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Going to singapore on april...need advice pls.

Hello everyone! Just want to ask ur opinion/advice...I will be going in SG next month for job hunt actually I have friends and previous officemates there who got the job by agency which cost more than $2000 I find it very expensive but they told me its the only way to get a job easily within 30 days...Is that true? Actually since the start of this month I was applying online but got no response...they said you should be at least a university graduate but unfortunately I'm not...so I just decided to book a ticket and go there by April and try to have walk-in applications or by agency like others which is salary deduction.
What should I do? Pls help.

Nfirdaus > :offtopic: your comment doesn't help anyone.

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Hi wq8520,

I hope other members will advise you very soon.

Wish you good luck in your job search.

Nfirdaus, Hello to you, I just want to explore and seek for my chances there...don't worry I will be good there :)

Hi Cristine... Thank you very much and may God bless you :) Good morning!

Hello Nfirdaus,

Honestly, I perceive your message to be very ironical :rolleyes: & contradicting! What do you think?

May be you can also include a source to this "copy-paste text" !

Regards

Job placement agencies in Singapore are not allowed, by law, to charge the job seeker.
If you have an agency that does, they are illegal.
Be very careful, as the authorities will not only penalize the agency, but also annul work visas of all people who got them through this agency - so you'll suffer, too!
Any deductions from your declared salary (which your work visa is based on) are also illegal.

But you are right to say that it is impossible in the current political and economic climate to find a job and get a visa within 30 days. If you really want to live and work here, you should invest more time!

beppi :

Job placement agencies in Singapore are not allowed, by law, to charge the job seeker.
If you have an agency that does, they are illegal.
Be very careful, as the authorities will not only penalize the agency, but also annul work visas of all people who got them through this agency - so you'll suffer, too!
Any deductions from your declared salary (which your work visa is based on) are also illegal.

But you are right to say that it is impossible in the current political and economic climate to find a job and get a visa within 30 days. If you really want to live and work here, you should invest more time!

Thank you so much for this info :)

Nfirdaus :

Ok just want to share some article which is posted in one of Singapore websites.

Top 10 reasons why Singapore is the BEST place to work in for foreign migrant workers
If you are a foreigner and you are finding hard to survive in your own country, then Singapore is the right place for you to earn a quick buck and perhaps to become rich in your lifetime.

Unlike other developed nations who discriminate against foreign workers, the ruling party of Singapore is extremely pro-foreigner and amendable to your interests.

In Singapore , you will enjoy essentially the same rights and benefits as the Singapore citizens without their accompanying responsibilities such as serving two years of mandatory National Service in the army.

You will be welcomed as a “talent” with the red carpet rolled out for you whether you are really talented or not.

Here are 10 top reasons why Singapore is the best place to work in for foreigners:

10. Getting  a  social  visit  pass  or  work  permit  is  relatively  EASY:
You can go to Singapore under a tourist vist ( Social Visit Pass ) and you will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 30 days. This can even be extended for another 30 days so that’s almost 2 months in total. Use that time to find work and chances are, you will find one.

Many women from China came to Singapore to work as freelance prostitutes and they can earn a year of their salaries back home within a month.

If you have the right connections, getting a work permit to work in Singapore is very easy as it is in desperate need of cheap foreign workers. As long you are willing to work long hours for a pittance without asking for too much, you are sure to get a job in Singapore which pays more than what you are getting in your country.

9. Safe  place  protected  by  citizens  serving  NATIONAL  SERVICE:
Singapore is one of the safest place in Asia . All Singapore male citizens have to serve two years in the army followed by another 10 years of reservist. They will be mobilized during times of unrest to protect your lives and properties. In the event that war breaks out which is highly unlikely, you can always return back to your own country with your money and let the Singaporeans do the fighting and dying for you.

Singapore ’s ruling party has no qualms sacrificing its citizens to protect the interests of foreigners. Every year, there are unknown numbers of Singapore citizens who are killed, crippled or injured during National Service, yet there is no outcry among Singaporeans.

