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VinluV
post Yesterday, 10:23 AM

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Hi. My place is currently hiring a security and a developer.

Big plus is that the company is very stable.
If anyone is interested. Do pass me your resume/cv.

JD is below.

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crazy25kid
post Yesterday, 10:24 AM

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QUOTE(nabnab12345 @ Feb 19 2020, 04:06 PM)
Based on my calculation, for a family of 3 in SG including education expenses (International school, as foreigner chances of getting into local school won't be great) will be roughly SGD9k. So you need to secure offers of >12k for the move to make sense. However, a big disclaimer, every family is different so my calculation is accurate for me only....

WRT to being a family man, I wish I can as well but my job requires a lot of travelling. Makes me treasure more of my time with my family now.
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unless ur kid is born in dragon year, then yea....most likely no slot for foreigners
find those regular public school instead of those famous ones
there is a website somewhere (i cannot remember where i stumbled upon) whereby u can see the number of slots left after each phase for P1 registration for each school
my daughter's school still has placements after all phases for the last 5 years before she enrol....which led me to not even bother about volunteering ....LOL
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post Yesterday, 10:55 AM

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QUOTE(crazy25kid @ Feb 20 2020, 10:24 AM)
unless ur kid is born in dragon year, then yea....most likely no slot for foreigners
find those regular public school instead of those famous ones
there is a website somewhere (i cannot remember where i stumbled upon) whereby u can see the number of slots left after each phase for P1 registration for each school
my daughter's school still has placements after all phases for the last 5 years before she enrol....which led me to not even bother about volunteering ....LOL
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Good tip. Thanks.

To be fair I have not started looking - only due in Singapore early March so I am taking my own sweet time for now. Plus, my daughter is currently enrolled in preschool in KL so I couldn't move her at least for the next 3-6 months (to be eligible for deposit refund).

As for school, my wife is quite insistent of sending her to a good school, so it all fails, it will be international school for her. The plan anyway, is to send her to international school once she reaches junior high school.
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post Yesterday, 05:44 PM

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QUOTE(MGM @ Feb 20 2020, 03:37 AM)
It is disheartening to hear from so many people that many engineering jobs are getting low pay both in Singapore and Malaysia.
Wonder whether I should discourage my son from going into this field. Qualifying for a place in UTM  already needs a high CGPA what more Electrical Engineering is considering a tough course. Computer Science is easier to get in n study and the pay seems to be better. hmm.gif  doh.gif
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Engineering is a very tough job. If you want your son to survive in KL area then don't let him study engineering. If he really passion on engineering might as well spend the money send him go oversea study and find job there. More opportunity.. The situation in Malaysia here is half dead, here can't become manufacturer because high cost, and can't become RnD because the ppl here don't have the talent, also government don't really put effort on it.
Really consider then only study engineering.....
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post Today, 08:07 AM

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QUOTE(peramdupe @ Feb 16 2020, 01:45 AM)
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The reason I'm scouting for a job there is due to lack of opportunity and stagnant salary in Malaysia.
I'm in my early 30. Working in Software/Tech. Currently earning RM15k/month gross. Peak role at company unless going into management. Been here for 2 years.

Every now and then, I'll be approached by recruiters in LinkedIn, and eventually I had a revelation. My current pay is almost the ceiling rate for similar position in Malaysia.
Singapore-based position offering is at $8k-12k/month with openings from various companies. Most are global organization, which I think would have better technical career progression.

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It's true that SG has quite a number of foreign MNCs having software dev function there. But be careful on which product/service team you are joining, and what's the team's role in the organization. It's even better if you have contact working in the team, to share you these insider info. Why?

Despite PR statements that SG talents attracted those MNC to SG, especially tech firm, the real interest for many of them are tax benefit and market expansion. For tech jobs, it's common practice that those interesting jobs are kept in their western office, while those jobs that don't add much value to career profile will be move to Asia for "SG talents" at lower cost (SG salary cost is not consider cheap, but still lower than Valley/West Coast). I'm not saying 100% of tech firms have this practice, but many of them do.

If your interest is only employer name and higher than Malaysia income, then probably not an issue though. To be honest, are MNCs in Malaysia in the better situation? I have no clue.

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hello i want to ask. do we need to inform LHDN that we are working in sg and not receiving any income for the past year/coming year?
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post Today, 01:28 PM

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QUOTE(PrincZe @ Feb 21 2020, 09:33 AM)
hello i want to ask. do we need to inform LHDN that we are working in sg and not receiving any income for the past year/coming year?
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no. as long as u pay SG tax.
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post Today, 05:03 PM

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QUOTE(MGM @ Feb 20 2020, 03:37 AM)
It is disheartening to hear from so many people that many engineering jobs are getting low pay both in Singapore and Malaysia.
Wonder whether I should discourage my son from going into this field. Qualifying for a place in UTM  already needs a high CGPA what more Electrical Engineering is considering a tough course. Computer Science is easier to get in n study and the pay seems to be better. hmm.gif  doh.gif
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Only study engineering if you really have passion about it. Money don't come so early. It will only be rewarded if you are really good at what you do and have experience in doing it. High paying engineering job is there, but not easy to achieve. Well, it depends on how you define well/high paid. Everyone's definition is different.
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post Today, 05:19 PM

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QUOTE(HouseHunter @ Feb 20 2020, 05:44 PM)
Engineering is a very tough job. If you want your son to survive in KL area then don't let him study engineering. If he really passion on engineering might as well spend the money send him go oversea study and find job there. More opportunity.. The situation in Malaysia here is half dead, here can't become manufacturer because high cost, and can't become RnD because the ppl here don't have the talent, also government don't really put effort on it.
Really consider then only study engineering.....
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QUOTE(jitshiong @ Feb 21 2020, 05:03 PM)
Only study engineering if you really have passion about it. Money don't come so early. It will only be rewarded if you are really good at what you do and have experience in doing it. High paying engineering job is there, but not easy to achieve. Well, it depends on how you define well/high paid. Everyone's definition is different.
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After getting his engineering degree from UTM my son intends to pursue his Master oversea and stay back to work. He is interested in Robotics/Automation/AI.
VinluV
post Today, 08:32 PM

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QUOTE(MGM @ Feb 21 2020, 05:19 PM)
After getting his engineering degree from UTM my son intends to pursue his Master oversea and stay back to work. He is interested in Robotics/Automation/AI.
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Its a good field with a future, depending on location and company.
You can ask your son to aim for Rockwell, they are currently expanding in Sg.

 

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