Some people love to travel so much that they attempt to establish roots in their favourite holiday spots later in life. While it can be a good idea, this process can be more complicated than the most eager enthusiasts will give it credit for.
Still, it’s easy to see why many people choose to settle in their favourite holiday spots. After all, tourism in Singapore continued to receive funding even in 2021, when tourist levels were greatly diminished due to covid concerns and restrictions. New products and experiences were still provided to travellers, and it can all be a charming and memorable ordeal.
However, a grounded approach to these arrangements is required too. There are many things to consider and remember. After the jump, we’ve provided a quick list of some of the things worth remembering if you ever move to your favourite holiday spot.
Consult Relevant Experts
It’s important to consult relevant experts so you can once again set more realistic expectations on how things might proceed. They should provide reliable data and advice to help you achieve your aspirations.
For example, PropertyGuru provides a wealth of information on mortgage rates in Singapore for you to read through and consider. They use smart technology to screen these figures, and there are no fees or commitments in approaching them. Soon they can assist with overseas property loans, too, if you’re moving from further away. The service is highly rated and should provide you with many assurances.
If you’re moving to Singapore from another country, immigration lawyers may also need to be consulted. If you’re uncertain whether you’ll need them, an initial consultation should help you decide on hiring their services. They can ensure you fulfil the requirements of visa applications, know how likely you’ll achieve your desired status, and discuss the complexities of the process in easy-to-understand language. Their presence can make things more straightforward.
Remember, there’s no pressure to sign up for any services here. You can simply scope things out and get a reading of what to expect. Start with these foundations, too, as they will tell you how logistically feasible your aspirations are.
The Grass Isn’t Always Greener
Moving to your favourite holiday spot can seem like a good idea, and nobody can take that away from you. That said, it’s important to be certain of your decision.
Some people can move to these areas expecting a new lease on life and all of their problems to be fixed. While something of a new start can be achieved, living in your favourite holiday spot doesn’t erase much of the monotony of daily life or ‘people problems’ one can encounter. There will still be challenges, often the same as those you’d find anywhere else.
Therefore, it’s important to set realistic expectations for your move. Otherwise, you might come to regret an irrational and hastily made decision. Being a tourist can make you view a place through rose-tinted lenses and expose you to only the adventurous and exciting parts of dwelling in that location.
Think About Climate
You might think you know the climate of your favourite holiday spot. However, if you’re recurrently visiting at certain times of the year, you’re only getting part of the full story.
Try to take more than one trip to your favourite holiday spot. Go at different times of year to better gauge the climate beyond your preferred season. Different weathers might sober you up, but experiencing or at least being mindful of them can help you be more sure of your decision.
Of course, not all weather in the world is hugely erratic. Singapore can be quite tropical, so there’s often an expectation of rain and humidity all year round. If you’re not fully used to that climate, or if you’re moving elsewhere, it may take some time to register the permanence of the shift.
It’s important to be optimistic too. After all, unless there are dangers, there’s otherwise no such thing as ‘bad weather’. Rainfall, snow, sunshine – it all plays a role in the world. It can also help you see your favourite place in a whole new light, lending new charms and ambiences to appreciate.
Language barriers aren’t an enormous problem when you’re on holiday. You might be able to scrape by when you’re reliant on a few verbal phrases.
When it comes to daily life, though, breakdowns in communication can be more impactful. Your words matter enormously if you’re dealing with life admin needs, making larger purchases, developing social circles, and playing an active role in communities. You will need to speak and write with precision. Are you prepared to learn the native language in more than just a passable state?
Of course, this point isn’t always relevant, as some nations share languages or at least have an understanding of English. Still, for places where that’s not quite true, learning the language is vital to help you establish connections and navigate daily life. Take courses, enjoy the learning process, and prepare yourself for that responsibility.