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by teck21
Tue, 28 Feb 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: First wedding, then baby's full month?
Replies: 35
Views: 25695

I'd give 20 bucks tops for each of myself, spouse or miscellaneous associated adult in my party. If that doesn't cover the cost of their celebration, it really is their own problem for being unnecessarily extravagant. And who worded their invitation for them? Probably themselves, but that's part of ...
by teck21
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dyson
Replies: 17
Views: 8809

Sounds about right, I once needed a part and went there to get it. Can't remember the reason now, but I was unable to make payment at that point in time, and the lovely gentleman said I could just take it first, and make payment another time. Item value was about $70 I think. It took me 7 months to ...
by teck21
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Can't buy HDB if spouse owns any property.
Replies: 15
Views: 11710

I am fairly certain that anyone eligible to purchase a resale HDB flat, can do so even if any party owns property elsewhere, just that the other property/ies need to be disposed of within 6 months of the purchase of the HDB resale. Thereafter, buyer of HDB flat is not allowed to own other residentia...
by teck21
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Need help..
Replies: 32
Views: 11470

Your field of expertise is extremely contact dependent, so not having any severely hampers your ability to find something decent.

And now's generally not a very opportune time to seek employment of the type you seek.
by teck21
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Can I be evicted w/o an early termination clause?
Replies: 14
Views: 7117

Just remember that she can under NO circumstances enter the property without your consent to do anything WHATSOEVER. Short of dire emergency repair work (maybe the kitchen's on fire), which I assume is not the case. All communications to be recorded. You could send letters, but that's a bit old-fash...
by teck21
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can a Foreigner purchase a Landed Property in Singapore ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6983

I think when it comes to foreigners buying landed property, the option-to-purchase usually includes an extra clause that allows to buyer to pull out of the transaction with no penalty if approval cannot be granted for the purchase.

I'm not totally certain, but I think it's there.
by teck21
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Serangoon/Woodleigh Areas??
Replies: 5
Views: 5845

Everything there is just a train ride of a few minutes away, a little bit longer if you wish to travel a bit further from suburban shopping areas. There's a whole former Muslim cemetery just across the road from SAIS that serves well as a park for now. :) Other than that, Singapore is really quite s...
by teck21
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Downward pressure on condo rentals?
Replies: 99
Views: 48469

I agree with Segue. What's happening with a lot of investment units is that many owners are refusing to rent them out for anything less than 'market' rates, because that will bring their yield down and lessen the price they believe they can ask for if they want to sell in the short term. And they ca...
by teck21
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Fined for Littering
Replies: 8
Views: 5375

Re: Fined for Littering

nicksg wrote:Hi,

My friend was fined for littering in Singapore. He is a foriegner holding work visa.

Is there any issue for him in his employment later like getting EP approved from MOM.

Please help.
Singapore is not that...bad!
by teck21
Sat, 21 Jan 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Life Coaching
Replies: 36
Views: 20474

I used to be extremely sceptical of life or any sort of character coaching, and I still am. But I can see how it may be useful to some. I used to think Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad, Poor Dad was a lot of fluff. empty inspirational talk designed simply to part the reader from his or her money. But I no...
by teck21
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: CHINESE NEW YEAR DO'S & DON'TS
Replies: 23
Views: 12383

Do... Pay off all your debts within the next 3 days. Inauspicious to carry debt over to the new year. Might have been sound advice a few hundred years ago. Good luck trying to pay off your mortgage now! Don't...sweep the floor on New year's Day (or eve, or something). You'll be sweeping away all you...
by teck21
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Translation
Replies: 7
Views: 4976

My mandarin isn't fantastic by any means, want to post what you have here?

I can tell you real quickly if I can, or cannot be of help.
by teck21
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: WSJ: Singapore Inc. Needs a Rethink, Economists Say
Replies: 17
Views: 13235

Anecdotal, I do find the perceived need by so many locals that they must have a car (kiasu?) mind-boggling. Especially when so many foreigners show up (likely) making significantly more salary are just too happy to give up their cars. Agree, HK just simply does not have a car ownership culture. I n...
by teck21
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: WSJ: Singapore Inc. Needs a Rethink, Economists Say
Replies: 17
Views: 13235

But wouldn't this utterly destroy the "less well-off"'s ability to purchase? If people can't make ends meet now, how will they swing a mortgage when 20% tax-free (plus a match of 17%) of their income that used to cover that payment now cannot? CPF would need to be entirely re-designed. Hmm, I was c...
by teck21
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 10:15 am
Forum: Strictly Speaking
Topic: WSJ: Singapore Inc. Needs a Rethink, Economists Say
Replies: 17
Views: 13235

Yes, it was interesting to read Ho Kwon Ping's interview in the paper today regarding the issue of wage disparity in Singapore. On how Singapore had a two-track wage economy whereby there existed an international well-paid one, and a poorly-trained and poorly-remunerated domestic economy. He pointed...

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