We’ve rounded up the best moving companies in Singapore, whether you’re moving across the world or just across town!
Whether you’re finishing up an overseas posting or simply moving to a new apartment, finding the right mover is an essential ingredient to ensuring this highly stressful process goes smoothly. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best moving companies in Singapore to help get you sorted, mama!
Where available, we’ve even provided the average estimated cost for a local move (based on a 3-bedroom condo). Bear in mind that prices can vary depending on a wide number of factors (square footage, amount of furniture, apartment location and more), but at least you get a general idea, which is handy with such a seemingly overwhelming process. It’s always worth getting a few different quotes if you can, mama — in our experience different companies can vary by thousands of dollars in their pre-move estimates!
Astro Worldwide Movers
Astro’s been around since 1976 and is well-versed in coordinating the logistics involved in an international move (just check out their name), along with related tasks like air freight and shipping. Of course with their strong network of movers and trucks, they can also help with local moves in a snap.
Astro Worldwide Movers, 7 Temasek Boulevard, #12-07 Suntec Tower One, Singapore 038987, Tel: (+65) 6791 2488, [email protected], www.astromovers.com.sg
With the motto Reliable, Honest, Swift, RHS Movers offers a full range of local moving services at very competitive prices (they specialize in Singapore, and don’t do international relocations). You have the option to pack and unpack your own goods, or leave it to the pros. Rates start from just $200 (for 300 cubic feet of space), including manpower and free furniture wrapping.
Wowza, mama, this international moving company has almost 400 years of experience with home moves, with 600 locations in more than 40 countries handling over 50,000 moves annually to date. They obviously bring a lot of experience and know-how to any move, but are even able to help with local moves across town. Their standard package includes full door-to-door service (that means no packing, score!), and they can even help you arrange handover services like handymen and apartment cleans.
Average estimated cost for a local 3-bedroom condo move: $3,200 + GST
Allied Pickfords, 10 Hoe Chiang Road, 06-01 Keppel Towers, Singapore 089315, Tel: (+65) 6862 4700, www.alliedpickfords.com.sg
Asian Tigers Mobility
Having served the expat community in Asia for more than 50 years, Asian Tigers (formerly known as K.C. Dat) knows how to make relocations simple and hassle-free. They provide a comprehensive end-to-end mobility service tailored to your personal needs, and can also handle local moves, air and sea freight forwarding, storage solutions, and office moves.
This is like the classic “Man with a Van” revamped for the 21st century: with GoGo Van’s sweet app you get instant access to 10,000 GoGo Vans and trucks across Singapore, whether you want to move one piece of furniture (so handy for Singapore’s thriving pre-loved market!) or your entire house. It’s seriously as simple as booking a taxi, with on-demand, same-day booking and an average response time of just 60 seconds! Prices are totally reasonable, too.
Founded in Hong Kong and now available in 17 different cities across Asia, Lalamove provides same-day delivery services for both businesses and consumers, from delivering small items and envelopes to full-scale house moves with different truck sizes available for booking. You can book Lalamove 24/7, mama, with handy door-to-door GPS driver tracking, and you can even arrange multiple deliveries to different destinations, all with the use of their handy app (available for both Apple and Android). You know they must be doing something right: they’re currently partnered with IKEA in Tampines to help customers get their purchases home from the store. Look for their kiosk next time you’re out there!
Sassy Mamas who give Lalamove a try can get an exclusive 5% discount off their services. Use promo code SASSY5 at checkout when you book through their website (valid through 24 August, 2016).
Delivering the best moving services for individuals and businesses, you can count on TheLorry to provide logistical assistance including house and office moving, bulky item disposal, and other needs. TheLorry’s online portal and smartphone app provide users in Singapore and Malaysia with instant quotations on movers while providing various options for the type of vehicle to be rented. You’ll immediately notice their emphasis on ease of use and professional-level service, with savings for your moving costs in mind!
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Raffles Relocation & Mobility
Specialising in moving families around the corner or across the globe (they’re “Proudly Singaporean and Robustly Global”!), Raffles Relocation works with over 2,000 partners across 160 countries on 6 different continents, providing a full suite of services from storage to settling-in packages. And they also bring that expertise to local moves, mama, with award-winning customer service that’ll have you feeling right at home, no matter where your new home might be!
Rentalorry is a reputable mover company with over 80 trusted 5-star reviews on their Facebook page written by their happy clients! Unlike local movers, Rentalorry partners with a freight forwarder company, M&P International Freights, to provide international moves at very affordable rates. Apart from moving services, Rentalorry is also a one stop portal for all your transportation needs. Their large fleet of vehicles lets them provide lorry or van rental with driver service, passenger van transport service, long term lorry rental and lorry leasing.
SAE Asia Relocation
SAE started in Shanghai in 2005, and their success across China has led them to expand to Singapore. You’ll find a professional and responsive customer service team that can help you with everything from mini-moves across town to international pet relocations. They even coordinate office moves if you need a hand with that headache, mama!
Average estimated cost for a local 3-bedroom condo move: $2,150 + GST
SAE Asia Relocation, 1 Sunview Road, #07-32, Singapore, 627619, Tel: (+65) 9335 1237, www.sae-asia.com
Santa Fe Relocation Services
This international moving pro can help with everything from a Singapore move to a major relocation, handling real estate, visa and immigration services, and much more. Every moving and packing crew is led by an English-speaking supervisor trained in accordance with ISO standards, and they’re happy to help with both packing and unpacking if it’s so required. Santa Fe also uses state-of-the-art storage for keeping your stuff safe, mama!
