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Work Permit Online For Employers of FDWs

Work Permit Online For Employers of FDWs

Work Permit Online (WP Online) allows employers of foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to perform certain Work Permit transactions. You can use our FDW eService to apply, issue, renew, extend, cancel or reinstate a Work Permit and update your FDW’s or your … Continue reading

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Public Holidays 2022

Public Holidays 2022

There are eleven public holidays in Singapore. Each major local race and religion have two holidays each in addition to the secular holidays of New Year’s Day, Labour Day and National Day. For the Chinese, Chinese New Year (2 days) … Continue reading

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Can I hire a part-time helper?

Can I hire a part-time helper?

If you are looking for an extra pair of hands around the house, having a part-time helper can be a blessing. Hiring a part-time helper is a good alternative to live-in maids when you prefer to have more flexibility. Still, … Continue reading

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Efficient at Work, Outdated at Home

Efficient at Work, Outdated at Home

On the streets and in the shops of Singapore, a distinct smell is slowly disappearing. But it’s not a food or pollutant that’s being phased out. It is the smell of cold, hard cash — both coin and paper. The … Continue reading

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What do I do if my Helper gets Pregnant?

What do I do if my Helper gets Pregnant?

Say you find out that your helper of 3 years is pregnant. What do you do now? Each year in Singapore, around 100 helpers report becoming pregnant. This is often discovered during the bi-annual health check-ups domestic helpers have to … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Maid Insurance

Your Guide to Maid Insurance

If you are planning to get a helper, it is essential for you to buy maid insurance. This is to ensure that your helper and her family are well protected against any accidents or medical expenses that might occur. In … Continue reading

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Where are Singapore’s helpers from?

Where are Singapore’s helpers from?

In search of a helper? You aren’t alone as about one in five Singaporean households hire maids, a spike of 27 per cent in less than a decade. With almost 300.000 helpers residing in Singapore, one is bound to get … Continue reading

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How can I hire a Second Helper?

How can I hire a Second Helper?

When your helper is in charge of managing the children, cleaning the house, and cooking your meals, it can be a lot for her to handle. Having an extra pair of hands will make her life much easier and help … Continue reading

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Hair Salons in Singapore

Hair Salons in Singapore

Find out where to get the best treatment in Singapore’s most talented hair studios, where to get professional help with experience in expat-hair, where to get hair extensions and find a list of more than 100 hair salons in Singapore! … Continue reading

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“What should I do if my helper gets sick?” Here are your options

“What should I do if my helper gets sick?” Here are your options

First, employers need to understand their responsibilities when it comes to helpers and healthcare. Employers are responsible for any medical expenses incurred by their helpers and must buy medical insurance when hiring a maid. Medical Examinations Employers also have to … Continue reading

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The Best Expense Card for your Helper

The Best Expense Card for your Helper

JiPay’s founding mission is to bring domestic work into the cashless economy. We are launching JiPay with the first dedicated card for helpers to make purchases on behalf of their employers. We will be following our expense card with a … Continue reading

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Free things to do in Sentosa

Free things to do in Sentosa

Sentosa is a sunny island in Singapore, home to exciting events, themed attractions, award-winning spas, lush rainforests, golden sandy beaches, and resort-style hotels. Enjoy a list of free things you can do in Sentosa. Chill at Siloso Beach Get into … Continue reading

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Free Attractions at Changi Airport

Free Attractions at Changi Airport

A Million Times at Changi T2, Public, Level 2 Together with its 1,008 stepper motors, the artwork is an interplay between the fundamental character of an analog clock and the beauty of synchronized movement. It reinvents the presentation of time—a core … Continue reading

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General Info About Singapore

General Info About Singapore

Flag of Singapore Motto: Majulah Singapura (Malay) (English: “Onward, Singapore”) Anthem: Majulah Singapura (English: “Onward, Singapore”) Coat of Arms of Singapore (National Seal of Singapore) Official languages English | Malay | Mandarin | Tamil Government President Mdm Halimah Yacob Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien … Continue reading

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Maid Agencies in Singapore

Maid Agencies in Singapore

Whether you need a part-time, full-time or live-in maid/helper, make sure you follow Singapore’s strict regulations about hiring a foreign domestic worker. Before hiring, consider hiring via an agency not or at least not overcharging the helpers, some of them … Continue reading

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List of Universities in Singapore

List of Universities in Singapore

3dsense Media School Sen Lai founded 3dsense Media School back in the late 90s. What started out as a local online community forum in 1999, has since evolved into one of the Top 10 schools in the world for digital … Continue reading

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Free Things to do on a Sunday

Free Things to do on a Sunday

Free Activities & Free Attractions: Buddhist Temples in Singapore Charity-, Non Profit Organisations & NGOs in Singapore Churches in Singapore Hindu Temples in Singapore  Heritage Roads in Singapore Mosques in Singapore National Monuments in Singapore Synagoges in Singapore Arts & … Continue reading

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Transfer a FDW to a new Employer through an Employment Agency

