Essential Things To Know When Moving To Singapore

Before you hop on that plane, it's essential to equip yourself with the knowledge you need to hit the ground running in Singapore. Essential Things to Know When Moving to Singapore will introduce you to the tropical climate that'll have you reaching for your sunscreen (or umbrella), the efficient public transportation system, the cultural nuances (including some interesting rules and fines) as well as Singlish, a local mix of Chinese, Malay and English.

Moving-In: The Singapore Expat Guide

Moving to a new country can be both exciting and overwhelming. Moving In: The Singapore Expat Guide will help you navigate the administrative maze so you can focus on embracing the vibrant lifestyle, from securing the necessary visa to getting acquainted with the local traditions and way of life. 

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Guide to Renting in Singapore

Renting an apartment in Singapore can be tricky, especially if you’re not too acquainted with the process. We're here to help you find your perfect match! Our Guide to Renting: Singapore Edition will walk you through the intricacies of the rental market, from understanding the different types of housing options to decoding rental agreements. With our tips and tricks, you'll be well-prepared to understand the rental landscape and find a place that feels like home. 

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Apartment Hunting

Apartment hunting can be a thrilling adventure, but it's easy to fall into common traps that can lead to disappointment. Our guide to avoiding common apartment hunting mistakes will arm you with the knowledge you need to steer clear of potential pitfalls (and lost deposits :( ). Learn from the experiences of others, avoid frustrations and apartment hunt like a pro, read more here: Common Mistakes to Avoid When Apartment Hunting

How To Avoid Rental Scams

In the last couple of months there have been more and more rental scams. We took the initiative to write a blog about this in hopes that it doesn't happen to any of you! Read more about rental scams and how to best avoid them here!

Our Favourite Places in Singapore!

Find out what some of our favourite cafes, restaurants and bars are in Singapore’s most popular areas! 

For Tiong Bahru, read here: Our Favourite Places in Tiong Bahru

A condo and a walkup in TIong Bahru

For Newton-Novena, read here: Our Favourite Places in Newton-Novena

For River Valley and Robertson Quay, read here: Our Favourite Places in Robertson Quay and River Valley

For Katong and the East Coast, read here:

Our Favourite Places in Katong

The building of 328 Katong Laksa

For Tanjong Pagar, read here: Our favourite places in Tanjong Pagar

For Central Business District, read here: Our favourite places in Singapore's CBD

Smart Spending Guide - All About Cost of Living in Singapore

Singapore may be known as a financial hub, but that doesn't mean you need to break the bank to enjoy your time here. Our smart spending guide will help you to be smart about the cost of living in Singapore, from budgeting tips to affordable dining options and living options! We'll show you how to live the good life without emptying your wallet, so you can make the most of your experience as a young professional. 

Learn more here: Smart Spendings Guide: Singapore Edition

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Our Favourite Travel Destinations From Singapore

On the note of smart spending... Singapore is a great hub for travelling. It is one of the many things you need to take advantage of when living here. Whether it is a long weekend get-away to Indonesia or a winter holiday in Japan, there are so many places to explore. Take a look at some of the teams favourite travel destinations, here!

How Casa Mia Coliving Makes It Easy for Young Professionals to Move to a New City

Not sure you’re ready to rent your own apartment? Discover how Casa Mia takes care of the nitty-gritty details for you, from providing fully furnished apartments to creating a community and organizing events and networking opportunities. 

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Learn more about us here: How Casa Mia Coliving Makes it Easy for Young Professionals to Move to a New City

What is Coliving and How Does it Compare to Standard Rental?

Curious about coliving and how it differs from traditional renting? Our guide will explore all the benefits of coliving, how the spaces foster a sense of community, and provide flexible leases and convenient living. We'll compare coliving to standard rentals, so you can make an informed decision about the type of living arrangement that suits your lifestyle and preferences. 

Find out about the differences here: What is Coliving and Why Should I Opt for it Over Standard Apartment Rental

What to Ask During a Coliving Viewing

When attending a coliving viewing, it's crucial to ask the right questions to ensure it's the perfect fit for you. Our guide will provide you with the top 10 questions to ask during a coliving viewing. 

