Clubbing & Nightlife in Singapore

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This page covers information and guides on clubbing, partying, pubbing and night spots in Singapore, includes famous bars, discos, pubs. With so many places for leisure and entertainment, you will never get bored in Singapore.

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Clubs, Pubs and Discos by Location

 Orchard Road / Tanglin / Central
Firefly 320 Orchard Road Basement Marriott Hotel
Operating Hours: 6pm-6am nightly
Happy Hour: 6pm-9pm nightly
Door Charge: Weekday Guys $12, Weekend Guys $20 / Ladies free entry daily
Minimum Age: Guys 23, Ladies 18
Dress Code: Smart Casual
6270 7676/ 8112 3621 (after 5pm)
Ice Cold Beer 9 Emerald Hill Singapore 229 293
Mon-Thu 5pm to 2am
Fridays, Saturdays and eve of PH: 5pm to 3am
Sundays: 5pm to 2am
6735 9929
Muddy Murphy's Orchard Hotel Basement Arcade Singapore 238879
Sun-Thu 5pm to 2am,
Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am
6735 0400
No 5 5 Emerald Hill Singapore 229 289
Mon-Thu 12pm to 2am,
Friday, Saturday and PH eve 12pm to 3am
Sunday 5pm to 2am
6732 0818
Alley Bar 2 Emerald Hill Peranakan Place 180 Orchard Road 6738 8818
Hard Rock Cafe 50 Cuscaden Road HPL House #02-02 6235 5232
Que Pasa 7 Emerald Hill Singapore 229291 6235 6626
BRIX 10 Scotts Road Singapore 228211 Basement of Grand Hyatt Singapore
Sun-Wed 7pm to 2am
Thu-Sat 7pm to 3am
Eve of Public Holidays 7pm to 3am
6732 1234
Thumper Goodwood Park Hotel 22 Scotts Road 6735 0827
Living Room 320 Orchard Road Singapore Marriott Hotel #01-00
Daily 4pm to 6am
6270 7676/ 8112 3621 (after 5pm)
Harry's @ Orchard - Music Bar 1 Claymore Drive #01-05, #02-08/09 Orchard Towers 6736 7330
Martini Bar (Mezza9) 10 Scotts Road Grand Hyatt Singapore
Mon-Sun 11am to 2am
6732 1234
Ballymoon's 442 Orchard Road Orchard Hotel Shopping Centre #01-08 6735 0400
Blu 22 Orange Grove Road Shangri-La Hotel Singapore Level 24 6213 4598
Crossroads Cafe 320 Orchard Road Singapore Marriott Hotel 6831 4605/
6735 5800
Devil's Bar 1 Tanglin Road Orchard Parade Hotel #02-01
Daily 5pm to 3am
6732 0819
Rouge 180 Orchard Road Peranakan Place 2nd Floor 6732 6966
Music Underground 277 Orchard Rd, #B1-02, Specialists' Shopping Centre
Happy Hours: 8pm - 10pm
8pm - 3am (Mon - Wed)
8pm - 5am (Thu - Sat & Eves of PH)
[closed on Sundays, except on Eves of PH]
6834 1221
Planet Paradigm 190 Clemenceau Avenue
Level 6 Singapore Shopping Centre
Mon-Thu 12pm to 1am
Fri-Sat 12pm to 3am
6338 3805
 City Hall/Chijmes/Bugis/Suntec/Esplanade
Balaclava 1 Raffles Boulevard
Suntec City Convention Centre #01-018
6339 1600
Liberte #01-19/20 CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street 6338 8481
Father Flanagan's 30 Victoria Street, CHIJMES, #B1-06 Singapore Hours:
Sun & Monday 11am to 12am
Tues - Thu 11am to 1am
Fri-Sat 11am to 2am
6333 1418
New Asia Bar & Grill 2 Stamford Road Swisshotel the Stamford Level 71 6431 5672
Insomnia #01-21/22/23 CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street 6338 6883
Harrys @ the Esplanade 8 Raffles Avenue Esplanade Mall 01-05/07 6334 0132
La Cave 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes Fountain Court B1-10 6339 6696
Le Baroque 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes Fountain Court B1-07 6339 6696
