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by A little ball of fur
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: What is best primary/high school for children?
Replies: 18
Views: 12903

If StoneBear was offered SG citizenship and he did not apply for his daughter because he wants her to attend an international school as a Thai national, it would be a slap in the face to the Singapore gahmen and a sign of total disrespect. He would have lost all bargaining chips with the Singapore ...
by A little ball of fur
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Best place to change SGD to USD?
Replies: 20
Views: 46936

There is a money changer near the DBS Bank at Suntec City. I think it's called "Fortune of Wealth Money Changer."

They have the best rates in Singapore.

The best time to go is after the lunch hour.
by A little ball of fur
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: What is best primary/high school for children?
Replies: 18
Views: 12903

I'm an athlete. I get what I want. Having a skill Singapore govt wants allows you to haggle like a crone with a codfish So, you're saying because of this, Singapore will give you citizenship or has the government already offered you citizenship? If StoneBear was offered SG citizenship and he did no...
by A little ball of fur
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: What is best primary/high school for children?
Replies: 18
Views: 12903

I'm an athlete. I get what I want. Having a skill Singapore govt wants allows you to haggle like a crone with a codfish. Why can't Singapore citizens attend international schools? That's silly. Kind of. But it makes a little sense. Though I could keep my daughter a Thai national for a while, it sou...
by A little ball of fur
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: What is best primary/high school for children?
Replies: 18
Views: 12903

I'm a New Zealand citizen now. Anglo-Saxon. My daughter is Thai and she is a mix of my blood plus half Indian and aboriginal Thai from her mother. She speaks dual Thai and English (or as best as that as a 2 year old can manage). Ethnic we are a mix of Western and Asian, obviously. Mongrels. Is that...
by A little ball of fur
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of getting a PR in Singapore - UAE Citizen
Replies: 33
Views: 16897

Re: Chances of getting a PR in Singapore - UAE Citizen

True. But playing Devil's Advocate here. From the gahmen's perspective, our friend could also use the SPR as a stepping stone to the West as he is Middle-Eastern. You have to look at this from all perspectives. I'm not saying that this is the OP's motive. But you need to look at it from the SG gahme...
by A little ball of fur
Thu, 26 Jan 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of getting a PR in Singapore - UAE Citizen
Replies: 33
Views: 16897

Re: Chances of getting a PR in Singapore - UAE Citizen

I cannot understand why people think that my marriage is "Marriage of Convenience", anyway everyone have the right to think of whatever they want. Because people tend to follow the stereotypical thinking and if PR and 1y marriage is in the same post... What kind of convenience for you wou...
by A little ball of fur
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of getting a PR in Singapore - UAE Citizen
Replies: 33
Views: 16897

No chance. You've only been married for 1 year. ICA will view this as a "marriage of convenience." Although you have income to support you and your wife, your wife needs to have documented income. Additionally, the PR guidelines states that you need 6 months pay slips PLUS 3 years of tax r...
by A little ball of fur
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Profile Part 11
Replies: 28
Views: 12000

Then why the rush to obtain Singapore Permanent Residency? The moment you mentioned that you were not willing to part with the 10% property stamp duty and asked if your application for PR could be expedited because you are a Malaysian Chinese, that itself raised a big red flag that you are only want...
by A little ball of fur
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Profile Part 11
Replies: 28
Views: 12000

Don't you think what you explained below applies to all foreign workers / talents who come to Singapore, get their PR, build / buy their retirement properties back home and then renounce their SPR and cash out their CPF upon deciding to go back? :) I'm just spelling it all out to everyone again tha...
by A little ball of fur
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Profile Part 11
Replies: 28
Views: 12000

The OP has no intention of settling in Singapore on a permanent basis. She is a potential PR abuser. In a previous post dated January 12th, she was seeking advice on whether she could consolidate her Malaysian EPF account and the Singapore CPF (when she becomes a SPR). Further on, she asked, "A...

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