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From inquiring about community activities to understanding how rent payment is made, learn all about it here:

What to Ask at Your Next Coliving Apartment Viewing: Top 10 Questions

My Personal Experience as a University Exchange Student in Singapore

The experience of exchange can be somewhat complex, especially when it comes to finding a place, dealing with landlords, learning how to be money savvy etc. As an exchange student, finding the right accommodation that ticks multiple boxes (the most important being price) is key. For this reason, we have created a blog post on my personal experiences as a University exchange student in Singapore a few years ago, before Casa Mia: ‘Singapore to Southampton: Moving to Singapore for my University Exchange’ blog here!

Ready to Make the Move?

Are you about to make the move to Singapore? Still unsure about a few things? Check out our Ultimate Guide To Living In Singapore it covers everything from where to look for accommodation, deep dives into each popular residential area, the cost of living, and more!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the key things to know before moving to Singapore as a young professional? Before moving to Singapore, it's crucial to understand the tropical climate, efficient public transportation, cultural nuances, and local languages like Singlish. Check out our comprehensive guide on "Essential Things to Know When Moving to Singapore" for detailed insights.
  2. How can Casa Mia Coliving assist young professionals in relocating to Singapore? Casa Mia Coliving offers fully furnished apartments, community events, and networking opportunities to make your transition smooth. We handle all the nitty-gritty details so you can focus on enjoying your new city. Learn more about our services in "How Casa Mia Coliving Makes It Easy for Young Professionals to Move to a New City."
  3. What types of rental housing options are available in Singapore? Singapore offers various rental housing options including condos, shared apartments, student accommodations, and coliving spaces. Our "Guide to Renting in Singapore" provides a detailed overview of each option and helps you choose the best fit for your needs.
  4. How can I avoid rental scams in Singapore? To avoid rental scams, always verify the legitimacy of the landlord or property agent, avoid making payments without proper documentation, and be cautious of deals that seem too good to be true. Read our blog on "How To Avoid Rental Scams in Singapore" for more tips.
  5. What should I consider when apartment hunting in Singapore? When apartment hunting, consider factors like location, rental agreements, and potential hidden costs. Avoid common pitfalls by reading our guide on "Common Mistakes to Avoid When Apartment Hunting."
  6. What is coliving and how does it differ from standard rentals? Coliving offers a community-centric living environment with flexible leases, fully furnished spaces, and shared amenities, differing from standard rentals which may lack these communal benefits. Discover more in "What is Coliving and How Does it Compare to Standard Rental?"
  7. What are the best neighborhoods in Singapore for young professionals? Popular neighborhoods for young professionals include Tiong Bahru, Newton-Novena, River Valley, and the Central Business District. Each area offers unique amenities and lifestyle options. Explore our blog series on "Our Favourite Places in Singapore" for detailed neighborhood guides.
  8. How can I manage my cost of living in Singapore? Managing your cost of living in Singapore involves budgeting, finding affordable dining options, and choosing cost-effective living arrangements. Our "Smart Spending Guide - All About Cost of Living in Singapore" provides valuable tips to help you live comfortably within your means.
  9. What are some must-visit travel destinations from Singapore? Singapore is a great hub for traveling to nearby destinations like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. Check out our recommendations in "Our Favourite Travel Destinations From Singapore."
  10. What questions should I ask during a coliving viewing in Singapore? During a coliving viewing, ask about community activities, rent payment processes, and any additional fees. Our guide "What to Ask at Your Next Coliving Apartment Viewing: Top 10 Questions" provides a comprehensive list of inquiries to ensure you find the perfect coliving space.
Florentine Ameli Warnholtz

Hi, I’m Flo, the Marketing Comms and Event manager at Casa Mia Coliving. Apart from organising the best events and making sure our social media is following the latest trends, I enjoy cooking, hiking, beach-ing and skiing (still waiting for a ski dome in Singapore). 

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