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by RimBlock
Tue, 10 Sep 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: British Driving License conversion.
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: British Driving License conversion.

Thanks for the response.

I will give them a call.
by RimBlock
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Where to buy standing rib roast?
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Where to buy standing rib roast?

There is one in Changi City Point which look fairly good.

There is also 'The Meat Club' where you can put in regular orders for delivery.

I have not tried any of these but came across them when looking at improving my diet a little while ago.
by RimBlock
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:03 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).

Yeah, seems strange. If you are paying then you should get the rebate. Seems Singapore just drops a wall if it goes against what they believe should be the way. Was chatting to my wife about cigarettes and vaping and how vaping was outright banned in SG even though, if properly regulated it could be...
by RimBlock
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Singapore to the US.
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: Singapore to the US.

Great, will do.

Thanks for the info everyone.
by RimBlock
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Singapore to the US.
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: Singapore to the US.

Would anyone know if a Transferwise account would qualify for credit score (I suspect not) ?. Had a look at the AMEX cards and nothing jumps out as being particularly good compared to other offerings in SG (don't see ourselves using SGAirways too much). Don't live central so the dining etc percs are...
by RimBlock
Thu, 29 Aug 2019 10:56 am
Forum: National Service
Topic: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).

Nope it is an amount credited to you in your IRAS tax portal. Amount is outlined here . The IRAS automatically deduct any remaining on that tax year and the balance remains until the next assessment. It can also be back dated as we found out 3 years ago and got all our subsequent tax repaid to us. W...
by RimBlock
Tue, 27 Aug 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).

They seem to have been suitably indoctrinated by the Singapore public education system... :( Their brother is finishing up his NS next year so they have seen someone else going through it (all be it with a cushy time) and their cousins, who they are pretty close to, will also be doing it around the ...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: British Driving License conversion.
Replies: 3
Views: 860

British Driving License conversion.

Hi All, Anyone had any issues converting an old UK paper (not photo) driving license to a SG license ?. When I first looked in to it the website specified photo licenses could be converted. Having just looked again recently, the photo requirement for the foreign license seems to have disappeared. Li...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Singapore to the US.
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Singapore to the US.

Whilst this is around the other way, there is clearly a wealth of knowledge here which I hope people would be willing to share. As some may know from my National Service thread, I am looking to relocate with my Singaporean family to the US for 5-6 years (I am British but the rest of the family inc t...
by RimBlock
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).

Thanks SMS. Just a quick update, Looks like if the move goes ahead (not certain yet) then we will probably relocate for 5-6 years and then move back to SG in time for my youngest boys medical and the following year my middle boy will kick off his national service. Hopefully this will mean only one b...
by RimBlock
Fri, 02 Aug 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).

Thanks to both of you for your informative replies. @SMS: Not sure how BD's work but dont you need to either up-front the amount and the bank holds it or have some other significant collateral they can take if you default ?. We would be selling up and taking everything apart from my wifes CPF. My so...
by RimBlock
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: NS Bond for kids (NS intended).
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

NS Bond for kids (NS intended).

Hi all, Like many here I have a full soap opera of my own but I will keep this thread to just a small section. I have 3 boys all Singaporean. My wife is Singaporean and I am a PR. The boys are 8, 11 and 20 with the oldest currently doing NS sitting in a warehouse most days home at 5:30 most nights a...
by RimBlock
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43610

So a Lock & Lock Pasta Box Food Container, Tall :D .
by RimBlock
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43610

So you would run a heat exchanger between the two loops then ?

Lots of cheap heat exchangers on ebay :) .

Of course the chiller is not cheap and, presumably, would generate its own heat as well.
by RimBlock
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: What is your setup like and why.
Replies: 109
Views: 43610

I have got a few items from Taobao through one of my customers who orders on there every now and then. The items were branded (XSPC etc) and seemed to be genuine. Koolance do a 4 fan copper core rad (30 fpi) for US$75.99. The only issue I would have with chillers would be having to watch the dew poi...

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