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Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Hi everyone, I understand that Foreign Students are now able to apply for a Singapore PR under the new Foreign Student scheme: https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who My only concern is [...]

Unemployed 48-year-old lamenting over permanent jobs given to foreigners during temping

Unemployed 48-year-old lamenting over permanent jobs given to foreigners during temping

Hi Gilbert, I'm writing to you as I do not know what to do. Currently I'm unemployed. My last permanent full-time job was in 2015. In 2016 I only worked in a full time job for 6 months and I [...]

Indian national offered job with NCS with salary of $6000 and checking on EP procedures

Indian national offered job with NCS with salary of $6000 and checking on EP procedures

Hi I have a job offer with XXXXX Consulting Pte. Ltd.. They hired me as a Senior Consultant (I work in the field of Data Analytics with SAS/Big Data) for a project with NCS. It's a year-long [...]

Singaporean PMET lost job to a professional from India and seeking help

Singaporean PMET lost job to a professional from India and seeking help

Hi Gilbert, My name is Leon Ho. I was retrenched last year and have since been looking out for a job. I was doing some trading before but it was not so consistent. As usual, the current [...]

Online interview: Malaysian PR with HDB flat in Singapore jobless for 3 months

Online interview: Malaysian PR with HDB flat in Singapore jobless for 3 months

Transitioning: What was your last occupation CS and you have told me that you were unemployed for a few months, can you tell us more about this and also your job search experience? CS: Last year, [...]

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Philip and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Philip: I’m 38 this year and I have been [...]

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site inception as that is the year I got retrenched. You have my admiration for supporting local Singaporeans in their darkest moment of their life. Since [...]

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Hello, Because I couldn‘t find any satisfied answers, I try it here. First something about my background:- I‘m from Switzerland and did a 4 year apprenticeship (Swiss federal diploma) in [...]

Why Western expats will not convert to become Singapore citizens

Why Western expats will not convert to become Singapore citizens

“Yes, here is my take as a Singapore from a WESTERN country. If they made Singapore citizenship more attractive, i.e. allow dual citizenship , I would take it up . If they force me to give [...]

7 Reasons Why Singaporeans Are Becoming Dangerously Xenophobic

7 Reasons Why Singaporeans Are Becoming Dangerously Xenophobic

As two more heavyweight ministers Deputy Prime Minister  Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Law  and Foreign Affairs Minister  K. Shanmugam spoke against rising xenophobic sentiments in Singapore, one [...]

Political reason why our government allows foreigners to overtake us?

Political reason why our government allows foreigners to overtake us?

I seldom felt so enraged when I received emails from our readers until I received one from Francis the other day. Francis wrote how he was ousted from his company – a global Fortune 500 [...]

Supervisor at Hans Cafe resigned due to marginalisation by foreign staff

Supervisor at Hans Cafe resigned due to marginalisation by foreign staff

Editor's Note: Some of you have asked if we should boycott Hans Cafe - what do you think? Please pen your comments below so that we have a sense of how you felt about the whole incident. We also want [...]

Local English professor at overseas university upsets over foreign influx

Local English professor at overseas university upsets over foreign influx

Dear Gilbert, I write to you here with the intent of talking about an incident, which while seemingly a day-to-day episode, yet raises many questions about the social fabric of our society, and [...]

Singapore PR Rejected? Appeal or not?

Singapore PR Rejected? Appeal or not?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Singapore PR Rejected? Appeal or not? If your Singapore PR (Permanent Residency) is rejected recently, you are not alone. Singapore PR is an important to immigrate to [...]

Narrowing racial divide in S’pore due to ‘foreign threat’?

Narrowing racial divide in S’pore due to ‘foreign threat’?

Narrowing racial divide in S’pore due to ‘foreign threat’? By Seah Chiang Nee | SingaporeScene – Mon, Jun 27, 2011   The racial divide may be narrowing in Singapore. [...]

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