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by jpatokal
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Getting a Certificate of Clearance *from* Singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 7822

Getting a Certificate of Clearance *from* Singapore

If you're an expat moving to Singapore, this post is not for you... but if you're an expat moving on from Singapore to somewhere else, you may well find this handy. So. When applying for long-term visas, many if not most countries require that you submit a criminal background check from countries yo...
by jpatokal
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: The new criteria for EP's w.e.f. January 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 37162

Just a data point: A friend who's been in Sg two years recently applied to renew his P1 EP, but with a salary under $8000. He was fully expecting to get bumped down to P2, but no, the renewal came through as P1. So, surprisingly enough, there is apparently some leeway in these rules for people alrea...
by jpatokal
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: looking for clubbing khakis
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: looking for clubbing khakis

Raymon wrote:Hi I am looking for clubbing khakis on weekends sat anyone interested?
SMS beat me to it :mad: , but at least I can share a pic of clubbing khakis that will make all the SPGs turn their heads:

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by jpatokal
Mon, 04 Oct 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Set up Private Limited Company In Singapore
Replies: 4
Views: 5623

With all due respect, if you can't find answers to at least half those questions in 5 minutes of googling, maybe you should reconsider trying to run your own company... :o
by jpatokal
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving companies, Singapore to Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 64727

Better late than never, so... So far you are the only one who has posted the positive feedback on their service. Wonder whether you have recommended Relocasia or you happen to know other people who have used their service and have the same positive comments? My only experience with Relocasia was my ...
by jpatokal
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Living Near Changi Business Park
Replies: 24
Views: 972480

Not entirely true, Bedok, Kembangan etc are on the same line as Expo, just have to make sure you get on the right train They stopped running direct trains to Changi Airport quite a few years ago, now it's shuttle service only so you always have to change trains (cross-platform) at Tanah Merah. And ...
by jpatokal
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 50000 PRs: become citizens or leave Singapore?
Replies: 2
Views: 3267

:oops!:

Well, at least this thread as a pointer, some people expecting a topic with in the right forum with sensible keywords in the title may actually find it :P
by jpatokal
Wed, 15 Sep 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: MBA - Members Of Bhartiya Association
Topic: Owner/ Owner's Agent Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 8273

LongTimeHere, brilliant advice -- that was probably the best first post to SgExpats I've ever seen! Please stick around for a bit longer :cool:
by jpatokal
Mon, 13 Sep 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: 50000 PRs: become citizens or leave Singapore?
Replies: 2
Views: 3267

50000 PRs: become citizens or leave Singapore?

I'm a little surprised to find no discussion here about SM Goh's remarks re: 50,000 PR holders being given the 'choice' of either becoming citizens or having to leave the country. Summary at Temasek Review, including "clarification": http://www.temasekreview.com/2010/09/10/getting-prs-to-become-citi...
by jpatokal
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: The 'Best credit cards for air miles accrual' master thread
Replies: 145
Views: 275204

Money Magazine always does a good comparison of CC cards in Australia, ie which are cheapest, which have lowest interest, which have best rewards. Yup, there's an entire forum devoted to Aussie pointsluts: http://www.frequentflyer.com.au/community/ Unfortunately it's all a bit academic, since unles...
by jpatokal
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends
Topic: Looking for native Japanese friends :)
Replies: 6
Views: 5246

Mosy on over to http://singaweb.net, which is the Japanese version of SingaporeExpats.
by jpatokal
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 8:48 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Tiger Airways
Replies: 7
Views: 4347

Re: Tiger Airways

revhappy wrote:OT, Tiger stopped the SIN- langkawi route? Thats sad. Now Airasia will have full monopoly over that route, as Jetstar doesnt fly.
Not much of a monopoly when Silk and MAS also fly the same route...
by jpatokal
Fri, 23 Apr 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving companies, Singapore to Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 64727

Furniture costs an arm and a leg these days in Australia, and not even good quality at that. with this exception... I probably would have sold up everything and bought new or second hand upon arriving in Australia. As noted above, we actually had a pretty minimal amount of stuff (mostly clothes, bo...
by jpatokal
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: ICA's employment policy for Visit Pass Holders like Spouses
Replies: 4
Views: 4557

Didn't we discuss this in an earlier thread? While I agree that salary (definitely) and directors' fees (almost certainly) would be considered "work" in Singapore, there's nothing stopping her from getting/buying some of your shares and earning nice, juicy, tax-free dividends on them. Try not to get...
by jpatokal
Thu, 22 Apr 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Credit Card & Banking in Singapore
Topic: The 'Best credit cards for air miles accrual' master thread
Replies: 145
Views: 275204

My main mileage earning card for a long time was DBS Black Amex. Standard rate is one KrisFlyer mile per S$0.80, but some shops -- mostly boutiquey kinda places only though -- give double miles and, more usefully, they have "double points on overseas spending" promos every now and then. They can aff...

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