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by CAO
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

Thank you all for the input - moving over just in time for the Singapore GP. Signed for 3 years.


See you there,
Anton
by CAO
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:38 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

The poll is also likely to be flawed. Almost any locals cruising in the background will vote for the 'I hate foreigners' option. You 'earn so much', they hate you and vote 'Don't come'. Pathetic but true. This is an immature, childish, infantile, jealous, bitter, kiasu, bridge that you will learn t...
by CAO
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

Great that you can sublet and profit. Do be aware though that it can really sting to let your home and return later as every single scratch can cut like a knife. Save a little money to smarten it up before you move back in. But consider this a hell of a chance to overpay any mortgage and make a onc...
by CAO
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

Despite the fact that I hate posts which begin with a poll (just a personal dislike, not a criticism of the OP), I voted 'go'. This was on the basis of the following: 1. If you don't go, you'll always wonder what would have happened. 2. The (intra- and extra-curricular) experiences will be good for...
by CAO
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

@the lynx: Thanks for heads up regarding this. Do you reckon utilities will run as high as S$1000 a month for a fairly modern 1BR? I'm sure I will be more generous on the a/c than locals are. Still - for S$5k I'm assuming I will be able to get a nice enough apartment and not have to compromise too ...
by CAO
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:12 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

I voted go. The offer sounds good financially and career wise. You have an income generating property in Sweden which you can return to so a bit of a no brainer in my book. This is an opportunity to work in Asia and do it comfortably. Spend anytime on this board and you will see plenty of people tr...
by CAO
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

Re: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.

Were you at Fudan? It sounds like you already have a bit of an adventurer's streak so, yes, by all means, see more of Asia. With all the job stuff seeming to be in order it sounds like you can embark on another adventure. Good luck. I was indeed, studied at Fudan Uni as part of an exchange during 2...
by CAO
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

@the lynx: Thanks for heads up regarding this. Do you reckon utilities will run as high as S$1000 a month for a fairly modern 1BR? I'm sure I will be more generous on the a/c than locals are. Still - for S$5k I'm assuming I will be able to get a nice enough apartment and not have to compromise too ...
by CAO
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

p.s. I'll take you Swedish girls and raise you
'Girls of Norway - La Perla Kobojsarna'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkxqgMLNVf0
I love Norway as well! Even further from Singapore though... ! :)
by CAO
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 1:29 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

Ok, so currently it's 4-4. That is including my own vote for "go". @ zzm9980 : I will get the chance to go on trip 3 days paid by the bank, after which I will have the chance to back out of the deal. However : I'm not overly concerned about the fact that Singapore is a diverse country and not exactl...
by CAO
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.
Replies: 28
Views: 5238

relocating to Singapore - I got an offer.

Hi. Background : 29 year old, single, Swedish, MSc, Working for Swedish bank as a foreign exchange trader, 4 years worth of work experience from the States and Sweden. Case : Got offered a 3-year expat contract. SGD125k p.a. pre-tax + SGD6k monthly housing allowance. Medical care/insurance paid for....

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