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Dubai o SG?

Hello guys,

I am still undecided kung ipupush ko ba ang original plan ko na mg abroad sa Dubai or I will try my luck sa SG. Madami kasi akong mga negative naririnig regarding sa economy ngayon sa Dubai, like implemented na ang tax, down ang economy, maliit lng ang offer etc. Nakakatakot mag take risks knowing marami daw Pinoy umuuwi from there. So isang option ko sa SG. Malapit lng so mas madali mka uwi sa Pinas. Kaya lng, wala nmn akong kakilala sa SG, pero independent nmn ako so I am confident na kaya ko. Pero kung sa Dubai ako, I have a close friend there who offered me free accomodation while I am still looking for a job. Mahirap ba maghanap ng banking jobs or banking related jobs sa SG? Prefer ko tlaga sa SG sana kasi mas malapit sa Pinas.

Please enlighten me. Thanks in advance.

PS: I will visit SG this May, just for a week as tourist. Will also be looking for oppurtunities baka swertihan during my tour may job na pwedi applyan.

Comments

  • Sa sg, 30days lang tourist visa, sa dubai pwede mas mahaba. If kaya ng budget, why not try sg muna, tas plan B magdubai pag di sinwerte sa sg.

    Kung san mas maganda magwork, dpende kasi sa preference ng tao yan. May mga nakapagsabi skn na mas ok sila dto sa sg, may nagsabi din na mas ok sa dubai.
  • @emily depende kasi yan, kung saan established yung job, mas okay siguro wag kang mag isip na negative. it's either way. Cheers!
  • @emily Plan for both if you have the budget. I guess the question is which country goes first. Good luck!
  • For me Singapore , i've been in Dubai for 3 years,

    1.) Singapore Malapit lang sa pinas same time ng pinas di mo ma feel ang homesick
    2.) Sa Dubai malayo 4 hrs ang different ng time. nakaka homesick
    3.) Singapore magkapoblema ka sa pinas anytime makakauwi ka sa pinas
    4.) Dubai emergency na kukunin mopa passport mo sa HR may approval pa
    5.) Sweldo gusto ko din sa singapore.

    ehehe maraming reason gusto ko sa SG, 7 years na ako dito so happy,

    ayaw ko lng tlaga sobrang init sa dubai ihihihihihi

    Try mo muna sa SG, sa malapit na bansa magapply any trouble makakauwi ka agad di ka kakaba kaba

    kung wala ka ng option alam na....

    pero ofcourse this is my personal opinion, its all up to you.

    Goodluck po.
    carpejemKebs
  • @emily Hi Emily! Bank din work ko dati nung andyan pa ako sa Pinas. I think depende din talaga pero meron ako kasama dati sa bank na sa DBS nakapasok dito but for some of us na andito rin SG eh hindi banks ang napuntahan. Ako personally, hindi bank pero good thing na related pa rin kahit papano kc sa Finance Dept ako. Yung isa I know eh sa Spa ata prang sa reception sya. I guess, if you really want to work here mas maging open ka lang sa ibang jobs and not just limit yourself with bank related jobs alone. Good Luck!
  • For the last few years, mahirap na makapasok ng banks ditto. Dati palipat lipat ako ng roles, for squeezing out interment opportunities. Tapos biglang nag stand still sya around 2016 onwards.... all of a sudden.... Ngayon sobrang hirap makalipat kung hindi ka local or PR. Dami din tangalan ditto sa banking, so at any point in time, dami ka competition sa job market.

