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by skipper
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Non-Delivery of Goods
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Non-Delivery of Goods

CASE is for complaints and they said they have no enforcement powers. I'll be going through the Small Claims Tribunal. By the way, went to see the company's office in Tuas and it's already closed. Have you made a police report? Yes and the police said to go to SCT and bring along the police report....
by skipper
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Children on DP in local school and parents EP cancelled.
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

Re: Children on DP in local school and parents EP cancelled.

I've never heard of one successfully done but I suppose it is worth a try. Not sure if they even have such a thing. Well, they do, but it's what I referred to. The Study Mama visa. It's only eligible to mothers and grandmothers. All of the documents are required and preclude the father (except he h...
by skipper
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Assessing citizenship application chance of success
Replies: 13
Views: 2823

Re: Assessing citizenship application chance of success

Your mileage may vary but I see two negatives. Limited chance of breeding cannon fodder and a mobile career. Neither are family / population friendly. Thank you! Wont economic contribution counter these 2 factors? in terms of tax paid etc As SMS said probably not really... you're over the entry bar...
by skipper
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Non-Delivery of Goods
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Re: Non-Delivery of Goods

CASE is for complaints and they said they have no enforcement powers. I'll be going through the Small Claims Tribunal. By the way, went to see the company's office in Tuas and it's already closed.
by skipper
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Non-Delivery of Goods
Replies: 5
Views: 1176

Non-Delivery of Goods

Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I helped a friend from overseas buy some parts for his boat from a company here in SG (a distributor). My friend found his website and I basically connected them, they made the deal and my friend wired the money early Mar. There were subsequent dis...
by skipper
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
Topic: Renew COE or buy new car
Replies: 37
Views: 9193

Re: Renew COE or buy new car

I'm the OP and a bit "ashamed" to say that even after doing the sums, we did otherwise and bought a new car (new model). But I guess the system will stay like this -- the govt can't afford to do away with this revenue stream. http://www.asiaone.com/singapore/s92b-come-car-taxes-and-coe-pre...
by skipper
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
Topic: Renew COE or buy new car
Replies: 37
Views: 9193

Re: Renew COE or buy new car

I think so. I am not sure if PARF rebate is a declining value or fixed at 60% of original Parf. Yes, declining from 75% for < 5 years then 5% every year until 50% for < 10 years. Then drops to zero at 10 years. I now need to consult with my CFO (my wife -- she's actually a finance professional)..
by skipper
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
Topic: Renew COE or buy new car
Replies: 37
Views: 9193

Re: Renew COE or buy new car

Top case looks correct. Bottom case should include the residual value after 8 years (paper value) as a credit. i.e. (total paid [trade plus loan payments] less paper value) divided by the number of months used. ((73k + (1413 x 8 x 12)) - Paper Value in 2025) / 8 x 12 Residual value should be the 60...
by skipper
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
Topic: Renew COE or buy new car
Replies: 37
Views: 9193

Re: Renew COE or buy new car

Lost PARF ($18.5K) + 5 year COE ($25K) = $43.5K Est. maintenance (8x yearly servicing, new wheels, 2x new batteries, etc) = $10K Total $53.5K / (5 years x 12 mos.) = $892/month Replacement C180 now at $185K. Loan amount is $111K (60%), balance of $73K from sale/trade-in of current C180 (best case), ...
by skipper
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Certificate of Entitlement (COE)
Topic: Renew COE or buy new car
Replies: 37
Views: 9193

Renew COE or buy new car

My C180 will be 7 years old soon and mileage is just 49K km. Car loan is fully paid. This will be the longest that we've kept a car. My practical side is saying just keep the car for 3 more years and renew the COE for another 5 years. Downside, of course, will be the condition and maintenance cost o...
by skipper
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Teenage Son Considering PR
Replies: 41
Views: 10519

Re: Teenage Son Considering PR

By the way, we are submitting his PR application tomorrow. Fingers crossed..
by skipper
Thu, 09 Jun 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Teenage Son Considering PR
Replies: 41
Views: 10519

Re: Teenage Son Considering PR

...in a "top" local secondary school under the Integrated Program -- means they skip the O levels and automatically get a place in a junior college where they will take A levels for university placement. This is where the uncertainty lies as university places in Singapore are limited, esp...
by skipper
Mon, 23 May 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Teenage Son Considering PR
Replies: 41
Views: 10519

Re: Teenage Son Considering PR

Thank you both. We'll just have to live then with the choices we made, prepare accordingly and see how it goes. Singapore should not be the end all and be all for him (or for anyone in a similar situation) anyway. Caste it in a positive light.... he is in an excellent position to secure a great pos...
by skipper
Mon, 23 May 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Teenage Son Considering PR
Replies: 41
Views: 10519

Re: Teenage Son Considering PR

Thank you both. We'll just have to live then with the choices we made, prepare accordingly and see how it goes. Singapore should not be the end all and be all for him (or for anyone in a similar situation) anyway.
by skipper
Mon, 23 May 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: East Coast School for Boy Turning 6 in November
Replies: 2
Views: 1316

Re: East Coast School for Boy Turning 6 in November

Yes, Canadian International School (CIS) in Tanjong Katong on IB curriculum. But they're phasing out higher grade levels and moving them to the new campus in Lakeside (Jurong area, far west side of Singapore). Eventually, the east campus will only be up to Grade 6.

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