Family of five moving to Singapore -- Advice?
August 7, 2013 8:07 PM Subscribe
The last "moving to Singapore" question was a couple of years old, so figured I'd ask again. Looking for general advice and great websites that will help us move to and live in Singapore for the next year. How do we make the best of our next family adventure?
posted by Piano Raptor to travel & transportation around Singapore (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Our family of five is moving to Singapore within three months from Oregon. Our kids are 14, 11, and 3. While we know this will be a major culture shock for us (neither my wife nor I have been out of the country before) we are ready to tackle this adventure and make the best of it. We have relocated for work before, 5 years ago, from Oregon to New York City, so we kind of know the drill, but this is taking it up an order of magnitude!
Specific things I'm hoping to get some insight on:
1) What are some good online resources for us to learn about daily life as expats in Singapore? I have found numerous forums, things like that, but nothing has popped out at me as especially useful. Blogs, articles, forums, websites, etc. would be of particular use.
2) Do you have personal experience living in Singapore with a family? How was it? Would love to know your personal experiences.
3) The international schools are so expensive, I'm not sure I can expect my employer to make it feasible for us to send them there. We are seriously considering homeschooling them for the year we are there. This would not only alleviate the expense of private school, but facilitate the traveling we'd like to do in the region without them "missing school." Any experiences with homeschooling kids abroad would be very helpful.
Thank you mefi...i'm a long time lurker, just haven't posted much. Thank you!