Living in Singapore
We have been living in Singapore for six years now. Since we’ve been here, we’ve moved apartments twice, picked up some new sports, started Chinese lessons, paid taxes online, filed for Permanent Residence, and figured out which supermarkets are best for online delivery (a lifesaver when you don’t have a car!).
This site is written by people who’ve moved from another country and are now living in Singapore. Whether you’re moving on your own or arriving on a corporate expat package – learn from our discoveries, mistakes, and the tips we’ve received from those who arrived ahead of us.
Getting ready to make the big leap? Check out our tips for moving to Singapore – what to do before you arrive. Check out the cost of living in Singapore, and find out how to see if you’re eligible for an employment pass. If you’re wondering what Singapore is like, read our impressions of Life in Singapore or check out stories from expat bloggers.
If you’ve just arrived, read our tips for moving to Singapore – what to do after you arrive – or take a look at our advice on house hunting and property guides. Then see Getting Around for tips on public transport, taxis, and driving in Singapore.
Visiting or just starting to get your bearings? See Getting Around for tips on navigating the bus and train systems, and how to make sense of all the different kinds of taxi surcharges.
Look at the Things to Do page for ideas on classes, sports, arts and culture. And then explore the quick weekend breaks you can take, to destinations within a couple of hours’ travel time from Singapore by plane, bus, train and ferry.
Hungry? Take a look at the Food page for recommendations on eating out. If you’re homesick for familiar flavors, try the International Food page for a list of restaurants serving various countries’ cuisines.
If you’re already living in Singapore, you might want to check out the Practicalities page, which has tips for day-to-day living. Read about food, shopping, taxes, and how to register for free wi-fi.
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We’re constantly adding content to this website, so check back often for updates. If you’ve got a tip you’d like to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to the list!
Singapore’s 600 square kilometers pack an amazing punch when it comes to finding things to do.
Here are just a few of the latest suggestions to make it to our list: watch IMAX movies, learn about Straits Chinese culture, fly high on the Singapore Flyer or on forest canopy zip lines at Forest Adventure, or check out Sentosa’s latest attraction – Universal Studios.
Check out other ways to have fun in Singapore in our Things to Do section.
If you have a Kindle our eBook is now also available from Amazon as a downloadable Kindle Book using this link Living in Singapore – An Expat’s Guide to Singapore