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    Wow.... Hover Cars must be flying around now....
    yeah, i just looked out of the window and saw this.


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    yeah, i just looked out of the window and saw this.


    Mmmm.... I must go out more often....

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    Tum podem extulit horridulum...日出東方﹐唯我不敗。

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyes View Post

    Mmm.... a song about an idealistic vision of 'Home'.... even when reality isn't always so...

    I like the part - "Where seldom is heard a discouraging word, And the skies are not cloudy all day"

    But sadly.... All I hear nowadays are "discouraging word" from people who would rather 'Dis' their own country because it is Hip to do so..... well, luckily for everyone, we ain't North Korean... everyone can pack their bags and leaves whenever they want....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deyeno View Post
    Clarence,

    Which part of NZ do you live in?

    I felt the same way when I come here, with the way bureaucracy works. It was hard to adjust to the lifestyle here as I was never a big city person. But I found you could make Singapore as small as you want it depending on where you lived and what that area had to offer.

    Do I miss the wide open spaces, yes, but its a trade off now as to what you want in life.

    The hardest part I would say is this, for those going to NZ, it will take a while to adapt, fit in, learn the ways of life, where those coming to Singapore, its very much easier to fit in simply because it is One city, and a very vibrant expatriate community. Where as in New Zealand there are many places where there are no expatriates living there.

    Again I would think very carefully, as you have said, get your job secured, go there visit the area first, look at the working conditions, and see if it appeals to you.

    Cheers ....
    Deyeno, I live in Wellington. As you know it is rather famous locally for it's sometimes wild and wet weather . But where else in the world can you spot dolphins swimming in the harbour out of a CBD office window, and access great fly fishing spots just minutes out of the city.

    For those considering emigrating here, you need to know that each NZ city has it's own culture, pros/cons, and climate. For me, Auckland and Christchurch would not suit me but I like Wellington and Tauranga. So do your homework and like Deyeno said, come over for a visit first.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8 View Post
    Deyeno, I live in Wellington. As you know it is rather famous locally for it's sometimes wild and wet weather . But where else in the world can you spot dolphins swimming in the harbour out of a CBD office window, and access great fly fishing spots just minutes out of the city.

    For those considering emigrating here, you need to know that each NZ city has it's own culture, pros/cons, and climate. For me, Auckland and Christchurch would not suit me but I like Wellington and Tauranga. So do your homework and like Deyeno said, come over for a visit first.

    Cheers.
    Ahhhh Wellington ..

    Well known for its Wind and then Rain, hence always called Windy Wellington. My brother and mum live out in Redwood.

    Of all the places to live, where you seem to get the best it would be Wellington, as its more cosmopolitian, more easy going than either Christchurch / Auckland.

    But for me I prefer the South Island. In order of preference to live( yes I have lived in these towns) and for many reasons:

    1: Greymouth - West Coast
    2: Blenheim - Marlborough
    3: Ashburton - Mid Canterbury

    All of the above places are totally different in countryside, primary types of business and totally different way of life and people mentality and culture.

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    Seem like Auckland is a better to live compare to Singapore, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_489853.html
    SINGAPORE scores highly in areas like infrastructure and stability, but fares poorly in culture and living environment indices.
    As a result, it was ranked the 53rd most liveable city in the annual survey by the The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), which compared 140 cities worldwide. Vancouver again topped the list, followed by Vienna and Melbourne in Australia. Three other Australian cities also made it to the top 10 list - Sydney, Perth and Adelaide.
    The Republic scored better than culture capitals New York and London, which lost out because of crumbling infrastructure, but lagged behind other Asian capitals like Hong Kong, Tokyo and Osaka.
    The survey examined 30 factors in five categories - stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education as well as infrastructure. Singapore obtained an overall score of 88.5/100.
    The annual survey uses research involving resident experts and its own analysts.
    Singapore lost out in the environment and culture category, in which it scored 75.7/100, lower than Hong Kong and South Korea. But it got full marks for infrastructure. The Lion City also fared well for stability, healthcare and education
    http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_489821.html
    Top 10 most liveable cities
    1. Vancouver, Canada
    2. Vienna, Austria
    3. Melbourne, Australia
    4. Toronto, Canada
    5. Calgary, Canada
    6. Helsinki, Finland
    7. Sydney, Australia
    8. Perth, Australia
    9. Adelaide, Australia
    10. Auckland, New Zealand
    The bottom 10 cities were:
    1. Harare, Zimbabwe
    2. Dhaka , Bangladesh
    3. Algiers , Algeria
    4. Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
    5. Lagos, Nigeria
    6. Karachi, Pakistan
    7. Douala, Cameroon
    8. Kathmandu, Nepal
    9. Colombo, Sri Lanka
    10. Dakar, Senegal


