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Singapore drivers licence

Postby audramay » Sat, 27 Nov 2010 6:04 pm

Hi all,

If on an EP, do you need to have an International Driver's Licence issued by an automobile assocation or is it ok to use your existing (in this case) Australian driver's licence for the first twelve months?

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 7:41 am

Can I offer you some help and teach you how to use google (the search engine)? Honestly, it would be much rewarding for both of us if you end up eventually having this simple skill :)

http://driving-in-singapore.spf.gov.sg/ ... ersion.htm

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A foreigner above 18 years of age and holding a Work Pass/Dependent Pass/Student Pass may drive in Singapore with a valid class 3, 3A or 2B foreign licence, for a period of not more than 12 months. A Singapore driving licence is required after 12 months. Those on short term social visit may drive with their foreign licence for up to 12 months each time they enter into Singapore. For licence not written in English language, an International Driving Permit or translation is required as explained below.

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Postby audramay » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 8:54 am

Thanks for your response, although your sarcasm is not appreciated nor necessary. There seems to be a few of you on this website that are prone to responding in this manner when people are simply asking for help.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:03 am

audramay,

We love helping people here. That's what we do. But. We also expect people to try to help themselves first. We have to do the same thing you do in order to find your answer. Then when we get a newbie who posts 8 or 10 new threads all answering question that, in most cases the answers are already here and have been answered ad nauseum, what would you expect. So, when "foreign talent" approaches this forum without having done any apprarent research on their part, we do get cynical and sarcastic at times. So yeah, we love to help people to try to help themselves. :-|

For that matter, you could start with the link below for site with indepth answers to most questions.

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Postby audramay » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 4:18 pm

I understand it becomes tedious but your observation and subsequent presumption of what I measures I have undertaken already by way of research is entirely incorrect. I did in fact do some research, having lived in over five different foreign countries. I was merely uncertain, according to some of the information I managed to ascertain via Google (Yes I've heard of it, use it often in fact) so I thought that in order to be sure, I would ask for help via experts that have lived here for many years via this forum. I was actually after real life experiences, rather than a google search response - that's why I reached out to your forum.

I would suggest that if you are getting tired of answering the same questions then simply don't answer them - for I am sure that others will. The energy you put into the sarcasm would be better directed elsewhere. People churn through Singapore all the time, but there is little point in you burning them along the way, or making them feel uncomfortable in asking questions. I doubt that's the point of the forum, nor what you want people to experience via your otherwise insightful and helpful forum.

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 6:11 pm

So the web page of the Singapore Traffic Police (within first few google results) says you do not need to have IDP and you still look more into real life experience from the forumers?

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Postby audramay » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 6:21 pm

correct. thanks for response....yet again.

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Postby audramay » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 6:22 pm

sorry, i meant to add, thanks for your very useful, non sarcastic response...yet again. Love your work.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 6:58 pm

audramay wrote:I understand it becomes tedious but your observation and subsequent presumption of what I measures I have undertaken already by way of research is entirely incorrect. I did in fact do some research, having lived in over five different foreign countries. I was merely uncertain, according to some of the information I managed to ascertain via Google (Yes I've heard of it, use it often in fact) so I thought that in order to be sure, I would ask for help via experts that have lived here for many years via this forum. I was actually after real life experiences, rather than a google search response - that's why I reached out to your forum.

I would suggest that if you are getting tired of answering the same questions then simply don't answer them - for I am sure that others will. The energy you put into the sarcasm would be better directed elsewhere. People churn through Singapore all the time, but there is little point in you burning them along the way, or making them feel uncomfortable in asking questions. I doubt that's the point of the forum, nor what you want people to experience via your otherwise insightful and helpful forum.


Good points. Except for one small thing. If you had already done all that much research, as pointed out by the other poster, you wouldn't have needed to question the very clearly spelled out Police Website. You have to remember, we only have the written word to go by. Your written words didn't indicate you had done any research at all. In fact, based on the quantum of time similar questions have been answered here, they sounded like absolutely no research had be done at all. Hence our/my reply.

Oh, we try to let other answer questions. Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are wrong. It happens. And yes, we gets heaps of people who don't do any research at all, not even on the first page of responses to a given thread.

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Postby audramay » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 7:02 pm

Are you both both as local and bored as you appear to be?

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 7:14 pm

audramay wrote:Are you both both as local and bored as you appear to be?


Is an expat who has been here 25 years a local or an expat?

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Postby x9200 » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 8:47 pm

audramay wrote:Are you both both as local and bored as you appear to be?

So you are also experienced with the local people? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 9:08 pm

Guess we should lighten up on this one. The more she posts, the more she shows she hasn't done much research on this board.

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Postby audramay » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 9:52 pm

bravo! and the more you show your impertinence. A wise and useful comment - finally!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 28 Nov 2010 10:38 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:the more she shows she hasn't done much research on this board.

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I'm glad you agree. :wink:


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