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Written by expats for everyone! The Living in Singapore Fourteenth Edition Reference Guide will help newcomers settle in and long-timers get more out of their Singapore experience. The guide gives essential information for a seamless move to the Lion City and is the perfect tool for making sure everybody - newcomers and long timers alike - get maximum enjoyment out of the Lion City. While this is the perfect guide for international assignees, it truly has something for everyone.

Living in Singapore Fourteenth Edition Reference Guide is published by the American Association of Singapore. Each chapter is written by an experienced writer who has lived many years in Singapore, giving readers the best possible insight into life here.

The chapters are: The Big Move, Settling In, Education, Family, Leisure & Sports, Health & Wellness, Motoring & Transportation, Business & Money, Lifestyles, Food & Dining, Arts & Culture, Nightlife, Shopping, Regional Travel and Heritage & Traditions. Other useful information included is a list of embassies, clubs and organizations essential for navigating life in Singapore.
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The American Association of Singapore is the oldest American organization in Singapore. Established in 1917 by a small group of Americans, its primary mission was to provide community support for American residents far from home.

Today, AAS is a not-for-profit association dedicated to enhancing the well-being and experience of all expats residing in Singapore. Our office is often the first point of contact for new residents and for those visiting Singapore before accepting employment. About 40% of AAS members are non-American. We are open to members of all nationalities and our office staff and activities reflect this growing diversity.
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American Association of Singapore
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Published on
Jul 13, 2016
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Pages
1127
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ISBN
9789813179981
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Language
English
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Reference / Personal & Practical Guides
Travel / Asia / Southeast
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