8. Easy  to  ADAPT  to  local  culture  and  language:
Singapore is a multi-cultural immigrant society. Regardless of where you are from, you will bound to find your fellow countrymen in Singapore . If you are mainland Chinese, you will realize that certain parts of Singapore resemble some small towns in China like Geylang and Chinatown . One can find Chinese from all the 23 provinces of China congregated along the narrow alleys of Geylang between Lorongs 4 and 22.

If you are from India , you won’t feel lost in Serangoon because so many of your kind is there! You can find Indian cuisine from all across India in Singapore itself! For Filipinos, Thais, Burmese and Vietnamese, you have enclaves of your own such as Lucky Plaza, Golden Mile Complex and Peninsula Plaza where you can hang out with your friends during the weekends.

7. No  need  to  INTEGRATE  into   Singapore  society:
Unlike other countries where you belong to the minority and may be pressurized to conform to the resident population, there is absolutely no need to do so in Singapore where 36 per cent of its population are foreigners. Of the remaining 64 per cents so-called “citizens”, a rising proportion are new citizens born overseas like you.

There are large number of mainland Chinese in Singapore and it is likely that you will be able to find your own clique there without bothering too much about the locals. The Indians have their own gang too and they are now branching out into HDB estates like Punggol, Sembawang and Seng Kang.

In Singapore , foreigners are the kings and you call the shots. The timid locals will not dare to step on your toes so long you assert your rights and they will give in to you like sheep, as they were called lately by a Senior Minister.

6. PREFERENTIAL  treatment  for  foreigners:
Racism is rife in some countries like Australia which saw a spate of protests against Indians lately, but not in Singapore where the ruling party is extremely protective of foreigners to the extent of dishing out preferential treatment to them. Singaporeans will never dare to attack foreigners openly or protest against their presence because they will be arrested immediately by the police under the new Public Order Act.

However, foreigners are free to campaign for their rights and interests without much interference from the authorities.

When over 200 PRC workers protested outside the Manpower Ministry last year over unpaid wages, they were allowed to block the traffic to its entrance for hours. The employer was eventually forced to repay the workers.

In a recent case, a PRC couple together with 3 others “hijacked” a SBS bus for six hours and was given a free cab ride home in the end. The police was called to “escort” them from the bus down to the cab.

5. Get  PERMANENT  RESIDENT  status  easily:
Getting a PR means you get almost the same benefits as Singapore citizen without necessarily giving up your native citizenship which enables you can reap the full benefits offered by both and enjoy the best of the two worlds.

If you are a Singapore PR, you are allowed to stay in the country over a long period of time, you can sponsor your family to come over and stay legally, you can set-up a business here, and many other benefits.

You do not have to be a professional or world class talent to qualify for PR. Singapore’s ruling party is so desperate to boost its flagging population via immigration that they will accept any Tom, Dick or Harry.

Even cleaners, masseurs, construction workers and prostitutes are able to become PRs and citizens. Two out of every three applications for PRs are successful and you do not have to wait very long for it.

On average, if you are a professional like doctors or nurses, you will get your PR within half a year of application. A China national and Singapore PR Zhang Yuanyuan who worked as a teacher in a private school received her PR in just 2 months.

4. Take up  Singapore  CITIZENSHIP as  a  springboard  to  greener  pastures   elsewhere:

One good thing about the Singapore passport is that it enables you to travel around the world without a visa to most countries. If you have made up your mind to leave your country for good and wishes to emigrate to other countries like Australia , Canada or Britain , the easiest way to do it is to take up Singapore citizenship first and use it as a springboard.

A Filipino nurse worked in Singapore for a 5 years after which she obtained its citizenship. Within a year, she applied to work in Britain and was accepted immediately. She is now a British citizen and has brought her entire family from the Philipines to Leicester where she now works in a local hospital.

