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by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Ethical ways to hire a helper
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Ethical ways to hire a helper

Additionally you will need to check if there is a overseeing government agency e.g., in the 'peens you have the POEA(?) which the domestic must go through (and pay) before anything can happen. I've not had a helper from the 'peens since 1985 when my youngest turned 1 year old. Every country is diffe...
by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Trying to Conceive & Pregnancy
Topic: How to conceive
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: How to conceive

Is she overweight?
by sundaymorningstaple
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Ethical ways to hire a helper
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Ethical ways to hire a helper

https://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewtopic.php?t=114804 While it is possible to directly hire a foreign domestic worker without incurring the middleman fees from engaging an agency in Singapore, it is not the easiest option. For instance, even in the case of a direct-hire for a Filipino domestic wo...
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Working for US company while Residing in Singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Working for US company while Residing in Singapore

Using the search function at the upper right of the page just above your nick, click the settings icon on the right (it will show 'Advanced search' on rollover). On the advanced search page enter ' work for offshore company Singapore ' in the Keyword search and Strong Eagle for the Search for author...
by sundaymorningstaple
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts
Replies: 46
Views: 8458

Re: Transferwise do cheap transfers but more important can provide US, UK and Aus bank accounts

Max, I concur with your comment. I haven't had the time to research the link with the poster. Highly probable it a throwaway email addy linked to another relatively new poster trying to flog apps on the FB page earlier.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: General advise on citizenship waiting time
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: General advise on citizenship waiting time

Extremely good terms with Singapore. Both counties have reciprocal 90 visa free entry as well. If you have SGC your odds are much better than all other Asian or S.E.Asian countries.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: PR application

I think their nationality is going to be a bigger hindrance than their length of stay, truth be known. But, yes, SF I agree, the length of stay is also too short.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Where to buy Joico products
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Where to buy Joico products

Looks to me like you are still in your native country.
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: PR application

Profile is good, but the sticking point is going to be your ethnicity/nationality. You fall under "others" and are competing with all others (e.g., not chinese, Indian or Malay) in the world trying as well. Additionally, it does seems harder for citizens from the Philippines, Vietnam & Myanmar to ge...
by sundaymorningstaple
Tue, 19 Nov 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Advise on SC Application
Replies: 11
Views: 544

Re: Advise on SC Application

Sounds like you are good to go. Just a waiting game now. Figure between 12 and 18 months (normal nowadays). You are probably a shoe-in at maybe 90% and while being married to an SGC would may add a bit, I feel you are already in good shape. Forget checking with ICA. The only answer you will get is '...
by sundaymorningstaple
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: General advise on citizenship waiting time
Replies: 18
Views: 1341

Re: General advise on citizenship waiting time

Eventually countries get wise to certain nationalities and their game playing. This makes it hard on their countrymen who follow later cause once a nationality gets tarred all suffer even if they don't have that intention.
by sundaymorningstaple
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: For New Startups, Hire Freelance or Full Timers?
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Re: For New Startups, Hire Freelance or Full Timers?

If he has deep enough pockets, a core of full-timers would probably be his best bet. Then adding additional free-lancers to make up any shortfall. Without a core of full-timers, you will be at the disadvantage when dealing with free-lancers without sufficient full-time staff to keep running the comp...
by sundaymorningstaple
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Singaporean Male - German Wife : PR Chances?
Replies: 24
Views: 3948

Re: Singaporean Male - German Wife : PR Chances?

Won't happen according to someone I know inside ICA (the officer who gave me PR over a quarter of a century ago) - who told me this around 5-8 years ago at a social function at SICC) But he also told me that remaining a PR here and retired on Family Ties was a no issue one. Fortunately, I have US SS...
by sundaymorningstaple
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Singaporean Male - German Wife : PR Chances?
Replies: 24
Views: 3948

Re: Singaporean Male - German Wife : PR Chances?

Honest answer (for you I'm not sure why)? I never planned to stay here. But due to an unfortunate chain of events, I lost my retirement home in the US last year so no longer have anything there at all and I made a vow to my wife before we got married that her parents would always be taken care of. T...

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