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SURVIVAL in SG

Hello mga kabayan.. i just want to share some tips base from personal experience being an OFW in SG.
syempre lets start sa budget.
(Calculation per month basis and in SGD)
1.) Room: $600-$800 (HDB Common/SOLO) -mine is $650 all in
2.) Meals: $300-$400 -mine is $300 below. all hawkers and LP para tipid. i dont eat restos like KFC, pizzahut or even jolibee)
3.) Groceries: $200-$300 - mine is $170. i dont cook kasi mg isa lang ako. my groceries are all toiletries and beer.
4.) EZlink: $100-$150 -mine is $110. i live in Bkt batok and work in tanah merah. mrt+bus.
5.) Shopping: $200 (on sale items only but hindi sale lalo pag footwear na gusto ko :) )
6.) REMIT: $1500

*** Rule of thumb mga kabayan.. bawal umutang at bawal mangutang. live within your means always.
*** Always behave is SG. Bihira ka maka kita ng parak kasi yung parak nila dito 80% hindi naka uniforme. so ingat at behave lagi.
***iwasan maki pag away pero kung hindi na talaga makayanan ok lang bsta no touching. no physical contact.
***GoodLUCK mga kabayan

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  • i forgot to add..
    TELECOMMUNICATION: $30-80 (post paid)
    mine is just $20. i use prepaid $20 with 3GB data.
    Why is i use prepaid? simply because it is cheap. imagine $20 lng per month.
    mg data lng naman ako while im travelling in MRT or bus.. kasi sa bahay at ofis may wifi.
    3GB per month is more than enough for me and calls to my loveones are done through social media so im not spending on it just connect to wifi thats it.

  • bawal umutang at bawal mangutang. live within your means always.

    yup yup yup agree 100%

  • parang may mali yata sa phrase ko indi ko na ma edit.. (paano ba mag edit dito?)
    umutang at mangutang same meaning.
    dapat "Bawal umutang at Bawal Magpa Utang".
    Tandaan mga kabayan ha.
    Kasi paripariho lng tayo dito nagtatrabaho.
    naghanap ng pera at may mga sari-sariling problema.
    i face my own problems. you have to face yours :)
    mind your own problems. :)

  • Dito na naman tayo san ba yung puede maka mura sa SG.
    open for suggestions..
    1.) Pagkain- usually ang mura na pag kain sa SG ay yung mga hawkers na malapit sa market.
    nasa 1-3dollars and difference compare sa hawkers na wala sa market.
    Dun sa mga foodshops na nasa bus interchange usually take-outs only medyo mura din.
    Pag may bisita kayo na relatives sa pinas, dalhin nyo sa LAU PASAT or NEWTON Food centre.
    Medyo Mura at maraming food choices. Puede din sa MAKAN SUTRA malapit sa esplanade but price not that
    cheap but not that expensive also.
    2.) MUSTAFA Centre- Cheap for toiletries, perfumes, medicines and etc.
    3.) Kasia Mobile - Cheap for mobiles (you can check their website prices are posted)
    Been buying mobile for my own and mobile for friends and relatives in this shop. so far ok naman.
    4.) SHOES/Shirts/Bags - IMM . I think IMM is bigger than Changi City Point.
    Kung mahilig ka talaga sa Shoes din punta ka ng Queensway shopping centre.

  • Careful lang sa pagbili na mga sale na sapatos.
    Kasi yung soles/cushioning ng sapatos nag eexpire yan. usually nasa 2-3 years lng yan.
    Yung mga expired na na soles puede pa din gamitin pero madali nalang masira lalo na pag mabasa.
    Yung mga 2years older na shoes yun yung may 30% pataas na mga discount.
    Minsan 50% pa discount depending on how old the shoes.

    ladytm02
  • Kasi yung soles/cushioning ng sapatos nag eexpire yan. usually nasa 2-3 years lng yan.
    Yung mga expired na na soles puede pa din gamitin pero madali nalang masira lalo na pag mabasa.

    @JTan mahilig ako sa rubber shoes pero hindi ko alam ito. Thank you sa tip. Hilig ko magpunta sa mga sale sale. kala mo naman dami kong paa na pwede lagyan ng shoes. HAHA.

    Gusto ko tong guide mo. nameasure ko if somehow acceptable ung expenses ko. Halos pareho tayo. and difference lang natin eh ung bahay ($750 all-in ako) pero walking distance lang ako sa work. Kaya ang EZ link ko nsa $10 lang per month, $20 kung may bisita. Feeling ko lang pala I'm spending too much on myself pero hindi naman. Thank you ^_^

  • nice very up to date na tips.

  • add ko lang. pag bibili ng electronics mag antay ng papromo sa lazada. kadalasan mas mura dahil sa mga bank promotions.

  • about electronics or gadgets.. singapore is famous sa IT sale nila..
    10yrs ago bago lng ako dito at napansin ko yung IT sale maganda talaga ang presyo..
    Pero hindi na ngayun..
    ingat mga kabayan..
    Bago kayo ppunta ng mga IT sales dapat alamin mo muna kung ano ang gusto mong bilhin..
    tapos tingnan mo muna yung regular price sa challenger, courts or any I.T. shops in SG.
    Para pag punta mo ng IT sale may idea ka na sa price kung totoong sale nga ba talaga to.
    Kadalasan ngayun base from my many experience of this IT sales..
    ay dinadagdagan nila ang normal regular price bago ka bigyan ng discount..
    you will end up getting the item na pariho lng pala ang presyo sa walang sale or worst mas mahal pa.
    Tapos ang pinaka key sa strategy nila ay yung freebies na wala namang kabulohan..
    Hindi mo talaga nagagamit yung freebies nila kasi wla naman talaga syang silbi :)

    ladytm02Admin
  • Minsan naman may mga good deal talaga.
    kaya dapat diskarte lang.. Mag Red Horse ka kasi ito ang tama ....
    :) :) :)

  • @JTan Hay naku, nadale na ko nyan minsan, hindi kasi ako techie. akala ko mura talaga kasi medyo lumang generation na ng i5 at mababa ang specs - yon pala refurbished! nalaman ko na lang nung iabot na sakin ung mismong laptop sa kahon, nakalagay refurbished. Haynaku. Lesson learned talaga sakin to. :/

  • except for Apple Refurbished. hehe kasi ung mga refurbished products nila is galing sa 14days no question ask return policy. minsan soli dahil sa factory defect tapos papalitan nila ung part and then dadaan sa rigid QA . kagandahan is may 1yr warranty like a new apple product.

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