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by The Ref
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:33 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

Re: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?

Here I'd thought we'd heard most everything. But, once again, this is a new one. Don't have a clue, truth be known. Maybe somebody else has been there. Hey Ref, you around? Don't remember if you had a FDW on not. With your past two years, did this come up? No, neither the ex nor I have ever had a F...
by The Ref
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Average salaries in Singapore
Replies: 569
Views: 1169081

Re: Average salaries in Singapore

Hello, I'm new to Singapore and new to this forum. It's a nice city. A little warm but I'll get used to it. My dad got a job here and my family relocated from Canberra. School is starting next Feb for me. In the meantime, I'm thinking of working part time and getting to know the culture here a litt...
by The Ref
Fri, 24 Nov 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: State of rental market Q4 2017, plus suggestions!
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: State of rental market Q4 2017, plus suggestions!

If you find a condo you like and want to know the going rate, use the URA page https://www.ura.gov.sg/realEstateIIWeb/resiRental/submitSort.action Looking at the condo I live in the rent I negotiated in January is good compared to the last few months so who knows what will happen next. I don't think...
by The Ref
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

Re: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?

Thanks TheRef that's great advice. My wife is also employed under an LOC off of my EP. She is inquiring with her company if she can transfer to an SPass and have us as her dependents. If they come back with a no I will try what you have suggested above. Thanks again. There is nothing to lose from a...
by The Ref
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?
Replies: 14
Views: 1744

Re: EP Cancellation and Job Search. Logistics?

First up get your children a student pass each and your wife a "study momma" pass - that will hold off any issues with the school and they will have no issue getting the student pass. Tell the landlord you may need to invoke the diplomatic clause but you are hoping to start a new role befo...
by The Ref
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: An Interesting Take on Singapore Growth
Replies: 12
Views: 1377

Re: An Interesting Take on Singapore Growth

The ICT industry has been shrinking due to the MOM forcing out a particular demographic that seems to fill most ICT jobs here. Body shop employee do not get passes anymore and Banks are struggling to get some EPs approved. There are something like 400 FinTech Companies in Singapore and the MAS has c...
by The Ref
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Criteria for PEPs w.e.f. 1/12/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 54490

Re: New Criteria for PEPs w.e.f. 1/12/2012

I've just moved back to EP after 5 years on PEP. I applied in July but, due to an admin error at their end, started 1 Nov. I think it was 1 Dec the change came in. Did you have any trouble moving back or was it just seamless? I always thought the push was to move people on a PEP to PR but as I have...
by The Ref
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Criteria for PEPs w.e.f. 1/12/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 54490

Re: New Criteria for PEPs w.e.f. 1/12/2012

The cutoff for applying was Nov 31 2012 and mine expires in Feb 2018
by The Ref
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New Criteria for PEPs w.e.f. 1/12/2012
Replies: 55
Views: 54490

Re: New Criteria for PEPs w.e.f. 1/12/2012

Seeing this thread reminded me I was one of the last to apply for a 5 year PEP. I submitted my application on the last few days then stretched out my in principle approval so I may end up being the very last person holding a 5 year PEP =D> .
by The Ref
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: How to convert your motorcycle license into a Singapore one
Replies: 152
Views: 101518

Re: How to convert your motorcycle license into a Singapore one

Slightly different question to the rest. I converter my Car Drivers License in early 2003 and I do not currently have a motorbike license. Given the time constraints in getting license here in SG, I was considering doing the course in Australia - but then is there anyway to get the bike license tran...
by The Ref
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: I just became a "Chatter" and 200 posts
Replies: 12
Views: 1917

Re: I am a chatter too!

Hello All! Just wanna add more rubbish to this message too :). Greetings to all the eagles! I'm doing just fine down under. It's spring here. Been busy killing spiders lately. Congratulations to the Ref on his latest status for becoming a chatter. :) til we meet again, keep me in the loop on next e...
by The Ref
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: I just became a "Chatter" and 200 posts
Replies: 12
Views: 1917

Re: I am a chatter too!

Hello All! Just wanna add more rubbish to this message too :). Greetings to all the eagles! I'm doing just fine down under. It's spring here. Been busy killing spiders lately. Congratulations to the Ref on his latest status for becoming a chatter. :) til we meet again, keep me in the loop on next e...
by The Ref
Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Help for Aussie moving to singapore
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Help for Aussie moving to singapore

Singapore job market is down, especially for expats who struggle to get passes, and in some industries which unfortunately includes insurance (but not as bad as Oil and Gas). If your husband gets an EP then you can work on a Dependents pass using a "Letter of consent" (search it in the for...
by The Ref
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Why do Singaporeans hate me?!?
Replies: 30
Views: 3950

Re: Why do Singaporeans hate me?!?

AmericanWereWolf wrote:S.... and have a slight stubble beard...

Given you nic, and that it is almost full moon, I have an idea
:-" :-" :-"
by The Ref
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Paper still matters; printing facilities?
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Paper still matters; printing facilities?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=katong+shopping+centre+printing

Thats why I said getting there may not be worth it for only a couple of pages, but it is half the price of China Town Centre.

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