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by rdueej
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Ship tracker - real-time
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

Get on a high-rise building with a clear view and you can track objects up to 200 km away. Wah-eh! Can track wife on shopping trip ah!? :-D if my ancient terrastrial communication formula basics are correct, for every 100 metre upwards you can see another 30 km away ... to see 200 km, you need to g...
by rdueej
Fri, 23 May 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Ship tracker - real-time
Replies: 12
Views: 1914

You can think of these AIS signals as like your local FM radio. They are broadcast out from the ships, and if you had the right receiver you can easily pick them up. With a $20 piece of hardware, you do not even need to rely on internet data. A weekend project for those interested in rolling your ow...
by rdueej
Tue, 29 Apr 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Relocating from US to Singapore
Replies: 30
Views: 5886

2. Tax on my stuff. I will be on a student pass, and I heard I can get exemption. But what about the timing? Can I ship my stuff beforehand? AFAIK, the student pass tax relief works when you are leaving at the end of your study. You are allowed to claim refund of GST for goods bought up to 4 months...
by rdueej
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR
Replies: 24
Views: 10352

daniel88ng wrote:...can i collect after 4.30pm since the branch i booked was open till 9pm. ...


yes
by rdueej
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejected - Need Feedback/Comments
Replies: 15
Views: 5300

Additionally, there are unspoken/unwritten codicils probably handed down on a monthly/quarterly basis from the powers that be, depending on which way the wind is blowing. I think this the crucial factor which most applicants dreaming of tailoring their applications fail to realize. Also, from my ow...
by rdueej
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: I'm in the wrong business
Replies: 15
Views: 4413

R.i.k.v.i.n has been around for a long time, assisting people incorporating companies and setting up work visas. I guess the ones you mentioned target even greater fools. Searching this forum often provides better answers than the reports from these $$ per hour consultants. edit to add: strange, the...
by rdueej
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Employment pass issue delay - 6 weeks!
Replies: 17
Views: 6444

Re: Employment pass issue delay - 6 weeks!

Hi, I have been residing Singapore for over 7 years. I came here on student visa on a government bond of 3 years after completing my studies. I graduated in 2011 with 1st class honors from university and go a job and my employment pass within a few weeks from graduating. After 2 yrs of work, I foun...
by rdueej
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Student pass
Replies: 19
Views: 2773

aln_ll wrote:She is 18 this year
She was doing her grade 7 - grade 12
Oh because she was retaking her IB that's why and she has an IB diploma...


There is one question that you have not answered.

Why was she expelled ?
by rdueej
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:23 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Giving up PR
Replies: 30
Views: 7841

Re: Giving up PR

Hey guys, I'm about to get enlisted soon this year i guess but the thing is i might consider to give up my PR due to several reasons. One of which is that I will most probably not stay in Singapore anymore. And yes, I will also not work in Singapore also to those that think that my sole reason of r...
by rdueej
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Should I write a letter to expedite the PR application
Replies: 21
Views: 11391

Let me state my understanding, correct me if I am wrong. You submitted a joint application with your husband in Nov 2012. After the birth of your son in June 2013, you added the child to your application. Your husband's salary has improved since the original application as he has now finished his Ph...
by rdueej
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Tax rebate for accommodation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

As far as a I know, rental expenses are not deductible by individuals when filing individual income tax. As a company, you might be able to classify the expense as a category of business expense. You can see a list of deductible categories for companies: http://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/page04.aspx?i...
by rdueej
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Missing after take off
Replies: 361
Views: 56997

I am assuming by the "West" you mean the USA as I am pretty sure folks in Europe are not overly concerned. If anything was to erupt in the region, it is expected that EU countries and the USA would be on the same team. The US would prefer to not directly confront China, so any UN/NATO san...
by rdueej
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: SPR CPF Rates
Replies: 22
Views: 15336

Why do you think some mature and legally aware companies goes via bonus or other non-base-salary related rewarding systems to address this issue? I think this is how it might work out in practice. The OP seems to say that his salary is being deducted. If his salary was structured something like bas...
by rdueej
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Missing after take off
Replies: 361
Views: 56997

Going back to MH370 crisis, they hope this thing get resolved as soon as possible but since it is obviously not going the way they'd want it to be, it is easier to blame something else (Interpol) and make excuses for their own inefficiency, while buying time to (hopefully) solve the problem. Austra...
by rdueej
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: SPR CPF Rates
Replies: 22
Views: 15336

Yea, there is one clause in my employment contract stated that "... if employee becomes PR then employer contributions to be deducted from salary... " So does it means that I have to bear all the contribution of my CPF? For instances, employer(5%); employee(5%) and salary/month(example) i...

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