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					The Handbook
                            Table of Contents
I.     Introduction                                                                       6
 Welcome .................................................................................... 6
 Welcome Week .......................................................................... 6
II.    Partner Resources                                                                  7
 Partners Help Line ...................................................................... 7
 INSEAD Partners Yahoo! Group.................................................. 7
 Partner Directory........................................................................ 9
 The Handbook ............................................................................ 9
 Partner Liaisons .......................................................................... 9
 Student Council Representation ................................................. 9
III. Campus Information                                                                   10
 INSEAD Badge ...........................................................................10
 Bookstore...................................................................................10
 Car Parking ...............................................................................10
 Dining on Campus .....................................................................10
 Library .......................................................................................11
 Mail/Courier/Fax Services on Campus .....................................11
IV. Practical Information                                                                 11
 Emergency Numbers.................................................................11
 Useful Resources .......................................................................12
  Religion…………………………………………………………….....16
 Public Holidays in France ..........................................................12
 Banking......................................................................................14
 Car Leasing................................................................................14
 Tourism Office ...........................................................................15
 Fontainebleau Accommodation for Guests................................15
V.     Accomodation and Utilities                                                         17
 Permanent Accommodation ......................................................17
 Utilities.......................................................................................18
 Cleaning Services......................................................................20
 Electrician..................................................................................20
 Heating Repair...........................................................................20
 Keys and Locksmith ...................................................................21
 Plumbers ...................................................................................21
 Relocation Services....................................................................21
 TV/Video Installation/Repair.....................................................22




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VI. Getting Around – Cars, Trains & Buses                                                  23
 Bus .............................................................................................23
 Buying a Car ..............................................................................23
 Car Repair .................................................................................24
 Car Rental ..................................................................................24
 Cars Towed Away or Clamped .................................................25
 Parking Tickets ..........................................................................25
 Trains.........................................................................................25
 Taxis ..........................................................................................26
VII. Working                                                                               28
VIII.
     Partner and Campus Activities                                                         32
 Art Club .....................................................................................32
 Book Club ..................................................................................32
 Cheese & Wine Tastings ............................................................32
 On-campus Partner's room ................................. ......................33
 INDEVOR ...................................................................................34
 INSEAD Women’s Soccer Team.................................................34
 INSEAD Touch Rugby Team.......................................................35
 International Cooking Classes...................................................35
 Language Conversation Groups................................................35
 Mothers-To-Be and New Mothers Group ...................................35
 Movie Nights..............................................................................36
 Walking Club.............................................................................36
 Paris Partners Group .................................................................36
 Running Club.............................................................................36
 National Weeks..........................................................................37
 Random Dinners ........................................................................37
 Partners Lunch ...........................................................................37
 New Activities ............................................................................37
 Outdoor Activities Group ..........................................................38
 Tours of France ..........................................................................38
 Winter and Summer Balls ..........................................................38
IX. Leisure, Courses and Sports                                                            39
 Canoeing ...................................................................................39
 Continuing Education ................................................................39
 Cooking Classes........................................................................40
 Fitness Centre............................................................................41
 French Language Courses.........................................................41
 Golf Courses..............................................................................43



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 Horseback Riding ......................................................................44
 Library .......................................................................................44
 Life Coach..................................................................................45
 Movies .......................................................................................45
 Squash .......................................................................................45
 Swimming Pools (Public) ...........................................................45
 Swimming Pools (Private) ..........................................................46
 Tennis ........................................................................................47
 Theatre (Live) ............................................................................47
 Tourism Office ...........................................................................47
 Wine Tasting with Helen Makins................................................47
 Yoga ..........................................................................................48
 Other hobbies :..........................................................................48
X.    Discovering Paris and France                                                        50
 Listings for Paris ........................................................................50
 Museums in Paris .......................................................................52
 Museums in Fontainebelau ........................................................53
 Short Trips in the Fontainebleau Area .......................................53
 Villages/Sites Around Fontainebleau ........................................54
 Longer Trips ..............................................................................55
 Useful Travel Websites ..............................................................56
XI. Restaurants, Cafés And Bars                                                           58
 Restaurants in Fontainebleau.....................................................58
 Restaurants in the Surrounding Area .........................................61
 Cafés..........................................................................................63
 Bars............................................................................................63
 Delivery .....................................................................................64
 Discounts for INSEAD Staff, Faculty and Students ......................64
XII. Shopping                                                                             67
 Arts & Crafts...............................................................................67
 Bakeries.....................................................................................67
 Bicycles (buy/repair) ................................................................68
 Books/Video/DVD .....................................................................68
 Chocolatiers ..............................................................................69
 Affordable Clothes ....................................................................69
 Clothing for Mothers-to-Be ........................................................69
 Clothing for Newborn Babies and Children ..............................69
 Computers (buy/repair)............................................................70
 Cooking Supplies ......................................................................70
 Costumes and Party Supplies ....................................................70




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 Do-It-Yourself ............................................................................70
 Dry Cleaning .............................................................................71
 Fromageries ..............................................................................71
 Grocery Shopping .....................................................................72
 Hairdressers ..............................................................................73
 Household Electronics...............................................................75
 Internet ......................................................................................75
 Laundry......................................................................................75
 Foreign Newspapers and Magazines.........................................76
 Massage.....................................................................................76
 Manicures ..................................................................................76
 Organic/Health Food Grocers ...................................................77
 Other Food Stores......................................................................78
 Fresh Pasta.................................................................................79
 Pedicures...................................................................................79
 Printers ......................................................................................79
 Photo Shops ...............................................................................80
 Shoes .........................................................................................80
 Shoe Repair (+ key copies & car plates)....................................80
 Shopping Malls/Centres............................................................81
 Spas ...........................................................................................82
 Sporting Goods..........................................................................83
 Stationery...................................................................................83
 Tailors........................................................................................83
 Tea/Coffee.................................................................................84
 Wine Merchants.........................................................................84
 Discounts for INSEAD Staff, Faculty and Students ......................85
XIII.
     Health                                                                               87
 Hospitals ....................................................................................87
 General Practitioners.................................................................88
 Allergy Specialists .....................................................................89
 Dentists ......................................................................................90
 Dermatologist ............................................................................91
 Giving Birth in France................................................................91
 Gynaecologists ..........................................................................91
 Homeopathy ..............................................................................92
 Laboratories ..............................................................................92
 Midwives ...................................................................................92
 Paediatricians ............................................................................93




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 Pharmacies (english speaking) .................................................94
 Physiotherapists ........................................................................94
 Psychologists .............................................................................95
 Veterinarian & Kennel ...............................................................95
XIV.Children                                                                           97
 Daycare .....................................................................................97
 Schools.....................................................................................101
 Indoor Childrens Activities......................................................103
 Outdoor Childrens Activites ....................................................105
 Baby Accessory Shops.............................................................107
 Childrens Shoe Shops..............................................................108
 Childrens Clothing ..................................................................109
 Maternity Clothing Shops .......................................................109
 Toy Shops ................................................................................110
XV. Leaving INSEAD                                                                     112
 Closing Your Bank Account .....................................................112
 Cancelling Phone and Internet (Wanadoo) .............................112
 Paying Your Last Bills...............................................................113
 Removals/Furniture Storage....................................................114
 Selling Your Car ......................................................................114
 INSEAD Partners Yahoo! Group...............................................114




                                      INSEAD
                            Boulevard de Constance
                          77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
                               +33 (0)1 60 72 40 00
                          Fax +33 (0)1 60 74 55 00 / 01
                               www.insead.edu




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                       I.Introduction

Welcome
INSEAD is a true melting pot of cultures and languages, so
this is a great year to meet new people, broaden your
horizons, and even pick up a new language. The decision to
leave your friends and family is always difficult but
remember that almost every INSEAD partner is in the same
situation.

Please get as involved as you want to in the partner
activities. All are done purely on a voluntary basis.
Everyone is welcome to initiate new activities, or help out at
any time.

Several December’07 partners are available to answer your
questions and help you settle in (see Partners Help Line,
page 8). Do not worry if you don’t know anyone yet – you
will get to know people quickly and also there are still many
December partners who are meeting each other for the first
time!

This year is really what you make of it, so get involved and
enjoy!! If you haven’t brought fancy dress outfits with you,
have someone send them across quickly – you’ll need them!

Welcome Week
It is a good idea to join the Welcome Week activities as this
will help you meet people and become familiar with how
things work at INSEAD. However, even if you are not here
during Welcome Week, there will be many other
opportunities to get to know people, so do not worry if you
arrive late! All partners are welcome – whether you are here
permanently, on weekends only, or just occasionally!




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                 II.Partner Resources

A Partners Welcome Presentation will be held during the
week. There will be an introduction to the activities
currently available for partners, and a presentation of
information to help you plan your year at INSEAD.

A Partners Welcome Cocktail reception around 7.30pm
will follow the presentation. This is a great opportunity to
get to know each other.


The school contacts for student and partner assistance is:
     Valérie Martins Boer
     Student Life Manager
     Ph : 01 60 72 43 51
     Fax: 01 60 74 55 14
     e-mail: Valerie.martinsboer@insead.edu

     Katrina Groves
     Student Life Liaison Officer
     Ph : 01 60 72 42 49
     Fax :01 60 74 55 14
     e-mail: Katrina.groves@insead.edu



INSEAD Partners Yahoo! Group
The INSEAD Partners Yahoo! Group is a forum and bulletin
board for partner information and communication. We
highly recommend all partners join – the more that join, the
better it is. Here is how to sign in:
Either
    • Go to:
       www.groups.yahoo.com/group/INSEADPartners,
       and click on Join this group.



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     •   Click on Sign up now. Fill in all the fields and
         Submit the form.
     •   You will be asked for e-mail verification. Click on
         Get web access, then Edit my membership, and
         check that your e-mail account is the one you wish to
         use. Save changes.
Or
     •   Send an email to;
         InseadPartners-subscribe@yahoogroups.com from
         the address you wish to receive postings at. This will
         allow you to receive & send postings via email ( but
         you won’t be able to use the web page based
         features unless you already have a Yahoo ID).

Please note that if you choose to receive e-mails in an
account that is not Yahoo (e.g. Hotmail), you will receive e-
mail verification from Yahoo. Check the information and
click on “Important! Please click here to verify this e-mail
address for your account!”




Using the Yahoo! Group
Once signed in, go to the web site to find all the web
features of the group in the left column of your screen. You
can click on each of them to find out what they are for. The
files posted present some useful information; messages can
be checked on the Yahoo web site or received via your
current e-mail service (Hotmail, Wanadoo, etc.).
How to unsubscribe
If you do not wish to belone to InseadPartners, you may
unsubscribe by sending an email to InseadPartners-
unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com




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Partner Directory
     This is a directory of all INSEAD partners, with
     photographs, some personal details, and contact
     information.

The directory is posted on the INSEAD network K: drive,
which you can access via your partner’s log in (file “how to
access the K: drive” in the file section of the yahoo group).
Please check that your details have been entered correctly,
and edit them if they are incorrect. The more information
included, the more useful the directory.

The Handbook
     Each intake, the Handbook is edited by a partner.
     This includes editing the handbook for corrections
     and updates as well hosting a meeting to
     determine who from his/her intake will serve as
     contacts for the various activities and clubs.
Partner Liaisons
Often, throughout the year, there are school events co-
ordinated by the Student Life and admissions offices.
Sometimes these events require the assistance of the
partners, including new partner welcomes and special
seminars. The partner liaisons are not responsible for co-
ordinating the events, but helping the school departments
communicate these events to the partner community and
garner its support


Student Council Representation
The Student Council is a body of student representatives
who are elected each new class, and who are responsible
for organising events such as national weeks, speaker
forums, sporting activities, etc.




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               III.Campus Information

INSEAD Badge
Partners receive an INSEAD badge with their photo and
name on it. You will be expected to wear it on campus at all
times for security reasons. You can put money onto the
badge (using a credit card at the machine in the bar or cash
at the cash registers/behind the bar). Cards are used to pay
for meals at the cafeteria and sandwich bar. You can pay for
food and drinks in cash,. Food in the cafeteria is subsidised,
but partners and children have to pay an access fee of 1.50
Euros. Pick-up location: Catering Services (located on
WEST WING 1.02) Or at the Partner Stand during welcome
week.

Bookstore
Footnote is in the bar area, sells books, magazines, maps,
stationery, cards, gifts, international plugs, toothpaste...etc.
Open Monday to Friday: 9am-6.45pm. Tel.: 01 60 72 42 61.



Car Parking
MBA participants and partners can use the INSEAD outdoor
car parks as well as underground car parks. Only those
vehicles with a visible authorisation sticker (distributed by
INSEAD to MBAs in the first week) are allowed to park on
campus. Be careful: all badly parked vehicles are liable to
be stopped with a wheel clamp.

Dining on Campus
Cafeteria hours: Monday to Thursday: 11.45am-2pm & 6.30-
9pm. Fridays: 11.45am-2pm. Please note that evening
meals are more expensive (not-subsidised by INSEAD).
Sandwich bar: Monday to Friday: 8am-10pm/ Sat. 8am-2pm.



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Library
The Doriot Library is open 24 hours 7 days a week. However
library staff are not there on a 24 hour basis. Please refer to
MBA Connect for full details.
Partners can use their badge to borrow materials. Members
are registered as users when they check out a document for
the first time at the General Information Desk. Partners’
shelves display a variety of novels & non-business related
books donated by former partners. Colour printers &
scanners can be found in the 1st floor back room.

Mail/Courier/Fax Services on Campus
Located at the desk near the library entrance.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
For your mail to be sent the same day, hand it in before
4.00pm. For most local and overseas mail you can use the
automatic stamp dispenser machine.


              IV.Practical Information

Emergency Numbers

       112 for all emergencies

       18 Fire
       15 Ambulance
       17 Police

       0820 077 505 Emergency doctors
       (house calls & after hours)




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Useful Resources

Fontainebleau Mairie (Town hall)
40 Rue Grande
   01 60 74 64 64
Fontainebleau Sous-Préfecture
37 Rue Royale
   01 60 74 66 77
Hours: 9am-12.30am & 1:30pm-4pm.
Closed on Wednesdays (all day) and Fridays (afternoon).
Fontainebleau Police Station
  01 60 71 58 00

Yellow Pages: www.pagesjaunes.fr: to find any addresses
and telephone numbers of shops, restaurants, etc.
Also www.fontainebleau.fr (english).

Religion

Fontainebleau Anglican Church

Service in English every Sunday morning at 10.30am in the
chapel of the Lycée Saint Aspais

18 Boulevard Maginot, Fontainebleau

Eglise St Louis
2 Rue de la Paroisse, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 25 50
Sat 6.30pm, Sun 10.30am
Protestant Church
3 Rue Béranger, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 57 25




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Synagogue
38 Rue Paul Séramy, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 68 48
Fri 7.30pm, Sat 9.30am

Mosques

Association Culturelle Musulmane De Dammarie

464 av. Colonel Fabien

La Grande Mosquee d’Evry

20 rue Georges Brassens

91080 Courcouronnes



Public Holidays in France
2009
1st January               New Year
13 April                  Easter Monday
1st May                   Labour Day
8th May                   Victory Day
21May                     Ascension
14th July                 National Day (Bastille Day)
15th August               Assumption
1st November              All Saints’ Day
11th November             Armistice
25th December             Christmas Day

Please note there is class for MBA students even on
holidays! But most stores will be closed (most Mondays too!)




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Banking
Banks are represented on campus during registration days.
It is recommended that you open a current account with a
“carte bleue” (debit card) and a cheque book.

Cheques are generally accepted for all payments.
Alternatively you can use the “carte bleue” with a PIN code.

Electricity, water, telephone etc. can be paid by direct debit
which is very convenient.

Banks in Fontainebleau are usually open Tuesday to
Saturday. They close for lunch.

When opening your bank account, ask immediately for a
“RIB” and an IBAN number, which you will need to provide
when you subscribe for a mobile phone or landline.

For transfering money from US/Canada to Europe:
www.xe.com (good rates).




Car Leasing

PAULA Dagher

Great details for non-EU residents

Email: paula.dagher@sidiasal.com

Post Office
2 Rue de la Chancellerie (opposite the carrousel),
Fontainebleau
  01 60 74 51 40




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There are post offices in most villages and there are also
mail/ courier/fax services on campus in the library building.

If you leave Fontainebleau for a period, you can request the
post office to keep your mail for you. The cost is approx. 12,
50 euros per month.

Please note the French postal service can charge you
customs fees for any package sent to you if the declared
value is over a certain amount. Check with the INSEAD desk
for exact amounts.

Tourism Office
4 rue Royale, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 99 99
Open Mon.–Sat.: 10am-6pm / Sun.:10am-12:30pm
& 3pm-5pm
They speak English!
You can get free maps, buy more detailed maps, get an
overview of what is happening in Fontainebleau and the
surrounding areas. Can also pick up movie / theatre
programmes.


Accommodation in Fontainebleau for Visitors

In addition to these hotels, also visit the Gites de France
website where you will find many Bed & Breakfasts.

www.gites-de-france.com

Hôtel Mercure
41 rue Royale, Fontainebleau
   01 64 69 34 34

Ibis
18 rue Ferrare, Fontainebleau



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  01 64 23 45 25
Fax: 01 64 23 42 22

Hôtel de Londres
1 Place Général de Gaulle, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 20 21
Fax: 01 60 72 39 16
hdelondres1850@aol.com

Hôtel Victoria
112 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
  01 60 74 90 00




Hôtel de la Chancellerie
1 Rue Chancellerie, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 21 70

Aigle Noir Hôtel
27 Place Napoléon Bonaparte, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 60 00

Hôtel Napoléon
9 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 60 39 50 50




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         V.Accommodation and Utilities

Permanent Accommodation

Bonapart Housing Services
www.bonapart.org
Houses rented directly by landlords, no fee.
Office de l’Immobilier
House rental, car rental, etc. Good services, but bear in
mind that there will be an agency fee.
http://www.officeimmobilier.fr
   01 60 72 41 48
City-Junction
Founded to help students who are unable to visit the area
before the start of the school year. Offers online bookings
and accompanied visits to accommodation options (agency
fees charged).
www.city-junction.com
   06 98 80 61 65

Additional charges to take into consideration:
Residence Tax
Insurance (obligatory!)
Gardening/maintenance
Central heating
Electricity, gas and water
Deposit (2 months)
Summer rental (try to pay for just 1 month over Jul/Aug)

Facts about housing rental in France:
On arrival and departure, a complete inspection will be held and an
inventory completed (signed by both parties). Make sure you are
there! Check if it’s clean (standards don’t tend to be very high!)




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If you choose accommodation in a village around Fontainebleau,
bear in mind that public transport is limited (buses only every 2
hours!) and you might need two cars. The landlord has, by law, 2
months to return the deposit after the day of departure. The
landlord can deduct the following from the deposit: Cost for
cleaning, chimney sweeping, boiler checking (if you have not done
it), replacement / repair of missing / broken items (as per the
inventory.)
Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF)
In some cases, the French government allocates financial
housing support for students. To obtain an application form,
contact the CAF office in Melun. You must have already
signed a housing contract and received your carte de séjour
(if applicable).
CAF
21-23 Avenue du General Leclerc
77024 Melun
   08 20 25 77 10
www.caf.fr

Utilities

Electricity and Gas
EDF-GDF
48 Boulevard Orloff, Fontainebleau
   08 10 17 00 27
You have to establish a new contract in your name. It is easier if you
provide the name of the previous tenant and your meter reading.
Water
La Société des Eaux de Melun
47 bis Rue Guérin, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 33 28 or 01 60 39 54 10
Telephone
France Telecom
140 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau -     08 00 10 14 77 -
  English Speaking Line: 01 55 78 60 56 (9:00 – 17:00, Mon-Fri)



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Try to set up your phone/internet (live box) connection ASAP
as it can take up to 2 months! You may even be able to sort this
out on line before you arrive.

France Telecom also has a shop at Carrefour in Villiers-en-
Bière (for directions, see section on groceries), where they
are usually less busy (open 10am-8pm). They speak very
little English, so it would be helpful to take along a French-
speaking person with you.

If you spend the summer outside of Fontainebleau, you can
request that your fixed line phone service be temporarily
suspended. You will pay around 5 euros a month, but this
will be less expensive than the standard monthly fee.

There are also some great online providers €30 per month
including high speed internet connection and TV channels
http://www.free.fr/
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones and service are available through France
Telecom. Alternatively, you can also use providers such as:

       France Telecom (Orange)
       140 Rue Grande
       77300 Fontainebleau

       The Phone House
       8 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
          01 60 71 56 00

If you live in a surrounding village it would be very
advisable to check with others, if possible, that you can get
reception there for the provider you choose. Alternatively,
when you sign up ask if there is a “cooling off” period so
you can try the phone at your house and cancel the contract
if it doesn’t work. Note that some locations may struggle to
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Also some people have found that they can’t send SMS
messages to their preferred countries, due to lack of
agreements between the local and overseas network
providers. Documentation on this is often vague so it’s likely
something you will just have to try. Again a cooling-off
period could be useful here.

Cleaning Services
The average price is €10 per hour (without tax).

    Name             Phone                      Comments

                  06 24 29 14 73    Speaks French, highly
Pascale
                  01 64 29 43 68    recommended, also baby-sits

Samira            06 71 98 21 29

Valérie           01 64 23 53 15

Aline             06 84 17 09 25     Speaks French and Polish

                                     Company which can provide you a
                                     cleaning lady. €16.50 per hour for
Ceka Services     01 60 70 08 82     at least 3 hours in a row. Big
                                     cleaning before moving for €20.50
                                     per hour. Prices include taxes

Arcade Services   01 64 22 16 07

Electrician

EDF
  08 10 33 33 77 (note: electricity is cheaper from 12am to
6am)

Handy-Man

Société Odyssee
  01 64 29 43 68 / 06 18 27 61 78
Recommended for electrical, painting, heavy-duty jobs




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Heating Repair

Chauffage Service
181 Rue St. Merry, Fontainebleau
  01 64 22 47 63

Keys and Locksmith

Avon Multi Services
In the Champion supermarket in Avon
    01 60 72 27 90
Cordonnerie Artisanale
See details under shopping section - shoe repair.
Burgos (locksmith)
78 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 00 07
Monoprix
   01 64 22 20 96
58 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Open 8h45-19h45 Monday to Saturday and 9h-13h Sundays.

