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by MikeJones
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Non-tourist places to visit in Singapore
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Non-tourist places to visit in Singapore

Bukit Batok Town Park https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bukit+Batok+Town+Park+(%E2%80%9CLittle+Guilin%E2%80%9D)/@1.3556383,103.7545107,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e2!3m6!1sAF1QipMrjE1psoyLAk-6o2_7smPYoJz7dLs0xelIvfIM!2e10!3e12!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMrjE1psoyLAk-6o2_7smPYoJz7...
by MikeJones
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: DP cancelled without my knowledge by SPOUSE
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: DP cancelled without my knowledge by SPOUSE

Firstly sorry your spouse is such a passive aggressive arsehole. This is a coward's move. Second where I have seen this happen before the only way for you to get the DP back is negotiate with your spouse and possibly his/her employer HR (I suggest you ring them directly, explain what happened and a...
by MikeJones
Mon, 15 Jul 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: HSBC or DBS
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: HSBC or DBS

No ANZ ATMs anymore, DBS bought out ANZ retail banking last year. You can use Bank of China ATMs as well. I've got an HSBC account, banked with them in the UK so was easiest to get an account here, and tend to use Citibank ATMs as they are at a fair few MRT stations so are easier to find. As SE says...
by MikeJones
Sun, 09 Jun 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Separate arrival EP/DP
Replies: 8
Views: 1350

Re: Separate arrival EP/DP

No you'll be fine. As long as she is carrying her IPA letter with her she'll have no problem travelling separately.

Mike
by MikeJones
Wed, 01 May 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Is Airbnb legal in Singapore ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: Is Airbnb legal in Singapore ?

According to this it still is illegal for both HDB and private property https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/airbnb-illegal-singapore-063503878.html There was talk of changing the laws to allow for Airbnb type rentals but I've not seen anything about that for a while. As PNGMK says it seems that the go...
by MikeJones
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: SGD 110,000 per year for a single person
Replies: 18
Views: 1914

Re: SGD 110,000 per year for a single person

So if I join after July as I said I should still get 7.8k per month? Sorry for asking confirmation I just want to be sure :) The company also provides relocation of SGD13k. Just clarify for you, as Wong_Jnr mentioned you don't actually pay tax until the end of the tax year (i.e. no PAYE in Singapor...
by MikeJones
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Singapore is dereft of light/mid strength beer
Replies: 4
Views: 1915

Re: Singapore is dereft of light/mid strength beer

Similarly San Miguel Light is 5%, not sure if it's an Asia thing but light here seems to mean low calories not low alcohol and possibly refers to a "light" taste. Interestingly there is this article recently about Heineken starting to push their 0% beer in Asia: https://cnalifestyle.channelnewsasia....
by MikeJones
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 42
Views: 7795

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

I use transferwise as well to send money to Thailand, seems to work pretty well so far and has better exchange rates and lower fees than doing it direct from my bank. I've looked at their borderless account but don't have a need for it at the moment, as PNGMK says could come in handy if I ever need ...
by MikeJones
Sat, 09 Mar 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Best way for Thai female to pay regular visits to Norwegian bf working in Singapore
Replies: 13
Views: 3516

Re: Best way for Thai female to pay regular visits to Norwegian bf working in Singapore

I can't say anything more about e-Xtend as I had nothing to do with it. My gf has a Thai friend who is PR in Singapore (married to a SC with a couple of kids) and she did this for her. AFAIK the SC or PR fills in an online form and gets notified the next day whether the extension is granted or not. ...
by MikeJones
Thu, 07 Mar 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Best way for Thai female to pay regular visits to Norwegian bf working in Singapore
Replies: 13
Views: 3516

Re: Best way for Thai female to pay regular visits to Norwegian bf working in Singapore

My wife is Thai and before we were married she did visit me a number of times in Singapore. She is a fair bit older than in your case but otherwise similar and while she never got banned or deported she did get taken and questioned a couple of times. For your specific questions: 1. 4 weeks in 5 week...
by MikeJones
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Help.. what happens to the sum of $$ in the joint acct which is in five digits when 3rd joint holder party died?
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

Re: Help.. what happens to the sum of $$ in the joint acct which is in five digits when 3rd joint holder party died?

Because the account may be considered part of the deceased's estate therefore he can't just close the account and wander off with the cash. The public trustee deals with estates hence the bank referring to them.

Mike
by MikeJones
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: House renting with a power of attorney
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: House renting with a power of attorney

Googling here https://singaporelegaladvice.com/law-ar ... o-get-one/ it seems that HDB POAs are filed with the courts in Singapore. Not really sure that this makes it a court document or why that would prevent you from having a photo for your records.

Mike
by MikeJones
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Residential Address requirement for new EP holder
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: Residential Address requirement for new EP holder

It was a while ago but from memory I was told by my company HR to use the hotel address.

Mike
by MikeJones
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Residential Address requirement for new EP holder
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: Residential Address requirement for new EP holder

Yes it can. I was in a hotel for the first month when I was here and used that address for the pass issuance and also to set up a local bank account. Once you've found a permanent address you can change your address for the EP online.

Mike
by MikeJones
Wed, 28 Nov 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Chewing gum for medicinal purposes - where to get?
Replies: 11
Views: 3080

Re: Chewing gum for medicinal purposes - where to get?

Last time I went to JB with a mate he bought a box of chewing gum and tried to carry it through customs in a 7/11 plastic bag. Customs said sorry you can't take la, and confiscated it. I'm sure if he'd put it in his backpack he would not have had a problem.

Mike

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