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^delikado din pala hehe, wag lang matakaw sa download :grin:
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:11 am

Pag pumunta kayo sa singapore saan kayo pumupuntang website para bumili ng package tour with flight, hotel and transportation included? Or mas okay bumili sa travel agency? Balak namin kasi mag tour pag umuwi ako ng pilipinas sa april. Thanks!
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Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:09 pm

nung huli kong punta, di ako nag-travel agency e. kumuha lang ako ng plane ticket, f1 ticket, dorm ticket na hiwa-hiwalay. kung travel agency, may pwede akong i-refer. pwede nating pag-usapan sa pm. :)
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I'll be in Singapore on April 24th! Will go there to find a job! Sa ngayon nasa Saudi pa ako pero pauwi na in two weeks, Civil Engineer with almost 5 years of Exp in the North Africa and Middle East. Wish me luck guys! Although tutulungan ako ng mga classmates ko na nasa SG na for two years, sana makahanap agad ng work! :pray: :grin:
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seymour wrote:I'll be in Singapore on April 24th! Will go there to find a job! Sa ngayon nasa Saudi pa ako pero pauwi na in two weeks, Civil Engineer with almost 5 years of Exp in the North Africa and Middle East. Wish me luck guys! Although tutulungan ako ng mga classmates ko na nasa SG na for two years, sana makahanap agad ng work! :pray: :grin:
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Ako naman this May. Me & my family will have a short 4 day vacation. Last time I went to Singapore was probably 10 yrs ago.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:10 am

guys ask ko lang how's the Tax Rate jan.. 20% daw according to Sen.Angara.
May proposed bill siya na ibaba ang tax ng employees dito sa Pinas from the existing 32-35% down to 25%.
para daw maibsan ang poverty at kung anong talo daw ng Tax Collection eh mababawi sa pagtaas ng spending power ng consumers.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:45 pm

seymour wrote:I'll be in Singapore on April 24th! Will go there to find a job! Sa ngayon nasa Saudi pa ako pero pauwi na in two weeks, Civil Engineer with almost 5 years of Exp in the North Africa and Middle East. Wish me luck guys! Although tutulungan ako ng mga classmates ko na nasa SG na for two years, sana makahanap agad ng work! :pray: :grin:
Goodluck and try not to expect much. Nabilinan ka na ba s status ng hiring s sg about foreigners in detail ng mga friends mo? Kung hindi pa uunahan n kita. Kahit pa may referral ka hindi 100% guarantee na magkaka work ka, kahit pa nagustuhan ka ng employer wala din guarantee na makakakuha ka ng work pass. Priority nila ang LOCALS/PR ngayon regardless of experience na meron ka, sa lahat ng foreigners pa to. Dami ko kakilala at naging housemate dati na sumugal at dahil misinformed sila s lakaran ng kuhanan ng foreigners, and ending umuwi silang walang work. Pero kanya kanyang swerte pa din yan, who knows db?

Dont believe me? then ask your friends in sg.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:43 pm

Kasya naba ang 20-30k na budget(di kasama plane tickets) pag nag solo trip sa SG? mga 3 days siguro then libot lang ng konti. hehe
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theEnemy wrote:Kasya naba ang 20-30k na budget(di kasama plane tickets) pag nag solo trip sa SG? mga 3 days siguro then libot lang ng konti. hehe
kung panlibot lang pwede n siguro. pero dagdagan mo konti just in case, mga 40thou for safety n lang.

pero syempre kasama na dyan pang shopping so malamang baka kulangin ka :lol:
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Goodluck and try not to expect much. Nabilinan ka na ba s status ng hiring s sg about foreigners in detail ng mga friends mo? Kung hindi pa uunahan n kita. Kahit pa may referral ka hindi 100% guarantee na magkaka work ka, kahit pa nagustuhan ka ng employer wala din guarantee na makakakuha ka ng work pass. Priority nila ang LOCALS/PR ngayon regardless of experience na meron ka, sa lahat ng foreigners pa to. Dami ko kakilala at naging housemate dati na sumugal at dahil misinformed sila s lakaran ng kuhanan ng foreigners, and ending umuwi silang walang work. Pero kanya kanyang swerte pa din yan, who knows db?

Dont believe me? then ask your friends in sg.

