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Aaronsarah Aug 14th 2016 1:07 pm

Re: Housing/Areas...help!
 

Originally Posted by tricky17 (Post 12008963)
Hi Aaronsarah (and anyone else who is interested),

An update - the move went ahead, we have been here since April and it is the best thing we ever did.

When we came over we met with an agent and viewed 12 places in a day (many of which are mentioned above).

The last place that we viewed was on Sentosa, at the W Residencies and we instantly fell in love with it!

It is great living there, loads of families, good pool/facilities, right on the beach, next to the Quayside Isle bars and restaurants.

My daughter absolutely loves it and there are loads of mums in the same position as my wife, so she has met loads of people too.


With regards, to the mum/baby stuff – what you have heard is right, it is very easy to meet people and with lots in a similar position, everyone has been very welcoming.

What I would say is that my wife made the effort to go and meet people from the outset – baby groups, play dates, meeting up with mums for a coffee – whatever.

She joined Singapore Wife’s facebook group and just got talking to people. Someone is always arranging something and you can just turn up.

If you do that you will meet loads of people. Some of the stuff you may think “I’m not doing that again” but through going she has made a lot of new friends (her and my daughter both) and they now meet up at the pre-arranged things and also on their own.


If you have any other questions that we can help with as “newbies” give me a shout.

Cheers,
Rick.

Hi Rick,
Sarah again. So Aaron has the job and we're hopefully moving over in October. I was wandering if you can help me with the mother/baby groups please? What sites to go on and what areas there in? Where did you choose to move too as well? We viewed a few properties when we visited a couple of weeks ago but it was closer to Aaron's workplace in Lengkey rather than apparently the expat community. Aaron will have a car so it isn't a massive issue about commuting for him. I'd just rather be in an area for my daughter and I to socialise easily so your help would be much appreciated.
thanks again
Sarah

ex reg Aug 14th 2016 1:19 pm

Re: Housing/Areas...help!
 
The most important thing on deciding where to live to choose based on kid's schooling and wife's requirements.

The husband getting to and from work is well down the list of priorities.

Aaronsarah Aug 14th 2016 6:11 pm

Re: Housing/Areas...help!
 

Originally Posted by ex reg (Post 12026537)
The most important thing on deciding where to live to choose based on kid's schooling and wife's requirements.

The husband getting to and from work is well down the list of priorities.

Luckily our 1 year old won't need schooling whilst we're over there :-)

OriginalSunshine Aug 21st 2016 10:27 am

Re: Housing/Areas...help!
 

Originally Posted by Aaronsarah (Post 12026651)
Luckily our 1 year old won't need schooling whilst we're over there :-)

No, but by 3, he should already be socializing in part time day care


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