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Old 22-03-2016, 07:41 AM
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why not you serve 2 years of NS first before we proceed further.

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Hey for accommodation thats within 30 minutes you can try redhill/queenstown/tiong bahru in the south, or the eastern areas in singapore like paya lebar/kembangan/kallang/bedok. Take a look at the Singapore MRT line and property guru website for ideas!

There's lots of options!

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Hey for accommodation thats within 30 minutes you can try redhill/queenstown/tiong bahru in the south, or the eastern areas in singapore like paya lebar/kembangan/kallang/bedok. Take a look at the Singapore MRT line and property guru website for ideas!

There's lots of options!
I'll further complete the list with my geographical knowledge of Singapore. 30 minutes MRT from Raffles would also give you:

1. Bishan. Where I stay. Nice place. Some say, along with Toa Payoh, the neighborhood areas closest to town. Heartland mall in the form of Junction 8 to satisfy your shopping.
2. Toa Payoh. Slightly larger neighborhood but also very nice. I believe it's still the only Bus interchange which is air conditioned. And the bus interchange is huge. Lots of local food options.
3. I also recommend Ang Mo Kio. Here is where you'll get closer to the locals but still nice place. Has a large mall in Amk Hub.

In terms of food, all three, as a matter a fact, any neighborhood in Singapore, has all combinations of local food and restaurants. So don't worry about food.

In terms of distance from Raffles, it'll be Toa Payoh (closest), Bishan then Ang Mo Kio. They're one stop away so they're really all just bunched up together.

I'll just add that Newton and Novena, which are even closer to Raffles are the city fringe prestigious areas. But I doubt you'll find a nice place for 2.5k/month or under. You can try looking but those areas should be out of your budget.

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It's not if it's household income, dumb ass

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Here comes the bullshit.
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Hi,
which company do you work for? lucky you that you managed to actually land an employment pass. my employer has been trying for months to obtain ep for me for singapore. now they tell me that they have run out of ep for tcs as they are having too many indians already. also my wife works for another top IT company and is not able to get an ep for herself. yet I have friends in wipro who are able to get EP.
what exactly is the latest policy for ep in Singapore? have some companies already run out of there kotas?
tnx, veerest
TCS has not obtained a single EP in 2016 - my friend who works for TCS HR told me. MOM told them to try hiring a few locals. If you are working for TCS in India, you may have to wait till June 2015.
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It's not if it's household income, dumb ass
You should always look at his experience first before throwing in the figures. Stop giving false information, or at least do some research before bullshitting.
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It's not if it's household income, dumb ass
8000 SGD is not my household income although we would like to live within that range. My wife can expect a similar salary, or atleast 7000 SGD per month minimum once she finds employment. That brings the household income to 15000 SGD per month which seems "ok" based on your views.
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It's not if it's household income, dumb ass
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If you are an expat, you should not settle anything less than $12,000. $8,000 is just the median pay for local professionals
I think everyone in this forum who read the earlier statement interpreted as individual income and not household income.

I second the response - "here comes the bullshit."
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Old 23-03-2016, 11:29 AM
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$8000 a month is quite ok if u ask me.

But dun be too confident with the management of expenses here in Sg.

Rents varies depending on your expectations. If u rent a govt flat, be prepared to stay further away 'outskirts' = more then 30mins (train ride/walking distance etc).

Rents for 80sq metres flat range $2200 up. If u bring your wife, dun think you want to share the flat with other people. Depending on govt highly volatile policies on renting of govt flats, things might change in the near future so be prepared to fork out or budget abit more in this expense. ($2500-$3000 just in case)

Food is reasonably price locally, but its not cheap from where u come from. If you dine out daily or if you are a vegetarian, u might end up spending a large expense for food in small restaurants or specialty food outlets that cater to your taste from your home town.

Its best if you can contact your friends who already here n have been realistically accustomed to the 'living expenses' here.

Your pay package, lots of Singaporeans dont even have. So be prepared that competition is tough locally and many will eye your position if u dun work smart enough.

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8000SGD is good.
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