Since Singapore has already offered you a stepping stone to a better future elsewhere, it will be a waste not to make full use of it.

3. There  are  MANY  jobs  available:
There are plenty of jobs available in Singapore and foreigners are usually preferred to locals as they cost less and do not have reservist obligations.

It is easier to get a job in Singapore than in your own country. That is why your leaders are all turning to Singapore to solve the rising unemployment back home
Philipines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sent a delegation to Singapore last year to explore possible job opportunities for migrant Filipino and they were offered a cool 5,000 jobs by the Resort World Sentosa.

As long you are willing to try your luck, you are assured of getting a job in Singapore .

2. The  pay  can  make  you  RICH:
Though you will earn less compared to Singapore workers, you will still earn far more than what you will back in your own countries due to the strong Singapore dollar.
As of now SGD$1 = RM$2.4 = RMB$4.9 = PHP32.

Even if you earn only SGD$500 a month, you will be able to set up a business in your homeland, buy a property and send your children to school if you use your earnings wisely.

1. Easy  chance  to  become  a  MILLIONAIRE  in  Singapore :
It’s easier to become a millionaire in Singapore than in your own country. Just get a PR, buy a HDB flat and wait for a few years for its price to go up before selling it off at a hefty profit.

Though this may seem shocking to you, it is true that the ruling party allows PRs to buy HDB flats meant for citizens in the open market liberally and to pocket the profits upon selling them later absolutely TAX-FREE!

With the prices of HDB flats set to continue rising due to limited supply of new flats and increased demand contributed by the relentless influx of foreigners, you will surely stand to make a profit when you invest in one now.

In other countries, you will have to either rent a place to live in or buy an expensive flat from the private sector, but in Singapore you get to buy public housing at affordable prices and somemore can make money out of it. Where else can you get such a good deal in the world?

Two case studies in point:
1. A Malaysian and Singapore PR bought a 5-room HDB flat in the prime district of Bishan for $150,000 in the early 1990s. He sold it recently for $600,000 thereby making a profit of $450,000 which amounts to more than RM$1.1 million dollars! He became a millionaire in Malaysia after working for 2 decades in Singapore . Do you think he can earn that much money in his lifetime had he remained in Malaysia ? The best part of it is, after his children completed their secondary and college education in Singapore , he packed them off to Australia with his earnings to further their studies so that they can evade National Service. They are now Australian PRs and he is going to retire in Australia together with them.

2. A Chinese national and Singapore PR bought a 4 room HDB flat in Bukit Merah for $250,000 in the early 2000s and sold it for $460,000 at the peak of the market last year, pocketing $210,000 in an instance which is more than RMB$1 million dollars when converted to Chinese currency. She has since returned to her hometown in China where she built a luxurious 3 storey mansion for herself and family. She can live on her earnings made in Singapore for the rest of her life without lifting a finger to work.

So if you want to become a millionaire in your lifetime, come to Singapore now and you will not be disappointed by its extremely pro-foreigner government !

Wah.....it's too good to be true. That means Singapore is our oyster. We can do what we want and there is no way the government can do about it. I think the guys who painted the MRT train did not realise that. Unlike the Romanian diplomat who killed the pedestrians in Singapore.

Yud :

Hello Nfirdaus,

Honestly, I perceive your message to be very ironical :rolleyes: & contradicting! What do you think?

May be you can also include a source to this "copy-paste text" !

