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19-09-2009 02:26 PM
Jayzee It is a painful experience, when one’s have commitment, of loan, car loan & family commitment. You could probably not able to find the same salary job as the previous one.
19-09-2009 02:25 PM
Rhesus_A One of my good friend was retrenched from the Marine Sector after 1 year and 8 months of working… Now he is struggling with part time studies and work as a daily rate contractor installing internet modems.
16-08-2009 03:42 PM
Tan- Jack, haven’t you noticed the disproportionate amount of cynicism in cyberspace? It’s all due to the disproportionate amount of sycophancy in our one-party controlled mainstream media, which admittedly is of high quality except for local political issues. The journalists and editors simply do not want to risk their livelihoods by going against the ‘norm’. Sometimes it is so bad that they practise totally unnecessary self censorship and excess lopsided praise, so bad that if I’m a party elder I would cringe when I read those sycophantic one-sided ‘editorials’.
16-08-2009 03:15 PM
angie interesting blog and comments. always good to hear different points of views… keep them coming.

when i was there the last time, i noticed that the cost of living has risen a lot(!!) in the last few years. singaporeans seem very affluent in general so this would probably not pose a problem for many; my heart goes to the poorer singaporeans though.

angie
29-07-2009 04:37 PM
welcome to S'pore to Sena Gbeckor-Kove, I say welcome to Singapore! The business environment is great, and so is the food. One thing you’ll have to get used to is the weather, though of course if you;re mostly indoors that should be ok.

Only after a time spent here will you begin to see and hear the stuff you read on this page - the other comments. That will be up to you to interpret things as they are. Things can be tough, and so they are, but as a born and bred Singaporean myself, who has been around, I would say that there’s no better place than home - and that, my friend, is Singapore.

Work hard, save like crazy, spend/invest wisely, and you should be fine. I wish you all the very best.
29-07-2009 04:24 PM
Gordon Gekko Greed is good.
29-07-2009 04:20 PM
Sena Gbeckor-Kove To sporean in nl, previous suggestion about meeting up was meant for you not Johnny. I’m married to a Dutch/Vietnamese who also has her own business. We’re moving them out to Asia I’d be interested in your thoughts.
29-07-2009 04:15 PM
sporean in nl there’s something to improve on in any place and yeah you’re right, who better to make suggestions on changes than the ones living there?

like i briefly mentioned, i got married to a dutch so living in NL now. we don’t know how long we’ll be here but figured it’s a good place to start, considering my husband already has a job here and im a fresh graduate (yes ie in between jobs :P).
29-07-2009 04:14 PM
Johnny to: sporean in nl
I’m not denying Singapore is a good place. Even if it’s the best place on earth, there are still lots to be improved upon (e.g. just ask the heartlanders). As our honourable MM Lee said (and I paraphrase), we have got to move ahead, otherwise we’ll fall behind and become backwards again. So, what better ways to improve than to ask your own people - Singaporeans - for feedback and constructive criticisms?
btw, if Singapore is so good, why are you in NL?
29-07-2009 04:14 PM
Sena Gbeckor-Kove So Johnny, are you in Amsterdam? If so do you fancy a coffee or beer so I can pick your brain before I head off to Singapore?

I’m up in the Jordaan about 5 mins from Dam square.

If you do, drop an email to [email protected] and ask for Sena (CTO)

S
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