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I've HAD IT with Hong Kong... Advice? Wanna move to Singapore.

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  1. #101
    Quote Originally Posted by Cho-man:
    You are missing my point. Singapore real estate really ain't that much cheaper than HK. Like I said, you are splitting hairs when you say Singapore is cheaper than Hong Kong. Look at my analogy again, a Ferrari 458 is cheaper than a Lambo Aventator, but is that difference in price really that significant? You will still be forking up major sum for any half-decent place in Singapore. If cheap housing is your priority, I would not chose Singapore.

    Add in the greater cost-of-living in Singapore, and the total amount you spend in Singapore may not really be less than in HK...

    Bottom line, your reasons for moving to Singapore don't sound convincing to me. Maybe you should just say " I want to live in a city with nicer environment and less pollution", and that I would believe.
    Maybe you should just change your name to "Singapore Hater".. Lol

    SIN is a LOT like HK (see all reasons above), but with nicer environment and SIGNIFICANTLY less pollution, and they speak English AND Mandarin. Cost is not the reason for moving out, but the cheaper housing is still an advantage.
    Also IT IS CLOSE enough to HK that my husband can keep his work here and not alter his schedule that much (he had a similar commute in the US).

    Tell me of a better place and I'll consider it. To me, it sounds like you keep trying to make Singapore sound like a bad choice no matter what I say.

  2. #102
    Bottom line, your reasons for moving to Singapore don't sound convincing to me. Maybe you should just say " I want to live in a city with nicer environment and less pollution", and that I would believe.
    I've been saying exactly that from the very beginning..... Did you read the original post?

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    Don't feed the trolls Lulu. Ignore him and move on.

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    Let's get one thing straight, the people of Singapore speak a bastardized version of English, many will refer to it as Singlish. My nephew grew up there, yes is currently finishing his national service, and went to some of the more elite schools over there, and even in those schools you are taught to pronounce 'three' as 'tree' and will pull you up for it if you insist it is incorrect. Learning Mandarin can be difficult as they mix it a lot with other dialects of China.

    Climate-wise, this is down to the individual. For me, and for many Singaporeans, it's too hot and you remain indoors. One thing I really do not like about Singapore, like about HK, is that they openly discriminate against people they deem as a lower class. A lot of their manual labour is outsourced to people from Malaysia, who they deem as inferior, which has lead to decades of tradition of trying to keep a pale complexion and not letting their children play in the sun.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LaowaiLulu:
    Maybe you should just change your name to "Singapore Hater".. Lol
    Seriously, don't bother replying to him. This sad fella has a long, storied and completely pathetic history of inventing arguments with anyone in order to get attention on this forum. His last user account was banned when he finally went off the deep end... it's just a matter of time before it happens again.
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    Ok you want to move to Singapore but your breadwinner has Hong Kong employment.

    Nobody here seems to know.

    I've had a quick look for you and it doesn't seem likely you can unless you apply for Singapore Residency or it's possible for your contractual slave to apply for SG employment.

    Best thing to do is make use of your tax dollars in a positive way and bounce an e-mail to the US embassy in Singapore to ask. I'm pretty sure they are in a miles better position to give you the answer less the HK vs SG urinating contest or the debate on HK air pollution.

    Good luck!


  7. #107
    Quote Originally Posted by Proplus:
    Let's get one thing straight, the people of Singapore speak a bastardized version of English, many will refer to it as Singlish. My nephew grew up there, yes is currently finishing his national service, and went to some of the more elite schools over there, and even in those schools you are taught to pronounce 'three' as 'tree' and will pull you up for it if you insist it is incorrect. Learning Mandarin can be difficult as they mix it a lot with other dialects of China.

    Climate-wise, this is down to the individual. For me, and for many Singaporeans, it's too hot and you remain indoors. One thing I really do not like about Singapore, like about HK, is that they openly discriminate against people they deem as a lower class. A lot of their manual labour is outsourced to people from Malaysia, who they deem as inferior, which has lead to decades of tradition of trying to keep a pale complexion and not letting their children play in the sun.


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    The English CAN'T be worse than the southern US English... Which, unfortunately for my daughter, is the one used at home

    Here discrimination is bad too... The flight attendants from the Mainland get paid LESS than their Hongkonese counterparts... My apartment has a tiny closet with a half inch mattress, a light bulb and a little fan (no AC), where you are supposed to store your helper at night (of course we would never give it that use). I've seen plenty of women here with umbrellas during sunny days....

    And I'd much rather put up with heat than pollution....

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    Learning Mandarin in Singapore is a joke, most Chinese cannot speak Mandarin


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    Learning Mandarin in Hong Kong is a joke too, it's not the native language!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookblogger:
    Learning Mandarin in Hong Kong is a joke too, it's not the native language!
    Not yet you mean.

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