Clubbing & Nightlife in Singapore

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This page covers information and guides on clubbing, partying, pubbing and night spots in Singapore, includes famous bars, discos, pubs. With so many places for leisure and entertainment, you will never get bored in Singapore.

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Clubs, Pubs and Discos by Location

Orchard Road / Tanglin / Central
Firefly 320 Orchard Road Basement Marriott Hotel
Operating Hours: 6pm-6am nightly
Happy Hour: 6pm-9pm nightly
Door Charge: Weekday Guys $12, Weekend Guys $20 / Ladies free entry daily
Minimum Age: Guys 23, Ladies 18
Dress Code: Smart Casual
6270 7676/ 8112 3621 (after 5pm)
Ice Cold Beer 9 Emerald Hill Singapore 229 293
Mon-Thu 5pm to 2am
Fridays, Saturdays and eve of PH: 5pm to 3am
Sundays: 5pm to 2am
6735 9929
Muddy Murphy's Orchard Hotel Basement Arcade Singapore 238879
Sun-Thu 5pm to 2am,
Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am
6735 0400
No 5 5 Emerald Hill Singapore 229 289
Mon-Thu 12pm to 2am,
Friday, Saturday and PH eve 12pm to 3am
Sunday 5pm to 2am
6732 0818
Alley Bar 2 Emerald Hill Peranakan Place 180 Orchard Road 6738 8818
Hard Rock Cafe 50 Cuscaden Road HPL House #02-02 6235 5232
Que Pasa 7 Emerald Hill Singapore 229291 6235 6626
BRIX 10 Scotts Road Singapore 228211 Basement of Grand Hyatt Singapore
Sun-Wed 7pm to 2am
Thu-Sat 7pm to 3am
Eve of Public Holidays 7pm to 3am
6732 1234
Thumper Goodwood Park Hotel 22 Scotts Road 6735 0827
Living Room 320 Orchard Road Singapore Marriott Hotel #01-00
Daily 4pm to 6am
6270 7676/ 8112 3621 (after 5pm)
Harry's @ Orchard - Music Bar 1 Claymore Drive #01-05, #02-08/09 Orchard Towers 6736 7330
Martini Bar (Mezza9) 10 Scotts Road Grand Hyatt Singapore
Mon-Sun 11am to 2am
6732 1234
Ballymoon's 442 Orchard Road Orchard Hotel Shopping Centre #01-08 6735 0400
Blu 22 Orange Grove Road Shangri-La Hotel Singapore Level 24 6213 4598
Crossroads Cafe 320 Orchard Road Singapore Marriott Hotel 6831 4605/
6735 5800
Devil's Bar 1 Tanglin Road Orchard Parade Hotel #02-01
Daily 5pm to 3am
6732 0819
Rouge 180 Orchard Road Peranakan Place 2nd Floor 6732 6966
Music Underground 277 Orchard Rd, #B1-02, Specialists' Shopping Centre
Happy Hours: 8pm - 10pm
8pm - 3am (Mon - Wed)
8pm - 5am (Thu - Sat & Eves of PH)
[closed on Sundays, except on Eves of PH]
6834 1221
Planet Paradigm 190 Clemenceau Avenue
Level 6 Singapore Shopping Centre
Mon-Thu 12pm to 1am
Fri-Sat 12pm to 3am
6338 3805

