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20 Jan 2021 - How to Find Your Best College

Anyone looking to go to college in the U.S. has a pretty large task ahead of them. In fact, there are more than 4000 colleges and universities in...

18 Jan 2021 - Key Differences between SafeEntry and TraceTogether

One of the greatest hurdles in beating the coronavirus pandemic is ensuring that the highly contagious virus is contained and that infection...

09 Jan 2021 - Singapore’s Three Reopening Phases

As coronavirus infection numbers continue to skyrocket in countries which have reopened following earlier lockdowns, Singapore’s approach to...

29 Dec 2020 - Looking to Stock Up on Healthy Produce? Check Out these Singapore Health Food Stores

Our dietary habits are continually changing. As we learn more about nutrition, more and more of us opt for healthier food options. For example, in...

15 Dec 2020 - What Documents Do You Need to Translate to Travel?

Traveling is, perhaps, one of the best things a person can do in his or her spare time. Going on a trip to another country not only improves mental...

14 Dec 2020 - Advantages of having Retail Space in Singapore

Singapore is one of the easiest places to do business in the world and a breeding ground for entrepreneurs and startups alike. There are equally...

12 Dec 2020 - 4 Best Fitness Centers in Singapore

The quality of a fitness center can make or break a workout. Luckily, in a city as large and diverse as Singapore there are plenty of fitness...

10 Nov 2020 - What Makes GIIS Preschool a Great Choice?

Finding a good preschool in Singapore is a tricky task as there are abundant choices available. Most of us look for a preschool that is nearby,...

18 Oct 2020 - Five reasons why you should take a trip to New York

New York: it’s an iconic city that many of us feel like we know so well, even though we may never have been there. That’s because...

13 Oct 2020 - 5 things parents like about GIIS (Primary School)

Global Indian International School, the K-12 school is a preferred choice by more than three thousand students in Singapore. The school’s...

12 Oct 2020 - Advantages of Digital Home Security

No longer content to limit themselves to a padlocked gate and a bolted door, some people are going digital when it comes to home security. Some...

21 Sep 2020 - Pros and Cons of Driving in Singapore

While Singapore has one of the highest population densities on Earth, traffic conditions are not as bad as many of the world’s supercities,...

17 Sep 2020 - Things To Consider When Choosing Vacation Rentals For The Family

There are a lot of moving parts to consider when booking a family holiday. Do you want to go abroad, or remain local? Do you prefer to stay at a...

01 Sep 2020 - Personalised Employment Pass vs Singapore Employment Pass 2020

The Singapore Employment Pass (EP) is a work visa that allows foreign professionals with an opportunity to work in Singapore in certain...

26 Aug 2020 - Understanding HDB (LUP) Lift Upgrading Programme

One of the worries of buyers looking to purchase a house in an older HDB housing estate is that the flats may not have the newest amenities...

19 Aug 2020 - Helping Hawkers Go Digital

Since 19 June, Singapore has made the transition into Phase 2 of its reopening plan where people are once again allowed to resume dining in at...

12 Aug 2020 - Demand for Singapore property during the pandemic

In spite of initial predictions that demand for housing would remain low after the dip in April, sales of new homes, as well as the sale of resale...

05 Aug 2020 - How to Find Expert Medical Attention for an Urgent Ailment

Whether you’ve fallen seriously ill, or a member of your family is sick, you’re always going to be interested in facilitating the...

05 Aug 2020 - Travel planning in the post-COVID environment

Although travel restrictions around the world are being lifted slowly as countries reopen, many people continue to be wary of travelling during...

22 Jul 2020 - COVID-19 and its impact on the environment

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the reduction in human activity has led to noticeable benefits for the environment. Around the world,...


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Re: If you are here for money, when will you stop?

Re: If you are here for money, when will you stop?

To add to WD40's topic I'd say a bit factor in when you leave is around your marriage or partnership. I've seen people leave early for that (one of our better members Hanniroo for one). A broken or struggling marriage here is no fun.

Posted in General Discussions

Re: looking for guitar tuition

Re: looking for guitar tuition

Hi, have u found yr guitar tuition. If u have not, I can find for u from Trust agency.


Posted in Parenting, Family & Schools

Re: Time between IPA to Travel Approval (EP GRANT)

Re: Time between IPA to Travel Approval (EP GRANT)

Well Smoulder, unfortunately from India, there are limited flights and only people I know, who successfully managed to get entry approval, are nurses and healthcare staff. But then, I know a very small sample.

Let's hope I get an immigration approval soon after IPA, I would hate to sit jobless .....

Posted in PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners

Re: Company Director and tax residence

Re: Company Director and tax residence

As long as you have a permanent residence in Singapore, you can travel all you want. You're still resident for tax purposes. The EP, as PNGMK noted, confirms this.

Posted in Business in Singapore

Re: Flight to US

Re: Flight to US

Depends on your destination in US. Probably United or Qatar

Posted in Business in Singapore