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by bro75
Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Passport renewal
Replies: 17
Views: 1417

Re: Passport renewal

My first international flight was at age 23 from Manila to San Francisco for training at San Jose. I did not get much of a culture shock as there was a large Filipino community in Silicon Valley and I was training with many engineers from Asia. It was also easy to drive there as both the US and Phil...
by bro75
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: DBS Non Existant Fraud Controls
Replies: 22
Views: 4716

Re: DBS Non Existant Fraud Controls

People have been repeatedly warned about #1 but the scammers know how to manipulate people psychologically. This is the reason i told my elderly parents to avoid digital banking for now especially as i am not near them.
by bro75
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Where will you retire?
Replies: 177
Views: 10283

Re: Where will you retire?

I was always categorised under others. I did ask about this when I started filling forms but I was told to put Filipino in race or check the others box. That was in 2005.
by bro75
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Where will you retire?
Replies: 177
Views: 10283

Re: Where will you retire?

The issue of PRs not becoming citizens in SG is sometimes the decision of the PR and sometimes the decision of the government . In Western countries, PR to citizenship is straightforward with the requirement only of having the requisite number of years of residency and language proficiency . Singapo...
by bro75
Sat, 25 Sep 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Where will you retire?
Replies: 177
Views: 10283

Re: Where will you retire?

For myself, I am a city guy and not really cut out for rural life. I will probably retire in a city or a suburb. I plan to retire here in SG but it depends on my daughter. I am one of those who got PR when it was easy but the privilege was not extended to my child who was rejected multiple times an...
by bro75
Fri, 24 Sep 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Where will you retire?
Replies: 177
Views: 10283

Re: Where will you retire?

For myself, I am a city guy and not really cut out for rural life. I will probably retire in a city or a suburb. I plan to retire here in SG but it depends on my daughter. I am one of those who got PR when it was easy but the privilege was not extended to my child who was rejected multiple times and...
by bro75
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 8:42 am
Forum: International Schools
Topic: Local school ? International school?
Replies: 15
Views: 2547

Re: Local school ? International school?

Local primary and secondary schools are hard to get into due to limited slots available to foreigners. For your 6 year old, the registration for local school primary 1 for year 2022 is already over. So the choice for your 6 year old is international school. For primary 2 to 5, you can apply for a sl...
by bro75
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 11 years in Singapore - PR Rejected
Replies: 77
Views: 9562

Re: 11 years in Singapore - PR Rejected

Come across your post as I just had similar experience. 11 yrs in SG , 3 applications all rejected. I do feel a bit like I just got dumped by a boyfriend 😆 sharing my story to add to the stats. We are mixed race couple, age 40, husband is European, I’m from SEAsian got a 7 yr old son born in SG, go...
by bro75
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 8:17 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Approved in 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Re: PR Approved in 2021

Profile: Male, Indian, EP, 23 years old, 5 years in Singapore, unmarried, NUS Bachelors in Engineering, 3 years MOE tuition grant bond, Product Manager in Fintech, salary: 4.1k monthly at the time of application Applied 4th Jan 2021, approved 2nd Sep 2021 Did not use an agency. Applied under Profes...
by bro75
Sat, 28 Aug 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Am I insane to spend this much on rent with my salary
Replies: 27
Views: 3806

Re: Am I insane to spend this much on rent with my salary

Looks like I am similar to WD40, Malcontent, and Addadude. I do use credit cards due to the rewards and convenience but I pay them all off at the end of the month. I find loans abhorrent although I do still have a mortgage which is the only loan I can abide and which I plan to pay off this year. Lik...
by bro75
Tue, 24 Aug 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR REP renew rejected
Replies: 6
Views: 867

Re: PR REP renew rejected

You should be able to visit with a social visit pass.
I know of people who got EPs after renouncing their PRs but they applied for EPs after a few years of the renunciation. I am not sure if there is some sort of required time gap between renunciation and subsequent EP application.
by bro75
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Germany travel Covid 19 and holiday markets
Replies: 14
Views: 2281

Re: Germany travel Covid 19 and holiday markets

I do not know what a Christmas market is but the relaxed travel restrictions to some countries is interesting and many of those with cabin fever will go. I personally think that the multiple testing requirements are still a burden during travelling.
by bro75
Mon, 23 Aug 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Does living near a good friend a bad idea?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: Does living near a good friend a bad idea?

It depends on your culture and your personality. I am from the Philippines and we are very neighborly. We tend to make friends with people who live close by. A good friend who wants to move nearby is mostly welcome news to us. The key word is "good". A good friend will accept that sometimes you do n...
by bro75
Sun, 08 Aug 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Social Distancing Violation - Fines
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: Social Distancing Violation - Fines

1000 usd fine i think for social gathering offenses.
by bro75
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR working remotely for SG company
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Re: PR working remotely for SG company

It is not illegal in Sg for a Sg Pr to work remotely overseas for a Sg based company but her time being non-resident may be counted against her when it comes to REP renewal.

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