Plumbers

Confort et Chaleur
93 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 38 69
Claude Payen
1 Rue Paul Jozon, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 24 04

Relocation Services
There are service companies available that can help with
general relocation and administrative tasks, allowing you to
settle in more quickly and easily. Services can include



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setting up utilities, visiting rental properties you are
considering, finding schools, doctors, babysitters, and
helping you handle tasks in French (paperwork, contracts,
bookings, etc). For more information and an estimate,
contact:
The Missing Link…relocation
Louise McCorkell
lmccorkell@wanadoo.fr
  06 22 35 65 83
Sans Souci Solution
Joanna Gordon (INSEAD alumnus, 2004)
info@sanssoucisolution.com
www.sanssoucisolution.com
   01 75 00 04 71

TV/Video Installation/Repair

Galmard
8 Rue Renée Montgermont, Montigny-sur-Loing
   01 64 45 82 29
Satellite Communication 77
44 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 80 00




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      VI.Getting Around – Cars, Trains &
                      Buses

Bus
There is a relatively frequent bus service that runs to and
from the Fontainebleau-Avon station, making several stops
throughout Fontainebleau and close to INSEAD. Check your
nearest bus stop for a schedule.

If you do not have a car
On Wednesdays and Saturdays at around 14:15pm their is a
bus (line 21) that meets in front of the Tourism office and will
take you to the Carrefour Shopping Centre as well as
Barbizon. For more information and pricings see the
Tourism Office!

Buying a Car
If you are buying a car, go to the Fontainebleau Sous-
Préfecture (37 Rue Royale) with:
 • the "Carte Grise" with the seller’s signature
 • the "Demande de certificat d'immatriculation d'un
   vehicule" form with the seller’s signature
 • your new car insurance policy
 • AXA: 110 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau         01 64 22 22 15
 • your new "Controle technique" document, to prove the car is
   road-worthy. Test can be done at Autobilan 2M, 23 Rue Le
   Primatice, Fontainebleau     01 64 22 55 22

The Sous-Prefecture will register your car quickly for you. It
costs about €100. A local garage (BP near INSEAD) can
change your registration plates for you for approx €25

If you buy a car in France, then you move to a new house,
you need to update your address with the Sous-Préfecture.



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Visit the Sous-Préfecture and ask for a change of address
form. If you don’t do this, any speeding tickets you incur will
be mailed to the incorrect address. If you don’t receive the
ticket, you can’t pay early to receive a discount. Moreover,
after 45 days, your fine will double. If you don’t receive the
ticket in time, you can write a letter in French to the Sous-
Préfecture to appeal.

Car Repair

Citroën
177 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 69 53 30
Midas
43 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Avon
   01 64 22 01 02
Good for tires, brakes, and oil changes.
Peugeot
66 Avenue Valvins, Avon
   01 60 39 66 66
Renault
74 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 24 52

Volkswagen
4 Avenue de Valvins, Avon
   01 64 69 59 00

Car Rental

Ada
207 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau       01 60 71 08 81
Hertz
232 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau       01 64 22 55 77



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Avis
185 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau        01 64 22 49 65

Cars Towed Away or Clamped
If you don’t pay your parking fee, or you park in a bus lane,
in the middle of the street, or anywhere else that is
prohibited, the police can tow your car away or clamp it. If
your car is towed away, call      01 64 23 73 89, route de
Machault, Vulaines-sur-Seine.

Parking Tickets
Parking tickets can be paid by purchasing stamps in the
amount of the fine from a "Tabac" shop and then placing the
stamps on the ticket before mailing it to the address
indicated on the ticket. Alternatively, tickets can be paid in
person by cheque at the Gendarmerie office at Place de la
République, or at the police station at 10 Rue Paul Seramy.
The fine increases if the ticket is not paid within 45 days of
receiving it.

Trains

To Paris
To go to Paris: a single ticket (€7.80 for one-way including
one metro/RER trip); or a Mobilis ticket (approx €15.60)
which is a day return trip ticket allowing you unlimited trips
on the train/metro/RER/bus during one day. Tickets are
cheaper if you buy 10 at the same time (called a “carnet”,
approx €6 each).

If you plan to go to Paris often buy a “Carte Orange”, which
is a weekly (€32), or monthly (€107) season ticket which is
valid for unlimited train, metro, RER, and bus trips.

**Sometimes the trains to Paris split at Melun – ensure that
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A train schedule from Fontainebleau-Avon station to Gare
de Lyon station in Paris is available at the reception desk of
INSEAD. Alternatively, check online at the SNCF website
www.voyages-sncf.com or www.transport-idf.com

Around Paris
For help finding your way in Paris on the Metro, RER, and
buses, visit www.ratp.fr
To the Airports (CDG and Orly)
For trains to the airport, visit
http://idf.sncf.fr/GB/AerSom.htm
To Places throughout France
Train schedules can be found in every railway station and
the tourist office, or visit the SNCF website to check
schedules and book tickets online. http://www.sncf.com
To London
The Eurostar goes from Paris to London in just under three
hours. Alternatively, the Eurostar runs from Marne la Vallée
Chessy station (Euro Disney) to London in approximately
four hours. The schedule is a bit more limited, but
sometimes tickets from Marne la Vallée Chessy can be
cheaper. Convenient parking is available at Euro Disney for
around 8 euros/day. www.eurostar.com

Taxis
Taxis are a nightmare! Try to order in advance. It is very
difficult to hail one off the street or order one last minute.
Moreover, taxis tend not to work late in the night.

Pierre-Jean Large  06 03 19 35 33
Pierre-jean.large@wanadoo.fr

M. Alcubière    01 64 22 16 60
alcubiere.alain@club-internet.fr



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Mme Canavy    01 60 66 04 88 or 01 60 66 00 86,
taxis.canavy@wanadoo.fr

Taxi Gilbert  06 08 00 55 66
taxi-lesech@wanadoo.fr , has got a baby seat!

M. Laurent    06 85 73 61 79
Laurent.taxi.1@free.fr

Radio Taxis    01 64 22 00 06

Taxi Patrick   06 07 30 13 09

Shuttle Services - ShuttleWay
A car/van service from Fontainebleau to CDG Airport
or other locations in and around Paris. Prices are
reasonable. Prices drop when booking for groups.
When going to CDG for 2 it will cost €45 per person
when booking for 4 the cost drops to €25 per person.
www.shuttleway.com
   01 46 34 20 86




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                       VII.Working
Some partners would like to work or continue a professional
activity during the year they spend at INSEAD. For further
information, please refer to the following Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs) about job-search possibilities at INSEAD.
Please keep in mind that work possibilities may be limited.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the restrictions with regard to nationality?
If you are an EU national you are eligible to work in France.

I don’t have a French Passport. Will it still be possible
for me to work during this year?
It may be possible if you are an EU national. It is often not
possible for non-EU nationals but each country has its rules
(ex: Australians have a possibility to work for 12 months in
France if under the age of 30).

As a non-EU national, what can I do to accelerate the
process of obtaining working papers if I am offered a
Research position?
Before coming to France, you should apply for a long-term
work visa (this can take MONTHS), and bring a copy of your
birth certificate with you, showing the names of both
parents.

What are my chances if I am not an EU national in
France?
For a position in Research
An employer must be able to prove that the candidate who
is a non-EU national has a profile that he/she cannot find
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necessary to obtain working papers and this process could
take up to three months.
For a position in Administration
Unfortunately, there are no possibilities at INSEAD for
temporary positions in the Administration due to French
Work Permit Restrictions.

When should I start looking for work?
Once your partner/spouse has been accepted for the
INSEAD MBA programme, you can start consulting the Job
Opportunities    page    published  on    our   website.
http://www.insead.edu/discover%5FINSEAD/welcome/wor
king.htm If you see a position that corresponds to your
background, you can send your application to the email
address mentioned on the website. However, a good time to
start looking for work at INSEAD is when you arrive on
campus. Some opportunities will be communicated via the
Insead Partners yahoo group.

What type of positions can I apply for?
Generally we encourage you to apply for temporary
positions (CDDs), it very rare for INSEAD to be able to
consider partners for permanent posts (CDIs) due to the
short length of time you will be in France.

Are there positions available at INSEAD?
The current economic situation in France means that there
are not many positions available at INSEAD. However, you
could also register with one of the following, three main
temp agencies in Fontainebleau that might be able to help
you find work:

Adecco
246 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau       01 64 22 88 39

Manpower
7 Place République, Fontainebleau      01 60 39 57 10



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Vediorbis
Rés. la Châtelaine, Place de la Gare, Avon   01 60 74 08 48

What temporary positions for EU nationals in the
INSEAD Administration may be available to an MBA
partner?
Here are some examples of various administrative positions,
full-time and part-time, held by MBA partners from previous
classes on the Fontainebleau Campus:
     • Coordinator in a Research Centre – 2 months
     • Bilingual Secretary – 10 months
     • Receptionist – 1 week

What temporary positions at INSEAD may be available
to an MBA partner in Research?
Research Assistant/Research Associate: 3 months / 4 to 5
months / 10 months Part-time / full-time.

You may also consult the Human Resources Job Opportunity
site where new openings are posted at regular intervals
throughout the year, following new budget allocation:
http://www.insead.edu/discover_INSEAD/welcome/workin
g.htm

You may also visit a site where you can identify Faculty
working in your areas of experience and interest:
http://www.insead.edu/facultyresearch/research/index.htm

What are the key skills requested for a Research
Position on the FBL Campus?
   • Background in Training and Business Management
   • Excellent written English
   • Previous case writing experience
   • Quantitative analysis skills (previous working
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What temporary positions at INSEAD may be available
to an MBA partner within the External Relations
department (Alumni Relations and Alumni Fund)?
    • Reunion Event Coordinator for Alumni Reunions (1-3
       months)
    • Annual Alumni data update campaign, membership
       campaign (1-3 months)
    • Co-ordinator for the Telephone Fundraising
       Campaign (part-time 1-6 months)
    • Callers for the Telephone Fundraising Campaign
       (part-time 1–3 months)
    • Student Volunteer Co-ordinator (1–6 months)
What are the key skills required for these positions?
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Good knowledge of French (not required for the
      callers)
  • Previous event experience or good organisational
      skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good customer-service attitude
What do I do now?
If you have identified a position on the website that you wish
to apply for, you should send your CV and motivation letter
by e-mail to the address stated on the advertisement.
Partners’ applications are processed along with others in
the Human Resources candidate pool. Should any
appropriate opportunities arise, applicants will be
contacted directly by HR Recruitment.
If you want to speak to partners who found jobs at INSEAD
you can contact:
      Elodie Pacaud-Iché
      elodiepacault@hotmail.com
*** Please note that in all cases, it is helpful to open a French bank account to
facilitate the payment of your salary.




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     VIII.Partner and Campus Activities
To learn more about the following activities, please join the
Partners Welcome presensation which will take place suring
Welcome Week. All activities will be communicated via the
yahoo group but feel free to call or e-mail any of the co-
ordinators at any time. All partners are welcome to join
activities! But also remember that Partners are free to join
student clubs, so please visit their booths during Welcome
Week. If you have any ideas for new activities, feel free to
initiate them!


Art Club
The Art Club was founded for partners interested in art
appreciation and creating their own art work and crafts.
About once a month we get together to visit a museum, art
gallery or to create art or crafts. If you’d like to be involved,
or teach a craft, please contact:



Book Club
The book club meets once a month at a member’s home. We
choose authors from around the world, and we encourage
partners to share their knowledge or experience of topics
which relate to the book. The book club is a great way to
explore different cultures and authors, and is also a good
excuse to get to know each other better! Please contact:

Cheese & Wine Tasting
     Everyone knows France is famous for its wines,
     but let’s not forget its cheeses! With all the
     choices a fromagerie offers, selecting cheese can
     be just as overwhelming as trying to choose a
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     take turns choosing a theme, selecting six cheeses
     for tasting and researching information about the
     cheeses. We head to someone’s home, pair the
     cheeses with wine or champagne and then split
     the cost. This is a great way to sample and learn
     about France’s fromage in a very social setting



On-Campus Partner's Room
 A partner's room, furnished and equipped for children of all
ages, operates on the ground floor of the main building.
The room is open for the free use of all parents and children,
on weekdays during campus opening hours. It is closed
on Saturdays and Sundays, except for special occasions,
which must be coordinated in advance with INSEAD
administration via the Parents' Club coordinator.

When using the room, please follow these simple rules:
No shoes allowed in the room - please take them off outside.
Before leaving the room, please tidy up, put toys back in
place, and make sure there is nothing on the floor (food,
craft leftovers, beads etc.). Remember: babies crawl around
on the carpet.
Please use the exit door close to the Room to enter and exit
the building, and keep quiet when walking through the
cubicle hall where students will be working.
Children's playgroups
The playgroups offer a wonderful opportunity to meet other
partners with children, and it is always enlightening to see
how easily children communicate despite the language
barrier.
Usually the parents and kids continue for a joint lunch at the
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Parents' Club
The Parent's Club is run by partners, and is aimed to
coordinate all children-related activities, playgroups and
other activities (Christmas party, national week activities for
kids etc.).

The Club charges a voluntary fee of 20 Euros for 1 child for 6
months, and 30 Euros for 2 or more children for 6 months.
The money is usually used to buy supplies and equipment
for the partners' room (craft supplies, new toys etc).

The club email is Parents.ClubFb@insead.edu
Please send all your questions and suggestions to this
address.

INDEVOR
INDEVOR (www.insead.edu/indevor/) is a non-profit
organisation run by students and partners that serves as a
forum for those interested in social, environmental, and
ethical issues, often bridging the gap between business and
the social sector. INDEVOR seeks to address the areas of
international development, non-profit organisations, and
socially responsible businesses in developing and
developed countries. If you are keen to be involved, please
contact:



INSEAD Women’s Soccer Team
Come and play football for the INSEAD women’s soccer
team. Training is usually Wednesdays at 7pm, and everyone
is welcome! It is a great opportunity to meet students, other
partners, staff, faculty and, of course, to keep fit. No prior
experience needed, and newcomers are especially
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INSEAD Touch Rugby Team
Touch rugby is great fun, and an excellent way to meet new
people and to keep fit. Training is once a week, usually on
Monday evenings, and a rugby tour is organised every few
months. Last year we have played in Milan. No prior
experience is needed and newcomers are very welcome.
Coordinator position available!

International Cooking Classes
      These informal classes are a great way to learn
      how to cook delicious, new recipes in a fun and
      relaxed setting. Partners volunteer to teach their
      favourite recipes either at their home or
      someone else’s, and you simply sign up for the
      classes that appeal to you.

Language Conversation Groups
      Given the wide range of languages spoken at
      INSEAD, it makes sense for groups of partners to
      get together to practice or start learning a new
      language. Each language conversation group
      (e.g. French, English, Spanish, German, and
      Japanese) is organised and offered by partners
      themselves, and takes place either at INSEAD or
      at the home of the teaching partner. Classes
      usually meet weekly.

Mothers-To-Be and New Mothers Group
     If you are pregnant, plan to get pregnant soon or if
     you are a new mother (loosely defined!),
     CONGRATULATIONS! We meet regularly to discuss
     what we are going through, exchange information,




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       share our feelings, hear about the experiences of
       new mothers.



Movie Nights
When possible, we go to see a film in Fontainebleau, or get
together for a video at someone’s home.
We try to see films that are played in English (with French
subtitles) but we also see some French films or any other
interesting “version originale” (original language) films that
are on.
       Another option is to gather at someone’s house
or book an amphi and watch a DVD. This is a great way
to not only see some good films, but also to get to know
people in a relaxed environment. The video store on
rue Grande has a choice of movies in English or V.O.
Walking Club
We will aim to organize a walk at least once a week in
Fontainebleau or around the campus or even in the forests
for the purpose of some adventure and to stay active.

Paris Partners Group

Running Club
Ideally we would meet at the Obelisque or somewhere on
campus, and go out for a run in the forest areas. We can
start off with a distance of 5 KM, and then increase to
whatever the group would like. This is NOT a learn to run
group, but a group of people who can run for 20 minutes
without stopping already. We could train for a race, or just
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Random Dinners
These are small dinner parties held once a month at each
other’s homes. One partner hosts and the other partners
bring a dish (e.g. starter, main course, dessert). This is a
good opportunity to get to know other partners in a relaxed
and cosy setting, and to savour each other’s culinary skills!
The details of each dinner will be sent by e-mail. The co-
ordinator is:


Partners Lunch
     Every Tuesday, all partners who are available get
     together for lunch at the INSEAD cafeteria. We
     meet downstairs near the sandwich bar then head
     up to the back area of the cafeteria around
     12/12:30. High chairs for children are available.
     Searching for a coordinator for this role!!

National Weeks
Several times each period, students and partners from a
particular country or region host national weeks,
introducing their national food, drink, dance, culture and
traditions. These weeks always end with a large, themed
party open to all students. The students depend heavily on
co-ordination support from the partners, and this is a great
and fun way to get involved on campus. If you have
traditional dress from your country, or other countries, it
might be useful to bring them along with you to INSEAD.

New Activities
If you want to initiate a new activity or sport, host a
workshop, or give a lecture, etc., your ideas are very
welcome!! Simply post a message on the INSEAD Partners
Yahoo! group.




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Amphis can be booked for non-commercial activities and
the Partners’ Room can be used for adult activities after 8pm
on weekdays & on week-ends, contact one of the parent
partners listed previously for confirmation.

Outdoor Activities Group
Take advantage of living close to one of the largest forests
in France! Mountain biking, bouldering, kayaking, walking,
and running are some of the activities on the agenda. Maps
of the forest are available at footnote or at the tourism office
of Fontainebleau. Any of us may initiate a walk, go for it!

Tours of France
Experience the art, culture, and beauty of France with other
partners in informal group excursions. Trips to museums,
historical sites, châteaux and lots more can be organised.
Participants are encouraged to take turns in planning
excursions or contributing ideas about interesting activities.

Winter and Summer Balls
Twice a year, INSEAD hosts a ball, which students are
invited to attend. Many partners are also involved with the
planning of the balls. Both balls are black tie events, so it
would be useful to bring a formal dress with you if you have
one. Men wear Tuxedo or suits and most women wear floor
length gowns, but cocktail length dresses or
traditional/national dress is also fine.




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         IX.Leisure, Courses and Sports

Canoeing
8 Rue Ernest Bouquot, Moret-sur-Loing
   06 21 09 37 50
For a one-day discovery of the Loing or regular trips.

Continuing Education

The American University of Paris
Offers courses in English on various subjects such as
literature, art history, and political science. Contact:

Bruna Allain
International Admissions Counselor
6, Rue du Colonel Combe, Paris
   (33/1) 40 62 07 25
email: bruna.allain@aup.fr
www.aup.edu
Parsons School of Design in Paris
Offers continuing education classes in photography,
drawing, http://www.parsons-paris.pair.com/Parsons/open.htm
Red Earth Centre in Paris
Offers yoga, shiatsu and flamenco dance.
Site is in English: http://www.redearthcentre.com/us/
Town Hall of Paris
Offers courses on various subjects such as languages, art,
handicrafts, etc. www.paris.fr/fr/education




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Cooking Classes

Le Cordon Bleu
8 Rue Léon-Delhomme, Paris
   01 53 68 22 50 (www.cordonbleu.net)
Offers courses ranging from demonstrations to a nine-month
diploma. Classes are taught in French, but English
translations are available.
Françoise Meunier
7 Rue Paul Lelong, Paris
   01 40 26 14 00 (www.fmeunier.com)
Three-hour cooking classes, which focus on a 3-course
menu. Taught in French, but Françoise speaks English and
some Spanish. A 20-class diploma is available.
La Table de François
Paris (16th arrondissement)
    01 47 66 06 52 (bucknerlevine@compuserve.com)
Classes are typically offered every Wednesday from 10am
to 2pm in an elegant apartment. They cost about €60 and are
limited to 10 students. The course is conducted in English,
and features classic, French home-style cooking. At the end
of the class everyone sits together to share their meal and a
bottle of wine in a beautiful dining room.
L'Ecole at Café le Notre
10, Avenue des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris
   01 42 65 97 60
www.lenotre.fr
Daily course at Cafe le Notre, quite expensive but really
good. Includes pastry, typical French food, and every class
specialises in something, eg. three course menu, French
sauces, chocolate desserts. Course program for the whole
semester available.




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Fitness Centre
Most of the students and partners work out at the INSEAD
gym located in the West Wing. It has cardiovascular and
resistance training and offers excellent classes (lunch &
evenings). The cost for partners is approximately:
    • Drop-in: € 11
    • Per month: € 50
    • Per period: € 80

   01 60 72 44 92

French Language Courses

La Sorbonne
47 Rue Ecoles, 75005 Paris
   01 40 46 22 11
Alliance Française
101 Boulevard Raspail, Paris
   01 42 84 90 00 (www.alliancefr.org)

Institut Catholique de Paris
12 Rue Cassette, 75006 Paris
   01 44 39 52 52 (www.icp.fr)
FLC
15 Rue Saint Honoré, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 48 96

Ecole Fontaine-Avon (Sylvie)
33 bis rue Bernard Ralissy
Avon-Fontainebleau 77210
   01 64 22 06 75
Intermediate - Advanced Conversational French & English.
Intimate school setting. Flexible class schedule & other
languages possible. Located behind Avon train station with
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Langues Plus
rue Saint Merry
Fontainebleau
   01 64 32 60 36
www.langues-plus.com/
Classes meet at the school and cost €16 per person, per
hour or 35 Euros/hour for private lesson.
Private Tutors
You can also hire private tutors who can teach one-on-one
or small group lessons.

    Name               Phone                   Comments
                                     An experienced French
                                     language teacher. Lessons can
                                     be held on campus, at your
Mireille                             house or at hers (in Arbonne la
Ambeza              06 87 22 48 37   Foret) €15 /hour and half for
                                     private lessons. The cost can be
                                     shared by 2 or 3 students as well
                                     if you can get a group together.
                                     She speaks fluent English.
                                     Has 20 years of experience
Nicole                               tutoring INSEAD students.
Flambeau            01 60 72 31 90   Lessons are held at her house in
                                     Fontainebleau (Rue Guerin).
                                     €18/hour for private lesson.

Ingrid              06 20 24 75 56  Will meet groups on INSEAD
Dessauvages     ingrid.dessauvages@ campus. 15 euros/hour or 3
                     wanadoo.fr     hours/week for €40.

Maddy Glass
                    06 16 28 75 10   €20 /hour for private lesson.



                   01 60 71 07 99    Gives private lessons in your
Catherine
                 couvreur-sueron@    own home or at Catherine’s
Couvreur
                    wanadoo.fr       house in Avon.




