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Singapore is better than Australia and New Zealand.

Discussion in 'Emigration Matters [no rep deductions]' started by senatorabudelai, May 20, 2010.

  1. senatorabudelai

    senatorabudelai Alfrescian Old Timer

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    Well there is no debate that Singapore is better than New Zealand, so I won't bother to talk much about that.

    In New Zealand, the average wage is 4k SGD/mth. You pay 20-33% tax on that amount, meaning you take home around 3k SGD.

    In Singapore average wage is 4k sgd as well. But very low tax and very cheap cost of living. Singapore's GDP per capita (PPP) is 4th in the world. So you can save a lot more money in SG, one of easiest place to save money in the world.

    NZ houses and cost of living are rediculously expensive. The cheapest shittiest ones near a major city cost 200k SGD and above. Most cost 350k SGD. And you can't possible get houses (which also cost around 200k SGD) in the countryside because you need jobs, and jobs are only available in major cities. Cost of living is extremely high compared to Singapore.

    Australia might be more attractive than New Zealand but every country has its bane and boon, pros and cons.

    So this is the thread dedicated to highlighting how Australia is worse than Singapore.
     
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    Yes doggy. Sorry i mean bitch. :D
     
  3. senatorabudelai

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    15 SOLID REASONS WHY SINGAPORE IS BETTER THAN AUSTRALAR.

    1. Australia cost of living is very high. Daily products and houses are expensive.

    2. China's booming. Singapore's economy is sky rocketing. Singapore is well placed to ride the China and India boom. Singapore's GDP per capita (nominal) is expected to overtake Japan this year. Becoming the highest per capita GDP in Asia amongst all non oil countries! (Note UAE and Qatar will always have higher GDP than Singapore because they depend on their oil. They don't have a free market system like Singapore)

    3. Singapore has an exciting future. ASEAN might become another CARICOM or MERCUSR, your Singapore passport can allow u to work and live freely in other ASEAN countries. Growth in Singapore is so tremendrous. Asia is booming. Singapore will ride China's and India's wave because SG speak their languages.

    3. Singapore is much safer, less corrupted and has more convenient amentities (library, food court, everything just 15mins away) than Australia. You can walk down any streets in Singapore and feel safe anytime everytime. Can you do that in Australia?

    4. Singapore offers a better place to bring up kids. Billingual education. Chinese is the language of the future. In Singapore, your kids will learn Chinese. Jim Rogers once said "if you were smart in 1800, you lived in London; if you were smart in 1900, you lived in New York.; Now if u were smart in 2010, you live in Asia". The billionaire moved to Singapore. And he is not alone, Gong Li, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Co Co Lee etc all want to move to Singapore.

    Singapore has no drug problem. Australia has a serious drug problem. 40% used drugs before. ( http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/...a04/sdua04.pdf ) That is just disgusting.

    5. Alot of people talk about the less stressful lifestyle in Australia. But in Singapore, if you just be a bit creative, you can easily get a nice house in JB, Malaysia or Indonesia and enjoy the less stressful lifestyle there as well every weekend or day. Plus the cost of things are so cheap.

    6. In Australia, technology is so backwards. 80 SGD can get you a 100mbps internet line. In Australia, it gets you a CAPPED 120GB 5mbps internet line. And how much is the activation fee? 400 sgd!

    Same goes for public transport, infrastructure, business etc. Singapore is much better.

    7. Australia has water problems. South Australia is rationing water. Small towns only have rain water tanks. Yucks, do you dare to drink rainwater? :eek:

    8. Australia has lots of dangerous animals. Jellyfish that kill , most dangerous snakes, most dangerous spiders, all found in Australia.

    "Funnel-webs are probably one of the three most dangerous spiders in the world and are regarded by some to be the most dangerous."

    Here's what someone living in Australia thinks about the funnel web spiders around her house (most dangerous spider in the world, one bite and your child can die of posioning)

    "Because......we get them in the house constantly, and since they are NOT afraid of people, you can step on one and get bit quite easily.
    I'd say here in the house, because of my living situation, I see prolly a funnel web once a month now in winter and last summer I saw them once a week, crawling near my bed quite often, and yes they hide in shoes...so when u have to get up to pee in the middle of the night...given they really can kill you...and talk about having a baby here in a few months...it's the only scary thing here, really."

    :rolleyes:

    9. In Singapore, you can hire an expatriate maid to help you do your family chores. You can't do that in Australia.

    10. Running a business in Australia is exhorbitantly expensive. You pay 20AUD/hr just for a waiter. Plumbers cost hundreds of dollars.

    In Singapore, unskilled labour is cheap. Very good place to run a business.

    11. In Singapore, there are much much more jobs and career options than Australia. If you live in a small Australian town, there are no jobs for you. Even their biggest cities like Sydney etc cannot compare to 1/4 of Singapore's career choices. Singapore has more than 100 banks! Lots of career choices from Banking, healtcare, etc.

    12. Food. Food is Singapore is much cheaper and better than Australia. 1.50 AUD for 12 eggs! 1.5AUD for big packet of soya bean milk! 2.50-3 AUD can get you a decent meal of Wantan noodles, Char Kway Teow, Mixed vege rice etc. In Aus, it cannot even get you a drink!

    Chinese, British, American, Indian, Turkish, all kinds of cusine cuisine can be found in Singapore!! In Aus, it is 90% the usual Australian food.

    13. Military defence. Australia has a very run down armed forces. only 50k soldiers. Their strategy is basically to wait for America's help. Indonesia has 500k. Singapore has 400k.