Regards

I will help you:
temasekreview.com/2010/01/22/top-10-reasons-why-singapore-is-the-best-place-to-work-in-for-foreign-migrant-workers/

(PS: I do not agree with everything)

HI!


mhirap tlg qng walk in k mauubos tlg ang time mo mas mbuti p qng mag agency k n qng 1 mos. stay k lng sa sg ,,, mhirap ang financial dun eh!!!,,, mhl tlg ang agency fee pero un ang mas mbilis eh!! bali din aq sa sg. dati me nagwork dun ,, ituturo q sau ung mura na agency at mabilis..

yzell, could you please post in english ? thanks

what qualification do you hold ? which country are you from ? what industry are you looking at ? there are many criterias regarding applications, i have much experience employing EP holders, only employed 1 SP before (diploma holders fall under SP). i will try to provide information that i know, some of which is not in the black and white of MOM.

merlin_sg :

what qualification do you hold ? which country are you from ? what industry are you looking at ? there are many criterias regarding applications, i have much experience employing EP holders, only employed 1 SP before (diploma holders fall under SP). i will try to provide information that i know, some of which is not in the black and white of MOM.

Good morning!Thank you for taking time giving a response on my post/inquiry. I have sent a private message regarding your questions...Hope to hear from you soon...Have a great day ahead!

Nfirdaus :

Ok just want to share some article which is posted in one of Singapore websites.

Top 10 reasons why Singapore is the BEST place to work in for foreign migrant workers
If you are a foreigner and you are finding hard to survive in your own country, then Singapore is the right place for you to earn a quick buck and perhaps to become rich in your lifetime.

Unlike other developed nations who discriminate against foreign workers, the ruling party of Singapore is extremely pro-foreigner and amendable to your interests.

In Singapore , you will enjoy essentially the same rights and benefits as the Singapore citizens without their accompanying responsibilities such as serving two years of mandatory National Service in the army.

You will be welcomed as a “talent” with the red carpet rolled out for you whether you are really talented or not.

Here are 10 top reasons why Singapore is the best place to work in for foreigners:

10. Getting  a  social  visit  pass  or  work  permit  is  relatively  EASY:
You can go to Singapore under a tourist vist ( Social Visit Pass ) and you will be allowed to stay in the country for up to 30 days. This can even be extended for another 30 days so that’s almost 2 months in total. Use that time to find work and chances are, you will find one.

Many women from China came to Singapore to work as freelance prostitutes and they can earn a year of their salaries back home within a month.

If you have the right connections, getting a work permit to work in Singapore is very easy as it is in desperate need of cheap foreign workers. As long you are willing to work long hours for a pittance without asking for too much, you are sure to get a job in Singapore which pays more than what you are getting in your country.

9. Safe  place  protected  by  citizens  serving  NATIONAL  SERVICE:
Singapore is one of the safest place in Asia . All Singapore male citizens have to serve two years in the army followed by another 10 years of reservist. They will be mobilized during times of unrest to protect your lives and properties. In the event that war breaks out which is highly unlikely, you can always return back to your own country with your money and let the Singaporeans do the fighting and dying for you.

Singapore ’s ruling party has no qualms sacrificing its citizens to protect the interests of foreigners. Every year, there are unknown numbers of Singapore citizens who are killed, crippled or injured during National Service, yet there is no outcry among Singaporeans.

8. Easy  to  ADAPT  to  local  culture  and  language:
Singapore is a multi-cultural immigrant society. Regardless of where you are from, you will bound to find your fellow countrymen in Singapore . If you are mainland Chinese, you will realize that certain parts of Singapore resemble some small towns in China like Geylang and Chinatown . One can find Chinese from all the 23 provinces of China congregated along the narrow alleys of Geylang between Lorongs 4 and 22.

If you are from India , you won’t feel lost in Serangoon because so many of your kind is there! You can find Indian cuisine from all across India in Singapore itself! For Filipinos, Thais, Burmese and Vietnamese, you have enclaves of your own such as Lucky Plaza, Golden Mile Complex and Peninsula Plaza where you can hang out with your friends during the weekends.

7. No  need  to  INTEGRATE  into   Singapore  society:
Unlike other countries where you belong to the minority and may be pressurized to conform to the resident population, there is absolutely no need to do so in Singapore where 36 per cent of its population are foreigners. Of the remaining 64 per cents so-called “citizens”, a rising proportion are new citizens born overseas like you.

