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by American
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Where to live?
Replies: 5
Views: 2308

Re: Where to live?

A car or taxi to work every day is an absolute must if you will work in Tuas and want to live anywhere near the city fringe You can consider holland village, fatter road, Clementi, one north. All fairly cosmopolitan areas with a good mix of locals and expats. These are with 30 minutes of Tuas via ta...
by American
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: To RENT or BUY?? (Condo)
Replies: 20
Views: 4005

Re: To RENT or BUY?? (Condo)

By entry price I mean you need to bargain hunt for a good buy price (< $900 / ft) and mortgage (rates are moving up already). This means don't buy new, don't buy fancy, don't buy in the expensive districts (10,11) but the urban fringe area... Interesting observation on how illiquid the market. it d...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission
Replies: 19
Views: 46238

Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

It sounds like a decent option actually. I wonder what would happen if use this method,and keep trying to find an e-appointment slot each morning at the same time... Take whichever is 1st. I would suggest you to stick to one option. Letter box + online may lock you out, totally. someone told me to ...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: E-appointment calendar full until feb 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 7570

Re: E-appointment calendar full until feb 2015?

fsx wrote:All I can say is keep trying every morning a couple of times around 8-9am. Spots will free up from time to time, but they will be gone quickly as well. We managed to get an early spot this way within a week of trying.
thanks, will definitely try that
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission
Replies: 19
Views: 46238

Re: RE: Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

2. Is there any other method to submit your application besides getting an e-Appointment? Not sure, heard you can drop in documents in their mailbox. 3. The website clearly states that submission of PR application is by appointment only. Is it possible to walk into the Permanent Resident Services C...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission
Replies: 19
Views: 46238

Re: RE: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

ecureilx wrote:
American wrote:
If you ask for refund they can take their own sweet time to return it :).

point taken, thanks
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission
Replies: 19
Views: 46238

Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

Hi All, I have decided to apply for the PR. However, after I filled in all of the necessary paperwork and tried to find a slot in the e-Appointments system, there is nothing available. From January 2017 onwards, there aren't any PR slots open. For those that have recently managed to get an appointm...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission
Replies: 19
Views: 46238

Re: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

adding on top. for appointments, best is you should book the earliest available date even if it is on january 2017. assuming that is your "best case scenario" at least you already secure a slot. note that you STILL can change your appointment date twice, therefore ... after grabbing a slot for your...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission
Replies: 19
Views: 46238

No slots left in e-Appointments System for PR Application Submission

Hi All, I have decided to apply for the PR. However, after I filled in all of the necessary paperwork and tried to find a slot in the e-Appointments system, there is nothing available. From January 2017 onwards, there aren't any PR slots open. For those that have recently managed to get an appointme...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: E-appointment calendar full until feb 2015?
Replies: 15
Views: 7570

Re: E-appointment calendar full until feb 2015?

Just to add to the statistics, we had our PR approved today! Applied: August 2014 Approved: March 2015 (6.5 months) We've been on EP\DP in Singapore since the start of 2009, this was our first PR application. Me: Caucasian European, 40 yrs Creative\Digital entertainment Industry professional Switch...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Stamford American School vs UWCSEA, advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 12716

Re: Stamford American School vs UWCSEA, advice please!

I think the important thing is to consider the mission of the school you are applying for. From my observation and experiences with visiting multiple international schools here, beyond the above schools (UWC, Tanglin, SAS, ICS), and a few other country or country-association sponsored schools, most ...
by American
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Impossible to get appointment with ICA to apply for PR
Replies: 13
Views: 5663

Re: Impossible to get appointment with ICA to apply for PR

When you originally apply online, you get allocated a slot six months into the future. This is standard for all applications... Do you know this for a fact / observations / personal experience ? Fact : when you apply online you are guaranteed an appointment in the future - ICA makes it for you Obse...
by American
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Stamford American School vs UWCSEA, advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 12716

Re: Stamford American School vs UWCSEA, advice please!

Neither. Both are for profit. Perhaps UWC is marginally better. Location is an issue too. (Not for profit is my preferred choice. SAS/ICS and some others are in this category for American curriculum). UWC is a NON-PROFIT school. ICS is not a true NON-PROFIT school. The associated church looks to ma...
by American
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Lease Renewal Commission for Agent after 2 years?!?
Replies: 15
Views: 18904

Re: Lease Renewal Commission for Agent after 2 years?!?

Has there been any legal precedent in Singapore where a tenant refused to pay the renewal commission and won, because of the agents non performance of basic duties involving major defect repair follow up with the landlord and just generally being unresponsive to all contact from the tenant throughou...

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