Paulaner Brahaus 9 Raffles Blvd Millinea Walk, #02-01
Sun-Thu 11:30am to 1am
Fri-Sat, eve of PH 11:30am to 2am
6883 2572
The Ink Club Bar Raffles The Plaza 6431 5314
Long Bar 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel Level 2 6412 1816
Morton's 5 Raffles Avenue The Oriental Hotel Level 4
Mon-Sat 5pm to 11pm,
Sun 5pm to 10pm
6339 3740
Chihuly Lounge 7 Raffles Avenue The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore Level 1 6434 5288
Introbar 2 Stamford Road Swisshotel the Stamford Level 1 6431 6156
Maracas 5 Raffles Avenue The Oriental Hotel Level 4 6339 3740
The Bar & Billiard Room 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel Level 1 6412 1194
Via Mar 8 Raffles Avenue Esplanade Mall #01-10/12
Sun-Thu 11:30am to 11:30pm
Fri-Sat, eve of PH 11:30am to 1am
6423 0900
Carnaval 30 Victoria Street #B1-05 6339 3870
 Chinatown/Club Street/Tanjong Pagar
Hood Bar and Cafe 55 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089158
Mon – Fri : 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat and Eve of Public Holidays : 5.00pm – 2.00am
62218 846
Kazbar 25 Church Street #01-03 Capital Square Three
(facing Far East Square) Singapore 049482
Mon, Tue, Thu : Noon - 12:30AM
Wed: Noon - 1:30AM
Friday :Noon - 2:00AM
Saturday: 6:00PM - 1:30AM
Sunday: Closed
6438 2975
37 The Bar 37 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089144
Open Hours: 1pm - past midnight
6227 9370
Beaujolais 1 Ann Siang Hill Singapore 069784
Mon - Thu 11am to 12 midnight
Friday 11.30am to 2am
Saturday 6pm to 12 midnight
Sunday closed
6224 2227
Back Bar Tanjong Pagar Shop Houses, 2 Duxton Hill 6223 6891
Club Ola 28 Murray Street Singapore 62207927
Bisous 25 Church Street Capital Square 3 #01-01
Mon-Thu 12pm to 1am
Fri 12pm to 3am
Sat 6pm to 3am
6226 5505
Bar Sa Vanh 49 Club Street
Mon-Thu 5pm to 2am
Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am
Sun 5pm to 1am
6323 0145
Shamus O'Donnell's Irish Pub 54 Tras Street
Mon-Thu 12pm to 12am
Fri 12pm to 1am
Sat 7pm to 2am
6225 1090
The Club by Aphrodisiac 47B Club Street
Opening Hours
Mon–Thu: 3pm – 2am
Fri–Sat: 3pm – 3am
Closed Sundays
6325 8529
Union Bar 81 Club Street
Mon-Thu 5pm to 1am
Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am
6327 4990
Union Square 165 Tanjong Pagar Road The Amara #02-05
Mon-Thu 11am to 1am
Fri 11am to 2am
Sat 11am to 3am
6224 6116
 Clark Quay/Riverside/Central Mall
Asylum Lounge Bar Blk E, #01-02 Clarke Quay
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6338 0035
Attica Blk A, #01-03 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6333 9973
Attica Too Blk A, #01-03 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Opening Hours:
Wed 11pm-4am; Fri-Sat 11pm-5:30am
6333 9973
Baize & China One Blk E, #02-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6339 0280
Chateaux 79 Circular Road #02-01,
Singapore 049433
9772 3953
Crazy Elephant Blk E, #01-03/04 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6337 7859
Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar Blk B, #01-13 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Mon - Thurs
9.45 onwards(3 sets)
Fri,sat & Eve P.H
10 pm onwards (4sets)
6338 8982
Gotham Penthouse Blk A, #03-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6339 5595
