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How easy is it to get a job in singapore

Post by evelyn » Thu, 13 May 2004 11:05 pm

Am kenyan and 22yrs. I will be travelling to singapore i i would like to meet friends. How do the people there receive Black Africans?
I have never travelled abroad before and am kinda scared talk to me

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Post by Bafana » Fri, 14 May 2004 12:25 am

Hi Evelyn

I worked in Southern Africa for two and a half years - Botswana to be exact and some friends have visited me whilst I have been here so I have a fair idea.

Singaporeans are pretty OK with black people and you won't find that much racism here. In fact I could safely say you will be warmly welcomed and have no want for friends :D

There is also a very tight Black community from Africa here and so most things you need can be got - I even have a few numbers for a lady who can braid your hair...

Tip:Bring some Dark and Lovely when you come as it is hard to get here

(No, I am not a girl and I am not gay - I just have a black friend whose with does braiding on the side)

Unfortunately the Nigerian factor in terms of drug trafficking and the likes has tainted Africans in the region so it is hard to get visa's in some countres like Indonesia - But in Singapore should be OK if you follow all the rules with regards to Visa applications.

What sort of work are you interested in.

BTW don't be scared as you have a friend already. :wink:

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Post by jag » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 4:40 am

Hi All,

I have posted a similar message yesterday but just notice your message Evelyn today.
I am french, originaly from africa, working in london and relocating to Singapore to sept / octobre (my company is sending me there for a couple of years)

I am glad to read your reply Bafana -

Evelyn, are you happy meeting up when we both get there. Actually I am moving with my little family (my wife and our little boy aged 4).



Post by delarue » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 6:06 am

Salut Francis,

Puis-je savoir le nom de votre societe ?
Moi aussi, je suis francais, je travail a Londres.
Je suis a la recherche d'un emploi a Singapour, mais pour le moment pas de chance. Pensez-vous que votre societe recherche d'autre personne pour travailler la bas ?

Merci d'avance de votre reponse.

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Post by jag » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 2:37 pm

Il s 'agit d une banque. Peux-tu me contacter en prive pour plus de details?

Au fait, tu es specialisé dans quel domaine?



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Post by le_xiii » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 9:37 pm

Salut Francis!

Moi aussi je recherche un job à Singapore!!! J'y ai vécu déjà 4 ans et je souhaite y retourner!

Je suis ingénieur système (info!!). Merci de me contacter si tu as des tuyaux.

tel: 0685418646



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hey guys

Post by leopeter17 » Fri, 07 Mar 2008 5:37 pm

hey guys i would love to get my hair braided with extensions but cant excactly find anyone to do it
i dont really trust those shops in far east doing these kind of stuff
so if i could get in contact with anyone here who know how to do it or has friends(not locals) who do it
i would really appreciate it if you could hook me up
mail me @ [email protected]
or text me @ 90291460
thanks guys


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Post by kimtaymour » Sat, 03 May 2008 4:20 am

Salut, Benoit francis et fabien et Bafana

Bon moi de meme je suispour l'instant a Dubai et je cherche a bouger a singapour je suis des l'informatique ya de la place dans les alentours?

Bafana am really pleased to know that racism isn't much in there as i was in singapore too and stayed longer in malaysia abt 4 years n i can tell u that racism is damn alot am Arabic but at then end we are all human n bleed red - n most of my friends are int'l (blacks + chinese) planning to settle down in Singapore for good any opening u can guide me to ?

Merci bcp tt le monde je vous attend
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Post by jrjrg » Sun, 03 Aug 2008 9:25 pm

Some might be intimidated especially if you are both big and black.

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