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by aster
Tue, 24 Dec 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: The "good wine deals" master thread
Replies: 97
Views: 147566

Re: The "good wine deals" master thread

You know how it is during December holidays. Iffy at best as all are on leave. Understood. Back in 90 days so maybe then we can do a night out with lots of beer towards the end of March/early April? :) So, any wine deals? I picked up a mixed box of 6 bottles for $99 from Redmart recently. Wolf Blas...
by aster
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: The "good wine deals" master thread
Replies: 97
Views: 147566

Re: The "good wine deals" master thread

Howdy and thanks - it's good to be back, albeit for just a few weeks! Any gathering of the Eagles planned for the near future? :)
by aster
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Bubble Tea Fans
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Bubble Tea Fans

Any good recommendation that can beat KOI? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I'm curious too because my elder daughter is now infatuated with bubble tea, and Koi seems to be everywhere which makes things easier. I know she wasn't much of a fan of Lihotea after trying it but liked Heetea, so it's probably a good ...
by aster
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: The "good wine deals" master thread
Replies: 97
Views: 147566

Re: The "good wine deals" master thread

Having flown into SG for a deserved Christmas break I'm once again staring at inflated wine prices in stores and wondering how to make the best of a tough situation. :) For starters the most pleasant surprise has been the fact that Cheers currently has a great promo with 187ml bottles (so 4 small bo...
by aster
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Which malls have those karaoke booths?
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

Which malls have those karaoke booths?

With the kids in tow the only way to get some free time at the mall seems to be an hour of karaoke where I can pack two kids into a booth while I do some shopping. I've seen them at Suntec and Harbourfront (used to have them at Chinatown Point but they're gone there now) as well as Liang Court (thou...
by aster
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Wine & Dine
Topic: Pub with pool table
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Pub with pool table

Apart from regular pool halls, the only place I happen to know that's an actual "pub" with a pool table is Harry's at Harbourfront. Just one table though.
by aster
Mon, 10 Apr 2017 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is there any trustable online casino website can able to bet on sports ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5562

Re: Is there any trustable online casino website can able to bet on sports ?

PNGMK wrote:IF you can access the Australian one operating out of Darwin - that is safe place.
Well, any global company operating out of the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange would be a safe place too. The question is whether the law in Singapore allows residents to deal with such institutions freely.
by aster
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??

I'm going to go about this logically, and because I need a SGD account I might as well stick to the "Big 3." I need EUR too, but if push comes to shove I can always set that up in Europe for a Singaporean company. But ideally I would like of course for the EUR account to be set up here along with th...
by aster
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Baby pick up sing accent at pre school
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: Baby pick up sing accent at pre school

I am worried if so baby will learn the local accent very quick if her classmates are all very local. What do you think or any experience can share? No need to be worried. At all. As long as you speak 'standard English' at home your child will develop both accents as if they were parallel languages....
by aster
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Is there any trustable online casino website can able to bet on sports ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5562

Re: Is there any trustable online casino website can able to bet on sports ?

Yup, the only legal option here. If you live here, stick to the law.

Plus for some months now they are now online.
by aster
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??

Yeah, but the same could be said for allowing companies to be incorporated at all, or even for cash transactions to be allowed. Ideally the law should provide for non-discrimination and access to all facilities, unless a financial institution deems a high probability of criminal activity after which...
by aster
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??

we are headed back very quickly to the days when the only way you could open a bank account was to be recommended by someone else the bank trusted AND I DON'T BLAME THEM. This shows a broken system if ordinary people cannot get basic services because of some great, all-powerful fear of mind-bending...
by aster
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??

Interesting read, but barring cash transactions why is this such a problem for the banking sector? It doesn't seem logical to stifle banking for companies/entrepreneurs in some sort of witch hunt when every local business relies on banking for everyday matters just like you need an electricity provi...
by aster
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Bank for Working Holiday Pass?
Replies: 12
Views: 6983

Re: Bank for Working Holiday Pass?

I'm in Singapore on a working holiday pass, and I've tried to open bank accounts at both UOB and DBS/POSB--both refused because my visa is less than six months. I'm looking at Citi now (I'm American)... Can't you get accounts at those banks as a foreigner living abroad? Seems like the US passport m...
by aster
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??
Replies: 12
Views: 4703

Re: Best Bank for Company Foreign Currency Accounts??

Tried bank of China or standard chartered yet? The first isn't on the cards and SC has quite high min. deposits and min. balances to avoid their hefty fees, as I'd like to have both SGD and EUR accounts at the same place preferably. Seems like I'll have to give the big 3 another look again and comp...

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