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Moving to Singapore

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: Moving to Singapore? Expats talk about what you need to know before moving to Singapore.

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What do I need to know before moving to Singapore?

When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Singapore, they said:

"Choose a place that's reasonably close to both your work and your kids' school. Depending on whether you drive a car or take the MRT, adjust accordingly. Either way, the objective is to keep travel time to a minimum, especially for the kids. Second, try to find a place that's not too noisy or too hot. Facing away from both the sun and traffic is ideal. Find a reliable agent, preferably through a reference, because a good agent can save you lots of time and plenty of frustration," commented one expat who made the move to Singapore.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Italy, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and the Living in Panama Guide. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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