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by metroguy
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Money transfer from Australia to Singapore?
Replies: 11
Views: 7818

How much money would you be transferring?

I am moving from Singapore to Australia on 2nd March. I need to convert my SGD to AUD. If feasible, I am willing to take AUD and give you my SGD. This way, we both can save on exchange rates.

Please pm me.

Thanks.
by metroguy
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Text Books and Curriculum for local schools
Replies: 3
Views: 3627

We have bought entire set of Primary 1 books including Chinese Mother Tongue books. As we're leaving SG, they are not of much use anymore.

Please PM me if you're interested in taking a look.
by metroguy
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 9:17 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

boffenl wrote:Cantonment is a great school. I'm sure he'll have a great time where he ends up. Good luck!


Thanks boffenl!
by metroguy
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 7:33 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

Could you elaborate on how you concluded that I abused it?

I never committed to take up PR. Have been paying non-local rates whenever i went to see a doc, schooling etc, all these 13 years.
by metroguy
Thu, 29 Dec 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

My son got a spot in cantonment primary as well as the other int'l school. The move is primarily around PEP as it's non renewable. :D
by metroguy
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

I've withdrawn my son from primary school as we're leaving for Sydney.
by metroguy
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PEPs expiring in early 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 11359

Thanks Amigo & SMS!
by metroguy
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PEPs expiring in early 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 11359

I need to clarify here. I haven't received an application for a Long Term EP. What I received was a simple online survey to collect some feedback from those who have been living in SG for more than 10 years, but still haven't taken up permanent residency. The questions were around my experiences liv...
by metroguy
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 9:58 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PEPs expiring in early 2012
Replies: 9
Views: 11359

PEPs expiring in early 2012

Hi All, As it's coming close to 5 years since PEPs were introduced, I'm wondering whether those initial PEP holders received any letters to become PRs/Citizens or apply for EPs as PEP is not renewable. My PEP expires in early Mar'12. I'm unsure of whether to leave SG or apply for EP. My other collea...
by metroguy
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

Thanks boffenl. Yeah, some tough choices have to be made in the coming months. :)
by metroguy
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

I think technically they didn't register under Ph.3, just late for Ph.2 and on a day they knew they could apply directly at the school. Maybe they didn't know they could actually go any time (or at least I thought they could, after Ph.2 Ballot was complete). I felt sad for the Vietnamese twins and ...
by metroguy
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

Thanks boffenl. It was exciting to be part of history, as this is the 1st time conducting Phase 3 balloting and it was 1st ever ballot in the history of Cantonment Primary.
by metroguy
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

Hi Metroguy, the 4 s'poreans who registered under Phase 3 didn't need to go through balloting because they are already in before the places are released for balloting for the foreigners But they took up 4 places out of 46 meant for Phase 3. Otherwise, there wouldn't have been any need for ballottin...
by metroguy
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

We went to Queenstown primary in the end - waited until the afternoon to see how places were filling up - no ballotting in the end for us, which is a relief - don't think I'd have the nerves to go through this! Funny what you said about Singaporeans registering on Phase 3 - very anti-kiasu... Finge...
by metroguy
Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Phase 3 of Primary 1 Registration Exercise 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 30057

Thanks boffenl and scoobydoes,

My son got lucky in balloting :D

I still don't understand why the 4 s'poreans who registered under Phase 3 didn't need to go through balloting even though it was their fault as they "forgot" to register earlier.

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