    14. Singapore's property prices will skyrocket in a few decades. 20 years ago, 3 room HDB flats cost 60k SGD. Now they cost 200k SGD.

    15. Singapore's CPF! you will have money for old age, housing! The employer puts in 12% as well dont forget!

    Ok that is all. Bye bye.
     
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  4. senatorabudelai

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    For those that have given up their SG passports. Sorry too bad. When you read the news next year that Singapore overtakes Japan as the wealthiest nation in Asia, just scowl.

    In the new few decades, as you see Singapore become the Switzerland of Asia and Australians, Americans, Asians, Europeans immigrating to Singapore (they already are), just scowl.

    Maybe Singapore will buy another Island in Europe or Asia and make it Singapore 2, commonwealth of Singapore.

    Oh yeah, that oily char kway teow and hokkien prawn noodle is still darn good! :D Sorry no Char Kway Teow in Australia. And it is a 1 hour drive just to get to the nearest macdonalds, library, dentist, hospital etc. oh yes, enjoy the lack of jobs, career options, water rationing, poisonous spiders, drinking from rain water tanks, 512kbps internet, drug addicts and pyschopaths roaming the streets as well!
     
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    GDP per capita nominal:
    Australia:45k
    Singapore:37k
    New Zealand:27k

    GDP per capita <PPP>, which takes into account cost of living and is more a accurate reflection of wealth and standard of living:

    Singapore:50k
    Australia:38k
    New Zealand:26k

    New zealand is a countrified agricultural country. more sheeps than humans. few good jobs. expensive houses, little wages, expensive cost of living. only good thing is free healthcare.
     
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    Wow ! SG seems too good to be true !.. Based on your assumption (maybe.. in few decades... etc), I can assume sinkies can be on top of the world and they can accept billion salaries for ministers ? trilliions of sovereign funds burn away ? This is great !

    What makes you so sure we will not be accepted again ? In SG, money talks..
    Dude, you will be surprised
     
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    Employer put in 12% but with cap at $4500, so the max contribution is $540 a month from employer, thats cheap! In Australia there's no cap and will increase employer contribution from 12% from current 9%! haha.




    Haha, this thread is very entertaining, keep it coming. AussiePrick aka Shockshit old tricks is coming back again!
     
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    Oei I thought he got banned? Who let the trolls out again ?
     
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    i would like so smoke some of the shit that this chap is smoking man.....
     
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    That is a troll from the PAP Internet Brigade. :D
     
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    Unfortunately for Australia it has lost its comparitive advantage for migration. Other nations offer today what Australia once did for Singaporeans.
     
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    Infraction bans are not permanent. They last 24 hours.
     
  13. senatorabudelai

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    Glad you brought that up. Singapore has the ninth biggest foreign reserves in the world. and trillion dollars of sovereign funds that have been seeing good returns for decades.

    if everything in singapore stops today, singapore can afford to pay every citizen 5k a month for decades. that is how much money singapore has!

    while european nations are going bankrupt, america is 15 trillion in debt, aren't you glad that there is a nation so strong fiscally?
     
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    IF... MAYBE... Next Decades...hmmm... nice words

    Fact : Singapore has only given few hundreds to its ppl.. but force them to surrender hundred of thousands CPF money..

    Fact : You and your sons & sons will have no bloody idea when will the $5k/mth be realised.. or it will never happen.

    Fact : Your money which form part of the sovereign fund is not subjected to audit.. this means anything Ah So.. Ah Jinx can burn the money away with ease.

    You are not in good hands.. Be afraid... be very afraid...
     
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    Haha now you are not even making the slightest sense anymore. :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    Jealous perhaps?:D

    http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life...ith-largest-foreign-exchange-reserves-509751/

    Here is a list of Top 10 Forex Reserves in the World :

    Rank Country Reserves
    1 China 2.132 Tr.$
    2 Japan 1.019 Tr, $
    3 Russia 401 Billion $
    4 Taiwan 305 Billion $
    5 India 262 Billion $
    6 South Korea 232 Billion $
    7 Brazil 210 Billion $
    8 Hong kong 186 Billion $
    9 Singapore 166 Billion $

    That does not include trillion dollars of equities in Temasek GIC etc.! Australia ranks 40th compared to Singapore's 9th place.

    Australia Has Highest Household Debt to Disposable Income Ratio in World

    http://www.dailyreckoning.com.au/au...-disposable-income-ratio-in-world/2010/02/03/
     
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    Too bad Goh Keng Swee is not around to see the modern dinosaurs he created when he reformed Singapore Education System.

    Of course Singapore is Lumber ONE. Everything is good there. No one will dare to say bad things. I really enjoy the Singapore air quality, the super efficient transport service.

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    Mercedes-Benz is Lumber One in Price in Singapore

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    HDB Flats also Lumber One in Price in Singapore

    There are more to come ....:D:D:D

    But I decided to do some hobby farming today. It is more worthwhile to watch the plants grow than writing to jurassic-era trolls.
     
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    Guess the PAP must really be desperate of the mass emigration eh? First, they try to let the loser cockroaches condemn Oz and speak highly of US, people got tired of that and it no longer works. Now proabably highlight the bullshit benefits of the dot. Well, lets see how far they go with this. :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow!!! So many benefits of Singapore. Guess Singapore must be a heaven eh? Such being the case, I wonder why so many Sinkees are throwing their Sinkee passports back at the PAP. :confused:
     

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