Yup yup! Sinabi nila sakin yan, pero positive lang din sila para sakin. Last November nagka work na din yung isang tropa within 2 weeks niya sa SG. Positive lang ako kung para sakin ang SG ibibigay din yan. I'll just do my best and keep on keeping on kapag andiyan na ko. Btw, sinabi din sa mga classmates/tropa ko na andiyan na baka di din sila makahanap ng work dahil nga priority eh locals pero awa ng diyos lahat sila nagka work. :hug:

For now I'll do my research and tambay din sa pinoysg forum at the same time submit submit na din ng CV online.
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grayfox17 wrote:
Goodluck and try not to expect much. Nabilinan ka na ba s status ng hiring s sg about foreigners in detail ng mga friends mo? Kung hindi pa uunahan n kita. Kahit pa may referral ka hindi 100% guarantee na magkaka work ka, kahit pa nagustuhan ka ng employer wala din guarantee na makakakuha ka ng work pass. Priority nila ang LOCALS/PR ngayon regardless of experience na meron ka, sa lahat ng foreigners pa to. Dami ko kakilala at naging housemate dati na sumugal at dahil misinformed sila s lakaran ng kuhanan ng foreigners, and ending umuwi silang walang work. Pero kanya kanyang swerte pa din yan, who knows db?

Dont believe me? then ask your friends in sg.

Yup yup! Sinabi nila sakin yan, pero positive lang din sila para sakin. Last November nagka work na din yung isang tropa within 2 weeks niya sa SG. Positive lang ako kung para sakin ang SG ibibigay din yan. I'll just do my best and keep on keeping on kapag andiyan na ko. Btw, sinabi din sa mga classmates/tropa ko na andiyan na baka di din sila makahanap ng work dahil nga priority eh locals pero awa ng diyos lahat sila nagka work. :hug:

For now I'll do my research and tambay din sa pinoysg forum at the same time submit submit na din ng CV online.
Eto sabihin ko n TEXT SPEAK VIOLATION din para di ka masyado kabahan, yung higpitan kasi applicable man to ALL foreigners PERO kung yung LOB na papasukan mo eh kakaiba at medyo konti ang kakumpetensya asahan mo pasok ka agad. Hindi tulad nung mga common ones like F&B, retail, cust svc na kayang kaya ng mga local at madaling palitan ang mga foreigner - in short, disposable.

Habang andyan ka pa sa saudi mag start ka na mag submit ng resume mo online and at the same time magpa refer ka na sa mga tropa mo na nasa sg na - pag may nag respond syo it means malaki chance mo once na dumating ka na sa sg.
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^ yup paps sa field namin as Engineers medyo mababa ang kumpetensiya pero may mga nabasa ako sa forum na mahirap din talaga kasi MoM pa din ang final judgment kaya dapat tuloy tuloy lang apply hanggat wala work pass. Anyways, start na ko mag submit online and kinuha na din ng classmate ko yung CV ko para irefer sa boss niya since April may mga new works daw sa tunneling, yun nga lang haba daw ng working hours. Hindi muna ako mamimili importante may work kahit sa site ako parati, tsaka na lang mag apply ulit kapag may work pass na.
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seymour wrote:^ yup paps sa field namin as Engineers medyo mababa ang kumpetensiya pero may mga nabasa ako sa forum na mahirap din talaga kasi MoM pa din ang final judgment kaya dapat tuloy tuloy lang apply hanggat wala work pass. Anyways, start na ko mag submit online and kinuha na din ng classmate ko yung CV ko para irefer sa boss niya since April may mga new works daw sa tunneling, yun nga lang haba daw ng working hours. Hindi muna ako mamimili importante may work kahit sa site ako parati, tsaka na lang mag apply ulit kapag may work pass na.
nowadays, hindi rin madali mag job hopping sa sg. Dati before the elections daming nag aalisan sa trabaho lalo na pag CNY after makuha bonus nagsisilipatan na pero ngayon people hold on to their jobs more, mapa-lokal man o foreigner. Kahit nga internal growth sa posisyon for foreigners pahirapan n rin pano pa kaya pag lipat ng ibang company.

Madami pa mga sad stories na nararanasan ng mga ofw sa sg pero para d n lang maapektuhan ang bwelo mo i wont mention them n lang. Golden rule lang tlga sa pag apply ng work sa sg is hanggat wala kang pass at pinipirmahang kontrata wag kang titigil kakapasa online.

