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Expat Survey: With Money Comes Quality
ImageInternations has conducted the Expat Insider Survey 2014, completed by close to 14,000 expatriates, which makes it the biggest expat survey ever conducted! It aims to provide a comprehensive picture of life abroad: Focusing on the general quality of life, it identifies the most popular expat destinations. Topics covered include work, family, relationships and romance, leisure, and personal finances.

Did you know, for example, that Singapore has one of the best results for personal safety worldwide? Or that it is among the global top 10 in terms of quality of life?
One Hundred Women
ImageOn Tuesday 11 November Women for Women International UK is holding a screening of Angelina Jolie's directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey". A romantic drama set against the terrifying backdrop of the Bosnian war, this critically acclaimed film is a chilling and eloquent glimpse into the recent history of women in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The screening will take place at at Shaw Theatre, 350 Orchard Road, Isetan Building Level 5.
New rules on foreign driving licenses
ImageOn Monday 8 September, amendments to the road traffic act were passed in parliment, tightening rules on the use of mobile phones while driving. Besides rules on the use of mobile phones, rules on the use of foreign licences have also been toughened.
Luxury grooming for gentlemen
ImageInspired by the rich grooming heritage of Jermyn Street in London - a mecca for gentlemen of distinction for hundreds of years - upscale barbershop Jermyn Street, embodying the very spirit of this renowned street, is making its launch in Singapore. With every aspect speaking to the style, heritage and history of Jermyn Street with a modern twist, Jermyn Street is exactly what it aspires to be: a barbershop styled as a gentlemen’s club with the provision of skills and talent of the best British barbering, with a signature dash of dandy.

The concept is encapsulated by the line "Grooming Gentlemen for Centuries" and celebrates men today who care passionately about grooming and style, whilst tipping the hat to Wilde, Brummell and other dapper chaps throughout history.

To celebrate Singapore 49th Birthday, Jermyn Street offers all ExpatSingapore members a special Dapper Duke haircut at only $49 ( usual $55) hosted by Senior Barber. Available online booking and walk-ins subject to availability. Promotion is valid till 31 Aug 2014.
Study Social Media to Become Singapore Savvy
Image Guest Post by Ben Holbook

Once you've decided to relocate abroad to live the expat life, there's something incredibly exciting about discovering all the nitty gritty details on what will soon be your new surroundings. Your next task is to learn as much as you can about your new home.

While the guide books are always very handy, it's sometimes hard to gather the finer and occasionally more boring details that are always good to know. Where can you find a good electrician? Are the independent shops good value for money? What are the best clubs to join in your area? There's also the question of how up -to-date the information you're reading is.

A better option is to look beyond the guide books to social media for the latest insights on Singapore. Yup, Twitter and Instagram are about so much more than just keeping in touch with friends and family back home. They're also about providing up-to-date, reliable information that's available at your fingertips. Read on for our favourite tips on using social media to find out more about the city.
UberX cuts Singapore prices up to 20%
ImageYou may have heard that Uber has brought its Taxi calling app to Singapore, the first country in Asia to get it. According to users who have tried it out here, it runs Mercedes Benz S-Class sedans, setting it above the usual smaller Toyota cabs that the dominant service, ComfortDelGro runs.

During he past few months, many reviews have appeared on the internet complaining about the how Uber charges for the added luxury. However, Uber doesn't only offer the luxurious UberBlack service, but is now offering the more affordable UberX option as well. It is for the this more affordable offering, that Uber is now slashing prices even further in a promotional offering for Singapore. According to Uber, this means that some trips could be potentially cheaper than the regular taxi prices, especially during off peak hours.
Expat/Tourist Discount Vouchers at City Square Mall
ImageGiven its close proximity to Little India and opposite ParkRoyal (hotel) on Kitchener Road, City Square Mall sees tourists and expats frequently and aims to enhance the experience for this group of shoppers through the Tourist Privilege Programme. The Tourist Privilege Programme offers a variety of shopping and dining discounts within the mall.
Expats had their say in a big way!
ImageIn a world of rapid change amidst globalisation, volatile economies and the tech revolution, with the diversification and consolidation of businesses resulting in employment instability and mounting stress, as well as conflict over natural resources and power struggles displacing native populations; many have moved abroad in the belief that the grass is greener on the other side, but is it?

The Expat Surbey tries to establish the answer to this question and more, to understand migratory patterns and causes; and gain a true understanding of expatriate life across all nationalities and territories. It's taken four months for its team to analyse more than 60,000 pages of consolidated results and insights into the lives of almost 8,000 expats around the globe. Highlights from 2013 study in the world's largest independent research programme have recently been revealed.
Ice Art
ImageIf you haven't been to Ice Art yet, you should quickly make your way there. Due to popular demand, they have extended the exhibition till 22 June 2014, so there's only a few days left!

Held inside a thermal-insulated hall kept at -15°C, the exhibition occupies some 50,280 sq feet of space and uses a total of 450 tons of crystal-clear and coloured ice blocks. It will be spilt into six exciting themes featuring the likes of London's Big Ben, Paris' Eiffel Tower and our very own Merlion, alongside towering sculptures as high as 4 meters.
Simple guides for Bangkok
ImageDuring his free time, ExpatSingapore member jslucas has put an excellent "Simple guide for Bangkok" together. After that, he put together a similar guide for Phrom Phong. If you happen to go to Bangkok one of these days, consider these guides with excellent recommendations mandatory reading material! Feedback on the guides are always welcome in the Message board

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