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by Wong_Jnr
Wed, 03 Mar 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Dependent pass or employment pass
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Dependent pass or employment pass

Well looks like the LOC avenue is being closed soon so it's work permits only!

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... y-14321444
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Icon residence, one Shenton, the Clift , the sail which is better ?
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Re: Icon residence, one Shenton, the Clift , the sail which is better ?

All are fine, but Icon and Sail for instance have no balconies. Sail and 1 Shenton aren't the closest to grocery shopping unless you want to overpay for Jasons or Coldstorage but then again they're not exactly on your doorstep for 1 Shenton. Of the four you have selected I would go for Clift or 1 Sh...
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Dependent pass or employment pass
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Dependent pass or employment pass

Will working under dependent visa better for me in terms of tax and insurance benefits? Only you and you alone know your tax situation so you'll need to make the decision. You don't even mention which country you're coming from which is a key factor here... You also have the third option to continu...
by Wong_Jnr
Tue, 22 Dec 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: SCB Relocation Package?
Replies: 4
Views: 3447

Re: SCB Relocation Package?

SCB, good luck. They've just made massive cut-backs in their expat numbers in senior roles throughout the bank. They only offer local contracts and have been doing so for probably 10 years. ...and SCB you should consider a different company. It's one of the worst places to work and has a very poor r...
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 23 Nov 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: !! Working for overseas company as DP in SG!
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: !! Working for overseas company as DP in SG!

First, the company must have no legal presence in Singapore, otherwise you would need a work permit to work for that legal presence in Singapore. And second, the company must not offer goods or services in Singapore, otherwise, it would be required to form a legal entity, then obtain a work permit ...
by Wong_Jnr
Mon, 29 Jun 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Furniture and appliances
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Furniture and appliances

Appliances like white goods I would not as condo's usually come with them already. Furniture on the other hand really depends on what you have already, the quality and if you like and want to keep them. As with most places in the world you can get a range from very cheap to very expensive. You need ...
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: 8
Views: 1475

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: 658

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: 1419

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: 2776

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: 632

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: 1323

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: 1621

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: 3589

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: 1563

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...

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