Category Archives: Settle-In

Well settling in is not that easy when you are the new boy in town, but this covers accommodation, logistics, and activities to resolve to ensure I settle in relatively smoothly and quickly…

Personal Mobile, Local SIM, but…

It all sounded good in principle, and I was hopeful that it would be straightforward   I finally managed to get around to purchase a local SingTel SIM card.  I decided against getting a monthly contract, because I doubt I will use … Continue reading

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O2 UK & SingTel Singapore were Pretty Efficient

Well I have finally got a local mobile number (for my Corporate blackberry/mobile) – and I must admit that our Corporate mobile service provider, O2 in the UK and SingTel in Singapore, were pretty supportive and effective. The biggest challenge … Continue reading

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iPhone has arrived – yay!

Well, it has travelled half-way around the world without me, but 5 days later, my iPhone and I are reunited again.  I bet you are pleased to hear that   LOL.  That will teach me from putting it down on … Continue reading

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Biometrics Provided

Well you can’t say that the Singaporian Immigration aren’t sophisticated – they are like some of the other Asian countries where to obtain an Working Permit / Identity Card, one would have to provide thumb-prints (wonder what would happen if … Continue reading

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Where’s the darn iPhone :)

Well I can’t really blame anyone but myself – but I am still awaiting the couriered delivery of my UK iPhone which was sent across on 1st July.  You gotta luv the Royal Mail / Post Office international tracking system… … Continue reading

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My Apartment

Here’s a collection of photos of my service apartment.  The place is called Orchard Parksuites, just off Orchard Road (yup the hustling and bustling shopping and eatery road in central Singapore)! The view from my apartment is not that amazing – … Continue reading

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Currency Conversion – Easy Peasy!

The good news is that converting between Singapore Dollars (SGD) and GB Pound Sterling (GBP) is going to be a doddle.  As the rates are approx. £1GBP = $2SGD, I just need to half the Singapore amount and this roughly … Continue reading

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