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                                     Prices range from €35 / hour for
                                     a private lesson to €20 for two
                    01 64 70 80 52
                                     persons and €15 for 3 to 4
Isabelle Bader
                                     persons. Maximum 4 people.
                  isabelle.bader@
                    libertysurf.fr
                                     Address: 149, rue du Général
                                     de Ségur 77810, Thomery


Golf Courses

Golf de Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 22 95
Beautiful forest course ranked in top 10 in continental
Europe with loads of bunkers! Membership discount for
INSEAD students. The driving range as well as unlimited
golf included. Great clubhouse 3-course lunches! For
lessons, ask for Pierre / Jean Claude (40 Euros/hours – cost
can be split by up to 4 people). INSEAD rate €55 per round
(€100 full price).
Cély Golf And Country Club
Le Château - Rte de St Germain, Cély-en-Bière
   01 64 38 03 07
€35, very nice golf course with lots of water hazards. Quite
touristy and gets busy at weekends – book early.
Golf de la Forteresse
Domaine de la Forteresse - Thoury Ferrottes, Voulx
  01 60 96 95 10
€30 for 18 holes during the week, but you can also get a
membership for 3 months for €250 (depends on season).
Easier course.
Golf du Château D’Augerville
Place du Château Augerville, Malesherbes
   01 64 38 03 07
€35 mid-week - €54 week-end -




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Lovely course, great boutique, hotel facilities/afternoon
teas.
Golf UCPA – 9 hole municipal course, great for beginners
Base de loisirs - Rue de Tournezy, Bois-le-Rois
   01 64 81 33 31
€9 during the week, €13 on weekends, driving range: €11
for 9 holes.

Horseback Riding

Centre Equestre
Chemin du Clos de la Bonne, Recloses
   01 64 24 21 10
Highly recommended, friendly, English speaking forest
guides with great horses, beginners welcome.
Centre Hippique de la Roche
25 rue allongé, Ury
   01 64 45 94 04
Very relaxed and friendly. Forest rides with decent horses.
La Bleausière
21 chemin Bornage, Barbizon
   01 60 69 25 25

If you want to get better by riding once a week try the Base
de Loisirs at Bois-le-Roi approx €220 for 17 lessons. Great
teachers and horses.

Library
34 Rue de l´Arbre Sec, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 26 36
Local municipal library with novels in foreign languages and
a big section for children, plus music CDs, CD-ROMs,
newspapers & magazines. The annual membership fee is €5.

Open Mon. &Tue.: 2pm – 6pm / Wed.: 10am - 6pm /



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Fri.: 3pm - 9pm / Sat. 10am - 6pm.

Life Coach
Take this year as an investment in your future and use a
personal coach to help you review your goals, achievements
and dreams. Or explore how to make the best use of this
exceptional year in France, and what you will do when it
finishes. Eva Szekeres, the wife of an INSEAD professor,
offers life coaching for partners. For more information,
contact:
     Eva Szekeres
     szeva@yahoo.com
        01 64 24 86 26

Movies
There is almost always one “version orginale” (VO) film,
being shown at Fontainebleau’s movie theatre, which means
it is played in its original language. Usually these are
English-language films with French subtitles. You can pick
up a programme at one of the cinemas or the tourist office.
Alternatively, you can call    08 92 68 69 22, or check on-
line at www.cinefil.com (type 77300 into the Cinéfil box).
L´Ermitage
6 Rue de France, Fontainebleau

Squash
The squash court at INSEAD can be reserved online at:
http://inside.INSEAD.edu and costs approx €4.25 for 30
minutes. You can use the lockers and changing rooms
of the gym.
Swimming Pools (Public)

The Piscine de la Faisanderie
Located just next to INSEAD. Newly refurbished, clean and
large with baby pool. Buy a card of 10 entries for reduced



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price. Annual membership’s available. Open lunchtimes
(12-2pm) and evenings (check as times vary!).
The Swimming Pool in Melun
Directions: Drive to Melun and turn right under the first
railway bridge. Continue straight ahead until the river and it
is on your left.
The Swimming Pool in Moret-sur-Loing
Route St Mammès, 8-10 kms from INSEAD. Train line stop is
Moret-Veneux-les-Sablons. It is right on the river, not far
from the main bridge into the town. Has an outdoor section.
   01 60 70 42 15

Vernou (more remote) also has a pool.

Swimming Pools (Private)

Novotel
Located in Ury (approx 10 km south/east of Fontainebleau).
From INSEAD, take the first exit at the Obelisk (Rt N152).
Sauna, outdoor pool (may be heated), massages and beauty
treatments. Very nice but relatively expensive. More of a
pool to relax in rather than for serious swimming (12€
/person access granted by spending 12 euros at the
bar/restaurant, rather than at the pool directly). Open 11am-
8pm (Sun: 9am-5pm) all year
   01 60 71 24 24
Aqua Sud 77
In Saint Pierre les Nemours. Has an indoor and outdoor pool,
sauna and hammam. Also features activites, including a
baby programme11/12/2008.
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Tennis

Tennis du Stade de la Faisanderie
Next to INSEAD. Open around 8am. Annual memberships
available.
  01 64 22 93 08

You can also find many other courts in the villages around
Fontainebleau.

Theatre (Live)
Théâtre des Sablons
6 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 97 39
Théâtre La Halle de Villars
Avenue du Maréchal de Villars, Fontainebleau (inside the
town hall) www.fontainebleau.fr
   01 64 22 26 91

Tourism Office
4 rue Royale, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 99 99
Open Mon.–Sat.: 10am-6pm / Sun.:10am-12:30pm
& 3pm-5pm

You can get free maps, buy more detailed maps, get an
overview of what is happening in Fontainebleau and
surrounding areas. You can also pick up movie / theatre
programmes.

Wine Tasting with Helen Makins
Want to learn more about the world of French wine during
your stay in France? Helen Makins offers five-week wine
tasting courses on campus throughout the school year. You
will receive an e-mail with details of how to join from
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your knowledge of French wine (and make some new
friends in the meantime)!
     Helen Makins
     hmakins@hotmail.com
       06 14 69 88 21

Yoga
Brien Chelminski. 01 64 45 70 65 - iptb1@aol.com
(Lovely American woman who takes classes in Bourron Marlotte.
Mon/Thur/Fri 0930 for 1 hour)

Antoine David teaches the Iyenga style in Barbizon. Classes
can be held in English if there is enough demand:
Mille Club
Rue du Puit du Cormier, Barbizon
   06 65 17 25 26 / Thursday 8pm-10pm

Yoga on campus: An experienced partner or student can
decide to hold a yoga class in the partners’ room (after 8pm
mon-fri &/or on w/e).

Other hobbies:

Fontainebleau Loisirs et Culture
6 Rue du Mont-Ussy, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 09 98
www.flc-mjc.asso.fr (site is in English as well)
Association which offers a wide range of classes (sports, framing,
painting, yoga, dance, etc.)
Top Dance
22 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 07 03
Offers courses in jazz, salsa, hip hop and fitness, including
yoga (classes conducted in French). A discount may be
given if you mention you are affiliated with INSEAD.




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Scrapbooking
Interested in making a special souvenir of your year at
INSEAD? Sonia Weyers offers scrapbooking workshops in
her home 10 km south of Fontainebleau. Scrapbooking is an
approach to putting photos in albums, which promotes the
enhancement of pictures with various (easy) creative
techniques. It's fun, relaxing and creative, why not try it?
Contact:
     Sonia Weyers -      06 83 11 84 40 - Azza77@wanadoo.fr




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        X.Discovering Paris and France

Listings for Paris
For information on travelling to, and within Paris, see the
section of this Handbook called “Getting Around”.

Both Pariscope and Officiel des Spectacles have information
about most of the shows, exhibitions, concerts, films, etc. in
Paris. New editions are available Wednesdays at Foot Note
and in newspaper shops. Pariscope also includes a Time Out
Paris section in English: www.pariscope.com.

The Paris Voice and FUSAC are available free of charge at
several locations in Paris. FUSAC is also available at Reel
Books in Fontainebleau and Paris Voice is online at
www.parisvoice.com

The following websites give you an overview of what is
going on in Paris, but please note that they represent only a
small amount of the information available!

Tours

Fat Tire Bike Tours - Paris
24, Rue Edgar Faure, Paris
   0156581054
They do bike tours-really fun and not strenuous! Highly
recommended.

General
      www.paris.org
      www.parisdigest.com
      www.timeout.com/paris/index.html
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        www.parispuces.com/
        www.be.franceguide.com/
        www.paris-anglo.com
        www.bonjourparis.com

Opera
        www.opera-de-paris.fr

Theatre
       www.chatelet-theatre.com
       www.comedie-francaise.fr
       www.theatre-odeon.fr

Dance
        www.cnd.fr
        www.theatre-chaillot.fr
        www.theatre-bastille.fr

Classical Music
       www.orchestredeparis.com
       www.arts-florissants.com
        www.radiofrance.fr/chaines/orchestres/philarmonique

Movies
      www.cinefil.com

Restaurants
      www.paris.planresto.fr
      www.eatinparis.com
      www.parisrestaurants.com
      www.zagat.com
      www.paristenu.com

Food
        www.chocolateandzucchini.com
         A fabulous site for food lovers, especially those living in or
         near Paris. It includes recipes, restaurant reviews, news
         about cooking classes, specialty grocery stores, wine
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Bars
       www.parispubs.com

Museums in Paris

All over France, on the first Sunday of every month,
museums are free to visit.

Musée du Louvre
Open every day except Tuesday, 9h -18, Wed. & Fri, til
21h45. First Sunday of each month, free admission
Metro: Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre. www.louvre.fr
One of the biggest collections of art in the world.
Musee du Quai Branly
Metro: Bir-Hakeim, Trocadéro, Tour Eiffel/ RER: Champ-de-
Mars, Tour Eiffel
www.quaibranly.fr / New complex for arts of Africa, the
Pacific, Latin America, South-east Asia, North America.
Musée d’Orsay
Open every day except Monday, 9h30–18h, Thur til 21h45
Metro: Solférino/ RER: Musée d’Orsay. www.musee-
orsay.fr
Nineteenth-century art (Impressionism &Post-
Impressionism).
Musée de l’Orangerie
Open every day except Tuesday, 12h30–19h. Friday, until
21h
Metro: Concorde / www.musee-orangerie.fr
Late 19th & early 20th century art, incl. Monet’s Waterlilies.
Centre Pompidou (Musée national d’art moderne)
Open every day except Tuesday, 11h–22h.
Metro: Rambuteau, Hôtel de Ville,
Châtelet./RER:Châtelet/Les Halles. www.cnac-gp.fr.
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Palais de Tokyo
Open every day except Monday, 12h–24h.
Metro: Iéna, Alma-Marceau / RER: Pont de l’Alma
www.palaisdetokyo.com. Contemporary art space.

Museums in Fontainebleau

Musée du Château de Fontainebleau
1 Oct.–31 May: 9h30–17h / 1 June–30 September: 9h30–18h
Closed Tuesday only. www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr
Sixteenth-century château, originally a hunting lodge.

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire Militaire
Villa Lavaurs
88, rue Saint-Honoré, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 64 89
Art Museum and Military history

Musée National des Prisons
1, rue du sergent Perrier, Fontainebleau
    01 60 74 99 99
National Prison Museum
Musée de l’Ecole de Barbizon (Auberge Ganne)
92, Grande rue, Barbizon    01.60.66.22.27
Hours: 10h-12h30/ 14h-17h. Closed Tuesday only.
www.barbizon-france.com
An inn where many artists stayed while they painted in the
Fontainebleau forest. Includes a small collection of
paintings.

Short Trips in the Fontainebleau Area
These towns are a day trip away and you can visit them on a
Saturday or Sunday. Each of these towns has old town
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Provins
World heritage site, 55km east of Fontainebleau; nice city
centre, charming walking area, good view, old quarter.
Vaux-le-Vicomte chateau
Near Melun; inspired Versailles – look out for the amazing
outdoor concerts/opera hosted here during summer.
Versailles
70km north-west of Fontainebleau. Mid 17th century chateau
which literally cost a King’s fortune.
http://www.chateauversailles.fr
Chartres
110km west of Fontainebleau.
Magnificent 13th century cathedral, a “crowning
architectural achievement of western civilization”,
encompasses both Gothic and Romanesque styles.

Villages/Sites Around Fontainebleau

Ferrieres-en-Bière
Chateau Ferriere, the glamour of the Rothschild family.
Moret-sur-Loing
Beautiful view of the old church and bridge; Alfred Sisley,
impressionist painter, lived here for 20 years. The best ice
cream shop in France!
Barbizon (north of Fontainebleau)
Art galleries, quaint town, great restaurants.




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Grez-sur-Loing

A lovely small village right on the Loing river with a
beautiful 12th c. church and a picturesque bridge

Bourron-Marlotte
Nice little market on Saturday mornings; fish, meat, cheese,
fruit & vegetables. Hang out and have coffee at the Tabac
afterwards.
Milly-la-Forêt
A cute market square, local potato and eggs sales, food
market on Thursday afternoon and an antiques market (not
that impressive though) on 2nd Sunday afternoon of the
month from April - September.
Courances Château
23 kms North-West from Fontainebleau, nice château in a
quiet rural setting.

Longer Trips

Alsace
3 or 4 day trip
Strasbourg, Colmar, small villages in the mountains
Atlantic Coast and Bordeaux
3 to 5 day trip
Nantes, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Medoc wine region, St
Emilion, Cognac, visiting some wine cellars.
Bourgogne (Burgundy)
1 or 2 day trip
Another wine region. Recommended restaurant: La Table
d'Olivier Leflaive, Place du Monument 21190 Puligny-
Montrachet. Tel: 03 80 21 37 65. 16 tasting lunch for 40€.
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Champagne
1 or 2 day trip
Epernay, Reims, visiting some wine cellars. The cellar
(cave) tour by automatic car at Piper-Heidsieck (Reims) is
quite fun(ny).
Loire Valley
1 or 2 day trip
Tours, Orleans, and visiting the magnificent castles of
Chambord, Chaumont, Chevereny and Chenonceau.
Recommended B & B:
Le Moulin du Port (www.lemoulinduport.com)
Close to Chenonceaux . Owners are ex-INSEAD staff and
will give 10% discount to INSEAD students. Newly and
nicely renovated.
Normandy
3 or 4 day trip
Etretat, Le Havre, D-Day beaches, Mont-St-Michel, Claude
Monet’s famous house in Giverny
For more ideas on short trips around Paris (some have sites
in various foreign languages), contact:
Alcôve et Agapes
8, bis Rue Coysevox 75018 Paris
   +33 (0)1 44 85 06 05 / Fax: +33 (0)1 44 85 06 14
Maison des Gîtes de France et du Tourisme Vert
59, Rue Saint-Lazare 75009 Paris
   +33 (0)1 49 70 75 75 / Fax : +33 (0)1 42 81 28 53

Useful Travel Websites
General
      www.france.com
      www.tourism.fr
      www.france-travel.net
      www.cityvox.com




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      www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/france
      www.viamichelin.com
      www.viafrance.com
      www.firstforfrance.com/home.asp

Hotels www.alltravelfrance.com
       www.france-hotel-online.com
       www.check-in-france.com

B&B   www.tourisme77.net (for Ile-de-France)
      www.chambre-hote.org
      www.paris-bedandbreakfast.com
      www.specialplacestostay.com/maps/france/indexhtml
      www.guidesdecharme.com/

Gites www.gites-de-france.fr

Train www.sncf.com
      www.eurostar.com
      www.thalys.com

Directions
       www.mapquest.fr
       www.viamichelin.com
       www.mappy.fr

Weather
     www.weather.com or www.meteoconsult.fr

Also check the “Tours de France” folder in the yahoo group
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        XI.Restaurants, Cafés And Bars

Restaurants in Fontainebleau (many closed on
Sun/Mon)

Arrighi Restaurant
53 rue France, Fontainebleau
    01 64 22 29 43
Very good French cuisine, a good place to bring parents
Au Vague à l’Ame
39 Rue de France, Fontainebleau    01 60 72 10 32
Food from Brittany (seafood and crêpes), friendly,
reasonably priced.
Café Les Glaces
15 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau     01 64 22 21 82
Inexpensive French food, great steak with French fries, ice
cream. Open till midnight & on Sundays.
Croquembouche
Rue de France. Best food in Fontainebleau. Good service.
French cuisine. €35 set menu. Good value lunch menus
available.
Etoile d’Orient
Rue Chateau, Fontainebleau       01 64 22 65 41
Excellent Thai restaurant that tastes much better than the
outside would suggest!
Franklin Roosevelt
20 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau  01 64 22 28 73
Rather crowded and noisy, but very tasty and well sized
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Houston Tex Mex
4 Rue de la Corne, Fontainebleau    01 64 22 00 20
Cocktails & small plates.
Itouya
79 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Avon      01 64 22 80 52
Very average Japanese, but it’s sushi! Resonably priced.
Ko Sun
18 Rue de la Corne, Fontainebleau   01 64 22 45 05
Chinese restaurant, good food, crowded, reasonably priced,
take-away possible
L’Alhambra
Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Couscous & Tajines. Friendly service, good quality food.
L’Atrium
Rue de France, Fontainebleau.
Reasonable, home-made pasta dishes recommended.
La Couronne d'Argent
84 rue France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 79 70
Very good Chinese restaurant
La Villa
10 Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau  01 60 72 04 05
Trendy and very comfortable restaurant with a great bar,
excellent food and good music.
Le Bacchus
4 Rue Richelieu, Fontainebleau      01 60 71 10 29
Traditional restaurant with food from Burgundy.
Very good and well priced menus (€18-25), and the wine
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L’Hibiscus
8 Rue des Trois Maillets, Fontainebleau   01 64 23 41 00
Potatoes & Pasta gratins, tartiflettes. Good & reasonably
priced.
L´Hirondelle
49 Rue de France, Fontainebleau      01 64 22 23 29
Crêperie, ideal for a quick bite before going to the movies.
Midi Sonne
16 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
Good home cooked food & sandwiches.
Pizza Pazza
1 Rue des Bouchers, Fontainebleau      01 60 72 05 61
Italian food and pizza, reasonable prices, great for groups,
pleasant terrace. Plenty of vegetarian options.
Pizza Mimis
17 Rue des 3 Maillets, Fontainebleau    01 64 22 70 77
Italian restaurant serving homemade pasta, reasonable
prices, pleasant terrace, large room for parties. Take away
pizza available.
Pizza Tradition
23 Rue Aristide Briand   01 60 71 94 00
Take away pizza only. Pizzas baked in stone oven. Can call
ahead to place your order.
Raj Mahal
7 Rue des Trois Maillets, Fontainebleau  01 64 22 12 22
One of five Indian restaurants in Fontainebleau. Take is
away is possible. Hindi spoken.
Ty-Koz
18 Rue de la Cloche, Fontainebleau    01 64 22 00 55
Best crêperie in Fontainebleau, very good food and ciders,
cosy and quaint. Friendly owners, vegetarian options.



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Restaurants in the Surrounding Area

BARBIZON
L’Ermitage de Saint Antoine
51 Rue Grande, Barbizon      01 64 81 96 96
Best restaurant in Barbizon. Excellent          fish   dishes,
reasonable prices, great for a date.
L’Angelus
31 Rue Grande, Barbizon      01 60 66 40 30
Traditional dishes, romantic place, more expensive.
Relais de Barbizon
2 Avenue Général de Gaulle, Barbizon  01 60 66 40 28
Traditional French food, family atmosphere, reasonable
prices.

BOURRON-MARLOTTE
Le Bistrot du Broc
5-7 Rue Murger, Bourron-Marlotte    01 64 45 64 43
Huge portions of good hearty French food. Cosy,
reasonable prices. Book ahead. Popular with locals.
Les Prémices
Château de Bourron-Marlotte      01 64 78 33 00
www.chateau-bourron.fr
Fancy restaurant for special occasions, expensive.

EPISY
AUBERGE DE L’ECLUSE
1 Grande Rue - 77250 Épisy      01 64 45 99 09
Lovely Restaurant right on the canal with outside seating.




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GREZ SUR LOING
Au Puits d’Amour
1 Place République, Grez-sur-Loing     01 64 45 02 23
Recently renovated this restaurant/hotel is romantic with
modern French cuisine. Open every day, very friendly
owners. Wood-fire Pizza available to take away (every day
except Wednesday)

MELUN
Restaurant Supra
Avenue Thiers, Melun      01 64 37 03 57
Best pakistani/indan restaurant around.

MILLY-LA-FORET
Crêperie
Town centre, Milly-la-Foret    01 64 98 63 49
Popular crêperie. Also great salads.

MORET-SUR-LOING
La Gavotte
43 Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Moret-sur-Loing    01 60 70 41 92
Great for crepes and good value set lunch menus. Also very
child friendly!
Relais du Pont Loup
14 Rue Peintre Sisley, Moret-sur-Loing  01 60 70 43 05
Very good and comfortable restaurant, a bit dated but good
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SAMOIS SUR SEINE
Chez Fernand
21 quai de la République, Samois sur Seine 01 64 23 21 86
www.chez-fernand.com
Very good restaurant on the Seine with outside seating.
Every Wednesday and Friday night there is live jazz.
Booking ahead is advisable.

VULAINES SUR SEINE
L’ile aux truites
6 chemin Basse Varenne, Vulaines-s/Seine      01 64 23 71 87
Fresh fish served on the river bank.

Cafés

Frederic Cassel Chocolaterie (shop & cafe)
21 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau        01 60 71 00 64
Delicious chocolate shop with a few tables in the back, great
for breakfast or lunch, but also for coffee and cakes.
Caravanserail
Rue Corne, Fontainebleau
Moroccan tea house, which also serves beers and desserts.
Open Wed. to Sun. 10:30am - 1am and Tuesday 10:30am –
7:00pm.

Bars

Au Bureau
12 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau    01 60 39 00 01
Themed nights and most sporting events shown on TV.
Aussie Bar
25 Rue de France, Fontainebleau     01 64 69 08 98
Le Shaker
15 Rue Dénécourt, Fontainebleau     01 60 72 80 35



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La Villa
10 Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau      01 60 72 04 05
The Hamlet
11 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau       01 64 22 00 23

Delivery

Pizza Pazza
Delivery to Fontainebleau and Avon      01 60 72 05 61
SOS Pizza
Delivery to Bourron-Marlotte, Grez-sur-Loing, Ury, Recloses
and Montigny. Minimum order €15      01 64 45 06 12
Chez Filippo
44 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
    01 60 39 00 44
Italian food.

Discounts for INSEAD Staff, Faculty and Students
The following is a list of bars and restaurants in
Fontainebleau (unless otherwise noted) offering a special
discount for all INSEAD staff, faculty and students. Just
present your INSEAD badge upon payment and you can
benefit from a discount of up to 15%. Do check when you go
to ensure the discounts are still valid.