City Hall/Chijmes/Bugis/Suntec/Esplanade
Anti:dote Level 1, Fairmont Singapore 6431 5314
Balaclava 1 Raffles Boulevard
Suntec City Convention Centre #01-018
6339 1600
Carnaval 30 Victoria Street #B1-05 6339 3870
Chihuly Lounge 7 Raffles Avenue The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore Level 1 6434 5288
Father Flanagan's 30 Victoria Street, CHIJMES, #B1-06 Singapore Hours:
Sun & Monday 11am to 12am
Tues - Thu 11am to 1am
Fri-Sat 11am to 2am
6333 1418
Harrys @ the Esplanade 8 Raffles Avenue Esplanade Mall 01-05/07 6334 0132
Insomnia #01-21/22/23 CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street 6338 6883
Introbar Level 1, Equinox Complex, SwissĂ´tel The Stamford 6431 6156
La Cave 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes Fountain Court B1-10 6339 6696
Le Baroque 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes Fountain Court B1-07 6339 6696
Liberte #01-19/20 CHIJMES 30 Victoria Street 6338 8481
Long Bar 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel Level 2 6412 1816
Morton's 5 Raffles Avenue The Oriental Hotel Level 4
Mon-Sat 5pm to 11pm,
Sun 5pm to 10pm
6339 3740
Maracas 5 Raffles Avenue The Oriental Hotel Level 4 6339 3740
New Asia Level 71 and 72, Equinox Complex, SwissĂ´tel The Stamford 6431 5672
Paulaner Brahaus 9 Raffles Blvd Millinea Walk, #02-01
Sun-Thu 11:30am to 1am
Fri-Sat, eve of PH 11:30am to 2am
6883 2572
The Bar & Billiard Room 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel Level 1 6412 1194
Via Mar 8 Raffles Avenue Esplanade Mall #01-10/12
Sun-Thu 11:30am to 11:30pm
Fri-Sat, eve of PH 11:30am to 1am
6423 0900

Chinatown/Club Street/Tanjong Pagar
Hood Bar and Cafe 55 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089158
Mon – Fri : 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat and Eve of Public Holidays : 5.00pm – 2.00am
62218 846
Kazbar 25 Church Street #01-03 Capital Square Three
(facing Far East Square) Singapore 049482
Mon, Tue, Thu : Noon - 12:30AM
Wed: Noon - 1:30AM
Friday :Noon - 2:00AM
Saturday: 6:00PM - 1:30AM
Sunday: Closed
6438 2975
37 The Bar 37 Keong Saik Road Singapore 089144
Open Hours: 1pm - past midnight
6227 9370
Beaujolais 1 Ann Siang Hill Singapore 069784
Mon - Thu 11am to 12 midnight
Friday 11.30am to 2am
Saturday 6pm to 12 midnight
Sunday closed
6224 2227
Back Bar Tanjong Pagar Shop Houses, 2 Duxton Hill 6223 6891
Club Ola 28 Murray Street Singapore 62207927
Bisous 25 Church Street Capital Square 3 #01-01
Mon-Thu 12pm to 1am
Fri 12pm to 3am
Sat 6pm to 3am
6226 5505
Bar Sa Vanh 49 Club Street
Mon-Thu 5pm to 2am
Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am
Sun 5pm to 1am
6323 0145
Shamus O'Donnell's Irish Pub 54 Tras Street
Mon-Thu 12pm to 12am
Fri 12pm to 1am
Sat 7pm to 2am
6225 1090
The Club by Aphrodisiac 47B Club Street
Opening Hours
Mon–Thu: 3pm – 2am
Fri–Sat: 3pm – 3am
Closed Sundays
6325 8529
Union Bar 81 Club Street
Mon-Thu 5pm to 1am
Fri-Sat 5pm to 3am
6327 4990
Union Square 165 Tanjong Pagar Road The Amara #02-05
Mon-Thu 11am to 1am
Fri 11am to 2am
Sat 11am to 3am
6224 6116

