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by aki01
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Should I wait to move to Singapore?
Replies: 10
Views: 1338

Re: Should I wait to move to Singapore?

go for it. but as advised above, dont sign a lease to an apartment, rent a room until you get familiar with singapore and know where you want to live.
by aki01
Thu, 16 Jul 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Should I wait to move to Singapore?
Replies: 10
Views: 1338

Re: Should I wait to move to Singapore?

a lot people are also moving home voluntarily, not just because of retrenchments, due to the restrictions that have been put in place. One of the benefits of living in Singapore is the ability to cheaply visit other countries throughout Asia - now, this isnt possible and most likely won't be until n...
by aki01
Tue, 26 May 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Any reliable and honest Maid agency
Replies: 4
Views: 1173

Re: Any reliable and honest Maid agency

I met and spoke with a number of agencies before finding one I felt I could work with. (White Glove). If you've been in singapore a while you will see plenty of expats that are leaving recommending their helpers and that is another route you can use.
by aki01
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Giving back, my PR approval journey
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: Giving back, my PR approval journey

Ferdinand - did you have a son by any chance ?
by aki01
Mon, 01 Oct 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Android TV Box
Replies: 5
Views: 3874

Android TV Box

hi Has anyone any recommendations on: Android TV Box for US, UK Channels incl EPL Did you have to pay a annual subscription fee for the premium channels there are a lot of boxes out there to choose from and a lot of shops down at Sim Lin Sq selling them as well as online vendors so it would be good ...
by aki01
Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: US$ Bank Account
Replies: 11
Views: 1865

Re: US$ Bank Account

Assuming you just want to park your money somwehere and possibly invest it then : Internaxx (formerly TD DIrect International), based in Luxembourg. There are a few forms you need to send them. Process is very straightforward. You will get a multi-currency account, I believe approx 8 different curre...
by aki01
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Job searching while still in Canada. Thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: Job searching while still in Canada. Thoughts?

here is my advice, based on experience and observations in the tech space the past couple of years: 1. have a singapore address and phone number as your contact details so it appears you are in singapore 2. identify all major tech companies that are in singapore (SAP, SFDC, Cisco, Facebook, Linkedin...
by aki01
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Job searching while still in Canada. Thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: Job searching while still in Canada. Thoughts?

let me narrow it down - when you say family are you talking about wife, husband, son or daughter that is in singapore now ?
by aki01
Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Job searching while still in Canada. Thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 2993

Re: Job searching while still in Canada. Thoughts?

when you say you are planning to move here because of family - do you already have a dependants pass or are you planning to get one ?
by aki01
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Recommendations for Property Agents
Replies: 12
Views: 3909

Re: Recommendations for Property Agents

agents are a waste of time and money. you dont need one. Rent a serviced apt when you come and spend the first few weeks familiarising yourself with singapore until you find a neighbourhood or location your like. then, decide on the type of place you want (e.g. apartment, condo, 2 bedroom, patio etc...
by aki01
Mon, 01 May 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Full medical checkup
Replies: 3
Views: 2846

Re: Full medical checkup

I did one at Raffles Hospital before - you can view their "executive health screen" packages on their website. I went recently though to Prince Court in KL as I travel there a lot. It's cheaper and you get significantly better service i.m.o.
by aki01
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Please advice in terms of cost of living
Replies: 9
Views: 2511

Re: Please advice in terms of cost of living

out of curiousity, what role is your wife taking on and what type of industry is her company in ?
by aki01
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Please advice in terms of cost of living
Replies: 9
Views: 2511

Re: Please advice in terms of cost of living

Regarding the healthcare - is your company going to cover all your family's insurance bills ? Or are they just going to pay for a healthcare plan, which may or may not cover a percentage of certain medical procedures. The reason I ask is that even though I am on a global healthcare plan, it doesnt c...
by aki01
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?
Replies: 25
Views: 6600

Re: Entering Singapore and applying for EP on different passports, possible?

There isnt an issue with your intial question - you can use either passport for your EP. However, the application form will ask if you've ever come in and out of Singapore on different passports - so bear that in mind. the question is obviously there for a reason. I carry 2 passports, and have start...
by aki01
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Retirement planning
Replies: 4
Views: 7262

Re: Retirement planning

get a copy of Andrew Hallams second book - "the global expatriates guide to investing". This will give you a good foundation to make any decisions. It was a huge eye-opener for me.

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