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by Wong_Jnr
Fri, 20 Mar 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Do you think there will be more fire sale?
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: Do you think there will be more fire sale?

Total the opposite, property price are likely to go up. In times of uncertainty money shifts to safer havens, e.g. gold, cash and in the cash of Singapore property. As a large chuck of the value of a property is in the land and not the building itself and as land goes at a premium, property is seen ...
by Wong_Jnr
Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to buy Hand Sanitizer
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Where to buy Hand Sanitizer

FairPrice Finest in 100AM had plenty on Sunday.
There was a "special on" think they're overstocked!
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 09 Mar 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Dilemma with providing salary information
Replies: 5
Views: 917

Re: Dilemma with providing salary information

The issue for me is I may have over exaggerated my salary when I was negotiating with my new employer and obviously they will see the application form. Will the Singapore Government verify my previous salary or...? You need to get past the hurdle of the new company first. You better hope that they'...
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 02 Mar 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Why is this not enough to live in Singapore?
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Why is this not enough to live in Singapore?

I've been told by so many people that I would be insane to move to Singapore with that Salary but I can't understand why. They're just jealous! That money is more than fine for a young singleton. Just come out here and enjoy :mrgreen: On your budgeting you've missed of utilities, such as water, ele...
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 31 Dec 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Police Check (from UK); VIETNAM employment
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: Police Check (from UK); VIETNAM employment

I've needed to produce UK police records in previous roles e.g government and also obtaining certain licencing.
Shouldn't be any issue unless you of course do have a police record...
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 30 Dec 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Finding a job

You say you're looking at this long term.... to put it bluntly it could take a long time. Best bet is to position yourselves as well as you can job wise in the UK to open those opportunities to get a transfer here. You say you husband works for a global bank, he should perhaps re position himself to...
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 23 Dec 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Should I give a heads up before enacting diplomatic clause?
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Should I give a heads up before enacting diplomatic clause?

Good luck trying to enact that based on your resignation.
I would spend efforts in trying to find somebody to take over the remainder of the lease.
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Trip to UK - what to bring back?
Replies: 8
Views: 3086

Re: Trip to UK - what to bring back?

pilgrim wrote:
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 6:49 am
a selection of M&S biscuits especially the redcurrant puffs :)
...but they sell them here too, albeit at around twice the price.

If you're talking about bringing items much cheaper than here I would say bring deodorant.
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 03 Dec 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hong Kong stocks plunged overnight
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Hong Kong stocks plunged overnight

Think its China First Capital Group? https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/china-first-capital-group-stock-plunges-76-half-hour-trading-2019-11-1028720988 You would expect it's more an exception to the rule, dumping a huge volume will do this to the price: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/a...
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Hong Kong stocks plunged overnight
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Hong Kong stocks plunged overnight

US-China trade war uncertainty, as simple as that.
Unpredictable as anything. Take your money to the casino instead :lol:
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Relocating to London
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Relocating to London

S$140k is around GBP70k take home. To take home that amount in the UK you're looking at a salary of around GBP100k. So around a 30% uplift in salary. Good luck, you'll need it. What field of work are you in? London is just as, if not more competitive than Singapore as there's a much larger talent po...
by Wong_Jnr
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Grab or Gojek?
Replies: 3
Views: 602

Re: Grab or Gojek?

I prefer Grab as it's usually cheaper especially at peak times. With Gojek it's a lottery to what type of car you'll get. It can be anything from a very nice Vellfire to a crappy 10 year old car which thinks it's in Fast n Furious. I've been in cars with those neon lights under the car I kid you not...
by Wong_Jnr
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Formula 1
Replies: 5
Views: 3094

Re: Formula 1

MarcPenaud wrote:
Thu, 10 Oct 2019 9:01 am
went to the GP very expensive and you don't see anything better to go on a rooftop with a drink I think
All a matter of opinion I guess... in comparison to Europe the GP in Singapore is cheap.
You want cheaper go to Hanoi next year :wink:
Now that IS cheap.
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Upcycling
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Upcycling

Upcycling is taking the goods and adding additional value to it, kind of renovation++. Recycling is just re-using either the whole thing or just parts
There's a program on BBC called "Money for Nothing" which does this.
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 08 Oct 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW)
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Greater Southern Waterfront (GSW)

Depends on what "laid back" vibe means to you. Tiong Barhu or Katong I would say are "laid back" but in a more urban cafe culture kinda way. I live downtown and would consider it very laid back during the weekends, but still have everything accessible by foot. I like the mixture of modern and tradit...

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