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by BigginHill
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Do you miss flying?
Replies: 41
Views: 2877

Re: Do you miss flying?

I think the vaccine rollout will take time. I don't see us flying until the end of this year. That is quite a thing to not catch a flight and be stuck on a 700sqkm island for 2 years! Tell me about it. One of the best things about living in SG has always been the ease of leaving it. For some odd re...
by BigginHill
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Australia has this bridge visa while you wait for PR
Replies: 10
Views: 1482

Re: Australia has this bridge visa while you wait for PR

Also worth noting - overseas cap gains aren't taxed in Australia when residing on a BIIP/investor stream provisional visa.

BIIP is 4 year visa. PR can follow after this.

SG is great for business, but it's not great for residency, generally speaking.
by BigginHill
Mon, 07 Dec 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How do you like it here?
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: How do you like it here?

This is like a habit for many local companies and not only companies. I don't think they even see it. No transparency, no need for truthful information. In the above case there was probably a legitimate reason but many times it's just pure incompetence what makes it even worse. With this sort of ob...
by BigginHill
Sat, 05 Dec 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: PAP vs WP. WP now hold 10 seats.
Replies: 56
Views: 8292

Re: PAP vs WP. WP now hold 10 seats.

I can't believe how small a margin (53.41%) saved the next PM designate from getting kicked out of parliament (& government)... HSK slowly being sidelined for PM post... "It raises questions over whether Mr Heng will succeed Mr Lee “in the fullness of time” https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sing...
by BigginHill
Wed, 02 Dec 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How long do you think COVID19 will last
Replies: 72
Views: 13197

Re: How long do you think COVID19 will last

Pfizer/BioNTtech CV-19 vaccine approved for use.

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/euro ... ne-for-use

US & EU approvals are almost guaranteed to follow later this month.
by BigginHill
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax residency and working remotely, away from Singapore
Replies: 31
Views: 5053

Re: Tax residency and working remotely, away from Singapore

The global managers that I spoke of are not likely to see a great deal of difference, whether their income is taxed at the progressive 0-22% resident rates or the flat 15% non-resident rate in Singapore - in fact, the latter may even yield some tax savings. Ah. No potential non-resident savings on ...
by BigginHill
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: The last Covid19 cluster has closed
Replies: 8
Views: 1052

Re: The last Covid19 cluster has closed

Certainly looking forward to normalcy soon... Real normalcy in Singapore is years off. Lawrence Wong says as much in this clip... nn2v6tN7_Qs Our current stifling restrictions will remain for a long time. He even seems to suggest restrictions could stay indefinitely. I can't help but feel, this con...
by BigginHill
Fri, 20 Nov 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: Shake Shack
Replies: 13
Views: 1920

Re: Shake Shack

Can't believe I didn't know there's a Fatburger outlet in singers... - and there's actually 4!! Lunch's settled then. Shake Shack's pretty decent, but nothing more. Some of the local upscale restaurants serve the best burgers here. (Basque, Masa,...) Edited - Had to Google it: Looks like we even had...
by BigginHill
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Tax residency and working remotely, away from Singapore
Replies: 31
Views: 5053

Re: Tax residency and working remotely, away from Singapore

From a previous discussion on the forum, I actually believe an EP confers SG tax residency by definition (as far as SG is concerned), whether you're here or not. So that's different from being PR or SC. You do require an actual SG residence to retain an EP, of course. If you're spending less than 18...
by BigginHill
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How long do you think COVID19 will last
Replies: 72
Views: 13197

Re: How long do you think COVID19 will last

Can't say I haven't had the same thought...
by BigginHill
Thu, 19 Nov 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How long do you think COVID19 will last
Replies: 72
Views: 13197

Re: How long do you think COVID19 will last

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/politics/pm-lee-urges-businesses-to-take-care-of-their-workers-even-as-they-adapt-to-new "PM Lee also does not foresee international travel returning to normal next year: "Maybe in two years' time, it would be possible to extend in a bigger way. But that is do...
by BigginHill
Thu, 12 Nov 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: SIA air tickets to Hong Kong on economy class hit $1,000
Replies: 2
Views: 679

Re: SIA air tickets to Hong Kong on economy class hit $1,000

3 tests - 1) pre-dep in SG, 2) on arrival in HKG (wait in terminal 2-3 hrs for test result) & 3) pre-dep in HK.

No test required on arrival back in SG.

https://safetravel.ica.gov.sg/files/SHN ... ummary.pdf
by BigginHill
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How long do you think COVID19 will last
Replies: 72
Views: 13197

Re: How long do you think COVID19 will last

But doesn't look like they're keen on any change. https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/clubbing-under-nightlife-pilot-programme-will-only-be-open-to-100-people-per-establishment " Along with wearing masks on the dance floor , customers will have to stay 2m apart from other groups, indicated by fl...
by BigginHill
Mon, 09 Nov 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How long do you think COVID19 will last
Replies: 72
Views: 13197

Re: How long do you think COVID19 will last

I think they're not keen to remove masks any time soon, the main reason being is that once borders open up significantly, cases will be sure to rise, meaning unless we're wearing our masks, transmissions will rise commensurately. The government is reluctant to remove mask usage for one reason only:...
by BigginHill
Sun, 08 Nov 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How long do you think COVID19 will last
Replies: 72
Views: 13197

Re: How long do you think COVID19 will last

The strategy is to maintain most safety management restrictions as a buffer towards relaxed (mostly unilateral) border restrictions. (read: Outdoor masks probably stays for another year) Hmm, this particular trade-off doesn't appear to pan out well. Even with an open border from select countries, i...

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