Moving to a new country is a challenging experience. Even before you start planning the move it’s likely you’ll have a whole host of questions - and that’s the very reason this resource guide exists: to provide you with real and up to date information from someone who’s already done it.
Below are lists of companies and resources that we have personal experience of when moving to and living in Singapore. Companies and services that we’ve had great experiences with using, and ones that can honestly help to answer many of your burning questions - not to mention help you out with the practicalities of moving to Singapore.
In many cases we’ve also negotiated discounts for you if you choose to take up their services.
Unless you’re very lucky indeed, then the first thing you’ll need to consider is employment. And the website Indeed is a great place to start.
You can search by job type, location, salary or company, and this website is a great way to discover the kind of salary you can expect working in Singapore. Once you’ve uploaded your CV, applying for a job that takes your fancy is simply a matter of a couple of clicks…
Now, you may well have an amazing CV, but if it’s not written with the ‘wow factor’ then no matter how suited you might be for the job you’re applying for, you won’t even get past the initial paper sift.
The CV Centre offer an extremely professional and reasonably priced CV writing service to turn yours into one that really will help in your job searching efforts. This really is an area where spending a little money upfront can really help you reap the rewards you deserve.
When it comes to the practicalities of what it’s really like to live and work in Singapore, then our Living and Working in Singapore Guide honestly does tell it like it is… Written from our own personal experience, this guide will tell you everything you need to know from those first tentative thoughts about what life might be like there, right through to all the practicalities you need to know once you get here.
From residency and visas, through to employment and taxes, all the information is here. The guide covers employment, culture, transportation, housing, medical and safety, insurance and banking… And it’s all from a personal perspective of living in Singapore.
The thing is, many questions can only be answered from the experience of living here. And that’s exactly why this guide has been put together - so you can gain as much information as possible both before you make the move, and also as a guide for when you start your life in your new home.
The flagship carrier of the country, Singapore Airlines is known for it’s comfort, efficiency and value for money. For those who travel with them a lot, it’s well worth joining their frequent flyer club to earn points. These can then be exchanged for further flights, so saving you money.
Zuji is a great travel search engine that can help you find the best value flights around the world, as well as locally around Asia. Simply type in your required departure point and destination, and the website will show you the complete cost of various flights (including taxes), in a matter of seconds.
Travel insurance might seem an annoying expense… And sure, when you don’t use it, it can seem like money down the drain. But on the rare occasion you do need it, it can be a real lifeline.
Travel Guard offers three levels of insurance - from the budget conscious through to an all singing, all dancing policy. This allows you to tailor exactly the type of insurance you need, and provides you with true peace of mind when traveling.
One of larger global car rental companies, Sixt are also known for offering car hire at reasonable prices. You can check out and book cars of varying luxury online - and pick up your vehicle from many locations in Singapore, including the main Changi Airport, where they offer a 24 hour pick up and return.
Avis Car Hire is also another of the large, globally recognized car rental firms. They have an easy to navigate website for booking, and - we have to say - one of the easiest pick up and registration process of any of the car hire companies we’ve used. They also have a frequent user program for those who need to hire cars on a regular (or semi-regular) basis.
OMG! You’ve only gone and done it… You’re moving to Singapore! Perhaps one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times of your life.
When it comes to moving your treasured possessions to a new country, Allied Pickfords have to come out on top for both efficiency and value for money. They’ve won the International Moving Company of the Year award for three years.
One thing you learn very quickly when moving to another country is that the banks love to make commission from you when you convert money.
Get round this by using a dedicated money transfer service. Transfer Wise is one that offers great rates of exchange at great rates. And when you’re moving large amounts of money, this really can equate to big savings.
Knowing your dentistry costs are covered whilst living in Singapore is important too.
Medigo provide you with the ability to find every kind of dentist service you can think of - from routine work through to cosmetic or restorative dentistry. And you can rest assured that healthcare and dentistry in Singapore is of an excellent standard.
As the name suggests, Any Time Fitness gives you 24/7 access to any of their fitness locations throughout Singapore. They also provide great equipment, facilities, classes and a real value for money service.
The website provides you with an easy to use club finder to discover your nearest location.
Another great tool for finding your way around Singapore is City Mapper. Simply type in where you want to go from and to, and this clever little app will show you exactly how to get there - by walking, driving or using public transport.