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Postby Hannieroo » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:25 am

You're perfectly correct. When we were expat in the States I made it perfectly clear to our relocation agent that I had standards and local just wasn't going to do.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:33 am

:wink: :lol: :cool:

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Darn Strait!

Postby TryingTBBMom » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:54 am

You are on it Hanni!
The terminology "local" leaves the door right open.
Thus one should always do their homework on the country, and location they are moving to. It need not matter if it's the USA or anywhere else in this world. It's so important that you are armed with as much info, especially when kids are involved. So i say, get to know as much as you can,make a realistic list of what you can and cannot as a family deal with, what you are willing to give-up for the great privilege of seeing the world and keep an open mind. The rest will either work itself out or you throw in the towel. Either way, it's an experience… I am grateful for everyday.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:17 am

I still miss the point in suggesting to someone accommodation budget around 10k if we have no clue about the package this person may be able to request and the packages vary a lot. IMHO what you gave is a false impression that living in Singapore in a housing with (for example) 4-6k rent is something almost unbearable. I am really happy for you and your social circle that does not stay in anything that cheap but there are many people around, expats, living also in HDB and probably equally happy with their places. Sure, more money, better, but let's be realistic, not everybody will get it and they will still be happy coming to Singapore with somehow thinner wallets.

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Did not say… do not own

Postby TryingTBBMom » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:46 am

X9200, Please do not presume to misquote me nor did I ever say the words,"life would be unbearable" to live in a place between 4-6K.
This is a forum to give helpful advise not a place where you get to take out your personal issues. Who and what my social circle is, is not important.
Anyone who can read knows exactly what I said and stated as my opinion.
If I am not mistaken we were asked "our" opinion originally.
Singapore has a wide range of social strata.
Are you going to say that is misleading? or false?
Yes, you could be right that it is mute to ask for a package that may or may not be within the budget, but as the blogger did not give out that info, her questions were answered from a variety of viewpoints.

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Re: Did not say… do not own

Postby x9200 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:14 pm

TryingTBBMom wrote:X9200, Please do not presume to misquote me nor did I ever say the words,"life would be unbearable" to live in a place between 4-6K.
This is a forum to give helpful advise not a place where you get to take out your personal issues. Who and what my social circle is, is not important.

That would seem so, but if I undesrstood it correctly you used it as a base to support the objectivity of your judgement.

Anyone who can read knows exactly what I said and stated as my opinion.
If I am not mistaken we were asked "our" opinion originally.
Singapore has a wide range of social strata.
Are you going to say that is misleading? or false?

This one not, but this: "I would say in a expat quality condo complex 3-4 bedroom w/ maids quarters near a MRT your looking at min.10K" sounds pretty categorical and misliding to me. I am not the only one questioning it in this thread.

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Postby Hannieroo » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:34 pm

I didn't see maid's quarters. Yes, I'd be leaving my 3 year old and newborn with somebody I pay $500 a month to and lives in a pantry.

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Really??

Postby TryingTBBMom » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:04 pm

Are you seriously arguing that your opinion has more validity than anyone else who takes the time to share?
I am not going to respond to this silly banter. The OP will make up her own mind and I wish her every success on her journey to Singapore. This is a lovely country with a lot to offer. I hope her impression of the expats trying to give our personal experience and advise is not clouded by this nonsense in the last retort by X9200.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:15 pm

Do you think I talk nonsenses because you think I am poor? I will surely have a sleepless night after this.

BTW, do you drive a big SUV?

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Sad

Postby TryingTBBMom » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:22 pm

Ahhhh so sad, your bigotry is showing.

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Postby Hannieroo » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:26 pm

You must be poor. You live in Bukit Batok. I bet it's not even expat quality.

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YOU?

Postby TryingTBBMom » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:29 pm

And No You don't even cross my mind. I have no opinion of you. I do not know you, I have no knowledge of you being rich or poor…Nor does it have anything to do with answering a Question on relocation to Singapore.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:35 pm

It's almost like "Mary Hatch Bailey / road.not.taken / beenhere10years" all over again.
:o :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:41 pm

Hannieroo wrote:You must be poor. You live in Bukit Batok. I bet it's not even expat quality.

Hey, c'mon, I have marble on the floor and a marble bathroom sink. I think I've seen one like this in the web page of Marriott Hotel in KL. This must be an expat quality.

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Postby Hannieroo » Tue, 25 Mar 2014 1:48 pm

Only one bathroom? Only one sink? How plebeian. Although my maid says Marriots are very nice.


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