QUOTE(pinksapphire @ May 23 2019, 02:24 AM)
Uncle, thanks for constantly sharing your stories...learnt alot from them. Also, did working in SG helped you financially?
Hello again Sapphire,
Yes indeed, but allow me to share other considerations. But not hard selling here. There are millions more My happily staying back home.
There's like 1mil My working in Sg (those that travel daily n include already PR staying there). My roots used to make up ard 20% Sg population.
Personal taxes, max ard Sg 17% vs My 24%.
Sg can go ard in public transport, save on car installment.
Unker was heavy biz traveller, 70-100k Km/year, really save 4-8 hrs every trip as compared flying fr PEN.
Sg VSP is tax-free, in My the VSP is added to you earned income.
Lastly, if you earn in Sg, while family members in My.... Its definitely a big $$$ advantage. This was my big consideration.
If young, open your mind to another world, strong education can see from my NUS colleagues, meritocracy, world class infra, real melting pot of global citizens compared to PEN.
Well there's tradeoffs, sacrifices n test long distance relationships. Now with AA, Tiger, etc meeting up over weekends is much convenient.
Unker flying to Subang now... Bye.