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Old 17-04-2024, 11:58 AM
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Mostly for personal reasons like family/domestic support (especially with raising kids), safety, good schools, phenomenal food scene, excellent public transport and walkability etc. We are not big spenders nor aiming to become the next Jeff Bezos, so finances are secondary as long as its comparable relative to the COL.

May I ask why you insinuate that I am crazy for even considering a move to SG?

Politics aside, SG seems like a first world country with amenities that are often lacking in the rest of the world. But, I may be seeing SG through rose-tinted glasses, so please share the dark side of SG that I may not be considering.

I assume MMed is a prestigious degree? I am trained under a different system which doesn't offer this so I have no clue -- either board-certified or non-board-certified.
with your achievements, i am sure SG will welcome you.

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Old 17-04-2024, 11:07 PM
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Explain why fertility rate <1
That's only for the miserable local Singaporeans who have never been out of Singapore before. People from other countries go to Singapore and like what they see and have lots of children.

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Where did you train? North America?

Sounds like Singapore is the best place for you. I hope you move back to Singapore.
Yes, I was educated and trained there. Can you elaborate why you feel SG may be a good place for a foreign trained to work?

Are you able to speak about the academic environment and its hierarchy (or lackthereof)?

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Singapore rewards hard work and accomplishments.

Most outpatient physicians work 5 days a week or less.

There is very good work life balance in Singapore and many opportunities for investment outside of work.

You will not go wrong if you go to Singapore. Your kids will also thank you for providing them with a world class education and very safe and fulfilling childhood. Singapore is the best country in the world to raise children.
Most of the world rewards hard work, but not many offers the infrastructure and safety that Singapore does. Without getting political, COVID-19 and the post-COVID changes have made us rethink what is valuable in our lives.

On our recent visits, we really enjoyed how often friends and colleagues would meet up for dinner and other social activities after work. That happens quite rarely here, as most can't wait to get home and retire for the night (even those without children). But then again, it might be because we were only there on short trips so friends made an exception to make time for us.

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Yes, I was educated and trained there. Can you elaborate why you feel SG may be a good place for a foreign trained to work?

Are you able to speak about the academic environment and its hierarchy (or lackthereof)?



Most of the world rewards hard work, but not many offers the infrastructure and safety that Singapore does. Without getting political, COVID-19 and the post-COVID changes have made us rethink what is valuable in our lives.

On our recent visits, we really enjoyed how often friends and colleagues would meet up for dinner and other social activities after work. That happens quite rarely here, as most can't wait to get home and retire for the night (even those without children). But then again, it might be because we were only there on short trips so friends made an exception to make time for us.
Eeeee
Why do u even want to have dinner with colleagues
Cant fanthom that
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Eeeee
Why do u even want to have dinner with colleagues
Cant fanthom that
Lol
He working somewhere in USA , come back SG meet colleagues for dinner ?
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Yes, I was educated and trained there. Can you elaborate why you feel SG may be a good place for a foreign trained to work?

Are you able to speak about the academic environment and its hierarchy (or lackthereof)?
SG values foreign experience. SG wants to have different views and learn different ways of doing things. Having foreign experience is a big plus for most doctors who go to Singapore to work. They are often consulted on ideas to improve and do things better. You will be very highly regarded.


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Most of the world rewards hard work, but not many offers the infrastructure and safety that Singapore does. Without getting political, COVID-19 and the post-COVID changes have made us rethink what is valuable in our lives.

On our recent visits, we really enjoyed how often friends and colleagues would meet up for dinner and other social activities after work. That happens quite rarely here, as most can't wait to get home and retire for the night (even those without children). But then again, it might be because we were only there on short trips so friends made an exception to make time for us.
Singapore's infrastructure and safety is unparalleled. You will love Singapore.

Singaporeans have one of the best work life balance in the world. Many do meet up with friends and colleagues after work for both business and pleasure. Work is very low stress in Singapore. So in the evenings there is still a lot of energy and time to do more. Singapore also has foreign domestic workers which are very affordable who will do all of the housekeeping for you. They also do childcare in your own home. You are making a very wise decision to move to Singapore from the USA.
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Lol
He working somewhere in USA , come back SG meet colleagues for dinner ?
Congrats. You caught my lie. 100 points to you?

If you want to troll, at least work on your reading comprehension.

"we really enjoyed how often friends and colleagues would meet up for dinner and other social activities after work...".

I was referring to the notion that friends and colleagues would meet up after work as an activity, rather than me meeting my friends/colleagues.
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Congrats. You caught my lie. 100 points to you?

If you want to troll, at least work on your reading comprehension.

"we really enjoyed how often friends and colleagues would meet up for dinner and other social activities after work...".

I was referring to the notion that friends and colleagues would meet up after work as an activity, rather than me meeting my friends/colleagues.
I think the trolls are not from Singapore. Singaporeans are very friendly and helpful. We support everyone in the country. We take care of one another. You have clearly seen that yourself.
I welcome you to Singapore. We need more people from other countries like yourself. It is a win-win for everyone.
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I think the trolls are not from Singapore. Singaporeans are very friendly and helpful. We support everyone in the country. We take care of one another. You have clearly seen that yourself.
I welcome you to Singapore. We need more people from other countries like yourself. It is a win-win for everyone.
You're absolutely right. I must contact the respective HR departments now to inquire about their job openings.
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You're absolutely right. I must contact the respective HR departments now to inquire about their job openings.
That's great! You will be very pleasantly surprised with how high the remuneration package is for foreign doctors! All the best!
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