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Postby x9200 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 2:51 pm

Better don't. It may happened that unkle Alzheimer already got me.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:07 pm

Tomorrow night maybe some Japanese beer will help! :cool:

Ah, I see you already found the new URA link. :)

At least we can again lay the argument to rest. Until the next time. ;-)

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Didn't think about it, but I can change it to Hardwarezone as well as it's been posted in about 8 locations. I am rather surprised that the script doesn't have that particular URL programmed into it yet though. Maybe I'll pick another and edit my post.


Hardwarezone also belongs to bird cage liner and so does condosingapore. They control quite a lot of stuff.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 3:43 pm

Tis okay Wd, we now have the URA link and dey don't own the gubment. So Bird Cage Liner can go screw 'emselves. :lol:

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 4:03 pm

Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Didn't think about it, but I can change it to Hardwarezone as well as it's been posted in about 8 locations. I am rather surprised that the script doesn't have that particular URL programmed into it yet though. Maybe I'll pick another and edit my post.


Hardwarezone also belongs to


Really? Damn. What's next, Sammyboy? :cool:

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 4:17 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Didn't think about it, but I can change it to Hardwarezone as well as it's been posted in about 8 locations. I am rather surprised that the script doesn't have that particular URL programmed into it yet though. Maybe I'll pick another and edit my post.


Hardwarezone also belongs to


Really? Damn. What's next, Sammyboy? :cool:


The perv version is only allowed to exist because it makes the police's job easier!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 4:23 pm

That and I don't believe it's hosted in Singapore anyway.

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Postby Wd40 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 4:40 pm

The condosingapore site actually has this statement on the home page "Posters' anonymity and privacy are assured."

Wonder upto what extent that is true.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 9:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:That and I don't believe it's hosted in Singapore anyway.


Most likely not, but hard to tell. Their front end IPs actually belong to CloudFlase (ddos mitigation service) and are in Costa Rica and London.

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Postby Leo99 » Fri, 13 Sep 2013 9:09 am

damrc wrote:Also commenting this thread seems related:

ftopic96246.html

And this seems like a good analysis of my situation:
posting.php?mode=quote&p=651076



Another related & recent thread titled "Multiple entries as a tourist" is:

ftopic97004.html

BTW, your 2nd link is not working IME.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:02 am

Wd40 wrote:The condosingapore site actually has this statement on the home page "Posters' anonymity and privacy are assured."

Hahahaha!! :lol: :lol: :lol: Good one.
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby Leo99 » Sat, 14 Sep 2013 4:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
But there a few on here who seem to think in Singapore if you have money you can buy your way into repeat entries (not in bribes but just by being a high net worth individual.



"Singapore permanent residence can be bought...

"If your plan is to relocate to Singapore and you have sufficient funds to spare, the Investor Scheme is the shortest route to permanent residence in Singapore. Your investment in Singapore economy is valuable because it will generate economic spin-offs and create employment. Singapore’s business-friendly policies, relatively low taxes, modern infrastructure, safety and clean environment have always been a lure for foreign investors looking to relocate.

http://www.guidemesingapore.com/relocat ... tor-scheme
http://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=151

"You can also invest your way to Singapore permanent residence through Investor Scheme (also known as Million Dollar Scheme).

http://www.guidemesingapore.com/relocat ... ce-schemes

"Saverin has lived in Singapore since 2009.[18][19] In September 2011, he renounced his U.S. citizenship; the citizenship change may have reduced the capital gains taxes Saverin would have paid after the Facebook IPO.[7][20]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin

"The co-founder of Facebook, whose falling out with CEO Mark Zuckerberg was immortalized in the film "The Social Network," moved from the U.S. to Singapore in 2009. It was also recently revealed that Saverin, who was born in Brazil, gave up his U.S. citizenship a few months ago and became a permanent Singapore resident.

Why Singapore? According to his spokesman, Saverin's move was just "practical" as he plans to invest in companies "that have strong interests in entering the Asian markets. Accordingly, it made the most sense for him to use Singapore as a home base."

One other glaring possibility? Singapore has no capital gains tax. So depending on the size of his actual stake in Facebook, Saverin stands to realize substantial tax savings on any stock sales. According to Singapore- based "Wealth-X" which gathers information on "ultra high net worth individuals," Saverin's estimated tax savings are "at least $39 million as a result of renouncing U.S. citizenship."

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/16/busin ... -facebook/

"Jet Li's Singapore citizenship confirmed"

http://forums.sgclub.com/singapore/jet_ ... 87941.html

Of course rich tourists staying at expensive hotels are also investing in Singapore.

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Postby zzm9980 » Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:57 am

TL;DR plan on the above post:

You need at least SGD$2.5 million on hand to invest in specific funds or a business that meets certain criteria, you must have a current business in an "approved" sector, they review your financials, your business plan, and you must meet certain revenue numbers (at least $50 million):

http://www.guidemesingapore.com/relocat ... tor-scheme

So no, well-off schmoe with a few mil in the bank can't get PR like in Malaysia.

Jet Li probably qualified under this:

Singapore PR Scheme for Foreign Artistic Talent
Singapore is keen to promote itself as an arts hub. If you have a talent for arts, photography, dance, music, theatre, literature and film, you can apply for Singapore permanent residence through Foreign Artistics Talent scheme. To qualify for this scheme, you must be a well recognized artist in your own country, preferably with an international reputation. You must also have made significant contributions to Singapore’s arts and cultural scene, including a strong track record of local engagements at leadership level.

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Postby Leo99 » Mon, 23 Sep 2013 3:56 pm

AngMoG wrote:
Being western helps, as does high net worth.




A case in point is the shipwrecked Muslims from a poor nation who were denied entry into Singapore. What do you think the chances of them recieving the royal carpet welcome would have been if they were US soldiers or EU citizens? Somewhere between 99 and 100%?

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 24 Sep 2013 2:00 pm

Leo99 wrote:
AngMoG wrote:
Being western helps, as does high net worth.




A case in point is the shipwrecked Muslims from a poor nation who were denied entry into Singapore. What do you think the chances of them recieving the royal carpet welcome would have been if they were US soldiers or EU citizens? Somewhere between 99 and 100%?


Singapore Navy would have launched the rescue mission.


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