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Postby Hidy Ho » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 4:37 pm

zzm9980 wrote:(Single asian american female, late 20s, looks late teens).


She can stay at my place for FREE :P

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 4:37 pm

Hidy Ho wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:(Single asian american female, late 20s, looks late teens).


She can stay at my place for FREE :P


She's actually Korean. Care to reconsider? :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 4:47 pm

Now we know who dognapped Alfie the Yorkshire Terrier :lol:

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 4:57 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Hidy Ho wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:(Single asian american female, late 20s, looks late teens).


She can stay at my place for FREE :P


She's actually Korean. Care to reconsider? :P


North Korean? :twisted: :cool: :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 5:04 pm

jollymolly wrote:I'm almost 30, married, but my spouse won't be with during the time in Singapore. As such, I'm fine living in a small space like a studio or even something similar to a college residential hall. I just want it to have A/C and to be free of cockroaches (I have allergies). I'm willing to have a roommate if it allows me to live somewhere nice.

I've seen pics of some Serviced Apartments and they look amazing. I would love to live in a high-rise with a luxurious swimming pool and fitness center, but budget is more important to me, so I'm not sure if those would be affordable unless I found a few roommates. Is there something like craigslist in Singapore for finding roommates or apartments?

I'll be working near the Queenstown/Clementi areas.


As has been mentioned previously as you will not have residency status in SG you are restricted to Serviced Apartments and hotels. So I'd focus on the facts at hand and put roommates, apartments, Craig's List out of your mind.

I'd go to your HR and tell them their Housing Allowance is grossly inadequate. Tell them that as you won't have residency you legally have to stay in a Serviced Apartment or hotel (or company owned accommodation) and give them a range of examples of what those options cost. Then I'd tell them what HA I need, or alternatively you could ask them how they expect you to square the very large gap in the circle.

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Postby Hidy Ho » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 5:17 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Hidy Ho wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:(Single asian american female, late 20s, looks late teens).


She can stay at my place for FREE :P


She's actually Korean. Care to reconsider? :P


Offer rescinded!!!! I'm partial to Japanese brand :???:

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Postby ganeshiyerv » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 1:51 am

JR8 wrote:
jollymolly wrote:I'm almost 30, married, but my spouse won't be with during the time in Singapore. As such, I'm fine living in a small space like a studio or even something similar to a college residential hall. I just want it to have A/C and to be free of cockroaches (I have allergies). I'm willing to have a roommate if it allows me to live somewhere nice.

I've seen pics of some Serviced Apartments and they look amazing. I would love to live in a high-rise with a luxurious swimming pool and fitness center, but budget is more important to me, so I'm not sure if those would be affordable unless I found a few roommates. Is there something like craigslist in Singapore for finding roommates or apartments?

I'll be working near the Queenstown/Clementi areas.


As has been mentioned previously as you will not have residency status in SG you are restricted to Serviced Apartments and hotels. So I'd focus on the facts at hand and put roommates, apartments, Craig's List out of your mind.

I'd go to your HR and tell them their Housing Allowance is grossly inadequate. Tell them that as you won't have residency you legally have to stay in a Serviced Apartment or hotel (or company owned accommodation) and give them a range of examples of what those options cost. Then I'd tell them what HA I need, or alternatively you could ask them how they expect you to square the very large gap in the circle.


It is amazing to note that the company itself does not know much about the rules and regulations in SG. Also, would you be the first employee who is being asked to spend 1/3 of your time in SG? You may want to see if the company has previous experience in handling expats and in SG. More than anything else, you'd require some handholding when you arrive in SG if this is your first time. If there is nobody else that the company has in SG, it may be very difficult initial days for you.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 05 Apr 2012 7:08 am

Hidy Ho wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Hidy Ho wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:(Single asian american female, late 20s, looks late teens).


She can stay at my place for FREE :P


She's actually Korean. Care to reconsider? :P


Offer rescinded!!!! I'm partial to Japanese brand :???:


Yep! Korean Americans girls = for when you want your girlfriends to have the maintenance requirements of Italian super cars :D


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