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by mikew
Mon, 10 Jun 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Forward head posture
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Re: Forward head posture

I fully appreciate this is a habit and fitness issue. Interesting that running helps your neck and back PNGMK, I had never heard of running helping with posture.

Anyway I found someone to help with short term treatment. Thanks everyone
by mikew
Fri, 24 May 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Transferring funds from UK to SG bank accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 6710

Re: Transferring funds from UK to SG bank accounts

Wow I didn't realise how old this was. Just saw the conversation at the top of the list and and wanted to steer him/anyone away from being ripped off by the banks
by mikew
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Formula 1
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: Formula 1

A bit off topic, but I'm in Andorra at the moment and caught the Spanish F1 earlier this month (down the road in Barcelona). Great track! Can't wait for Singapore.
by mikew
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Transferring funds from UK to SG bank accounts
Replies: 7
Views: 6710

Re: Transferring funds from UK to SG bank accounts

Neil, seriously consider using a service like Transferwise or one of the many internet Forex brokers. You'll get a FAR better rate than any of the banks will give you. OR, bring cash up to your limit (not sure if UK has a limit on leaving, SG has it on bringing it in), then change it at the money ch...
by mikew
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Securing success and happiness for our children
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Securing success and happiness for our children

Home Schooling. It's becoming bigger and bigger here in recent years (still small though). There are some threads on this board. Try our search function here. Yes, I understand. It's something we have looked at but it's a huge responsibility. Maybe I'm being an insecure parent here but I don't know...
by mikew
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Forward head posture
Replies: 7
Views: 2965

Forward head posture

I have a confession... I have neglected my posture over the last decade or so and that's really coming back to bite me now. Basically I've spent my life looking down at my phone and tablet and now I'm getting bad neck pain and some serious headaches. I have been to 4 physios now, given them all a ch...
by mikew
Tue, 21 May 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Securing success and happiness for our children
Replies: 6
Views: 2196

Re: Securing success and happiness for our children

Strong Eagle wrote:Children 5 to 11 should not have any kind of mobile device at all!
100%. How do we stop schools from trying to incorporate them in anything/everything?
by mikew
Tue, 21 May 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?
Replies: 28
Views: 6502

Re: Working Remotely from Singapore as a Tax Resident - which pass/structure?

Hi ParanoidAndroid, how did you go with the US LLC? Are you proceeding? I was looking into the same and have since been told to consider a company in Malta. On face value they are the most complicated looking structures around (!) but I'm assured the end result is a very low tax rate and thanks to t...
by mikew
Tue, 21 May 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Best place for Vitamins & Supplments
Replies: 7
Views: 7893

Re: Best place for Vitamins & Supplments

Mickey_Sg wrote:There's a local online store called Vitadeals. They have all the hard-to-find stuff, like ashwagandha extracts, 5 HTP and so on. Prices are pretty reasonable and delivery is fast. You can also buy from their warehouse in Pasir Ris.
Thanks Mickey_Sg I didn't know about them. I'll check them out!
by mikew
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Best place for Vitamins & Supplments
Replies: 7
Views: 7893

Re: Best place for Vitamins & Supplments

I end up buying most of mine online. If you're particular about what you want the range in SG is just too limited.
by mikew
Thu, 28 Feb 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: [FAQ] Relocating? What to Bring To Singapore
Replies: 18
Views: 38773

Re: [FAQ] Relocating? What to Bring To Singapore

For me it's more about the stuff I simply cannot get in Singapore. For instance, I get a lot of my fitness supplements from the UK. Some don't ship internationally so instead I bring a suitcase when visiting London. Vegemite and rum from Australia, I like the toothpaste from Canada, the deodorant I ...
by mikew
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Average salaries in Singapore
Replies: 603
Views: 1240050

Re: Average salaries in Singapore

Wow ok, so SG salaries aren't what they used to be!
by mikew
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: British Club Singapore - Membership
Replies: 14
Views: 4614

Re: British Club Singapore - Membership

Thanks PNGMK, I've also been looking into co-working spaces as a good way to meet new people.
by mikew
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: British Club Singapore - Membership
Replies: 14
Views: 4614

Re: British Club Singapore - Membership

There are a lot of clubs. IF you're American the American club makes some sense as it has discounted membership for Americans and offers some useful facilities down town but it's also crowded and expensive for F&B. Tanglin and the like are useful for networking and hosting functions if you're into ...
by mikew
Tue, 08 Jan 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: British Club Singapore - Membership
Replies: 14
Views: 4614

Re: British Club Singapore - Membership

PNGMK wrote:It's actually a liability OP is trying to sell you. Basically an expensive time share. Robert Kiyosaki (although he is a goddamn sociopath) would strongly disapprove.
Warnings heeded everyone! :shock:

Thanks for the heads up, and for the detailed run down Strong Eagle!

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