Transfer a FDW to a new Employer through an Employment Agency

Due to travel restrictions, you may face difficulties sending your helper home. Employment agencies (EAs) can take over the responsibilities for helpers while finding them a new employer. Transfer your helper through an EA If the EA agrees to transfer … Continue reading

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How to cancel a Work Permit for a Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

How to cancel a Work Permit for a Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

You must cancel your helper’s Work Permit if she no longer works for you or when her Work Permit expires. Once cancelled, please cut the Work Permit card in half and discard it to prevent misuse. At a glance When … Continue reading

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Transfer a FDW directly to a new Employer

Transfer a FDW directly to a new Employer

To transfer a helper directly, both the new and current employer must carry out certain steps If you are the current employer You need to: Send the helper for her 6-monthly medical examination if you have not done so. Sign the declaration form attached … Continue reading

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Airports of Singapore

Airports of Singapore

A list of all 9 airports in Singapore with public/private-, military- and former airports. Public Airports Changi Airport Changi Airport is renowned for its unrivalled passenger experiences, which have become synonymous with global connectivity, clockwork efficiency and unique, thoughtful services. … Continue reading

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Seaports of Singapore

Seaports of Singapore

Changi Ferry Terminal 30 Changi Ferry Rd, Singapore 499675 Changi Point Ferry Terminal 51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172 Harbourfront Centre [email protected] has 2 terminals, the International Passenger Terminal (IPT) and the Regional Ferry Terminal (RFT). An intensely used terminal, more … Continue reading

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List of Facebook Groups for Maids/FDWs in Singapore

List of Facebook Groups for Maids/FDWs in Singapore

All About Singapore – House Managers A group for domestic helpers in Singapore to directly connect them to locals/expats without charging any fees, as well as for locals/expats looking for recommendations. The group is moderated by the team at ExpatSG … Continue reading

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Foreign Domestic Worker Levy

Foreign Domestic Worker Levy

You must pay a monthly levy for your foreign domestic worker (FDW). You may also qualify for a levy concession and apply for a levy waiver in certain situations. Paying levy for a foreign domestic worker You will have to pay a levy … Continue reading

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Internet Providers in Singapore

Internet Providers in Singapore

Blue Wireless Introducing Blue Wireless, a new generation Wireless Network Service Provider for global enterprises. We enable flexible wireless network access for branches, remote sites, maritime, and IoT implementations using the latest LTE/5G technology across 60+ countries across the world. 60 … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Providers in Singapore

Mobile Phone Providers in Singapore

Operators MNOs A mobile network operator (MNO), also known as a wireless service provider, wireless carrier, cellular company, or mobile network carrier, is a provider of wireless communications services that owns or controls all the elements necessary to sell and … Continue reading

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Apply for a Work Permit for a Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

Apply for a Work Permit for a Foreign Domestic Worker in Singapore

You can apply for a Work Permit for a foreign domestic worker (FWD) either on your own or through an employment agency. You also need to take certain steps to prepare for your worker’s arrival. At a glance Who can … Continue reading

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Driver License in Singapore

Driver License in Singapore

Getting a Driving License in Singapore The legal Singapore driving license age is 18 years old. To getting your driving license, you will need to pass a test of competence to drive which consists of a Basic Theory Test (BTT), … Continue reading

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Work Permit Conditions for Foreign Domestic Workers

Work Permit Conditions for Foreign Domestic Workers

As an employer of foreign workers, you must comply with a set of Work Permit conditions during their employment. A Work Permit (WP) is generally issued to foreign unskilled and semi-skilled workers. The duration of a Work Permit is generally … Continue reading

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Employment Rules for Foreign Domestic Workers

Employment Rules for Foreign Domestic Workers

Your FDW’s employment must comply with the Work Permit regulatory conditions. As an employer, you will be penalized if you illegally deploy her to work at another residential address or perform non-domestic chores. An FDW: Requires a valid Work Permit. Can only … Continue reading

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Public Transportation in Singapore

Public Transportation in Singapore

The three main modes of public transport in Singapore are Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), buses, and taxis. Bus Network Weaving into the heartlands, business hubs, and tourist attractions, buses bring you closer to your destination. They are one of the … Continue reading

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Taxis & Private Hire in Singapore

Taxis & Private Hire in Singapore

Taxis or private hire cars offer all-hours convenience and door-to-door comfort. In Singapore, you can flag a taxi along the street or at designated taxi stands, or book a ride anytime via mobile apps. Getting a Ride There are many … Continue reading

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Districts of Singapore

Districts of Singapore

The central area in Singapore is the most convenient and accessible location you can live in, with major shopping malls surrounding the areas and daily necessities within easy reach. Distric 1, Marina Area: Boat Quay Boat Quay is a historical quay in Singapore … Continue reading

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Employer’s Guide for FDW

Employer’s Guide for FDW

This guide aims to help you build a positive working relationship with your foreign domestic worker (FDW). It includes information on rest days, well-being, salary, and other matters. Rest days and well-being Guidelines for an FDW’s rest days and well-being, … Continue reading

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Hiring a Maid / FDW – Eligibility and Requirements