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Arrighi Restaurant       53 rue Grande       1 Kir free


L'Alhambra               168 rue Grande      10% off couscous and free mint tea


                                             10% off all draught beers, Sat first
                         5 rue de la
Bonaparte                                    drink for ladies free, free entrance
                         Chancellerie
                                             to concerts


Brasserie Paulaner       12 rue des Pins     1 House apéritif & 1 digestif


Caveau des Ducs          24 Rue Ferrare      House apéritif free


Chez Bernard             3 rue Royale        1 chardonnay kir & 1 coffee free


                                             €12: Starter + pasta/pizza + dessert. For
Chez Venzia              16 rue Montebello
                                             take away - 4 bought, 5th one free


Diam’s                   7 rue Dénécourt     10% on all drinks except Champagne


Grand Hôtel de l’aigle   25 place
                                             25% off all drinks in Montijo bar
Noir                      Napoléon


  Hôtellerie du Bas       22 Rue Grande,
                                             5% on total bill
Bréau                       Barbizon


La Caraïbe               155 rue St Merry    10% discount & welcome cocktail


La Mijotiere
                         14 rue des Pins     1 Digestif free
Provencale


La Petite Alsace         26 rue Ferrare      House aperitif free


La Taverne               23 Rue Grande       15% discount




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Le Carthage            26 Rue de France   10% discount


Le Troubadour          7 Rue Dénécourt    1 Apéritif free


                       31 place
Les Comptoirs du Thé
                       Napoléon           10% on menus only
"Navegar"
                       Bonaparte


                        5 Rue Grande,
L'Orée du Bois                            1 Kir Royal or non-alcoholic drink free
                          Barbizon


Pizza 5 Minutes        9 Rue de France    10% discount on meal with drinks


                       10 rue du Coq
Pizza Roma                                10% discount, 15% over 10 people
                       Gris




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                      XII.Shopping
Note that shops usually open around 10am and close around
7pm. Most of them close during lunchtime (in general 12..30
to 3pm) and are also closed all day on Sunday and Monday.
Most local supermarkets are open Monday and Sunday
mornings until 12.30-1pm.

For clothing, winter sales usually start in the first days of
January, and last about six weeks.

Arts & Crafts

La Papeterie Plein Ciel
11 Rue des Pins, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 58 85
Les Couleurs du Temps
Located on the N7 at the entrance of Saint Fargeau (further
than Carrefour).

Bakeries
Only the highly recommended ones! All have pasteries and
cakes.
Boulangerie (highly recommended !!!)
24 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
Le Fournil de Fontainebleau
27 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Cassel (highly recommended – especially for treats)
71 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Gerard Mulot
76 Rue de Seine, Paris (next to St-Germain-de-Pres covered
market building).



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7am-8pm (excluding Wednesday)
The best Parisian macaroons, fresh affordable sandwiches
and the most delicious desserts.

Bicycles (buy/repair)

A la Petite Reine
32 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 74 57 57
They also rent bikes.
Decathlon
Carrefour mall in Villiers-en-Biere (take N7 to Villiers-en-
Bière, 77195; about 14 km from Fontainebleau)
Also one in the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, see
section on Shopping Malls/Centres)

Books/Video/DVD

Footnote (INSEAD campus)
English language books.

INSEAD Library

You can use your ID to take out DVDs

La Librairie Plein Ciel
17 Rue de la Paroisse, Fontainebleau
Good selection of French books, DVDs, CDs, gifts and
greeting cards.
Reelbooks
9 Rue de Ferrare, Fontainebleau
English books (also second-hand), video/DVD rental, gifts,
plus food and sweets from the UK and US.
Video Futur
118 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Video/DVD rental. Many DVDs with subtitles.



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Chocolatiers

Jeff De Bruges
138 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Belgian chocolates.
Frederic Cassel Chocolatier (highly recommended)
21 Rue des Sablons / 71 Rue Grande Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 00 64
De Neuville
2 Rue des Bouchers, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 13 59

Affordable Clothes
www.laredoute.fr (clothes, toys, baby-stuff, furnitures…)
www.les3suisses.fr (same kind)
www.rush-collection.com (branded clothes shoes and
accessories).
www.promod.fr (women’s clothes only)
www.etam.fr (women’s clothes only)

Clothing for Mothers-to-Be
www.formes.fr/
www.avenuedesbebes.com
www.1et1font3.fr
www.neuflune.com/
www.jacadi.fr/site_fr/index2.html

Clothing for Newborn Babies and Children
www.aubert.fr
www.ladore.fr
www.petit-bateau.fr
www.premaman.fr
www.dpam.com
www.jacadi.fr/
www.apache.fr




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This list of shops and services is not exhaustive. For more
addresses please check the yellow pages
(www.pagesjaunes.fr).

Computers (buy/repair)

Cafe Internet
26 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau  06 70 78 07 92
Computer repair, speaks English, reasonable prices.

The Chinese shops around Rue Montgallet near Gare de
Lyon have the best prices in Paris. You can bargain here.
www.rue-montgallet.com/
SURCOUF (www.surcouf.fr)
Huge three-storey store near Gare de Lyon, Paris

Cooking Supplies

Cuisine & Tradition
Rue de France - Fontainebleau
Specialty and basic cooking supplies as well as gourmet
foodstuff for baking.

Costumes and Party Supplies

BRING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WITH YOU – HOWEVER
SILLY IT SEEMS!

L’embellie
64 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 96 91

Do-It-Yourself

Bricomarché
39 rte Héricy 77870 Vulaines sur Seine
   01 60 74 53 35




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Castorama
ZAC du Champ de foire, Melun
  01 60 56 74 00

Dry Cleaning / Pressing Services

5 á Sec
93 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 16 39
Pressing des Sablons
30 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 71 11
More expensive, ironing by hand. For your best garments.
Pressing du Carrefour
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)

Fromageries

Didier and Yvonne Latrino
19 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 67 25
Highly recommended - good cheese, very friendly and will
help you find what you need.
Les Terroirs de France
41 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 50 80
Barthelemy
92 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 21 64
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Garden Centre

Jardin de Provence
RN7 – between Fontainebleau and Nemours
www.jardinsdeprovence2.com
An enormous garden centre that has everything you can
imagine as well as cut flowers. Starting at the end of April
until September, a truck comes up every day from Provence
with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Grocery Shopping

Fontainebleau Marché
Don’t miss the year-round outdoor market in Fontainebleau
on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings at the place du
Marché. This is a great place to buy fresh produce, meat
and fish, honey, herbs, spices, flowers, cheap clothes,
shoes, and many other things. Open approx. 8am-1pm.
Champion
   01 64 22 48 15
36 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, Avon or Bois-le-
Roi/Chartrettes
Cheap and good range, including meat and cheese. Open
Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-8pm & Sunday
09:00am-12:30pm.
Ed l’Épicier
Place du Marché, Fontainebleau (near the church)
Very cheap. Open Sunday 9am–1pm; Monday 2:30-7:30pm;
Tuesday and Friday 8:30am-1pm & 3-7pm; Wednesday &
Thursday 9am-1pm and 3-7:30pm; Saturday 9am-7:30pm
Leader Price
44 Rue du Château, Fontainebleau
Cheap and good for staples as well as some imported fruits
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2:30-7:30pm; Friday 09:00am-7:30pm and Saturday 09:00am-
08:00pm. Closed Sunday.
Monoprix
   01 64 22 20 96
58 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Good for certain preferred brands, often have good promo
deals. Open 09:00-19:45 Monday to Saturday and 09:00-
13:00 Sunday & bank holidays.
Carrefour
   01 64 87 87 87
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)
Monday to Friday 9am-10pm, Saturday 9am-8pm
In a big shopping mall. Groceries and household goods.
Grocery Stores in the Villages
Near Bois le Rois: Champion, Chartrettes (inc. Petrol)
Bourron-Marlotte: 8 à huit and CocciMarket
Montigny-sur-Loing: Shopi, Franprix
Moret-sur-Loing: Intermarché
Nemours: Intermarché, Casino, and Champion
Near Recloses/Ury : Atac in Chapelle-la-reine
Home Delivery
Please check if they deliver to your area!
- www.hourra.fr
- www.telemarket.fr
- www.ooshop.fr

Hairdressers

Planet Hair
8 Rue du Château, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 20 20




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Olivier speaks English. There is a 10% discount when you
show your INSEAD badge. Good for men cuts as well as
colour and re-styling for women. Not very cheap.
Atelier 7
5-7 rue de Ferrare, Fontainebleau
  01 64 22 10 10
Excellent with colouring and highlights.
Almoda Coiffure
100 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
  01 64 22 29 24
Coiffure Jean-Pierre
13 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 29 70
La Coiffure à Petits Prix
32 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 62 15
Cheap, no appointment needed, open on Mondays.
Hair Look
29 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 25 97
Jacques Dessange
158 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 19 50
Speak English. Ask for Nathalie for colour and Philippe for a
cut.
Saint Algue
Place de la République, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 78 97
Hotel Le Bristol - Salon
108 Rue Fabourg St.-Honore, Paris




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   01 42 66 63 98
Great for cutting wavy or curly hair. 38 euros for cut and
shampoo. Ask for Sophie

Household Electronics

Electroménager
14 Rue des Trois Maillets, Fontainebleau 01 64 22 42 28
For small electronics. English speaking attendant.
Carrefour
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)
Planète Saturne
At the Carrefour mall in Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fonty). TVs, Hi-fis, computers, CDs, videos, mobile
phones, kitchen equipment.
Internet

CyberCity@Internet
Rue de Pins, Fontainebleau
Café Internet
26 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau
   06 70 78 07 92
Friendly, speaks English. Also offers computer repair
services.

Laundry
Self service, coin-operated laundromats are located on rue
Aristide Briand and rue des Trois Maillets. Also, most dry
cleaners offer laundry service.




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Foreign Newspapers and Magazines

Footnote
INSEAD campus
Doriot Library
INSEAD campus
Kiosk
Place Bonaparte, Fontainebleau (next to the carrousel)

Massage

Sylvie Maillet
16 rue Sylvain Colinet, Fontainebleau
   01 60 69 56 14 ℡ 06 87 02 55 94 (mobile)
Le Temple de l'Orient
42 rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 16 83

Manicures

Atelier D’Ongle
Rue de France, Fontainebleau       01 64 22 09 99
Boop Ongle
11 rue Montebello, Fontainebleau
   06 66 51 70 43
10% discount for INSEAD people. Service is ok but there
isn't that much choice for nails in the area. Also does
waxing.
Rubis sur l’ongle
28 Rue de la Cloche, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 05 28




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Organic/Health Food Grocers

Biona
25 Rue des sablons, Fontainebleau
    01 60 74 86 24
Organic and health food, natural vitamins, environmentally-
friendly cleaners and toiletries. Sometimes fresh organic
bread.
La Vie Claire
15 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 23 40 15
Organic and health food, sometimes            fresh   organic
vegetables and fresh organic bread.
Le Vitamin System
8 Rue Montebello, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 42 51
Note: major grocers such as Monoprix, Champion and
Carrefour also carry a small selection of organic and Fair
Trade products.

Biomarkus
Rond Point Chamlys 753, Ave Marguerite Perey 77190,
Dammarie les Lys
   01 64 79 02 70
Not far from Fonty but still need a car to get there! Big
selection of organic products including vegetables, fruits,
meats and etc.
Organic supermarket in Paris:
Akinéo Le marché du Bio
9/11 Place Colonel Fabien 75010 Paris
   01 42 03 30 00
From Gare de Lyon take RER A (red line) direction Marne La
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(Blue line) Direction Porte Dauphine and get off at Colonel
Fabien.

Other Food Stores
Halal meat and Middle East products
Boucherie de la Paix
3 rue de Maréchal Foch
Dammarie le Lys
Les Halles de Bellifontaines
27 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 31 05
For fruits and vegetables. Maybe a little more expensive but
fresh and very good quality.
Picard
- 2 Avenue Carosses, Avon
- 32 Boulevard Maginot, Fontainebleau
- Carrefour mall in Villiers-en-Bière (Take N7 to Villiers-en-
Bière, 77195; about 14 km from Fontainebleau)
Very good frozen food and frozen meals. Delivery to
Fontainebleau.
Annai Stores
207 Allée de La Gare, Le Mée-sur-Seine (2 kms from Melun)
   01 60 68 88 44
Indian grocer.
Arnold
4 rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 41 81 02 72
Small shop for wines, Mediterranean food and Italian food
products - specialty olive oil, pastas, risotto, spices,
cheeses, etc.




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Fresh Pasta (in Fontainebleau)

Chez Filippo
44 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 39 00 44
Take away Italian food, fresh pasta, imported Italian
products, catering.
Les Terroirs de France
41 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 50 80
Didier and Yvonne Latrino
19 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 67 25
Pasta Fresca
155 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 56 90

Pedicures

Sylvia Lorenzini
37 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 74 32
Nicole Guérin
61 Rue Saint-Honoré, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 26 40

Printers

Imprimerie Artisanale
4 Rue du Bon Secours, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 29 64
Open Tue.-Sat. For making copies and printing. Friendly,
good prices. (There is also a printshop on campus
downstairs in the library).




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Photo Shops

Rapid Lab
59 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Photobleau
4 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
Maxphoto
14 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau

Shoes

Au Confort du Pied
28 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
Bata
94 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Guénot
106 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Jonak

72 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau

Ogui
11 Rue de la Paroisse, Fontainebleau

Shoe Repair (+ key copies & car plates)

La Cordonnerie de la Gare
3 bis Av Général de Gaulle, Avon
   01 60 74 02 76
Cordonnerie Artisanale
22 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 86 81




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Bruno Del-Signore
41 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 95 65

Shopping Malls/Centres

Carré Sénart
A6 direction Paris, follow signs Sénart (N104 / A5), exit
direction centre commercial. Shopping mall with many
stores (Zara, H&M, Virgin Megastore etc.), cinema complex
and food eateries. (www.carre-senart.com)
Evry 2
A6 direction Paris, take the turn to Evry, go to town centre
(mall can be seen from far). Shopping mall featuring over
230 shops.
Troyes Outlet Centre
1 hour drive on A5 east.
Many outlet stores like Miniman, Ralph Lauren, Cerruti,
Burberry, Kookai, Camper, Armani. Open on Sundays.
Val d’Europe
Take A6 in the direction of Paris then N104 in the direction of
Marne La Vallée. Finally, take A4 in the direction of Metz-
Nancy and exit at 12.1. Many outlet stores, open on Sundays.
Villabé
A6 direction Paris, exit 9 direction Villabé, cross over the A6
Shopping centre featuring IKEA, Carrefour, Decathlon,
Office Depot, Toys ‘R’ Us and more.
Les Galeries Lafayette
Plenty of big-name stores. Beautiful building. Located in
Paris.
Le Bon Marché
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Spas

Claudine Beauté
124 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 01 46
Beauty salon with a solarium (called “session UV”).
Déa Esthétique
7 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau - 01 60 72 50 13
Offers reflexology, hammam, shiatsu, waxing, facials and
more.
Institut Françoise
130 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau        01 64 22 30 75
Institut Vera
139 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau        01 60 71 15 25
Very good for waxing.
Marionnaud
41 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau         01 64 22 27 76
Good for facials, etc. It is in the back of the perfume shop.
Matis
17 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 08 09
Nocibé
65 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 45 52
Soleil d’été
Ruelle Saint Claude, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 06 45
Solarium only.
Venus Beauté
8bis Place de la République, Bois Le Roi




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   01 60 69 27 74
Manicures, waxing, skin care, etc. Open from Monday to
Saturday from 10 am to 7pm.

Sporting Goods

Decathlon
Carrefour mall in Villiers-en-Biere (take N7 to Villiers-en-
Bière, 77195; about 14 km from Fontainebleau)
Also one in the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, go
to Shopping Malls/Centres)

Globall Sport
116 rue Grande, Fontainebleau      01 60 72 52 56

Stationery

Footnote
INSEAD campus
La Papeterie Plein Ciel
11 Rue des Pins, Fontainebleau       01 60 74 58 85
Carrefour
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)

Tailors

NG Coutures
93 Place de l´Etape, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 63 08
Belli Retouche
3 Rue du Château, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 88 02
Quick and friendly.



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Tea/Coffee

Les Comptoirs du Thé
6 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
Royal Café
21 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
La Torrefaction
10 Rue Conventionnel Geoffrey, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 73 94
They sell coffee beans!

Wine Merchants

Arnold
4 rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau    01 41 81 02 72
Highly recommended. He speaks fluent English and is very
knowledgable about wine and can always help you choose
something that is within your budget!
Vignes et Saveurs
48 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
Recommended. Friendly staff, good range at €6 or €8.
Nicolas
108 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 23 19
Friendly, always good advice.
Dumel Hediard
2 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 47 81
Wine, wine accessories, gourmet food items.
Intercaves
16 Rue Jean Henri Dunant, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 43 26




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Ask for Laurent – really great English speaker and very
helpful. 10-15% discount for INSEAD students and partners.


Discounts for INSEAD Staff, Faculty and Students
Here is a list of shops in Fontainebleau offering a special
discount for all INSEAD staff, faculty and students. Just
present your INSEAD badge upon payment and you can
benefit from a discount of up to 15% in these shops. Do
check when you go to ensure the discounts are still valid.



 L'Art de la Maison     21 Rue Grande      10% discount


 Barney                 4 Rue de France    10% off


 Balouzat Opticiens     82 Rue Grande      10% on all purchases


                                           10% on everything except sale items,
 Guénot                 104 Rue Grande
                                           8% on boots


                        16 Rue Jean
 Intercaves                                10-15% off
                      Henri Dunant


 Joclade                2 Rue de France    10% off


 Coiffure Laurent       119 rue Grande     Shampoo, cut, brush €16


 Pierre Mollicone       246 Rue Grande     Special <30yrs": Women €29, Men €19.


                        8 Rue du
 Planet Hair                               10% discount, children under 3 free
                      Château


 Patrice Dorot          87 rue Grande      10% off


 ReelBooks              9 Rue de Ferrare   €1 off fiction books, €5 on videos




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Turquoise       42 Rue deFrance    10% off


Tendance        16 rue de France   10% off


                   10 Rue des
Week-end                           10% off
                   Sablons




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                        XIII.Health

     HEALTH EMERGENCIES
     Paramedics/Ambulance: 15
     Emergency Doctors: 0820 077 505 (house
     calls & after hours)
Night-time Doctor on Duty
   08 25 82 65 05
From 7pm until 8am
Night-time Pharmacy on Duty
   Fontainebleau police station: 17 (you need to get a
prescription from the hospital, then to the police who will
escort you to the pharmacy)
Paediatric Emergencies
  01 60 74 12 96 (during the day)
  01 60 74 12 95 (during the night)

Hospitals

Centre Hospitalier de Fontainebleau
The public hospital - large with many specialists. Open day
and night for emergencies, but also for normal consultations
by appointment (e.g. gynaecologist, paediatrician).
55 Boulevard Maréchal Joffre, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 10 10
Polyclinique de la Foret
This is the private hospital in Fontainebleau. For any
emergency you can visit the polyclinique, but it is more
expensive than the public hospital.
4 Rue Lagorsse, Fontainebleau     01 64 69 77 78



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General Practitioners
Dr. Eric Ardilly
Speaks some English, good with children.
7 Rue de la Chancellerie, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 03 96

Dr. Francoise Can-Bride (female)
13 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01.64.22.60.71
Recommended, speaks good English, very pleasant and
also very good with children.

Dr. Jean-François Blankenhorn
Speaks English
6 Rue Sergent, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 00 22

Dr. Michel Coiffet
Speaks English
205 rue St Merry, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 30 63

Dr. Michel Gineste
Speaks English
11 Rue René Quinton, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 01 26

Dr. Barthélémy Barateig
Speaks English, friendly
26 bis Rue de la Paroisse, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 70 75
   01 64 81 30 44 (for appointments)

Dr. Jean-Pierre Jaccon
Speaks English, is very kind and gentle with children –
highly recommended
56 route de Marlotte
77690 Montigny sur Loing



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   01 64 45 91 63
Dr. Philippe Leclair
44 bis Rue Rémy, Avon
   01 60 72 67 52

Dr. Hontarede
Good with children.
50 Rue du Vieux Pont, Grez-sur-Loing
   01 64 45 69 30

Dr. Eric-Laurent Olsem
Friendly, good with babies and children.
6 Rue Pavé Neuf, Moret-sur-Loing
   01 60 70 58 72

Dr. Martine Saloff-Coste (female)
20 Route Cormiers, Montigny-sur-Loing
   01 64 45 82 81

Dr Sophie Gruber-Hue (female)
Montigny sur Loing
  01 64 45 91 35
Professional, friendly but not much English.

Dr. Katrine Bastiani
Fluent in English, nice
Le Vaudoue (close to Ury)
   01 64 24 78 26

Dr. Pre-Raimbourg (female)
Rue de Fontainebleau, Veneux-les-Sablons
   01 60 70 43 94


Allergy Specialists
Dr. Anne-Marie Lhullier
26 Rue Auguste Barbier




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  01 64 22 73 75

Dr. Cécile Douillet
19 Rue Danielle Casanova, Montereau
   01 64 32 01 74

Dentists
Dr. Al-Himdani
Very good, speaks English.
55 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 47 24

Dr. Jean-Pierre Bornes
Speaks fluent English.
6 Place de la République, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 07 69

Dr. Cyril Coma
Speaks English.
54 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 49 50

Dr. Marc Lachaux
Speaks some English.
16 Rue du Château, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 44 84

Dr. Langlois (female)
Very good, but quite busy.
124 Rue Charles de Gaulle, Mormant
   01 64 06 92 85

Dr. Leroy
Specialist for children in the Groupe Medical pour Enfant,
friendly, speaks Basic English.
9 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
    01 60 74 59 59



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Dermatologist
Dr. Alain Bouillard
Speaks English, but secretary does not.
59 bis Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 85 33

Giving Birth in France
If you want to talk to somebody about giving birth in Paris
contact:
Stefanie Schumacher
stefanie@oetterich.de

Gynaecologists
Dr. Raoul Rivet
Speaks perfect English (but secretary does not), very
competent doctor. Almost all the partners go to Dr. Rivet.
Book quite far in advance as he’s always busy.
13 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 97 16

Dr. Mansour
Speaks English, regular prices.
Practices at the Polyclinique
4 Rue de la Gorge
   01 64 24 86 48
   01 64 69 77 78

Dr. Corjon
Very good doctor, recommended.
Practices at the Polyclinique
4 Rue de la Gorge
   01 64 24 86 48
   01 64 69 77 78

Dr. Nadia Metzger
Highly recommended - fluent English, very gentle, patient
and thorough. Based at the hospital – book through them.



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Homeopathy
Dr. Bruno Guillemot
37 Av Franklin Roosevelt, Avon
   01 64 22 44 13

Dr. Michele Harman
215 Rue St. Merry, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 05 75 (call 0900-0930 Mon-Sat for appointments)

Laboratories

Martinot Cunin
12 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 29 50
(French only, not very friendly, but central and therefore convenient).

Moreau Dumas
21 Rue des Bois, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 31 97

Midwives
France uses sage-femmes (midwives) for delivery, so if you
are planning to have a baby in Fontainebleau (at either the
hospital or polyclinique), you will also meet separately with
the sage femmes for a tour of the hospital. .

General number for midwives (hospital labour room)
  01 60 74 12 70

Gisèle
Hospital midwife who speaks English, provides pre-delivery
birthing classes in French, including on breathing
techniques, and breast-feeding.
   01 60 74 12 64

Henriette L’hiver
Speaks English, nice and experienced, does home and
clinic births.



