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by jpatokal
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Dependent Pass not allowed to incorporate a private limited
Replies: 123
Views: 81215

Is there really a point to raising the paid-up capital / issued share capital of a company? It's a serious question from someone who isn't fluent in all these accountancy issues - I just don't see why the company's account balance isn't the most important thing. Just as a data point: I started my c...
by jpatokal
Sat, 20 Feb 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Visa Run FROM Singapore requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 2809

Re: Visa Run FROM Singa?? Requirements

Why haven't you tried for the LTVSP you need to document you have been in a relationship, before arriving! do a search on here, there is plenty of people in the same boat! Though the boyfriend must be in the income bracket to show he can support you as far as I know. I doubt they can get an LTSVP i...
by jpatokal
Sat, 20 Feb 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Average salaries in Singapore
Replies: 633
Views: 1313694

Anybody? First rule of being an expat: never accept a lower salary. So if you earn A$200k now, and they offer you anything less than S$250k, then tell them to take a hike. They'll try to tell you expenses in Sg are lower yadda yadda, and they may even be right, but what happens if you accept a lowe...
by jpatokal
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving companies, Singapore to Australia
Replies: 38
Views: 64255

Just an update on this: the finalists were Relocasia and Oxford, and Oxford shot themselves in the feet so repeatedly that Relocasia won pretty much by default. Let's compare! Oxford: - took a week to come up with a vague two-line quote - took the better part of a week to reply to my request for a s...
by jpatokal
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Tenancy agreements/leases and your rights as a tenant
Replies: 827
Views: 589294

Poor coachtravel - doesn't it seem ridiculous? Surely with an IC and the name of the landlords the government would have their address recorded and filed somewhere... Of course it does, it's just not handed out for privacy reasons. What amazes me is that this is the same country where I'm expected ...
by jpatokal
Fri, 19 Feb 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Insufficient measures in place to protect the rights of tena
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

Unfortunately you can't skip the last rental payment. They need to inform you in writing and also produce a proper receipt of such things, they can't pluck numbers out of thin air! You shouldn't do either, but both happen regularly. Not paying your last rent is tricky, because they can legally kick...
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: A good divorce lawyer and other advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 13035

I will look him up... It's a company. http://www.harryelias.com.sg/ As for the fees, actually I have no idea what lawyer fees are like in Singapore. Is $500/hour quite usual, or is it towards the higher end? Definitely toward the higher end. Gotta pay those Raffles Place rents somehow :cool: (Discl...
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Any remedies for on/off headache?
Replies: 19
Views: 6560

Do it on a regular daily basis, maybe twice a day. Not only does it purify the body, ie take the toxins out of the body, it eases tension headaches and is also a good prevention for colds and coughs. Stops snoring at night too as it clears the unwanted mucus in a person's respiratory system. :roll:...
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: what website do you read
Replies: 18
Views: 6455

irvine wrote:The Temasek Review!
The occasional minor scoop or nugget of informative comment, buried in an avalanche of vitriol. They'd be so much better if they learned to reports "just the facts ma'am" instead of spending half their time making jibes at the MSM/PAP/LKY/...
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Going to the Casino
Replies: 39
Views: 18165

RWS is not just fining but getting police to arrest any naughty Singaporeans and PRs. From Today : (NB: not a part of Lord Voldemort Press Holdings) The casino has been open for less than 72 hours and already several Singaporeans and permanent residents have tried to get in without paying the $100 l...
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Divorce Advice
Replies: 15
Views: 11857

mondaymorningquarterback wrote:How about you grow the f--- up and be a good husband and father?
http://www.theonion.com/content/video/n ... _marriages
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Desperately looking for a six month condo lease
Replies: 10
Views: 6842

Don't miss the Classifieds here, lots of short-term/take-over leases listed:

http://classifieds.singaporeexpats.com/ ... hp/cat/120
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: A good divorce lawyer and other advice needed
Replies: 9
Views: 13035

carolynW wrote:Several friends of mine has used Harry Elias, apparently highly recommended and specialise in this area.
Last I checked, Harry Elias does mostly commercial law. But if you want to pay $500/hour...
by jpatokal
Thu, 18 Feb 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Insufficient measures in place to protect the rights of tena
Replies: 16
Views: 6364

Uhh... yes. You're preaching to the choir here.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic60579.html

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