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by bgd
Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus in Singapore (COVID 19)
Replies: 29
Views: 3597

Re: Coronavirus in Singapore

Doesn't take long for the nutters or spammers to pop up.
by bgd
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Living on Sentosa
Replies: 14
Views: 2875

Re: Living on Sentosa

Sounds really inconvenient.. the shuttle bus took you to Vivocity? What kind of card does the bus accept? I thought ez link would be the payment mode. I think Sentosa still needs a lot of work to make it a lil more convenient for people to commute. Yes, Vivocity and I believe Harbour Front after th...
by bgd
Thu, 06 Feb 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Living on Sentosa
Replies: 14
Views: 2875

Re: Living on Sentosa

I visited Sentosa Cove for the first time last night. All very nice but looked like a white enclave and, expectedly, prices are high. Not a taxi or Grab to be found so it was the shuttle bus but it didn't except my ez-link or cash. Fortunately another passenger used her card to pay the $2 fee. Won't...
by bgd
Tue, 04 Feb 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Receiving telemarketing calls everyday
Replies: 14
Views: 4930

Re: Receiving telemarketing calls everyday

I've recently had both the Changi and the Singtel calls. Changi was Viber and I'd only won 50K but needed to act quickly. Singtel was actually to my work phone which then routes to my mobile. A problem with my router pinging Singtel servers apparently. Both glaringly amateur and I haven't had any re...
by bgd
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Coronavirus in Singapore (COVID 19)
Replies: 29
Views: 3597

Re: Wuhan virus in Singapore

Sg is going to use the Outward Bound Centre on Pulau Ubin as a quarantine facility.
by bgd
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Photo in Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Photo in Forum

We are all waiting for Abbby's photos now :D
by bgd
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: Pub with pool table
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Pub with pool table

The Tipsy Den at Chijmes has a pool table and is quite a pleasant bar for a drink.
by bgd
Mon, 13 Jan 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Movie in SG
Replies: 24
Views: 2302

Re: Movie in SG

Newbie here. Any recommended VPN service that is effective in terms of cost? Use Google because it seems to change quite frequently. There are plenty of sites that publish ratings of VPN services so that will give you a flavour. I've been using Torguard for a few years. It had what I needed when I ...
by bgd
Fri, 03 Jan 2020 11:28 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

Re: Give up Singapore Citizenship after receiving AIP

Personally I see that as a good call. The longer I spend here the less I want to be stuck here.
by bgd
Sun, 29 Dec 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Stay on EP or PEP?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Stay on EP or PEP?

A friend knew redundancy was coming so changed from EP to PEP which allowed him to stay in Sg and find another role. That's an example of a good use of PEP.
by bgd
Sat, 28 Dec 2019 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How to get rid of a barking dog (next door at a church)
Replies: 16
Views: 4969

Re: How to get rid of a barking dog (next door at a church)

And what happened to the dog?
by bgd
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: DBS Non Existant Fraud Controls
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: DBS Non Existant Fraud Controls

BGD - it sounds like another thing to manage which is hard for time pressed folks.... but ok thanks. I think I would use the Transferwise debit card instead (similar features). My thoughts when I was first told about it, however it comes with a convenient app which makes management a breeze. It qui...
by bgd
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: DBS Non Existant Fraud Controls
Replies: 13
Views: 1142

Re: DBS Non Existant Fraud Controls

Check out YouTrip. It's a Sg based card aimed at travelers which you top up via a phone app using CC or DC. In the OP's scenario loss is limited to the value on the card. All transactions appear instantly on an App so you see what you are spending when you spend it. Top up takes seconds so you can k...
by bgd
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Drivers Licence
Topic: Indian Licence Conversion - 2B+Class 3
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Re: Indian Licence Conversion - 2B+Class 3

You need to do the BTT before your licence can be converted. I would suggest that you confirm with LTA that you are able to convert your licence before enrolling for the test. If your licence can be converted you only need do the BTT, not practical tests. If it can't you have to go through the entir...
by bgd
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Public holiday for non office workers
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Public holiday for non office workers

You will only get one day. MOM states that the following Monday will be a holiday if your "rest" day is Sunday. So in your case, as you work on Sunday, Sunday should be your holiday. See the link below.

https://www.mom.gov.sg/employment-pract ... c-holidays

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