    Pero depende din sa experience mo, kung may highly technical skill ka na talagang patok sa hinahanap, it will be possible pa rin. Pero kung yung banking experience mo sa pinas ay retail/generalist na pwedeng matutu in a few months, or kayang gawin ng local ditto, mahihirapan ka.
  • .. on that note. Kung may data science / block chain / cloud experience ka na related sa banking, don't wait book a flight bukas ang for sure meron ka na trabaho within a week!
  • Thank you so much guys for your replies! it's really a big help in my decision making. Salamat!!! :)
  • @Miguel84 gusto ko talaga sa SG kasi mas malapit lang. Sana by the time mkapunta ako dyan sa SG meron invitation for interviews.
  • @PinkPasta hi pink pasta. Yes open naman ako even if not related to banking jobs as long as decent and good pay lng din. Nag tourist visa ka lang din ba? How long ka ba nag apply ng job dyan?
  • @JuanDeLaCruz hello po. Base sa mga comments dito tlaga cguro na mahirap. Siguro swerte nlng kung mkapasok. But ok lng, I'm open to any oppurtunities as long as ok nmn na trabaho. Salamat po.
  • @emily Yes, tourist visa ako. Naku naka dalawang exit ako sa first job which means mga more than a month ako nakahanap tapos sa second isa but bumalik ako nito sa Pinas kc timing na naka pending naman na pass ko and umuwi din mom ko so I took the time na lg din na makasama sya. Sa second nag POEA talaga ako.
  • @PinkPasta share mo din kung pano process poea,gano katagal, at magkano expenses.
  • @maya I did POEA sa Pinas and it took me 2-full days to process.
  • @maya Actually same kami ni @pinoypinoypinoy 2 days ko sya natapos. Expenses I really can't remember anymore. Pero yung fee ata if am not mistaken nasa 5k plus tapos may medical pa na d rin ganun ka mura and nagbayad pko ng ilang bwan for SSS, Pag-Ibig etc. (d ko sure to if required but nagbayad ako) . @pinoypinoypinoy naalala mo ba magkano lahat? Hehe! Pero most likely ata nagastos ko more or less 10k.
  • @pinkpasta yes lampas 10k nagastos ko pagkakaalala ko e. Yung medical dyan e lumapit ka na sa mga pakalat kalat na fast processing. Mamili ka lang nang mapapagkatiwalaan.
    PinkPasta
  • @pinoypinoypinoy Yeah, tama haha! Ang dami nila dun. Worth it na lang din kahit papano at least paglabas mo satin legit and wala na kaba/risk.
    pinoypinoypinoy
  • 2days lang pala! Bat sa naririnig ko inaabot wks. May mga ssminar training chuchu pa?
  • @maya Yes, meron seminar. Kasama na dun basta yung akin 2 full days lang tlaga. Kakatawa lang dun share ko lang, niregister na rin kami nun lahat sa Comelec pra maka vote sa upcoming elections that time then nung nag election d ako nakaboto kc name ko mali country of registration napunta ako sa Afghanistan, lol!
  • Hello po! I'm contemplating a move to SG at the 2nd half of this year. I've got a degree in accounting but I've only worked in that field for a year and a half. Most of my experience is in marketing and events management. What do you think are my chances of finding a job in there? I'm currently teaching English in Vietnam for 6 months now but the level of racial discrimination in the ESL industry is just appalling kaya nagdecide ako na bumalik sa corporate and SG seems like a more practical choice over Dubai in my case. Wala po akong kakilala diyan so I'm hoping to get some answers from this forum. Thanks in advance po sa sasagot. :)
  • @PinkPasta thank you for sharing your experience. Ask ko lang, saan ka ba nag exit? Pde ba sa Malaysia? If ever mag exit from SG, then stay sa Malaysia like 1week tapos balik SG ulit hindi ba maquestion sa immig?
  • @mariamaurer sana marami pa mag share ng advise and experiences nila so will have ideas how to start
  • Yung exp namen apat kame na nag exit sa batam indonesia .. sa malaysia sa nababasa ko at nag sasabi sobra higpit no.1 exitan kasi .. share ko exp namin sa batam naharang agad kme papasok palang alam kasi nila kalakaran ng pinoy dun .. kinausap kme pinapaamin na mag stay lng dun para mka balik sa singapore another 30days pero d kme umamin.. tapos binigay na sa secretary passport namin apat pinaparinig smen na papabalikin kme sa SG dna papasukin sa indonesia .. sabi nmin sa secretary can you help us how to fix this sagot nya (what can you offer) sabi ko 20sgd each sabi nya (no 50sgd each) aun nag kasundo kme pasok sa CR nla tapos ipet yung 50sgd sa passport tapos pinalabas na kme sa office .. inabot nlng passport namen may tatak na .. pero may risk pdin yun SG io pag babalik kna maganda wag mo sagarin 30days mo kung ang flight mo pa SG-MNL 29th day .. umalis kna ng 22 balik ka ng 26 or 27
  • @emily Ako I think lahat ng exitan eh may risk. It doesn't mean na pag sa ibang lugar ka eh may guarantee na maging smooth pagpasok. BUT Malaysia is one of the most common places to exit kc unang una cheapest then malapit lang. Ang risk lang talaga kc sa Malaysia is alam na ng mga IO dito kalakaran. Nung time na nag exit ako Malaysia nag abang na ako IPA nun then yung next eh Pinas na ako pero may inabangan na din ako nun tapos dun na ako nag process POEA pra wala na risk and smooth na paglabas ulit most esp satin. Pero isipin mo na lang din na lahat ng tao iba iba swerte and experiences. Meron pa rin talaga nakakalusot I guess ng smooth sa immig. Basta ako believer ako na despite lahat ng pwd mo pagdaanan na exit and all if it's really meant for you to stay here and plano ni God yan sayo, wala na makakaharang :) Kaya laban and kapit lang. Good Luck!
  • @PinkPasta thank you for sharing and for inspiring me. God bless po sa inyo! :)
    PinkPasta
  • Hello po sa inyo, I'm currently here in the Philippines po kasi. Unfortunately, wala po ako kakilala jan sa sg na pwede kong pakiusapan na gawan ako invitation letter so as to comply with immigration's reqmts. Kailangan ko na po kc makapunta jan dahil nakareceive nako maraming invitation for interview jan sa sg. Sana po may magmagandang loob na magprepare ng invitation letter saken with corresponding ID dahil first time traveller ako at namomroblema sa immigration though meron naman akong hostel voucher. Salamat po sa sasagot.
  • Hindi po requirement ang invitation letter para makapasok sa sg.
  • @Nohiel04 understand your situation. looks like mahirapan ka sa Invitation from Phil Embassy, usually nearest consanguinity ang kailangan. If others can come here as Tourists, i think you can. Just prepare your RT SG-PH& booked accommodation, bring your sunglass (paki alis pag nasa IO both) and be confident!
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