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Living allow. of S$2,500 n' accommodation provided by compan

Postby pooja.bagga » Mon, 09 Jul 2007 9:27 pm

Hii,
I would be coming to Singapore in the 1st week of September for 3 months as a part of my company's training program. They have offered me the following package:
Insurance: paid by company
Housing: Provided by Company
Living Allowance: S$2,500 (net)
Could you tell if this package looks good??
Any specific considerations that i should keep in mind, while i am negotiaiting the contract???

Early response would be appreciated!!!
Thanks a lot,
Cheers
Pooja :???:

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Postby muratkorman » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 9:00 am

If you will stay just for 3 months, then you shouldn't bother that much. Accomodation is very expensive here and that problem has been solved by your company. You will spend money on transportation and food. With 2500 SGD, you can even spare some money aside depending on where you eat and what you do on weekends.
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Postby Matney » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 1:36 pm

And assuming you are single, without dependants. Housing: Does that include utilities--electric, water, gas, telephone with broadband? Or just a roof over your head?

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Postby muratkorman » Tue, 10 Jul 2007 2:18 pm

Utilities for a single person won't exceed 100 SGD per month. The amount is ok as long as you don't go to fancy restaurants all the time.
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Thanks!!

Postby pooja.bagga » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 6:59 pm

Guys, Thanks a lot for the info....

Besides the roof (which i hope wont be leaking all the time!!!) housing would include gas, water electricity but not telephone and internet.

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Bank Account

Postby pooja.bagga » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 7:56 pm

I am currently in London and i am here as well for a 3 month stint. I have had a hellish time sorting a bank account as no banks(read HSBC, LLoyds, Citibank, Nationwide, Lloyd's) were ready to open an account just for 3 months, they wanted a minimum stay of 6 months.
would you know if my length of stay(3 months in Singapore) be an issue in opening an account.
Thanks a lot!!!

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Re: Bank Account

Postby jpatokal » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 10:35 pm

pooja.bagga wrote:I am currently in London and i am here as well for a 3 month stint. I have had a hellish time sorting a bank account as no banks(read HSBC, LLoyds, Citibank, Nationwide, Lloyd's) were ready to open an account just for 3 months, they wanted a minimum stay of 6 months.
would you know if my length of stay(3 months in Singapore) be an issue in opening an account.

What is your visa status in Singapore? Will you be legally employed?
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Postby pooja.bagga » Wed, 11 Jul 2007 11:31 pm

Yup, would be coming on a Trainig Visa

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Re: Bank Account

Postby muratkorman » Thu, 12 Jul 2007 8:56 am

pooja.bagga wrote:I am currently in London and i am here as well for a 3 month stint. I have had a hellish time sorting a bank account as no banks(read HSBC, LLoyds, Citibank, Nationwide, Lloyd's) were ready to open an account just for 3 months, they wanted a minimum stay of 6 months.
would you know if my length of stay(3 months in Singapore) be an issue in opening an account.
Thanks a lot!!!


I think you will have the same problem here. You will close the account earlier than 6 months and you will have a deduction around 20-30 SGD.
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