Are expats unhappy with the Economist Intelligence Unit's ranking SG as most expensive?
No. You don't get it. Expats are very happy with this report.
With this study, expats posted to SG will be able to officially demand extremely generous expat pay packages with luxurious benefits, high-end housing, etc.
Last edited by ricohflex; 6th March 2014 at 09:01 PM.
Very well said. I used to wonder in the past also why they cut down on medical students intake in NUS. Whenever I see a doctor, there was a long queue. And I have a few friends who are doctors. They all complained being a doctor these days is not easy. Long working hours.
Much later, now, I know the answer. They now employ many doctors from India, Philippines and even Myanmar! Why? Obviously, the pay is cheaper. I know, cos I deal with these doctors as well.
My colleague's son, who is a doctor, told me he earns less than a McDonald's counter worker during his houseman days. Don't believe, ask any houseman how much he or she earns and the number of hours they have to clock.
It's all planned and thought out by the government.
Well, I don't have to go into housing and others also as I believe they have been discusses many times. Basically, even public housing was screwed up without ensuring the infrastructure is in place to cope with the sudden burst in population. It's clear they never had the good intentions on the common citizens in mind. It's money first, people second.
I find it ironic our leaders are saying the numbers are not reflective due to the basket of goods used.
They haven been using the same method to tell us inflation is low here......
Its demand supply in work. Doctors is scarce due to high entrance fees, and long study times.
Gov can lower the standard but I think there will be lawsuits from patients
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i am pretty sure they can easily double the intake and still find a lot of good students. it is just the policy set years ago by the goverment. underestimate the demand...
There is a conspiracy theory to make Singapore the most expensive country in the world so that only the wealthy and influential people come to live here.
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