Singapore part 1: planning the move

Hello human!

This is the first post of a (hopefully) successful documentation of me (DJVG) moving to Singapore. These posts are meant to be read as a guide to relocate to another place in the world, in this case Singapore. A lot of this information applies to other countries as well and can be used in general.

Why am I moving and why should you?

I’m born and raised Dutch in a city close to Amsterdam, my parents provided access to multiple forms of education, sports and playing an instrument. Because of my open upbringing, visiting multiple cities inside Europe

I’ve always been interested in the rest of the world. I went on my first trip to Tokyo, Japan in 2010 and a whole new world opened to me. And this first experience of a totally different culture made a big impression on me that never went away. When I met my current significant other in the Netherlands I had a chance to go to Singapore, Malaysia and mainland China. Visiting those countries as a tourist, meeting locals and enjoying the local cuisine was a great experience and for some reason visiting those countries felt like home. Continue reading Singapore part 1: planning the move