Le Noir Blk C, #01-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6339 6365
Mama’s Caribbean Bar Blk B, #01-16 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6333 4482
Marrakesh - Moroccan Lounge & Bar Blk D, #01-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Opening Hours
Sun–Thurs: 5pm – 1am
Fri–Sat/Eve of public holiday: 5pm – 2am
6338 7331
The Arena Blk B, #01-08 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6338 3158
The Pump Room 3B River Valley Road #01-09/10, The Foundry
Clarke Quay Singapore 179021
Operating Hours
Sunday from 5pm to 3am
Monday from 5pm to 1am
Tuesday from 5pm to 3am
Wednesday from 5pm to 5am
Thursday from 5pm to 3am
Friday/Saturday/Eve of PH from 5pm to 5am
6334 2628
Brewerkz 30 Merchant Road Riverside Point #01-05/06
Mon-Sat 5:30pm to 2am
6438 7438
Cafe Iquana 30 Merchant Road Riverside Point #01-03
Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 4pm - 1am
Fri & Eve of PH: 4pm - 3am
Sat: 12pm - 3am
Sun: 12pm - 1am
Eve of PH: Opening hours depend on the day of the week
6236 1275
I-Rumours 3D Shophouse row #02-04 Clarke Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Happy hour 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Monday – Fri except Sat and PH
Monday to Friday - 6:00 pm to 5:00 am
Saturday – 9:00 pm to 5:00 am
Sunday - Closed
6338 0712
Club Momo No. 5 Magazine Road Central Mall #01-02/03
Singapore 059571
6535 3030
 Raffles Place/Boat Quay/Fullerton
Harry's Bar 28 Boat Quay Singapore 046818
Sun-Thu 11am to 1am
Fri-Sat 11am to 2am
Saturday, 5pm to 2am
(Upstairs @ Harry’s)
Sunday, closed
6538 3029
Dharma's Kebab Shop 40 Boat Quay Singapore 049828
11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 12am Monday
11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 1am, Tuesday
11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 3am, Wednesday to Friday
6pm - 4am Saturday
Closed on Sunday
6236 0980
The Penny Black 26/27 Boat Quay Singapore 049 817
Mon-Thu 11.30am to 12.30am,
Fri-Sat 11.30am to 1.30am,
Sun 11.30am to 12am
6538 2300
Molly Malone 42 Circular Road Singapore 049398
Sunday and Monday, 11am to 12midnite
Tuesday to Thursday, 11am to 1am
Friday, Saturday and eve of PH, 11am to 2am
6536 2029
Wine BOS 47 North Canal Road Singapore 059303 6538 7886
SIX Lobby of 6 Battery Road CapitaLand Building Singapore
Mon-Sat 8am till Late
6543 1380
Eski Bar @Circular Road 46 Circular Road 65363757
BQ Bar 39 Boat Quay
Mon-Tue 11am to 1am
Wed-Fri 11am to 3am
Sat 5pm to 3am, Sun 5pm to 12am
6536 9722
Fez 57B Boat Quay
Mon-Thu 6pm to 12am
Fri-Sat 6pm to 1am
6535 5606
Mad Flemmings 33 Boat Quay 6533 1169
Rav 69 Circular Road #01-01 Singapore 049423
Daily from 6pm - 3am (Except Sat till 4am)
6327 4900
Home Club 20 Upper Circular Road B1-01/06 The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
6538 2928
 Mohamed Sultan/River Valley/Kim Seng
Zouk Wine Bar 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169420
Tue - Sat, from 6pm to 3am
Sun - Monday, from 6pm to 1am
6738 2988
Siam Supper Club UE Square 207 River Valley Road #01-53/55
Singapore 238 275
Mon-Sat, from 5pm to 3am
6732 0938
Eastside 207 River Valley Road #01-51/52
Singapore 238 275
Daily, 5pm to 3am
6235 6418
Next Page 17 Mohamed Sultan Road Signapore 238966
Sun-Fri 3pm to 3am,
Sat 3pm to 4am.
6835 1693
