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Postby FaeLLe » Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:00 am

Hello to everyone who knows me.

After living in Singapore for a few years and coming there first to study in 2007 it is now time to move back to the UK (sorry SMS this is why I missed the last meetup - premove trip).

It has been a great place to work and live in and the money to be made was amazing.
Lot of opportunities and great quality of life, Singapore gave me a lot to experience learn.

Some of the main reasons I decided to move away from Singapore - this is not meant to be a rant so you can consider it a portrayal of my thoughts.

- Sense of belonging? Me and SO was getting a bit put off by all the negative FT statements
- No certainity of settling down - As you grow older you want to sink your roots and not have to shift bases ever so often; there was no gurantee that I could ever call myself Singaporean
- Social life limitations - there is only so much you can do in Singapore
- The heat! Without dousing myself in sweat pore blocking deodorant I would be emitting body odour towards end of the day
- Allergies..... it must be something to do with the flora and fauna because I never get it when I am in a non humid country

I am glad I made some good financial decisions and investments in Singapore and they will continue remaining there.
The low tax rate regime will always be a competitive advantage.

Good luck to everyone and I will always continue being a part of this forum.
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Postby Primrose Hill » Wed, 05 Mar 2014 9:42 pm

Good luck

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 05 Mar 2014 9:49 pm

Good decision and good timing! UK's economy is on the rise.

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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:20 pm

Wd40 wrote:UK's economy is on the rise.

Really??????
(Especially when Russia is on a brink of cutting the gas to Europe!)

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:38 pm

Sergei82 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:UK's economy is on the rise.

Really??????
(Especially when Russia is on a brink of cutting the gas to Europe!)


Yes, I read this article couple of days back, published by our favorite bank:

https://www.credit-suisse.com/ch/en/new ... rowth.html

Makes lot of sense to me.

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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 05 Mar 2014 11:30 pm

But why I dun notice any intent of my UK bank to slow down its shift from SG to China?

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Postby FaeLLe » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:15 am

Sergei82 wrote:But why I dun notice any intent of my UK bank to slow down its shift from SG to China?


That would have to do more with Singapore not being a favorable offshoring location anymore (unlike yonder days).

Not sure it has anything to do with the financial indicator of the UK economy.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 1:47 am

Sergei82 wrote:But why I dun notice any intent of my UK bank to slow down its shift from SG to China?


There is a lot more going on than banking, at least outside of Singapore.


Good luck Faelle! I just started to settle in at my new location too. I miss somethings about Singapore, but most I don't. In fact, besides the Durian, I really only miss some friends there and the opportunities to get OUT of Singapore I had. (Harder to have a guys night out in Jakarta when you're ~18 hours and two flights away!)

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 9:08 am

Bye Faelle. Wish you all the best back in UK and don't be a stranger here!

:wave:

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:00 am

Sergei82 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:UK's economy is on the rise.

Really??????
(Especially when Russia is on a brink of cutting the gas to Europe!)


The UK doesn't get its Gas from Russia , according to this report UK gets less than 1% of its energy from Russia.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/je ... c-to-vlad/
Life is short, paddle harder!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:16 am

Faelle, Good luck on your move. It's a bummer we didn't all get a chance to meet you at the last gathering. Just because you are going back to the UK, you don't have to forget us. Stop in from time to time and give us a shout!

Cheers,
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Postby Beeroclock » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:37 am

Barnsley wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:UK's economy is on the rise.

Really??????
(Especially when Russia is on a brink of cutting the gas to Europe!)


The UK doesn't get its Gas from Russia , according to this report UK gets less than 1% of its energy from Russia.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/finance/je ... c-to-vlad/
not directly but the markets are connected (literally by a pipe under the sea called the interconnector) and spike in Europe gas price will surely effect uk too.

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 06 Mar 2014 10:39 am

Barnsley wrote:
Sergei82 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:UK's economy is on the rise.

Really??????
(Especially when Russia is on a brink of cutting the gas to Europe!)


The UK doesn't get its Gas from Russia , according to this report UK gets less than 1% of its energy from Russia.

Besides, I am pretty sure Russia cutting off/down the gas supply to Europe would suffer much more than majority (if not any) of the gas receiving EU countries. Short and long term.

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Postby Brah » Tue, 11 Mar 2014 1:11 am

Happened upon this thread and thought it would be good to hear from the two of you who left occasionally to see how once you're distanced from here how it a) feels to be away and b) how it feels to be back, once settled in.

I think anyone living overseas for an extended time goes through a few phases upon return (I wouldn't know as I have yet to do it, but feel my day is coming soon) - much like those phases of arriving in a new country.

Plus it's been a year or so since SE left, that's enough time to have it all sink in.

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 11 Mar 2014 8:41 am

Brah wrote:Happened upon this thread and thought it would be good to hear from the two of you who left occasionally to see how once you're distanced from here how it a) feels to be away and b) how it feels to be back, once settled in.

I think anyone living overseas for an extended time goes through a few phases upon return (I wouldn't know as I have yet to do it, but feel my day is coming soon) - much like those phases of arriving in a new country.

Plus it's been a year or so since SE left, that's enough time to have it all sink in.


Yeah it is nice to read I'm-back-home reports from RobSg and FaeLLe. Waiting for the rest to do so.


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