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by skye
Thu, 13 May 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Staying in Singapore - working abroad visa question
Replies: 9
Views: 3365

Thanks OP, best laugh I've had today.
by skye
Thu, 13 May 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Breastfeeding unfriendly places
Replies: 27
Views: 15616

Last time I remember this topic getting a lot of publicity was a few years ago when a breast-feeding mum (Singaporean if that makes any difference) was asked to leave the Esplanade when she was discreetly feeding her baby. Letters to the forum pages of the "newspaper which shall not be named" here r...
by skye
Wed, 07 Apr 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Sleep Training Consultants
Replies: 1
Views: 3254

Don't know for sure if she's still in Singapore but you could try to contact Shona Sanosi through www.figi-uk.com I know she had a good reputation for helping with sleep problems.
by skye
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Biscuits for Tirami Su, where do I find them ?
Replies: 2
Views: 10265

Just check in the biscuit section of any Cold Storage. Most have sponge fingers or may be labelled lady fingers.
by skye
Sun, 14 Mar 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: getting married to a dependamce pass holder
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Think you are out of luck. Unmarried children aged under 21 of EP P and Q1 pass holders can have DP. Unmarried daughters over 21 of P pass holders can have LTVP. Key provision is "unmarried" according to the MOM website. Look up the MOM website - click on Employment Pass then About the Pass section ...
by skye
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 5:02 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: ICA e-xtend says "can not return within 5 days"
Replies: 11
Views: 9951

I have checked this with ICA in the past as I am PR but my older sons in their 20s are not, but visit for extended vacations during Uni holidays, and the answer is you can come back after 5 nights away - ie 22nd. They had no problem getting another SVP on their return, formerly 30 days but now 90 da...
by skye
Sat, 30 Jan 2010 7:37 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Retention of E/D Card after collection of EP & DPs?
Replies: 4
Views: 3213

Yes, the green card replaces the white embarkation card. The ep/dp is your immigration card for Singapore - just present it with your passport at entry and exit to Singapore. Airline check in staff overseas may also want to see it if you are flying to Singapore without a return or onward ticket, to ...
by skye
Fri, 08 Jan 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Student pass rejection appeal: info and/or agent wanted!
Replies: 5
Views: 12891

Check if the nursery is registered with the MOE or licensed by MCYS as that is a requirement. Like you though, I don't know how they could use SOLAR without being registered. I would be inclined to make an appointment at ICA and go and talk to them before you submit an appeal. It may be something qu...
by skye
Sat, 12 Dec 2009 5:18 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Children only speak Thai.
Replies: 8
Views: 3325

Unlikely you can get them DPs as they are not your children, unless you have adopted them and are legally responsible for them. No worries though - if you enrol them in a local or foreign system school approved by the MOE, you can apply for Student Passes for them from ICA. The school will help you ...
by skye
Sat, 12 Dec 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Special Needs Schools
Topic: Expat to Singapore - Schools for Aspergers (mild) Children
Replies: 5
Views: 4418

Check out www.iapsg.com and www.ssnap.info and contact the parents there for more advice on schools - join their mailing lists for updates on programs and schools. You may not find the kind of educational support you would find in the US, as the situation for SN kids tends to change according to how...
by skye
Mon, 30 Nov 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: what does dependant(s) mean exactly???
Replies: 4
Views: 2530

Agree that if your boy is school-age, a student pass is the way to go. Once you find a school place, the school should be able to help you apply - it's mostly done online with ICA (not MOE like EP/DP applications) and you just have to go there to pick up the pass. A couple of friends have had to do ...
by skye
Mon, 30 Nov 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Tanglin Trust and Pebble Bay/Camelot
Replies: 2
Views: 3203

Yes, the school has a contracted bus company which picks up and drops off all over Singapore. Distance from the school is no indicator of pick up and journey times as a lot of the buses will fill up in one area then drive straight to school. Best bet is to call the bus office and check approximate j...
by skye
Thu, 26 Nov 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Going rate for filipino maids?
Replies: 3
Views: 3740

When we first employed an fdw, agency advised we offer a 10% pay increase at renewal if we were happy with her work. Why anyone would renew if they weren't happy, I don't know. We have given 10% rise plus completing contract performance bonus each time - now renewed 3 times so salary is a lot higher...
by skye
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 4:26 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Urgent help needed- abt short term social visit pass extensi
Replies: 5
Views: 5314

Your husband has got it more or less right. Before UK visitors started getting 90 day SVPs at the end of last year, our sons had to do this a couple of times. They arrived and got 30 day SVPs. We got them online 30 day extensions, then they had to leave for at least 5 nights - good excuse for a shor...
by skye
Mon, 07 Sep 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Baby food maker
Replies: 7
Views: 7204

I tried a few different gadgets over the years and by far the most useful was a braun stick blender, available in any electrical shop. Easy to take a small amount of what we were having before any salt was added and blend it. Lets you vary how much you mush the food up as well so you can start makin...

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