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by Aragorn2000
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:10 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR rejected, need some perspective
Replies: 37
Views: 9722

Re: PR rejected, need some perspective

Hi all, here are my/our stats: I tend to be impulsive with these things and my first thoughts on seeing the rejection were "call my boss, ask for a transfer to the head office in US", as I know he would be keen for me to move there and I would likely land there instantly on a green card eligible vi...
by Aragorn2000
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 59579

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

I don't really understand stock market, but I think it the link between the real economy and stock market are tenuous, esp since SGX is so small. Maybe bond/swap markets are more relevant. I'll let the experts comment. Singapore's competitiveness is not going anywhere. The neighbors are just not up...
by Aragorn2000
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 59579

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

I don't really understand stock market, but I think it the link between the real economy and stock market are tenuous, esp since SGX is so small. Maybe bond/swap markets are more relevant. I'll let the experts comment. Singapore's competitiveness is not going anywhere. The neighbors are just not up ...
by Aragorn2000
Fri, 09 Sep 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 59579

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Wd40 wrote:Singapore no longer in the top 10 places for expats:

http://sbr.com.sg/hotels-tourism/exclus ... ces-expats

Sent from my Redmi Note 2 using Tapatalk
you are pretty gloomy these days. What's your take on all of those downbeat articles?
by Aragorn2000
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: REP expiring in 2 months time...advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 9622

Re: REP expiring in 2 months time...advice needed

I'm going to assume this is a serious question and not just a stirrer... 1. Tax. I have no interest in paying ATO tax rates. Pension are taxed to some extent, but since you are retired, there should no significant enough income to attract a tax? 2. Medical care. Some of us have no way to re-establi...
by Aragorn2000
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: REP expiring in 2 months time...advice needed
Replies: 29
Views: 9622

Re: REP expiring in 2 months time...advice needed

why are u guys even trying/fighting to retire in south east asia? How about just going home?
by Aragorn2000
Thu, 05 May 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Way to Send Reasonably Important Documents to Singapore?
Replies: 29
Views: 10309

Re: Best Way to Send Reasonably Important Documents to Singapore?

I usually use DHL. Packages go through their own network without any "last mile" or other courier services along the way. You need a person to receive the package though. Otherwise it will be returned to the sender. DHL is generally cheaper than Fedex or UPS.
by Aragorn2000
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 59579

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

ecureilx wrote:
PS, how did you find out Fred Garvin is Indian ?:D
certain set of keywords:

"I was in charge; one of the largest companies; US subsidiary; I was one of the bosses"

You know what I mean. :D
by Aragorn2000
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 11:05 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 59579

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

One of the comments from an Indian in The Atlantic's article (Wd40 posted above): 1. I don't think you'd find this true about education of South Asians, at least among the upper quartile. 2. I've often wondered whether the rote nature of education is one reason why East Asians, or at least the Japan...
by Aragorn2000
Thu, 24 Mar 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Everyone I know is leaving or already left
Replies: 268
Views: 59579

Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

From my observation and my own interpretation of that observation, a random kid from a middle class family in OECD countries (including Japan) tends to be more well-adjusted compared to an sg's counterpart. Kids here are a bit off. They are much more prejudiced, too shy or too self-confident as if t...
by Aragorn2000
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 45
Views: 10137

Re: Hong Kong

his point is: dictatorship is good (just look as sg, number one in the galaxy); honkies are just idiots to want freedom. oh, he has another point about the ang moh who should go/stay home, as the eeeevil british colonizers, the ones who left sg a fishing village (as you may know, the japanese occup...
by Aragorn2000
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Hong Kong
Replies: 45
Views: 10137

Re: Hong Kong

The overreaching overlord :cry: https://www.yahoo.com/news/hong-kong-existential-anxieties-continue-082039459.html ...as reported by a freelancer who was a toddler in 1997...and today views the World like he is still one. Time for him to grow up :wink: A century and a half of colonial rule had buil...
by Aragorn2000
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to Adult 101: Getting out of Singapore!
Replies: 20
Views: 5531

Re: How to Adult 101: Getting out of Singapore!

Akimbo wrote:Hey mods and regular members! Been awhile since I posted in this forum, and I'm sad to say, I'm now pre-planning my goodbyes to Singapore.
I half-expected the topic is about "exit strategies" rather than procedural stuff :D
by Aragorn2000
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event
Replies: 78
Views: 16487

Re: Singapore restricts its citizens of Indian origin from attending Modi's event

this reminds me of the Chinese govt expressing concern about the Malaysian citizens of Chinese ancestry in Malaysia during the last Bersih riots.... like what the f...k? The last thing Malaysian Chinese want is the Chinese govt claiming their diaspora are still Chinese... cause they've been trying ...
by Aragorn2000
Tue, 22 Sep 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Donald Trump
Replies: 153
Views: 28907

Re: Donald Trump

calugaruvaxile is right Raj, none of the politicians have our best interests at heart. Just those of special interests. I actually trust Donald to be more sincere than any other serious candidate (and by that I mean candidate with more than a 5% chance of winning, not their own sincerity at being s...

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