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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    Told you all to walk liao. Saves $ since every things expensive. btw, as long dont spend or spend wisely, your pocket wouldn't hurt that much.
    First thing is to sell all the cameras and lenses.

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    i had a friend bought a house in Johor 4 years ago, the price is cheaper than a normal HDB flat, so his family lived in Johor but travel to work to Singapore everyday.

    earned SGD from Singapore based job, but spend in RM in Malaysian home
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    DPM just responded "No such thing as free lunch, and we are worth it!"

    http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking...e-cheap-place-
    I think there was a more direct response:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-...o-not-reflect-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    First thing is to sell all the cameras and lenses.

    For pastime go to library to read.

    I hate reading else I now earning millions. Cause all the time spend on gaming consoles. From atari to ps1, stopped after that and moves to pc games. Heh heh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I think there was a more direct response:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-...o-not-reflect-
    I would agree with the DPM, only expats need COEs, utilities and expensive clothes and all the best things that Singapore has to offer are not meant for the poor locals.
    Last edited by An drew; 5th March 2014 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Add the word "expensive."

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    I think there was a more direct response:

    http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-...o-not-reflect-
    you know what I gather when I read the response??

    Cars and taxis should be left for high earning expats. Same for the other luxuries in Singapore. Local like us need not concern about them because we have our heavily crowded MRT and hawker centers.

    It really isn't a good response.

    Frankly, to me, I feel there are three things that are eseential, cars, housing and healthcare.

    All of them are so expensive in part due to stupid policies by the government.

    1) housing... I don't have to go there as I think this has been analysed to death
    2) cars... what has the government done to relieve congestion??? literally nothing. look at the "HUGE" policy change the came up with after MONTHS of public consultation and discussion, a new CAT A COE by engine power which practically did nothing. How about encouraging car pooling? How about having a new COE which pays 10x ERP everytime it crosses a gantry? My new china colleague who arrived 3 weeks ago said he was surprised how bad the public transportation was as he cannot squeeze up his bus almost everyday.
    3) Healthcare. Why do we lack doctors now? Why was the medical intake so small in the past? Looking at the pay some of the specialists are getting... (not to mention their house...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    I would agree with the DPM, only expats need COEs, utilities and expensive clothes and all the best things that Singapore has to offer are not meant for the poor locals.
    I did not read your response before crafting mine. I see I am not alone thinking the same way. Frankly, that was a really insensitive reply. Not to mention that things like healthcare, housing and cars are really expensive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dniwkh View Post
    Cars and taxis should be left for high earning expats. Same for the other luxuries in Singapore. Local like us need not concern about them because we have our heavily crowded MRT and hawker centers.
    You're entitled to your takeaway, but I honestly doubt that was the point being made there. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    i had a friend bought a house in Johor 4 years ago, the price is cheaper than a normal HDB flat, so his family lived in Johor but travel to work to Singapore everyday.

    earned SGD from Singapore based job, but spend in RM in Malaysian home


    My friends come from PRC, India, Myanmar, Phlippines, Bangladesh, etc.......earn SGD and go back to their homeland and live like kings .....
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    The government knows Singapore is becoming more expensive but what can they do?

    Well for starters, they are giving more health subsidies to the pioneer generation and expecting the aged to fall very ill when when they learn the truth about the cost of living here .......
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    Congrats..... Singapore .....we are now Number ONE!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    My friends come from PRC, India, Myanmar, Phlippines, Bangladesh, etc.......earn SGD and go back to their homeland and live like kings .....
    There should be a way for Singaporeans to apply as FT and a country to retire to after a number of years working here.

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    There should be a way for Singaporeans to apply as FT and a country to retire to after a number of years working here.
    The only way Is .........OUT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    My friends come from PRC, India, Myanmar, Phlippines, Bangladesh, etc.......earn SGD and go back to their homeland and live like kings .....
    Do you really believe they got that good a deal?

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    Do you really believe they got that good a deal?
    Yes. My Myanmar friend had 2 wives back home after working 5 years in Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    The only way Is .........OUT.
    Out is no good too.

    We in Australia are the fifth expensive country.

    Myanmar, Phlippines, Cambodia etc. is a better place to go to.

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    Myanmar, Phlippines, Cambodia etc. is a better place to go to.
    Oh, unker Sion likes the exotic aunties.
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    Out is no good too.

    We in Australia are the fifth expensive country.

    Myanmar, Phlippines, Cambodia etc. is a better place to go to.
    Sion knows the truth. Many complain about Singapore, without knowing what's out there.
    Burma? Phil?
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    Traffic snarls in most countries in Asia thrice as bad as Singapore..
    Stay, fight to improve our lot here instead.
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    Vehicle SGW 9919L just ran past a red traffic light along Lorong Ah Soo ....time was 9.43am...... driver must have been in a hurry ....to get out of Singapore.
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