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by aargon
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Negotiating with brokers on rental prices
Replies: 3
Views: 4906

Negotiating with brokers on rental prices

generally, how much negotiation do you do when determining or making an offer on a place for rent? I see on the property section here, there are those who are listed as "make an offer" vs those with a set price. For those with set prices, would you still negotiate, and generally by how much? For tho...
by aargon
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Take home pay each month if earning $200K
Replies: 9
Views: 3386

Take home pay each month if earning $200K

Say you are an new expat to Singapore and earned $200,000 per year, is it fair to say, your take home pay each month after tax would be roughly 180,000/12=$14,800? I`m assuming that you would not be part of the CPF scheme, but wondering what other costs you need to factor you get your net pay. Thanks
by aargon
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Singapore Heat
Replies: 13
Views: 5597

Singapore Heat

Ok, this might sound like a strange question, but do most offices in Singapore have showers?

any suggestions or experiences appreciated.

thanks
by aargon
Mon, 21 Sep 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: TV compatibility with Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Thanks for the replies. Worst case scenario (assuming I cant sell it here before I leave), I`ll use it just to watch DVDs.....
by aargon
Sun, 20 Sep 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: TV compatibility with Japan
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

TV compatibility with Japan

Hi everyone, I will be relocating from Japan shortly and was wondering whether my 46inch Plasma TV (bought in Japan) will work in Singapore. I`ve heard stories that the TVs in Japan are digital and specifically made for the Japan market, hence will not work overseas. I also plan to subscribe to cabl...

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