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by roryn
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:02 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Slipcovers for Sofa / Couches (NOT IKEA)
Replies: 1
Views: 2293

Slipcovers for Sofa / Couches (NOT IKEA)

Does anyone know where I can buy removable slipcovers for sofas / couches. My couch is not from Ikea so doubts that the Ikea covers will fit.

Any recommendations?
by roryn
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tailor Recommendation Required!
Replies: 5
Views: 5041

We've used Sam's Tailors at Far East Plaza for a few suits. Quite satisfied with the workmanship and service. They can turn around a suit for you in a few days if you're in a rush, and also keep your measurements if you want to order from them in the future.
by roryn
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Leaving Singapore nicely: 2 scenarios
Replies: 48
Views: 11264

If you break the lease without a Dip clause that allows you a way out IF YOU INITIATE the break with the employer, you will be liable for the entire lease. Is that so?! :o Would you have to pay up rental for the remaining months of your lease? I've personally never heard of anyone doing this. I've ...
by roryn
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Leaving Singapore nicely: 2 scenarios
Replies: 48
Views: 11264

To the OP, if you are indeed genuine in your intent: This what I know based on what friends have gone through + some personal experience: 1. If you are a foreigner with no ties to Singapore (work pass, EP holder), then company withholds your last 1-2 months salary, works out the outstanding income t...
by roryn
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Leaving Singapore nicely: 2 scenarios
Replies: 48
Views: 11264

The second part doesn't wash if YOU quit. Only if you are made redundant by the employer and you can show written documentary proof to the LL. Actually, THIS cannot leave my mind now. I was sure if I quit, my employment is over automatically. According to SMS, I'm trapped for the whole tenancy peri...
by roryn
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:12 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: S-pass renewal woes and rumors of S-pass terminationin 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

Haha yes, MOE expects foreign students from NUS / NTU / SMU to serve out their 3 years of employment in Singapore, whereas ICA / MOM denies them residency - counterintuitive is an understatement :) I wonder whether grads from the numerous distance-learning Australian / UK outfits based here are subj...
by roryn
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 2:01 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: S-pass renewal woes and rumors of S-pass terminationin 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2963

S-pass renewal woes and rumors of S-pass terminationin 2014

All, have a quick qn on behalf of a friend. He's a grad from local uni (did bachelors from one of the legit uni's i/e NUS / NTU / SMU ). Has been working for the last 9 months or so as an Academic Research Associate at another of the above universities. Such research roles don't pay too well, so he'...
by roryn
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Reverse relocation - from Singapore to New York - mover rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

All, thanks very much for your recommendations!
by roryn
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Reverse relocation - from Singapore to New York - mover rec?
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Reverse relocation - from Singapore to New York - mover rec?

Hi I'm looking for some mover recommendations for a move from Singapore to New York. Searched the forums but most results were for moves to Singapore. I'm looking to send 2 large suitcases worth of stuff - so something like 4 - 5 boxes I guess? It's all personal effects - some clothes, linen, kitche...
by roryn
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Relocating to US temporarily - set up US bank account?
Replies: 1
Views: 2021

Relocating to US temporarily - set up US bank account?

Hi all, Was hoping some of the expats on this forum can provide some recommendations. I will be temporarily moving to the US for a period of 8 - 10 months. Can I set up a US savings / checking bank account from Singapore? If so, which bank can I use? I'd like to transfer some funds there before I ac...
by roryn
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR here. Is there such a thing as a DP for a spouse of a PR
Replies: 8
Views: 5749

The LTVP+ is only for spouses of Singapore Citizens, not available for PRs. ^^ This is the situation as far as I aware. I'm a PR and took LTVP for my spouse when we applied a few months back. ICA states that LTVP+ is for spouse of Singapore citizens only http://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=...
by roryn
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Address proof for LTSVP holder - recursive oversight?
Replies: 5
Views: 6490

Very odd - the bank we approached is one of the two mentioned above! Must be specific to the two front-line people we met at the particular branch then... they were both insistent that they cannot open up an independent account. Perhaps this is a new MAS requirement? Regardless, we'll try the other ...
by roryn
Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Address proof for LTSVP holder - recursive oversight?
Replies: 5
Views: 6490

Address proof for LTSVP holder - recursive oversight?

All - We faced an interesting conundrum last week when we went to open a bank account for my spouse (who is an LTSVP holder, I am the sponsoring PR). We were initially told that my spouse could not open an independent account, and it has to be a joint one with me. When we submitted the application f...
by roryn
Mon, 21 May 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Reasonably priced rental for less than 1 year
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Thanks SMS I guess that makes sense :)


And something for me to keep in mind when my lease comes up for renewal!
by roryn
Mon, 21 May 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Reasonably priced rental for less than 1 year
Replies: 2
Views: 2931

Reasonably priced rental for less than 1 year

A friend is moving to town in November and she's only here for 10 months (till following August / September). I understand most leases these days are only for 2 years? At least that's what I was told when I moved here nearly 2years ago. Are there any reasonable price short term options in the less-t...

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