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by Barnsley
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 23
Views: 2724

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

"China has responded by trying to gently reframe the Belt and Road Initiative. In a recent speech, Xi described the projects not in economic terms but rather as a diplomatic tool that could unite much of the world. China “should be considerate of image issues ” around Belt and Road, said Yanme...
by Barnsley
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!
Replies: 23
Views: 2724

Re: Malaysia - corrupt scumbag Najib out and Mahathir (92 yo) is in!

Spot on. The Chinese are taking over Africa. They've already demonstrated their intent to overrun Laos and Cambodia with imported "work crews" that will only grow and grow. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-43556716 Along the Thika Road, a major new Chinese-built superhighway linking ...
by Barnsley
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Donald ... Getting stuff Done!!!
Replies: 145
Views: 27278

Re: The Donald ... Getting stuff Done!!!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-apple-iphone-mac-us-products-china-warning-tariffs-a8529641.html Trump tells Apple to make products in US if it does not want to be hurt by his tariffs 'Start building plants now,' president demands of world's most valuable company Mr T...
by Barnsley
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Pending
Replies: 217
Views: 43027

Re: PR Pending

Hi, I have applied my pr application in September 2017 and still its pending. I am holding EP and staying in singapore from 2013. I did my master from NTU and now working as researcher in NTU. My annual salary is 87K. my nationality is Indian and I am single. Please let me know what are the chances...
by Barnsley
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?
Replies: 29
Views: 2230

Re: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/parliament-private-developers-may-have-a-role-in-redeveloping-older-flats-for-vers-wong On Monday (Sept 10), Minister for National Development Lawrence Wong said in Parliament that he "will not rule (private developers) out" and would carefully study...
by Barnsley
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?
Replies: 29
Views: 2230

Re: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?

No Barns.... or if they are it's a triple or double bluff. There is too much panic. It does seem like its a tricky position to extricate from. Maybe the Govt have a plan to use CPF so no cash payouts are required. Its going to interesting to see what they do. The big desnity HDB surely cant be knoc...
by Barnsley
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?
Replies: 29
Views: 2230

Re: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?

And it continues. The gahmen has every hack on their payroll (aka ST and BT) trying to turn this leaky boat around. Maybe they planned for the smelly stuff to hit the fan later on and they have been working on solutions to the looming issues with 99yr leasehold HDB hitting 60yrs further down the ro...
by Barnsley
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: When Will Singapore Move Into the Modern Era
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: When Will Singapore Move Into the Modern Era

I think we have a way to go before we see any change here. Family friendly remember. To be fair, Asia is behind the curve, but maybe this could be a catalyst for change in the region. Family friendly in that you knock your kids around whenever you like or give the Mrs a crack if needed? That kind o...
by Barnsley
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Footpath Speed limit - 10km/hr
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Re: Footpath Speed limit - 10km/hr

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It's been passed as is. So 10kph it will be.


This is going to be fun.

Still , should be some jobs created for enforcement officers.

Can you buy your own speed gun from taobao?

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Barnsley
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 85412

Re: Wedding Hong Bao guidelines 2018

Singaporeexpat2018 wrote:Weddings in Australia about a third of guests give zero nada zilch. How bad is that!!!


Wouldn't they usually just buy a gift from the designated list of gifts that the couple want?

Who really rocks up to a wedding with a wad of notes to pass to the bride and groom?
by Barnsley
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Footpath Speed limit - 10km/hr
Replies: 9
Views: 1090

Footpath Speed limit - 10km/hr

https://sg.yahoo.com/news/10kmh-speed-limit-set-pmds-bicycles-footpaths-061844256.html Come early next year, the speed limit on footpaths for personal mobility device (PMD) users and cyclists will be cut to 10kmh, said the Ministry of Transport (MOT) on Tuesday (4 September). Who is going to enforc...
by Barnsley
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?
Replies: 29
Views: 2230

Re: Is HDB a prepaid flat rental or an asset?

Wong is back peddling as fast as he can. Multiple errors in his statement of course. Fortunately Singaporeans are not daft anymore. I can't see this ending well for the Minister. https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/lawrence-wong-says-factually-and-legally-wrong-to-say-hdb-flat-owner...
by Barnsley
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: A Third Crossing?
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: A Third Crossing?

bgd wrote:There was once a car ferry, I guess it wasn't commercially viable.


Thats the ferry terminal we used , the one on the Malaysia side is a bit remote so you have to organise transport for when you get there.

Also the Changi Ferry Terminal appears to be in Malaysia according my phone :)
by Barnsley
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Thoughts on PR application
Replies: 12
Views: 3725

Re: Thoughts on PR application

Hi everyone, My partner(SC) and I have been staying overseas and I have never worked in Singapore before. We are both working full time with decent salary and we have PR in Australia. I am a PRC myself. Just wondering how would ICA view my PR application. TIA. It would probably help if you lived he...
by Barnsley
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Thoughts on PR application
Replies: 12
Views: 3725

Re: Thoughts on PR application

Hi everyone, My partner(SC) and I have been staying overseas and I have never worked in Singapore before. We are both working full time with decent salary and we have PR in Australia. I am a PRC myself. Just wondering how would ICA view my PR application. TIA. It would probably help if you lived he...

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