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87 Rue de Général Leclerc, Créteil
   01 48 98 08 80

Maguy François
Baby massage, yoga classes, prenatal and postnatal
courses, in the polyclinique.
4 Rue Lagorsse, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 30 47 (answering service)
or 06 86 81 30 83.

Osteopathy
Guillaume Carteau & Alexandre Besson
8 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
   01 60 71 17 73
Good with babies as well as adults

Paediatricians
Dr. Vedrenne, speaks a little English.
1 Rue Maraichers, Avon
   01 60 74 32 45


The following list of doctors work in the “Mere & Enfant”
wing of the hospital. They all practice on different days, so
you might not always be able to choose a doctor. You have
to pay in cash and an appointment is €46. You can always
stop by without appointment in case of an emergency.
   01 60 74 12 84

Please note you can also visit a General Practitioner (listed
earlier) as they are usually good with children and a lot
cheaper than the hospital!

   Dr. Douillet, speaks perfect English. Most partners go to
   him, but if he is not free please do not hesitate to see one
   of his colleagues!




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   Dr. Elbany, speaks a little English.

   Dr. Russo, speaks English and a little bit of Hebrew.

   Dr. Giorno, highly recommended, friendly, takes his
   time.

Pharmacies (english speaking)

Pharmacie de l´Etape
126 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Pharmacie de la Salamandre
78 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Pharmacie de la Gare
Place de la Gare, Avon
Pharmacy Fouherty
26 Rue du Four, Paris (6th arrondissement)
Has everything – homeopathic and conventional medicine,
aromatherapy oils, and most major hair, tooth, and skin care
lines. Usually crowded, but with discounts up to 40%. Well
worth a visit to stock up.

Note
On bank holidays and Sundays there is always a pharmacy
on duty. To find out which one, go to any pharmacy – there
will be a sign in the window, or call the Fontainebleau police
station by dialling: 17.

If you need something during the evening, or late at night,
call the Fontainebleau police station by dialling: 17.

Physiotherapists
Veronique Durney
Does not speak English.




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8 Rue du Sergent Perrier, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 03 03

Dr. Alain Tabath
Does not speak much English but is highly recommended!
34 Av. Franklin Roosevelt, Avon
   01 64 22 98 20

Nadine Berthelot
Speaks excellent English, highly recommended, good with
children
59, rue Saint Honore, Fontainebleau
   06 80 22 76 44 / 01 64 22 89 03

Florence Mourault 36, Rue Grande, 77210 Samoreau
   01 60 74 39 11
Part of a clinic of Physios that are excellent.

Psychologists
Contact the International Counseling Service for
psychological services for children, adolescents and adults.
The members of the service are familiar with INSEAD, and
include English speaking psychiatrists and psychologists.
   01 45 50 26 49

Barbara Levanhuy
   01 64 22 29 30 / 06 08 23 63 25.
A psychologist in Fontainebleau.

Veterinarian & Kennel
Sybil Alsac and Veronique School
Clinique Vétérinaire des Coudriers
41 Rue Aristide Briand, Fontainebleau
   01 60 72 65 01
Speaks English. A bit expensive, but the office is clean and
the service very good. Walk-in appointments every day
from 5pm to 7pm.



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Dog & Cat Kennel
If you have a dog or cat and want to speak to a current
partner who also does, please contact:

Andrea Webb
globetrottingwebbs@yahoo.co.uk
  06 86 60 08 10
Julian Ovens
Julian.Ovens@Alcan.com

Vacances pour Chien “sur Canape”
Philippe Chasseriaud
77520 Gurcy le Châtel
  01 60 67 31 05
Speak excellent English.
Once you take your dog here, you will want to start going
yourself. It is a beautiful farm / spa run by Philippe &
Jannick who let your pups sleep in the house and have the
run of the farm during the day with lots of other playmates.
Before returning them to you (they also offer a pick-up
service) they groom them and your dog could never look so
good again! HIGHLY recommended and reasonably priced!
Pension AA6
28 Route Cherelles – Le Landy, 77140 Nonville
  01 64 29 01 26 / www.pensionpourchienaa6.com
Each dog & cat gets their own indoor/outdoor kennel, which
includes a covered (heated) part and a grassy area. Prices
vary depending on the size of animal. The owners do not
speak English, so have s.o. call to book the reservation and
write out any important instructions. Open seven days a
week (limited hours on Wednesdays & Sundays).
The owners are very friendly and very good with the
animals.




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                       XIV.Children

Daycare
If you are looking for occasional or full-time childcare
during the day, you have the following options:
Babysitters
A babysitter will watch your children at your home. Expect
to pay €4-7 per hour. Some of the babysitters outlined on the
following list are available during the mornings and/or
afternoons for regular or occasional babysitting.

Other babysitters often advertise at local bakeries or
supermarkets, or the notice board in the bar area at school.
You can also find a babysitter through the “Forum des
Jeunes,” a city organisation. You give them the days and
hours you need someone and they find an available
babysitter who calls you to confirm. They can be used for
regular or occasional babysitting. Average price is €6 per
hour. Be aware that these only speak French and you need
to live in Fontainebleau.

Another avenue to explore is to contact your local Mairie
and ask if they have a list of either babysitters or Assistantes
Maternelles. Here is a list of babysitters hired by previous
partners:

  Name        Area / Phone      Car   Language       Comments
                                                 Mother, all week
            Montigny-sur-              French
                                                 (days and
Laurence    Loing               Yes    English
                                                 evenings), can come
               01 64 45 83 18          Spanish
                                                 to FBL.
                                                 Grand-mother &
Laurence    Fontainebleau
                                Yes              qualified nurse of
Porché        06 64 30 42 67
                                                 49. Recommended




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                                                   Grandmother,
Pascale       06 24 29 14 73           French      Highly
                                                   recommended
            Avon                       English
Sylvia                                             Recommended
              01 60 72 05 90           French

            Moret-sur-Loing                        Student nurse.
Laetitia
              06 71 58 05 41                       Recommended
                                                   Experienced
               06 50 67 41 27                      Montessori teacher
Cynthia                                French
            Cynthia.porter@t                       also teaches
Porter                                 English
            ele2.fr                                languages.
                                                   Recommended.

Elodie        06 30 29 92 69


            Moret-sur-Loing            English     Student.
Isabelle
              06 30 58 47 30           Spanish     Recommended

Katherine                              English
              06 78 47 42 57                       . Recommended
Eshel                                  French

                                                   PhD partner.
                                       Russian     Evenings and
Svetlana   Bois-le-Roi
                                Yes    English     weekends. Can
Perevalova    06 89 17 38 78
                                       French      travel to FBL and
                                                   villages.
Agnès       Avon                       French
Leclerc       01 60 72 62 34           English

Filomena    Avon                        English
Gomes         01 60 72 19 19          Portuguese
                                                   Family business with
Seguins     Avon                       French
                                Yes                several members
Family        01 60 72 64 24           English
                                                   available.
Héloïse     Fontainebleau              French      Highly
                                No
Korehel       06 79 98 09 03           English     recommended
                                        French   Evenings and
            Avon
Elisabeth                       No      English  weekends.
              06 82 33 82 63
                                      Portuguese Recommended




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              Avon                      French,   18 yrs old,
Gerard de       06.80.36.50.29           Basic    experienced.
Seguins       Or 01.60.72.64.24         English

Philomene                                         Also teaches
                01 60 72 19 19
Gomez                                             languages to kids.

Forum des     Fontainebleau                       City organisation
                                   No   French
Jeunes          01 64 22 61 65                    described above.

                                        English
Claire Piot   P_piot@yahoo.fr                     Babysitting service
                                        French

Nourrice Agréée / Assistante Maternelle (nounou)
Nounous watch children at their home, usually several
children at one time (the exact number depends on the
space they have), on a full- or part-time basis. The price is
around €25 per day. They can be either registered or not.
Being registered means that they are state controlled, and
that they are checked for health and safety. You will need to
sign a contract with them, stating the hours per week you
will be requiring their services. This means that you
guarantee them a certain income, so that even if you do not
go for a day or a week, you will have to pay the regular
amount. You also pay employment taxes in addition to the
daily rate. Contact your local town hall (Mairie) to obtain a
list of nounous available in your area. For Fontainebleau the
list will be provided by the PMI (Protection Maternelle et
Infantile), 43 boulevard du Maréchal Joffre -     01 60 71 22
06. Fontainebleau. Then you must visit their houses and find
one with whom you feel comfortable. Here is a list of
nounous hired by previous partners:

       Name                      Area                Phone

                      Moncourt-                   01 64 28 10 70
Françoise Saucet
                      Fromonville                 06 14 78 31 32




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Marie Hénaff       Montigny-sur-Loing       01 64 78 35 20


Emilia Guillmet    Achères-la-Forêt         01 64 24 45 55

                   Avon (train station
Filomena Gomes                              01 60 72 19 19
                   area)
                   Fontainebleau (train
Thérèse Rolland                             06 88 03 02 20
                   station area)

Halte-Garderie
The halte-garderie is meant for non-working mothers who
require occasional childcare for children between the ages
of four months and four years. You do not have to specify
exact days or hours, just drop off your child when the need
arises (once you’ve been through the registration
procedure). It operates on a first-come first-served basis,
and they have space for around 25 children at a time.
Market days (Tuesday and Friday) are usually crowded, so
it is better to go early.
If you want to speak to a current partner with experience
using the Halte Garderie, contact:
Suzie Douglas
    06 32 23 46 55
6 Rue Anne-Marie Javouhey, Fontainebleau
   01 60 74 59 44
Opening hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 8.30am-12.30am, and
1.30pm-5.30pm, Wed 9am-12.30am.
You can also leave your child during lunchtime once per
week, but you have to book this day a week in advance. As
spaces for the full-day care are limited, you need to call on
Monday morning at 8.30am.

The cost is €2 per hour if you live in Fontainebleau, a little
more if you live outside. It is cheaper if you have more than
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Halte Garderie Registration Procedure:
You can register every day between 2-3.30pm (but it is
recommended that you call and make an appointment).

Take with you:
your ID (passport);
vaccination proof in French for the BCG (tuberculosis
vaccine, which can be given by any paediatrician);
evidence of your address (telephone or electricity bill); and
your house insurance contract.

Then you go through the adaptation process: You make
three appointments consisting of two half-hour sessions with
you and your child, and a third half-hour session with you
and your child followed by half-hour session for your child
alone. If at the end of these three sessions your child is still
having difficulties being without you, further adaptation
sessions will be arranged. If your child is fine, you can leave
him/her there for a couple of hours.

There are other halte-garderies in:
Moret-sur-Loing, 31 Rue Pavé Neuf       01 64 31 14 97
Bois-le-Roi   01 60 66 32 39
Samois-sur-Seine, 40 Rue Fouquet       01 64 24 69 92

Schools
You will probably have arranged this before arriving, but if
your child is three years old, or will turn three before the
end of the year, he/she can start kindergarten from
September.

The following is the list of schools located in Fontainebleau:
Public Kindergartens (age 3-6)
Note: Children can only go to the one located in their
district.

Ecole rue de la Cloche



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48 Rue de la Cloche
   01 64 22 32 60

Ecole Lagorsse
Rue Lagorsse
  01 64 22 43 95

Ecole Le Bréau
Rue des Rossignols
  01 60 72 61 33

Ecole Saint-Honoré
7 Rue St Honoré
   01 64 22 22 42

Ecole Sainte-Marie
71 Rue Saint-Honoré
   01 64 22 22 42

Private Kindergartens (age 3-6)
Centre Actif Bilingue (CAB)
38 Blvd Foch
    01 64 22 13 40

Cours Branger
40 Rue Carnot
   01 64 22 08 60
Petite Ecole Bilingue
25 Boulevard Joffre
   01 64 23 46 47

If your child is more than 5 years old, the International
School of Fontainebleau is the best option. This is a French
state school, which has two separate sections for English
and    German     teaching    (called    Anglophone      and
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Collège International du Fontainebleau
48 Rue Guerin
www.anglophonesectionfontainebleau.com
Private Primary Schools
Centre Actif Bilingue (CAB)
38 Blvd Foch
   01 64 22 13 40
Primary school for children aged 6-10.

Note that registration of your child at the local Mairie is
essential for schooling in Fontainebleau (except if you are
sending your Child to CAB). Essential documents for
registration are:
vaccination card for the child
copy of your house lease contract
receipt for the first month’s rent for your house

Indoor Childrens Activities

Ecole de Musique
45 Rue Béranger, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 27 18
Musical playgroup for 4 and 5 year-olds on Wednesday
mornings. Instrument lessons are possible for children 5
years and older.
Children Making Music Together
Group in which children dance, sing, and play instruments.
Led by Ingela Bjork-Loch. Courses start in mid-September
and mid-January.
  06 83 19 69 05
Club Sportif de l’EIS
Route des Archives, Fontainebleau
  01 60 71 73 19




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Gymnastics for children (from 3 years and older) on
Wednesdays.
Fontainebleau Loisirs et Culture
6 Rue du Mont-Ussy, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 09 98
Association which offers a lot of activities (sports, crafts,
etc.)
Carrefour Mall
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)
There is a playground inside the Carrefour and inside the
McDonalds at the Carrefour mall.
Library
34 Rue de l’Arbre Sec, Fontainebleau
   01 64 22 26 36
Every Wednesday at 11am story teller for children 6 years
and younger.
La Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
Parc de la Villette, Paris
Museum for children 2.5 years or older with interactive
exhibits.
Playmobil Fun Park
Fresnes: A6 direction Paris, follow A6b, A86 direction
Versailles, exit direction Fresnes, and then look for the
Playmobil castle. Huge play area for children 1.5 years or
older. For children over 3 – €1.50.
Aquarium Sea-Life
Val d’Europe: A6 direction Paris, N104 direction Marne La
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Note: Check the “Guide des Sports de Fontainebleau”
available at the tourist office (4 Rue Royale, Fontainebleau),
and at the town hall for many more activities, as well as the
“Guide des Loisirs” or “IDFutées” (with free coupons).
You can also buy the newspaper “L’officiel des Enfants”
(published every two months), which is a cultural guide for
the Ile-de-France region for the 0-12 age group.

Outdoor Children’s Activities

Animal Park
In Souppes-sur-Loing: Take A6 in the direction of Lyon
(highway entrance in Nemours), A77, exit Souppes
   01 64 29 76 55
Small zoo with farm & forest animals.
Baby Swimmers
As space is limited, sign up as soon as possible.
- At the Moret-sur-Loing swimming pool. Classes
September–June. For more details, see section called
“Leisure, Sports and Courses”.
- At the Piscine de la Faisanderie near INSEAD.
Base de Loisirs de Bois-le-Roi
Follow directions for Bois-le-Roi and Fontaine-le-Port on the
D137 -       01 64 81 33 00
Park, playground, bathing lake with a sandy beach, sports
facilities, free entrance. For children of 3 years and older.
Carousel
Place Bonaparte, Fontainebleau
Fami Parc
Nonville (south of Montigny-sur-Loing), entrance on the
D403, - 01 64 29 02 02, www.fami-parc.com
Amusement park for children 2 years and older. Open April
until September, mostly Wednesdays and weekends. €13
for adults, €11 for children over 3 years old.



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Fontainebleau Château Park
Several entrances. Playground, horse-drawn sled tours
(May to October), pond with fish you can feed, rowing
boats.
Lake with Swans
On the D40 between Grez-sur-Loing and Moncourt-
Fromonville.
Ponyriding
Ecurie Diane Roche, Route de Fontainebleau, Milly-la-Foret
  06 64 45 84 04
For children 2 years and older.
Playground Musée Napoléon
88 Rue Saint-Honoré, Fontainebleau
In the garden of the museum, closed on Sundays and
Mondays.
Big lake with swans and ducks to feed, great for a walk.
Tacot des Lacs
On the D40 before the entrance of Moncourt-Fromonville,
   01 64 28 67 67
Vintage train tour from April until October,
€6.50 for adults, €4 for children over 3 years old.

There are also many fun places to go to in & around Paris:
Asterix Parc
France’s beloved super-Gaule.
The park is 30 km north of Paris. Take motorway A1 to Paris-
Lille, direct exit to Parc Astérix between exits no. 7 and no. 8
Children under 12 years, €23; Children 12 and over, €33 for
a 1 day ticket to all shows and attractions.
See http://www.parcasterix.fr for more information.
Le Jardin des Plantes
47 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris



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   01 40 79 30 00
10 minute walk over the Seine from Gare de Lyon
Zoo (Adults €6, €3.50 for children over 3 years old) and
playground.
Le Jardin d’Acclimatation
In the Bois de Boulogne
    01 40 67 90 82
Playground, pony-riding, merry-go-rounds, etc.
Disneyland Paris
Marne La Vallée: A6 direction Paris, N104 direction Marne-
La-Vallée, A4 direction Metz-Nancy, exit Disneyland.
If you plan to go more than twice during the year, buy an
annual passport which gives you almost unlimited access to
both parks. For more info: www.disneyland.fr.
L’Aéroparis
Parc André Citröen, 75015 Paris
   01 44 26 20 00
Hot air balloon flight, open according to weather, adults
€12, €6 for children over 3 years old.

Baby Accessory Shops

Aubert
In the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, see section
on Shopping Malls/Centres)
Big shop with almost all baby and maternity items you might
need.
Autour de BB
Pringy (further than Carrefour at Villiers-en-Bière)
Carrefour
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)




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Ikea
In the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, see section
on Shopping Malls/Centres)
Jacadi
52 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
P’tit Bonheur
24 Rue Murgets, Vulaines–sur-Seine
Suavel Natal
25 Rue Desnouettes, 75015 Paris
   01 53 56 14 12
Sells everything for the babies, from pacifiers and bottles to
furniture and pushchairs. All the brands and 24-30% less
than in regular stores. It is like a warehouse.
Toys´R´Us
In the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, see section
on Shopping Malls/Centres)

Childrens Shoe Shops

Les Pieds sur Terre
11 rue de la Paroisse, Fontainebleau
Brand name shoes, feet measuring and shoe fittings.
Carrefour
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)
Cheap, fit yourself.
Bata
94 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Cheap.




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Zoé Kids
In the Carré Sénart shopping mall
Brand name shoes, feet measuring and shoe fittings.

Childrens Clothing
Mie Trampoline, 35 Rue de France, Fontainebleau
Kid Fashion, 63 Rue du Château, Fontainebleau
Monoprix, 58 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Catimini, 90 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Okaïdi, 140 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Notes:
In French sizes, “3 months” means 0-3 months and not from
3 months on.
There are also many very good shops (Sergent Major, H&M,
Du Pureil Au Meme, Zara…) in the shopping malls (Villiers-
en-Bière, Carré Sénart, Evry 2).

Maternity Clothing Shops

Véronique Delachaux
152 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
More stores in Paris.
Formes
5 Rue Vieux Colombier, 75006 Paris
L’avenue des BB
89 Rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris
Neuf Lune
42 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
1 et 1 font 3
3 Rue Solférino, 75007 Paris

H&M and Benetton (only some of the branches).




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Also check out two great shopping blocks in Paris that have
lots of maternity wear and baby clothes & accessories:
Avenue Paul Doumer and Rue Guichard, 16eme

Toy Shops

Carrefour
Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)
Ikea
In the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, see section
on Shopping Malls/Centres)
Toys as well as cheap and nice furniture.
Joué Club
 ZAC de la Sucrerie Montereau
At the entrance of Montereau Fault Yonne.
La Grande Récré
In the Carré Sénart shopping mall
Le Nénuphar
17 Rue des Sablons, Fontainebleau
Le Ciel est à tout le monde
4 Rue des Bouchers, Fontainebleau
Loisirs et Créations
Inside the Carrefour Mall in Villiers-en-Bière
Take N7 to Villiers-en-Bière, 77195 (about 14 km from
Fontainebleau)
A shop where you can find arts-and-crafts materials
Monoprix
58 Rue Grande, Fontainebleau
Limited selection




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Picwic
60 Route N6 Vert-St-Denis
In Melun at the Europe roundabout (the one with flags in
centre) - continue after McDonalds.
Toys´R´Us
In the Villabé shopping centre (for directions, see section
on Shopping Malls/Centres)

You can also buy very nice toys on the following web sites
(order a catalogue first):
www.grainedeveil.com (0-3 years)
www.eveiletjeux.com (2-11 years)

A good way to find cheap toys for children is to go to the
garage sales (called "vide grenier" or "brocantes" in
French), which are organised in the villages. They are
advertised a few weeks in advance in the villages where
they take place.




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                 XV.Leaving INSEAD
The following are some basic tips for how to wrap things up
before leaving INSEAD. However, more information is also
available in the files section (file name: Leaving INSEAD) of
the Yahoo! INSEAD Partners Group.

Closing Your Bank Account
Send a fax or write a letter regarding your request, i.e.
closing the bank account, cancelling your card(s) and
cheque book(s).
Include your new bank details, letting them know where the
rest of the money should be transferred and your
forwarding address where they can send the monthly
statement.
If you want to keep your bank account open for an extra
month or so (because of telephone or utility bill payments,
or you are expecting your 2 months deposit back into this
account), you should also give them your forwarding
address where they can send the monthly statement after
you leave France.
You do not have to be in Fontainebleau to do this; you can
arrange to close your bank account from another country. It
usually takes about a week.

Cancelling Phone and Internet (Wanadoo)
To cancel your landline with France Telecom you just need
to call one day in advance to 0800101477.
To terminate your internet connection with Wanadoo you
need to send a letter, one month in advance, to:
     Wanadoo
     Service Clients
     33734 Bordeaux Cedex 9
It is a simple letter saying you want to cancel the internet.


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To cancel France Telecom, Orange and other mobile phone
services, you have to write a letter or a send a fax at least
one month in advance, stating that you wish to terminate the
contract from a certain date. Alternatively you can go to the
France Telecom office in Fontainebleau or at Carrefour in
Villiers-en Biere (for directions, see section on Groceries). If
you kept the cancellation form provided when you received
your contract, it will make the cancellation process easier.

  France Telecom
  Service Courrier client
  BP 560, Melun
  Fax: 01 69 98 55 59

Paying Your Last Bills
If your landlord is taking care of the last bills (EDF, France
Telecom, Water), you are lucky and you do not need to do
anything. He or she will (probably) have asked for 2 months’
deposit, and will subtract the total amounts from this, and
send the rest of the money to your account about 2 months
later.

If you have to pay your last EDF bill, you should do the
following: Call or send a letter stating that you would like to
terminate your contract, give them your meter reading up
until the last day, and your forwarding address. Usually the
bills arrive 4-6 weeks after your call/letter.

  EDF/GDF
  48 boulevard Orloff, Avon
    08 10 77 24 77

  Generale des Eaux
    08 11 900 400

You can also check the file section of the Yahoo! INSEAD
Partners Group for models of cancellation letters.


