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just curious for those expats living in Singapore

Postby SGBoyxxx » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:16 am

will you give up your motherland citizenship for singapore citizenship?

what I know seem like most prefer to be PR?

even those singaporeans PR in another countries

some of them didn;t give up their singapore citizenship.

My cousin husband who is a chinese thai
still a PR in sg .
He still haven;t convert to singapore citizenship

for what I know , if he give up his assets back in thailand , the gov there will confiscate his assets in thailand???

and I heard most thais don;t give up their motherland citizenship?

I am not sure about this since I don;t dare to ask him lol.
But I am good terms with him.

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Re: just curious for those expats living in sg

Postby Saint » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 10:52 am

SGBoyxxx wrote:will you give up your motherland citizenship for singapore citizenship?

No, my British passport is too valuable asset. If Singapore allowed dual nationalality, yes I would. In the meantime there's no benefit for me to become a citizen

what I know seem like most prefer to be PR?

Because of the above

even those singaporeans PR in another countries

A 'PR' in the UK has virtually the same benefits as a British Citizen

some of them didn;t give up their singapore citizenship.

No need to, Singapore Passport is too valuable asset

My cousin husband who is a chinese thai
still a PR in sg .
He still haven;t convert to singapore citizenship

for what I know , if he give up his assets back in thailand , the gov there will confiscate his assets in thailand???

and I heard most thais don;t give up their motherland citizenship?

I am not sure about this since I don;t dare to ask him lol.
But I am good terms with him.

There's no need for him to become a Singapore Citizen. Until Singapore allows dual nationality, this is the way it's going to be.

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 11:37 am

:wink: I have a strong feelings

that singapore will approve dual nationality?

because there is quite alot local singaporeans migrate ..pr in another countries

Election time , the gov is very concern with oversea singaporean .

I heard the gov will always keep in touch with the local singaporean oversea .Even sent greetings every yr to them update whats happening in sg .Even urged them come back to sg work and stay.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 12:39 pm

mrswkn wrote:I will convert if my kids dont have to do National Service. Alternatively I will convert if both girls and boys have to do National Service for the same period. Better if it is reduced to one year. Best if it is 6 months.


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Postby SGBoyxxx » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 2:06 pm

mrswkn wrote:I will convert if my kids dont have to do National Service. Alternatively I will convert if both girls and boys have to do National Service for the same period. Better if it is reduced to one year. Best if it is 6 months.



actually doing NS in sg is not bad either.

You can know more frds ...buddies

Example like me.

nowadays frds who always hangout with me is my campmates .
1998 I am enlisted 2000 , I finished my NS .
ya still got reservisits but lol now I am out of unit downgrade because play soccer too much twisted my ligament.

but I am still contact with my campmates as I mention.
Nowadays my frds hangout with me on weekend is my campmates.

count the yrs gone by from 1998 to 2009 is 11yrs of friendship :wink:

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Postby irvine » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 4:02 pm

Just to add to your survey. I'm a PR, and will not take up citizenship. Those $200 handouts every year is just peanuts. Just kidding. Of course, there are more benefits of being a citizen than that I know.

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Re: just curious for those expats living in sg

Postby econoMIC » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 4:15 pm

Saint wrote:
SGBoyxxx wrote:will you give up your motherland citizenship for singapore citizenship?

No, my British passport is too valuable asset. If Singapore allowed dual nationalality, yes I would. In the meantime there's no benefit for me to become a citizen

what I know seem like most prefer to be PR?

Because of the above

even those singaporeans PR in another countries

A 'PR' in the UK has virtually the same benefits as a British Citizen

some of them didn;t give up their singapore citizenship.

No need to, Singapore Passport is too valuable asset

My cousin husband who is a chinese thai
still a PR in sg .
He still haven;t convert to singapore citizenship

for what I know , if he give up his assets back in thailand , the gov there will confiscate his assets in thailand???

and I heard most thais don;t give up their motherland citizenship?

I am not sure about this since I don;t dare to ask him lol.
But I am good terms with him.

There's no need for him to become a Singapore Citizen. Until Singapore allows dual nationality, this is the way it's going to be.


Agreed with everything Saint said. Nothing to add.

