If you are organising removals to Singapore, relocating 6,700 miles from the UK may seem overwhelming at first - especially as you have to get grips with a whole new culture.
However, relocating to Asia opens up a host of opportunities; and, whether you already have family in Singapore or are relocating to move up the career ladder, Greens Removals has more than 40 years' experience in international removals, including removals to Singapore.
Greens Removals offers professionally tailored packages for removals to Singapore to ensure all your requirements are met. So whether you need storage, packing, unpacking at your destination or the shipment of specialist items, we can help. We provide shipping to Asia in full or part load 20 ft. or 40 ft. containers and/or air freight, and we also offer a full range of insurance packages for complete piece of mind
We are experienced in removals to all parts of Asia including shipping to Singapore, India, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and The Philippines. To make certain your move goes smoothly, we are familiar with all the customs regulations for removals to Singapore and will help you with all the necessary paperwork.
If you require international removals, such as removals to Singapore, or shipping to Asia, you'll have lots of questions to ask in relation to your move. Our experts are on hand to answer any queries you may have; so, to find out more about our removals to Singapore service, feel free to contact us.
Removals to Singapore, Asia: Living in Singapore
Singapore is an island city state, so the capital is Singapore, and this is also the largest of the 63 islands that make up the Republic of Singapore. Singapore Island is also called Pulau Ujong, which literally means 'End Island', and is one of the top 25 most populated islands in the world.
Singapore is an English speaking state so it is easy to find your way around when you move here. More than five million people live in Singapore, which is a truly international island as more than 40 per cent of these are of foreign origin. People from all over the world take up jobs in the country including: Canadians, Brits, Irish, Indians, Americans, Swiss, Germans, Australians, Dutch and Japanese. And, if you are settling here with family, you will find a number of international schools in Singapore, as well as some local schools that offer a foreign education system.
The 710 sq. km. island is one of the world's leading financial centres and, in addition to this, many international companies have headquarters here. The job market is strong, especially in IT, life-sciences, engineering and oil and gas, which is why it attracts many foreign workers.
If you are moving here permanently, it is a wonderful destination in so many ways. It is considered the cleanest city in the world with everything from eco-friendly taxis and buses, to streets free of gum and litter. It's also one of the safest cities too and you should feel secure walking about in the evening.
However, this is not the only reason why Singapore is such a great place to settle. It is a lively city with a vibrant nightlife and has some fantastic shopping facilities including the high-end designer stores in Orchard Road, such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton, to high street stores, antique shops, and food markets.
And if you enjoy dining out, the food in Singapore is divine. It is also very varied from hawker centres (or pushcart vendors) selling noodles, to fast food outlets, mid-range restaurants selling Asian or international cuisine, and up market, celebrity restaurants offering fine dining.
Removals to Singapore: Places to Visit
Singapore City's architecture is an interesting assortment of soaring skyscrapers and modern, state of the art buildings, mixed with old colonial buildings, traditional architecture and European Renaissance, Neoclassical and Gothic styles. However, there is much more to this incredible place than meets the eye.
If you enjoy sport, Singapore offers literally every activity under the sun from mountain biking in the rainforest, to rock climbing, golfing, sailing, water skiing, wake boarding and diving with sharks. You can even enjoy a winter wonderland experience in sub-zero temperatures at the Snow Centre, Singapore, which counts skiing, tubing and snowboarding among the range of activities.
Singapore is also one of the few cities in the world with a patch of primary rainforest, and you can enjoy its beauty at first hand by visiting the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. This is a 400 acre nature reserve on Singapore's highest hill, where you can spot various insects and some of the 800 plus species of flowering plants. The more adventurous among you can go rock climbing, abseiling, hiking or mountain biking.
If you enjoy visiting ancient buildings or religious sites, head for the colourful and elaborate Sri Mariamman Hindu temple in China Town, Singapore's oldest Hindu temple. Or visit the massive Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastry near Ang Mo Kio, and prepare to be dazzled by its incredible beauty!
Removals to Singapore: Accommodation for Expats
In most cases, your employer will not provide accommodation when you move. However, some may provide a temporary place to live, for about a month, to give you time to find your own rented accommodation.
However, rented accommodation is fairly easy to find here, although do expect to pay a high price as Singapore is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live. If you want to be in the centre of it all, a two bedroom apartment near Orchard Street will set you back just over £2,000 a month but, if you move slightly further out, you can expect to pay about half this for something similar.
You would normally pay a month's rent deposit in advance and you would be expected to produce your visa documentation and a copy of your passport.
Removals to Singapore: Out and About in Singapore
The public transport system in Singapore is excellent and easy to use and you can get out and about by bus, train or taxi. If you are intending on staying in Singapore, it is worth investing in an EZ-link farecard or a Nets Flash Pay card which is similar to London's Oyster card and offers a 15 per cent discount.
For travel to and from the UK, Changi Airport is the country's main airport and is considered to be the best airport in the world. It connects to more than 200 destinations world-wide and is the second busiest airport in Asia, handing an incredible average of 46 million passengers a year.