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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Barnsley » Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:00 am

earthfriendly wrote:Oh no, with the lower expat population, will that make you feel more isolated? And lonely?


I am quite isolated from "expats" anyway so no change for me , thanks for the concern though O:)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Apr 2016 1:24 pm

Bout the closest I get to expats is our occasional Eagles gatherings. Otherwise, I'm normally surrounded by local. Even my work place is 99.3% local/regional types. No big deal.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 13 Apr 2016 1:40 pm

In my case usually surrounded by idiots. I don't segregate based on nationality. :D
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Apr 2016 1:48 pm

^^^^^THIS!

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Edroche » Fri, 15 Apr 2016 2:46 pm

I've also seen this quite a lot, particularly in the past year with Aussies and British leaving. Mainly due to cost of educating the kids then rent. In my 10th year here. PR, married to local, own HDB. I’ll be here for the long term or as long as the dollars work out primarily because it is still the best alternative for us when it comes to raising a family. Just couldn’t afford it ‘back home’. Having said that, it does come at a big price - living in an adolescent society that is dominated by a culture that generally doesn't integrate well with other cultures.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Apr 2016 3:19 pm

Spot on Ed. Even the extended family fits the adolescent society parameters as well, don't it! LOL

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Wd40 » Sun, 17 Apr 2016 11:53 am

Article related to drop in rental prices:

https://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/shift ... ector.html

I just looked at some ads in PGuru site, for Yishun, prices there are now quoting at $1600 for 2 bd HDB. This is like back to the good old times of 2009-2010.

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 1:02 pm

Bloomberg - Tenants Rule as Singapore's Home, Office and Retail Rents Drop http://bloom.bg/1r33LXd

Best time to be a tenant in Singapore.

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Brah » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 1:27 pm

Wd40 wrote:Bloomberg - Tenants Rule as Singapore's Home, Office and Retail Rents Drop http://bloom.bg/1r33LXd

Best time to be a tenant in Singapore.

Good article and agree, but it is still much more expensive here than a lot of other places with less reasons to stay here any longer every day.

Am realizing this the more I speak with those in the States, what they get to live in houses for the money I spend on someone else's apartment. And a stronger job market there.

It's also a case to too little too late. Those who would have benefited and perhaps stayed on longer, have left or are planning to. As the title of this thread says.

Just found out yesterday yet another close mate is leaving, which came as a shock as that means my original group will all be gone within this year.

Including me, the way things are panning out.
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Postby Wd40 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 1:51 pm

Brah wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Bloomberg - Tenants Rule as Singapore's Home, Office and Retail Rents Drop http://bloom.bg/1r33LXd

Best time to be a tenant in Singapore.

Good article and agree, but it is still much more expensive here than a lot of other places with less reasons to stay here any longer every day.

Am realizing this the more I speak with those in the States, what they get to live in houses for the money I spend on someone else's apartment. And a stronger job market there.

It's also a case to too little too late. Those who would have benefited and perhaps stayed on longer, have left or are planning to. As the title of this thread says.

Just found out yesterday yet another close mate is leaving, which came as a shock as that means my original group will all be gone within this year.

Including me, the way things are panning out.

Yes, I just read from another forum that in Austin Texas you can buy a house for 400K. The rental yield is 8% whereas mortgage rate is 4-6%. So it is cheaper and better to buy there for your own stay or to rent out.

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Wd40 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 7:25 pm

Interesting article about immigration in Malaysia.

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2 ... ation-mess

I didnt know Malaysia is the largest net importer of labour in Asia. I would have imagined there is an exodus of minorities from Malaysia, with the kind of policies they have.

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Postby maneo » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 2:27 am

Wd40 wrote:Yes, I just read from another forum that in Austin Texas you can buy a house for 400K. The rental yield is 8% whereas mortgage rate is 4-6%. So it is cheaper and better to buy there for your own stay or to rent out.

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That's a bit high for Austin, unless you're talking about the ritzier districts like Leander or Marble Falls.
The median price for Austin has increased a bit the past few years, but it is currently only about $280K (~S$380K).
On a per sq.ft. basis that's equivalent to about S$200-300/sq.ft. for landed propertу.
That's quite cheap compared to SG, but it is smack in the middle of Texas.
At least the relatively high rental yields offset the high mortgage rates there in the US.

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby x9200 » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 7:27 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Bout the closest I get to expats is our occasional Eagles gatherings. Otherwise, I'm normally surrounded by local. Even my work place is 99.3% local/regional types. No big deal.

The Masterpro outlet in your office building seems to have 3 kinds of customers: local tradesmen, Caucasian expats and local DIY guys (smallest fraction), what is fanny to observe in this very local place, but not really that surprising.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 8:54 am

There are a number of us Caucasians working in the building. I use it fairly regularly. In fact about two weeks ago I bought three pairs of F-type Bessey bar clamps of varying sizes/lengths. They are directly below my office (but 4 floors down).

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Re: Everyone I know is leaving or already left

Postby Barnsley » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:27 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:There are a number of us Caucasians working in the building. I use it fairly regularly. In fact about two weeks ago I bought three pairs of F-type Bessey bar clamps of varying sizes/lengths. They are directly below my office (but 4 floors down).


Where do you work , there are 3 Masterpro places around me in Ubi.
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