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by zzm9980
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: Citibank ATM withdrawal overseas
Replies: 3
Views: 4789

Citibank looks good, and HSBC has a similar deal with HSBC ATMs. Depending where you travel, choose accordingly. e.g., you'll see a lot motre Citibanks in the US, but a lot more HSBCs everywhere else.

HSBC is no fees at HSBC ATMs, and a very fair exchange rate.
by zzm9980
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Recommendations - US to Singapore movers
Replies: 7
Views: 3191

Check your airline baggage allowance and shove as much as you possibly can into those bags. I did that when I came here two months ago. YMMV between different airlines, but for me Cathay was quite generous, especially with Marco Polo Gold status and a business class ticket. I had four large checked ...
by zzm9980
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Indefinite ban?
Replies: 12
Views: 8868

What type of business are you attempting to establish? Please let us know so those of us reading this post know not to invest in it :)
by zzm9980
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: What to bring when moving to Singapore from the US
Replies: 80
Views: 54006

Vitamins, supplements etc - if you use any of this stuff it is 2x the price here. Really, anything they think supposedly rich expats like is 2x the price. Just keep that in mind. Can't blame them I guess. I am just waiting for Walmart to open up in Johor...perhaps that will knock SP prices back to ...
by zzm9980
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: What to bring when moving to Singapore from the US
Replies: 80
Views: 54006

A good option for shoes: www.endless.com This is a shoe site like Zappos, that is owned by Amazon. Their prices are about US Outlet prices (DSW), and they will ship to Singapore for free if your order is over US $100. Excellent option, wish I could find something similar for clothing! As someone who...
by zzm9980
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: USA Check in Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 3677

Heh, I just moved here from the US last month and had an HSBC account... Also had a 401k cash out I dealt with! :) HSBC branches in each country are considered seperate banks, e.g., HSBC USA, HSBC Singapore, etc. The only benefit you get is the ability to use any HSBC ATM with *no* fee for currency ...
by zzm9980
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Starhub or Singtel
Replies: 46
Views: 48499

Keep in mind that a lot of large companies with lots of content use CDNs, so even if they're "internetional" the heavy content is cached locally in Singapore.

For example, Apple iTunes/App stores, Yahoo, Google/Youtube, etc...

Not perfect, but helps justify the faster local-only fiber at least :)
by zzm9980
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Where to shop?
Replies: 13
Views: 5822

One more thing, as we actually made you a bit more vulnerable to the price scam: the most common trick is to give you a good or a very good deal on the camera and rip you completely off with the accessories. Same goes for the mobile phones. People getting a lower price for the main item get typical...
by zzm9980
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Yet another EP question... Opposite of most though!
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Thanks again guys, you were spot on. EP applied for July 8th, and I this morning I have my IPA for a 24 month P1.
by zzm9980
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Yet another EP question... Opposite of most though!
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Thanks for the quick replies and good info.
by zzm9980
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Yet another EP question... Opposite of most though!
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Yet another EP question... Opposite of most though!

Hello, First time poster here. I've searched around and read most of the old posts, but my situation seems quite the opposite of most here, so I wanted to bounce this off the community. I just accepted an offer in Singapore, and my company is going to apply for an EP and S-Pass for me. The S-Pass se...

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