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by x9200
Tue, 09 Oct 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Blaming mummy daddy won't avoid NS
Replies: 2
Views: 1319

Re: Blaming mummy daddy won't avoid NS

Blaming mummy and daddy - fine, but being educated as a lawyer and missing the whole NS issue, this is something extremely difficult to believe.
by x9200
Sat, 29 Sep 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore
Replies: 46
Views: 14560

Re: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore

Thanks SE. ~120W self-freezing ice cream making machine. It's TEC (Peltier) based so no compressor/electric motor except perhaps a cooling fan to remove the heat. Nb. I don't understand why this one: https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/safety-site-transformers/1226711/ is so cheap. It's rated 2k2W and it...
by x9200
Sat, 29 Sep 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore
Replies: 46
Views: 14560

Re: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore

I am thinking of buying an isolation transformer but looking for a cheaper alternatives to what PNGMK recommended earlier. I found this one which seems the right thing (except for no stock and I see no drawing) but would appreciate your opinion: https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/safety-site-transforme...
by x9200
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore
Replies: 46
Views: 14560

Re: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore

I am thinking of buying an isolation transformer but looking for a cheaper alternatives to what PNGMK recommended earlier. I found this one which seems the right thing (except for no stock and I see no drawing) but would appreciate your opinion: https://sg.rs-online.com/web/p/safety-site-transformer...
by x9200
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Looking for work - but why Singapore?
Replies: 20
Views: 3654

Re: Looking for work - but why Singapore?

We both have significant Project Management Experience in the UK Automotive industry. Not really any significant car manufacturing in Singapore but I believe some industry for the parts supply (i.e. automotive electronic components) is still around. I would check out some names like for example Del...
by x9200
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
Topic: Outburst
Replies: 10
Views: 3593

Re: Outburst

Suicide is a selfish act. It's also an act where the person assumes they wholly own their body. They don't - so many people have contributed to them over their life. It's not their life to take. I am fairly sure the folk don't commit suicide for fun. The folks who "contributed" are probably the pri...
by x9200
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:16 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Apply For EP As Director or Employee?
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Apply For EP As Director or Employee?

Perhaps you should also consider MLI. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multilateral_Convention_to_Implement_Tax_Treaty_Related_Measures_to_Prevent_Base_Erosion_and_Profit_Shifting NZ already ratified it. Singapore not yet, but is the part of the treaty so this is going to happen sooner or later. As far...
by x9200
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore
Replies: 46
Views: 14560

Re: Challenge of Voltage/Digital standards differences between USA and Singapore

No person shall use an auto-transformer to supply electricity to — (a) a socket-outlet; (b) a portable appliance, unless the auto-transformer is contained therein; (c) an electric toy; or (d) any extra-low voltage circuit. https://sso.agc.gov.sg/SL-Rev/EA2001-RG5/Published/20040229?DocDate=20040229...
by x9200
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 21918

Re: Employment Pass Renewals - 2018

6K could be considered low depending on what you are doing. So if you are doing something specialized in IT for example, which locals can't do, then your employer has to justify your value by paying an appropriate salary. The govt is pushing employers to consider locals or even hire freshers and tr...
by x9200
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 9:03 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: REP earliest date for renewal?
Replies: 9
Views: 1481

Re: REP earliest date for renewal?

Is there a downside to renewing early? Heard some rumors that ICA doesn't like too early applications?! True or fake news? I don't see any reason why ICA should see it bad. We are talking about a 3 month window. But the downside of renewing earlier is that you lose the REP time. Upon successful ren...
by x9200
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: LTVP Chances for foreigner Pregnant Wife
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

Re: LTVP Chances for foreigner Pregnant Wife

Dear Forumner, i'm in the stage of getting ROM with my wife and thus applying LTVP for her. Look up on many post regarding LTVP and it's actually causing me to panic... We applied for Pre-assessment twice and got rejected, no choice gotta ROM straight as she's pregnant. From April till now, all her...
by x9200
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: break the lease if TA not stamped
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: break the lease if TA not stamped

Hi, we have found the unit signed a LOI and TA, and paid 1 month deposit. After than we have changed our mind and found a better unit that suits our needs. What are my chances to get out of the old agreement - we still have not moved in and the agreement is not stamped. I have informed the agent, a...
by x9200
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Questions about the NEA, mosquitos and the compound court
Replies: 12
Views: 12828

Re: Questions about the NEA, mosquitos and the compound court

Exodus001 wrote:@sundaymorningstaple - And that's your just own opinion on what is reasonable. So deal with it your good self.
Your whining here is the best proof of the gov practices to be not only reasonable but necessary and targeted at the right places.
by x9200
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Street trees disappearing
Replies: 26
Views: 4082

Re: Street trees disappearing

I have moved to Jurong last couple of months back, after spending ages in Tampines. This part of the island is very green, full of trees and water, I stay in Lakeside. However there are lots of mosquitoes and ants in our house. The area is nice but there is like semi-permanent dengue cluster around...

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