Where is the best place to work, Australia or Singapore?

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Where is the best place to work, Australia or Singapore?

Post by ozjourno » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:19 pm

Hi, I'm a Australian journo writing a story about professionals tossing up between working in Singapore/HK vs Sydney/Melbourne.

I would really like to chat with someone who is in the process or has in the past had to consider the benefits/disadvantages of each (ie tax rates, lifestyle...)

It would be great if you are prepared to go on the record with your name and area of work (but not employers etc..) but I would be still interested in what you have to say if you wish to remain annonymous.

It is for an Australian newspaper but I am happy to speak with a Brit, Singaporean, European or Aussie, as long as you are a professional it doesn't matter! please PM.

Thanks

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Post by Ratpick_2000 » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:21 pm

I have never worked in Australia but I can advise against using the phrase "tossing up" on an internet forum. You will attract weirdos.

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 2:16 pm

What? No love for other countries's nationals?
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by ozjourno » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 2:18 pm

Irish, American etc.. it doesn't matter... Where ever you are from, if you have weighed up working in australia vs singapore, I'd be very interested to hear from you.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 2:50 pm

If you are into mining, you won't find many jobs in Singapore... as a miner, that is.

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Post by ozjourno » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 2:55 pm

i was thinking more along the lines of finance/professional services...

but there is an oil and gas sector in singapore i hear...

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 3:03 pm

does being a code monkey count?
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by ozjourno » Mon, 21 Mar 2011 3:05 pm

IT most definately does

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Post by revhappy » Tue, 22 Mar 2011 10:27 pm

Here is a thread with some info about Singapore vs Australia

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/sutra467606.html

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