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Does anyone know anyone who lives in|Johor Bahru> and commutes into Singapore daily or often? Is this doable? I heard something about how you can get much cheaper and bigger spaces there and commute into Singapore by train.
Thousands of people do this every day. Way cheaper to live there, and maybe a good option if you can handle the commute. however, you should research the border. Years ago there would be waiting times, either for border control or traffic or both. but not sure what itโ€™s like now
Thanks, I was looking things up just on youtube and getting conflicting information. Some say its impossible because it takes forever for your bus and you have to wake up super early to get to a job by 8am or 9am some say there is a $5 train that speeds you through. I'm also curious how that works with immigration are they going to stamp your passport every single time?
People that do this are usually earning less money (construction workers for example) so they donโ€™t mind the commute because they have no choice, and they also get some special pass that helps them go over the border faster. As a tourist, Iโ€™m not sure itโ€™s a great idea at all.
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Maybe the bigger question is, is your time and energy worth the money saved?

The cheaper options for tourists/nomads start from SG$85-$100 a night. You might spend between 2-5/hrs a day commuting (door-to-door), depending on the time you decide to cross the border and where you spend your day in Singapore.

It's totally feasible, but tiring. You'd have to be willing to put up with unpredictable jams and wait times with thousands of other people (esp on weekends/bank holidays). For buses, you'd be standing most of the time. Aaaaand. Having to plan super early commutes + returning home later in the evening, since people rather do other stuff than wait at customs.

People do this for many reasons:
โ€ข they are adamant on saving money
โ€ข rent is too high in Singapore (and you get a shitty room vs a flat)
โ€ข they want to live with their family in JB
โ€ข Singapore is just a workplace to them - their life after work is back at home in Johor
There are special passes that Malaysians and Singaporeans can apply for that doesn't require passport stamps, but as a tourist, your passport will get stamped each time.
To be fair, many Singaporeans spend 1.5 to 2.5 hrs a day commuting (2-ways, home to office), even though the country is tiny. It's just a matter of having multiple connections (bus, subway, walking, waiting) and/or congestion.
mikezliu 3mo
I did this for a bit. Batam is another option. I worked from home most days and only commute when I had a meeting so it worked out well. 600 SGD a month for a modern two bedroom condo in Johor and everything is cheaper.
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jan005 2mo
what service / software do you guys use for co incorporation ?
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I used Sleek for incorporating. Donโ€™t recommend them for accounting but for incorporating theyโ€™re good. And Osome are also good.
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sibi 1mo
Anyone used WorldFirst or Airwallex for a Singapore based business? Any recommended providers for setting up a virtual bank acc in Singapore? Thanks!
andrej 1mo
been using `you . co / biz` for about a year
so far so good. a big advantage for me was that you can have a Singaporean USD account. that comes handy if you charge in USD via Stripe and spend also mostly in USD, you can avoid double currency conversion
sibi 1mo
Thanks a lot Andrej! Will take a look ๐Ÿ‘
joss 1mo
We moved from Wise (froze our accounts for no reason) to Airwallex and so far the experience is great. I've also been using `sleek . sg` and they offer you a bank account, on top of helping you setup your company and do the accounting for you.
I've opened 2 companies with them over the years and they do a good job ๐Ÿ‘
sibi 1mo
Thanks a lot for your input Joss! That sounds awful! Did you ever get a response or resolution with your Wise account closure? How did you get the funds out?

And thanks for the Sleek recommendation. Was looking into them as well but ended up going with Osome. In the process of finishing up documentation and setting up a bank acc now. They do offer to setup an acc with Airwallex
joss 1mo
We got a resolution after 3 months of back and forth and wasted time. First thing we did when we got our money back was to move all of it out of wise and into Airwallex. Never looked back.
joss 1mo
I'm curious to know your experience with Osome, though. Sometimes Sleek is a bit slow to fullfill their accounting obligations.
sibi 1mo
Glad you got it back! Did they ever say why they froze the account?

Sales wise Osome's team did a better job explaining all features. and answering my queries. Onboarding experience hasn't been bad so far. Hope the service is good too ๐Ÿคž
sibi 1mo
dteooh Does Airwallex integrate with Stripe?
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Do we have to fill out the SG Arrival Card 3 calendar days before arrival or 72 hours before arrival? I've found conflicting information. (Also, they say the processing can last up to 2 business days. What if somebody arrives on a Monday?)
lehvass 22d
leaxhvnuvtop I believe you can only fill it out 3 days before arrival at the earliest.
I filled mine out after landing, while the plane was being taxied to the gate and had no issues (EU resident).
If you don't have internet on arrival, I believe there are computers in the arrival hall you can use to submit it, before passing through immigration.
agpcydrxx Oh, thanks for the info. It looked like it's a huge deal if you don't fill it out in time before you embark. (BTW it's calendar days.)
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