Here is one for our regular users though: I had an idea. What if you are a dual national already, eg. in my case Canadian and German. I never told them I was Canadian and they only ever saw my German passport. Theoretically I would not be breaking the law then if I took up Singapore Citizenship and would renounce my German Citizenship, isn't it? When I would apply for a Singapore passport I can then declare that I have not taken up another citizenship, because I had it all along? So this might actually be a way to have dual citizenship with one being SC.

I am just hypothetically speaking though.
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Postby SGBoyxxx » Wed, 07 Oct 2009 4:15 pm

irvine wrote:Just to add to your survey. I'm a PR, and will not take up citizenship. Those $200 handouts every year is just peanuts. Just kidding. Of course, there are more benefits of being a citizen than that I know.


lol peanuts

learn in sg? Peanuts this words is widely use in here lol.

Ya I know what you mean :wink:

cheers.

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Re: just curious for those expats living in sg

Postby ksl » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 1:37 am

SGBoyxxx wrote:will you give up your motherland citizenship for singapore citizenship?

what I know seem like most prefer to be PR?

even those singaporeans PR in another countries

some of them didn;t give up their singapore citizenship.

My cousin husband who is a chinese thai
still a PR in sg .
He still haven;t convert to singapore citizenship

for what I know , if he give up his assets back in thailand , the gov there will confiscate his assets in thailand???

and I heard most thais don;t give up their motherland citizenship?

I am not sure about this since I don;t dare to ask him lol.

But I am good terms with him.
Ranting under the influence is not allowed! :lol:
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Postby ksl » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 2:25 am

SGBoyxxx wrote:
mrswkn wrote:I will convert if my kids dont have to do National Service. Alternatively I will convert if both girls and boys have to do National Service for the same period. Better if it is reduced to one year. Best if it is 6 months.



actually doing NS in sg is not bad either.

You can know more frds ...buddies

Example like me.

nowadays frds who always hangout with me is my campmates .
1998 I am enlisted 2000 , I finished my NS .
ya still got reservists but lol now I am out of unit downgrade because play soccer too much twisted my ligament.

but I am still contact with my campmates as I mention.
Nowadays my frds hangout with me on weekend is my campmates.

count the yrs gone by from 1998 to 2009 is 11yrs of friendship :wink:
All you have to say, is that you are attracted to other men, and i can guarantee you, you will be out, unless they have accepted it now. Now if you had been around in 1970, you would know what i mean...this place was a transvestite paradise, not that i care, but i did get a handful of peanuts, before i realised it! :oops: Not for me thanks, I like the real woman, but true enough i was conned into believing different. :roll:

In fact in Malaysia back then, when we pulled into kampong areas for a beer, we handed over the keys, to our armoured cars, just to sleep it off :lol:

I also know that Singapore tried to reinvent Bugis from the past, but failed, for tourism, the failure is because of a lack of experience, of how it should be like....they need the full monty, research of the army, sailors from around the world and the maoris from New Zealand to kick start another Bugis. I've literally seen animals perform the most disgusting things down there including biting the heads of wild cats, while the rats were running under the tables

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 7:04 am

ksl, you really shouldn't post when under the Baron's spell. The guy was talking about the lasting friendships/networks one finds after doing military service.

I've got friends I made in the Army that go back 41 years and we still keep in touch. Does that make me limp wristed as well? :???:

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Postby SGBoyxxx » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 10:05 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:ksl, you really shouldn't post when under the Baron's spell. The guy was talking about the lasting friendships/networks one finds after doing military service.

I've got friends I made in the Army that go back 41 years and we still keep in touch. Does that make me limp wristed as well? :???:


:lol: yup what I mean doing NS can make friends.

Some of the campmates you train together , sleep together :oops:

will become your best frds .

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Postby ksl » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 1:32 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:ksl, you really shouldn't post when under the Baron's spell. The guy was talking about the lasting friendships/networks one finds after doing military service.

I've got friends I made in the Army that go back 41 years and we still keep in touch. Does that make me limp wristed as well? :???:


Yes agreed, dazed by Mr Baron though i started in the gym again Monday! I actually phoned my mate paddy last night in Belfast and talked for an hour, not seen him since 1974, all of a sudden they are popping up from all over, that's the internet for you!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Oct 2009 2:06 pm

ksl, please watch the ticker! Don't push it.


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