Clark Quay/Riverside/Central Mall
Asylum Lounge Bar Blk E, #01-02 Clarke Quay
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6338 0035
Attica Blk A, #01-03 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6333 9973
Attica Too Blk A, #01-03 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Opening Hours:
Wed 11pm-4am; Fri-Sat 11pm-5:30am
6333 9973
Baize & China One Blk E, #02-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6339 0280
Chateaux 79 Circular Road #02-01,
Singapore 049433
9772 3953
Crazy Elephant Blk E, #01-03/04 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6337 7859
Cuba Libre Cafe & Bar Blk B, #01-13 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Mon - Thurs
9.45 onwards(3 sets)
Fri,sat & Eve P.H
10 pm onwards (4sets)
6338 8982
Gotham Penthouse Blk A, #03-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6339 5595
Le Noir Blk C, #01-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6339 6365
Mama’s Caribbean Bar Blk B, #01-16 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6333 4482
Marrakesh - Moroccan Lounge & Bar Blk D, #01-01 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Opening Hours
Sun–Thurs: 5pm – 1am
Fri–Sat/Eve of public holiday: 5pm – 2am
6338 7331
The Arena Blk B, #01-08 Clark Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
6338 3158
The Pump Room 3B River Valley Road #01-09/10, The Foundry
Clarke Quay Singapore 179021
Operating Hours
Sunday from 5pm to 3am
Monday from 5pm to 1am
Tuesday from 5pm to 3am
Wednesday from 5pm to 5am
Thursday from 5pm to 3am
Friday/Saturday/Eve of PH from 5pm to 5am
6334 2628
Brewerkz 30 Merchant Road Riverside Point #01-05/06
Mon-Sat 5:30pm to 2am
6438 7438
Cafe Iquana 30 Merchant Road Riverside Point #01-03
Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 4pm - 1am
Fri & Eve of PH: 4pm - 3am
Sat: 12pm - 3am
Sun: 12pm - 1am
Eve of PH: Opening hours depend on the day of the week
6236 1275
I-Rumours 3D Shophouse row #02-04 Clarke Quay,
River Valley Road. Singapore 179023
Happy hour 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
Monday – Fri except Sat and PH
Monday to Friday - 6:00 pm to 5:00 am
Saturday – 9:00 pm to 5:00 am
Sunday - Closed
6338 0712
Club Momo No. 5 Magazine Road Central Mall #01-02/03
Singapore 059571
6535 3030

 Raffles Place/Boat Quay/Fullerton
Harry's Bar 28 Boat Quay Singapore 046818
Sun-Thu 11am to 1am
Fri-Sat 11am to 2am
Saturday, 5pm to 2am
(Upstairs @ Harry’s)
Sunday, closed
6538 3029
Dharma's Kebab Shop 40 Boat Quay Singapore 049828
11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 12am Monday
11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 1am, Tuesday
11:30am - 2pm, 6pm - 3am, Wednesday to Friday
6pm - 4am Saturday
Closed on Sunday
6236 0980
The Penny Black 26/27 Boat Quay Singapore 049 817
Mon-Thu 11.30am to 12.30am,
Fri-Sat 11.30am to 1.30am,
Sun 11.30am to 12am
6538 2300
Molly Malone 42 Circular Road Singapore 049398
Sunday and Monday, 11am to 12midnite
Tuesday to Thursday, 11am to 1am
Friday, Saturday and eve of PH, 11am to 2am
6536 2029
Wine BOS 47 North Canal Road Singapore 059303 6538 7886
SIX Lobby of 6 Battery Road CapitaLand Building Singapore
Mon-Sat 8am till Late
6543 1380
Eski Bar @Circular Road 46 Circular Road 65363757
BQ Bar 39 Boat Quay
Mon-Tue 11am to 1am
Wed-Fri 11am to 3am
Sat 5pm to 3am, Sun 5pm to 12am
6536 9722
Fez 57B Boat Quay
Mon-Thu 6pm to 12am
Fri-Sat 6pm to 1am
6535 5606
Mad Flemmings 33 Boat Quay 6533 1169
Rav 69 Circular Road #01-01 Singapore 049423
Daily from 6pm - 3am (Except Sat till 4am)
6327 4900
Home Club 20 Upper Circular Road B1-01/06 The Riverwalk
Singapore 058416
6538 2928

