All You Need To Know About Moving From Hong Kong To Singapore (Updated July 2021)
Considering the outlook of the COVID19 situation in most countries, more people are starting to accept that it is endemic. Recently, Singapore explored the option of opening a travel bubble or ‘corridor’ between Hong Kong and Singapore to take a step closer to opening up the economy. In addition, the immunity vaccinations have boosted the assurance and confidence of the neighbouring countries to take the next step forward.
What is your game plan? Planning too early may result in increased uncertainties while planning too late may result in stress and overwhelm. You are not alone, this is indeed a problem expat, and even regular travelers face. The need to juggle between visa and immigration, accommodation, job, and family can take a toll on you. As the saying goes, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Therefore, it is always to plan early and make minor adjustments along the way.
You may refer to our 30 days checklist where we break down the focus for each week to streamline your relocation planning process.
Things to Consider Moving out of Hong Kong
Covid19 Related Documents
Before moving out during this period, the biggest consideration is to ensure that you have the negative covid-19 test results to prove that you are safe to travel. Thus, take the necessary steps to get yourself tested or vaccinated.
Next, administrative matters such as bank payment, tax status, and services have to be sorted out to avoid unnecessary charges. Also, termination of rental lease, prepare withdrawal of school for your children, engage house cleaning to tidy up the house, and engage pet relocation if any are some of the many things you will need to consider.
The amount of packing, planning, and preparing could take up to months. In another article, we shared more about all you need to know about moving out of Hong Kong which you could have a better understanding of how you could quicken your relocation process to Singapore.
Things to Consider Moving In To Singapore
Covid19 News and Visa
The pandemic has changed the process of entering Singapore. Apart from gaining the appropriate visa, employment pass or permit, there may have additional requirements to fulfill. Therefore, follow our Moovaz Covid19 Mobility Update to keep yourself updated with the latest news.
Upon arrival, Singapore has a wonderful train known as Mass Rapid Transport that connects you islandwide. However, many expat would still prefer private charters. It cost slightly more but it is definitely a more convenient and comfortable mode of transport, which you could find out more about here.
Short-term accommodation in the heart of Singapore is very popular among expats. Often surrounded by like-minded people who are open to sharing their relocation stories. Therefore, location is one of the biggest factors that determine the different experiences you may get. As different neighborhoods have different cultures, people, and environments, thus location above cost.
In fact, many expats engage international relocation companies to settle the whole relocation process. It could not have been easier with guidance from experts.
If else, discover further with our Singapore Moving Guide