There are large number of mainland Chinese in Singapore and it is likely that you will be able to find your own clique there without bothering too much about the locals. The Indians have their own gang too and they are now branching out into HDB estates like Punggol, Sembawang and Seng Kang.

In Singapore , foreigners are the kings and you call the shots. The timid locals will not dare to step on your toes so long you assert your rights and they will give in to you like sheep, as they were called lately by a Senior Minister.

6. PREFERENTIAL  treatment  for  foreigners:
Racism is rife in some countries like Australia which saw a spate of protests against Indians lately, but not in Singapore where the ruling party is extremely protective of foreigners to the extent of dishing out preferential treatment to them. Singaporeans will never dare to attack foreigners openly or protest against their presence because they will be arrested immediately by the police under the new Public Order Act.

However, foreigners are free to campaign for their rights and interests without much interference from the authorities.

When over 200 PRC workers protested outside the Manpower Ministry last year over unpaid wages, they were allowed to block the traffic to its entrance for hours. The employer was eventually forced to repay the workers.

In a recent case, a PRC couple together with 3 others “hijacked” a SBS bus for six hours and was given a free cab ride home in the end. The police was called to “escort” them from the bus down to the cab.

5. Get  PERMANENT  RESIDENT  status  easily:
Getting a PR means you get almost the same benefits as Singapore citizen without necessarily giving up your native citizenship which enables you can reap the full benefits offered by both and enjoy the best of the two worlds.

If you are a Singapore PR, you are allowed to stay in the country over a long period of time, you can sponsor your family to come over and stay legally, you can set-up a business here, and many other benefits.

You do not have to be a professional or world class talent to qualify for PR. Singapore’s ruling party is so desperate to boost its flagging population via immigration that they will accept any Tom, Dick or Harry.

Even cleaners, masseurs, construction workers and prostitutes are able to become PRs and citizens. Two out of every three applications for PRs are successful and you do not have to wait very long for it.

On average, if you are a professional like doctors or nurses, you will get your PR within half a year of application. A China national and Singapore PR Zhang Yuanyuan who worked as a teacher in a private school received her PR in just 2 months.

4. Take up  Singapore  CITIZENSHIP as  a  springboard  to  greener  pastures   elsewhere:

One good thing about the Singapore passport is that it enables you to travel around the world without a visa to most countries. If you have made up your mind to leave your country for good and wishes to emigrate to other countries like Australia , Canada or Britain , the easiest way to do it is to take up Singapore citizenship first and use it as a springboard.

A Filipino nurse worked in Singapore for a 5 years after which she obtained its citizenship. Within a year, she applied to work in Britain and was accepted immediately. She is now a British citizen and has brought her entire family from the Philipines to Leicester where she now works in a local hospital.

Since Singapore has already offered you a stepping stone to a better future elsewhere, it will be a waste not to make full use of it.

3. There  are  MANY  jobs  available:
There are plenty of jobs available in Singapore and foreigners are usually preferred to locals as they cost less and do not have reservist obligations.

It is easier to get a job in Singapore than in your own country. That is why your leaders are all turning to Singapore to solve the rising unemployment back home
Philipines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo sent a delegation to Singapore last year to explore possible job opportunities for migrant Filipino and they were offered a cool 5,000 jobs by the Resort World Sentosa.

As long you are willing to try your luck, you are assured of getting a job in Singapore .

2. The  pay  can  make  you  RICH:
Though you will earn less compared to Singapore workers, you will still earn far more than what you will back in your own countries due to the strong Singapore dollar.
As of now SGD$1 = RM$2.4 = RMB$4.9 = PHP32.

Even if you earn only SGD$500 a month, you will be able to set up a business in your homeland, buy a property and send your children to school if you use your earnings wisely.

1. Easy  chance  to  become  a  MILLIONAIRE  in  Singapore :
It’s easier to become a millionaire in Singapore than in your own country. Just get a PR, buy a HDB flat and wait for a few years for its price to go up before selling it off at a hefty profit.