These folks have you got covered no matter the scenario, mama, specialising in both local and international moves. You can opt to pack yourselves, or take full advantage of their speedy and efficient packing services; if you’re moving abroad they offer a Move Manager through their unique MOVEPREP service to handle all the pesky customs and insurance details that go along with international moves. They’ve also got a fully functioning warehouse that provides air-conditioned storage (so key!) for both temporary and long-term requirements.
Average estimated cost for a local 3-bedroom condo move: $2,500 + GST
Providing packing, unpacking and disposal services for maximum convenience, SSTS can handle both local and international moves with ease. They’ve also got both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned storage facilities available, depending on your needs, and are fully equipped to help you manage the customs and insurance issues that arise with international relocations.
Star Moving & Storage
Established in 2003, Star Movers makes local and international moving and storage services more convenient and less stressful for clients with its innovative solutions. The professional service caters to every client’s needs and manages their products delicately. Preferring to give attention to even the smallest details in their relocation services, they provide home, office and international moves with full packing and unpacking services, air and sea freight services, and even warehouses with air conditioning and non-air con storage facilities. Their other services include handyman and apartment cleaning services!
Offering moving services for both families and businesses, Citi Map handles relocations for a number of multi-national corporations, and is well regarded for their attention to detail throughout the moving process, from initial consultation and assessment, to their careful shrink-wrap packing. They’ll also take apart and re-assemble furniture free of charge.
Citi Map, 211 Woodlands Avenue 9, #04-76 Woodlands Spectrum II, Singapore 738960, Tel: (+65) 6754 2555, [email protected], www.citimap.sg
This global company is well-versed in coordinating international moves — their website has handy tips on everything from “Moving with teenagers” to “How to make a greener move”. Along with this they can handle customs queries, pet relocations, special care for fragile or high-value pieces, and much more. And they also offer local moving services!
Crown Relocations, Tel: (+65) 6861 6818, [email protected], www.crownrelo.com
Sassy Mama Editor Kate used Elite for her recent move in March 2016 and was thrilled with their service. Not only was their estimate $1,000 less than what was quoted by some other companies, but their staff handled all packing and unpacking, carried everything up three flights of stairs, and still managed to be done by 3:30pm. Elite is definitely Sassy Mama-approved.
Elite Movers, Block 3018 Bedok North Street 5, #04-40, Eastlink Building, Singapore 486132, Tel: (+65) 6242 4886, www.elitemovers.com.sg
The Helping Hand
The Helping Hand not only earns high marks from mamas across Singapore, but it’s also a moving company you can feel good about using, as it employs recovering drug addicts and ex-offenders, who can sometimes struggle to find employment opportunities in Singapore. With over 20 years’ experience, 14 trucks at their disposal, and low and transparent pricing, it’s a great option for local moves (particularly if you’re ok to handle your own packing).
The Helping Hand, 819 Upper Serangoon Road Singapore 534678, Tel:
(+65) 6283 2204, www.thehelpinghand.org.sg
Founded by a mother-daughter team (how cool is that?), Jenny Movers specialises in local moves, including Malaysia. They give you the option of packing up your own stuff to save money, or using their full packing and unpacking services. They’ll also haul away unwanted furniture and assist with bulky garbage disposal.
A local move specialist, KNT’s been around since 2007, and have a reputation for quick and attentive customer service. They’ve got all your packing and unpacking needs sorted if need be, and can also manage longterm storage solutions.
KNT Movers, 3 Ang Mo Kio Street 62, Singapore 569139, Hotline: (+65) 6747 6636, www.kntmovers.com.sg
Promise Movers earn raves from mamas for their competitive pricing and efficient but exacting service. They’re capable of handling local or international moves, and can also provide longterm storage solutions if need be.
Promise Movers, 19 Keppel Road, Jit Poh Building #06-02
Singapore 089058, Tel: (+65) 8333 1111, www.facebook.com/Promise-Movers-108862522612809
Rodex is one of Singapore’s local moving stalwarts, having been around since 1978. This is another company with a sterling online reputation (always bodes well), and they offer competitive pricing, to boot!
Rodex Movers, 20 Maxwell Road #09-17 Maxwell House, Singapore 069113, Tel: (+65) 6844 3363, www.rodexmovers.com
Named to the Promising SME 500 (an award for successful local businesses) in 2013, Vimbox focuses on efficiency and high-quality customer service. They even have a “We late, We Pay” pledge that’ll get you a discount if they miss their designated arrival or delivery windows.
Vimbox Movers, 61 Bukit Batok Crescent#03-06 Singapore 658078, Tel: (+65) 6339 4439, [email protected], www.vimboxmovers.com.sg
138 Professional Movers
In our experience this local company is extremely responsive, following up with our online enquiry within 10 minutes of sending it (when does that ever happen in Singapore?!), and promptly arranging a thorough and detail-oriented site inspection along with providing a competitive quote.
138 Professional Movers, Blk 9005 #03-222, Tampines Street 93, Tampines Industrial Park A, Singapore 528839, Tel: (+65) 6260 5603, www.138profmovers.com
Brought to you in partnership with SIR Move, Allied Pickfords, Asian Mobility Tigers, GoGoVan, Lalamove, TheLorry, Raffles Relocation & Mobility, Rentalorry, SAE Asia Relocation, Santa Fe Relocation Services and SSTS Mover & Warehousing.