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by teck21
Tue, 15 Oct 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: MINDEF Contact
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: MINDEF Contact

MS,

Thanks for that. She reached out to them via that avenue and they have been rather helpful.

The instructions they have given do seem at odds with much of what I've read here over the years though. But something to go on is better than nothing to go on.
by teck21
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: MINDEF Contact
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: MINDEF Contact

Yes, many thanks. CMPB would be a better body to contact than Mindef proper.

I'll head over in person if an email doesn't suffice.
by teck21
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: MINDEF Contact
Replies: 6
Views: 659

MINDEF Contact

Hi all, especially MS if he's still frequents this board. I have a relative who emigrated several years ago, and now they all have citizenship there. Her son is approaching the age of 13 and the time has come for them to commence the process of proper deferment and eventual renunciation of his Singa...
by teck21
Fri, 25 May 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: tell me about your aim in life???
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Re: tell me about your aim in life???

emmawatson8855 wrote:My aim is to live peaceful life
Singapore isn't exactly war torn...
by teck21
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: REP expiry soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: REP expiry soon

That's true. Keep on forgetting that part about not leaving Singapore.

Guess she'll just have to not travel abroad till she manages to get some tax returns and CPF contributions in.

I guess that's the only real option.

Many thanks guys.
by teck21
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: REP expiry soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: REP expiry soon

Afraid the tax returns are zero.

She only came back 'permanently' two years ago and has no history of employment income here.
by teck21
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:03 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: REP expiry soon
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

REP expiry soon

Hi, I have recently come to know somebody who is in a bit of a pickle because her REP expires in less than 6 months. Profile: Single Chinese female, age 28 Possesses a Masters degree. Malaysian nationality. Now I do not know her circumstances behind her last REP renewal since she was already over 21...
by teck21
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?
Replies: 13
Views: 7725

Re: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?

Thanks guys for your help. They're not trying to game the system or anything, just figuring out the procedure for handling it right should they decide that his interests are best served by him not serving NS in which case they will take the necessary steps. As for asking whether the decision can be ...
by teck21
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?
Replies: 13
Views: 7725

Re: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?

Oh, and is it possible to actually follow the correct protocol, do everything properly, and then decide later on that he actually wants to serve NS in order to remain a SC? Is this sort of U-turn entertained?

He does actually feel a bond to this country on account of his cousins here.
by teck21
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?
Replies: 13
Views: 7725

Re: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?

Thank you. He's on the high functioning end of the spectrum which makes Singapore (and even Oz) a difficult place for him. All he ever got here were the 'nasty child who obviously hasn't been caned enough' looks from strangers, or often, not even strangers. Thanks for the responses and the links so ...
by teck21
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?
Replies: 13
Views: 7725

Procedure for NS deferment and renunciation?

I have been a very long time reader of this forum, and understand that some of the posters here, especially MS have extensive knowledge of the above, so perhaps I could get some advice for my nephew. My nephew is a Singapore citizen by birth, and both his parents are still SCs. They moved to Austral...
by teck21
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: A home like none other
Replies: 16
Views: 3732

Re: A home like none other

Many children of this country learn English from teachers who barely know English. There are some that can, and do teach it well, but of course there aren't many. The rest learn poor English that simply gets reinforced from every direction once outside of the classroom. So there were a group of not-...
by teck21
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Smoking in the Toilet???
Replies: 10
Views: 3993

Re: Smoking in the Toilet???

As an occasional smoker: In the example, it's perhaps someone dossing from work, who doesn't want to be seen hanging around (and not at work) smoking in a permitted smoking area. A smoker is a smoker. :) These people who smoke in toilets are simply exhibiting a complete inability to control themsel...
by teck21
Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: singapore stocks and bonds for foreigners
Replies: 10
Views: 7145

Re: singapore stocks and bonds for foreigners

If you must open an account to enjoy the 'superior' yields the Singapore market has to offer, others have already pointed out, simply call a few of them up, try the big banks as well for their securities departments and they'll tell you exactly what to do. Actually, currency movements may move in yo...
by teck21
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: NS Liability... Again
Replies: 10
Views: 4769

Can the said child simply not have a passport at that time in order to be able to renounce sg citizenship while waiting for the HK one? Of course that precludes the possibility of international travel.

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