    Vancouver has again topped a list of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, giving the Canadian west coast city an extra boost as it opens the 2010 Winter Olympics. -- PHOTO: AP


    SYDNEY - VANCOUVER has again topped a list of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, giving the Canadian west coast city an extra boost as it opens the 2010 Winter Olympics.
    In the annual survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Vancouver scored 98 per cent on a combination of stability, health care, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure - a score unchanged from last year. The city has also topped the index since at least 2007.
    In the 2010 ranking, there was little change in the top positions with Vienna, Melbourne and Toronto still taking the second, third and fourth positions and the top 10 dominated by Canadian and Australian cities which took seven of the 10 slots.
    Johannesburg, which is hosting the soccer World Cup finals in June, came in 92nd place, the highest score in sub-Saharan Africa.
    The Economist Intelligence Unit survey ranked 140 cities on 30 factors such as healthcare, culture and environment, and education and personal safety, using research involving resident experts and its own analysts. It said in a statement that these rankings were used by employers assigning hardship allowances as part of expatriate relocation packages.
    New York was ranked 56th, two slots behind London which was at number 54, while Los Angeles ranked at number 47. Zimbabwe's capital Harare scored the least, making it the list's worst city, with a rating of 37.5. -- REUTERS
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    Been to New Zealand a few times. My observations are:
    Good place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, but can get rather boring and quiet.
    Public transport could be better and intergrated. Car is almost necessary.
    Eating out is very expensive. A bowl of noodle soup now cost around $10. Used to be only $7 in 2003.
    Job opportunities could be limited.
    Population is only around 4.3mil, slightly less than 5mil of Singapore, of which 1/3 of it is in Auckland. So, u won't see much people around on the streets.

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    Seem like Auckland is a better to live compare to Singapore, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
    liveability is measured by numbers? cool!

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    liveability is measured by numbers? cool!
    Looking at the numbers, Singapore needs to import more sheeps.

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    Looking at the numbers, Singapore needs to import more sheeps.
    Err there are a muffle muffle muffle muffle....
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    liveability is measured by numbers? cool!

    You seen the US Drama "Numb3rs" ..... everything is Numbers & Maths....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazmee View Post
    Looking at the numbers, Singapore needs to import more sheeps.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Ice View Post
    Err there are a muffle muffle muffle muffle....

    Hahaha .... cannot

    Later S'porean also complaint sheeps having too much 'Kids'.... while S'porean themselves can't competent.

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    home is where the heart is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    home is where the heart is.

    Mmm.... don't you live in a Haunted House ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Mmm.... don't you live in a Haunted House ??
    it still is my home! wait till u see the place i work in, now, tat is hell.





    i think new zealand offers something different.
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    I don't mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    it still is my home! wait till u see the place i work in, now, tat is hell.





    i think new zealand offers something different.


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    Tum podem extulit horridulum...日出東方﹐唯我不敗。

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    Default Re: New Zealand wants Singaporeans as foreign talent! Would you go?

    Every place has pros and cons.

    I've lived in California, China (Shanghai and Zhejiang) and Singapore. And Each place is different in what they can offer (good and bad).

    The only thing to understand is which environment suits you more. So it boils down to what you want in life. And remember, at different stages of our lives, our priorities will change, and our (emotional, financial )situations will change. All these will affect which country/city we are more suited for.

    There are no absolutes.
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