves. In 2016, when this relocation to Singapore came around, I was facing my sixth International relocation. …