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Schools in Iskandar

AHGS14

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Hello everyone,

Just checking in after a long absence! I forgot my password and re-registered with a "new" nick. Was mummymoo, now mummymoo2. Been living in JB for coming up 5 yrs now. Youngest is attending Excelsior and will be taking her IGCSE O levels.
Welcome back. Mind summing up your ups and downs, enjoyments and pains etc.. gathered from your 5 yrs in JB? I think it will be interesting and insightful takeaways for all.
 

mummymoo2

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Welcome back. Mind summing up your ups and downs, enjoyments and pains etc.. gathered from your 5 yrs in JB? I think it will be interesting and insightful takeaways for all.
Hello AHGS14,

Thanks for the welcome back :smile:

Wow, what can I say. The first two years were period of adjustments. The morning commute was most trying because we had one kid who was attending public school and had to be there before 7.15am and it felt that like a million other parents were also trying to get their kids to school on time. So we spent a lot of time on the road in the morning although the evening rides were less frantic. But we also had parents and PIL whose homes were open to our kids whenever they could not come home because of school activities and that was a real life saver for all.

Once my son finished O levels and started Poly, and my eldest daughter girl left for Sydney for uni, we had a much better morning commute. My husband and I have flexi work hours (we didn't have to be in the office nor leave it at certain times) and that helped us a lot.

In general though, we all love living in JB. We like that our house here is low density but we have made friends with our neighbours and invite each other over for any makan sessions. I have made good friends from two neighbours who are very helpful and we are each other sounding board and help lines.

We are still enjoying exploring different makan areas and we have made a target to try hiking - some friends have said were some areas which are beautiful for nature walks.

I can see ourselves living here for a while more :smile:
 

AHGS14

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Hello AHGS14,

Thanks for the welcome back :smile:

Wow, what can I say. The first two years were period of adjustments. The morning commute was most trying because we had one kid who was attending public school and had to be there before 7.15am and it felt that like a million other parents were also trying to get their kids to school on time. So we spent a lot of time on the road in the morning although the evening rides were less frantic. But we also had parents and PIL whose homes were open to our kids whenever they could not come home because of school activities and that was a real life saver for all.

Once my son finished O levels and started Poly, and my eldest daughter girl left for Sydney for uni, we had a much better morning commute. My husband and I have flexi work hours (we didn't have to be in the office nor leave it at certain times) and that helped us a lot.

In general though, we all love living in JB. We like that our house here is low density but we have made friends with our neighbours and invite each other over for any makan sessions. I have made good friends from two neighbours who are very helpful and we are each other sounding board and help lines.

We are still enjoying exploring different makan areas and we have made a target to try hiking - some friends have said were some areas which are beautiful for nature walks.

I can see ourselves living here for a while more :smile:
Tx for the sharing. Sg is certainly a better place to live in if you're a high earner or net-worth. In my view, for the average middle class, despite all the negatives, your SGD goes much further and buy you more enjoyment in JB beyond merely worrying about surviving and saving for the rainy old days.
 

Duckson

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Has anyone been to uniworld International school, or has sent your children there? Appreciate if some comments can be shared here. Can't find much online.
 
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