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Stay in Singapore but travel to work in JB daily help

Postby chhiew » Sat, 11 Feb 2012 9:47 pm

Hi,
I have a kid studying in Woodlands and planning to do the other way instead of letting my kid travel to and fro daily from JB to Woodlands, i want to stay in Singapore and myself do the travelling to JB to work daily.

I want to cut down my kid travelling time and hence he has more time to focus on his studies and after school activities.

What type of visa do i need to apply or can i apply so?

I know my wife can apply long term visa to accompany my kid but how about me?

Would appreciate anyone help and advice.

Tks

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Postby beppi » Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:36 pm

If your kid is a minor and qualifies for a student pass on it's own merit, you can get a visa (I think LTVP) as accompanying parent. The school should know the details.

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Postby the lynx » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:21 am

You must have been a really concerned parent to go that way but staying in Singapore is expensive, although travelling into JB during rush hour wouldn't be as scary as the other way round.

Have you work out the possible expenses you may incur by doing so?
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Postby Mad Scientist » Sun, 12 Feb 2012 5:12 am

you are going to work in JB ? yes ? You will need EP in Malaysia unless you are a Malaysian

If you are going to stay in SG , you will need a valid pass like the above too

Your son can apply Student Pass and your wife can get LTSVP.
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Postby chhiew » Mon, 13 Feb 2012 3:11 pm

Thanks all for your reply.

Yes i am Malaysian, my son is holding a student pass now.

I guess the cost of living is quite high compare to JB, i see reserving trend now many people move to JB, work in the republic island and travel daily basis.

As i said i want to cut down my son travelling time, so toying around the best option, I guess the best option is to move to Spore and look for a job there.

Tks

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Postby Mad Scientist » Mon, 13 Feb 2012 3:52 pm

chhiew wrote:Thanks all for your reply.

Yes i am Malaysian, my son is holding a student pass now.

I guess the cost of living is quite high compare to JB, i see reserving trend now many people move to JB, work in the republic island and travel daily basis.

As i said i want to cut down my son travelling time, so toying around the best option, I guess the best option is to move to Singapore and look for a job there.

Tks
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You do not even have a valid pass in SG, why on earth do you want to start thinking about reversing the trend. You are something to begin with !!
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 13 Feb 2012 4:00 pm

chhiew wrote:Thanks all for your reply.

Yes i am Malaysian, my son is holding a student pass now.

I guess the cost of living is quite high compare to JB, i see reserving trend now many people move to JB, work in the republic island and travel daily basis.

As i said i want to cut down my son travelling time, so toying around the best option, I guess the best option is to move to Singapore and look for a job there.

Tks


1. If you really wanna move to Singapore, where are you staying?

2. If you can answer number 1, then my next question is on what basis are you staying in Singapore legally? (It is illegal to stay in Singapore for long term without WP, SPass, EP, LTSVP, DP etc) (And no, SVP doesn't allow you for stay over 90 days and if you hop in and out, ICA will get interested in you)

3. Have you gotten a job already in Singapore? You need that first before you can actually stay there legally.

4. Are you able to sustain yourself, your rent and your child (including schooling expenses) in Singapore? (Hence, why most Malaysians want to stay in JB to work in Singapore in the first place?)

One word: TERBALIK! :P

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Postby stmoong » Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:15 pm

To be frank, I do not think this is a good idea to work in JB and stay in Singapore unless you are a Singaporean and have to attend to business in JB. Otherwise, from economical sense, it's not very wise.

There are several options that you can consider:
1) If you have relatives or friends in Singapore, you can get your kid to stay with them, and go back home in JB during weekends.
2) Let your kid stay in a hostel in Singapore. This is an expensive option.
3) You can get a job in Singapore, and stay in Singapore. Just do some calculation to ensure the living expenses can be covered.
4) You can get your kid to take school buses to school. In my opinion, although it might seem a little cruel, getting them to learn hardship when young is a great way to build character. I have some JB friends who used to commute daily and had to wake up like 5am or earlier in the morning to go to school every day. They are all doing very well now.
5) If you kid is independent, they can even take the public transport themselves. I have seen many doing that in group, travelling with a group of friends will increase the safety factor if that's your main concern.

Don't spoil your kids too much, they will not like it later on in life :)


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