Moving to another country, to a different culture and way of life is always going to be a daunting experience. With over 1 million expats living in Singapore, it has certainly seen its fair share of foreigners making the jump to its shores, and arguably the biggest priority for them is to find the right accommodation — one that brings home comforts to a foreign land. House-hunting comes with its own challenges, so if you’re a first-time expat considering a serviced apartment in Singapore or any other type of accommodation, here are 6 common criteria you should be aware of before making a decision.
Healthy Balance between Work and Leisure
As an expat, you’ve come to Singapore to work, that much is clear; but maintaining a healthy work-life balance is still essential to your physical and mental well-being. After all, Singapore is the second most overworked city in the world, and your body will be grateful for every opportunity to wind down and actually enjoy your stay here. This is where renting a serviced apartment in Singapore gives you an edge over other types of accommodation, as they are often within close proximity to various external amenities and services, from efficient public transportation that effortlessly takes you to all corners of the country in no time, to lively shopping malls, boutique cafes, tranquil parks, and more. As the pandemic has prompted many organisations to embrace remote work, there’s a good chance that you may find yourself working from home from time to time. Staying in a serviced apartment gives you more options when you need to take a break or even work in a different environment nearby.
Wide Range of Amenities and Services
wAfter a long day at work, the last thing you’ll want to do is worry about the nitty gritty stuff, like setting up your home, from cleaning, to furnishing, to getting cable. The good news is that most serviced apartments have that covered, offering fully — or at least partially — furnished homes, along with services that would only otherwise be found in hotels, like weekly housekeeping. Here at Expat Corporate Apartments, we are also a single point of contact for all your needs, handling everything from plumbing issues, to cable bills, to delivery.
Additionally, our service apartments in Singapore also grant you full access to the gym, pool, and other facilities commonly found in condominiums. Moving to Singapore can be an expensive endeavour, so save up on costly gym and country club memberships — all you need to unwind or keep yourself fit is quite literally at your doorstep.
Accommodating Your Length of Stay
Generally speaking, expats can only stay in Singapore as long as their work permit allows them to, and your work situation can sometimes change abruptly. It is therefore important to find an accommodation with flexible lease periods. While renting public housing requires a minimum stay of 3 months, Expat Corporate Apartments, for instance, has options for long-term serviced apartments as well as short-term service apartments. If you’re looking for a serviced apartment in Singapore with monthly rates, look no further; we have you covered.
Everyone enjoys perks that make their lives a little easier, more convenient, and perhaps even a little more affordable. The same can also be said for house-hunting, and here at Expat Corporate Apartments, we offer tailored packages that cover all your bases while you’re staying at our serviced apartments in Singapore.
These apartments are suitable for both short- and long-term tenants — our short-term service apartments are ideal for expats who are only in town for short-to-medium length work assignments, while our long-term service apartments come with a minimum rental period of one year. Short-term service apartments are all fully furnished and equipped, and can be moved in from Day 1. Long-term service apartments, on the other hand, come with packages that are categorised into three tiers — Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
Silver packages do not include furniture and equipment, but come with our full range of services, such as aircon maintenance, dedicated customer support, and unlimited WiFi.
Gold packages do not include services, but your apartment will be fully furnished and fully equipped, from essentials like a sofa, bed, and dining set to a fully equipped kitchen, complete with electrical appliances.
Platinum packages give you the best of both worlds — all services, furnishing, and equipment are included. On top of that, you will also receive weekly housekeeping services, an end tenancy handover package, free disinfection services, two-way airport transfer, and credits for utilities.
Regardless of the package you choose, you will stand to enjoy services that are often requested by the many expats that we have served, including unlimited high-speed WiFi, free rental of SMART TV with Netflix, and the all-important insurance against theft and fires. Additionally, all furniture and equipment are either brand new or in mint condition just as they should be. No matter your budget or preferences, we strive to take the best possible care of you during your stay with us.