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Postby missorange » Wed, 19 Oct 2011 4:27 pm

Hello helpful people. I am moving with my partner to Singapore next year-his company have a post for him there. I am a singer, and obviously don't want to give this up. In the UK often venues pay cash in hand....how would I legally work as a singer in Singapore, just doing to occassional gig?
Any advice gratefully taken on board. Thanks! :)
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Postby poodlek » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:59 am

I have a friend who has a PEP which allows him to work his regular job (as a musician, performing 5 days/wk same gig) plus do some extra gigs on the side. Maybe if you're only looking to do here and there type work you should get your foot in the door as a teacher at a music school or something.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 1:06 pm

poodlek wrote:I have a friend who has a PEP which allows him to work his regular job (as a musician, performing 5 days/wk same gig) plus do some extra gigs on the side. Maybe if you're only looking to do here and there type work you should get your foot in the door as a teacher at a music school or something.


Does his PEP allow him to moonlight (sorry that's a real question .. )

As to the OP, DONT APPLY AS A PERFORMING ARTIST

The permit is very restrictive, and you must exit after 6 months, and .. must stay away for the next six months.

And, on the other hand, if you come in on a DP, then I could possibly refer some outlets, for your advice, who can engage you ..

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Postby poodlek » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:10 pm

ecureilx wrote:
poodlek wrote:I have a friend who has a PEP which allows him to work his regular job (as a musician, performing 5 days/wk same gig) plus do some extra gigs on the side. Maybe if you're only looking to do here and there type work you should get your foot in the door as a teacher at a music school or something.


Does his PEP allow him to moonlight (sorry that's a real question .. )

As to the OP, DONT APPLY AS A PERFORMING ARTIST

The permit is very restrictive, and you must exit after 6 months, and .. must stay away for the next six months.

And, on the other hand, if you come in on a DP, then I could possibly refer some outlets, for your advice, who can engage you ..


Yes, that's why he got it I believe. He had a valid work pass for his original job and changed it to a PEP so he could moonlight, as you say.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:15 pm

poodlek wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
poodlek wrote:I have a friend who has a PEP which allows him to work his regular job (as a musician, performing 5 days/wk same gig) plus do some extra gigs on the side. Maybe if you're only looking to do here and there type work you should get your foot in the door as a teacher at a music school or something.


Does his PEP allow him to moonlight (sorry that's a real question .. )

As to the OP, DONT APPLY AS A PERFORMING ARTIST

The permit is very restrictive, and you must exit after 6 months, and .. must stay away for the next six months.

And, on the other hand, if you come in on a DP, then I could possibly refer some outlets, for your advice, who can engage you ..


Yes, that's why he got it I believe. He had a valid work pass for his original job and changed it to a PEP so he could moonlight, as you say.


You missed something .. I am asking if PEP allows moonlighting .. as strictly EP/WP/SP and all forbid moonlighting

on the other hand, if he claimed he was not paid, it is different ..

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Postby poodlek » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:28 pm

And I am Replying that as far as I know, yes, his PEP allows this, otherwise he would not have bothered to change his pass!

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Postby Saint » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:32 pm

ecureilx wrote:
poodlek wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
poodlek wrote:I have a friend who has a PEP which allows him to work his regular job (as a musician, performing 5 days/wk same gig) plus do some extra gigs on the side. Maybe if you're only looking to do here and there type work you should get your foot in the door as a teacher at a music school or something.


Does his PEP allow him to moonlight (sorry that's a real question .. )

As to the OP, DONT APPLY AS A PERFORMING ARTIST

The permit is very restrictive, and you must exit after 6 months, and .. must stay away for the next six months.

And, on the other hand, if you come in on a DP, then I could possibly refer some outlets, for your advice, who can engage you ..


Yes, that's why he got it I believe. He had a valid work pass for his original job and changed it to a PEP so he could moonlight, as you say.


You missed something .. I am asking if PEP allows moonlighting .. as strictly EP/WP/SP and all forbid moonlighting

on the other hand, if he claimed he was not paid, it is different ..


PEP holders are allowed to have more than one job

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:40 pm

ecureilx wrote:You missed something .. I am asking if PEP allows moonlighting .. as strictly EP/WP/SP and all forbid moonlighting

on the other hand, if he claimed he was not paid, it is different ..

PEP does not bind you to any employer.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:51 pm

Saint wrote:PEP holders are allowed to have more than one job


That is news to me .. you mean, they can do multiple jobs, a-la PR / Citizens ? Except of course, driving taxis ..

I learnt something new today :)

x9200: I was under the impression that, under PEP, a person can only have ONE JOB !!! not multiple jobs, moonlight .. etc.

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Postby Saint » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 3:56 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Saint wrote:PEP holders are allowed to have more than one job


That is news to me .. you mean, they can do multiple jobs, a-la PR / Citizens ? Except of course, driving taxis ..

I learnt something new today :)

x9200: I was under the impression that, under PEP, a person can only have ONE JOB !!! not multiple jobs, moonlight .. etc.


As long as you notify the MOM of all the jobs you have then it's fine

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 4:08 pm

ecureilx, take a look inside (Part III):
http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/service ... Holder.pdf

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 4:18 pm

x9200 wrote:ecureilx, take a look inside (Part III):
http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/service ... Holder.pdf


Yah, but, it is a bit vague if the PEP holder can, for example, work as a dish-washer, part time driver for tai-tais, male dancer/escort, or my oft quoted example - make Curry in Indian restaurant .. :)

I'm asking out of my curiousity only .. no offence ..

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Postby Saint » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 4:24 pm

ecureilx wrote:
x9200 wrote:ecureilx, take a look inside (Part III):
http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/service ... Holder.pdf


Yah, but, it is a bit vague if the PEP holder can, for example, work as a dish-washer, part time driver for tai-tais, male dancer/escort, or my oft quoted example - make Curry in Indian restaurant .. :)

I'm asking out of my curiousity only .. no offence ..


Your question was whether a PEP holder can have multiple jobs, the answer is yes if you inform the MOM

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 20 Oct 2011 4:33 pm

Saint wrote:Your question was whether a PEP holder can have multiple jobs, the answer is yes if you inform the MOM


Ok, rephrased :D :D

Can PEP holders do multiple jobs, related and unrelated to their vocation based on which their got their PEP ?

Say, IT guys, can they part time as waiters ? Or Hosts ? or .. drivers ? or ... :D :D


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