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by ecureilx
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: American Living Outside SG Applying for PR Through Wife's PR
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: American Living Outside SG Applying for PR Through Wife's PR

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. 0.5% were some pretty great odds. To answer the earlier question she is Malaysian Chinese. So having an LTVP and getting the employer to issue an LOC is easier/less restrictions/less red tape than an Employment Pass? I talking with some companies and will be mos...
by ecureilx
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PR Application - Chances for Approval
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: PR Application - Chances for Approval

Hi Guys, I've been reading up on various posts related to PR applications and been impressed with the quality of answers so thought about posting my situation. At the outset, do excuse my long rambling. Appreciate any constructive feedback. Starting out with the sticking point. I hold a Pakistani n...
by awesomium
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: PR Application - Chances for Approval
Replies: 10
Views: 991

PR Application - Chances for Approval

Hi Guys, I've been reading up on various posts related to PR applications and been impressed with the quality of answers so thought about posting my situation. At the outset, do excuse my long rambling. Appreciate any constructive feedback. Starting out with the sticking point. I hold a Pakistani na...
by physdude1
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking

The cheapest option is to open an account with Interactive brokers. Fund it with Canadian dollars. Use their FX trading platform which charges US $2 per transaction and then you can withdraw it into a Singapore account. There is a monthly inactivity fee at Interactive Brokers though of US$10, if yo...
by movetosg2
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

Nice insights. Just wondering how these things are taught in schools about race and equality, how do you explain proportionate equality. I mean, if they grow up in a environment where they see some races given priority they will obviously have a bias and wouldnt they thing that is the right thing to...
by x9200
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

Thank you Taxico. Very interesting reading. Unfortunately I doubt the message will go through because people tend to squeeze everything to their own stereotypical views, happily ignoring that their views from some different countries, culture and time are hardly universal.
by taxico
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

however you read it, the racial riots of 1964 were political attempts to stir tensions between singapore malays and the other races during a critical period that may have seen Singapore's demise. july's riots were attributed to malaysia, and september's riots, the indonesians. it (and other nearby r...
by Wd40
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking

The cheapest option is to open an account with Interactive brokers. Fund it with Canadian dollars. Use their FX trading platform which charges US $2 per transaction and then you can withdraw it into a Singapore account. There is a monthly inactivity fee at Interactive Brokers though of US$10, if you...
by brian_singapore
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking

I've never had a problem transfering money to and from Canada via wire-transfer via on-line banking. (On both the Singapore side and the Canada side)

I've done this with a couple of different banks in Singapore. It's usually done within 24 hours.

Western Union is a very expensive option.
by ecureilx
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

Plus institutional racism is standard in SE Asia, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia & Brunei, i.e. the pribumi laws in Malaysia but, those countries aren't so successful to be griped or whined about .. so nobody bothers :) I may add in - India, with their reservation policies, Sri Lanka, with reservat...
by okonu
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

Plus institutional racism is standard in SE Asia, Indonesia, Burma, Malaysia & Brunei, i.e. the pribumi laws in Malaysia
by ludwig12
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Canadian moving to Singapore - personal banking

You can try HSBC. With global transfer, it allows you to move 200K US$ equivalent per day. It is instant and free.
by x9200
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

I really don't think it is any racial. More like a flock "mentality" and generalization. Is the gov saying the Indians as the race (leaving aside what constitute under this term) are inferior? No, it's about the population = political status quo. Chinese will help to maintain it, Malays pe...
by sundaymorningstaple
Sun, 03 Sep 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: Moving to Singapore and Long term prospects

Preferences towards Malaysian and Indonesian Chinese, are not because they are some anthropologically distinctive species superior as the race, but because they share some specific culture. If this was based on the race, than PRCs should be on the same level of preferences, and they are not. And th...

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