Though this may seem shocking to you, it is true that the ruling party allows PRs to buy HDB flats meant for citizens in the open market liberally and to pocket the profits upon selling them later absolutely TAX-FREE!

With the prices of HDB flats set to continue rising due to limited supply of new flats and increased demand contributed by the relentless influx of foreigners, you will surely stand to make a profit when you invest in one now.

In other countries, you will have to either rent a place to live in or buy an expensive flat from the private sector, but in Singapore you get to buy public housing at affordable prices and somemore can make money out of it. Where else can you get such a good deal in the world?

Two case studies in point:
1. A Malaysian and Singapore PR bought a 5-room HDB flat in the prime district of Bishan for $150,000 in the early 1990s. He sold it recently for $600,000 thereby making a profit of $450,000 which amounts to more than RM$1.1 million dollars! He became a millionaire in Malaysia after working for 2 decades in Singapore . Do you think he can earn that much money in his lifetime had he remained in Malaysia ? The best part of it is, after his children completed their secondary and college education in Singapore , he packed them off to Australia with his earnings to further their studies so that they can evade National Service. They are now Australian PRs and he is going to retire in Australia together with them.

2. A Chinese national and Singapore PR bought a 4 room HDB flat in Bukit Merah for $250,000 in the early 2000s and sold it for $460,000 at the peak of the market last year, pocketing $210,000 in an instance which is more than RMB$1 million dollars when converted to Chinese currency. She has since returned to her hometown in China where she built a luxurious 3 storey mansion for herself and family. She can live on her earnings made in Singapore for the rest of her life without lifting a finger to work.

So if you want to become a millionaire in your lifetime, come to Singapore now and you will not be disappointed by its extremely pro-foreigner government !

Nice article...

We know who to vote for this coming election....

That is why I always advice my friends : NEVER discuss two things during dinner time. One is Politics, 2nd is Religion
It is never ending.

Lostsouls: I know who you will vote! ;p

WQ8520: Anyway, do not be despair! You don't need to have papers to work in SG! Experience is also another factor, so make sure you have supporting documents to support your application. You may fall under WP or SP category. You can try to go to www.mom.gov.sg (Ministry of Manpower website)for more details, hope it helps! Good Luck!

Be careful:
Work experience, however well documented and relevant to the job, does NOT replace the need for a degree for employment pass applications!
There are exactly two ways of working in Singapore as a foreigner without a degree:
One is with a Work Permit (WP), which is meant for third-world manual labour and MUST earn below S$1800/month (most of them are in the S$600-1000 range). In this case, the employer has to pay a monthly levy to the government and has to fulfill certain criteria and quotas.
The other is Employment Pass (EP) with a salary above S$8000/month. In that case it is considered that the employer needs the applicant so badly that all other requirements are waived.
Everything inbetween, i.e. 95% of all jobs a developed-country foreigner would consider AND has a chance to get, definitely requires a recognized degree and no exceptions are ever made by the authorities.

Ermmm..beppi:

My quote :"Experience is also another factor, so make sure you have supporting documents to support your application. You may fall under WP or SP" (Maybe I didn't spell out word by word correctly enough,I am referring to WP & SP)

"One is with a Work Permit (WP), which is meant for third-world manual labour and MUST earn below S$1800/month (most of them are in the S$600-1000 range). In this case, the employer has to pay a monthly levy to the government and has to fulfill certain criteria and quotas." You are right about the Quota for coys : 3S'porean = 1 foreigner For WP :A Work Permit (WP) is generally issued to foreign unskilled workers with a monthly basic salary of not more than $1,800.

