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Should I move back to Singapore?

Postby stillerolig » Fri, 13 Jul 2012 5:44 pm

Hi, I need some advice here.
I've lived abroad for 12 years now. My (European) husband is planning to have a short stint in Singapore. (short = 2-3yrs) We have a boy and a girl, aged 6. Whilst I like the idea that my kids will get to know their Asian roots, my main concern about moving back to Singapore is the fate of my little boy and the whole business of NS. I'm not keen for him to do NS. I have a SG passport, my husband has PR status whilst my kids have European passports. It seems the best way to avoid NS is not to have PR status. But what are the consequences for them? We intend to put them in the local school.

Singapore has also changed a lot. As any country, it has its good and bad points. Singapore feels so cramped and claustophobic sometimes.
Has anyone been in a similar situation?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 13 Jul 2012 5:57 pm

The odds are, if you bring them here, you husband will not have his REP renewed if the boy doesn't have PR as they will know that it is in avoidance of the obligations that they would inherit if they were to take up PR. So the problem may well escalate beyond that which you are prepared to deal with. Think carefully and weigh the consequences is the best thing I can say at this point.

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Postby stillerolig » Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:59 pm

Hmm...that doesn't sound good. Guess it's not a good idea to approach the ICA openly about it, is it? They don't look too kindly on those who are shirking their obligations.

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Postby stillerolig » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 12:11 am

OMG....after trawling through more posts about living in Singapore, I've just been reminded about why we moved out in the first place!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 14 Jul 2012 6:56 am

And it's getting worse by the day. The rest of the locals are now very xenophobic as well since they've found a voice the last GE.


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