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by Wd40
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Taking out an old Unit Trust Investment when you're not a resident?
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Taking out an old Unit Trust Investment when you're not a resident?

So I've left Singapore for 2,5 years now, though I still come back there to meet up with my friends whenever I'm back in SE Asia. Before I left, I had created a Unit Trust Investment Funds (I think that's what it's called, I don't have the papers with me at the moment as I'm writing this) with usin...
by Wd40
Fri, 07 Sep 2018 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When Will Singapore Move Into the Modern Era
Replies: 8
Views: 1608

Re: When Will Singapore Move Into the Modern Era

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by Wd40
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 12913

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

Yeah, it is a bit like the govt is nudging employers to consider alternatives rather than go with the easy way of employing foreigners. This makes sense, if foreigners are very easy to hire, then local talent will never get developed, why would employers want to hire Freshers and spend money and tra...
by Wd40
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 12913

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

6K could be considered low depending on what you are doing. So if you are doing something specialized in IT for example, which locals can't do, then your employer has to justify your value by paying an appropriate salary. The govt is pushing employers to consider locals or even hire freshers and tra...
by Wd40
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Even a Crazy Rich Asian cannot dodge NS/CMPB!
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: Even a Crazy Rich Asian cannot dodge NS/CMPB!

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/crazy-rich-asians-author-kevin-kwan-defaulted-on-his-ns-obligations "Mr Kevin Kwan failed to register for National Service (NS) in 1990, despite notices and letters sent to his overseas address. He also stayed overseas without a valid exit permit. Mr Kwan...
by Wd40
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison

Another one

<URL>https://www.telegraphindia.com/world/india-origin-doctor-gets-probation-over-rape-253527 </URL>

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by Wd40
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison

WD40 can you give some insight on what goes on with these people? Where does this attitude come from? Both had their wives with them, and the guy in SG his daughter. I've seen other similar cases involving Indian nationals. How do they even think they would get away with it? It comes from upbringin...
by Wd40
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Lost job in Singapore with Credit Card debt
Replies: 10
Views: 2753

Re: Lost job in Singapore with Credit Card debt

I think there is something called as debt consolidation plan with all banks. You can call your bank and find out your options.

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by Wd40
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Man Who Sexually Assaulted Airline Passenger Convicted, Could Face Life In Prison

<URL>https://www.npr.org/2018/08/20/640103324/man-who-sexually-assaulted-airline-passenger-convicted-could-face-life-in-prison</URL> There was a case recently of an Indian in MBS swimming pool molesting women and he was given a much lighter sentence. So it appears US laws are more stricter than SG. ...
by Wd40
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: e-PR Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: e-PR Question

I think it doesn't matter, the system is telling you, just gimme the money. :)

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by Wd40
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Singapore elderly?
Replies: 18
Views: 2268

Re: Singapore elderly?

My wife and I are in our 70's. We still take care of my Invalid MiL with the help of a Burmese Domestic helper (which we only just got 1 year ago). My wife is going to be unable to walk in a year or so at the rate things are going. But we've never considered putting either her mother or her father ...
by Wd40
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Applying PR for the 4th time
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Applying PR for the 4th time

I think you should keep swinging at it. My impression is the gates are opening again. The touted 6MM pop'n by GE2020 is not far off. If the opposition frighten the PAP again the gates will slam shut. They got a sympathy vote from LKY's death last time but your average Sinkie is really pissed off no...
by Wd40
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Applying PR for the 4th time
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Applying PR for the 4th time

Hi guys, So I have been here since 9 years now and many of the old timers know me. Indian working in banking IT, wife and a daughter. Not much career progress but my job is stable. My IRAS annual income is 110k, fixed salary is 100K. Rejected 3 times already, 1 appeal rejected too. Last rejection wa...
by Wd40
Sat, 28 Jul 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Maid caught on video adding special ingredient on the bread.
Replies: 9
Views: 2020

Re: Maid caught on video adding special ingredient on the bread.

No pic no talk :)

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by Wd40
Tue, 24 Jul 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Any good suggestion for a unique holiday vacation for my family?
Replies: 29
Views: 21783

Re: Any good suggestion for a unique holiday vacation for my family?

If you are looking at somewhere with sunshine, got tanned, relaxed and have intimate time with your family, I like to recommend you to Redang Island. It's very relaxing, the beach is nice and the water is clean. You can go snorkeling or jungle trekking. If you are lucky, you can even see turtles or...

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