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by darpy
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: advice on moving to Bangkok from Singapore
Replies: 1
Views: 4456

advice on moving to Bangkok from Singapore

We have been in Singapore for about five years now and my head has been turned by Bangkok. I was wondering what others thought of the expat life in Bangkok compared to Singapore? My main thoughts: BKK is a hell of a lot cheaper for everything and the people are friendlier. We would be going on a pac...
by darpy
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Korean language class
Replies: 3
Views: 2238

Probably 20mins by bus from Holland Village, but you can go to Beauty World Center in Bukit Timah


pretty much the whole center (except for Mcdonalds) is Korean places. There are a few language centers in there. No idea of the price though.
by darpy
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: where to buy Willow Tree figurines in Singapore?
Replies: 0
Views: 2906

where to buy Willow Tree figurines in Singapore?

I am wanting to buy a willow tree figurine as an xmas gift, as seen here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001BDQQ76/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER However, I walked around Takashimaya, Isetan, and Tangs yesterday and could not find any. Does anyone know where I can purchase...
by darpy
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: How hard it is to get a job here for Dependant pass holder?
Replies: 5
Views: 4568

yes this is true, my apologies, I hold the LTVP+, I thought the dependents pass was the same thing (minus the +)

I have learnt something !
by darpy
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Teaching English in Singapore...
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

nope, I only qualify for PR as a sponsored applicant, which means I would be eligible for National Service, so I stay on my LTVP+
by darpy
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Suitable neighbourhood to live
Replies: 6
Views: 2764

I would recommend Siglap, I live there, but the only issue is the commute. There is no way you will get to Raffles MRT from siglap in 30 mins. You would need 45, there is a direct bus. But the place is 5-10 mins walk to the ECP (East Coast Park). Personally, I am not keen on the expat crowd in Singa...
by darpy
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Shipping a bike to Singapore by plane from UK
Replies: 6
Views: 7408

I used emirates and they check the bike in like normal luggage


The only problem, Singapore has very few taxis that can actually fit a bike in so you might want to think about how you will get it from the airport to your place.

I ended up paying a prepaid maxi
by darpy
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Teaching English in Singapore...
Replies: 11
Views: 4659

I am not sure what experience the above posters have with actually looking for work in the TESOL field, but I can tell you from my experience, it is nothing like what has been mentioned. Yes, you will probably look in tuition centers, but there is a TON of work out there. QUALIFIER - you didnt menti...
by darpy
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: How hard it is to get a job here for Dependant pass holder?
Replies: 5
Views: 4568

if you have a dependents pass you are not allowed to work in Singapore. You will need to apply a work permit or, if you are eligible, upgrade the pass to an LTVP+ pass if you can get the + pass then you only need to get the potential employer to write a Letter of Consent (LOC) and you can find a job...
by darpy
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: How to watch AFL in Singapore?
Replies: 3
Views: 11471

I solved my problem, for those who may search in the future, I got: http://www.afl.livesport.tv I pay $20 per month and can watch every match live, streaming on the net. I have a 15mb connection and the quality is top notch. Its so good, I never watch aus network now, told the wife to scrap the mio
by darpy
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Which luxury watch to buy?
Replies: 12
Views: 15826

philip stein is not really a luxury watch brand and they are quite expensive in Singapore (I brought one as a gift from st Thomas last year for less than half the price here). That said, for luxury watches Singapore is one of the cheapest places in the world to buy. A watch that is good for health? ...
by darpy
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: How to watch AFL in Singapore?
Replies: 3
Views: 11471

How to watch AFL in Singapore?

the last few seasons the Australia Network has been pretty good with their coverage of the AFL, but this season it seems to be only 4 matches per weekend. Does anyone know of other ways to watch it in Singapore? The AFL website doesnt seem to have a streaming service. I know if afltvlive (i think it...
by darpy
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: where to buy a cheap bicycle in Singapore
Replies: 18
Views: 38584

thanks for the replies, there is a Giant down the road, I will go and take a look

didnt really consider them as I thought their bikes would be smaller, back home, Kmart bikes are too small for me.
by darpy
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: where to buy a cheap bicycle in Singapore
Replies: 18
Views: 38584

http://www.gumtree.sg http://www.togoparts.com you haven't looked really hard have you... i looked at the classifieds on togoparts and would challenge you to find me a bike there that fits my criteria. If you read correctly, my price estimate had 2 zeroes, not 3 and i didnt consider gumtree as it w...
by darpy
Tue, 01 Nov 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: where to buy a cheap bicycle in Singapore
Replies: 18
Views: 38584

where to buy a cheap bicycle in Singapore

I am after a cheap bike that I can ride around the corner to the swimming pool and not be concerned about it getting stolen It seems all the bikes I see here are the serious 'tour de france' carbon style bikes that cost upward of $1000+. In Australia there are heaps of bikes for around $200, but I d...

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