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by popeyefan
Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Masters at NTU - Advised Required
Replies: 16
Views: 5433

You would learn far more while you work than what you learn from the coursework. Plenty of opportunities in India currently and as someone previously said, the work here isn't cutting edge for both embedded hardware/software. I have worked in India ->did masters from NUS ->currently working here. Al...
by popeyefan
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: How to apply EP?
Replies: 35
Views: 8580

OP, Little bit of advice from a well-wisher: Attitude matters a lot, dude. Aptitude might take you places but attitude helps you stay there Reg your query, as mentioned in some earlier posts, the process: Ace an interview (Either F2F or skype/other VoIP), get your employer to apply for your EP and h...
by popeyefan
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 2:32 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: To apply for EP
Replies: 3
Views: 3476

Re: To apply for EP

gerlab wrote:
Or can i apply for PR without having a job in Singapore?
:x :mad: :???: :o
Shock-horror......

......... Unless you are capable of bringing in S$(in millions) as investment.
by popeyefan
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 2:28 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application rejected.
Replies: 9
Views: 6719

nep wrote:
1. Malaysian, chinese, 25yo, single, male, degree holder;
SMS,
Did this single line do the trick for the OP...relatively... since he didn't get the dreaded "You are welcome to stay in your relevant EP......" ? Seems like ethnicity is the BIGGEST factor for success of PR application of late.
by popeyefan
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 2:22 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Semicon Engineer Moving from Malaysia --> Singapore
Replies: 6
Views: 6351

The plots and sub-plots keeps going on and on.. but the info regarding the employer was never leaked out .. by both the OP and 'the lynx'. BTW, just curious, does the MNC begin with I and end with a L with a NTE thrown in between :P To the OP: You could probably target Micron/Global Foundries/ST Mic...
by popeyefan
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Savings Account with no minimum balance
Replies: 16
Views: 12669

Thanks for the replies, guys!
FRANK does look funky :)

@Splatted : $500 shouldn't matter considering the aim is to save. But just that naggy little feeling, you know. Point taken though.
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: India by bus, is it real?
Replies: 10
Views: 7803

I will try to be as genuine and as unbiased as possible , which is a difficult proposition considering the tinge of negativity surrounding my country unluckily :cry: . These might serve a advice/warning for people willing to travel to India *If you are a westerner, the mere sight of you is likely to...
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Need Details about pep visa
Replies: 5
Views: 5127

I'm confused by your post. Don't take offense, but your grammar and formatting is so poor as to cause this confusion. I'm not sure if you're asking questions or making statements. You also have two lists of two items each numbered 1 and 2. You should work on that. Anyway, you can apply for a PEP wi...
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Savings Account with no minimum balance
Replies: 16
Views: 12669

JR8 wrote:
Er, well I consider a savings account an investment, and in SG usually not a very good one. But I can see a bit more clearly now that what you apparently want is simply a way to protect your money from yourself :)
True. Can----not put it in a better way lor :)
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Savings Account with no minimum balance
Replies: 16
Views: 12669

the lynx wrote:
Well the whole idea of putting money aside is to be done with discipline. I know you have your own approach but you put a fixed amount consistently, you will be less prone to spend more and you can save more.
Agreed. How badly I wish that I could be that disciplined. :P
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Savings Account with no minimum balance
Replies: 16
Views: 12669

I know what are you talking about. If you use POSB or DBS, you can create a MySavings account which automatically transfers in a fixed sum on fixed date on monthly basis from your primary account. Interest is not high but definitely higher than regular savings account. Or you can do a step-up time ...
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Savings Account with no minimum balance
Replies: 16
Views: 12669

May be I should have put forward the purpose of the SB account. Its purely intended for what it stands - savings. I just have one account and all income/expense are out of that account. Of late, I have been having trouble allocating a proportion of income towards savings. So the best, i thought, was...
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Savings Account with no minimum balance
Replies: 16
Views: 12669

Savings Account with no minimum balance

Hi all I have been hunting to open a no-frills account with as less constraints on it as possible. I came across e$aver account from Standard Chartered. Pretty neat with absolutely no strings attached (atleast seems so :D) Anyone using this account or similar type with any other bank? Most of the ba...
by popeyefan
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 1:06 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: P2 downgraded to Q1 even if salary meet the req > 4.5k
Replies: 9
Views: 5667

.. but there are always better places to bring-up a family and Singapore is the least country recommendable to raise one. Ouuuch. That would hurt me if I were a Singaporean. As foreigners, we come here, work, enjoy the benefits, get a more-than-decent lifestyle, save(and perhaps remit back!). But a...
by popeyefan
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP rejection appeal outcome
Replies: 2
Views: 3832

Re: EP rejection appeal outcome

Hi everyone, I am a fresh graduate doing my Masters at NTU.(will get graduated oly in july) Did my bachelors in Anna University India. Recently I got an offer from a reputed R&D MNC in Singapore, but my EP got rejected. The reasons specified was insufficient supporting documents(transcripts of bach...

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