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Post by jhkim » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 8:46 am

Got it!~ You are not old!~

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 10:40 am

On EP and the letter G - thought it was because my surname starts with a G. Mrs Vaucluse is on a dependants pass and it starts with F, so there went my theory.
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Post by Loops » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 7:05 pm

me and the kids are G - we're dependants passes. Other half is F I think, he's EP.

I always thought that was the difference.

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Post by Vaucluse » Mon, 24 Oct 2005 7:52 pm

Seems there is no rhyme or reason?
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Post by Carpe Diem » Tue, 25 Oct 2005 8:40 am

Had a talk with someone working at MOM...

So the criteria to give F or G letter is... random!
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Post by jhkim » Tue, 25 Oct 2005 9:19 am

Woa haha OMG Random.......... :D I did not expect that from Singapore....oh well I can sleep well tonight not worrying about why I am F...

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Post by Vaucluse » Tue, 25 Oct 2005 9:23 am

Can't believe I was correct . . . This calls for a celebration and a change in guise - the last post from Vaucluse.
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Re: FIN starting with G??

Post by rajspy84 » Fri, 18 Aug 2017 7:45 pm

Singapore citizens and permanent residents born before the year 2000 are assigned the letter "S".
Singapore citizens and permanent residents born in and after 2000 are assigned the letter "T".
Foreigners holding long-term passes issued before 2000 are assigned the letter "F".
Foreigners holding long-term passes issued in and after 2000 are assigned the letter "G".

Before 2000, it was commonly thought that "S" stood for Singapore" and "F" for Foreign. In 2000, the "T" and "G" ranges (which are one letter after "S" and "F" respectively) were introduced to avoid conflicts with previously issued numbers. As "S" is the 19th letter of the alphabet, it was reinterpreted as denoting that the person was born in the Second millennium (0000–1999), "T" is the 20th letter of the alphabet, denoting that the person was born in the years 2000 to 2999 (the Third millennium).

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:02 pm

You are a wee bit late with this news. It's very old news, in fact. I posted this information way back in Feb of 2013. :-k

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Re: FIN starting with G??

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You are a wee bit late with this news. It's very old news, in fact. I posted this information way back in Feb of 2013. :-k

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As "S" is the 19th letter of the alphabet, it was reinterpreted as denoting that the person was born in the Second millennium (0000–1999), "T" is the 20th letter of the alphabet, denoting that the person was born in the years 2000 to 2999 (the Third millennium).
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Re: FIN starting with G??

Post by x9200 » Sat, 19 Aug 2017 8:01 am

I think both hypothesis may be correct but I more lean towards the old one: S-Singaporeans/F-Foreigners and later, when they realized the 7 digit code is not that capable for a 6-digit population they decided to make a change at the millennium mark naturally taking the next in line characters.

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