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by zzm9980
Sat, 04 May 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Terminate Tenancy Agreement
Replies: 18
Views: 5028

Re: Terminate Tenancy Agreement

The EP has not yet been approved and issued yet. He has no residency therefore he cannot rent legally. As long as all he holds is the IPA then he is not yet resident (the IPA is good for a maximum of 6 months I believe and if not taken up by then it is withdrawn). You have to be present in Singapor...
by zzm9980
Wed, 01 May 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Terminate Tenancy Agreement
Replies: 18
Views: 5028

Re: Terminate Tenancy Agreement

Can you get the employer to cancel the EP? But I still don't think this will help. Just because you can't legally reside in a unit doesn't preclude you from having a lease. For example, look at the expat clause. Generally after 12 months, if you leave SG, you are off the hook for the rest of the lea...
by zzm9980
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Terminate Tenancy Agreement
Replies: 18
Views: 5028

Re: Terminate Tenancy Agreement

No, probably not.
by zzm9980
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Bann period from singapore
Replies: 4
Views: 698

Re: Bann period from singapore

Is her boyfriend a Singaporean or PR? He can appeal on her behalf, but since she was actually working don't count on it going through. I'm aware of a single female who was recently deported on entry. Her BF jumped through immense hoops and was able to appeal and get the 6-month ban rescinded. But ba...
by zzm9980
Thu, 14 Mar 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: VIBER ACCESS TO GOOGLE DRIVE (SAFE?)
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: VIBER ACCESS TO GOOGLE DRIVE (SAFE?)

It most likely uses that access to backup your chats or save files.
If you deny, you have no backup if you reinstall on a new phone.
by zzm9980
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Moving soon, thoughts on TV to bring or not bring?
Replies: 9
Views: 1472

Re: Moving soon, thoughts on TV to bring or not bring?

Actually most TVs sold in the US are *not* universal voltage, so be sure to check. I went to a Costco before relocating back to SG about five years ago. Out of all of their TVs, only two models were 110-240. And the sales staff knew exactly which two, as he said there were visitors from China and Vi...
by zzm9980
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: NEED ONWARD TICKET (SINGAPORE)?
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: NEED ONWARD TICKET (SINGAPORE)?

As mentioned, you're required to have it but it's entirely up to the airline or immigration to enforce. I'm asked to see my I/C about 25% of the time when I fly back to Singapore. More often by budget airlines. An anecdote with SQ - I frequently fly to Indonesia on one way tickets, relying on visa o...
by zzm9980
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What happens if entry is refused by ICA at airport ?
Replies: 24
Views: 22006

Re: What happens if entry is refused by ICA at airport ?

We face a somewhat similar situation and appreciate any experiences or opinions that fellow forummers can share. My wife's parents will be visiting us from China next month (my wife is originally from China, now Singaporean). Her parents have visited us before but only for a month at a time. This t...
by zzm9980
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What happens if entry is refused by ICA at airport ?
Replies: 24
Views: 22006

Re: What happens if entry is refused by ICA at airport ?

It’s better if u book tickets then u cancel once they entered ! Because immigration people will act rule if they don’t knw the language , the same situation I came across .. and I saw ppl deported for the reason that they can’t explain in English ! It's best you book tickets and not cancel, but act...
by zzm9980
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What happens if entry is refused by ICA at airport ?
Replies: 24
Views: 22006

Re: What happens if entry is refused by ICA at airport ?

Sorry to interrupt ! I had same experience here I went to Singapore in business visa , and since I’m travelling for the first time I was not knowing about return tickets and all , since my visa was multiple entry so I thought of going twice in 3months so I booked return ticket till last day of my v...
by zzm9980
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Bank account for Domestic Helper
Replies: 0
Views: 599

Bank account for Domestic Helper

Hi Years ago I know that POSB offered savings accounts for Domestic Helpers and other WP holders as long as a mininum balance of $500 was maintained. I did a bit of Googling and I can't find it anymore. All i see is some POSB account that must be opened via MOM and that has extortionary ATM fees, at...
by zzm9980
Thu, 24 Jan 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?
Replies: 40
Views: 7814

Re: Dual nationality, which one takes precedence?

Anecdotes above are great, but keep in mind technology improves, processes improve, and digital data is forever. You're a fool to think your personal details (including passport number) aren't recorded by the airline at check and available somewhere. Immigration in the US has ready access from all a...
by zzm9980
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Report a safety issue with condo
Replies: 10
Views: 6458

Re: Report a safety issue with condo

PNGMK wrote:2. The margins in the condo business are so tight I'm sure they've gone for the cheapest bidder on the elevator - what brand is it? Noname Guanzhou lift company?



Actually, suprisingly it is a Toshiba. Actual Japanese Toshiba, not a slightly misspelt Japanese sounding local shit brand.
by zzm9980
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Report a safety issue with condo
Replies: 10
Views: 6458

Re: Report a safety issue with condo

Try the BCA and SCDF. Both of those have powers of enforcement for these issues. Note that I would focus on the elevator issue with BCA and the lighting issue with SCDF. 10:1 your MC has been delaying required repairs and replacement of the elevator winch / rope etc. Thanks, I'll try SCDF. The buil...
by zzm9980
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Report a safety issue with condo
Replies: 10
Views: 6458

Re: Report a safety issue with condo

I just asked them to turn the light on 24/7 for the few days it will take to fix the lift. They refused. I can't imagine they'd instead spend the money to properly fix the the sensor.

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