It's been a while and don't remember if I'd posted this under my current or now-inactive moniker, that there is what you give up from wherever back home is - anything from cheaper goods, more variety in the things you're accustomed to having, food, more cultural outlets - art, music, concerts, fashion, nightlife, etc., more openness (i.e. not going to jail for flipping someone the deserved bird), to things that you can't or shouldn't of you can get here that you can back home that I won't even mention but you can figure it out.
So no, it's not a hardship posting either but you definitely give up things to be here. And of course you get things here that you don't get there either like pools and tennis courts with your condo, closeness to other places to visit, etc.
Oh yeah and for Americans, double taxation.
ScoobyDoes wrote:Mi Amigo wrote: I wouldn't characterise it as 'hardship' (not in my case anyway); a certain sense of tediousness and irritation from time to time, certainly, but you have to take the rough with the smooth as they say.
I was equating the hardship to back home.....for many people coming here it is a huge step up from their previous environment but for many as well it is far from easy, or as easy as Singapore pretents it is.