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by Barnsley
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

Vendors will raise salaries for employees and also ask for higher billing rates from their customers. Basically Singapore becomes a high cost center. How else will employers mitigate higher cost? Demand for higher productivity from their staff, make work hours longer, hire only more talented senior...
by Barnsley
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Spass application rejected and now appealing
Replies: 42
Views: 14760

Re: Spass application rejected and now appealing

Hi May I know whether in December the mom process the passes? Or in new year only they will do as new hire process starts in Jan? With the new guidelines for E-Pass a lot are going to be changed to S-Pass , so I think its going to be quite a backlog at some point. New hires or Existing pass holders...
by Barnsley
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

I agree! a sizeable chunk of EP holders fall in this bracket, I suspect all their renewals are going to be heavily scrutinized one way or another. The impact of this will be disastrous for a lot of industries. Actually looking at the new instruction , the Dependent Pass base has been raised to $600...
by Barnsley
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

I've found that using the Self Assessment Tool that in 2018, renewals for EP's are going to be super tight, For eg. if you are earning 5000/6000 PM on EP and its up for renewal in 2018, it may be rejected. the Self Assessment Tool says this salary is only eligible for an S pass. For your EP to be r...
by Barnsley
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Aussie up for caning for alleged molestation
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Aussie up for caning for touching lady butts

And we have a mutual friend. :o Small place the world. I have 8 mutual friends , Singapore is a small place indeed. Looking at the mutual friends , there is a chance I may have met him at some point :D :D :D Barn, can you delete the Identifying info.? With respect to myself? I am not linked with th...
by Barnsley
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: The Bitcoin topic that Wd40 wanted :)
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: The Bitcoin topic that Wd40 wanted :)

Its certainly on the up and up!!
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Aussie up for caning for alleged molestation
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Aussie up for caning for touching lady butts

https://www.facebook.com/wade.burridge Married, kids, money, job and glory. The whole frigging lot thrown away because of some weird yellow ass fever. And we have a mutual friend. :o Small place the world. I have 8 mutual friends , Singapore is a small place indeed. Looking at the mutual friends , ...
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of PR approval (Jan2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Re: Chances of PR approval (Jan2017)

joyce4eva wrote:I have been waiting for 6+ months plus now. No news. Maybe this year quota is maxed?


Have you paid the 3 rounds of taxes?
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: The Bitcoin topic that Wd40 wanted :)
Replies: 14
Views: 904

Re: The Bitcoin topic that Wd40 wanted :)

What is the purpose of it?

Is it just an alternative way of paying for something from outside of the controlled norm?

Is it just another asset?

What is it?

:-k :-k
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Long and Short Business Cons by Singaporeans and their corrupt counterparts
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: Long and Short Business Cons by Singaporeans and their corrupt counterparts

Screw job that happened to me and my company in bidding for complete IT infrastructure cabling for new buildings going up for a local uni: Prepared comprehensive design, work plan, and costs... a 100 page proposal. Next thing you know, the job is awarded to another company. In reviewing the winning...
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Relocating to Singapore and searching for primary school
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Relocating to Singapore and searching for primary school

Wd40 wrote:There is a Facebook group called "Real singapore expat wives". You will get good advice there. This forum is pretty much dead, for such purposes.


The forum is very quiet on the whole these days, maybe folks are now having to work for a living :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 9:42 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Chances of PR approval (Jan2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 1981

Re: Chances of PR approval (Jan2017)

Just want to update the status here. Received the news today that I had been rejected. Application was pending nearly to 11mths. Status was checked from online yet to receive the letter from ICA. Would be the change of employment company be a factor of rejection? Because I’m just change a company o...
by Barnsley
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Aussie up for caning for alleged molestation
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Aussie up for caning for touching lady butts

Watch your hands guys. He claims it was accidental. St article headline is Australian gets 11 months' jail, 3 strokes of the cane for molesting 2 women at 2 Boat Quay bars Word on the street he was an alleged serial offender..... Ran out of ladies who would accept a pay off!! You get what you deser...
by Barnsley
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR chances - June 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 1576

Re: PR chances - June 2017

Really zero chances get pr? Anyone had similar situation with mine Why are you in a rush for PR? You can still work on your S Pass or get a Long Term Pass to work? Planning to buy a HDB after getting the PR Neither your wife , nor yourself should you get PR would be eligible to buy. Its 3yrs from a...

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