"The other is Employment Pass (EP) with a salary above S$8000/month. In that case it is considered that the employer needs the applicant so badly that all other requirements are waived." The Employment Pass allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore. It applies to foreigners who earn a fixed monthly salary of more than $2,500, and have recognised qualifications

Actually, all of the above I quoted can be found in the website I provided in my previous posting. :)

I used to work in HR dept for an international coy hiring EP, SP, WP, DP and so forth. All serious no joking business.. :( Then again, I did enjoy during those days.. :)

Hi coffeebean,

EPs for S$2500-8000/month require "relevant qualifications", which means a degree from a recognized (by Singapore) institution. Above that salary the requirement for a degree is waived.
That's what I meant. I guess we're now aligned.

An SP (= Student Pass) holder is not allowed to work or receive a salary at all.

Have a nice day,
    Frank

No worries :)

Not only SP holders are not allow to work,I noticed many Mothers who accompany their kids to SG to study are working too..

Anyway, none of my busz.. :)

Thanks and you have a great day! :)

Mothers accompanying their studying kids are on a Dependent Pass (DP) and with that you're allowed to work after getting a Letter Of Consent (LOC) from the Ministry Of Manpower (MOM), which is usually given.

If you are implying between the lines that working without permit is a possibility: No it isn't! Singapore is well known (and for good reason!) as a place where you should follow the rules.

LOL....you are so smart! I am implying lines between lines...but your 2nd part guess about my implication is wrong..  :)

I try not to be extremely obvious.. Imagine, Mothers bringing their child to a country to have a better education, But, without the Husband..

Anyway, we are not here to discuss such matters, we have digress :)

Have a great day! :)

yzell :

HI!


mhirap tlg qng walk in k mauubos tlg ang time mo mas mbuti p qng mag agency k n qng 1 mos. stay k lng sa sg ,,, mhirap ang financial dun eh!!!,,, mhl tlg ang agency fee pero un ang mas mbilis eh!! bali din aq sa sg. dati me nagwork dun ,, ituturo q sau ung mura na agency at mabilis..

Hello Saan po yung murang work at mabilis?

Hi miaenriquez80!

As this is the anglophone forum please post in English so that others can understand.

Regards
Armand

coffeebeans :

Ermmm..beppi:

My quote :"Experience is also another factor, so make sure you have supporting documents to support your application. You may fall under WP or SP" (Maybe I didn't spell out word by word correctly enough,I am referring to WP & SP)

"One is with a Work Permit (WP), which is meant for third-world manual labour and MUST earn below S$1800/month (most of them are in the S$600-1000 range). In this case, the employer has to pay a monthly levy to the government and has to fulfill certain criteria and quotas." You are right about the Quota for coys : 3S'porean = 1 foreigner For WP :A Work Permit (WP) is generally issued to foreign unskilled workers with a monthly basic salary of not more than $1,800.

"The other is Employment Pass (EP) with a salary above S$8000/month. In that case it is considered that the employer needs the applicant so badly that all other requirements are waived." The Employment Pass allows foreign professionals to work in Singapore. It applies to foreigners who earn a fixed monthly salary of more than $2,500, and have recognised qualifications

Actually, all of the above I quoted can be found in the website I provided in my previous posting. :)

I used to work in HR dept for an international coy hiring EP, SP, WP, DP and so forth. All serious no joking business.. :( Then again, I did enjoy during those days.. :)

Wow. food for thought. I didn't know there were more than one pass for a foreigner?

@newyorker247
Yea, but one pass=one person..
Hope you have adjusted to the "Singaporean" style since your arrival here. :)

coffeebeans :

@newyorker247
Yea, but one pass=one person..
Hope you have adjusted to the "Singaporean" style since your arrival here. :)

I'm in desparate need for good Korean food. So much so that I need to fly back to Korea this weekend or else I will go mad.

newyorker247 :
coffeebeans :

@newyorker247
Yea, but one pass=one person..
Hope you have adjusted to the "Singaporean" style since your arrival here. :)

I'm in desparate need for good Korean food. So much so that I need to fly back to Korea this weekend or else I will go mad.

