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Are you looking to move to Singapore? GoodMove offers a full or part load removals service to Singapore, Malaysia and other countries in Southeast Asia.
GoodMove have moved individuals and families around the world for over 34 years. We have the necessary knowledge and expertise to plan and execute your international move with relative ease.
For international moves, we can export your possessions and have them delivered to your new destination. Through our industry partners we negotiate the best shipping and air freight rates to keep our prices competitive.
To find out more about our removals to Philippines service or any other destination don’t hesitate ti contact us today. Call us on the above listed number of fill out a quick quote form and we’ll be in touch shortly.
Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.
We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:
Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.
Singapore is a sovereign city-state on the southernmost tip of the Malay peninsula.
As one of the four Asian Tiger economies, alongside Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, its openness to foreigners has presented various working opportunities to British expats.
In fact, according to the Department of Statistics in Singapore, by mid-2012, there was a total population of 5,312,400, with 40% of these being expats from all over the world. Here’s why:
The cost of living may be on the rise, the good news is that salaries are on the rise too, with expats taking home some impressive pay packets for top city and finance jobs.
Obtaining a visa as a British expat is relatively easy and there are lots of opportunities in finance, management and technology positions.
Singapore is a clean and safe modern city where parks, museums, art spaces and architectural icons are world class.
English is widely spoken and is also the business language of choice, making it relatively easy for expats to acclimatise.
There is a huge mix and diversity of cultures in such a small area. The city blends Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions as reflected in its cultural and culinary experiences.
Many expats stay for a few years and enjoy the quality of life before return home having earned substantial sums. Others grow attached to the expat way of life and lay down roots here.
Singapore is one of the best countries in the world for doing business, according to a recent report by the World Bank.
Not only are there lots of opportunities in some of the world’s biggest banks, multinationals but there is also huge potential for start-ups and stand-alone ventures here.
HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey reported that the average salary of expats is $139,000 (£78,407), compared to the global average of $97,000 (£54,715) for expats living in other countries.
UK citizens can apply to become a Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) by obtaining an Entry Permit. If you already have employment, your new employer should assist you with this as part of your relocation package. The city-state offers job opportunities in various sectors. The in-demand skills for Singapore job seekers currently are:
Singapore has an excellent reputation when it comes to education. All levels, from primary and secondary to tertiary level, are supported to some extent by the state.
English is the language of instruction in all public schools. This said, the majority of expats choose to send their children to International schools where they can follow the curriculum f their home country or the International Baccalaureate (IB).
Expats can look forward to exceptional levels of care while in Singapore, but should bear in mind that it doesn’t come cheap
For Singaporeans and expats who are permanent residents or citizens, the public health system is rather complicated. Patients are expected to co-pay for most of their medical expenses. In return they have access to basic, affordable healthcare when it’s needed most.
Expats who are employed with normal work passes will either need to take out insurance on their own or receive insurance through their employer.
Most expats use private services for primary care but public hospitals for emergency services and more complex care.
The cost of property in Singapore is expensive and as such most expats choose to rent.
Many expats choose to live in private condo units. These typically come with excellent facilities such as playgrounds, private security, and swimming pools.
As with most busy cities, neighbourhoods differ depending on your personal circumstances.
Young professionals may want to be closer to entertainment areas such as bars, restaurants and clubs in the CBD or Marina Bay. Whereas, families will want to be near to schools, parks and supermarkets on the East Coast (districts 15 and 16).
As a guide, if you intend to rent, for a 3-bedroom apartment in the city, you can expect to pay approximately S$4148 (£2,339) per month. For a similar property on the outskirts of the city this drops to S$2582 (£1,456).
If you intend to buy a home the current average cost per square metre in the city centre is S$22,861 (£12,895) on the outskirts S$11,063 (£6,240).
Singapore has one of the most cost-efficient public transport networks in the world, according to London consulting firm, Credo. The public transport system consists of MRT and LRT train services, as well as metred taxis and hop on buses.
As public transport is so efficient and much cheaper than running a car many expats do not drive in Singapore. The traffic system can be difficult to navigate and there are lots of additional rules.
If you are staying longer than one year and intend to drive you will need to convert your UK licence into to a Singapore licence by the end of your first year. You are also required to pass a theory test and submit relevant documents.
The Singapore Dollar ($) is the official currency of Singapore.
There are plenty of International ATMs throughout Singapore that will allow you use your UK credit and debit cards.
For guidance on opening up a bank account in Singapore read this in-depth article courtesy of Transferwise.
The whole moving experience can be incredibly stressful, especially so when relocating abroad. GoodMove has over 35 years of experience in the removal industry and can help make the process manageable and stress-free.
We can arrange a free no obligation home survey and quotation. It will be carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, who will able to answer any of the questions you have and offer advice where necessary.
The purpose of the survey is to determine the volume of effects you will be shipping. The cost of shipment is based on the space your effects will take up in the container. Following the visit, you will receive a free written no obligation quotation.
Our experienced UK-based teams pack and prepare your valuable, fragile and bulky furniture ready for export.
We use a modern range of environmentally friendly, purpose-made packing materials and can pack everything for you prior to your move. We wrap all china and glassware in special paper and then pack it in double-thickness cartons.
Bubble blanket and made-to-measure wooden crates provide extra padded protection for furniture and items requiring specialist care, such as antiques.
Upon arrival at your residence our trusted agents will place boxes and furniture in appropriate rooms as directed. They will unpack your belongings onto flat surfaces and dispose of all packing materials.
You may find you need to store some or all of your possessions for a period of time prior to moving abroad. Our depots offer secure containerised storage in personal dedicated storage containers. All our warehouses are clean, dry, secure and accredited to European standard BS EN 14873. Just speak to our surveyor for further information.
Our European partners can also offer you storage. You may be renting for a while and may not need all of your belongings to be delivered immediately. If so, you can arrange for certain items to be delivered and once settled in your new home, the rest can follow. Please note that storage rates may apply.
For further information on any of our removal services or any international destination, contact our international office. Alternatively complete the form below with your details and we will contact you.
Our experienced team of removals specialists have been relocating customers all over the world since 1984.
With a reputation for outstanding customer service, there's no better choice of removals firm for your next move.
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