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02 Nov 2016 - Housing in Singapore: A Guide to Public Housing

While housing in Singapore is widely acknowledged to be one of the expensive in the world, a 2015 government study has also reported that home...


27 Oct 2016 - Working in Singapore: Obtaining an EntrePass

Rated as the ‘Easiest place to do business’ by the World Bank for ten consecutive years, Singapore has had a new feather in its cap...


19 Oct 2016 - 7 Workshops to Attend in Singapore

It is a common misconception that shopping and eating’s all there is to Singapore. Truth is, there are many facets of Singapore’s...


13 Oct 2016 - CPF for Singapore Permanent Residents

With one of the lowest corporate tax and personal income tax rates in the world, Singapore attracts people from all over the world to live and work...


15 Sep 2016 - Working in Singapore: Personalised Employment Pass

Perhaps the most elusive of all the work visas available in Singapore, the Personalised Employment Pass (PEP) offers foreign talent greater...


31 Aug 2016 - Culture Shock!

Dubbed as ‘Asia Lite’ by some, modern Singapore makes an attractive tourist destination with its predominantly English-speaking...


18 Aug 2016 - Best getaways from Singapore

Singapore may be small, with arguably fewer than ideal places that count as a ‘proper’ getaways, however, its geographic advantage of...


04 Aug 2016 - Working in Singapore: Obtaining a Work Visa

Foreigners who aim to gain employment in Singapore have several choices when it comes to applying for a work visa. Depending on their skillset and...


28 Jul 2016 - 6 Quiet Getaways in Singapore

You’ve probably had your fill of skyscrapers and air-conditioned comforts in Singapore. If you’re looking to escape banal urbanity and...


20 Jul 2016 - Working in Singapore: Obtaining an Employment Pass

Ranked as the top country that provides the best quality of life in Asia, Singapore is an attractive place for people to live and work. Many are...


07 Jul 2016 - 6 reasons why expats should choose Singapore

While there are a myriad of other advantages of living in Singapore, an important factor to consider is the presence of a lively expat community....


30 Jun 2016 - Awesome Singapore Souvenirs

You’re making a trip back home next week. You haven’t seen your friends and family for months, or perhaps it’s even been a year....


22 Jun 2016 - Studying in Singapore: Obtaining a Study Pass

Known for being a player in the big leagues when it comes to education, Singapore draws students from all over the world. Anxious parents may even...


08 Jun 2016 - 6 Unconventional Dining Experiences in Singapore

You may remember the wonderful steak you had last week, but you’ll remember a unique dining experience for years. While finding places with...


01 Jun 2016 - Top Expatriate Enclaves in Singapore

Often described as a country where ‘East meets West’, Singapore is well known for its ability to bridge Asian and Western cultures in...


26 May 2016 - 8 tips to stave off the tropical heat in Singapore

Being close to the equator means there’s no escaping the sun, not to mention increasing global temperatures thanks to greenhouse emissions....


18 May 2016 - Obtaining a Long Term Visit Pass

So you’ve made up your mind to remain in Singapore for the medium-long term. You want to pursue your studies locally, find employment, set up...


14 May 2016 - Obtaining a Short Term Visit Pass

Visiting Singapore: Obtaining a Short Term Visit Pass If you’re thinking of travelling to Singapore, you’re not alone. Despite its...


10 May 2016 - Staying in Singapore: To rent or to buy?

So, you think you're ready to settle in Singapore over the long term. Whether it’s a career or lifestyle decision, this automatically leads...


04 May 2016 - Life in Singapore

Life in Singapore – An Introduction Ask anyone what they know of Singapore and the answers are likely to give you a fascinating glimpse into...




   

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Re: Private Residential Tenants affected financially due to Covid19

I doubt your LL will be able to find a replacement Tenant after evicting you, perhaps you should highlight to the LL the obvious.

Posted in Property Talk, Housing & Rental

Re: Private Residential Tenants affected financially due to Covid19

I don't believe there is any help available for you in Singapore. You may both need to consider moving home. The govt will not be supporting either of you at the cost of supporting citizens and I suspect any support available to employers will be very strictly ring-fenced from supporting foreign .....

Posted in Property Talk, Housing & Rental

Re: COVID19 deaths reaching 50,000 soon ...

I'm honestly more worried now about the collateral damage to the economies of Indonesia, the PI and India/Bangla/Paki areas. There will be a lot of deaths there due to loss of income. I feel the shutdowns could have (in retrospect) been a bit more intelligent. For example ban all oldies from .....

Posted in General Discussions

Private Residential Tenants affected financially due to Covid19

Hi All,

I hope everyone is safe.

I'm an expat living in Singapore since 2015, my bf and I stay together in a Master Room and he is affected financially due to covid19. His pay is cut and I may soon face the same.

We asked our landlord if he can give us a discount or some help in these hard times .....

Posted in Property Talk, Housing & Rental

Re: Please wear a mask when going out

but no harm in wearing a mask tho.. better be safe than sorry!

Posted in Beauty, Health & Fitness