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by smoulder
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: SC Approved
Replies: 20
Views: 1895

Re: SC Approved

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:59 pm
vig.srinivasan93, I think I caught your 'spirit' correctly with your using the term 'lucky' when his data set says otherwise.
Looks like you've been catching his "spirit" for a few months now. I had some free time and read the old posts just for laughs :D
by smoulder
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do you miss flying?
Replies: 49
Views: 4429

Re: Do you miss flying?

It's approximately a year since I got on a flight, a short return trip to visit my in-laws who are in Seremban which is a short drive from KLIA. I do miss flying, not the actual flight itself for the reasons stated by others, but the Changi airport experience and generally some of the other good air...
by smoulder
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Time between IPA to Travel Approval (EP GRANT)
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Time between IPA to Travel Approval (EP GRANT)

Sorry, not sure what's the exact situation at this point. Are there no flights at the moment? I don't think immigration approval has stopped.
by smoulder
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Time between IPA to Travel Approval (EP GRANT)
Replies: 4
Views: 573

Re: Time between IPA to Travel Approval (EP GRANT)

The IPA is valid for 3 months off the top of my head (maybe someone else will confirm this piece). It allows you to enter Singapore - what you will show the immigration officer at changi Airport. From your entry into Singapore, you have 30 days to apply for an employment pass (the physical card vali...
by smoulder
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Need to queue to get into Orchard Road malls?
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: Need to queue to get into Orchard Road malls?

Anyone at ION, Ngee Ann City or Wisma? Is there a long queue to get in? If you are asking about right now, no idea. If it's a general question, then I'd say it's quite possible. I've had to queue up a few times in the neighborhood malls, so I'd say it's possible anywhere. I believe they are suppose...
by smoulder
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 10:24 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Converting abroad monthly salary in previous job details (PR application)
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Converting abroad monthly salary in previous job details (PR application)

I don't think it matters that much to be extremely accurate. Obviously, you can't double your salary, but at least quite near is good enough. Approximation is what I did based on what I know was the rough exchange rate back then.
by smoulder
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you are here for money, when will you stop?
Replies: 42
Views: 3190

Re: If you are here for money, when will you stop?

Canada welcomes you. So long as you are fine with the tax. 400k PRs to be dished annually, till 2023. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-30/trudeau-ratchets-up-immigration-targets-to-boost-recovery I like Canada but it's awfully cold and really expensive in the cities where the work is...
by smoulder
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you are here for money, when will you stop?
Replies: 42
Views: 3190

Re: If you are here for money, when will you stop?

If I were in your position, I'd probably just make the move back to India. But only if I had a good idea of how I'd spend my time and avoid losing my mental sharpness. As it stands, I wish that by 50 I'm in a similar situation as you, where I "can" retire (in my case hopefully in Singapore) because...
by smoulder
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: If you are here for money, when will you stop?
Replies: 42
Views: 3190

Re: If you are here for money, when will you stop?

If I were in your position, I'd probably just make the move back to India. But only if I had a good idea of how I'd spend my time and avoid losing my mental sharpness. As it stands, I wish that by 50 I'm in a similar situation as you, where I "can" retire (in my case hopefully in Singapore) because ...
by smoulder
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 4th PR application
Replies: 23
Views: 3529

Re: 4th PR application

I have friends who are in this group that you are referring to. I might include myself as well. The options exist but I would not describe it as a safety net. What you have (reading your other posts) in terms of being in a position to move back to India with a big chunk of savings is a safety net. ...
by smoulder
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:05 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 4th PR application
Replies: 23
Views: 3529

Re: 4th PR application

Actually I don't think that will happen. MOM is pulling a slick one that is going to bite a lot of them in the arse. MOM is giving out PEPs left & right, unlike the old days where is was a rarity to see someone posting successfully obtaining the PEP. Back then it was for 5 years but also key was th...
by smoulder
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR rejected 2nd time, Indian
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: PR rejected 2nd time, Indian

My Indian colleague in office has suddenly started volunteering at a Local CC. He already finished some 300hrs of volunteering. I know some other Indians in my circle who also did volunteering and got their PR recently. I wonder can't ICA see that these people are gaming the system? Or they know th...
by smoulder
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:54 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR rejected 2nd time, Indian
Replies: 18
Views: 1725

Re: PR rejected 2nd time, Indian

Aside from salary and the obvious difficulties due to ethnic quotas, I wonder if your husband not invoking his PR invitation back in the day will forever come back to haunt you. The government will probably view it as a lack of interest/rejection of PR. And they are known to have a long memory.
by smoulder
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval chance in 2020
Replies: 1291
Views: 204141

Re: PR approval chance in 2020

What’s wrong with IT sales? Sales is not in demand in the job market in my view. There are enough of local residents who are in the sales domain. Fair point. Though IT sales is rather broad . A solution architect is technically under the sales domain too (albeit presales, but it requires a special ...
by smoulder
Mon, 04 Jan 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR approval chance in 2020
Replies: 1291
Views: 204141

Re: PR approval chance in 2020

Twice a year to avoid 6 months absence, plus a reentry permit if doing it repeatedly... not sure if it’s worth it unless they are running the clock for citizenship. I know a high income Indian couple who both got US citizenship and it surprises me how determined they are to keep it, even though the...

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