O BAR 11 Unity Street #01-23 Robertson Walk Singapore
Mon-Sat 6pm to 3am, Sun closed.
6738 1318
BarCelona 11 Unity Street #01-30/31 Robertson Walk
Sun-Thu 5pm to 1am 
Fri-Sat, eve of PH and PH 5pm to 2am.
Cocco Latte 76 Robertson Quay The Gallery Hotel #01-09 6338 8117
Tivoli Bar 11 Unity Street #01-23/24 Robertson Walk Singapore
Mon-Sat and eve of PH 5:00pm - 3:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 3:00am
6738 1318
Tha Wu Bar 11 Mohammed Sultan Road
Daily 5pm to 3am
6735 9619
Moloko 76 Robertson Quay #01-08 The Gallery Hotel 6333 8587
Desire I and Desire II 39 Circular Road Singapore 049395 (Desire)
14 Mohamad Sultan Road (Disre II)
Front Page 19 Mohamed Sultan Road 6238 7826
The Yard 294 River Valley Road 6733 9594
Zouk 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169 420
Tue-Sat 9pm to 3am
6738 2988
Velvet Underground 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169 420
Tuesday to Saturday, 9pm to 3am
Sunday and Monday closed
6738 2988
The Liquid Room 76 Robertson Quay The Gallery Hotel #03-05
Wed, Fri & Sat 11pm to 3am
Phuture 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169 20
Tue-Sat 9pm to 3am
6738 2988
dbl O 222 Queenstreet #01-01/02 6735 2008
En Lounge 207 River Valley Road #01-59/60 (On Mohd Sultan) Singapore 238275
7pm - 3am Mon-Sun
6732 6972
 South/Sentosa/Harbourfront/Mt Faber
Movida St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1 (front of the building)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Tue to Thu : 8pm to 3am.
Fri to Sat : 8pm to 5am.
Sun : 6pm to 3am.
Mon : Closed.
6270 7676
Bellini Room St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 2 (Entrance at the front of the building in between Movida and The Boiler Room)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Mon to Thu : 6pm to 3am.
Fri, Sat, eve of PH : 6pm to 4am.
Sun : Closed.
6270 7676
Gallery Bar St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 2 (Entrance at the front of the building in between Movida and The Boiler Room)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Mon to Thu : 6pm to 3am.
Fri, Sat, eve of PH : 6pm to 4am.
Sun : Closed.
6270 7676
Powerhouse St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1 (Entrance at the back of the building)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
( Closed Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun )
Wed, Fri : 9pm to 4am.
Sat / Eve of PH : 9pm to 5am.
6270 7676
The Boiler Room St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1 (back of the building)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Mon to Thu : 6pm to 3am.
Fri, Sat : 6pm to 4am.
Sun : Closed.
6270 7676
Sunset Bay 60 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa Singapore
Mon 10am to 7pm,
Wed-Thu & Sun 10am to 10pm,
Fri 10pm to 12am,
Sat 10 to 2am.
6275 0668
Altivo 109 Mount Faber Road Beside Mount Faber Cable Car Station Singapore 099203
Daily 1pm to 3am
6270 8223
Coastes 50 Siloso Beach Walk #01-05/06 Sentosa Island
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays : 11 am to 11 pm
Fridays & Eve of Public Holidays : 11 am to 1 am
Saturdays: 9 am to 1 am
Sundays & Public Holidays : 9 am to 12 am
6274 9668
 Holland Village/Dover
Wala Wala 31 Lorong Mambong Holland Village 6462-4288
Recommended Hangout Place

