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Post by Asdracles » Mon, 12 Mar 2007 4:19 am

After so long time.....

Now Im in Doha, Qatar, waiting for the connection to Singapore. Tomorrow I will finally be a new expat!!

See you!
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Post by Ruslan » Mon, 12 Mar 2007 7:01 am

What are your plans for the first days? I'm arriving 21st, will be in the same situation.
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Post by chixchix » Wed, 14 Mar 2007 10:24 pm

Russi boy are you bringing that catty along .. lol ..anyways ,,you must be excited ..as for Asdracles,,, i think you are already here ..welcome to the Lion City :D
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Post by Ruslan » Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:45 am

chixchix wrote:Russi boy are you bringing that catty along .. lol
Exactly :lol: That's a whole big deal. In fact, it's much easier to get Employment Pass for myself than to collect all documents and vaccinations for the cat. My poor cat will have to spend a month in a quarantine station, and she hates to fly.
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Post by chixchix » Thu, 15 Mar 2007 8:20 pm

Ohh poor thing ..how many hours is the flight going to be ?
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Post by Asdracles » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 8:58 pm

Couldnt plan too much: Since i have arrived here, lot of things for doing: Employment Pass, checking work dependences, boss was away city until yesterday.....

Have a temporary accomodation, still will move next week, but dont know exactly where. All this seems a bit :shock: , but is fine, really fine for me , lol

I will try to go tomorrow to St Patrick Day with another expats in forum, and try to join any other forum event i can.... Think its the better integration way. Just if i can help you, just PM me, and i will be pleased!

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Post by Ruslan » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 7:30 am

Asdracles - congratulations! ... What I'm going to do in my first days are: open a bank account; get a local phone & number; figure out about mobile Internet (e.g. a tablet or laptop) - heard there can be free WiFi, but noticed some paid plans as well; walk around the city, maybe to a beach (having two spare days before commencing work); meet somebody from the forum; and start looking for real estate agents.

chixchix - it's 14 hours with 2 hours stay in Dubai.
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Post by chixchix » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:49 am

Ohh so they gonna put your poor MEOW in Dubai as well. .so lucky get to see Dubai..i wished I was the cat hahahaha,,,MMEEEOOOOWWW :lol: :lol:
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Post by Asian_Geekette » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:52 pm

Ruslan wrote:Asdracles - congratulations! ... What I'm going to do in my first days are: open a bank account; get a local phone & number; figure out about mobile Internet (e.g. a tablet or laptop) - heard there can be free WiFi, but noticed some paid plans as well; walk around the city, maybe to a beach (having two spare days before commencing work); meet somebody from the forum; and start looking for real estate agents.

chixchix - it's 14 hours with 2 hours stay in Dubai.
Hola Asdracles! Hope you enjoyed your first few days in Singapore. Did you get a new SIM card now? If not yet, I suggest you get a Singtel. On my last trip I found out that I can get a top-up card worth 28 SGD but the value credited on my account would be 100 SGD. So that's a lot of local calls and SMS.

Ruslan, the free wi-fi is not always available everywhere. I was staying in Golden Landmark Hotel last week and I can't get a signal from there. I'll be flying back to Singapore tomorrow (in Manila now) to stay for another week in Sg. Hopefully by April or May, I'll be able to move to Singapore permanently. I also hope to get to meet you and your kitty. :)
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Post by germangirl » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 9:31 am

Asian_Geekette wrote:
Hola Asdracles! Hope you enjoyed your first few days in Singapore. Did you get a new SIM card now? If not yet, I suggest you get a Singtel. On my last trip I found out that I can get a top-up card worth 28 SGD but the value credited on my account would be 100 SGD. So that's a lot of local calls and SMS.
I have the Singtel from my company and got a M1 Card for myself, this has very cheap overseas rates, ie 1sms for 15 c, which is actually cheaper than one sms inside germany !!! so I got this one to stay in touch with by friends and familiy also.
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Post by Ruslan » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 2:38 pm

Thanks for the tips! Can one buy a Singtel without a EP? (I'll collect mine on the next week after my arrival.)

Also need a new phone (because want to keep my current number on), - is SimLim the best place to buy one? (Samsung I320, which costs 630 SGD in Russia) [Update:] Or it's possible to get this model together with a plan from a mobile operator?

M1 offer broadband Internet together with a free laptop. Does anybody have experience with them?
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Post by germangirl » Sun, 18 Mar 2007 3:00 pm

I think without the EP you can only get a prepaid number.
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Post by Ruslan » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 1:02 am

i'm already here now, too. so far so good. got a dopod at sim lim and writing this on it using free wifi.
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Post by chixchix » Fri, 23 Mar 2007 2:01 pm

hey welcome buddy :D so how long have u been here and where 's that catty ? :)
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Post by Ruslan » Sat, 24 Mar 2007 2:59 am

hi chixchix :) was hoping to see you at today's party. the catty is still in Moscow and should arrive later. my wife will bring it. 21st is when I came here
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