Relocating, travelling or planning to make Singapore home? Discuss the criterias, passes or visa that is required.
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Middlechild wrote: ↑
Tue, 07 Sep 2021 10:05 pm
Come across your post as I just had similar experience. 11 yrs in SG , 3 applications all rejected. I do feel a bit like I just got dumped by a boyfriend
sharing my story to add to the stats.
We are mixed race couple, age 40, husband is European, I’m from SEAsian got a 7 yr old son born in SG, going to International School
. We bought a condo
many years back, own a car, we both work and our combined income is about 500k. We are in international company. We applied together and yes got rejected within 4 months. We do really like it here and hubby wants to convert to Singaporean at one point as he doesn’t want to leave hahaha.
Anyways, it seems we should give up and move on… unfortunately we do call this little red dot home but I guess our profile don’t fit in, so we had no choice but to respect that.
Just keep applying. There are families I know who have experienced more than 3x rejections in the last 10 years but were finally successful (in the Others group). So 3x rejections does not really mean permanently rejected in my opinion.
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MOCHS wrote: ↑
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 2:10 pm
When I was in primary school in the 90s, it was quite international. I remembered having classmates from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Nepal (due to the Gurkha camp fairly close by), Hong Kong, and even Canada!
It’s a pity the pri sch vacancies have shrunk over the years.
I suspect part of the reason they did this could be teacher shortage. They needed to keep teacher quality high, and probably didn’t want to pollute the teacher pool with foreign teachers either. It was also an opportunity to reduce the risk of foreign students polluting the culture here as well. Plus, there’s the added advantage of reducing costs and increasing fees collected by non-SC students, to make the entire system far more cost effective. Despite all this, many local parents really wanted their children to attend schools that were more international in their student body. Tanjong Katong was one such case, the high number of international students attracted so many locals that eventually all of the spaces for international students were snapped up by local students and it reverted back to locals only.
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WincH+ wrote: ↑
Wed, 08 Sep 2021 2:50 pm
Long gone were the days where one could game the system by doing donation and/or charity work in return for recommendation letters from MPs to boast their "grassroot" connection.
What never cease to amaze me reading some posts of the SPR candidates is what they clearly see as good points for their applications. How on earth somebody can consider owning a car to be such point, leaving aside, this coming from somebody declaring a 5 digit monthly income?
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