 Message from MIGUEL MORALES, Owner & Director


Hola! Cuando sientas que estas lejos de casa, ven a AZZUCAR "La Casa de los latinos en Singapur. Ven a compartir entre hermanos".

AZZUCAR! LATIN SOUL PARTY, Singapore's hottest new Latin music club. Party with the very latest in Reggaeton, Bomba, Plena, Merengue and Salsa - LIVE!

Music is my life and the music from Cuba and Latin America is the heart and soul of all Latinos. I would like to share with you, in AZZUCAR! our Latin spirit for fun, dance and great music. Music is of-course the centre of AZZUCAR! Latin music! I have hand picked, from my home country, Cuba, six highly talented, charming and young Cuban musicians, and have brought them all the way to Singapore to party with you at AZZUCAR!

We don't play only the familiar salsa. The music is fresh from Cuba, Miami and the islands of the Caribbean. Reggaeton, Merengue, Latin Jazz, the latest Latin pop - plus a few fun surprises of contemporary English tunes with a Latin twist. We already have crowds who really love it.

Our place is comfortable and intimate, with a "clubby" feel and when the band begins to play it fills with the vibrations of a true Latin Soul Party - sexy, fun and sometimes maybe a little bit...crazy.

I am at AZZUCAR! every night, sometimes even on stage. I look forward to meeting you.

A todos mis amigos latinos: Alli los espero.

Free hours pours for the Chicas Bonitas till midnight
Free Cuban Salsa Classes 8.00-8.45 pm

8.00-10.00 pm

Corporate events, birthdays, special events please contact MIGUEL MORALES +65 91524230/

Band available for bookings for events at AZZUCAR! as well as off site. Contact MIGUEL MORALES +65 91524230/

AZZUCAR! Latin Soul Party
02-03 Clark Quay, Singapore
At the fountain area, on the second floor.

Director & Owner
+65 9152 4230

+65 9171 2664

AZZUCAR! Latin Soul Party
+65 63368718
Block 3D, River Valley Road,
Unit #02-03,
Clarke Quay,

BarCelona is a wine bar tuned towards a Mediterranean theme. Located off the popular Mohamed Sultan district at Robertson Walk, it exudes the Spanish ambience both inside, as well as at the courtyard by the fountain.

At one end of the wine bar is a pool table, surrounded by tall tables and chairs. This is the regular hang out area for the executives who prefer public mingling and networking. At the other end are mixtures of more laid-back seating chairs and tables, couches, and sofas. Hidden in the secluded corner of the wine bar is a private seating area - strictly for VIPs, and by reservations only. Right in the middle, you will find a long winding bar counter that flows with the place, the “live” bands and their music.

Featuring more than 100 labels of wines from countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and the USA, you are definitely spoilt for choice. In addition to the wines, BarCelona also carries a selection of champagnes, beers, cocktails, and liquors. Cohibas, Romeo & Julietas, Monte Cristos, and the Bolivars are some of the cigars available. Healthy selections of tapaz and finger foods ensure that you will not starve while enjoying yourselves. Theme nights such as Monday Blues, Ladies Nite, Latin Nite and Soccer Nite promise to entertain you on any chosen night.

BarCelona is also the favorite venue for corporate and private events, verified by the hundreds of events that we have hosted, many of which are repeat customers.

BarCelona Wine Bar
11 Unity Street, #01-30/31 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237795
Tel: (65) 6235 3456, (65) 6327 8327 Fax: (65) 6327 8708

Other Hangout Places in Singapore

Buckaroo BBQ & Grill - 12B Andrews Avenue, Singapore 759 930 (Sembawang Park area)

Who should go: Food fanatics who love seafood spaghetti aglio olio, fried mushrooms, buffalo wings, fish & chips etc. It is a typical American restaurant food with a hearty serving.

