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by Max Headroom
Wed, 01 Jul 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Surveys
Topic: New platform to make finding repair/installation/renovation services a breeze
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: New platform to make finding repair/installation/renovation services a breeze

It will work. It's not easy to set up and it will take time before you get decent traction on both the supply and the demand side. But it will work. In fact, after it's been up and running for a few years, we'll all wonder how we managed without. Incidentally, I've only had to call on a tradesman a ...
by Max Headroom
Sun, 21 Jun 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How tough it is to get PR in Singapore staying for 6 years
Replies: 5
Views: 639

Re: How tough it is to get PR in Singapore staying for 6 years

Yeah, as SMS stated, unless you're some kind of IT prodigy, AI Wunderkind, Fintech sensation, or a complete cyber security genius, I reckon your chances are slim for the next couple of years.

I reckon not rocking the boat is your best option for the time being.
by Max Headroom
Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Is property a hedge against inflation?
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Is property a hedge against inflation?

It's bound to be better than cash. That being said, since Singapore's property market has peaked, and arguably is still peaking even now, I think values going up are the least likely scenario, certainly in the next 2-3 years or so, though even beyond that, I don't really see it happening. Nor would ...
by Max Headroom
Wed, 27 May 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Will home sellers lower prices?
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Will home sellers lower prices?

Good point, Wd40.
by Max Headroom
Tue, 26 May 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: renting in singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: renting in singapore

My money is on it being one of those typical bait and switch scams that some of the more fly-by-night agents tend to pull here. Once you send an inquiry, they typically come back with a "Sorry, that one has just gone, but no worries, we have another one, very similar, only the rent is somewhat highe...
by Max Headroom
Tue, 19 May 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Will home sellers lower prices?
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: Will home sellers lower prices?

Just because people want to stay in Singapore doesn't mean it's going to happen. In fact, it's pretty clear that inflows have been pinched to a mere trickle already. What we need to understand is that the fat property years are well and truly behind us. Going from a couple of million people to 6 mil...
by Max Headroom
Tue, 05 May 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How bad is the economy?
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: How bad is the economy?

There are 2 reasons stock markets have bounced and neither is good. 1. There's nothing else to put your money in and at the moment cash is trash. So the least of all the evils is shares, boh pian. But I'm sure most punters are holding their nose while buying. 2. Big Tech alone now represents about 2...
by Max Headroom
Fri, 01 May 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Many retailers do not believe going online till Covd19 happens
Replies: 3
Views: 1205

Re: Many retailers do not believe going online till Covd19 happens

It's been baffling me for 15 years. When I arrived from Europe all those years ago, most of SME there was already online and doing brisk business. I assumed that a much younger and more wired country like Singapore would be way ahead. To this day, it's still very far behind in terms of SME virtual p...
by Max Headroom
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Do you think there will be more fire sale?
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Do you think there will be more fire sale?

It's not nuts, it's Corona.
by Max Headroom
Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: COVID19 deaths reaching 50,000 soon ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: COVID19 deaths reaching 50,000 soon ...

Hello? Gathering??
by Max Headroom
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:06 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Singaporean behaving badly loses passport
Replies: 9
Views: 987

Re: Singaporean behaving badly loses passport

PNGMK wrote:
Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:20 am
Yes we now can post ST links now. Just not content.
Cool. Cheers.
by Max Headroom
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MS Zaandam
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: MS Zaandam

Passengers think they're getting Love Boat. In actual fact they're getting Vomit Comet.
by Max Headroom
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Did anyone experience queueing at the mall?
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: Did anyone experience queueing at the mall?

SMS, now tell us what you're really thinking?

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