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Cost of financing medical study abroad for Singaporean: $600, 000!

Cost of financing medical study abroad for Singaporean: $600, 000!

Thanks Jeff for allowing transitioning.org to conduct this online interview, you have informed us that your son is going overseas for his medical study  abroad soon, why is this so? A: As [...]

Corruption practices at government bodies – more deterrent measures needed?

Corruption practices at government bodies – more deterrent measures needed?

I was awakened by shocking revelation, over   text message from a friend early this morning,  that our chief of SCDF Mr Peter Lim and head of CNB Mr Ng Boon Gay were suspended by the authorities [...]

Four Shameful Foreigner-First Policies Damaging To Singaporeans

Four Shameful Foreigner-First Policies Damaging To Singaporeans

I have listed several  reasons to prove that our government is increasingly leaning towards foreigners and neglecting our own local Singaporeans. Many Singaporeans have also lamented at the [...]

Locals’ pay $3000 to $4000, expats $7000 to $8000 – same job scope!

Locals’ pay $3000 to $4000,  expats $7000 to $8000 – same job scope!

Hello Gilbert, Singapore for Singaporeans indeed. I work for a British company and I just want to share some of my thoughts on social divide, animosity and preferential treatment for the expats [...]

Young local graduate frustrated with initial work hiccups

Young local graduate frustrated with initial work hiccups

Dear Gilbert, I am writing to request for your help to recommend a career counsellor whom I can get career advice. I have graduated with a First Class Honours degree from a local university [...]

Why I returned home – when many Singaporeans continue their exodus abroad

Why I returned home – when many Singaporeans continue their exodus abroad

This is my third week in Singapore after a lengthy three-month stay in Sydney to be with my family. I have not seen them for seven months since touching down in Singapore way back in January last [...]

Jobless 60-year-old’s appeal for assistance from Prime Minister

Jobless 60-year-old’s appeal for assistance from Prime Minister

Latest: Mr Fernandez has just found a part-time job in Jurong - congrats! We wish him the best in everything - Gilbert. To The Honorable Prime Minister of Singapore Mr. Lee Hsien [...]

Tightening measures have little impact as Employment Pass applications surged 25.7 percent in 2011

Tightening measures have little impact as Employment Pass applications surged 25.7 percent in 2011

Singapore company registration specialists, Rikvin, has observed a 25.7% increase in the number of Singapore work visa applications between 2010 and 2011, in spite of higher requirements effected in [...]

Job offer of $1100 in restructured hospital – how to survive?

Job offer of $1100 in restructured hospital – how to survive?

  I am a Singaporean, age 27, who went for an interview at  a local healthcare setting for the position of podiatry assistant. I have 3 years of work experience in a healthcare setting  and  [...]

Ministerial pay cut – a desperate vote-buying measure by our PM?

Ministerial pay cut – a desperate vote-buying measure by our PM?

The proposed ministerial pay cut was both deep and painful – catching many Singaporeans by surprise. Personally, I have never imagine the cut to be more than 20% so I was pleasantly taken [...]

Recruitor whistle blew on malpractices of MNC Recruitment Firm

Recruitor whistle blew on malpractices of MNC Recruitment Firm

Thank you  A  for responding to our whistle blowing questionnaire on the malpractices of errant companies:- 1. First of all, thanks for being so brave to whistle blow on your company’s errant [...]

Advertisement on gumtree.sg: “Civil engineer required – salary only $1100!”

Advertisement on gumtree.sg: “Civil engineer required – salary only $1100!”

A recruitor  has advertised on Gumtree.sg for the position of civil engineer with a quoted pay of only $1100 per month. He is also required to have five years experience in civil structural [...]

Singapore’s rule of law in tatters

Singapore’s rule of law in tatters

  Singapore's rule of law in tatters  by Veritas     Singapore's court and AG have been increasingly unable to be impartial, especially during the past few years. It seems [...]

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Divorced woman felt betrayed in a failed rebound relationship

Dear Gilbert, I am really glad to see your blog. I m a divorcee with 2 kids.  I initiated the divorce and  many others felt that I deserved what I experienced now.  Even my siblings won't [...]

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Local IT Professional Seeking Greener Pastures in Melbourne

Leo has recently touched down in Melbourne on New Year's eve and left behind his family and friends to start afresh in a foreign place. Below is his response to our questionaire on why he decides to [...]

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