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    Quote Originally Posted by petetherock View Post
    Sion knows the truth. Many complain about Singapore, without knowing what's out there.
    Burma? Phil?
    Forget internet, forget security, unless being kidnapped is considered a hobby.
    Traffic snarls in most countries in Asia thrice as bad as Singapore..
    Stay, fight to improve our lot here instead.
    Hope you'll be elected to high office and change and improve Singapore.

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    Yes. My Myanmar friend had 2 wives back home after working 5 years in Singapore.
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    Myanmar, Phlippines, Cambodia etc. is a better place to go to.
    The other day I was at a client's place and ever so frequently conversations gravitate towards the high cost of living here. Then my client said something interesting. He said that when he inadvertently visited Geylang, (he qualified that he was not looking for prostitutes), he was quoted prices (he had asked for fun) that is really cheap and affordable.
    Our DPM should have suggested to EIU that they include such services in their survey but expats here are probably more into higher-end or kinkier stuff.
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    Congrats..... Singapore .....we are now Number ONE!!!!
    Anyway I am proud that we are first again and it will be something that I will be boasting about. (oops, is this affected by higher alcohol tax?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    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.
    This is better than the new digital red lights.

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    ...He said that when he inadvertently visited Geylang, (he qualified that he was not looking for prostitutes), he was quoted prices (he had asked for fun) that is really cheap and affordable.
    You can't ask for the price and not buy in Geylang. Everyone knows it.

    Go and try it after work today and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You can't ask for the price and not buy in Geylang. Everyone knows it.

    Go and try it after work today and see.
    .....oh yeah?? ...... ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Our DPM should have suggested to EIU that they include such services in their survey but expats here are probably more into higher-end or kinkier stuff.

    Yeah .......... ask da Man ............. he knows how to spice things up here in Singapore .................
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    hi ya ! what's the point of talking this anyway? will people listen? will prices come down? it is better we start thinking how to make more money and dun depend on just one source of income. Improve your market value and spread out your potential beyond Singapore! Singapore passport can travel to many countries without visas! can explore potentials and opportunities in many places ! for those who like to travel and take photos, find a job that give you overseas travel.
    Last edited by Exposure; 6th March 2014 at 01:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You can't ask for the price and not buy in Geylang. Everyone knows it.

    Go and try it after work today and see.
    As you can see, I am totally ignorant about this.
    But without government intervention(EMA or PTC) nor PIC grants, how did this industry remain so competitive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    hi ya ! what's the point of talking this anyway? will people listen? will prices come down? it is better we start thinking how to make more money and dun depend on just one source of income. Improve your market value and spread out your potential beyond Singapore! Singapore passport can travel to many countries without visas! can explore potentials and opportunities in many places ! for those who like to travel and take photos, find a job that give you overseas travel.
    ..... get out of Singapore ........ get some exposure ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenten View Post
    ..... get out of Singapore ........ get some exposure ?
    ya.. u should too ! get your OH LAM BOO system and lenses out to shoot something great lah ! always go Penisular quite boring !

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Behold, the hollowing out of sg.




    Source: CNBC

    The above infographic is for luxury properties only, but don't worry, soon the peasant apartments will get more expensive too.

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    I am quite surprised that although Singapore is the most expensive city, we are not first for the ratio of our leader's pay to per capita GDP.



    As Mr Tharman said:
    "It's not that these surveys are wrong, it's not that they are misguided. They're measuring something quite different from the cost of living for an ordinary local."
    Instead, he cited a survey that did try to measure the cost of living for ordinary residents: a 2012 Asia Competitiveness Institute report that had separate measures for the living costs of expatriates' and the typical local household.
    But surely our prime minister is not an "ordinary local" and he deserves a salary that would commensurate with us being the most expensive city. How can we let the Kenyans beat us?

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    But surely our prime minister is not an "ordinary local" and he deserves a salary that would commensurate with us being the most expensive city. How can we let the Kenyans beat us?
    ..... not ordinary meaning Mee Siam Mai Hum?
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    Singapore passport can travel to many countries without visas! can explore potentials and opportunities in many places!
    Asian male models in their tender innocent age are highly sought after in the west.
    Last edited by Sion; 6th March 2014 at 03:21 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    But surely our prime minister is not an "ordinary local" and he deserves a salary that would commensurate with us being the most expensive city. How can we let the Kenyans beat us?
    First time third world country beats first world country.

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    Yes. My Myanmar friend had 2 wives back home after working 5 years in Singapore.
    2 wives back home while working here.....hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by qystan View Post
    2 wives back home while working here.....hmmm
    "...after working 5 years in Singapore"

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    First time third world country beats first world country.
    Kenyan marathon runner always win

    That is why their political leader deserve high wages

    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Yes. My Myanmar friend had 2 wives back home after working 5 years in Singapore.
    2 wives after working for 5 years here

    Many Singapreans work 15 years but still not enough money to get a wife
    I eats, shoots & leaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yutaka Go View Post
    2 wives after working for 5 years here

    Many Singapreans work 15 years but still not enough money to get a wife
    "Work in Singapore, marry in Myanmar." - Laozi.

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