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by AndrewV
Wed, 07 Mar 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Downward pressure on condo rentals?
Replies: 99
Views: 47301

i see softening in the HDB rental market as well,
now a 3 room hdb in toa payoh central(walking distance from toa payoh mrt) can be gotten for around 1800(these were previously asking 2200-2400), plus the ads are repeating more often showing a lack of tenants
by AndrewV
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:08 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: New "LTVP+" for foreign spouses
Replies: 19
Views: 11282

good, I welcome such a move. prevent those "marriages of convenience" to get PR. Will also prevent singaporeans marrying just for the sake of being able to get a brand new hdb flat (and subsequently paying for it dearly in the form of failed marriages) a singaporean ah peks desirability in the eyes ...
by AndrewV
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Spouse PR
Replies: 3
Views: 3520

let me guess, main reason you want PR for your wife is so that you can buy an HDB?
by AndrewV
Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to buy Marzipan??
Replies: 30
Views: 33321

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:better hope wifey isn't logged in reading this! :o
We're talking ancient history now, and alllll is cool... [exhale]

My chocolate dipped balls did have something of a hypnotic effect though.


:)
dont tell me that this story ends with "yamate yamate, itai itai" ? :D
by AndrewV
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Notification of Outcome - Singapore Citizenship
Replies: 11
Views: 8369

You can also get a copy of the notificiation on the govt portal - singpass (check out the ica website for more details). This is just a copy of the letter that was mailed. Thanks a lot! Also, does the status on the online status check portal also change once the letter has been mailed? Because im o...
by AndrewV
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:04 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Notification of Outcome - Singapore Citizenship
Replies: 11
Views: 8369

snail mail, not email
by AndrewV
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Richard Marx in Singapore, 13 Dec 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 16681

great concert, me and my wife enjoyed it thoroughly

his voice is pitch perfect, as if you were listening to the CD itself :o
by AndrewV
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 10:53 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 5 yrs Singapore PR wants to convert to Citizenship
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

justin, i think your chances are pretty good
a lot of points are given to people who studied here...
by AndrewV
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:30 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 5 yrs Singapore PR wants to convert to Citizenship
Replies: 15
Views: 9860

you need to go to ica and "make offer they can't refuse" :shock:
by AndrewV
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:03 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR application. Alone or together with spouse
Replies: 46
Views: 24812

The majority race here used to comprise 78 percent of the population. Thanks to lax policies in the past by MOM, the percentage of the Indian population has increase from 7% to around 9~10 percent thus skewing the demographics uncomfortably for the majority who unfortunately control the gubmint! No...
by AndrewV
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 8:20 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Application - approval status
Replies: 59
Views: 57805

when i went for the citizenship integration thing, i was the only non-chinese in a bus of 40 :o
by AndrewV
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application
Replies: 41
Views: 19985

wow , you seem to have a deep understanding of the subject :o Just an update, my wife's PR application was approved and we just completed the formalities yesterday. A word of advice to those applying: make sure you're dedicated to singapore and not using it as a stepping stone. This will show up in...
by AndrewV
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application
Replies: 41
Views: 19985

@MS: in his 1st post, he said his wife would be coming to Singapore in July, then how could she get PR approval??? Just my curiosity. yup, I applied for PR before she was in SG, then when she came here, after 1 month she got her LTSVP, 2 months after that PR... There is something i've heard about h...
by AndrewV
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application
Replies: 41
Views: 19985

I have my suspicion you are a Muslim and I am right. You did not fall into the other category on severe backlash. Anyway congrats and good luck with your wife PR. Now you can use the MPs to help on your PR if need be thanks, if you don't mind me asking, which category is there a severe backlash aga...
by AndrewV
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:43 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application
Replies: 41
Views: 19985

yup, the sri lankan-indian thing is like the taiwanese-chinese thing

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