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Removals/Furniture Storage
Chatelain, Fontainebleau
  01 64 22 29 44
Homeship, Aulnay-sur-Bois
  01 48 65 21 61
Grospiron International, Aubervilliers
  01 48 14 42 42
AGS, Gennevilliers
  01 40 80 20 20
Darras, Vulaines
  01 60 39 62 62
Guivarch-Namont, Fontainebleau
  01 64 22 77 93
Desbordes International, Paris
  01 44 73 84 84
Excess Bagages, Roissy
  01 48 62 73 05
Barry Humphreys
   02 33 35 31 80, www.tpmsl.com
French International Transportation, Paris
   01 45 62 02 62

Selling Your Car
To sell your car, go to the Fontainebleau Sous-Prefecture (37
Rue Royale)       01 60 74 66 77 (9-12.30am and 1:30-4pm,
closed Wednesday), and ask for the “Demande de certificat
d´immatriculation d´un véhicule” (blue form). Fill it out with
your details and those of the new owner and hand in part of
the form. Give the rest to the new owner.

INSEAD Partners Yahoo! Group
To unsubscribe from the INSEAD Partners Yahoo! Group,
send a message to: Inseadpartners-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com


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A Lifestyle Guide - A Survival Handbook

Dear partners,

Welcome to Singapore!

We hope you will enjoy living here, whether it is for a few
months or for the entire programme. To give you a head
start on Singapore, the partners of several classes have put
together their ideas, tips and recommendations into this
document.

Our guide aims to cover a wide range of issues, from
transportation to activities, restaurants and schools. The
table of contents should help you find the information you
need.

Please note that most of our tips or advice relate to getting
the best deals and greatest value in every aspect of daily
life. We are working on the basis of student budgets!
However, sometimes a little splurge is necessary to keep
the peace, so go ahead and indulge!

Of course, our most important tip is to get to know the other
partners, from the previous and current classes! They will
be a very valuable source of information and
companionship throughout the time you spend in Singapore.
Also keep in touch with the INSEAD MBA office and keep
them informed of any events concerning or including
partners.

Apart from that, the best advice we can give you is to enjoy
Singapore while you are here. It is such a pleasant and
friendly place to live! And these are extraordinary times so



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make the best of them and take with you many great friends
and memories, wherever you go after this!

This goldmine of information is now yours to update and
complete for future partners!




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                           Table of Contents

I.    Getting Set Up                                                                          121
  Immigration .............................................................................121
  Banking....................................................................................122
    Credit Cards.........................................................................123
    ATMs.....................................................................................123
  Insurance .................................................................................124
  Telephone................................................................................125
    International Calls ................................................................125
    Landline................................................................................126
    Mobile ..................................................................................126
  Internet ....................................................................................126
  Television ................................................................................127
II.   Campus Information                                                                      129
  Partners and INSEAD ...............................................................129
  InStore .....................................................................................129
  Restaurant ................................................................................130
  Bar ...........................................................................................131
  Kids Club .................................................................................131
  Library .....................................................................................131
  Printshop .................................................................................131
III. Health                                                                                   132
  Hospitals ..................................................................................132
    Ambulance Services .............................................................133
  Pharmacies ..............................................................................134
  Doctors ....................................................................................134
  Dentistry ..................................................................................135
  Osteopathy and Physiotherapy................................................136
  Pregnancy and Birth ................................................................137
  Health after Delivery ...............................................................138
  Paediatrics ...............................................................................139
  Children’s Dentistry ................................................................140
IV. Families and Children                                                                     141
  Mothers’ Groups and Playgroups ............................................141
  Children’s Education ...............................................................142
    Day-care / Pre-school...........................................................142



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    Modern Montessori ..............................................................144
    International Schools ............................................................144
  Activities ..................................................................................145
    Toddler Centres ...................................................................146
    Swimming .............................................................................147
    Something Special (in the mail) ............................................147
  Transportation .........................................................................147
  Help at Home ...........................................................................148
    Babysitters............................................................................148
    Live-in Maids ........................................................................149
V. Daily Living                                                                              152
  Handy Resources .....................................................................152
    Internet .................................................................................152
    Books and Magazines ...........................................................152
  Tipping ....................................................................................152
  Groceries.................................................................................153
    Market Place, Cold Storage (Holland Village, Jelita)............153
    Giant (Old Turf Club, IMM Building near Jurong East) .........153
    NTUC Fair Price (Clementi, Jurong East, Holland Village) ...154
    Tanglin Mall Supermarket ....................................................154
    Carrefour (Suntec City Mall, Plaza Singapura) .....................154
    “Wet” Markets, Food Court and Shops ................................155
    Bread ....................................................................................155
    E-shopping ...........................................................................155
  Things for the Home ................................................................155
  Public Transportation ..............................................................156
  Taxis ........................................................................................157
  Religious Places.......................................................................158
    Christian ..............................................................................158
    Anglican ...............................................................................159
    Presbyterian ........................................................................159
    Sikh ......................................................................................159
    Jewish ...................................................................................159
    Buddhist................................................................................159
    Hindu ....................................................................................159
    Muslim ..................................................................................160
VI. Leisure in Singapore                                                                      161
  Shopping .................................................................................161
    Books ....................................................................................161
    Kids Stuff ...............................................................................161
  Eating Out................................................................................162


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    Budget – Hawker Centres.....................................................163
    More Expensive....................................................................163
    Sunday Brunch......................................................................163
    Teatime.................................................................................165
 Eating In...................................................................................165
 Bars and Clubs.........................................................................166
 Water Sports ............................................................................166
 Arts ..........................................................................................166
    Pottery Classes .....................................................................166
    Caligraphy............................................................................167
    Dance Classes ......................................................................167
    Languages ............................................................................168
 Community Centres in Singapore ...........................................169
 Parks........................................................................................169
 Movies .....................................................................................170
VII. Working                                                                                 172
 Residency Status ......................................................................173
    Dispelling a few more rumours and half-truths ....................175
 Finding a Job............................................................................176
    Networking...........................................................................176
    Job postings and Websites ...................................................177
    Recruitment Consultants.......................................................178
 How do I start my own business? .............................................178
    Entrepass..............................................................................178
    Registering your business ....................................................179
VIII. Travel                                                                                 181
 Resources ................................................................................181
 Budget Airlines ........................................................................181
 Train ........................................................................................181
 Ferry ........................................................................................181
 Some of the Places We Went ...................................................182
    Indonesia ..............................................................................182
    Malaysia ...............................................................................182
    Vietnam ................................................................................182
    Thailand................................................................................182
    Cambodia .............................................................................183




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                     I. Getting Set Up
There are a few things that need to be done fairly soon after
you arrive in Singapore. We hope that this section will help
make those things clearer and serve as a reminder so you
do not forget anything.

Immigration

The main administration you face is of course the
immigration services: the Immigration and Checkpoints
Authority (ICA). Don’t worry, the INSEAD MBA office
organizes an information meeting for partners on these
issues during the first week, and they will guide you through
the immigration requirements and even provide you with
the documents to fill out.

       Visitor Services Centre
       ICA Building
       10 Kallang Road
       Next to Lavender MRT station
          6391 6100
       Website: www.ica.gov.sg (Visitor Services Section)
       Email: ica_feedback@ica.gov.sg

Your partners will get a student pass when they get here.
Depending on your situation, you will either renew your
entry visa; most nationalities get an entry visa of 30 days or
more upon entry into Singapore. If you are staying for only a
few weeks or travel a great deal, all you need to do to renew
this is to leave the country by travelling in the region or
simply by getting across the Causeway into Johor Bahru in
Malaysia.

Alternatively, you may apply for a long-term social visit pass
(LTSVP). This is the easiest solution if you are staying for


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more than one period, as the visa fee is inexpensive and you
have a multiple-entry immigration document for up to 12
months. If you are staying for more than 6 months, you will
need to have a medical done in Singapore when you get
here. Be aware that the only payment options are NETS
(bank card) or cash card (available from any 7-11) at the
immigration office. Also, take multiple photocopies of all of
your documents or you will have to wait in line to do it there.

If you face any difficulties at the immigration office, many
partners have found the first place to turn to is the INSEAD
MBA office. They know all there is to know about
immigration documents and have heard us all whine and
moan about that. Do not go to the immigration building
without their number in your pocket. (Suan Ng: 6799 - 5395
Vicky Lee - 5290, Esther Tan: - 5394).

Just a note for those of you who have children and want to
enrol them in a formal school: check with the school whether
they need a student pass or just a long-term social visit pass.
Do be sure to explain that your partner is not working in
Singapore and has a student pass, and that you have or have
requested a long-term social visit pass.

Banking

There are many banks in Singapore to open an account with.
Most banks are open from 9:30 am to 3.30 pm or 4.30 pm on
weekdays, and from 9 am to 11:30 am or 1:00 pm on
Saturdays.

DBS seems to be a favourite, as they have conveniently
located branches near the Buona Vista MRT station and
Holland Village. You will need a copy of your lease
agreement, your passport and your immigration documents.
If you do not have them yet, your partner can open an


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account (at the Holland Village branch only) in his name
with his admission letter from INSEAD. It takes only a few
minutes, and you walk out with an ATM card. Minimum
deposit is S$500. If you are opening a joint account, both
applicants need to be present.

Many things in Singapore including telephone, internet, tv,
rent and utilities can be paid online or with a free bank
transfer.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are readily accepted in Singapore. Retailers,
restaurants, hotels and even some taxis will accept
international credit cards. Visa, MasterCard, Diners and
American Express are all common here. However, it is
typically not possible to get one unless you are employed in
Singapore, so bring yours from home.

ATMs

There are ATMs everywhere in Singapore, so getting your
hands on cash is never a problem although you can only use
ATMs of your bank or banks that have some kind of sharing
policy. Check this out on the ATMs you come across, they
list the cards they accept. Note that DBS and POSB (the Post
Office Savings Bank) always share ATMs, and have the best
ATM network on the island.

The ATMs located around INSEAD and Dover Rise are:

   •   Dover Road food court across from INSEAD

   •   Buona Vista MRT station

   •   Ghim Moh Market


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   •   Holland Village


Insurance

INSEAD has checked out the market for health and accident
insurance and selected a company that comes on campus
during the first week. They offer both participants and
partners short-term (1 month to 6 months) and long-term (1
year) insurance packages and many partners buy this
insurance upon arrival here. Out of curiosity, some of us
investigated other insurance schemes in Singapore, and
found that the one offered by the selected company was
unbeatable in terms of coverage and pricing. Keep the card
handed to you by the agent when you sign the policy, as
they are helpful and readily available if you need any
information on your coverage or reimbursements.

Please note that if you buy short-term insurance, you will not
be allowed by the company to renew your contract if you
decide to stay longer. What they will offer is to transform
your initial contract into a one-year contract and consider
what you already paid as partial payment.

If you travel around the region during your stay here, it is
advisable to purchase travel insurance. This typically covers
you for death, permanent disability, medical expenses,
personal liability, loss/theft/damage to baggage, personal
effects, and travel delay incurred during the course of the
trip. The same company offers excellent deals on travel
insurance, which is a little expensive and paid by the day.
All you need to do is contact the agent by phone or email.

Alternatively, you may also wish to consider the ”Crystal
Studies” health insurance policy offered by April Mobilite.
The contact at April Mobilite is as follow:


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Hafsa DURAND
Conseiller Correspondant
Région Sud-Est /Région Centre-Est
hdurand@aprilmobilite.com
APRIL Mobilité
110 avenue de la République
75011 PARIS
Tél. 01 73 02 93 93 - Fax 01 73 02 93 90
www.aprilmobilite.com

Telephone

All local calls, whether to landlines or mobiles, are free from
any phone at INSEAD. Just dial 9 to get out of the internal
system and the number (there is no need to include the
Singapore country code of 65).

International Calls

Calls to the Fontainebleau campus are free from any phone
at INSEAD. Just dial 4 to get into the internal system and the
extension number (the last 4 digits in the number).

For other international calls, it is a good idea to buy the
international dialling cards from Instore, specifying the
destination you will use them for, and use them on INSEAD
phones. The cards are cheap (around S$10) and give you a
good amount of time depending on the destination of your
calls.

Another option, which many students and partners are now
using, is VOIP. One of the most popular ones is Skype. For
computer-to-computer calls, it is free and to call landlines is
very inexpensive. There are many other VOIP services
available now.


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Landline

To get a landline put in, visit the Singtel website (Consumer
– Customer Service) at www.singtel.com to find out how to
apply for a new telephone line. There is a S$200 deposit,
and the charge depends on the services you require. Make
sure to check whether incoming calls are charged or not on
your subscription. The closest Singtel customer service
centre is:

       hello! @ ComCentre
       31 Exeter Road, 239732
       Mon - Sat: 10am to 9pm
       Sun/PH: 11am - 8 pm
       Nearest MRT Station: Somerset MRT
It is also possible to get a package with internet, landline
and TV from Starhub.

Mobile

For mobiles, get prepaid or subscription chips from Instore
at INSEAD. You can also get a subscription from Singtel, M1
or Starhub and the price depends on the type of plan that
you select. However, such subscriptions require you or your
partner to have valid immigration documents, and there is a
minimum period of 6 months.

Prepaid is more expensive, whether from Singtel, M1 or
Starhub but more flexible. One handy thing is that top up
cards can be bought from many places including 7-11
stores.

Please note that incoming calls use up credit.

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StarHub also offers broadband Internet connection. Visit
their website (www.starhub.com) to check out each
subscription package (under Broadband). If you are only
going to be here for a few months then pre-paid (Flexi)
internet is also available. The Customer Care service
operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply call 1633
and quote your Customer Number.

You can also get access to MaxOnline via the IT retail outlets
collaborating with StarHub. You will find a list of them on the
website under Contact Us.

Television

OK, so it may sound a little trivial, but TV plays a role in
feeling at home! To get to know the StarHub Cable TV offer,
visit their website (www.starhub.com) to check out the
channels available and the price of each subscription
package (under TV – Price Plans).

The StarHub Cabling Hotline is 6873 2828. An agent will visit
your home to install the equipment and collect the
installation charge, the equipment deposit and the first
month’s subscription. Thereafter, you will receive a bill on
the same date each month for the following month's charges,
which can be paid via automatic transfers.

StarHub also has 4 customer service centres:

       VivoCity
       1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-216
       Singapore 098585
       Open daily from 11am to 9:30pm




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   OUB Centre
   1 Raffles Place, #B1-02,
   Open daily from 10.30am to 7.30pm Mon-Sat

   Plaza Singapura
   68 Orchard Road, #B2-17/18/18A
   Open daily from 10.30am to 9pm

   Tampines Mall
   4 Tampines Central 5, #02-26
   Open daily from 10.30am to 9pm




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                II. Campus Information
The campus has many useful conveniences and often has
many activities going on.

Partners and INSEAD

During the first week of every class, INSEAD organises an
information meeting and a welcome coffee for partners. Do
try to make it to these events, as it is the best occasion to
meet as many partners as possible, to get to know some
INSEAD staff who will be there to help you throughout the
program, to get valuable information on immigration or
partners events from the MBA office, and to fill in the
information form. The contact person at INSEAD for partners
is Suan Ng.

INSEAD circulates this partner booklet with the names and
contact details of the partners within the first few weeks of
the first period. It is a great tool to contact the partners and
to make sure you can be contacted. So try to give as much
information (email, phone number and address) as possible,
it makes life much easier for everyone!

The Singapore Insead WAGs (Wives And Girlfriends) are
now using www.facebook.com as an alternative to the yahoo
groups. Facebook is more interactive and more fun to use!

So how do I get set up?
Firstly register at www.facebook.com, it is easy to do and
fairly quick. If you have any problems take the site tour
www.facebook.com/sitetour/

How do I join the WAGs group?
Once you have registered go to your “Profile” and click on
"Groups" in the menu bar on the left-hand side. Then type
"Insead – Singapore WAGS" into the search box in the left-


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hand corner. This should take you to "Insead – Singapore
WAGS" and at the right-hand side of the screen, there
should be an option to join the group. Click this option and
you will automatically be included into the group. Once
you're added to the group, it shouldn't be necessary to invite
others in the group to join your friends list (although you can
still do this, of course).

This might seem like a bit of a hassle, but once you're in, it
looks like a much better system than Yahoo - we can easily
share photos, find out contact details for each other, post
notices and start discussions in various discussion groups.

For anyone who's concerned about privacy, the "My
Privacy" tag gives you options to control who can see your
information and who can search for you within the system.

InStore

Some of the conveniences that the bookstore offers are:

   •   Dry-cleaning
   •   Postal Services
   •   DHL
   •   Fax service

Restaurant

The restaurant is a great place to go for lunch when you are
too tired to cook or do not have any food in the house. The
food is quite varied and usually fairly good. This is also the
place where the partners’ lunches happen each Tuesday.
Your Insead ID badge can be charged with cash for you to
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Bar

The bar is open for a wider number of hours then the
restaurant is. Although you can not get full meals here is
does have some pastries, candy bars, ice cream, juices,
coffees and wine and beer. It is a comfortable place to sit
and chat and even has a foosball table.

Kids Club
A kids club is organised every week in the "partners
lounge" (3rd floor Insead). This is an arrangement made by
the partners and it is not managed by INSEAD. Depending
on which day, it takes place either in the morning or in
the afternoon.
Library

You can take out books from the Insead library with your
INSEAD ID card. Although the leisure reading section is not
well stocked, you can take out handy travel guides. There is
also a photocopy machine that you can use.

Printshop

A printshop, located on the second floor, is available for
special printing that you may have. Files can be submitted
by either email or memory stick.




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                      III.         Health
Health is always a priority, especially if you have children.
There is great medical care available in Singapore, whether
in private practice or in the hospitals, and for very
reasonable fees.

Hospitals

National University Hospital (NUH) is very close-by INSEAD
and Dover Rise, as it is at the end of North Buona Vista Road
and is one of the most respected hospitals in the region.

 Public Hospitals


 National University Hospital (NUH)
                                               6779 5555
 (closest hospital to Dover Rise and INSEAD)


 Alexandra Hospital
                                               6472 2000
 (close to Dover Rise and INSEAD)


 Singapore General Hospital                    6222 3322


 KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital              6293 4044


 Tan Tock Seng Hospital                        6472 2000




 Private Hospitals




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 East Shore Hospital                               6340 8666

 Gleneagles Hospital                               6473 2222

 Mount Alvernia Hospital                           6347 6210

 Mount Elizabeth Hospital                          6731 2218

 Raffles Hospital                                  6311 1555

 Thomson Medical Centre                            6350 8812


Ambulance Services

The SCDF ambulance will convey all emergency cases to
the nearest restructured hospital with the appropriate
medical facility. This is to facilitate early treatment by the
hospital's doctor. The SCDF does not charge for any
emergency case it conveys to hospitals. However, a charge
of $165 applies for each non-emergency case that it ferries
to hospital.

If an ambulance for a non-emergency case is engaged via
the Hotline: 1777, the service user will be charged $60 one-
way during office hours and $80 after office hours to a re-
structured hospital. An additional $20 is charged if the user
requests to be sent to a private hospital. No Goods and
Services Tax (GST) is incurred.

If it is a non-emergency case, it will be better to call or hail a
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The National University Hospital is the closest to INSEAD,
Dover Rise and Holland Village.

Pharmacies

Any medicine, over the counter or prescription, which you
may need, can be found at the countless pharmacies
around. The main names are Guardian and Watson’s. You
will find the closest outlets in Holland Village.

Please note also that you may purchase a lot of prescription
medicine directly from the doctor’s office.

Doctors

Choosing your doctor carefully will help avoid cultural
difference in the medical approach. There are many doctors
available from many different countries and most will have
similar viewpoints to what you are used to at home.

These are some doctors we visited and liked:

       Dr. (Mdm) Georgia S.K. Lee - TLC Family and
       Gynaecology Practice
       12A Lorong Mambong (right next to the Coffee Bean
       in the “restaurant street” of Holland Village)
           6462 0083

       Dr. (Mdm) Shiv Gill (GP) - Health Partners Medical
       Clinic
       273 Holland Avenue (at the top of Holland Village)
          6469 9116




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      Dr. (Mdm) Ratna Mitra - O& G Center
      Gleneagles Hospital Annexe Block
      6A Napier Road, # 05-38
         6471 2220

      Dr. Vincent Chua - Accent Medical and Laser
      Surgery
      Blk 18 Jalan Membina #02-05 (actually on Tiong
      Bahru Road, opposite Tiong Bahru Plaza and Central
      Plaza shopping malls)
         6271 9004

      Dr. Ang Poon Liat - Thomson Medical Centre
      339 Thomson Road
         6250 2222

      Silver Cross Family Medical Centre
      275A Holland Avenue (at the top of Holland Village)
      This is a 24-hour clinic, so keep it in mind for those
      late night and weekend emergencies…
         6466 2878

      Mobile Doctor
      www.mobiledoctor.com.sg
      mobiledoctor@mwmedical.com.sg
      6 Sin Ming Road; 01-09; Singapore 575585
         62500625

Dentistry

This dentist-orthodontist is actually located in the same
office as TLC Family and Gynaecology Practice, mentioned
above in General Medicine.




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       Dr. Lee Toing Lynn - Holland Village Dental Surgery
       12A Lorong Mambong (right next to the Coffee Bean
       in the “restaurant street” of Holland Village)
           6463 7551

Osteopathy and Physiotherapy

If you are looking for a physiotherapist or podiatrist, contact
the Physionique Clinic. They offer many services, including
sports injury treatment, neck and back pain management,
post-surgical rehabilitation, podiatry treatment for foot
conditions, sports and pregnancy massage, as well as
Pilates and Fitball training.

       Physionique Clinic for Physiotherapy &
       Rehabilitation
       #05-11 Orchard Towers
       400 Orchard Road
         6734 0245
       Fax: 6737 1797
       Website: www.physionique.com
       Email: admin@physionique.com

Many of us have visited the Osteopathic Treatment Centre in
Tanglin Shopping Centre, which cares for adults, children
and even babies specifically, and came out feeling great.
They are reasonably priced, though it is more expensive
than general medicine fees. Most importantly, they are
reasonable on the number of sessions needed and do not
push for work.

       Osteopathic Treatment Centre
       #06-15/17 Tanglin Shopping Centre
       19 Tanglin Road
          6734 6440




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Pregnancy and Birth

Your experience and costs will vary according to the
package you choose for your delivery and your insurance
coverage. Normally you only stay at the hospital for two
days if you have natural birth and three days if you have a
caesarean, but longer stays are easily arranged. Hospital
staff are friendly and very helpful, as are generally the
doctors, and can provide many addresses and tips for
pregnancy and babies.

Please note that in Singapore you have to go to the hospital
where your doctor practices. Most hospitals organize free
tours to help you choose the maternity ward you are most
comfortable with, so call them to check out when you can
get one.

