Well, most people who post on forums generally do so because of frustrations or rejections. Few, unless they have been surfing the net for a while and have already found this board (like you have), once approved don't normally think about going all over the net looking for forums to post about their success. Therefore, forums generally tend to get more bad luck cases than good luck cases.
However, as an HR manager, I can vouch that things ARE as bad as they look. There are people getting hired, but you need to really be bringing something to the table when you go for the interview. So, bring it on. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. However, if unsuccessful, you might need to have deep pockets to sustain yourself as it's not cheap here. Singapore is now one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world for expats.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers