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by tiktok
Tue, 26 Jul 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Planning my move to Singapore
Replies: 100
Views: 4543

Re: Planning my move to Singapore

It was a 10 year old Avante with a 5 year COE, I paid 25k cash for it. Very foolish in hindsight, I should have got a 10 year COE (which can always be refunded). Now a perfectly good car will be scrapped next year, what a stupid rule. I bought a second car 4 years ago and it works out to 5k a year (...
by tiktok
Sun, 24 Jul 2022 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Planning my move to Singapore
Replies: 100
Views: 4543

Re: Planning my move to Singapore

We own cars for number of years already and typically organize it this way that we chose a car not older than 7y, upfront payment 15-25k (PARF from the previous car goes here) and monthly installment between 650-850. Currently we are with a Honda Shuttle, installment ~770, Rd Tax ~700, insurance ~8...
by tiktok
Sun, 24 Jul 2022 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Planning my move to Singapore
Replies: 100
Views: 4543

Re: Planning my move to Singapore

I bought a second car 4 years ago and it works out to 5k a year (running costs excluded). But given the rise in COE prices, the same thing would be 8-9k now.
by tiktok
Fri, 08 Jul 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Good vet in Singapore??
Replies: 10
Views: 26748

Re:

I highly recommend Companion Animal Surgery (Dr Miles McNickle from NZ). They at 10 Boon Teck Road (on the corner of Balesteir (near Novena), phone 6255 7950. They also have a branch around Vivo City, and we used to see Steve (from Scotland). He was fabulous too. I recommend this too: they are grea...
by tiktok
Wed, 13 Apr 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: buying a van - a how-to / an experience
Replies: 10
Views: 2329

Re: buying a van - a how-to / an experience

Very interesting @taxico. In my case I bought a 10 year old car with 5 year COE for 25k. Works out to about 420/month. Is that a better deal or what am I missing?
by tiktok
Mon, 11 Apr 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mass exodus
Replies: 35
Views: 5892

Re: Mass exodus

Reasons to dislike Singapore: - Soft dictatorship - Nepotism, greed and cronyism in the government - Nanny state, surveillance, excessive rules - Too hot, no seasons - Expensive alcohol and tobacco - Expensive cars - Expensive real estate, or simply forbidden from buying - Crap natural environment, ...
by tiktok
Tue, 01 Feb 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Spending majority of year in Sing as a Retired Tourist?
Replies: 57
Views: 7766

Re: Spending majority of year in Sing as a Retired Tourist?

Of course nothing stops anyone from being a success. It's just much, much easier if you have the right circumstances.

If you kidnap someone from their country, enslave them and treat them like garbage for a few generations, those are not ideal circumstances.
by tiktok
Mon, 31 Jan 2022 8:57 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Spending majority of year in Sing as a Retired Tourist?
Replies: 57
Views: 7766

Re: Spending majority of year in Sing as a Retired Tourist?

I wish your husband could have grown up in my neck of the woods, where underprivileged whites were the norm, trailer trash, stoners, hillbillies, with a smattering of inbreds too. Heck, people of color were often better off and felt sorry for all the poor white who just can’t catch a break. From my...
by tiktok
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Best Headphones?
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Re: Best Headphones?

That's 3 pairs over 6 years, heavily used and taken everywhere, so they last ok. I've tried Airpods and Beats and they sound like shite IMHO. But it's a personal thing. A lot of people will convince themselves that a $500 pair of headphones sounds amazing just because they were expensive.
by tiktok
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 11:06 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Best Headphones?
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Re: Best Headphones?

Check out head-fi for endless debate on this topic. For best quality IMHO you need over ear open type. But if isolation is a concern you will need to compromise, and if you want wireless will need to compromise more. I’m not really an “audiophile” so terms like open don’t really mean much to me. I’...
by tiktok
Sat, 29 Jan 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Best Headphones?
Replies: 16
Views: 2870

Re: Best Headphones?

Check out head-fi for endless debate on this topic. For best quality IMHO you need over ear open type. But if isolation is a concern you will need to compromise, and if you want wireless will need to compromise more.
by tiktok
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Are we seeing less cinemas in the future?
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Re: Are we seeing less cinemas in the future?

Not to mention the comforting glow from the phones of people around you, and the harmonious blending of ring tones and notification sounds with the movie soundtrack.
by tiktok
Fri, 21 Jan 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: OCBC Saga
Replies: 19
Views: 2817

Re: OCBC Saga

Luckily I know what MAS and PDF is, but sorry no clue what TRM stands for.

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