Today (April 15, 2014) I was told that the Employment Pass and Dependent Pass for both (my partner and I) of us got approved by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM), Singapore. This means we only have 10 days to move winding up everything in Mumbai.
Though I have been packing on and off in the middle of work and travels, it was not enough. It was time for the movers and packers to do the final packing.
Very soon we realised how moving within the country and moving to a different country are two hugely different things. There are rules and restrictions in every step. Moreover, Singapore is infamous for having rules for everything. But we are positive and prepared.
Most of our things are to be left behind. The reason being, majority of Singapore houses for rent are fully furnished. We will not need any of our things like dining table, refrigerator, washing machine, microwave, gas and any other household goods. We decided to move everything to our apartment in Guwahati. We decided to go to Singapore only with our clothes.
The movers and packers surveyed the house and the things to be moved. They assured that even my plants in the balcony will be moved without damage or death. I was relieved. They will do their work this Thursday and Friday. The clock is ticking! In the middle of this madness, I also have to go home (Guwahati)!