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by gailwynand
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30pm?
Replies: 130
Views: 14792

Re: No more public drinking and retail of alcohol post 10.30

I will note that there are people I know (adults, locals) who seem to have a highly glamorised/romantisised view on smoking weed. They might have never tried it, but they seem to believe that they'd like to. That is curious as in the 'depraved west' anyone who dabbles in that also often closes the ...
by gailwynand
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Renewal of LOC rejected. What to do?
Replies: 9
Views: 7316

Re: Renewal of LOC rejected. What to do?

The above may not have anything at all to do with it. Rather, it sounds like OP didn't follow instructions. "Explain why Entrepass is not required" is one of the elements in the application procedure described in this forum. In my case, I just said the Entrepass is not applicable since it is a sole ...
by gailwynand
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore in 45-60 days!
Replies: 211
Views: 29643

Re: Thank you all!!!

Wasn't suggesting anyone buy and sell for profit - if your friend decides to give you a case of Tiger he got through the embassy, and you decide to buy him a pint out of gratitude, it's just a coincidence of course. How do you use your diplomatic privileges? I ask as I'd like to think we were on th...
by gailwynand
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore in 45-60 days!
Replies: 211
Views: 29643

Re: Thank you all!!!

All things in moderation. Obviously 6 cases of wine a month will raise eyebrows. You have to order through your employer, you can't just walk up to the Cold Storage cashier and flash your diplomatic pass. If you are from a Mission that monitors these things (many apparently just don't care, it's co...
by gailwynand
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore in 45-60 days!
Replies: 211
Views: 29643

Re: Thank you all!!!

Oh yah good plan, be known as the junior bringing in 6 cases of wine a month under your national banner/flag, to avoid tax and sell to your friends hehe.... not a good plan unless you're from bongo-land! P-taking on the diplomatic-duty-free is really frowned upon. I was momentarily bereft to get a ...
by gailwynand
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Staying at "The Clift"
Replies: 21
Views: 4362

Used to be there, it's not bad but like a lot of new condos many of the fittings are of poor quality. Also, there are a TON of parties, wasn't an issue for us but if you have noise issues you'll want to live somewhere else. The management was cracking down on the parties when we left though, not sur...
by gailwynand
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Romance between Singapores' number 1 Protesters...
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Roy is openly gay, not gonna happen.

I guess HHH will have to settle for Gilbert Goh.
by gailwynand
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: www.jobsbank only for Citizens ?
Replies: 36
Views: 7297

ecureilx wrote: any EP application before the 14 days is up gets rejected, MOM has put in place processes to track if this was fulfilled
Yes, correct. And while the ad is up on the jobsbank, the employer can also be advertising on monster, linkedin, etc.
by gailwynand
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: www.jobsbank only for Citizens ?
Replies: 36
Views: 7297

Lot of false info in this thread. - There is no requirement that the job be solely advertised on the jobs bank during the 14 day period. So if you are waiting 14 days to apply to a job on the jobs bank, rather than going and searching for it on the company's own recruiting site, you are really shoot...
by gailwynand
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving to Singapore in 45-60 days!
Replies: 211
Views: 29643

Re: Thank you all!!!

Local Fairprice/NTUC stores sometimes have alcohol on special. I've bought a bottle or two of cab sauv at very competitive prices at a small store just below a community center. Beer goes on sale every festive holiday. There's also the pro strategy, make friends with a diplomat - they can all impor...
by gailwynand
Sun, 03 Aug 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Singapore Fair Consideration Framework
Replies: 80
Views: 12358

I'm not implying that at all and I don't think the FCF is meant for this purpose. given two equally qualified potential hires, the preference should always go to the singaporean/PR. Currently this is not the case because of the 17% overhead in the salary due to CPF contribution (there may be some f...
by gailwynand
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Singapore Fair Consideration Framework
Replies: 80
Views: 12358

Honestly, if this means the IT body shops are on their way out, good riddance. It's not like these are attracting "high quality" migrants anyway and it really makes no sense for back office IT to be in Singapore. For those who have real skills and not commodity level IT expertise I'm still not seein...
by gailwynand
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Plane going around and around ...
Replies: 10
Views: 3311

The RSAF was showing off its drones at the airshow this year so it could very well have been a drone rehearsing for NDP.
by gailwynand
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Good DJ School in Singapore
Replies: 15
Views: 12385

Sorry for brining to life this zombie thread, but I wonder - can anybody give me at least one example of anybody who is actually CREATING EDM (any kind) in Singapore (may not be a SGrean, but at least resident)? Better with examples on Soundcloud. Boys/girls bands don't count. Why music scene is so...
by gailwynand
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Employment Pass E0000236 : No record found OR Pending?
Replies: 31
Views: 22037

That is not the case!!!! The FIN number that you used for the first time need to be a match with the passport number!!! Therefore, NO IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to use other people FIN`s number to check your application status!!! Tht is why it giving you an error status in which your application was not fo...

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