Mohamed Sultan/River Valley/Kim Seng
Zouk Wine Bar 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169420
Tue - Sat, from 6pm to 3am
Sun - Monday, from 6pm to 1am
6738 2988
Siam Supper Club UE Square 207 River Valley Road #01-53/55
Singapore 238 275
Mon-Sat, from 5pm to 3am
6732 0938
Eastside 207 River Valley Road #01-51/52
Singapore 238 275
Daily, 5pm to 3am
6235 6418
Next Page 17 Mohamed Sultan Road Signapore 238966
Sun-Fri 3pm to 3am,
Sat 3pm to 4am.
6835 1693
O BAR 11 Unity Street #01-23 Robertson Walk Singapore
Mon-Sat 6pm to 3am, Sun closed.
6738 1318
BarCelona 11 Unity Street #01-30/31 Robertson Walk
Sun-Thu 5pm to 1am 
Fri-Sat, eve of PH and PH 5pm to 2am.
Cocco Latte 76 Robertson Quay The Gallery Hotel #01-09 6338 8117
Tivoli Bar 11 Unity Street #01-23/24 Robertson Walk Singapore
Mon-Sat and eve of PH 5:00pm - 3:00am
Sunday: 6:00pm - 3:00am
6738 1318
Tha Wu Bar 11 Mohammed Sultan Road
Daily 5pm to 3am
6735 9619
Moloko 76 Robertson Quay #01-08 The Gallery Hotel 6333 8587
Desire I and Desire II 39 Circular Road Singapore 049395 (Desire)
14 Mohamad Sultan Road (Disre II)
Front Page 19 Mohamed Sultan Road 6238 7826
The Yard 294 River Valley Road 6733 9594
Zouk 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169 420
Tue-Sat 9pm to 3am
6738 2988
Velvet Underground 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169 420
Tuesday to Saturday, 9pm to 3am
Sunday and Monday closed
6738 2988
The Liquid Room 76 Robertson Quay The Gallery Hotel #03-05
Wed, Fri & Sat 11pm to 3am
Phuture 17 Jiak Kim Street Singapore 169 20
Tue-Sat 9pm to 3am
6738 2988
dbl O 222 Queenstreet #01-01/02 6735 2008
En Lounge 207 River Valley Road #01-59/60 (On Mohd Sultan) Singapore 238275
7pm - 3am Mon-Sun
6732 6972

South/Sentosa/Harbourfront/Mt Faber
Movida St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1 (front of the building)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Tue to Thu : 8pm to 3am.
Fri to Sat : 8pm to 5am.
Sun : 6pm to 3am.
Mon : Closed.
6270 7676
Bellini Room St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 2 (Entrance at the front of the building in between Movida and The Boiler Room)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Mon to Thu : 6pm to 3am.
Fri, Sat, eve of PH : 6pm to 4am.
Sun : Closed.
6270 7676
Gallery Bar St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 2 (Entrance at the front of the building in between Movida and The Boiler Room)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Mon to Thu : 6pm to 3am.
Fri, Sat, eve of PH : 6pm to 4am.
Sun : Closed.
6270 7676
Powerhouse St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1 (Entrance at the back of the building)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
( Closed Mon, Tue, Thu & Sun )
Wed, Fri : 9pm to 4am.
Sat / Eve of PH : 9pm to 5am.
6270 7676
The Boiler Room St James Power Station
3 Sentosa Gateway, Level 1 (back of the building)
Singapore 098544
Operating Hours :
Mon to Thu : 6pm to 3am.
Fri, Sat : 6pm to 4am.
Sun : Closed.
6270 7676
Sunset Bay 60 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa Singapore
Mon 10am to 7pm,
Wed-Thu & Sun 10am to 10pm,
Fri 10pm to 12am,
Sat 10 to 2am.
6275 0668
Altivo 109 Mount Faber Road Beside Mount Faber Cable Car Station Singapore 099203
Daily 1pm to 3am
6270 8223
Coastes 50 Siloso Beach Walk #01-05/06 Sentosa Island
Operating Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays : 11 am to 11 pm
Fridays & Eve of Public Holidays : 11 am to 1 am
Saturdays: 9 am to 1 am
Sundays & Public Holidays : 9 am to 12 am
6274 9668

Holland Village/Dover
Wala Wala 31 Lorong Mambong Holland Village 6462-4288
Recommended Hangout Place

 Message from MIGUEL MORALES, Owner & Director


Hola! Cuando sientas que estas lejos de casa, ven a AZZUCAR "La Casa de los latinos en Singapur. Ven a compartir entre hermanos".

