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USA DR & SG Wife - Currently lving in TX, thking 2 move

Post by amidoshi » Mon, 12 Feb 2007 1:08 pm

Hi All,

My husband, who is a American Board Certified Internist and Geriatrician practising in Dallas TX, and I, Retail buyer at a large luxury retailer, are considering moving to Singapore and were looking for some feedback from any medical practitioners from the US who have recently made a similar move.

I am a Singaporean, USA PR, and he is a USA Citizen. Any thoughts on whether it is a good decision in terms of income potential for him? He has been working in a private practice for a year now. We both feel that it would be a better lifestyle and we would like to be closer to my family. We are just concerned from an income generating potential for him. If it makes sense to move out there from the US as a doctor. We know that the rules re: foreign medical professionals are changing but does anyone have any further insight? the MOH is a little unclear still..

Also, can someone explain what his income tax situation will be given that he is a USA citizen. And mine too, being a US PR. I understand that we have to pay taxes on global income over a certain amount?

We'd love to hear from anyone who is in the medical field currently in SG or anyone who is also looking to make a similar move.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Feb 2007 1:43 pm

this thread should help answer some of your tax questions. And yes, as a US PR you will also be taxed on your worldwide income on your US tax return. The new US tax laws will have you paying taxes on the excess over 84K/yr at the tax rate applicable to incomes over 84K and not starting at zero as in the past. See the link below for explanations of the local tax rate systems where I've put some link earlier last month.

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic38450.html

Were/are you working for Neiman Marcus in Dallas? :wink:

Spent some time in Dallas-Ft Worth area many, many moons ago. (Miserable Wells / Ft. Wolters during the mid '60's while in flight training).
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Post by amidoshi » Tue, 13 Feb 2007 9:31 am

Hi,
Thanks for your quick response. When you say 84K/yr - do you mean US$ or S$?

Any insight on medical prospects in Singapore?
And yes- I do work with Neiman Marcus ;o)
I'd be looking for a Retail buying position for a luxury retailer in Singapore. Any ideas on where to look?

Thanks
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Feb 2007 5:32 pm

amidoshi wrote:Hi,
Thanks for your quick response. When you say 84K/yr - do you mean US$ or S$?

Any insight on medical prospects in Singapore?
And yes- I do work with Neiman Marcus ;o)
I'd be looking for a Retail buying position for a luxury retailer in Singapore. Any ideas on where to look?

Thanks
Ami
US$.

I do not have any experience in the medical/biomedical sectors here but if other half has research background the biopolis (biomedical hub that Singapore is trying to get off the ground is one area to sniff around). Otherwise, I'd say maybe start here: http://www.moh.gov.sg or here:

http://www.achievecareer.com/
http://www.adecco.com/Channels/countryp ... apore1.asp
http://www.boyden.com/index_ie.htm
http://www.brunelenergy.net/offices/sg.html#search
http://www.bticonsultants.com/home.cfm?page_id=1559353
http://www.careeradvisoryservices.com/
http://www.chrisallensearch.com/
http://www.eguide.com.sg/eGuideGlobal/l ... listmode=C#
http://www.credencehr.com/about.html
http://www.de-factors.com.sg/
http://www.energyskills.com.sg/contact.asp
http://www.evolveintl.com/about_us.htm
http://www.executiveworkplace.com/index_main.htm
http://www.mrisg.com/main.htm
http://www.fesco.com.sg/
http://www.globaltalentsc.com/MBSeJOB/M ... de=aboutus
http://165.21.82.245/gmp_new/about_gmp/index.jsp
http://hudson.com/sg/
http://www.humanics.com.sg/humanics_about.htm
http://www.jobsdb.com
http://www.jobstreet.com.sg/
http://www.monster.com.sg/
http://www.joshuaconsultinggroup.com/
http://www.kellyservices.com.sg/home.cfm?site_id=3
http://www.manfield.com.sg/
http://www.manpower.com.sg/globalmpnet2 ... en&cid=Singapore
http://www.masspower.com.sg/index.html
http://www.npainc.com/
http://www.peopleprofilers.com/index.htm
http://www.pplesearch.com/index1.asp
http://www.ppsjob.com.sg/
http://www.primestaff.com.sg/PrimeWebsite/index.asp
http://www.psdgroup.com/client.asp?cmpID=40065
http://www.reachfield.com/
http://www.careerinvestment.net/
http://www.riverina.com.sg/
http://www.robertwalters.com/home/Singapore.jsp
http://www.select-asia.com/aboutus.htm
http://www.skillsforce.com.sg/index_about.htm
http://www.temp-team.com.sg/temp-team.htm
http://www.therecruitroom.com/
http://www.tiro.com.sg/
http://www.todaycareer.com.sg/service.html
http://www.transcomm.com.sg/lookingforajob.html
http://www.zephyrconsult.com.sg/about_us.htm

I have no opinions on any of the above links but have accumulated them over time.

With a good track record I'd say virtually every major large newer shopping centre in Singapore should have at least one luxury retailer (not a Harrod's or Neiman Marcus level however). There are boutiques by the hundreds but this probably would not be up your alley as they are single brand outlets for the most part. You would have to look to places like CK Tangs, Takashimiya, Robinsons and the like.
Last edited by sundaymorningstaple on Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:31 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by amidoshi » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 1:38 am

Hi there
Thanks for all the info!
He has contacted the MOH, and all the necessary govt bodies...they don't seem to be very straightforward with their information. But he is making some headway - just wanted to put a note out there on your blog just in case someone was or has been in his position before.

I have been digging around a little and realise that the few large retailers you mention are the few that i should def. look into. There is also CLUB 21. Thank you so much for your help on this!!
The links will probably be very helpful to me in my job search too.
Appreciate it!
Wish us luck!
APD

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Post by wk » Fri, 16 Feb 2007 7:41 pm

Check out the Singapore Medical Council website for more info about foreign doctors working in Singapore. www.smc.gov.sg

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