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by econoMIC
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Medical Exam
Replies: 42
Views: 47865

I know quite a few people who had to and it is only $40, so not worth mentioning really. It depends on your nationality etc. though.
by econoMIC
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: It's that time of year again and
Replies: 21
Views: 6769

Wasn't Thanksgiving over a month ago? I still remember it being the second Monday in October from my years in Canada.
by econoMIC
Mon, 23 Nov 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: EP for American...Is it as difficult as it sounds?
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

The worst that can happen is that you are rejected. It's not like you will be shot at dawn or anything like that. Just make sure that your AIP (approval in principle) has been obtained and make that a codicil of taking up the position before you arrive in Singapore. Depending on what you are bringi...
by econoMIC
Sat, 21 Nov 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to buy a formal suit?
Replies: 7
Views: 5169

Non standard body type, ie your avatar? Wow.

You might want to have a look at this thread http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic ... ml?t=23299.
by econoMIC
Sat, 21 Nov 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Employment Pass and PEP Executive ex Military No degree
Replies: 3
Views: 2626

I agree with SMS. At this salary level your should get your P1 in no time. Good luck.
by econoMIC
Sat, 21 Nov 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Internet In Batam
Replies: 8
Views: 6236

Hi i just get to know the location maybe will be at orchid park or near vista hotel apartment? any advise if there's any internet service provider which provides decent connection? am using im2 and telkomsel flash (the wireless one) the speed is hell slow -.- 197kbps download :evil: -.- any faster ...
by econoMIC
Sat, 21 Nov 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: exemption from national service
Replies: 350
Views: 243554

my friend is a PR who doesn't need to serve. matter fact he was born in Canada, moved to singapore when he was 1 year old as a PR. He can currently visit as much as he wants Your friend will be in for a nasty surprise then. Unless he got an official exemption for whatever reason (handicapped...) th...
by econoMIC
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Information on Permanent Residence
Replies: 77
Views: 311569

A recent article in The Economist for those who are interested. [quote="http://www.economist.com/world/asia/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14859345"] Singapore and immigration. A PR problem. Immigration becomes the hot political issue in a model city-state AT CHINA’s 60th anniversary bash last month, Zha...
by econoMIC
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What are we drinking?
Replies: 12
Views: 4718

The water in SG is still crisp compared to London water which tastes like carbonate and every two weeks you have to pour tons of limescale remover down the toilets, washing machine, irons...
by econoMIC
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Chicago Business School
Replies: 7
Views: 4184

Very good school, highly respected MBA, very pricey. If you can get in and have the necessary $ then your question should not be whether you should go to this school but whether you really want an MBA or whether you want to be more specialised and do a Masters in Finance or Economics or Marketing or...
by econoMIC
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Opinions and Advice required on Job Hunt in Singapore.
Replies: 3
Views: 2229

The market for this in Singapore should be very narrow. Having said this, the field of suitable candidates to fill open positions for this sector might be rather narrow as well, so if you could get a job offer it might just be that your EP is approved. You must be aware of the fact that any s-league...
by econoMIC
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: About Social Visit Pass Extension
Replies: 9
Views: 4904

I just remembered, when my student pass expired back then I just went to JB for shopping and came back in the evening on a normal social visit pass. So theoretically one should be able to extend that one or make a visa run to JB worst case. I am afraid that officers will consider it as a U-turn. We...
by econoMIC
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Urgently need answers
Replies: 8
Views: 5021

I actually spoke to IRAS and ICA a few years ago about this while I was on a student pass and not allowed to work in Singapore. The bottom line was that as the income arose outside Singapore (non-SG bank) and it was not employment, I was free to do it (as it is not employment itself) and did not hav...
by econoMIC
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Urgently need answers
Replies: 8
Views: 5021

You will not be facing any problems with it and you can do it online from the moon, Tuvalu or Singapore, doesn't make a difference.
by econoMIC
Thu, 19 Nov 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: About Social Visit Pass Extension
Replies: 9
Views: 4904

I just remembered, when my student pass expired back then I just went to JB for shopping and came back in the evening on a normal social visit pass. So theoretically one should be able to extend that one or make a visa run to JB worst case.

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