       National University Hospital
       Maternity ward in the Kent Ridge Wing
          6779 5555
       Good routine check-ups, book an appointment as
       soon as possible.

       Dr Prof Mary Rauff and Prof Biswas at NUH are well
       known and considered as some of Singapore’s best
       for deliveries.
          6772 2277 and 6772 2255
       Website: www.nuh.com.sg




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       Mount Elizabeth Hospital
       3 Mount Elizabeth, off Orchard Road
          6737 2666
       Website: www.mountelizabeth.com.sg

       Gleneagles Hospital
       6A Napier Road
          6473 7222
       http://www.gleneagles.com.sg

       Thomson Medical Centre
       339 Thomson Road
         6250 2222
       Website: www.thomsonmedical.com


Health after Delivery

For after the hospital stay, we very strongly recommend the
Mother & Child Centre in Tanglin Mall. This centre is run by
a group of English and Australian midwives and has good
antenatal and post-natal classes, and a good mother and
child group. They also have a drop-in clinic for checking the
baby’s weight and development.

       Mother & Child Centre
       #03-11 Tanglin Mall
       163 Tanglin Road
         6836 0063
You might also want to visit Birth and Beyond in Tanglin
Shopping Centre, where a professional team of childbirth
educators including a midwife, a physiotherapist and a
paediatric nurse conduct a range of classes and services to
help new parents, including a drop-in clinic. They also offer
post-natal yoga (with babysitting) and a range of other
classes from baby massage to baby sign language.


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       Birth and Beyond
       #04-04 Tanglin Shopping Centre
       19 Tanglin Road
       Open Mon day to Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm
       Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm
       Closed on Sun. & Public Holidays
          6736 1636
       Website: www.birthandbeyond.com.sg


Paediatrics

Many partners with children have been very happy with the
care provided by the paediatricians they met at both
locations of this clinic. Please note they also have a dental
clinic dedicated to children (see below).

       Kinder Clinic - Dr. Ravin Selvadurai (Paediatrician
       and Neonatologist)
       34 Holland Grove Road
       Henri Park Apartments
          6465 3050 / 6463 5054
       Fax: 6344 8050
       Emergency number: 6535 8833

       Kinder Clinic
       #07-02 Paragon Mall
       290 Orchard Road
          6732 4718

       Belinda's Clinic for Children
       3 Mount Elizabeth
       #15-17 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
         6734 5833
       Emergency No: 63335550
       Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat: 8.30am-1pm



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       Dr Chan Poh Chang
       NUH Clinic A for Children
         6772 4420
       Good with kids and nice to look at!

Children’s Dentistry

This children’s dentistry centre is part of the Kinder Clinic
group referenced in Paediatrics above and right across the
hall from their Paragon location.

       Kinder Dental Clinic
       #07-10 Paragon Mall
       290 Orchard Road
          6733 3997 / 6733 3281
       Fax: 6733 3903




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              IV.Families and Children
Bringing children all the way to Singapore and helping them
to adapt here may seem quite daunting, especially if there is
a language issue. However, many partners have found that
Singapore is in fact a child (and parent!) paradise, where
their family has been very happy. As the Singaporean
government encourages its citizens to turn around the fast-
falling birth rate, a lot of infrastructure and many services
have been put in place to support parents.

Mothers’ Groups and Playgroups

Organized by partners is a playgroup that is held in the
Partners Lounge on the 3rd floor. Each intake organises this
differently, talk to other moms to see what your group would
like to do.

To get to know other mothers, there is a New Mothers’
Support Group (NMSG) in Singapore, which is comprised of
mostly expats and organises meetings and offers extensive
information on various subjects relating to babies and their
care in Singapore. Their fun monthly meetings feature guest
speakers and you are encouraged to bring your baby.
Members receive a newsletter on a regular basis, which is a
fantastic source of information and definitely worth the small
membership fee! They also organize a hire service for baby
equipment, which might prove very useful, and coordinate
playgroups all over the island.

       New Mothers’ Support Group (NMSG)
       Website: www.nmsg-singapore.com
       Email: info@nmsg-singapore.com
Another great place to turn to for meeting international
mothers and children is St George’s Church at Minden Road
(off Napier Road). You do not need to be part of their


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congregation to attend one of their playgroups which are
very popular among expats, and in the office there they also
have other invaluable sources of information on “Singapore
with children”, e.g. play-and preschool guides etc. You can
reach their office at: 6473 2877

Children’s Education

There are many excellent care and schooling possibilities
for children in Singapore. The following list is not exhaustive
but can help you find the best place for your children.
Please do not hesitate to visit the day care centres and
schools to get your own impression of the way care-
taking/teaching is conducted. Foreigners can attend local
schools but will be on a waiting list to attend. This can take
up to 2 years. If you are here for a shorter time here is list of
non-local schools that Insead families have been happy
with.

Day-care / Pre-school

As foreigners, you will not benefit from the government
subsidies and incentives, which lower the price of day-care
for Singaporeans. Therefore, the fees charged to you will be
the maximum ones. We have listed the centres nearby
Dover Rise.

       Little Skool House
       Ulu Pandan Community Club
       170 Ghim Moh Road #03-01
           6468 3725
       Website: www.littleskoolhouse.com
       Enrolment starts at 18 months old. The closest facility
       to Dover Rise is in Ghim Moh road.

       Learning Vision @Biopolis
       One North, 11 Biopolis Way, Helios


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   #02-01/03
      64789464
   Website: www.learningvision.com
   Located within close proximity to INSEAD, Learning
   Vision @ Biopolis provides half-day and full-day
   services for Toddlers (18 to 30 months), Nursery (30
   Month – 4 years), Kindergarten (4 – 6 years) to
   Student Care (7 – 12 years).

   Tambalog
   16 Evans Road
      67345538
   Quite a few partners have enrolled their little ones
   there and been very happy, although it is a bit
   further away (next to the Botanic gardens) and
   slightly more expensive.

   Kinderland Polytechnic
   500 Dover Road at Singapore Polytechnic
       6778 1619
   Website: www.kinderland.com.sg
   This is a private company offering day-care services
   in facilities all over the island. Enrolment starts at 18
   months old. There is no school bus.




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Modern Montessori

Modern Montessori provides pre-school and kindergarten
courses and child development services in line with the
Montessori method of education. They have several centres
all over the island. The closest one to Dover Rise is in
Holland Grove Road. It costs S$1000 for 3 months of 3-hour
school days. A school bus is available to pick up your
children.

      Modern Montessori Centre (Holland)
      20 Holland Grove Road
         6468 5855
      Website: www.modern-montessori.com

International Schools

These are plenty of international schools in Singapore,
though we warn you they may have prohibitive pricing.
There are other international schools, like the Canadian,
American or Australian schools, or the Lycée Français, but
the ones below are the ones we know. They are either close
to Dover Rise or have school buses available.

      United World College of South East Asia
      1207 Dover Road
         6775 5344
      Website: www.uwcsea.edu.sg
      The United World Colleges Movement, created in
      1962, aims to “promote international understanding
      through education and to make this education
      relevant to the global needs of our time”.

      Tanglin Trust School
      Portsdown Road
        6778 0771
      Website: www.tts.edu.sg


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      Tanglin Trust School, established in 1925, “provides
      premier British-based schooling for expatriate
      students in Singapore aged 3 to 18”.

      Overseas Family School
      25 Paterson Road
         6738 0211
      Website: www.ofs.edu.sg
      Overseas Family School “offers students from
      different linguistic, cultural and educational
      backgrounds, an intellectual, social, and creative
      perspective to learning in the English language”.

      White Lodge
      9 South Buona Vista
         6779 8465
      This school is a cross between a local school and an
      international school. It does not have the long wait
      times of the local schools but also allows local
      students to attend.


Activities

As there are usually quite a few partners with toddler-age
children, it is easy to organize one or several playgroups
amongst the INSEAD children, depending on their age. So
get to know the other parents and set a few dates!

One great book of ideas about what to do with kids is Fun
Kids in Singapore, which is available at many different
stores.

There are also many other possibilities to keep the wee
ones occupied during the day in Singapore.



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And on the top of that, don't forget all the magnificient
places around Singapore, which children love: the Zoo, the
Night Safari, the Bird Park, Sentosa Island and many more.

Toddler Centres

Forum Shopping Mall on Orchard Road has an excellent Hip
Kids Club playground for toddlers located on the second
floor. The membership costs $10 for two years and you can
go there whenever you want. It is great value for money.

Right next to this you will find The Kidz Station playgroup
programme for toddlers from 18 months to 4 years old. They
hold 3-hour playgroup sessions everyday, as well as
monthly themed excursions.

       The Kidz Station
        Forum Shopping Mall
       583 Orchard Road, #02-37
          6735 36340
       Open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 12:pm and 2pm to
       5pm
       Open Saturday and Sunday 10am to 12pm and 1pm
       to 3pm
Tanglin Mall also has a great toddler centre called
Gymboree. Although it is a bit expensive, it is a good place
to meet other new moms with babies/toddlers the same age
as your child.

       Gymboree Play and Music
       Tanglin Mall
       163 Tanglin Road, #03-17
         6735 5290
       www.gymboree.com details the types of classes by
       age group and by activity (play, music and arts).



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For the oldest (from 2 years old onwards), you'll find a huge
outside playground on West-coast. Just say "west coast" to
the taxi driver and he will bring you there in less than 10
minutes.

Swimming

There are great swimming pools in Heritage View and
Dover Parkview. There are swimming lessons organized for
children, and the best way to find out when they are held
and how to sign up is to contact the management office of
your condo. One popular instructor is Yong Yoke Mun, at
9001 1735, who does both children’s’ and adult lessons.

Swimming lessons are also offered for children beginning at
6 months, through Aqua Ducks, www.aquaducks.com.sg.
You can attend a free trial class before you commit to a
series.

Something Special (in the mail)

The sweetest way to send mail: Put your kids’ faces on it!
Singapore Post offers the possibility of making personalized
stamps. Just get an order form at any post office and give
them a picture you like. They will make it into sheets of
stamps starting at S$11 per sheet. It’s a lovely idea to send
special mail to your friends and relatives.

Transportation

Just a note on transportation: Be prepared to take taxis all
the time with a baby pram, as many MRT stations do not
have elevators. This is also the case for many shopping
centres, which may also have steps leading up to the front
door. Do not hesitate to ask people to help you carry the


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pram; they are generally very nice and helpful, as are taxi
drivers if you ask for help. We encourage you to use an
infant car seat in Singapore, as you would at home, so go for
the combination pram/car seats and use the car seat in taxis!

Help at Home
Babysitters

Babysitters and part-time helpers around Dover Rise charge
10 to 12 dollars per hour, though sometimes a package can
be arranged covering the services provided over the
course of the month.

Partners who have already been here a while will be more
than happy to recommend someone, and this is the best way
to find help for your home.

       Erica
         9816 4866

       Amie
        9666 2912

       Tess
         9055 7586

       Miki
         91777489
These ladies work for several partners, which allows for
some flexibility on schedules according to specific needs,
as well as some baby-sitting sharing. Don’t hesitate to
discuss this with the helper and with the other partners to
get the most comfortable arrangement for everyone.




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Give clear instructions when it comes to what you want done
and how, this is the best way to keep everyone happy and to
have a good relationship. The helpers who have worked
with the partners so far have been lovely, trust-worthy and
very dependable, which is very comforting as you let them
into your homes, especially to take care of children.

You can also find part-time helpers for general house
cleaning from agencies like:

       Amahs on Wheels Pte Ltd
       56B Somme Rd
       Singapore 207874
          68372708

       Mrs Sparkles
       43 Sandilands Rd
       Singapore 546102
          62982923

Live-in Maids

For those who wish to employ live-in maids you can arrange
with the maid agencies in Singapore or look for a maid
yourself. The cost of a live-in maid is around S$400/month
plus S$295/month in taxes to the government. You must
prove your ability to pay the maid before being eligible to
receive services. Upon confirmation of a live-in maid you
are required to do an on-line test that costs S$30. The link
for      the      test      can       be      found       at:
http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/communiti
es/work_pass/foreign_domestic_workers/application0/req
uirements/employers__orientation.html.

Maid Agencies that some have found good are:



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       Orchard Manpower
       304 Orchard Road #02-109
       Lucky Plaza Singapore 238863
         6732 1131
       Charges for Agency fee ranges from S$400 – S$600

       HOME
       304 Orchard Road
       #06-22 Lucky Plaza Singapore 238863
          6333 8384
       This is a charitable agency that helps migrant
       workers who have been abused in the past to find
       employment. They are also cheaper than most
       agencies ($388 instead of the usual $450-500).

       Prestige Management Services
       19 Tanglin Rd #03-59
       Tanglin Shopping Centre Singapore 247909
          67382100

       Belford Employment Services
       1 Jln Anak Bukit #B1-51
       Bt. Timah Plaza Singapore 588996
           64634691
       Fax: 64680316
If you are getting maids from the Philippines please ensure
that the maid agency is accredited with the Embassy of the
Philippines. An accredited agency means that the visa that
the maids need to re-enter Singapore (should she go back
for holiday) from the Philippines will cost only $50, whereas
if the agency is not accredited it will cost $350.For more
information        look       at       http://www.philippine-
embassy.org.sg/index.cfm?GPID=69.

Documents to support a live-in Maid include the following:




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   •   Photocopies of passports

   •   Photocopies of visas

   •   Photocopies of bank account statements both here
       and from home country

   •   Any other supporting documents to show that there is
       constant incoming income

   •   Singapore tenancy agreement

   •   Incomes taxes from home country

   •   Certification of studies letter from INSEAD

If you would like to find out more, there is a general guide
on Employment of Foreign Domestic Workers on the
Ministry of Manpower website (www.mom.gov.sg).




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                      V. Daily Living
Living in Singapore is very easy. We hope that the following
sections will help to make it that way right from day one.

Handy Resources
Internet

To get an idea of where you are and where you want to go, a
good tip is to use the Singapore Yellow Pages website
(www.yellowpages.com.sg), which has a location map
function on the upper right-hand side of the page, or the
Street Directory website (www.streetdirectory.com.sg).
Using an address, the name of a building, a street or road
name, a postal code or a landmark, these will produce a
map of the location you are looking for. Another option is
(www.rednano.sg), which features a modest database of
restaurants, shops, sports/recreation, etc.

Books and Magazines

In hard copy, the best buy is the Mighty Minds Singapore
Street Directory and Bus Guide, which is sold at newsstands.
It shows all streets and landmarks as well as MRT and bus
stops and bus numbers.

Tipping

It is unusual to tip in Singapore. Restaurants include service
charge in their bills and waiters and taxi drivers are not
expecting a tip. However, as soon as you leave the country,
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Groceries

There are many good supermarkets around, where you can
discover the local foodstuff or find your favourites from
home. Most of the grocery stores deliver your groceries
except for perishables.

Market Place (Fusionopolis) / Cold Storage (Holland
Village, Jelita)

Market Place @ one-north is is the closest supermarket to
INSEAD, located next door in Fusionopolis. Alternatively,
you could also consider the Cold Storage located at Holland
Village, which is open 24/7. You can buy lots of fresh food in
these supermarkets, whether local or foreign. There is a
good selection of American, Australian and European
products you may not find elsewhere in the same quality
(wine and cheese, for example), but prices are high
compared to the other stores.

You can get home delivery for free if you buy more than
S$150 worth.

The Cold Storage at Jelita on Holland Road, a little further
than Holland Village, is bigger (and often considered
better) than the one in Holland Village. Check out other
store locations on the website (www.coldstorage.com.sg).

Giant (Old Turf Club, IMM Building near Jurong East)

From the Jurong East MRT station, it is possible to get a free
shuttle, or to catch a taxi, which should cost you around S$5.
This is certainly the biggest store near Dover Rise, with low
prices, a very local assortment of goods and good seafood.




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You can get home delivery for free if you buy more than
S$200, though that will not include perishables, which you
have to take home yourself!

NTUC Fair Price (Clementi, Jurong East, Holland
Village)

This is also a local supermarket, with a good choice of
everything you need. The prices are cheap and the produce
is fresh.

There is a cheap store next to the one in Clementi, and often
some stalls in front of it as well, selling bits and bobs you
might need for the home (pots and pans, cutlery, chinaware,
plastic items).

The one in Holland Village is a bit hard to find, at the bottom
of the parking lot situated behind the wet market and off
Lorong Mambong (the “restaurant street” of Holland
Village).

Tanglin Mall Supermarket

This is an expensive supermarket but has very good quality
beef, chicken and fish, and a wide assortment of imported
cheeses and other expat goodies.

Carrefour (Suntec City Mall, Plaza Singapura)

The French-origin supermarket chain has some of the
biggest outlets in Singapore. They carry not only French
and European products, but also all the equipment you need
for your house and leisure, from pots and pans to baby
things and bicycles. Stay away from these supermarkets on
weekends, as they get very crowded! Delivery is free for
purchases over $150 and is $15 for less.



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“Wet” Markets, Food Court and Shops

“Wet” or open-air markets usually carry all types of food
and are bordered by some shops. Wet markets are a good
place to shop for fresh meat, poultry, seafood and
vegetables. Saturday has the largest markets with more
stalls set up around the edges. Some of the wet markets near
Dover Rise are in Ghim Moh Road, Holland Village and
Dover Road food court.

For bread, fruits or some emergencies, check out the few
stores in the Jumbo Coffee Hub Food Court and the gas
station on North Buona Vista Avenue across from Insead.

Bread

For those who like good bread, note that you will usually
find a Hiestand Swiss Gourmet Bakery in Cold Storage
supermarkets. Also, try out the great selection of breads and
baked goods at all the Bread Talk outlets as well as the
Provence bakery in Holland Village.

E-shopping

For those days when the fridge and kitchen cabinets are
empty, but you cannot face a trip to one of the supermarkets
listed above, two websites are recommended: the Cold
Storage website (www.coldstorage.com.sg) and the Emart
website (www.emart.com.sg). Just click away and relax.

Things for the Home

To get all the basics for your home (furniture, tableware,
cutlery, pots and pans, linen) you will find the convenient
and well-known IKEA, on Alexandra Road. We all know what
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Lots of appliances and kitchenware can also be found at
Carrefour, especially the one in Suntec City Mall (it’s the
biggest one), and at Mustafa’s department store in Little
India (top of Serangoon Road). The big NTUC Fair Price
outlet in Bukit Timah Plaza has a very good selection of
household items, at very good prices.

Daiso, in the IMM Building near Jurong East MRT station, is
the first Singaporean branch of the oldest 100-yen shop
chain in Japan. Everything is for sale at the unique price of
S$1. This shop can be a cheaper alternative to Ikea,
Carrefour or Mustafa’s to buy your tableware and
kitchenware, and offers many typically Japanese and fun
items, so definitely check it out. There is another smaller
outlet located within Vivo City.

For nice decoration items, there are a number of art studios
and shops in Holland Road Shopping Centre (above Cold
Storage). They sell all types of pleasant things, mainly Asian
crafts. Of course, one store deserves a special mention:
Lim’s carries a huge choice of things, from furniture to linen
and tableware. The shops in Holland Village are convenient
but are more expensive than other places.

You might also want to check out Chinatown and Little India,
which host some nice ethnic art pieces, as well as the many
art and decoration galleries on Tanglin Road, in and around
Tanglin Shopping Centre and Tanglin Mall.

Public Transportation

Singapore has a very good and easy to use public
transportation system. Buy an EZ-Link card when you get
here, from any MRT station, and you are good to go. The
MRT is extremely handy and the nearest station, Buona
Vista, to Dover Rise is only a 10min walk.


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Here is a list of the handiest buses but if you need to go
somewhere         try     the      route      finder     at
http://www.sbstransit.com.sg

   •    105 & 106    Orchard Road

   •    74 & 196    Buona Vista MRT

   •    106    Holland Village (for those days you don’t feel
        like walking)

   •    33 & 147    to Ikea

Taxis

Taxis are inexpensive and will get you anywhere pretty
quickly (it is a small island). Minimum fare is S$2.80-S$3,
and you get almost everywhere on S$10 or less. If there are
2 or 3 of you to share the cab, it is a really good deal. Taxi
drivers in Singapore will rarely try to rip you off by taking
the long way, and they are usually very friendly and helpful.

When giving the destination to the driver, use both street
and building names. Beware of pronunciation, and make
sure the destination is clearly understood. If all else fails,
write down the name of your destination on a piece of paper
beforehand and hand it to them. A few drivers know
INSEAD, although it’s usually pronounced “in-seed”, usually
it is easier to say “#1 Ayer Rajah Ave”.

Depending on your destination, the driver may ask you
whether or not you wish him to take the expressway (AYE,
PIE or TPE), as this may cost an extra fee of S$2 or so during
peak periods. There is also an urban traffic fee to pay at


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certain times and in certain parts of Singapore (ERP), and
your driver may ask you whether you wish to go into the
ERP section, if this can be avoided. A good answer to these
questions is often “the cheapest way” or “the fastest way”.

Advance booking of a taxi (over an hour before the time)
will cost you an extra S$5.20, and calling a cab instead of
hailing one off the street is an extra S$3.50 (Mon-Fri 7:00-
9:30 am / 5:00 – 11:00 pm), S$2.50 (All other times including
Sat, Sun & all public holidays). Here are some numbers of
taxi companies to call:

       Comfort Citycab: 6552 1111
       Dial-Cab: 6342 5222
       SMRT Taxis: 6555 8888
       Premier Taxis: 6363 6888
       Smart Taxis: 6485 7777
       Trans-Cab: 6555 3333

Religious places
Christian
- Catholic:
   •   The Cathedral of the Good Shepard
       (Queen St, : 63372036)
   •   Novena Church/Church of St. Alphonsus.
       (300 Thomson Road, : 62552133)
   •   Blessed Sacrament Church
       (1 Commonwealth Drive)
       Website: www.veritas.org.sg




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- Methodist:
   •   Wesley Methodist Church
       (5, Fort Canning Rd, : 6336-1433)
   •   Barker Rd Methodist (48 Barker Rd,   : 62564298)
Anglican:
Saint Andrews Cathedral
(Coleman St, : 63376104)

Presbyterian:
   • Orchard Rd Presbyterian Church
      (3 Orchard Rd, : 63376681)
   • Glory Presbyterian Church
      (9 Pei Wah Ave, : 64694761)

Sikh:
   • Central Sikh Temple
      2, Towner Rd, : 62993855

Jewish:
   • Maghain Aboth Synagogue
      24 Waterloo St, : 63372189

Buddhist:
   • Kuan Yin Temple
      178 Waterloo St
Hindu:
   • Sri Krishnan Temple
      152 Waterloo St, : 63377957
   • Sri Mariamman Temple
      244 Waterloo St, : 62234064




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Muslim
  •   Masjid Darussalam
      3002 Commonwealth Avenue West
      Singapore 129579
      Bus 14 or 166 (coming from North Buona vista rd)
      (The nearest Mosque to Heritage view)

  •   Masjid Kampong Holland (situated at Holland village)
      (The nearest mosque to INSEAD)


  To find locations of other mosques:
  http://www.streetdirectory.com/asia_travel/search/?ql=
  Place+of+Worship%3A+Mosq ue




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                VI.Leisure in Singapore
Singapore, although a small country, has much to offer. A
couple of the best resources are the tourism website,
www.visitsingapore.com, and www.sg. They give up to date
information about different attractions in Singapore as well
as festival information. The tourism board also has centres
and booths in the city, the most convenient being on
Orchard Road.

