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by curiousgeorge
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: National Service
Topic: Is National Service required for Canadian citizen on Singaporean PR
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

Re: Is National Service required for Canadian citizen on Singaporean PR

As Indian citizens with Canadian PR, you probably won't even get SG PR anyway as you already look like PR "shoppers". I've seen it happen with a Swiss Ang Moh with Australian PR earning >$1m per year.
by curiousgeorge
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Decent men's shoes
Replies: 11
Views: 4584

Re: Decent men's shoes

Also, anyone tried ordering decent shoes online from UK or US? Any issues with import duties, GST, delivery etc? Cheers GST: 700 and below, you're good. . I think its $400 and below is free. I do a lot of online shopping. As for shows, there is a bespoke cobbler at Orchard Gateway, around the corne...
by curiousgeorge
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Boating Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 24278

Re: Boating Costs

I figured in the region of $1m if its the boat I am thinking of ;) It was on the market for quite a while in fact. Not many people with the dosh for that kind of thing. I suppose if they were paying $20k a month for a penthouse in Sentosa then they will be "saving" after owning the houseboat for 4yr...
by curiousgeorge
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Boating Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 24278

Re: Boating Costs

Curiousgeorge, I am merely curious here, are the fees and costs worse for a boat that you live in? I am merely curious as I know someone that bought a huge 4 bed boat and its berth at One Degree and apparently it is cheaper and they are saving money compared to rental Well its more expensive than a...
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Boating Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 24278

Re: Boating Costs

bgd wrote:
Yacht clubs make a cost effective alternative to the country club scene, if you don't play golf.

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Indeed, and if you consider that a $4500 three-year membership includes Gym access, its probably on par with most gym memberships too.
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Boating Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 24278

Re: Boating Costs

As an aside, my brother-in-law is into his boats and was looking for a base. I suggested Sg but he discounted that due to pirates. I laughed at the time but have been reading recently that it is becoming a much bigger problem again in the Malacca Strait. He chose the Gold Coast. Still think he woul...
by curiousgeorge
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Boating Costs
Replies: 17
Views: 24278

Re: Boating Costs

Here I am :) No longer living on a boat, but can still help. Firstly, to store a boat anywhere you'll need a yacht club membership. The likes of One Degree 15 charge about $75,000, but you can probably get a transferred membership thru a membership broker for 15-20k. On the other hand, somewhere lik...
by curiousgeorge
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Help! I canno do pushup at all even practising for 3 months
Replies: 3
Views: 3194

Re: Help! I canno do pushup at all even practising for 3 months

Try doing push ups while on your knees, not on your toes. Then build from there.
by curiousgeorge
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Am I doing something wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 6261

Re: Am I doing something wrong?

I'm referring to the single payment which they extract via GIRO Right. I can do that. What I wanted to do was the monthly withdrawal. I have two accounts. One with Citi SG. One with Citi NA. I can transfer between the two easily, but only up to USD 1000/day. I have a local Citi account and pay IRAS...
by curiousgeorge
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 9:01 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejection
Replies: 15
Views: 5944

Re: PR Rejection

Field: Corporate [edited for fear of outing myself] Current Salary: $30,000+ per month A couple of things spring to mind: Firstly, why are you not on PEP? That would offer short-term security at least instead of EP. Secondly, at that kind of salary you might be considered high-flying enough to be p...
by curiousgeorge
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 10:17 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: PR Rejected
Replies: 12
Views: 2641

Re: PR Rejected

Sorry to hear about the outcome, and all the best for your appeal. My circumstances were similar to yours, but working in a known "desirable" industry, and I applied about 6 yrs ago now. A couple of observations from your post: 1) You don't give the nature of your business: if its something like rec...
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Recent PR and Citizen successes
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Re: Recent PR and Citizen successes

ful babu wrote:
curiousgeorge wrote: Applied for citizenship in Dec 2015 and received AIP in April 2015.
Did you mean applied in Dec 2014 / 2013 ?
Sorry, my mistake. Applied in Dec 2014 and Received AIP April 2015. Pretty fast!
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Place to buy dinnerware
Replies: 17
Views: 4239

Re: Place to buy dinnerware

If you like Tott (and I do), then you should also try Sia Huat on Temple Street. Tott is basically the glitzy side of the same business, Sia Huat is a bit more pro. A lot of items sold in both stores, I believe SH is cheaper...
by curiousgeorge
Sat, 30 May 2015 11:52 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Recent PR and Citizen successes
Replies: 4
Views: 2256

Recent PR and Citizen successes

Just to add to the knowledge bank here, two recent success stories: 1) Single Male, 38, earning 4k pm, been in Singapore 15 years. Applied PR in November 2014 and received AIP in Feb 2015. Malaysian Chinese. 2) Single female. 45yrs old, been in Singapore 35yrs, PR for 30yrs. Earning >20k pm. Applied...
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 26 May 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3375

Re: Does having a PEP make you a more favorable candidate?

You mean more favourable to the company? I guess technically it saves them a little bit of work applying for an EP, but if they are considering candidates at the kind of salary level that is required for a PEP, then chances of refusing the EP are slim anyway. Another way of looking at it - with a PE...

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