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by x9200
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Looking for work - but why Singapore?
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Looking for work - but why Singapore?

We both have significant Project Management Experience in the UK Automotive industry. Not really any significant car manufacturing in Singapore but I believe some industry for the parts supply (i.e. automotive electronic components) is still around. I would check out some names like for example Del...
by x9200
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Outburst
Replies: 10
Views: 2616

Re: Outburst

Suicide is a selfish act. It's also an act where the person assumes they wholly own their body. They don't - so many people have contributed to them over their life. It's not their life to take. I am fairly sure the folk don't commit suicide for fun. The folks who "contributed" are probab...
by x9200
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:16 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Apply For EP As Director or Employee?
Replies: 8
Views: 1089

Re: Apply For EP As Director or Employee?

Perhaps you should also consider MLI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multilateral_Convention_to_Implement_Tax_Treaty_Related_Measures_to_Prevent_Base_Erosion_and_Profit_Shifting NZ already ratified it. Singapore not yet, but is the part of the treaty so this is going to happen sooner or later. As far...
by x9200
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore
Replies: 37
Views: 10714

Re: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore

No person shall use an auto-transformer to supply electricity to — (a) a socket-outlet; (b) a portable appliance, unless the auto-transformer is contained therein; (c) an electric toy; or (d) any extra-low voltage circuit. https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL-Rev/EA2001-RG5/Published/20040229?DocDate=20040229...
by x9200
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 12697

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

6K could be considered low depending on what you are doing. So if you are doing something specialized in IT for example, which locals can't do, then your employer has to justify your value by paying an appropriate salary. The govt is pushing employers to consider locals or even hire freshers and tr...
by x9200
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 9:03 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: REP earliest date for renewal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1009

Re: REP earliest date for renewal?

Is there a downside to renewing early? Heard some rumors that ICA doesn't like too early applications?! True or fake news? I don't see any reason why ICA should see it bad. We are talking about a 3 month window. But the downside of renewing earlier is that you lose the REP time. Upon successful ren...
by x9200
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 6:34 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Any reviews on iasg ? Immigration sg consultants
Replies: 41
Views: 10847

Re: Any reviews on iasg ? Immigration sg consultants

Rahul1988 wrote:However, I still want to know whether anyone been positively influenced by the use of a consultant?

How would you be able to verify the PR application outcome as related to the consultant's work?
by x9200
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: LTVP Chances for foreigner Pregnant Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: LTVP Chances for foreigner Pregnant Wife

Dear Forumner, i'm in the stage of getting ROM with my wife and thus applying LTVP for her. Look up on many post regarding LTVP and it's actually causing me to panic... We applied for Pre-assessment twice and got rejected, no choice gotta ROM straight as she's pregnant. From April till now, all her...
by x9200
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: break the lease if TA not stamped
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: break the lease if TA not stamped

Hi, we have found the unit signed a LOI and TA, and paid 1 month deposit. After than we have changed our mind and found a better unit that suits our needs. What are my chances to get out of the old agreement - we still have not moved in and the agreement is not stamped. I have informed the agent, a...
by x9200
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Questions about the NEA, mosquitos and the compound court
Replies: 12
Views: 11809

Re: Questions about the NEA, mosquitos and the compound court

Exodus001 wrote:@sundaymorningstaple - And that's your just own opinion on what is reasonable. So deal with it your good self.

Your whining here is the best proof of the gov practices to be not only reasonable but necessary and targeted at the right places.
by x9200
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Street trees disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 3543

Re: Street trees disappearing

I have moved to Jurong last couple of months back, after spending ages in Tampines. This part of the island is very green, full of trees and water, I stay in Lakeside. However there are lots of mosquitoes and ants in our house. The area is nice but there is like semi-permanent dengue cluster around...
by x9200
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: (What would happen?) Breaking lease early without any diplomatic clause
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Re: (What would happen?) Breaking lease early without any diplomatic clause

Thanks both for the replies. My agent already offered to look for a replacement tenant but seems like the rental demand is not very high at the moment and especially in this condo there are already several other empty rooms which have been listed for rent for months. The units in this condo are act...
by x9200
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: 2 weeks in Singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: 2 weeks in Singapore

Hi, I am coming to Singapore for 2 weeks for business and would like to know what can be recommended there. I saw some posts on activities and food: [sanitized by moderator] . My friend suggested that I should try out a mixture of market and michelin food because the island is known for their diver...
by x9200
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Coffee in Singapore
Replies: 21
Views: 4702

Re: Coffee in Singapore

I like to use a steam percolator for my weekend espresso. Takes about 5-10mins depending how fancy I want to make it, but a nice ritual. If you enjoy rituals buy yourself a siphon coffee maker. Watching the process alone is already lots of fun. https://images1.houstonpress.com/imager/u/original/642...
by x9200
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: Minivan Share to Mersing
Replies: 4
Views: 2810

Re: Minivan Share to Mersing

Hi All, We are planning a trip to Tioman over the National Day Weekend and have been advised not to take the coach to Mersing due to the time it takes, instead taking a private transfer. Most companies I have found operate with 7 to 9 seater mini vans at around $420 return. As there are only two of...

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