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Postby Lin26 » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 2:12 pm

Hi all,

May I have your advices for my pr chances?

Myanmar / Ex-Master mariner / age 42
Manager in shipping company
Salary : basic 7500 / gross 8500 (+ 3 months bonus normally)

Spouse - Myanmar / BA degree holder / age 41
Working as Assistance cashier recently
Salary : 1000

Son - studied in P5.

We all stayed in Singapore almost 3 years now.

Last year Nov'13, we applied PR for all of us. But PR rejection letter received in Feb'14. Now I am taking next appointment on Feb'15. What is our chances?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 3:52 pm

Aside from everybody being one year older, if there are not any real and substantial changes, I'd have to say probably zero.

It's also too soon to reaplly anyway. One should wait at least two years before reapplying to show them that you are a staying and are not desperate to become a PR just to buy an HDB resale flat.

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Postby PNGMK » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 4:53 pm

Very low - being from Burma doesn't help (no cultural link) and being the marine industry (a sunset industry now) is very negative. Good luck tho.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 6:32 pm

PNGMK, the merchant marines a sunset industry? You would have though that Maersk wouldn't have bothered to build those last three three super container ships then, right? They must know something you don't. I don't see how the shipping industry would ever be a sunset industry.

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Postby curiousgeorge » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 6:45 pm

^^ This.

I guess all the promotions for shipping industry jobs by the Port Services Authority weekly in the ST is indicative of "twilight"?!

The five new container cranes that arrive every three months and are being installed around reclaimed land in Pasir Panjang?

The first of many cruise lines now lining up Singapore to be the Port Canaveral of the East - home of the cruise line industry and home port to some of the biggest cruise ships in the world.

Twilight, I lolled.


FOr the OP: actually your line of work might be in your favour as there is a such a lack of skills in SG at the moment. However, if you've not been here a minimum of 5yrs then no point applying for PR.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 7:46 pm

Nah, PNGMK was thinking about our industry, the offshore oil exploration industry and LNG & VLCCs carrying oil/gas instead of via pipeline.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 9:46 pm

original post deleted as usual :???:
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:32 pm

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