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by Myasis Dragon
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Perfect internet provider ?
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Perfect internet provider ?

I have heard but have never confirmed, that all fiber coming into Singapore passes through government owned switches before data goes anywhere, and if this were actually the case, you might have a routing bottleneck at the government switches. Since they block certain sites like porn (I've been tol...
by Myasis Dragon
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Perfect internet provider ?
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Perfect internet provider ?

I looked up a little bit about Singtel. It's a much larger company that I thought. In addition to its 4.1 million customer base in Singapore, Singtel has another 640 million customers throughout the Asia Pacific region. "Singtel owns shares in many operators of other countries, including full owners...
by Myasis Dragon
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Perfect internet provider ?
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Perfect internet provider ?

From reading the forum, it seems like, as recently as a year or so ago, the big telecommunications companies throttled their fiber connections for international downloads at 15Mbps. Now that it appears that has changed, who appears to be the best ISP? My prior experience with large, established tel...
by Myasis Dragon
Tue, 19 Oct 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Perfect internet provider ?
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Perfect internet provider ?

From reading the forum, it seems like, as recently as a year or so ago, the big telecommunications companies throttled their fiber connections for international downloads at 15Mbps. Now that it appears that has changed, who appears to be the best ISP? My prior experience with large, established tel...
by Myasis Dragon
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 2:11 am
Forum: Sports & Recreational Partners & Team
Topic: Looking for golf partners
Replies: 17
Views: 9180

Re: Looking for golf partners

I'm no longer in Singapore but I can tell you that there are very few public course in Singapore, especially ones that you can afford. Most all of them require a golf handicap card or evaluation before they will let you play. Non members can play at Sentosa but for $370 for a round. Marina Bay is a ...
by Myasis Dragon
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Step down converter suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Step down converter suggestions

Yes, you need a step down transformer that is at least 1380 watts. In actuality, you'll want a reserve built in, so at least 1500 watts, preferably closer to 1800 watts. Stay away from cheap Chinese crap. Seriously. Crappy transformers, wiring that's not heavy enough, improperly insulated. You need ...
by Myasis Dragon
Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: HR timeline
Replies: 15
Views: 1241

Re: HR timeline

As expected, it was bad news. Checked in with HR yesterday, they informed they could not meet my terms (as in counter offer) but they did not reply last week when I asked. Asked if the old offer is still on the table but they said they rescinded it and they are now interviewing new people. Hm…. Wha...
by Myasis Dragon
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Working freelance in Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Working freelance in Singapore

The relevant part the the Singapore Income Tax act seems to be: Employment exercised in Singapore (4) The gains or profits from any employment exercised in Singapore shall be deemed to be derived from Singapore whether the gains or profits from such employment are received in Singapore or not. This...
by Myasis Dragon
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 5:17 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Working freelance in Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Working freelance in Singapore

One more thing, and in a separate post to avoid confusing the foreign income thread, income tax evasion is not limited to Singapore expats... DP, EP, LTVP, PR... it's also something that Singapore citizens do. Every self employed person in Singapore has the potential to be a tax evader. Keep foreign...
by Myasis Dragon
Mon, 11 Oct 2021 4:03 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Working freelance in Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Working freelance in Singapore

Maybe you're "I not troll/wacko/spammer" (although your posts suggest that is exactly what you are) but you are for sure a fool. Worse, instead of simply admitting that you have misinformation, you continue to insist that your position is correct. You continue to mislead people. I ran a company in S...
by Myasis Dragon
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone been vaccinated with Sinopharm ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2223

Re: Has anyone been vaccinated with Sinopharm ?

@BBCDoc... thanks for bringing up the probability of thrombotic events with Covid. I fibbed to get my third Moderna booster... mainly because I have both breathing issues and Factor V Leiden, which has already caused me a DVT and PE... I don't need any more of that.
by Myasis Dragon
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Financial Investment
Topic: American EP holders, how do you invest?
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: American EP holders, how do you invest?

^^^^^^^^^
Yeh... I found that out about my Roth IRA's... but my accountant said, "We made the error, if the IRS comes back with penalties, we will pay them. But, after I reversed everything out on an amended return, I never heard another word.
by Myasis Dragon
Sun, 10 Oct 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Working freelance in Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Working freelance in Singapore

I certainly don't want to spread misinformation, but I have heard the opposite from several trustworthy real life people with regards to taxes. This includes a lawyer, and someone who was told this in a phone call with IRAS and recorded the conversation. I would love to find a definitive answer on ...
by Myasis Dragon
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Working freelance in Singapore
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Working freelance in Singapore

AFAIK you don't need to set up any company or sole proprietorship, you don't need to file tax returns or pay tax, and you don't even need to tell the government. See https://anza.org.sg/2018/04/26/the-set-up/ You really shouldn't be spreading misinformation like this. It's simply false. It is true ...
by Myasis Dragon
Tue, 05 Oct 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Financial Investment
Topic: American EP holders, how do you invest?
Replies: 12
Views: 923

Re: American EP holders, how do you invest?

^^^^^^
With a wife of now 43+ years, an NRA account was a non-starter! :mrgreen:

I did learn the hard way that the earned income exclusion doesn't apply to joint incomes. :x

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