Tag: expat

  • Long holiday

    Long holiday

    After a whirlwind of planning, re-planning around Shan‘s work, and, well, a bit of procrastination (who’s judging?), … We’re finally leaving for our extended holidays. Saying “See ya!” to Singapore for three months! This is the longest I’m stepping out of the sunny (yet overly warm) island in the last 7 years. Feels a bit…

  • Singapore expat part 3: unified payment system across transport

    Just like Hong Kong (Octopus), Seoul (T-Money) and London (Oyster), Singapore has a public transport card (Ez-Link). Like HK and Seoul, you can use this card for small payments in 7/11 alike shops. This payment card works on all transport modes. Bus. MRT (metro). No matter who operates it. Sadly it doesn’t work on taxis…

  • Singapore expat part 2

    “Singapore is China, right? They eat dog there. So backward.” I haven’t posted much since arriving here… That’s because life here is pretty straightforward and nothing is complicated. The post office. In Belgium buying stamps is usually ??????***¬†and, like in Singapore, I end up going to the post office and asking them to weigh it…

  • Singapore expat part 1

    My quest for opening a bank account in Singapore: DBS: wanted utility bill < 3 months old of my residence in Belgium (which I didn’t have — most of the stuff is on my company’s name). Payslips and other bank documents didn’t count. Also 2hrs queue. — (at this point I signed a tenancy agreement…

  • Singapore

    There. Relocating to Singapore for the time being. Becoming an expat. Lufthansa BRU => FRA => SIN. Back in Belgium in October for a bit though. Auf wiedersehen for now. Be good Belgium.