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Forum: Singapore
Nov 14th 2017, 7:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Marine Cargo Insurance for Household Goods

Our furniture finally arrived!

Except for the hole on the back panel of the console and some nicks on the wooden legs of our tables and chairs, our items were in pretty good condition. All my...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 29th 2017, 6:32 am
Replies: 5
Views: 4,454
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Work opportunities for spouses (wives)

I arrived in Singapore beginning of September on a Dependent's Pass.

Like GreenwichCat, I joined PrimeTime. I attended their Resume Writing Workshop two days ago and found it very useful. Formally...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 29th 2017, 6:11 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Marine Cargo Insurance for Household Goods

Thanks for the reply everyone. Interesting points you all raised.

Initially, we didn't like the insurance company the shipping company partnered with due to the high number of negative reviews....
Forum: Singapore
Sep 29th 2017, 5:58 am
Replies: 2
Views: 4,654
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Partner (unmarried) has a job offer in Singapore

This is just my opinion, so take it with a grain of salt. You may want to email MOM (Ministry of Manpower) for clarification.

I'm basing my answer on the requirements stated in the MOM website:...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 29th 2017, 5:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 11,053
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Singapore for Dependent Spouse

Hi again!

We finally moved to Singapore and opening a bank account was very easy, unlike what I read in some forums.

The day I got my dependent pass letter, husband and I went to UOB since...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 22nd 2017, 7:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Marine Cargo Insurance for Household Goods

Hi All,

Has anyone here moved from the US to Singapore and gotten an All Risk Insurance for their household goods?

We've already booked a freight forwarder and now looking for an insurance...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 10th 2017, 1:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 11,053
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Singapore for Dependent Spouse

Based on the requirements I've seen from the local Singapore banks, it's not that easy to open a bank account if you're not a citizen or a permanent resident and you hold a dependent pass. If you...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 8th 2017, 6:50 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 11,053
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a Bank Account in Singapore for Dependent Spouse

I've done some more forum searching and have emailed a couple of Singaporean banks regarding this.

HSBC is the only one that responded to my query:

Based on the email they sent, it is possible...
Forum: Singapore
Jul 24th 2017, 8:39 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 11,053
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Opening a Bank Account in Singapore for Dependent Spouse

Hullo All,

Well...after being in the US for 18 months, hubby and I will be moving to Singapore. I'm going there as his dependent.

Question background: I've been reading various articles online...
Dec 27th 2016, 3:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Dec 25th 2016, 4:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Investing in US Mutual Funds

Thanks! We're on an E3 visa, renewable every 2 years. We know we'll have to leave eventually but I'd like to put my money somewhere where it it'll earn.
Dec 25th 2016, 4:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Investing in US Mutual Funds

Good to know. Are there other investment firms you can recommend based on personal experience? I'm looking for something simple where I can just put my money in.
Dec 25th 2016, 4:42 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Investing in US Mutual Funds

Hi Owen,

I'll have to look into that as we're Ozzies and not sure how it works with our Taxation Office. Thanks for the info.
Dec 22nd 2016, 4:38 am
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Investing in US Mutual Funds

Sorry about that. Thanks for moving it!
Dec 22nd 2016, 3:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 795
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Investing in US Mutual Funds

Hi All,

To those holding visas, is it worth it to invest in US Mutual funds while currently being in the US knowing you'll be leaving in a few years?

I have some money to spare and seeing the...
Forum: USA
Feb 27th 2016, 4:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Money order / certified check

I see. That makes sense. That's something new I learned today.
Forum: USA
Feb 27th 2016, 3:33 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Money order / certified check

You may want to check whether the recipient did get the exact amount without any charge just to avoid potential problems.

When we still had our business in the OZ and our client in the US wired...
Feb 26th 2016, 3:45 am
Replies: 98
Views: 6,875
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Do you like where you live?

I like where we live right now, close to downtown Boston in Massachusetts. It's not too suburban, everything's right outside our doorstep.

Hubby hates the winter, though, and if it were left up to...
Forum: USA
Feb 26th 2016, 3:29 am
Replies: 66
Views: 6,088
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Furniture / Bed shopping

We got our mattress from Jordans Furniture. We had fun trying on the different mattresses and ended up with a hybrid mattress (spring and memory foam).

Come to think of it, most of our furniture...
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 8:43 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,855
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a US bank account

Sigh. Too many forms.
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 8:42 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,855
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a US bank account

Oh, I am allowed an SSN. The thing is I'm still waiting for my EAD, which I've filed last Nov, before I can apply for an SSN.

Sometimes, I wonder if government agencies here just love their...
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 8:21 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,855
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a US bank account

I'm on a E-3D visa, since we just arrived last Nov and I still don't have an SSN, I suppose that was the reason why they asked me to fill out the W8.

Thanks, will follow that up as soon as I get...
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2016, 7:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,855
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a US bank account

Update: Finally have my bank accounts. I now have a joint account with my husband and my own bank account as well. I had to sign an IRS form (W8BEN), then had their two compliance teams vet me. Took...
Dec 29th 2015, 2:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Just wanted to say hello

Thanks, Rete.

Yeah, we wanted to get here before winter hit and had been lulled by the mild weather the past weeks until this morning when we woke up to sleet, snow and a snow emergency. Here's...
Forum: USA
Dec 28th 2015, 5:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,855
Posted By orchid_in_bloom

Re: Opening a US bank account

Hi Pulaski,

It has been frustrating but aside from this, the bank has been very helpful and have gone the distance for my husband on a number of occasions. I have been very impressed with their...
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