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Wednesday June 20th 2018

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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 [...]

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Approval for sponsorship scheme for low-income family

Hi Gilbert, I saw your post from FB. I would like to apply for this educational sponsorship for my 2 kids. I did went to Touch agency to apply for STPM (Straits Times Pocket Money) but couldn't [...]

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

Young married woman suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies

We interviewed a young married woman currently suffering from chronic depression and who is still harbouring suicidal tendencies. There is no known official statistics on the number of [...]

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

Reader aghast disappointment with e2i staff service

I went to their centre (e2i) on Thursday, 25.1.2018, I was met by an extremely rude staff who spoke loudly and did not smile once. I was referred to a coach, who informed me my chances of finding [...]

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 [...]

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

Retrenched diploma PMET in her 30s applied for 100 over jobs but to no avail

  Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Mary and can you provide us with some background information about yourself? Mary: I am in my early 30s. Married [...]

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Singaporean banker left to work in Sydney Australia and feeling happier

Australia is a top-choice country for Singaporeans to resettle and so far about 30,000 Singaporeans have make the down-under spot their home. Perth, Melbourne and Sydney are their favourite cities [...]

25-year-old FT lives in Singapore since Sec 3 and checking on PR chances

25-year-old FT lives in Singapore since Sec 3 and checking on PR chances

Submitting to the shifus here for any insight they can provide on my PR chances: Background: lived exclusively in Singapore since Sec 3, good local secondary school/top JC/NUS, good academic [...]

Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost

Jobless 28-year-old diploma holder feeling depressed and lost

Dear Gilbert, Thank for your fast reply. And also your advice and attachment. I just feel down and depressed when I discover things are not as easy as I thought. I am thankful that you want to [...]

Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family

Jobless PMET used to earn $15,000/month now a cabbie and recently lost his family

Unemployment does affect one's family and we saw how a jobless PMET recently lost his family in such unfortunate circumstances. The PMET's wife and daughter left for Japan and she has found another [...]

Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job

Foreign talent given 45% pay increase for new job

Hello Everyone I wanted to update this thread with my recent experience so that at least someone new who reads this thread in future will get an idea. About a year back I was offered a job in a [...]

66-year-old senior can’t properly retire and works as part-time security supervisor

66-year-old senior can’t properly retire and works as part-time security supervisor

Singapore has one of the most senior population worldwide and chief on most of our senior mind is the ability to retire comfortably in the world's most costly country. We interviewed Peter who is a [...]

Jobless 31-year-old disappointed with WDA and looking abroad for work

Jobless 31-year-old disappointed with WDA and looking abroad for work

Hi Gilbert, I have been unemployed for the last 6 months. I was a contract worker, I have worked for many companies and most of the jobs have been government projects. I've sought assistance [...]

Singaporean left for work abroad in 90s and decided not to return home

Singaporean left for work abroad in 90s and decided not to return home

Hello! Came across this site by chance and was curious what’s all about, read this latest article by Daniel and many more. I was born and rise in Singapore, I left Singapore to work in the [...]

39-year-old PMET just lost his job and facing marital difficulty at home

39-year-old PMET just lost his job and facing marital difficulty at home

Hi Gilbert, I am writing in to seek emotional help after losing my job early this month. Losing my job has destabilise my current condition after I have a emotional break-down in early Nov when my [...]

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