Clips Food & Wine - 2 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069 247

Who should go: Those who enjoy good rate wine, in a quiet environment. The price ranges from S$38 for a reasonable good wine. Great for get-togethers, tucked away but yet near the city area, with quiet & nice ambience. They serve dinner and light snacks.

Fat Frog Café Pte Ltd - 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

Who should go: Those who want to savour freshly brewed cappuccino after a meal and sit in the laidback ambience that is cozy and relaxing, which will unwind a days hard work. The home-cooked flavour curry chicken is a try, served in a very generous portion of chicken in mouth watering curry gravy. The ox-tail stew with rice is also worth a try.

Le Cascade French Restaurant - 11 Unity Street, #01-18/29 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237 995

Who should go: French cuisine connoisseurs Bar on the first floor, restaurant on the 2nd, which is perfect for small gatherings or just for couple meetings. Ambience is set like a home, the French cuisine is a die for. Worth your every cent.

Long Bar - 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673

Who should go: This is where the legendary Singapore Sling was born. The Sling is naturally the signature tune here and businessmen in suits, expats and wide-eyed tourists come in to taste them and get to keep the glass. The game here is to quaff litre-glasses of the local brew and to throw the shells of your complimentary peanuts on the floor. As the night progresses, patrons resort to throwing the shells at one another. For billiard goers, the Billiard Room located on the other side of the hotel is classy and has a colonial feel, if you have one drink in Singapore it should be here.

Margarita - 108 Faber Drive, Singapore 129418

Who should go: People who enjoy exotic Mexican cuisine and a cozy environment. They have a great selection of nachos, tortilla dishes, burrito, fajitas (have fun making your own!) and other meat entrees. They offer lunch specials during weekdays - nacho, soups, selection of main course, tea/coffee & dessert.

Molly Malones Irish Bar & Grill - 42 Circular Road, Singapore 049398

Who should go: For those who love Irish pub, and those who yearn for a pint of true Guinness.

Oscar's Café & Terrace - 2, Temasek Boulevard, #01-00, Conrad International Singapore 038982

Who should go: People who enjoy a cozy ambience and who are nocturnal as they are opened 24 hours a day.

Petals - The Restaurant - 100 High Street, #01-03, The Treasury

Who should go: If you're looking for good-sized portions and value-for-money. For about $20, you can have salad or soup, bread roll, steak with red wine sauce, desserts and coffee or tea. Look out for their generous portions of steak.

The Altivo Bar - 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Cable Car Station

Who should go: The romantics, those who enjoy a breathtaking view and a gasp of fresh air.

The Atrium Lounge - 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 1 Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595

Who should go: If you have a great partner to bring along as the music is good and the atmosphere is excellent.

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Re: EP Holder Pregnant with Married Singaporean

with a SC father and it is out of wedlock. Other cases on ICA's site make a distinction if the child is born overseas and whether they received citizenship by birth in that country or not. Even the application itself calls the spouse details "if applicable". Like all things Singapore, I suspect if the father has a good enough profile (sufficient income and true blue or 'if he registered today, he would be approved') the child's citizenship request will be approved.

Note how spousal details says "if applicable": ... rmSCRM.pdfFor the overseas born, this part it is covered more-less verbatim from the Constitution. For being vague on the other hand, the gov leaves in the Constitution some "back doors". One of them is visible in the last paragraph of what I quoted earlier:

I expect there has to be something like this somewhere in this very Constitution. The trick with the Constitution is it should not IMHO contain an universal article like this empowering the authorities to change anything and I don't see a specific (non-universal) one under the citizenship chapter (and I am too lazy to read the rest).

Edited to add: actually, a general article referring to traditional and family values could address it (as well as the anti-gay law and probably some more).

Re: EP Holder Pregnant with Married Singaporean

My suggestion is find a Singaporean husband immediately. He doesn't have to be rich or famous but he must not have any baggage like a current wife. As you are on an EP, you don't require permission from the MOM to marry so that is no problem (only WP holder must get permission). Otherwise you and your child are going to get really tied up in red tape to the point of total frustration and a lot of emotional pain (more than you are currently enduring if that's possible).

