Thursday, October 23, 2008

Places to Visit in Singapore on weekend.

Hi all,

You have a lot of free time? You want to kill it by not infront of TV and by Window shopping??
Lets look at below for few places
1) MacRitchie forest trails.


at treetop walk

How to go:

Bus no 93 ,156 goes there.

It is near to Mount Alvernia Hospital at Thomson road.
What time is best :
Early morning will be the good time to go. If you start about 7 at there, it wont be hot when you finish your walk.
Please note: You may not finsh at where you start. You may choose to finsh it up other place.
What is there :

There are 5 routes are there for you to walk in the forest, its depends on your avilable time and strength to choose the distance.

Route 1 (Green) about 1.5-hour walk Trail grade: Easy
Route 2 (Purple) about 2-hour walk Trail grade: Easy
Route 3 (Blue) about 4 to 5-hour walk Trail grade: Moderate to difficult
Route 4 (Yellow) about 4-hour walk Trail grade: Moderate
Route 5 (Pink) about 4 to 5-hour walk Trail grade: Difficult .

Maps will be avilable at the starting , and the meanwhile the maps will be shown almost all the diversions.

What to take :

Water and cap will be enough.

Mosquitoes are there will be looking for the tasty blood. For those who have the tasty blood, please apply oilment to prevent Mosquitoes.

You will feel :

As we are living in the building forest, you will feel better after you finished the walk.

Interesting plants can view on the walk. Lets say after the walk. Once place called toptree walk will be very interesting palce.

I am sure you will fell much better after the walk.

How to go there:
Mondays to Saturdays: Take bus no :925 from Kranji MRT Station. Alight at Kranji ReservoirCarpark for 15-min walk to the Reserve.
Sundays and Public Holidays : bus no 925 stops at reserve entrance only.

What time is best :
Early morning will be the good time to go.
If you start about 7-8 at there, it wont be hot when you finish your walk.

What is there :

I beleive this place is not for walk and also the distance is not long.less than 5 km will be.
This is the place to visit birds and other creatures will be on the backwater forests.

I beleive if it rains a bit there, you can see a lot of birds there.
You can see a lot of water monitors and lizards there. And many fishes and tortoise too.
( Its not harmful, but make sure no kids are left alone). You can see a lot of Huts and few towers there to watch birds. Usually lot of forigners used to take photos( ang mos). So please dont make noise.
What to take :
Water and cap will be enough.
Please take Mosquitoes protection oilments.
Dont forgot to take cameras.
Thanks for reading and hope you will make a wonderful holiday there.
Thanks, and You comments are welcome :

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Converting your driving license to Singapore License

Singapore Traffic Police Website gives a complete and updated information on Driving License conversion process.

I became a Singapore PR recently and hope this might help someone who wish to convert theirs too. If you are a Visa holder and intend to get PR, please get your license converted first because PRs need to undergo the procedures prescribed by Traffic Police Singapore to get a license which is very tedious.

Monday, September 15, 2008

About : Singapore PR

This is written for the foreigners who are aiming to get PR in singapore .

Please check the : for the latest official information.

Please visit the document required column. Give more importancy every document.

As of my experience,
1) Education - Those who have Bachelor or Masters deg, will be ok. But who hold the Diploma with S pass, Try to submit all the certificate including some training courses taken in singapore.
2) Experiece
3) Salary
4) Years stayed in singapore
These are the major factor to get PR.

Esp, If the designations like software engg, fCA inance department will have highier chance to get PR in the first try. So when you get the job, you try to ask for the suitable designation this will also act as a factor.

Try to stay in singapore about 1 + year with the Bacheor degree and apply for the PR. If you held S pass with lesser qualification, try to stay long period( about 2+ years ) then apply.

Dont forgot to pay Income tax . This will make lot of trouble if you missed the income tax submission. For example,if you join a company at the end of the year, dont assume yourself that no need to submit the income tax. You must submit the income tax submission in anycase.

You company supporting letter will strengthen the application. But some times, you may not able to get it form the company, you jus leave it. It is needed, but if you have better qualification, then it is not needed.

Now, ICA made some rules that, you must get the appointment before you to ICA to apply. So make sure you got the appointment before you go to the ICA.

And the people whose PR application got rejected, nothing to worry. You can give a next try in next 6 month. But if any of you releations are in singapore, then you can appeal the rejection with the letter from the releatives and if company provides the letter. You must appeal with in the two month of the rejection date. You also may contact the CC ( Local comunity center),
Every week the MP of the consitiuation will meet the peoples at one day Usually wednesday or thursday. You can contact that office , they will provide more info about PR appeal.

And, when ever you applyPR or anything, you better take the photo copy of the whole application. Because, when you go the reapply or renew , you may need those info. Dont give different info at every time.

Wish you all the best .

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