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by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: ANZAC Day is today. Lest We Forget.
Replies: 0
Views: 54

ANZAC Day is today. Lest We Forget.

Sometimes it's hard to explain to non Australians why ANZAC means so much to Australia and New Zealanders. The French PM does it justice.... "Mr Philippe paid tribute to the Australian soldiers who defended the French land they held inch-by-inch, "as if it were their own country".&quo...
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Moving out of UK but currently own a house here - what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Moving out of UK but currently own a house here - what to do?

Agreed SE that losing pace in a rising market is a concern.
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Early stages - tax question
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Early stages - tax question

It only applies for 'director's fees'. Unlikely to apply to a salaried sales director.
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: NPS Vs GIIS
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: NPS Vs GIIS

Hi all, We moved to Singapore from Hyderabad , and we are have shortlisted NPS and GIIS for our daughters schooling and visited the schools also. However we are looking for some reviews on NPS and GIIS for us to be able to make a right choice. Any feedback from parents of children studying in these...
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Moving out of UK but currently own a house here - what to do?
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Moving out of UK but currently own a house here - what to do?

My general advice is to sell your home. Sounds crazy but not really. It's one less thing to worry about in your absence and it means absolutely no issues establishing tax residency in Singapore and cutting it in the UK. I see a lot of Aussies doing this now and I think more Brits are starting to do ...
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing

Damn that sucks. I just purchased an older condo in Tanglin and wondered what the implications are...now I know... Wishing you the best in dealing with the outcome... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yes. What triggered ours was a guy who has done 5 enblocs moved in and over the last 4 years has ...
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing

Wd40 wrote:I am guessing you voted down the enbloc?

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You don't vote no - you just don't vote yes. (You're essentially signing a sales agreement when you vote).
by PNGMK
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing

I wouldn't be surprised if a few of those 81% required a wee bit of persuasion so to speak. All is fair in love and the property market. Have a a bit of a root around; odds are it may no longer be such a given. Oh there were all sorts of shennanigans (lying to an older lady that she would be fined ...
by PNGMK
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing
Replies: 6
Views: 395

The condo I own is going enbloc - mixed blessing

The Singaporean's are "oh you'll be rich" but the reality is that the premium paid (~25 to 35%) is not worth the issues it will cause. For other PR's these are the issues I have uncovered: ABSD - I didn't pay ABSD when I bought and now I will have to when I repurchase. You can't buy right ...
by PNGMK
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Be ware of this unethical landlord and agent
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: Be ware of this unethical landlord and agent

WD40 has a point. Also don't bother with all the crap they ask for like aircon cleaning every 3 months and marble floor polishing on departure. It's far cheaper to surrender the deposit in some cases.
by PNGMK
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Can apply Long term visiting pass for Spouse that is in overseas ?
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Can apply Long term visiting pass for Spouse that is in overseas ?

You can use a blank one I believe; (an unfilled in DE card that is). Post it to her to use when she comes in.
by PNGMK
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Early Termination of Lease - One month penalty??
Replies: 5
Views: 3668

Re: Early Termination of Lease - One month penalty??

Hi all, I have issues with early termination as well. Due to some valid reason i have to leave my job and leave country. However I had signed my house agreement for 1.5 years and will complete on 6 months out of all. I have diplomatic clause for 12 months and 2 months notice. Owner agent doesnt wan...
by PNGMK
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax implications when working in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Tax implications when working in Singapore

Thank you ! To be on the safe side I will seek advice from a tax accountant and hopefully they will confirm what you have said. There are financial advisors who will try to sell your insurance bonds or something for Australia on a tax saving basis. Test that with your tax accountant before investin...
by PNGMK
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: LTVP application **PLS HELP**
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: LTVP application **PLS HELP**

The answer is 'no' - you didn't enter the marriage as a marriage of convenience in order to get an LTVP. You've got the logic inside out - you're applying for an LTVP because you're are married. I think you read it as "*Did you apply for this LTVP with you spouse to enable you to obtain long-te...
by PNGMK
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax implications when working in Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: Tax implications when working in Singapore

Seek advice but in general you should attempt to be none tax resident in Australia while in Singapore. On your return and taking up residency you can bring savings etc. If questioned explain they are from savings earned while non tax resident. Note that tax residency in Australia means not having a ...

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