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Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. My name is Hutch and I am a Singaporean female with Australian permanent [...]

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Dear Gilbert Goh, Need career coach and counsellor to help me look for property job in Property and FM/MA industry. In between jobs and in career transition, unemployed < 6 months. Should I [...]

Loan of $2000 taken with licensed moneylender ballooned to $5000 with late payment fee

Loan of $2000 taken with licensed moneylender ballooned to $5000 with late payment fee

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, My name is S desperately looking for help. In brief, I felt being cheated by the moneylender on 3 occasions with the 1st contract for a sum of $ 2000 for weekly instalment, [...]

Are all Caucasians earning expatriate pay in Singapore?

Are all Caucasians earning expatriate pay in Singapore?

Most Caucasians in Singapore tend to refer to themselves as expats. However, 99.9% of them are on local salaries. There is hardly any Caucasian here still on the expat package, which would include [...]

Female accountant ambivalent about contractual work after retrenchment

Female accountant ambivalent about contractual work after retrenchment

Hi Gilbert, I came across this website and decided to write in. I'm in my late 30s, single lady with 17 years of working experience in accounting field.  I was retrenched last year due to [...]

32-year-old technician earning $2400/month sceptical about getting hitched

32-year-old technician earning $2400/month sceptical about getting hitched

Describe briefly about yourself Thomas eg. age, qualification, job title and salary range. Thomas: I am 32 years old with a CET Diploma, currently working as AV technician with salary of $2400. [...]

Jobless PMET manages to land a job abroad after six months

Jobless PMET manages to land a job abroad after six months

Hi Gilbert and Albert (career coach), Thanks for your help. Glad to let you know the drought is for now over and I manage to find some water. I finally got a job although not something I really [...]

Singaporean with two kids migrated to Blue Mountains because of husband

Singaporean with two kids migrated to Blue Mountains because of husband

  Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. I am Singaporean female, born and bred. I'll use my pre-married name [...]

59-year-old homeless man at Bedok Central pleads for HDB to assist him

59-year-old homeless man at Bedok Central pleads for HDB to assist him

We spotted a homeless 59-year-old recently-divorced man at Bedok Central last night in our recee trip. We will usually recee an area first before bringing the main distribution team down one week [...]

Jobless 60-year-old PMET unhappy with our national jobs bank

Jobless 60-year-old PMET unhappy with our national jobs bank

Good day Miss Karen/WDA, I intend to pop over to Meet –Your- MP session to see Mr Lim Swee Say to share with him my concerns that the jobs published in Jobs Bank is not working in favour for [...]

44-year-old PMET explains why he is still single and not married yet

44-year-old PMET explains why he is still single and not married yet

The population white paper, passed in Parliament in 2013, allows the government to bring in hundreds of thousands of foreigners to help bridge the lack-of-birth gap among our population. As the [...]

Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Photo of a homeless man but not the one we featured in the story A Indian friend drops me a bombshell few days before the Chinese New Year - she has brought home a homeless 40-something man whom [...]

7 steps to a successful emigration transition to Australia

7 steps to a successful emigration transition to Australia

Young Singaporeans aspiring to build a life in Oz should note the following, assuming you do not have a Oz spouse, direct relations in Oz or A$5 million to spare: 1) Understand the Skills [...]

25-year-old Indian software developer enquiring whether to take up $90,000 job offer

25-year-old Indian software developer enquiring whether to take up $90,000 job offer

Hi everyone, Need a little bit of advice. So I am 3.5 years (25 years old) experienced Software developer from India currently serving my notice period in a very well-known software company in [...]

Singaporean Malay PMET relocated to Batam but continues to work in Singapore

Singaporean Malay PMET relocated to Batam but continues to work in Singapore

Many Singaporeans travel almost monthly to Batam for a short weekend break but so far not many have ever considered living in Batam and works in Singapore due to the expensive one-hour ferry return [...]

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