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    Singapore questions thread

    Thinking about a visit?

    Anything you would like to know to Singapore then please ask here. I probably know the answer or know someone who does

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    yeah mate, when the 7's on? and also the jkt 'tangs are touring there in October....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb View Post
    and also the jkt 'tangs are touring there in October....
    what kind of question is that?

    i thought the 7's were on around April every year. I will get back to you on that one

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    jakarat bingtangs are an AFL football rules club and they are going to tour to singapore in october to play against hated rivals singapore wombats!

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    actually there is a tournament in october you are right

    Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s

    doesnt seem as good as previous years Standard Chartered tournament though

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    and as for australian rules well who gives a toss?

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    27-28th! Brillant!

    I'm there! got a spare room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrT View Post
    27-28th! Brillant!

    I'm there! got a spare room?
    piss off dickhead ! i asked first!

    slimboyfatand as for australian rules well who gives a toss?
    idiot ! i write you off now!

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    Do you know how to get a job there making around $100K USD? And what I have to do to get that job?

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    Sorry IloveDogs -

    Careers advice is beyond the intended scope of this thread. If I knew the answer to that then I would be doing it too.

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    Is YouTube banned there and are there any TV companies looking for undiscovered talent?

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    not banned, yes loads but i think they actually want real talent - so your out of luck!

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    Youtube is not banned there.

    Quite a few TV stations are based here, MTV Asia, ESPN, Nickelodeon, AXN etc as well as some local production companies. I am not really a 'media' type person but I do see a lot of western and local homosexuals around, talking crap and drinking coffee so I assume there is a fair amount of arty stuff going on here.

    As mentioned above this is not a careers thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrT View Post
    not banned, yes loads but i think they actually want real talent - so your out of luck!
    Singapore is the kind of place where they really want to see a good track record. Even if a company wants to hire you the next hurdle is to convince the Ministry of Manpower that you are better qualified than a Singaporean to do the job.

    But anyway its always worth a try I guess. Not many Singaporeans take the arty farty route - most want to be lawyers, doctors, accountants etc.

    And this is still not a careers thread.

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    Actually there are a number of very good international schools there, and also the regional office for the international baccalaureate organisation, but they are the same, require properly qualified staff and a proven track record.

    Not many people leave singapore, so jobs do not open up particularly often, same same HK really.

    And this is still not a careers thread.

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    Teaching is not a job.

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    Slimboyfat, not exactly a S'pore question but perhaps related ...

    *yes I'm getting geared, albeit very slowly, up to leave the LoS or to better say, looking for new shores, not keeping all my eggs in the TH basket*

    cons: Living in S'pore (years back, I've lived there for 4 mos. straight) can, at times, be daunting for many reasons. It's a relatively small island, all the rules and regs, cost of living (e.g. highish rents, cost of property, of cars etc.) not the cheapest and the " I'm so serious " S'porians at times can be a tad trying ... to mention but a few reasons;

    pros: good infrastructure, banking, health care, youtube and the caning of foreigners like Scampy etc.
    I am also told that the laws are pretty fair even if one is not a citizen of this island state...

    sooooo

    how about living in Jahor Bahru (and/or hinterland say Senai or even further afield, topography of which I am fairly sure, generally speaking, tends to be/resemble TH's modus vivendi) and when in need of "order" ... to escape from the chaos ... do the commute by ferry, bridge, car, bus, taxi, train or whatever.

    I understand that many Malays do the daily commute and traffic at peak hours is atrocious but not too bad outside of rush hour.

    Thank you for your (and anybody else's) thoughts re. a Spore/JB combo!

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    What colour are the buses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp View Post
    What colour are the buses?


    There are 2 bus companies. Both have red white and black as their bus colours, but in different configurations.

    Welcome to SBS Transit

    SMRT Bus Guide

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    i'll be there in 2 weeks. staying for 3 days. any recommendations for me to go see or places to eat kind sir?

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    Nice thread.

    MrT:
    Not many people leave singapore, so jobs do not open up particularly often, same same HK really.
    Well, yes and no. We are PRs in Singapore but just left to com here, we know a few other Expats who have also left recently. All of their jobs were filled with locals. This is also the case for many new jobs.

    Don't think that Singaporeans are in any way less educated than anyone from the 'west', in many cases they are more educated - in Oz, the UK or the US. (They do lack creativity, though)
    Added to this you now get very many Malaysians with equal qualifications who are happy to earn 50k instead of 100k and work towards getting PR in Singapore.

    The main problem you will face in Singapore is the huge increase in rental accommodation, that has taken place in just the last few months due to many things, among them being en-bloc sales of older apartments.

    As for living in JB and commuting . . . not really an option.

    Having said the above I don't think Singapore is the right place for many Thailand-based expats . . . just too different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by in4zip View Post
    Slimboyfat, not exactly a S'pore question but perhaps related ...

    *yes I'm getting geared, albeit very slowly, up to leave the LoS or to better say, looking for new shores, not keeping all my eggs in the TH basket*

    cons: Living in S'pore (years back, I've lived there for 4 mos. straight) can, at times, be daunting for many reasons. It's a relatively small island, all the rules and regs, cost of living (e.g. highish rents, cost of property, of cars etc.) not the cheapest and the " I'm so serious " S'porians at times can be a tad trying ... to mention but a few reasons;

    pros: good infrastructure, banking, health care, youtube and the caning of foreigners like Scampy etc.
    I am also told that the laws are pretty fair even if one is not a citizen of this island state...

    sooooo

    how about living in Jahor Bahru (and/or hinterland say Senai or even further afield, topography of which I am fairly sure, generally speaking, tends to be/resemble TH's modus vivendi) and when in need of "order" ... to escape from the chaos ... do the commute by ferry, bridge, car, bus, taxi, train or whatever.

    I understand that many Malays do the daily commute and traffic at peak hours is atrocious but not too bad outside of rush hour.

    Thank you for your (and anybody else's) thoughts re. a Spore/JB combo!
    i have heard of Malaysians who do it. I have also heard Sporeans and expats talking about it - but have never seen anyone actually doing it because it is just too much hassle, and no-one really trusts the Malaysians and JB is a dump compared to Spore anyway.

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    thanx for the reps ^ ^^

    agree JB is a dump, been there
    not much worse than many lossian, cambo lao shitholes, prolly better than many

    and further down the road perhaps there are some nice spots in w malaysia

    If and when, I won't be doing the commute, no need, though day trips, long weekends, to the fair City why the fek not?

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    Dear SBF will you pick me up at the budget terminal tomorrow at 6am and take me to Changi to catch my next flight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    Dear SBF will you pick me up at the budget terminal tomorrow at 6am and take me to Changi to catch my next flight?
    no.

    1) I dont do 6am on a saturday morning
    2) I don't have a car.

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