You can search www.hungrygowhere.com

Theres a Korean restaurant in Illnuma, 4th storey, opposite Bugis shopping centre.

lostsouls :
newyorker247 :
coffeebeans :

@newyorker247
Yea, but one pass=one person..
Hope you have adjusted to the "Singaporean" style since your arrival here. :)

I'm in desparate need for good Korean food. So much so that I need to fly back to Korea this weekend or else I will go mad.

You can search www.hungrygowhere.com

Theres a Korean restaurant in Illnuma, 4th storey, opposite Bugis shopping centre.

Thanks. Will give it a shot.

I know the feeling. I'm placed in s'pore for three years of work, but from what I hear, the job market isnt as good as people say no mater if your local or foreign. Some jobs specifically ask for locals or PRs, and the others have a lot of applications coming in. In fact I was once the person who received all the applications for a opening we had in our office (in singapore) for a fresh graduate, and i'm not kidding, we had over 300 applications! So that should give you an idea on how hard it can be, right... But I do wish you all the best!

lalin85 :

I know the feeling. I'm placed in s'pore for three years of work, but from what I hear, the job market isnt as good as people say no mater if your local or foreign. Some jobs specifically ask for locals or PRs, and the others have a lot of applications coming in. In fact I was once the person who received all the applications for a opening we had in our office (in singapore) for a fresh graduate, and i'm not kidding, we had over 300 applications! So that should give you an idea on how hard it can be, right... But I do wish you all the best!

thanks so much!

hi there! Im from philippines and planning to go in Sg this March after CNY, I know finding work is not easy anywhere in this world unless you are inheritor of a family business. But I also believe if you have faith, prayers and patient in looking for a work sooner or later you can find one.

I just one to ask for some opinion or suggestion in finding work there, I am a degree holder and have a experience in admin/clerical works here, is it true that the best time to find work in sg is after CNY?

Thank you, any response you can give is a big help!

#1st timer :)

interesting information from way back 2011. can anybody validate if info stated is still applicable today? you know how law/s change  :)

niar, im going to singapore too.  but this april. where did you get the info that its best to look for work after CNY? and may I ask why? just curious. ;)

The information above is mostly still applicable, except that it has become much more difficult to get a work visa - the minimum salaray requirements have been increased and many more applications are rejected (without giving reasons) now.
Many people wait with their resignation until after the CNY bonusses are paid, that's why there is more movement in the job market right after that.

That makes sense.  Thanks for the answers.

Hi even i am looking out for a job in singapore from India. I am qualified chartered accountant having two years of exp. I have taken a break of 2 years now and i am currently looking into oppurtunities in Spore. Can anyone please let me know whether it would be possible for me to get a job from India in Spore? If not will I surely get a job there if i come to Spore and search.

You generally need 3 years work experience (related to your university degree) and work in a field that has too few locals to qualify for a work visa. There are already too many local accountants, so that won't help.
Generally, you need to be present in Singapore during your job search, otherwise you will never be invited for an interview and you applications will go right to the waste bin (unless you have some unique and rare skills, or have connections).

hello kabayan! im also from laguna in pagsanjan, ive been here in SG for almost 3years, base on my experience i only did a walk-in application, at least u dont have to pay anything for the agency, just be patient bcoz it will depends of wat u looking for, gudluck!

Hi Kababayan Jeadriano :D

How was your walk-in application experience? How many days did you stay to apply for jobs? Did you go to companies directly or to agencies in Singapore? :)

Pls share ur experiences of direct walk in :) it would be useful for us

i directly passed my application to the company like hundreds application per day haha something like that!

sometimes they will conduct the job interview on the spot and thru phone call, it took me 2weeks to get my 1st job, right now i already had 3 company in the past. so probably it depends on you.

u also try to apply online while your still there in the philippines, tell them that u gonna be here sooner, it would be better if u gonna call them for better results.

i hope this lil things will help u ^_^

see u around!

Pl mail me on simonsunil[at]hotmail.com

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