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by GSM8
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: HL assurance refuse to pay for flight delay
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: HL assurance refuse to pay for flight delay

PNGMK wrote:
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 4:01 pm
Fly tier 1 next time?
Seems more of a cheapo insurance rather than airline issue. Most likely some cleverly obfuscated wording in the policy to justify their denial
by GSM8
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Online stock brokers in Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Online stock brokers in Singapore

Have you considered using a friend's address in the US to open your account? No need to receive mail there -- just opt for electronic notifications & e-statements. It might be a last resort if other options don't work. Strictly speaking its not legal and one needs the US address to maintain the acc...
by GSM8
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Online stock brokers in Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Online stock brokers in Singapore

It might be a last resort if other options don't work. Strictly speaking its not legal and one needs the US address to maintain the account, not just open it
by GSM8
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Online stock brokers in Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Online stock brokers in Singapore

PNGMK wrote:
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 9:17 am
Ok I've an US friend here who day trades. I've reached out to her to see what platform she is on.
Thanks PNGMK. Much appreciated.
by GSM8
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Online stock brokers in Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Online stock brokers in Singapore

Thanks PNGMK. I'll check the local brokerages also. Not expecting they will though, because when I moved here 6 years ago, DBS, POSB, Stanchart refused to open even a bank account (teething uncertainly with FATCA probably) and only Citibank and OCBC did. I'll update this thread if things have changed.
by GSM8
Tue, 12 Nov 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Online stock brokers in Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Online stock brokers in Singapore

Looking for experiences/suggestions/pros-cons for online stock brokers who will open trading accounts for US citizens living in Singapore, who do not have a US mailing address Charles Schwab used to but now they are shutting shop and closing existing accounts. One alternative seems to be TD Ameritra...
by GSM8
Sun, 10 Nov 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: MY SPR friends around or above 55 have a positive view on CPF compared to SC
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: MY SPR friends around or above 55 have a positive view on CPF compared to SC

Totally concur with your take and could never understand why many here seem to consider CPF as gahmen "stealing". Don't forget SRS either. A massive savings on income tax for both SPR and foreigners. One point about SRS though - it does indeed reduce ones current tax bill, but 50% of the withdrawal ...
by GSM8
Tue, 29 Oct 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: The '$1.5mil' man
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: The '$1.5mil' man

The real issue is the rapacious management committee which is dominated by a bunch of idiots charging ridiculous fees. The Management rules sounded pretty ridiculous as well... As is so common, the messenger got shot (at least at the outset) There probably was a problem with non-residents parking o...
by GSM8
Fri, 25 Oct 2019 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Eagles Landing at Muddy's - Oct 25th 2019 - by request of SMS
Replies: 28
Views: 8254

Re: Eagles Landing at Muddy's - Oct 25th 2019 - by request of SMS

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:31 pm
Have a good flight GSM8!
Thanks SMS! I'm overdue for what seems to have become a trend of annual participation in an Eagles convocation. If possible I'll catch the next one before the year end, Gregorian or Chinese :wink:
by GSM8
Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Eagles Landing at Muddy's - Oct 25th 2019 - by request of SMS
Replies: 28
Views: 8254

Re: Eagles Landing at Muddy's - Oct 25th 2019 - by request of SMS

I wont be able to make it to this one as I am flying out that evening. Hope to catch up on the next
by GSM8
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Should PMD be banned?
Replies: 16
Views: 2038

Re: Should PMD be banned?

I think PMDs are counter productive and they should be banned outright. Firstly, PMDs mean people dont get that "last mile" walk needed to promote a healthy population. Secondly, PMDs contribute to more traffic on the road not less, because reckless PMD riders mean that people who would otherwise co...
by GSM8
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Rent a car in Australia during holidays
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Rent a car in Australia during holidays

I know Japan requires the so called official "international DL" to accompany your local DL, and car rental companies there explicitly remind you of it while booking. But as SE said most other countries don't need it. I also rented in Aus and NZ from local (non-intl) rental companies and they didn't ...
by GSM8
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: IT - how to know if my email has been read?
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: IT - how to know if my email has been read?

From what I read somewhere a while ago, "'read receipt" feedback to the sender is based on a small embedded pixel in the email. So if you have a default of "load images", this pixel gets loaded automatically and the sender knows for sure the time and location that you opened it, regardless of whethe...
by GSM8
Sun, 24 Mar 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Can PRC driver license be used in Singapore on 6 month visit?
Replies: 2
Views: 935

Can PRC driver license be used in Singapore on 6 month visit?

Can a PR China driver license with official translation be used used to drive in Singapore on a 6 month visit? (its for my visiting father in law who knows driving well, but has not driven outside of China, and might need to drive my car occasionally while here) I checked the Singapore Police web si...

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