Hiring a Maid / FDW – Eligibility and Requirements

Work Permit for FDW: eligibility and requirements You need to meet certain requirements to hire a foreign domestic worker (FDW). These include eligibility, security bond and insurance. Foreign domestic worker eligibility A foreign domestic worker (FDW) needs to meet age, nationality and education requirements to get … Continue reading

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Maid Insurance in Singapore

Maid Insurance in Singapore

AIA Singapore Domestic Help Cover Plus (II) AIA Singapore is part of the AIA Group, which is the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group in the world and the second-largest life insurance company in the world by market … Continue reading

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Where To Donate Clothes, Books, Household Goods in Singapore

Where To Donate Clothes, Books, Household Goods in Singapore

ActiveSG shoe collection drive From now until 31 May 2019, ActiveSG is collecting used sport shoes. The usable parts that can be recycled will be used to make jogging lanes at upcoming sports facilities. You can drop off shoes at … Continue reading

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Home Services – Cleaning, Repairs and Plumbing

Home Services – Cleaning, Repairs and Plumbing

Abba Maintenance Services Abba Maintenance Services is founded in 2017 with a vision to modernize the cleaning industry with efficiency and leading technology. We have built a continuous pursuit for excellence which results in consistent growth in our clients each … Continue reading

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Home Decor Stores in Singapore

Home Decor Stores in Singapore

50+ Home decor and furniture stores in Singapore to style your home Affordable Style Files The Affordable Style Files is a world filled with great inspiration for your life and home through designs and images. Come along on our interiors … Continue reading

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Driving in Singapore

Driving in Singapore

Singapore road system is designed to take you to every corner of Singapore. Find out more about road infrastructure, driving rules and regulations, and guiding signages for your drive in Singapore. Motorists should also take note of the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) … Continue reading

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Moving Services in Singapore

Moving Services in Singapore

International and domestic moving services Agarwal Movers Singapore 221 Henderson Road, #05-12 Henderson Building, Singapore 159557 Website | Call | Email | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter AGS Movers Singapore 31 Jurong Port Road #06-10/11 Jurong Logistics Hub Singapore 619115 Singapore … Continue reading

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Where to buy Furniture in Singapore

Where to buy Furniture in Singapore

Abitex Designs (S) Pte. Ltd 28 Loyang Cres, #03-00, Singapore 508990 Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5.30 pm | Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm | Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed * Call to make an appointment … Continue reading

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Job Platforms in Singapore

Job Platforms in Singapore

AA Overseas Employment Centre 304 Orchard Rd, Lucky Plaza, Singapura 238863 Website | Call | Email Achieve Group 10 Eunos Road 8 #12-09 Singapore Post Centre, Singapura 408600 Working hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm | Saturday – Sunday: … Continue reading

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Changi Airport AIRLINE INFORMATION

Changi Airport AIRLINE INFORMATION

AEGEAN AIRLINES Code: A3 Terminal: T3 AIRASIA Code: AK, Z2, QZ, FD, D7 Terminal: T1 Row: 8,9 Door: 3 Check-In Time: 2.5 hrs to 45 mins Website AIR CANADA Code: AC Terminal: T3 AIR CHINA  Code: CA Terminal: T1 Row: Row 11 Door: Door 5 Check-In Time: 3 hrs … Continue reading

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Free Things to do at Marina Bay

Free Things to do at Marina Bay

Benjamin Sheares Bridge The Benjamin Sheares Bridge is the longest bridge in Singapore, spanning 1.8 km, and the tallest, at 29 meters. It is named after Dr. Benjamin Henry Sheares, the second president of the Republic, who died four months … Continue reading

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List of Visitor Centres in Singapore

List of Visitor Centres in Singapore

Drop by one of these centres in downtown Singapore to get more information about Singapore, purchase tickets to attractions and tours or pick up a souvenir. Esplanade Waterfront 8 Raffles Avenue, #01-18, Singapore 039802 Operating Hours Daily 8.30 am – … Continue reading

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100+ SOCIAL PLATFORMS IN SINGAPORE

100+ SOCIAL PLATFORMS IN SINGAPORE

Join groups and follow platforms of your interests to stay updated with info, events & happenings in Singapore – advertising/spam-free and daily moderated by the team at All About City & ExpatSG!

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Is Singapore’s Tap Water safe to drink?

Is Singapore’s Tap Water safe to drink?

What (water) are you drinking? Do you know that not all waters are created equal? Read everything you need to know about water from Singapore’s only Water Sommelier, Sam Wu! There are fundamental differences between every brand you see in … Continue reading

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List of Banks in Singapore

List of Banks in Singapore

Local banks Bank of Singapore Head Office 63 Market Street, 22nd Floor Bank of Singapore Centre, Singapore 048942 Website | Call | Events DBS Bank Limited (Developmental Bank of Singapore) Head Office 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay … Continue reading

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Charity-, Non Profit Organisations & NGOs in Singapore

Charity-, Non Profit Organisations & NGOs in Singapore

Singapore Charity Portal The Charities Unit, also known as the office of the Commissioner of Charities (COC), was set up on 1 July 2006, as part of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS).  Following the recommendations of the Inter-Ministry … Continue reading

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