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Postby calvink » Fri, 14 Nov 2008 5:39 pm

Hmmm.. i think recession or not...we still have to do our job.... get paid..move on...etcs etcs... just pray you wont get retrench will do... For those who only start to change their lifestyle when recession strikes...i think its a good lesson...Not trying sound offensive...Its the positive side of having to thoroughly plan your finances ahead....Oooo.... :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Nov 2008 10:21 pm

Kinda like jumping into a tigers cage with only a broom & a bucket huh. He planned as well. But life's like a box of chocolates.......

Just because you airbags will save you in a crash, are you going to deliberately drive into a bridge abutment just to find out?

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Postby calvink » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 12:58 am

Sunday..r u toking about the man who got mauled by the white tiger.. oh well.thats not a planning...He's a suicide i guess and life doesnt matter for him since he decided on that and did not think beyond the consequences - death forever ... Oh well.... God bless to the family..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Nov 2008 7:03 am

Most suicides are planned. That guy went around prior to the incident telling people that they wouldn't be seeing him any more. That is planning. Deliberately moving to a country that is going into recession (according to the papers, Singapore is already in a technical recession officially) whether or not you have financial savings, is kinda like the same thing don't you think?

All the planning in the world isn't any good if the plan is to commit suicide. Be it with a tiger or financially. Fools and their money are soon parted. A bit of common sense is required here I would think, don't you? I know that here, common sense is a rare commodity but still.......

Let's 'em come. Singapore retailers and rental agents will appreciate the short term boost to their economies till the money runs out. :P

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Postby winger7 » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 1:03 am

Hithnar wrote:Look at this forums, and you will see that MOM is lately much more cautious when it comes to granting EP, specially to fresh grads who in any way reassemble fresh grads with local citizenship.

And yes, I know of people who moved here as fresh grads and did pretty well, but usually they did not have the education/qualification background of the locals, that were looking for a job. Think about it - is it really that uncommon to have a degree and a year experience as front desk officer? Dun think so too. And you really need something extra special to make the employer interested in taking all the hustle of getting you an EP. Or even waiting a week or two before you can get here for a job interview.

If you are so eager to come here as soon as possibility - don't hesitate because of my humble opinion. But excuse my smug smile when you will be boarding that plain back home :twisted:

And id you check that LPR scheme for HK?


yea thats what i had in mind too tho...a year or 2 isnt much so im pretty much reassembling the local people that hold similar qualifications or experience. but what i've always emphasized on with my job interviews is my international exposure...pretty sure some employers dig into that, even tho a lot of them might not...to me that counts for an extra point really, ive lived in shanghai beijing..few cities in canada and hk!

and what exactly does LPR stand for...sorry but i do feel like a little kid when it comes to abreviations like this :oops:

and like u said...fresh grads have done well but yea...it all depends if im willing to take a chance and this might be the worst time to do it really seeing how the economy is doing...but many thanks for the feedback anyway :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 6:51 am

LPR stands for Landed Permanent Resident

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Postby winger7 » Wed, 24 Dec 2008 5:44 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:LPR stands for Landed Permanent Resident


sorry its almost been a month since ur reply but...would u mind guiding me thru if its not too much of a hassle. LPR from hk to singapore u mean? Its been in my mind for the past year to move there but i really dont know where to start...especially when it comes to job hunting when im in HK, but im convinced once a job is secured things will work out for me to move there...but its easier said than done :?

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Postby durain » Wed, 24 Dec 2008 7:06 am

if you dont have a job, you wont have an EP. you want an EP, you got to get a job first.

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Postby awesomearpit » Thu, 25 Dec 2008 5:33 am

anyone can apply for an LPR (not just HK people) as long as you meet their conditions.

For more check out this link to smc consultants:

http://www.smcmc.com/faqs/faqs3.htm

i got my LPR done through them (and I have a canadian degree etc too).
btw why do u wanna move from canada to singapore?

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Postby winger7 » Thu, 25 Dec 2008 10:52 am

wow i really really appreciate ur help awesomearmpit...thanks for the link too and merry xmas :D

im not moving to singapore from canada...ive finished school in the summer of 08 and ive been in hong kong for a year and a half now. well my significant other is in singapore thats mainly the reason why, ive been there a few times and i really like it there compared to hong kong..what about you, do u live there now? did u have to go thru the trouble im goign thru now or did everything work out smoothly for u?

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Postby awesomearpit » Fri, 26 Dec 2008 3:21 am

yep, im in singapore now.
I applied through these SMC folk - sent them a thin dossier of documents and heard 3 months later that i had been approved for LPR. It was that simple :)

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Postby winger7 » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 1:59 pm

how long have u been there? where did u move from? and how much did it cost for the agency to arrange all of that?

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Postby awesomearpit » Sat, 27 Dec 2008 2:45 pm

I've been here for a year ... i applied from india.. and it cost SGD 1500.


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