Also, if you need first hand information when it comes to procedures DO NOT listen what others will say - always check the proper website, like, for anything about employment go to MOM website, etc check the news din (yahoo sg, stomp, therealsingapore, etc). Wag na wag ka basta makikinig sa haka haka lang, it will only cause you to think otherwise. Procedures changes especially in sg at minsan pa unannounced yun.

Yung mga sinasabi ko syo kaya din patotohanan yan ng mga kasalukuyang nagttrabaho sa sg ngayon.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:46 pm

^ thanks sa tips! Mukhang dami mo talagang nakita na nag fail diyan ah. Hehe nevertheless it will not hurt me trying, kasi ganyan din naman sila nung first time nagpunta sa SG, full of nihilistic aura pero ok lang naging matagumpay sila. I will continue to update my SG adventures here as soon as I get there. Hit or miss I will share it here. :) #positive
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seymour wrote:^ thanks sa tips! Mukhang dami mo talagang nakita na nag fail diyan ah. Hehe nevertheless it will not hurt me trying, kasi ganyan din naman sila nung first time nagpunta sa SG, full of nihilistic aura pero ok lang naging matagumpay sila. I will continue to update my SG adventures here as soon as I get there. Hit or miss I will share it here. :) #positive
glad to be of help to you :2thumbs: hindi naman marami pero majority ng mga taong naencounter ko na sumubok dun at mga bagong salta pa have failed pero like i said, kanya kanyang swerte lang talaga yan. Some did find a job but couldnt last a few months, iba naman failed to land a single interview pero natawagan pa rin sila the day before matapos ang svp nila, meron pa nga dumaan na sa agency at nahanapan sila pero pagdating sa application ng pass nag fail din so wala rin mkakapag sabi talaga.

It wont hurt having a positive outlook in all these, just brace yourself na lang. Hindi ko man alam pinagdaanan mo before sa job hunting mo pero things in sg can be a bit different from what you've had before.

again, goodluck! :2thumbs:
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I'm going with my family this weekend for a vacation, any good places to shop? :)
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Around Orchard Road marami dun and sa Marina Bay :)

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darkwing_uop wrote:I'm going with my family this weekend for a vacation, any good places to shop? :)
ROUZ wrote:^
Around Orchard Road marami dun and sa Marina Bay :)

Wait natin reply nila grayfox.
depends on what exactly you're looking for. But in general, any place is ok to shop in sg. kahit yung mga malls located at almost every mrt station that you find pwede na. Ok naman ang products na binebenta kasi mga orig naman, halos lahat naman dyan legit kahit dun pa sa mga chain stores like courts, challenger, harvey norman, best - medyo warning nga lang kasi minsan aggresive ang mga sellers, yung tipong magtatanong ka lang ng availability ng isang item tapos bigla na lang ssbihin na "give me the payment first" tapos ipapalabas syo yung pera mo bago iabot yung item sayo so you need to watch out for that, albeit, does not happen often.

since weekend lang kayo nasa sg at malamang kulang oras nyo mag ikot i would highly recommended ko ang FUNAN just near outside city hall mrt station. isa lang yan sa buong sg so madali na hanapin sa mapa. reason for recommending it is that madami ka pagpipilian sa place n yan especially gadgets. Isang maghapon lang kayo mag ikot dyan mkakabili na kayo ng mga gusto nyo.

avoid ALL stores at lucky plaza and sim lim at all cost. these two places are notorious for cheating their consumers, dami na reklamo sa mga lugar n yan, kahit mga singaporean mismo nagogoyo din dyan.

last but not the least, keep your resibos from all your item purchases bec tourists can claim 7% GST refunds at the airport - after you pass through the immigration officer, tanong k n lang sa mga personnel dun sa airport on where to find the gst counter.
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Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks for the tips! actually we allocated half day just for shopping, I guess it is Funan then :D

BTW so named brands like Adidas, Nike etc..are cheaper in SG? and you can find everything in Funan?
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darkwing_uop wrote:Thanks for the tips! actually we allocated half day just for shopping, I guess it is Funan then :D

BTW so named brands like Adidas, Nike etc..are cheaper in SG? and you can find everything in Funan?
for electronics, yes, you can almost find everything in Funan.

RE: Sim Lim Square, hindi ka naman maloloko dito if alam mo talaga bibilhin mo, this is like the Gilmore of Singapore, andito kasi yung mga PC parts na tingi tingi.

RE: Adidas Nike etc, same price, pero mas madaming choices.

BTW if you're going to buy gaming goods, sa Qisahn ka mamili.. it's located in Far East Shopping Centre
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