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Forum: Middle East
Apr 24th 2019, 6:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Qatar resident travelling into Dubai

Remember they can be pretty racist in the ME. If you are not white even though you have a U.K. passport they don't consider you as a British national in their eyes. All my Indian friends (all Indian...
Forum: Thailand
Feb 4th 2019, 11:36 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,758
Posted By johnarsu

Tara Pattana School and Mooltripakdee School Jomtien

Hi does anyone have any details on how good these schools are? Looking to move the family there soon and these 2 fall in the price range.
Jan 16th 2019, 11:48 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,631
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Advice required- finding IT job in doha

They also wont pay housing benefit twice. This also only applies if you get employed by the same company as your husband.
Jan 16th 2019, 11:47 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By johnarsu

Re: IT recruitment agencies Doha

The best agencies here are the same ones as you would use in the U.K. Some have offices here some in Duabi. The market here is small
Forum: Thailand
Nov 26th 2018, 9:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,052
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Working as a teacher in an international school?

Depends where they are jet setting to, flight within Asia are very cheap. I would also image being teachers at the school they get massive discount on the school fees, as they can be extortionate esp...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 26th 2018, 6:48 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,483
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Possible move to Bangkok

This is using Bhat for cost of living, Your daughter will need to go to a British school. your new company in 99% of circumstances will NOT pay schooling. School fees in Bangkok are more than in the...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 26th 2018, 6:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,052
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Working as a teacher in an international school?

I think the pay is very low, even for western teachers. At 50 there are better places. Thailand is not a bad place but its not as great as people make out. it is a very backward country in a lot of...
Sep 27th 2018, 12:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,859
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Finding work - how easy is it?

I have been looking for 1 year and have had 1 interview where I did not get the job. I received another interview offer yesterday. So it can be done but it takes time. I have also been looking in...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 18th 2018, 6:46 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By johnarsu

Re: how many British expats are there in Malaysia?

It's very low compared to some other countries.
Forum: Singapore
Sep 18th 2018, 6:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 4,027
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Wanting to move to Singapore

It can be nearly impossible to get a job in Singapore direct. I have been trying for 3 years. The best way to get there is get a job in the U.K with a company that has an office in Singapore. Work...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 15th 2018, 2:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,025
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Accepted Job offer in Qatar, what next ?

For point 2, Your family visa is dependant on your certifications not theirs, so no need to do anything. Hopefully your company will do the forms and submit. I had to do this myself to take my family...
Forum: Singapore
Mar 7th 2018, 9:59 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,330
Posted By johnarsu

Re: How difficult is it to have an expat child placed in a local school

Not managed to make the job move yet, but I did visit at the end of last year. I have been warned about home schooling though. Some schools do not accept them unless they are registered back in the...
Forum: Singapore
Oct 24th 2017, 6:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,430
Posted By johnarsu

Re: DTA and tax advice

https://ottaviaholdings.com/resources/tax-and-accounting-services/1061-2/


Good explanation here, but in short its a good agreement and nothing to worry about
Forum: Singapore
Oct 9th 2017, 10:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,330
Posted By johnarsu

Re: How difficult is it to have an expat child placed in a local school

Thanks for the update.


I take it that the state assisted private schools have to take locals first and then by PR status and everyone has to fight for the spaces that are left?
Forum: Singapore
Oct 9th 2017, 7:38 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,330
Posted By johnarsu

Re: How difficult is it to have an expat child placed in a local school

Do you have any idea what happens to the 2 in3 that don't get a school place, or do they just get no education :eek:
Forum: Singapore
Oct 8th 2017, 6:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,330
Posted By johnarsu

How difficult is it to have an expat child placed in a local school

Hi


Looking to move to Singapore in the near future, but a deal breaker may be schooling. Expat packages are in the decline world wide now so I may not be able to have schooling included. If...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 26th 2016, 10:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 11,180
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Is £75k a good salary for Dubai?

For a single person yes, if you were married and had kids of school age you would need more to cover the school fees.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 19th 2016, 10:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,085
Posted By johnarsu

Re: How to learn local customs for the UAE, and Arab / Islamic culture

Never a truer word said than in jest, all lot of people have rubbished this advice, but this is important advice. Outside of work in any Middle East country stay well away from the locals. There will...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 18th 2016, 8:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By johnarsu

Re: UK to Singapore - Seeking guidance for IT job opps

I'm still looking for Singapore IT jobs in Service Delivery. Does any one have any tips or contact details of recruiters they could pass on please.
Forum: Malaysia
Jan 18th 2016, 8:17 am
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By johnarsu

IT Service Delivery Jobs KL

Hi All
Looking for some info on Service Delivery jobs in KL. Best jobs sites, contacts with recruiters. I'm British and looking to locate to Asia for work currently in the Middle East :thumbdown:. ...
Jan 18th 2016, 8:09 am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,245
Posted By johnarsu

Hong Kong IT jobs for English speakers

Hi All,
I'm looking for information on what job sites are the best to use for IT jobs for English speakers. Any direct contacts to job agents would also be much appreciated.
Thanks
John
Forum: Singapore
Aug 11th 2015, 7:34 am
Forum: Singapore
Jul 22nd 2015, 6:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By johnarsu

Re: UK to Singapore - Seeking guidance for IT job opps

Hi Banany
My current employer does not operate in Singapore at present, so I will need to try and find something there myself.
I have worked in the Middle East for over 2 years so I do have...
Forum: Singapore
Jul 12th 2015, 10:49 am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,516
Posted By johnarsu

Re: UK to Singapore - Seeking guidance for IT job opps

Did you have any luck with this, I'm planning to move in 2016 also in IT so was looking for a few pointers, websites etc,
Forum: Middle East
Jan 12th 2015, 5:09 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,090
Posted By johnarsu

Re: Doha compared to Dubai

I worked in Dubai 2013 and came to Doha in 2014 and I'm still here. Doha is a bit more conservative than Dubai, but everything that is on offer in Dubai is on offer here its just not as in your face...
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