Re: Question to asian expats / foreigners

Hi all,

First of all, I'm a local (Singaporean), not expat. At the place where I work, there's quite a diversity of people from various countries.

However, one thing I notice is that people from the same countries seem to always huddle in a group during lunch and not interacting with others including locals. So for e.g: you would have japanese always hanging out with japanese, burmese always hanging out with burmese, indians always with indians etc.

Now, I actually want to get to know all these people from various countries as they seem really interesting.
So far, my requests to ask them to join me and a couple of my local friends during lunch always tend to end up with them politely rejecting with a smile, saying they're not hungry etc, only for them to jump up later and go for lunch moments later whenever their fellow countrymen came to approach them.

Of course, being in the company for only 1 month or so, I understand it's way too early to get to know all these people, but then again, the locals who've been working in the same company for years don't mix with the foreigners in my company either. It's always locals vs foreigners cliques if you know what I mean.

I'll take it slow and gradually break the ice with these guys bit by bit, but

I understand most asians can't speak english comfortably and thus prefer to mix with people who can speak their own language, but well, since there's a diversity of cultures in my workplace, it's impossible for me to learn burmese, thai, japanese, korean, french, hindi etc :shock:

I always feel it's kind of a pity that all these people from such diverse backgrounds could not mingle together....I mean, it would make the whole environment so rich and full of cultural meaning.

I would like honest opinions on this. Tks! :)

*PS*: The only asian nationality so far that I've seen which mingle more with locals are the Filipinos. The rest, welll....As for westerners, I think it's 50-50 for them.

Short answer: people don't like going out of their comfort zones and extended mingling with other cultures is a protracted outside-of-someone's-comfort-zone exercise.

Re: EP Holder Pregnant with Married Singaporean


Ministry of Social and Family Development I believe is the right place, but as an EP holder, I am not sure if they will extend the privileges given to Citizens !

Re: Incredible what I saw ..

22 Feb 2015- I happened to be entering the Burger King at East Coast, when a “south Asian” mother, with her kid of about 2 years, was dashing out of the place,

.. and so happened an Ang Moh father opened the door and his child, about the same age as the SA kid, entered, the SA mum just dashed past, and her kid- banged into the Ang moh kid

What the SA kid did was amazing, she just turned to the ang moh kid, and gave a powerful knock and the ang moh kid started crying, and the SA kid just ran after the mum, the mum who was going ahead with not a worry about where her offspring was .. and was a mile away

I just wonder what makes children so violent at this age .. Shocked, and i didn’t have time to recover from what I saw, or I would have grabbed the violent kid and held her, till her mother comes

And for that matter, the mother was leaving BK after having a verbal duel with the staff .. probably runs in the family !

Yeah, probably the mother has no manners at all and antisocial in the first place. Most likely, the kid never learned good behavior as well. Being South Asian is just coincidence.

Re: Moving to Singapore!

If you're into jogging and cycling and greenery, then something near East Coast Park definitely seems like a match in that regard. There are not too many though in that price range. Botanical Gardens is another area of greenery good for jogging and just meets your 30 minute range (perhaps with a transfer), but no obvious places nearby with lots of 1 bedroom apartments. One final idea is The Forresta @ Mount Faber - it's green, but not really near much "action" in walking distance.

While looking at these locations, you may find this running/jogging heatmap useful to see where others go: ... /blue/both

Re: EP Holder Pregnant with Married Singaporean

So sorry for my late reply, I just read all the comments from everyone. I will do more research. Btw, Can anyone point me to the relevant Singapore Government agency to seeking counseling? Should I speak to MOM because I am under EP?

Re: EP Holder Pregnant with Married Singaporean


1) Can I legally give birth in Singapore under my present valid EP?