Also the community centres offer many classes and have
sporting facilities available at affordable prices. The closest
are the Ghim Moh Road Community Centre and the Dover
Community Centre. Information for all community centres
can be found at http://app.sgdi.gov.sg or on The People’s
Association website.

Shopping

Shopping is Singapore’s major pastime and there are tones
of shops and malls wherever you go. Orchard Street is lined
with malls one after another, head down there and you will
most likely find what you are after.

Books

There are only 2 main places to buy books in Singapore;
Borders on Orchard Road and Kinokuniya at Ngee Ann City,
where the Takashimaya department store is located. Both
have a decent select of English books and also carry some
foreign language books.

Kids Stuff

The Forum Mall on Orchard Road has many children’s
stores. Some of our favourite stores for kids stuff are:



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       The Better Toy Store
       391 Orchard Rd – in Ngee Ann City

       Gurgles
       163 Tanglin Rd – in Tanglin Mall

       Toys R Us
       Forum Mall on Orchard Rd
       Suntac City Mall

There are two big specialized stores located in Shun Li
Industrial Park, which is a large building on Kaki Bukit
Avenue I.
Nearest MRT station: Bedok.
Taxi around 12 SGD

Baby Hyperstore: Tel 6844 1123
Peg-Perego, Maxi Cosi, Inglesina and Mac Laren dealer.
A lot of models and a lot of accessories also.

Baby's Kingdom: Tel 6547 1677
You will find some prams and others accessories.


Eating Out

Besides shopping Singapore has one other pastime, which is
eating. There are many great restaurants at all budget
levels. Since there are so many places to eat, we have
focused on the ones closest to INSEAD.

Holland Village has everything and every type of food from
Asian cooking to Italian and is nice and close




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Budget – Hawker Centres

Hawker centres are very Singaporean and should be tried.
They have great food at very low prices. Be aware of the
cleanliness signs –A is the best and D is the worst. You are
safe with B/C and above.

There are 4 hawker centres close to Insead. The closest is on
Dover Road between the school and Dover Rise. There is
also a small one at Dover Rise and Commonwealth, which is
very handy for those nights where cooking just isn’t going to
happen. There are also hawker centres at Ghim Moh Market
and in Holland Village.

More Expensive

Nearest to Dover Rise is Rochester Park, literally around the
corner. It is a strip of houses that have been turned into
trendy bars and restaurants with an excellent atmosphere.

Clark Quay is a great place to head to for a good selection of
restaurants and is a nice place to walk around and soak up
the atmosphere at night.

Sunday Brunch

Ok, so some of this may not sound in tune with the student-
budget stance, but we all need a special moment from time
to time. All big hotels have fantastic Sunday brunches (The
Fullerton, The Grand Hyatt, The Beaufort, to name just a
few). As well as:

       The Cellar Door
       619 Bukit Timah Road
         6464 9909
       Very pleasant café-style brunch for a very



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   reasonable price, as a meal including a lovely
   breakfast dish, a breadbasket, champagne or orange
   juice and coffee or tea is S$25.
   Bar and Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel


   1 Beach Road
      6431 6156 / 6331 1612
   Lovely brunch buffet for a special occasion, in this
   most pleasant of colonial settings, at S$49 per adult
   and S$30 per child, not including beverages, with
   “casual” dress code.

   Annalakshmi
   #02-10, Excelsior Hotel Shopping Centre
   5, Coleman Street
      6339 9993
   Fax: 6337 0861

   Great brunch and a very special Indian experience.
   This vegetarian restaurant aims to help sustain the
   artistic and charitable activities of the Temple of Fine
   Arts, an Indian culture and service oriented non-
   profit organization (see below in Activities for
   details). On Sundays, they have a brunch buffet that
   is excellent and very typically Indian. Because of the
   spirit of the organisation, the particularity is that the
   price of the brunch is entirely up to you, as you
   simply make a voluntary contribution to the charity at
   the end of the meal. Great food, great place and
   good causes.




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Teatime

Teatime takes place at the Raffles Hotel everyday from
3:30PM to 5PM. Again, this is a treat, to be enjoyed with
some special out-of-town visitors or the partners! This is also
a great way to discover one of the best hotels in Singapore.
Do not forget to visit the small museum on the 3rd floor, as
access is free when you have teatime refreshments. Two
great possibilities at the Raffles, both priced S$30 per
person:

The lovely Tiffin Room has a high tea buffet featuring Indian,
Western and Asian specialties, with a “smart casual” dress
code.

Established in 1896, the Bar and Billiard Room, with a
“casual” dress code, houses two original billiard tables from
the turn of the century and for high tea serves a lovely 3-tier
platter of sandwiches and pastries, which is endlessly
refilled, as are the teacups.

Eating In

Delivery is always an option to eating out. One company
even goes to whichever restaurant you want and delivers
your food, www.cuisinexpress.com.sg

Although there are many place that deliver the common
ones are:

   •   Pizza Hut

   •   McDonald’s

   •   La Pizziola – located on Commonwealth Ave



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Bars and Clubs

The closest, most popular bar is Wala Wala in Holland
Village. Other then that, there are many great clubs waiting
to be enjoyed. Clark Quay is a good place to start with an
excellent atmosphere. For a fancy atmosphere head to the
Loof, but be aware of a dress code in effect, especially
during busy times.

Water Sports

There are a few water sports that can be done right in
Singapore. The main one is wake boarding. There are 2
options to go wake boarding; rent a boat (waketime.com.sg)
or go to the cable park. Windsurfing is available at the East
Coast Park. Although there is no diving in Singapore, there
are dive shops. One company is unofficially associated with
INSEAD, 51 Scuba, which offers certification during the first
few weeks of term.

Pottery Classes
       House of Clay
       4 Jalan Hitam Manis, Holland Village
       (Take Taman Warna, the street off Holland Avenue
       across from Holland Road Shopping Centre, and then
       the road on the right side of the intersection, which is
       Jalan Hitam Manis, and it’s a little further down)
          6475 8078
       Classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
       from 10AM to 12AM, and also in the evenings.

       Boon’s Pottery
       # 01-30 163 Tanglin Road (in Tanglin Mall)
         6836 3978




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Caligraphy

Some of the partners have enjoyed learning the difficult art
of Chinese calligraphy. It has been offered at INSEAD as
organized by partners and is $20 for 2 hours.

       Chinese Calligraphy
         9784 4327 or 9626 4311

Dance Classes
If you are interested in dance, whether salsa or traditional
Indian, check out these places for their dance programs:
       Jitterbugs Swingapore
       #03-02 Millenia Walk
       9 Raffles Boulevard
           6887 0383
       Fax: 6887 0538
       Website: www.swingapore.com

Everything from salsa, belly dancing and jazz to yoga and
pilates. The annual membership fee is S$50, which affords
you with the member's rate on a 12-class dance card (+ 1
free class), and on all merchandise, classes, workshops and
other events organized. The fee for members for an 8-week
course (1 hour a week) is S$96.

       Temple of Fine Arts (TFA)
       #02-11, Excelsior Hotel Shopping Centre
       5, Coleman Street
          6339 0492
       Fax: 6337 0861
       Website: www.templeoffinearts.org
       Email: tfa_sg@templeoffinearts.org

Founded in 1982, the TFA is an Indian culture and service
oriented non-profit organization. They offer Indian cultural


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classes and in particular Indian dance (Bharatanatyam),
while putting an emphasis on the ideals of charity,
perseverance, adaptability, versatility and selflessness. The
registration fee is S$12, and the monthly fee for weekly
group classes is S$35.

Languages

   •   Berlitz Language Centre
       (www.berlitz.com)
       501 Orchard Road #05-03, Wheelock Place
         6733 7472

   •   The British Council
       (english@britishcouncil.org.sg)
       30 Napier Road (near Tanglin Mall)
          6473 1111

   •   Alliance Française de Singapour
       (www.alliancefrancaise.org.sg)
       1 Sarkies Road
          6737 8422
       You can take the test and thus determine the
       appropriate level, or rely on the AF staff to
       recommend which classes you should join. There is
       normally a selection of different level groups for
       Grammar, DELF, French Literature, French Business
       Language, etc.




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Community centres in Singapore

Community centres in Singapore provide various services
including facilities, activities and courses for both adults and
children.

The courses range from ball games, ballet, bonsai, chinese
caligraphy, cooking classes, dancing, handicrafts, jewelery
making, knitting ,languages, martial arts, playing musical
instruments, sports, and yoga; to mention a few.

Nearest community centres to Heritage and Dover:

1. Dover community center,
Address : 1 Dover Road, #01-300 Singapore 130001
Contact No. : 67770976

2. Ulu Pandan CC
Address : 170 Ghim Moh Road, #01-01 Ulu Pandan
Community Building, Singapore 279621
Contact No. : 64637333


3. Buona Vista CC
Address : 14 Holland Avenue, #01-67 Singapore 271014
Contact No. : 67785163

Website: www.pa.gov.sg

Parks

Singapore has many very nice parks and outdoor spaces.
Here are some of the biggest ones:




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   •   Botanical Gardens – a great place to picnic, walk, run
       and look at flowers.

   •   Sentosa – a beach park

   •   MacRitchie Reservoir – hiking with a tree top
       adventure

   •   West Coast Park – good place for biking and
       rollerblading

   •   Palau Ubin – good for mountain biking and other
       outdoors pursuits

Movies

To find out what movies are playing and book a ticket, try
these two large groups:

       Cathay
           Cathay Movie Line 6235 1155
       Website: www.cathay.com.sg
       Closest theatre: Cathay Cineplex at 8 Grange Road
       off Orchard Road (right behind The Mandarin
       Singapore on Orchard Road) or The Cathay Cineplex
       at 2 Handy Road (Behind Plaza Singapura)

       Golden Village
          24-Hour Phone Booking 1900 912 1234
       Website: www.gv.com.sg
       Closest theatre: GV Plaza at VivoCity on HarbourFront
       or Plaza Singapura on Orchard Road or Great World
       City at 1 Kim Seng Promenade




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   Shaw
     6738 0555
   Website: www.shaw.com.sg
   Closest theatre: Lido 5 Cineplex at Shaw House 1
   Scotts Rd or Shaw Bugis Cineplex at Level 4 Parco
   Bugis Junction.

   Eng Wah
     6836 9074
   Closest theatre: Level 3 Suntec City Mall 3




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                     VII.          Working

Please allow us to be blunt: The market in Singapore is not
always easy to tackle, though this depends largely on your
tactics, your professional background, the transferability of
your skills and the general state of the region’s economy.
Our advice is to do your research as soon as possible: the
only truly unpleasant part of a job-hunt may be the element
of surprise in the outcome. Therefore, while you are still in
your home-country, start doing your research and build
your network: ask your acquaintances for contacts in
Singapore (friends of relatives, colleagues of friends,
friends of friends – there is no limit and you will most
probably be able to establish some kind of contact well in
advance if you try!) Also, investigate any possibility of
temporary contract interruption or temporary transfer with
your current employer, as this may offer you the best
flexibility both during and after the MBA.

INSEAD will support you in your job search by offering
several seminars on “Job Search in Singapore”, Self-
Assessment, CV writing and Interview Training. For more
information,  please    contact    Suan    Ng    (Email:
Suan.Ng@insead.edu) from the MBA office.

Singapore is a thriving but particular market, where the
rules on finding the right job may vary considerably from
the ones in your home market. Networking is the key!
Recruitment is a time-consuming and sometimes surprising
process, as interviews give way to long periods of silence,
and sometimes many more interviews.

Take into consideration the fact that many employers will
refrain from offering long-term contracts to INSEAD partners
because of their limited availability (sometimes only a few


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months) and the uncertainty of their geographical location
after the MBA programme. Certain positions require
particular language skills (Mandarin, for example) or Asian
experience, and many positions imply dealing with
intercultural differences not to be taken lightly. Also, don’t
be surprised if you see “Singapore citizens and permanent
residents only” on some employment advertisements. It
may still be worth your while to inquire about these
opportunities.

Residency Status
If you are here long enough to consider looking for a job,
you will have a long-term social visit pass (LTSVP - see
Immigration section above).

Despite some rumours you may hear, this very clearly
allows you to actively seek a job employment in Singapore.
In fact, if you check the Immigration and Checkpoints
Authority (ICA) website (www.ica.gov.sg - Visitor Services
Section), you will notice that this is the first of the cases
envisaged for the issue of a LTSVP!
When you do find a job and agree on an offer, the company
willing to employ you will need to apply for and obtain an
Employment Pass (EP) for you. This is issued by the Ministry
of Manpower (MOM) to foreign professionals, managers,
executives, specialists or entrepreneurs on the basis of
objective criteria detailed on their website.

       Employment Pass Department
       Ministry of Manpower
       9 Maxwell Road #03-01
       Annexe A MND Complex
       Singapore 069112
          6438 5122




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       Fax: 6293 2138
       Website: www.mom.gov.sg
There are various types of EP, based on the level of monthly
remuneration, starting at S$2,500.

The procedure is very straightforward: an application
comprised of a form, completed and signed by the applicant
and the sponsoring company, identity documents, education
documents and employment testimonials, is submitted by
mail or deposited in a special box at the MOM. The review
process takes about 2 weeks. After that, the response will be
mailed to sponsoring company.

Aside from the various EP types, MOM has also launched a
new scheme called the Personalised Employment Pass
(PEP) to facilitate the contributions of global talent to
Singapore. However, in order to be eligible to apply for the
PEP, one’s last drawn fixed monthly salary overseas must
have been at least S$7,000 and should be no more than six
months from the time of the application. The PEP is valid for
five years, and is non-renewable. It will be issued only once.

The issue of an Employment Pass (EP) is tied to a specific
employer. Any change of employer requires a fresh
application. If an EP holder leaves the company, his EP is
cancelled and he must leave Singapore unless he finds
employment with a new company. In contrast, the new PEP
is not tied to any employer and will be granted on the
strength of an EP holder's individual merits. A PEP holder is
able to remain in Singapore for up to six months in between
jobs to evaluate new employment opportunities.

Important note: bring to Singapore your diplomas and
other education documents, plus an official translation if
they are not in English. If you have any employment
documents (certificate of employment or letter of


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recommendation), bring them also, again with an official
translation if they are not in English.

Dispelling a few more rumours and half-truths
Many rumours circulate about the difficulty of obtaining an
EP for holders of a LTSVP. The MOM’s Employment Pass
Department aims to determine whether or not Singapore
wants to allow you to work on its territory on the basis of
their view of the employment market, which is the point of
the criteria they envisage. The type of immigration
document you hold is irrelevant in their analysis.

However, the deliverance of an EP will imply a change of
immigration document as your entry document (green card)
is changed to reflect your administrative status in
Singapore.

What is true is that the conditions laid out for EP eligibility
imply that it will in fact be harder to meet the applicable
remuneration criteria if you have a part-time job. However,
there is a specific EP type called the “S Pass” for cases that
do not meet the standard criteria, for which applications will
be considered on the merits of each case. This means that
the MOM Employment Pass Department will refuse the EP if
it considers that local labour forces could fill this position
and that your potential employer does not sufficiently justify
why you are the only one that can get the job done.

In addition, you should know that some companies might
use the (very lame) excuse of the difficulty of obtaining an
EP to reject your application. Don’t be fooled: any human
resources professional with the slightest experience in
Singapore and access to the Internet knows that the
administrative procedure is extremely simple, and that if the
conditions are met there is no reason the EP will be refused.




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So go through the website carefully and be ready to discuss
this if necessary.

Finding a Job

From time to time, INSEAD will circulate job postings
(internal and external) to the partners via email (make sure
you are on their list!). There are usually some research
positions available at INSEAD or internships at various
companies.

Networking

In Singapore perhaps even more than elsewhere,
networking is essential in looking for employment, as this is
often the best way to meet the key person who will have the
contact that leads to employment.

So use all the resources that may come your way both in and
out of INSEAD: find MBA participants or partners that know
the region and may have good contacts; meet other people
through cultural or social activities outside INSEAD; go to
your embassy or various business associations. Most of all
don’t be shy! Many partners have found very good jobs
through networking – it is the single most successful
instrument in your job-search tool-kit! By the way, do
yourself a favour and get rid of any pre-conceived idea you
may have about the “expat-wives”. There are many people
worth knowing in Singapore, and the ladies you meet during
your activities might be a great source of information. So, if
there is a job out there, open your ears and make sure you
hear about it!

One great place to start your networking is to join your
countries association. There are many national associations
that could offer good contacts and/or networking


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opportunities. Many of them are open to all nationals, so
don’t hesitate to contact them.

In particular, take note of the American Association of
Singapore (AAS), which has a Career Resource Centre for
Expatriates (CRCE). This centre aims to explore and
provide members with employment, volunteer and study
opportunities in Singapore.

       American Association of Singapore (AAS)
       10 Claymore Hill
          6738 0371
       Fax: 6738 3648
       Website: www.aasingapore.com
In addition, Embassies and Chambers of Commerce can be
good resources for jobs.

Job postings and Websites

There are several job sites where you can upload your CV
or look for suitable positions.

   •   www.jobsdb.com
   •   www.jobstreet.com
   •   www.monster.com.sg
   •   http://jobscentral.com.sg/
Also, don’t hesitate to have a look at The Straits Times every
Saturday; they have a big recruitment section with lots of
ads. The Straits Times and Singapore Press Holdings also
have a recruitment website, which deems itself “the premier
site that advances your career”. Check it out at
www.asiaonecareers.com.

Contact Singapore also contains lots of useful information:
www.contactsingapore.sg.


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Recruitment Consultants
You could also decide to try out some of the recruiting firms
in Singapore for their placement services. A list of
Singapore recruiting agencies can be found on the Expat
Singapore website at
www.expatsingapore.com/career/index.shtml.

How do I start my own business?

If you don’t want to take the risk of having your EP
application rejected it might be a good idea to start your
own company and then contract out to companies. However,
this would only be recommended to those who are in
Singapore for more than two periods as setting up a
company from start to finish takes at least 8 weeks and then
some as there are always problems!

1) EntrePass

This is relatively cheap and easy in Singapore. Before you
start thinking about company names etc… you’ll need to
apply for an EntrePass, which is basically a special EP for
foreign entrepreneurs who want to start up their own
companies in Singapore. Once you have your EntrePass you
will have to surrender your LTSVP (Long-Term Social Visit
Pass).

You can find the EntrePass application form and other
information online at
www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/communities/wor
k_pass/other_passes/EntrePass.html

Just be forewarned that you will have to provide a number of
documents including a Business Plan and a banker’s


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guarantee (if you have not been sponsored by another
company).

NB - Business Plan: Singapore wants to develop its economy
and needs expats on hand to help. So bear in mind that
MOM and SRING (the Governmental agency dedicated to
the promotion of Singapore's economic growth and
productivity) will be looking for new businesses that will a)
boost Singapore’s economy and b) above all hire
Singaporeans.

Once you have submitted your application (at any
Singapore Post Office for a fee of S$40) you will have to wait
at least six weeks before MOM lets you know whether you
have been accepted or not. If you have been accepted you
will be sent an AIP EP (Approval In Principle Employment
Pass), which allows you to work for one month only. During
this month you must establish your company/business….


2) Registering your business
I expect that you will want to keep things as simple (and as
cheap) as possible and so I would recommend a one-
woman/man sole proprietorship ie. “Business”. Visit
www.acra.gov.sg/company/index.html to see what kind of
legal form you prefer (ie. Business, Company or LLB
Partnership).

Registering is very easy:

Go down to DP Bureau at International Plaza, 10 Anson Road
5th Floor (open from 8am – 5pm - best to go when they open
to avoid queues), www.dpgroup.com.sg. You will have to
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will then be given forms to fill out etc… Total cost for
registering is about S$140.

Alternatively, you can get an accountant to do it for you. Lisa
Ong is very helpful. She works at Helmi Talib & Co, 20
Kramat Lane, #05-05/06/07, United House, Singapore
228773 Tel: 65-63392776, Fax: 65-63396716, email:
lisaong@helmitalib.com.sg , website: www.helmitalib.com
This costs about S$200 - 300.

After registering DP Bureau will send you a copy of your
business’ profile which you need to send to the Ministery of
Manpower. They will then notify you when your EP is ready
for collection at their offices in Havelock Road.


Good luck!




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                      VIII.        Travel

Resources

To see what currencies are check out xe.com.

Zuji is a good online reservation system. www.zuji.com

Many partners and students have found the following
guidebooks very helpful when planning trips:

        Lonely Planet SE Asia on a Shoestring and specific
        country books
        Rough Guide to SE Asia and specific country books

Budget Airlines

The best website to look at when starting to plan your trips
is     http://www.attitudetravel.com/lowcostairlines/asia/,
which shows which budget airlines fly to the different SE
Asian countries. The best ones in Singapore are:

        Tiger - http://www.tigerairways.com
        Air Asia - http://www.airasia.com
        JetStar – http://www.jetstar.com

Train

You can take the train from Singapore into Malaysia and
beyond on Malaysia Trains, http://www.ktmb.com.my.

Ferry

Ferry travel is possible from Singapore to some Indonesian
islands as well as to Malaysia’s east coast.




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Some of the Places We Went

This is by no means a complete list; it is just some of the
places that some of us travelled to while we were living in
Singapore.

Indonesia
 •    Bali – fairly easy to get to, can rent a villa if you want a
      change from hotels
 •    Jakarta – big, dirty real city (not a highlight, go only if
      you have time)
 •    Bintan – nice and close, can get to by ferry so is ideal
      for those who are pregnant. Good for a weekend, but
      not for more then a few days.

Malaysia
  • KL – neat city, good jumping off point to head to
     other places in Malaysia.
  • Cameron Highlands – great place to go if you are
     wanting to go somewhere to get out of the heat
  • Tioman – fairly close and easy to get to without air
     travel so a good weekend dive destination.

Vietnam
   • Hanoi

Thailand
   • Phuket – lots of cheap flights on Tiger Air. Good
      place for diving.
   • Krabi -
   • Chiang Mai – great hill tribes’ handicraft market. Lots
      of trekking, elephant riding and river rafting
      available.
   • Bangkok – a fun big city with a feel all its own.



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Cambodia
  • Angkor Wat – these temples should not be missed,
     doable in a weekend.




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