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    Life after usj

    Just to share ones thoughts around moving on......our ties with usj will be severed in a couple of months. It has been great and we will miss usj. Time to let go n move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtl View Post
    Just to share ones thoughts around moving on......our ties with usj will be severed in a couple of months. It has been great and we will miss usj. Time to let go n move on.
    Enjoy the little red dot.... enjoy the world from there Goh... many years later sell your landed property when Sing Dollar is 3.5 to 1.0 and come back and splash! Seriously, good luck and stay in touch buddy!

    p.s. actually I moved away further - to Penang - you're only to Singapore hahaha....

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    Ahhh....another usjforum'oldtimer' playing houdini. Mai pen rai

    So, soon-loh, ka-leow ho ho and fair wind down there...don't forget to come home to vote! every single X matters! Then u can be back to a better Msia for a bigger & stupendous splash!

    Yang Berwishing thee well ToonIstimewaUtamaXlatotupai
    in luv with bikes...in lust with AphroditeS AWAS! Suspek is an Avid procurer to myths, lies, legends, folklores, i-ching, rumors, misinformation, cakap-ayam, spɹoʍ uʍop ǝpısdn puɐ˙˙DLL .
    p/s Take all the above with a XL salted duck egg, wash down with 2fingers of sodium hypochoride, and suck on to a pebble size tmn negara Rock salt

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    Ya lah... chi lor soon hong, soon soon lee lee...

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    For PRU13, will try our best to be back.

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    Don't forget to come back once a while to splash the SGD and I guess here is a pretty good place to splash compare to elsewhere…

    If more PR and those who work abroad come back to vote in GE13, I beleive next time when you guys cross the causeway to makan in JB or shop in Klang valley, you wil feel safer..... because the 1pm cousin aka kerismudin (if he is still around) would not dare to say crime rate is just perception anymore..

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    Family ties is strong and definitely be back.
    Just that for now, South Island is home.
    Work n family is critical to our decision making.

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    Bro come back to vote. Even if you have gone over there, do come back to give us a hand in determining our future.

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    It is all depends when our great PM gonna call for election. We do intend to catch a flight and vote.
    We are Malaysian, we have a duty to determine our future.
    Where we cari makan does not matter in this global village.

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    Good luck, Gtl. All the best in your future endeavors.

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    GTL, foremost congratulation and I’m great to hear that you have gotten the Sgp Permanent Resident status. If you have school-going children in Singapore this helps to save some monies in education fees and perhaps gives your children better chance to get into more prestige schools versus foreigners. Also, if you are an employee, you may have some gain from your employer’s contribution to your CPF if you have not enjoyed so being a foreigner.

    Moving forward, Sgp government is tightening the immigration policy and forcing enterprises and businesses to be more productive. Productivity has declined in recent years due to heavier reliance on labor inputs to generate economic growth, especially inputs of foreign manpower.

    Productivity is the only sustainable way to increase our value-add and grow our incomes and it is the key driver of our economic growth. Relying on foreign workforce will not be sustainable in long run as our neighboring countries are gearing up their economies.

    Again, congratulation.
    Last edited by HTCHONG; 21-01-2013 at 07:28 PM.

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    Just to share my thoughts and experience on Singapore past and present immigration policies..

    The present tight immigration policies especially in granting PR to foreigner is not entirely linked to productivity. Singapore practices free economy and private enterprises (MNC or local enterprises) know better than the government how to become productive and efficient.

    The main reason behind is the political reality clouding the present PAP government.

    In the past, especially during the nation-building stage in the 70s and early 80s, Singapore was a poor country, fiscally and economically and would welcome anyone to the small island regardless of skills background..

    When the country started to move up to higher value-chain in the 90s, Singapore required a lot of knowledge workers. If you are a degree graduate, you are upmost welcome to work and become a member of this island city. If you are a graduate from NUS majoring in critical subjects like medicine, pharmacy, engineering, accountancy, etc, the Singapore government will make sure you stay and remain to stay in the island. Becoming a Singapore PR at that time is just a matter of formality to apply.

    Also, PAP government under the strong and unprecedented leadership of LKY had transformed Singapore to a develop and high-income nation. There is little objection to the ruling PAP to bring in more foreign talents to build and sustain the country further. The older generations gave undivided and over-whelming support to the ruling PAP government. Labour policies can be planned and implemented WITHOUT much fear of political consequences.

    I guess you guys will know what I am going to say next...

    PAP government had suffered their rare defeats in some of the constituencies in the last general election and the message is loud and clear that the present Singaporeans notably the native Singaporeans are no longer support the PAP just because they are PAP.

    Many Singaporeans (young and middle age) fear of losing to the more competitive foreigners and had voiced their strong concern and objection of bringing in more foreigner and granting them PR and citizenships.

    Hence, the PAP government have to response to these Singaporeans (unfortunately, these are the average majority as the globally competitive Singaporean have migrated or thinking to migrate).

    It is a tough job for the ruling government to balance between what the people want and what the country should have in order to sustain competitiveness due to the small pool of population..

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    Rhiga, I have no dispute at all on what you have mentioned. 2011 General Election was a “wake up” call. We were too complacent in the past, the world is different today and it is time to change.

    Couple months ago, we kicked off our National Conversation campaign on “Our Singapore” which was first announced by PM Lee in his National Day Message.

    Everyone out there has a vision of the kind of Singapore we want. The National Conversation campaign has gathered momentum in social media. However, political watchers said that while social media is likely the people's preferred platform to express their views, it is also important for us to reach out to the silent majority, hence, we held the dialogs at hawker centers, HDB void decks, community centers, shopping malls and ect…Again, we need to take everyone’s view seriously and sincerely. Unfortunately, certain views cannot be accommodated then we will try to be as comprehensive in explaining why, it is a massive and serious effort to engage as many as we can.

    Well, bottom line is we got to “listen, listen, listen….” to the voice of our people so that we can formulate the future of our nation that we want.

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    Singapore provides opportunities which KL does not have.
    As for the govt policy, we are not citizen to make any comments, we just hv to adjust and make do what's available for us.
    The only prerogative we hv is to judge which place makes sense for the mid term.

    That's mine point of view.

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    At least the leaders there are more sincere and will take action unlike here where they only pay lip service and only appear in photo shoots to distribute rice, relief for flood victims and photos with badminton /squash players(who wins does not matter as long as there is a camera there!!)

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