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‘Overseas Singaporeans’ Archives

30-something returning Singaporean finding it tough to adjust after living abroad for 7 years

30-something returning Singaporean finding it tough to adjust after living abroad for 7 years

Hi Gilbert, Do you have any support services for returning Singaporeans who are facing reverse culture shock? I am a 30-something single Singaporean lady, whom many describe as funny, interesting [...]

Jobless Singaporean PMET moved back to London and found job within a month

Jobless Singaporean PMET moved back to London and found job within a month

Hello Gilbert, Roughly about a month or so after our meeting, I packed up my stuff and moved back to my adopted country the UK. Within one month while living in London, my ex-boss offered me my [...]

Why our jobless PMETs are reluctant to work abroad?

Why our jobless PMETs are reluctant to work abroad?

Recently, we saw off two of our own talents venturing abroad for work as things are getting more difficult here due to the intense competition from foreign influx. One is a professional [...]

Singaporean gave up citizenship to be a Australian due to work reason

Singaporean gave up citizenship to be a Australian due to work reason

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. I am a Singaporean by background (birth), formerly a Singaporean by nationality [...]

Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship

Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship

"What's the use of being a Singaporean, when your livelihood is not secured and you need to compete vigorously with others not born here for a piece of pie in your own turf?!" With that, our [...]

Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted

Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted

I have chosen to work overseas and for seven years - some don’t even survive for more than three. As a matter of fact, I was selected for overseas attachment since school days. I came back in [...]

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

I specialise in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics which is a skill sought after in the UK and apparently I heard it is likewise in Singapore. I moved back to Singapore recently from London [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Millennial who lost job to foreigners here now making it overseas

Hi Gilbert, Nice to hear from you. I rarely log into this email since it was created just for writing to you but I am glad that you cared to follow up. I actually had a pretty good year in [...]

Singaporean migrant lives in a car while working in Sydney

Singaporean migrant lives in a car while working in Sydney

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. Saying my name Kang Kong Wong alone will be sucient for those who know who I [...]

Singaporean family settling well in Sydney and regret not doing it earlier

Singaporean family settling well in Sydney and regret not doing it earlier

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. Jarod - I am a born-and-bred Singaporean with Australian PR since 2009. I only [...]

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

55-year-old Malay Singaporean move to Brunei 5 years ago and not coming back

Each year more than 10,000 Singaporeans move abroad either for study or work purposes causing a serious brain drain back home. Many cite a more relaxed lifestyle and lower cost of living as the two [...]

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