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Postby teck21 » Tue, 02 Mar 2010 10:35 am

mayaray wrote:as long as it's respectably ranked it's fine?


Sounds like you all fit perfectly into this country. :D

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Re: Migrate or Stay in Singapore?

Postby bloodyfootandmouthdisease » Fri, 03 Dec 2010 5:47 pm

mayaray wrote:Both my husband and I are PRs and we have a baby boy, we've been here for 5-7 years. We are at crossroads- buy our own place in SG or migrate. Husband is considering a career switch and might want to do a masters or MBA.

We were initially thinking of getting our own place in SG as were tired of paying high rent. But the property prices here are crazy. So this led to discussion on whether or not we should just pack our bags and leave.

My mom lives in Malaysia and I am somewhat reluctant to move too far away. Australia seemed OK, but it's hard to get a visa there. An online check showed that I qualified but my husband didnt. So second option is Canada? No specific concrete reason for selecting this as second option.

What questions or considerations should I be thinking of? I dont know where to start. Should my husband do his MBA/masters here or in the new country?

thanks...


Packing and moving is not a solution, I lived and worked in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, HongKong and Singapore. Each time, I was confronted with the same dilemma, why are rents such high ? Why can't I afford to buy a house ? Why are prices such high in this country? Guess what, moving over to work for people will only extend your dilemma but not solve it. The best choice would be to plan on how to start up your own business in Canada or anywhere else.. Singapore is no country for old men, so think quickly and act fast coz nobody is waiting for you except your loved ones.

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Postby longstebe » Fri, 03 Dec 2010 6:14 pm

If you would like to be close to Mum, surely Canada is out of the question. What about your hubby studying in SG whilst he still holds his regular job. Once he gains his paperwork in SG he can look for work in his new field.
Still close to Mum that way and we all know thats important. :lol:

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Postby ksl » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 6:49 pm

Singapore is no country for old men, so think quickly and act fast coz nobody is waiting for you except your loved ones.
:P Speak for yourself! :wink: Singapore keeps us oldies very young :lol:

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 20 Dec 2010 7:24 pm

ksl wrote:
Singapore is no country for old men, so think quickly and act fast coz nobody is waiting for you except your loved ones.
:P Speak for yourself! :wink: Singapore keeps us oldies very young :lol:


yeah...in fact, singapore probably has the oldest and longest serving, non-appointed, non-royal leader!

BA-DUMP-DUMP

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Postby ksl » Thu, 23 Dec 2010 7:20 pm

nakatago wrote:
ksl wrote:
Singapore is no country for old men, so think quickly and act fast coz nobody is waiting for you except your loved ones.
:P Speak for yourself! :wink: Singapore keeps us oldies very young :lol:


yeah...in fact, singapore probably has the oldest and longest serving, non-appointed, non-royal leader!

BA-DUMP-DUMP
I'll second that! :lol:

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Postby EADG » Sun, 26 Dec 2010 11:28 pm

Another factor to consider is for getting in to Singapore while it is still worthwhile and perhaps even possible.

I'm no expert in the areas that dictate the factors that may make this so, but from what I can see, Singapore as one of the current lower-cost locations for a lot of businesses that has come this way over the past 10 or so years, will probably scale down greatly over then next 5 or so years.

Many companies who have offshored to Singapore are already looking to other, lower-cost locations to where they will then offshore from Singapore. With that will obviously go a lot of jobs.

In my industry, at the least, it is a stepping-stone location, and will probably remain as such until the salaries compensate for the rental, foreign goods (like cameras, etc.) and other cost of living increases.

In my own experience, I made more money, saved more money, and had a lower cost of living in more expensive countries, strange as that may seem.

I like it here but at some point the line will be crossed where it's just not economically sensible to remain here.

So, it depends heavily on your package.
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