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Sharing activities with PR holder expats in Singapore.

Postby Onno Dries » Wed, 02 Mar 2016 5:45 pm

Is Singapore not a lovely place to be and live? We all hear that from the travellers, colleges and family that come to visit us how much they enjoy there stay here. And it is true, Singapore is wonderful and I may also say affordable. What I would like to initiate in this group chat is some group activity with other PR holders that have retired and live in Singapore. To suggest a few is cycling, golf, hiking, jogging, play pool, dart or bowling. Any other suggestions are welcome, the idea is to get together and have fun. May I also suggest that the activities do not need to be in Singapore. We can for example go for scuba diving in lots of other places so near around Singapore. The cycling and hiking can also be done across the boarder. So, anyone feels like some action in there retired life, let me know and get off our bottoms and make fun.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 02 Mar 2016 6:10 pm

Onno Dries wrote:So, anyone feels like some action in there retired life, let me know and get off our bottoms and make fun.


I guess you meant "their" ...


And I doubt many retirees make Singapore their home as a PR. ...

And Singapore doesn't have a retirement PR a la Malaysia or Philippines ..


Just saying ....


Ps , did you say Singapore and affordable and retire - in the same post ?

:o :o

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 02 Mar 2016 10:01 pm

Poor deluded fool.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 03 Mar 2016 3:03 am

I sympathise with the chap given it's his first post and he's making an effort.
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 03 Mar 2016 8:33 am

JR8 wrote:I sympathise with the chap given it's his first post and he's making an effort.


Maybe he got sold on the Singapore Dream !!!!!

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 03 Mar 2016 7:09 pm

Ecu, give him a break. I know you have a twinkle in your eye, but he won't know that.

I'm not sure SG is affordable, esp. not if you have brought 'Western habits' with you, but that's another topic.

Onno, I'd widen our your field, not just to retired PRs as they have usually been here quite some years and often have their own social lives all set up. If you included DPs/'trailing spouses' then that potentially would include a lot more people. Many of the latter have been in SG for years, haven't the ready-made social life that comes from an office job, and have to make an effort to find an external social life with others in a similar position.

This forum has an informal social side, for example a bunch of us 'The Eagles' periodically meet up for F+B and to chew the fat, usually somewhere located downtown. It's a good way to put names to screen-IDs and side activities might follow on from there. For example one such side-trip was a night out at the SG beerfest, which was a lot of fun.

It's previously been discussed having short trips ex-SG, though this is tough as people all have varying demands on their calendars, together with last minute changes etc making it hard to pin people down to a firm commitment.

Have you tried diving from SG? It's obviously not pristine/azure water diving, but there is still loooads to see if you're ok dealing with the rather mixed/turbid conditions. A day out ex-Harbourfront is also simple to arrange, you just sign up for one of the day-boats that operates from down there.
Diving up off Tioman is also good, but it's much harder to get to now than it used to be now the SIN-TOD flights have been on and off/scrapped recently. Phuket might be the next closest easy to get to alt, but of course the island is far more commercialised.
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Postby Onno Dries » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:18 pm

Hey guys and gals,

Sorry for a late reply. My wife and I just spend a long weekend in Marina Bay Sands hotel and enjoyed the Singapore Jazz festival. These are days I do not bring my laptop with me and fully enjoy the freedom we have created for ourselves.
I truly apologies for being that deluded fool and ignorance not realising there are PR's/expats in Singapore that cannot afford to retire here, sorry for that.
For those that do enjoy living in Singapore, my offer is still open for them whom are interested in some joyful activities.

JR8,
Thanks for your positive approach.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 12:40 pm

Onno Dries wrote:I truly apologies for being that deluded fool and ignorance not realising there are PR's/expats in Singapore that cannot afford to retire here, sorry for that.


Cheer up, SMS has his shining moments :D

I am sure there are retirees here, like some HNWI I know, who use Singapore as their base - nope, am not talking about Eduardo Saverin. :) Good luck in your search, in any case.

Onno Dries wrote:JR8,
Thanks for your positive approach.


Here's the funny part :D JR8 flew out of Singapore :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 1:24 pm

Yeah, Squirrel, but remember, he's been a retired trailing spouse for quite a while after making his killing in the stock market after retiring @ a very young age. ;-)

But yeah, I don't think he's about to retire in Singers though.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 1:26 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Yeah, Squirrel, but remember, he's been a retired trailing spouse for quite a while after making his killing in the stock market after retiring @ a very young age. ;-)

But yeah, I don't think he's about to retire in Singers though.


:D Of course ;)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 1:31 pm

Yeah, Squirrel, but remember, he's been a retired trailing spouse for quite a while after making his killing in the stock market after retiring @ a very young age. ;-)

Even, Robsg, a long-stayer like myself, after 25 years here, ultimately retired in the US. See his thought processes here.... viewtopic.php?p=692994#p692994

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 2:21 pm

I see retirees sweeping and cleaning stuff in the hawker center's here.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 2:27 pm

:o of the expat variety? :shock:

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 3:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote::o of the expat variety? :shock:


well no, but that day isn't far off eh? :mrgreen: i once had a ang moh taxi driver though. :cool:
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 08 Mar 2016 3:30 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote::o of the expat variety? :shock:


well no, but that day isn't far off eh? :mrgreen: i once had a ang moh taxi driver though. :cool:

I had one too like 10y ago. To add to this oddity, once I read a post on a forum posted by a Polish SPR complaining that she was driven by a Polish cab driver in Singapore and that he was very rude. I guess this simply means there must be some expats cleaning tables in the local coffee shops too.


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