Obsessive planner seeks Singapore information, delicious street food
June 5, 2010 8:45 PM Subscribe
The 6 month Singapore working holiday visa looks pretty awesome, but I can't find much info online about people who've actually done it. I'm curious if any of you have heard anything about what it's like to live in Singapore as a short-term working traveler.
posted by clipperton to travel & transportation around Singapore (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Some context - I'm not new to working holidays (I'm on my 4th country) but have never been to SE Asia. There is, of course, a ton of information online about living in Singapore as an expat - but most of it is geared towards professionals and families. The government's website is delightfully vague, and in addition to the visa nuts & bolts I'm curious about the job and housing markets for short-timers.
I tend to be reasonably employable - my field is digital advertising - and I'm sure with some resourcefulness I'll be able to find decently paying work there. But it's odd that I've not been able to find much first-hand information about the working holiday experience online, and it's got me wondering if it's just not on the radar of the under-30 drifter set. (Perhaps it's the price of beer!) So I turn to the hive mind - have any of you done this visa? Do you know anyone who has? Any information/links/urban legends/etc. is more than welcome...