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by local lad
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 2015
Replies: 33
Views: 8568

HI there,

There are tons of social groups in Singapore to fit your social needs. Just google them and choose Singapore as location. Have fun.


Cheers
by local lad
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Work in Singapore
Replies: 25
Views: 4134

Another possibility is to rent a room from HDB estate. Since you will be working at IBP, your nearest HDB estate is Toh Guan area. Walkling distance from IBP and the estate is behind IMM Mall. Of course, living in the rented room means living among the locals, if you are comfortable with the idea. Y...
by local lad
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Neighborhood ideas, please?
Replies: 21
Views: 3537

Another area you can explore is Norfolk/Cambridge/Carlisle rd area. There is a swimming pool named Farrer Park swimming pool. Farrer park tennis centre is open to public and there is a wet market cum hawker centre, Pek Kio Food and Market centre. It is about 1/2 bus stop away from United Square wher...
by local lad
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Kids Micro scooters on bus
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Occasionally, the bus captain will ask the passenger to fold them but that does not mean the passenger should take advantage when he/she did not do so. Basic courtesy and social consciousness applies here when safety is concerned.
by local lad
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:42 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: citizenship rejection
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

Woah...there is no need for me to cut paste anything that is detrimental to the social weave of this state since this is a public site. I posted that to give a different perspective to the readers and where in a right sense of mind do I recommend that site. There are other site which more or less de...
by local lad
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:51 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: citizenship rejection
Replies: 11
Views: 3171

I think the best way is to set up a firm and employ only the locals. What I see is the locals are unhappy they are replaced by other foreigners ( especially from their home country ) not because of performance but among other things like for a lower pay or probably a scheme to bring in more. Reading...
by local lad
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Sports & Recreational Partners & Team
Topic: Pick-up basketball, futsal/indoor football etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 3892

There is a 3-3 B-ball competition at Velocity@Novena ( next to Novena MRT station ). Details is at www(dot)velocitynovena(dot)com. Last day of registration is today ( 27/8 ) and the match is on 6/9,7/9 and 13/9
by local lad
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Oh the irony: Racism by a Chinese against a Brazilian in Syd
Replies: 6
Views: 2738

I am surprised at this age and time, a totally ignorant p!@#k could be so blatant to that job seeker. And he blame the white folks would not drink their coffee if they were served by the Brazilian.

:mad:
by local lad
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:01 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Looking to apply SC
Replies: 43
Views: 6124

Singapore is having issues with immigrants from certain Euro countries tis all. And unfortunately ICA tend to tar you with the same brush. I hadn't heard this. Which countries are causing a problem, and what are they doing? I suppose PNGMK is speaking from the Anton Casey case happened in the begin...
by local lad
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:54 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: The local education system: advice for parents
Replies: 45
Views: 16470

... It is a pain to let my son go to local school while staring at the happy all rounded good english speaking kids running around me. ....I am a Singaporean mom with a half european child and in fear of being sucked into being stressed out and pressured by other Singaporean parents into the system...
by local lad
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:42 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Looking to apply SC
Replies: 43
Views: 6124

Re: Looking to apply SC

Looking to apply SC as a family and be happy to hear what you all think our chances are..........European family, been in SG since 2010 , EP for 2 years and SCPR via Professionals/Technical Personnel and Skilled Workers scheme just over 2 years now......... We have 2 kids (Girl & Boy) both were...
by local lad
Fri, 30 May 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Personal space and common courtesy (lack of)
Replies: 22
Views: 4684

IMO, as the society progresses, people inevitably become apathetic. What an irony. The strive to better things somehow lead to the discontentment of matters that were once held dear in their lives. When will society learn to be appreciative of struggles that once one had gone through before. People ...
by local lad
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Renting a HDB flat - how to & anything to look out for?
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

I think it is almost the same as renting a condo except the act of subletting it. I think HDB does not allow it as it is illegal. The usual reading the fine prints and ensuring all things are the way it is before you rent the place apply
by local lad
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: self assessment - am i integrating ok?
Replies: 15
Views: 4383

Its a good sign you were invited to events the locals hold dearly. It shows the level of acceptance they have with you. Of course, do not be a clunt and disrespectful amongst them. I've heard expats said they had their meals at local hawker and so they have immersed with the locals. How phoney is th...
by local lad
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Angry locals
Replies: 29
Views: 8209

I cannot speak for all but the following is my opinion:conservative asians usually keep to themselves and find it awkward to smile to a total stranger. If that total stranger starts a conversation, it would definitely get a blank stare or a one-two word syllabus . Most of the time locals are emotion...

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