Register Birth in Singapore for PR or Foreigner

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Birth registration should be done within 14 days from the date of birth, including Sundays and public holidays. Regardless whether your are a citizen, Permanent Residence (PR) or Foreigner.

Documents Needed

Notification of Live Birth issued by the hospital*
Identity Cards of both parents
Original marriage certificate of parents, with English translation (if applicable)

Additional Documents Required for Foreigners  
Passports of parents
Entry Permits of parents
Disembarkation/Embarkation card of parents

Additional Documents Required for Registration by Proxy
A letter of authorization from the parents of the child

Registration Venue in Singapore

Births can be registered at any of the following hospitals where the child was born:
  • Gleneagles Hospital
  • KK Women's & Children's Hospital
  • Mount Alvernia Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Hospital
  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
  • National University Hospital
  • Raffles Hospital
  • Parkway East Hospital
  • Singapore General Hospital
  • Thomson Medical Centre 

you need to pay extra for this service at the hospital, SGD 38 (please check with the hospital directly to confirm).  If you go directly to ICA, you only need to pay for SGD 18. 

If you want to register the birth at the hospital make sure that you book the slot in advance. Depends on the hospital, some hospital do not provide this service every day and they have limited slots. I didn't manage to get a slot and need to go to ICA.

Births can be registered in ICA

Registry of Births & Deaths
Citizen Services Centre
3rd Storey, ICA Building
10 Kallang Road
(Next to Lavender MRT station)
Singapore 208718

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday : 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Saturday : 8.00 a.m. to 12.30 noon
Peak periods: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, eve and the day after public holidays After 11.00 am on weekdays and Saturdays

Please make sure that you bring all the required documents and bring a pen to ICA ( you need this to fill in the birth registration form). I had to go to level 4 just to find a pen.

Here what you need to do in ICA:
  • Go to the receptionist on the third floor, you'll be given queue number and form. 
  • Complete the Birth Report form and wait to be called.
  • The Registration Officer will verify the documents produced
  •  A sample print out of the birth certificate for you to check. 
  • Verify the particulars of the child.
  • Sign on the Birth Certificate that the Registration Officer will print out.
  • Payment $18 (NETS or CASH only).  
  • Wait for the Birth Certificate to be laminated and issued.
  • The officer will also explained various way to extend your child stay in Singapore.
It took 30-40 minutes including waiting time for me at that time.

Wahaha Bali Pork Ribs Review

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Wahaha Bali Pork Ribs Review
I was skeptical, I've tried couple of "famous ribs" such as Tony Romas, Morganfield's and I don't think such a Ribs restaurant in Bali can defeat them. I was wrong :)  it's certainly a way better than Morganfield's ribs and comparable with Tony Romas.

My Elf also agree that it's much much better than Morganfield's but she couldn't decide which one is better between Tony Romas and Wahaha Bali Pork Ribs.

Restaurant Ambience is Bali setting, it was kind of cozy but when we visited there was a construction on outer part of the restaurant. The inside was a little bit hot even though we visited at night,

Take a look at this Fried Pork Ribs, it was good... it's crispy on the outside and it's a little bit moist in the inside. I don't like fat so I like, you certainly need to have this as your appetizer.

This is the best bbq pork ribs! it's purely meat, I like it because I don't like fat.  It was dry inside, so if you like a moist and juicy ribs you may not like this one. Nothing special about the fries and the salad.
Tasty without BBQ sauce but the BBQ sauce was delicious and the best part it's unlimited (there's a whole bottle in each table ready for you). 
I would certainly recommend you to visit this place if you've time, be ready to order 2 portions because the portion is quite small. 
If you are not keen to try it (but your friends are), don't worry because they've salad & soups, burger & sandwiches, pasta, Indonesian Fried Rice, Balinese Satay and many more. you can see their menu from their website http://www.wahaharibs.com/ 

Wahaha Pork Ribs located in Kuta, about 30 minutes drive from the Airport. 
Address: Jl. Sunset Road Barat No.1689, Seminyak, Bali - Indonesia
Telp. (0361) 847-5655 / HP. 081 802 WAHAHA (924242)
Email: waroeng.wahaha@gmail.com

US Pre-learance at Abu Dhabi - Etihad

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US Pre-learance at Abu Dhabi - Etihad
The Pre Clearance facility at the Abu Dhabi Airport allows you do to immigration clearance in Abu Dhabi before departing to US.

The US pre-clearance in Abu Dhabi is located (currently) near the gate 60.

After I arrived in Abu Dhabi, I went straight to the gate 60 to do the US pre-clearance. the person standing near the pre-clearance told me that don't go straight to the US pre-clearance because the lounge after the clearence is small and go back to do the U.S. pre-clearance 1.5 hours before depature time.

Apparently they do have two lounges, one is before the US pre-clearance which is way bigger it's called Etihad Premium lounge, the other one is the U.S. Premium lounge which is tiny.

So I went back to the gate 36-57 to the Etihad Premium Lounge.  read a short review here about the Etihad Premium Lounge.

If you are a economy class passenger, I guess you can hang around a little bit before the U.S. pre-clearance but give yourself more time because the queue inside the pre-clearance is normally long.

You need to go through the security clearance and the immigration clearance. the security is pretty unforgiving on your items, so as much as possible don't take the risk.

I bought a cream (about 120 ml) from Changi airport Singapore (they told me that it will be okay as long as it's sealed) but the security disposed it and told me it's still consider liquid sealed or not it doesn't matter.

For business / first class you'll have a different line and it's short compared to the normal line. There's another line for the U.S. citizens and permanent residence in the immigration clearance.

you can proceed to the U.S Pre-clearance Lounge or the waiting room at the gate.

Take a note that you'll arrive as a domestic, tell your counterpart in advance about this and it's better to set up a meeting point (there's a Dunkin Donut there, perfect for meeting point).

check this link if you need more info