Your EP is tied to your job. Will you be able to keep your job with this pregnancy, or afterwards with a child to look after? If the answer is no then you need to consider on what basis you can continue to reside here.

>> Yes, I believe I am able to keep my job.

Re: PEP and the 144,000 requirement

Thanks for your replies, I hope it is pro rata in the 1st year. Technically speaking, you do not have to earn the 144,000 per year in Singapore. You could earn 100,000 in the US until June and then earn 50,000 in a New Job in SG as of September, you would get more that 144,000 and they are happy. However, if you did not work in the entire year abroad, you would only earn 50,000 in SG.

Thus, I do not know if I should just ask the MOM to give a interpretation, or just stay quiet and hope for the best by the time we need to report the annual salary next year in January. I could imagine they could be quite flexible in the 1st year, once it is clear that the monthly earning more than 12,000 per month, thus, asking for interpretation would rather work against me. What do you think?

Finally, good point that it could count since PEP was awarded - would you then suggest that I should not hurry to pick up the PEP? We have several months to move to SG and pick up the PEP, so I could either try to get there within a week to get it as fast as possible or do my arrangements here comfortably and pick it up later in the year.

Re: 'World's most $$$ cities revealed: SG tops the charts ag


That image too is from DM

To show that not everything is sky high in the Little Red Dot !

Re: Learnt something new about the Chinese...


I recall a former colleague, if we go drinking, on the drive back, she will have the aircon on full and her face practically stuck at the vent, to 'normalise' her face colour :D

and she does get coloured sometimes with just 2 glasses of wine ..

and sometimes after half a bottle of whiskey :P

Re: Learnt something new about the Chinese...

Not just the flush, and the face gets warm or even hot. And then need to cool it down with ice pack :P .

Re: 'World's most $$$ cities revealed: SG tops the charts ag

The Ref:
Not sure about ecureilx's response, but average price of around $25USD for wine in Australia is way off. A good (reasonable) bottle of wine for $10 in Aus is a far better quality than what you can buy here for $20. In fact I drink a much lower quality of wine here than I would touch in Aus and pay twice as much for doing so. (E.g Hardys I wouldn't touch in Aus at $6 (sgd) but will buy here if I see it on special for < $20)

Comparisons of things are often too variable - fungible items like petrol and cigarettes are able to be compared, but the bread in Aus is very different to the bread you buy for $1.50 in fairprice. Eating Chicken rice is far cheaper than Aus, but meat is more expensive. And lets not talk about cars, school fees or condos.

Finally remember that most of these surveys are against USD in US so when the AUD dropped so did the comparative cost. The SGD has been stronger and held its value better causing increase in comparative cost.


Re: Question to asian expats / foreigners

The Ref:
Interesting - I will give you my take which aligns to SMSs.
I am Australian and normally have lunch with 3 English, 1 Singapore Chinese (60%) and one Indian (60%) and this is mainly because of food choice. When I go to the pub after work this same group is one of the groups I go with, the other is predominantly English / Aussie.

Yet most of the people I talk through the day are locals - just we have different food and social setting tastes which align who you hang out with. I sometimes go for Kopi with my local friends but actually don't enjoy the Kopi, and they don't enjoy my coffee tastes.

Probably my best friend at work is a Singaporean who in the last 2 years I have gone to lunch with only around 20 times and never gone to the pub, second is a Malaysian Chinese who has lived in Aus for quite a few years - I tend to socialise with him the most.

I don't actually don't like hanging out with the Malays because they always want Halal food which I generally find too fatty/oily and generally don't enjoy. Same with Indian food which I actually really enjoy but don't eat because of my waist.

Bottom line - I think I have more local friends than foreigners but tend to hang out with the foreigners more due to a more aligned social styles.

Re: LoC eligibility question

Strong Eagle:
Unless something has recently changed, the employment pass granted under the Entrepass scheme is identical to any other employment pass, in terms of classes, rights, and duties.