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Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten Reasons Why Singaporeans Must Protest Against the Reserved Presidential Election

Ten reasons why Singaporeans must protest against the Reserved Presidential Election:- 1. The Reserved Presidential Election goes against the principle of our Singapore Pledge which is "regardless [...]

MOE bond defaulter owes $67,000 and unconvinced about its repayment scheme

MOE bond defaulter owes $67,000 and unconvinced about its repayment scheme

Dear Mr Gilbert Goh, I am writing to you after reading your article regarding an NIE student who have failed [...]

Foreign talent gave up PR status as income of $100,000/year not enough to survive

Foreign talent gave up PR status as income of $100,000/year not enough to survive

Even a day is too much. I got the whole thing done in one hour. I phoned up ICA and asked for details they told me to bring in the same documents as mentioned in the SMS. But when I asked them [...]

Divorced 38-year-old PMET live in JB, jobless for 8 months and feeling suicidal

Divorced 38-year-old PMET live in JB, jobless for 8 months and feeling suicidal

Hi Gilbert, I truly need help I am feeling suicidal at times. My life has been a challenge since the beginning of my life. I try to get pass through by trying to compare myself to the less [...]

Family of 8 living on $500/month with no water, $5 Pay U and limited transport fare

Family of 8 living on $500/month with no water, $5 Pay U and limited transport fare

Visited a needy family at Marine Terrace yesterday - I was fascinated by the beautiful sea view on top of the block though it houses three rental blocks for Singapore's poorest. About 20 metres away [...]

PMET played out by new company and has to cough out 3 months’ penalty to old company

PMET played out by new company and has to cough out 3 months’ penalty to old company

Hi Guys, Sorry to disturb. I don’t know how can I post here to get advice. I am in deep trouble and I don’t know what should I do. I have been working in my company A for around one year [...]

Low-income family’s nightmare with HDB rental flat

Low-income family’s nightmare with HDB rental flat

I collected my house key from HDB Toa Payoh on 17 June 2017.  In the afternoon, I went to the house with my family and mover so that we can clean the house and transfer some items.  Please note [...]

Foreign talent rejected PR status even though he has 2 Oxbridge degrees, EU passport and P1 income

Foreign talent rejected PR status even though he has 2 Oxbridge degrees, EU passport and P1 income

Post by roger le goeland Jumping into the thread since it seems to be the most relevant one. PR just got denied (despite 2 Oxbridge degrees, EU passport, 4 years in Singapore at P1 level [...]

30 reasons not to work in ACP Computer Training & Consultancy

30 reasons not to work in ACP Computer Training & Consultancy

ACP Computer Training & Consultancy I have been working at ACP Computer Training & Consultancy full-time (more than a year). There is good chance for a foreigner to start their first [...]

PMET committed suicide over work-related problems but survived

PMET committed suicide over work-related problems but survived

Hi Mr. Goh, My name is Daryl. I am 36 this year. I stumbled upon your website www.transitioning.org while googling for related information. First of all, thank you for the community services [...]

Expats enquiring on a comfortable salary to live in Singapore…$200,000?

Expats enquiring on a comfortable salary to live in Singapore…$200,000?

Hi, We may be relocating to Singapore by the end of the year. What is a expectable salary for a family of four to live comfortably? We would have one school-age child that would go to the [...]

Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support

Singaporean has no money to pay for medical treatment at NUH and seeking support

Dear Ms Nooraini (MCI) and Pastor Cynthia, I am James Er residing at BLK 274 Toh Guan Rd and I need your help rather urgently. I have been out of work for a while due to my leg condition [...]

Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment

Online interview with a Malay graduate struggling with unemployment and under-employment

1. First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online and can you provide us with some background information about yourself?  Siti: Thanks for interviewing me too. Some background [...]

39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction

39-year-old jobless homeless PMET struggling with gambling addiction

Hi Gilbert I'm a 39-year-old male who is homeless, jobless, feeling hopeless and seeking help and counselling. In the past, I've been a person who resort to gambling each time I have financial [...]

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

26-year-old local PMET struggling with unemployment after attending 5 interviews out of 100 applications

Dear Gilbert, I'm a 26-year-old local university arts degree holder with 3.5 years of working experience. I resigned from the public service about 2 months ago as I felt that there were not much [...]

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