AZZUCAR! LATIN SOUL PARTY, Singapore's hottest new Latin music club. Party with the very latest in Reggaeton, Bomba, Plena, Merengue and Salsa - LIVE!

Music is my life and the music from Cuba and Latin America is the heart and soul of all Latinos. I would like to share with you, in AZZUCAR! our Latin spirit for fun, dance and great music. Music is of-course the centre of AZZUCAR! Latin music! I have hand picked, from my home country, Cuba, six highly talented, charming and young Cuban musicians, and have brought them all the way to Singapore to party with you at AZZUCAR!

We don't play only the familiar salsa. The music is fresh from Cuba, Miami and the islands of the Caribbean. Reggaeton, Merengue, Latin Jazz, the latest Latin pop - plus a few fun surprises of contemporary English tunes with a Latin twist. We already have crowds who really love it.

Our place is comfortable and intimate, with a "clubby" feel and when the band begins to play it fills with the vibrations of a true Latin Soul Party - sexy, fun and sometimes maybe a little bit...crazy.

I am at AZZUCAR! every night, sometimes even on stage. I look forward to meeting you.

A todos mis amigos latinos: Alli los espero.

Free hours pours for the Chicas Bonitas till midnight
Free Cuban Salsa Classes 8.00-8.45 pm

8.00-10.00 pm

Corporate events, birthdays, special events please contact MIGUEL MORALES +65 91524230/

Band available for bookings for events at AZZUCAR! as well as off site. Contact MIGUEL MORALES +65 91524230/

AZZUCAR! Latin Soul Party
02-03 Clark Quay, Singapore
At the fountain area, on the second floor.

Director & Owner
+65 9152 4230

+65 9171 2664

AZZUCAR! Latin Soul Party
+65 63368718
Block 3D, River Valley Road,
Unit #02-03,
Clarke Quay,

BarCelona is a wine bar tuned towards a Mediterranean theme. Located off the popular Mohamed Sultan district at Robertson Walk, it exudes the Spanish ambience both inside, as well as at the courtyard by the fountain.

At one end of the wine bar is a pool table, surrounded by tall tables and chairs. This is the regular hang out area for the executives who prefer public mingling and networking. At the other end are mixtures of more laid-back seating chairs and tables, couches, and sofas. Hidden in the secluded corner of the wine bar is a private seating area - strictly for VIPs, and by reservations only. Right in the middle, you will find a long winding bar counter that flows with the place, the “live” bands and their music.

Featuring more than 100 labels of wines from countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and the USA, you are definitely spoilt for choice. In addition to the wines, BarCelona also carries a selection of champagnes, beers, cocktails, and liquors. Cohibas, Romeo & Julietas, Monte Cristos, and the Bolivars are some of the cigars available. Healthy selections of tapaz and finger foods ensure that you will not starve while enjoying yourselves. Theme nights such as Monday Blues, Ladies Nite, Latin Nite and Soccer Nite promise to entertain you on any chosen night.

BarCelona is also the favorite venue for corporate and private events, verified by the hundreds of events that we have hosted, many of which are repeat customers.

BarCelona Wine Bar
11 Unity Street, #01-30/31 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237795
Tel: (65) 6235 3456, (65) 6327 8327 Fax: (65) 6327 8708

Other Hangout Places in Singapore

Buckaroo BBQ & Grill - 12B Andrews Avenue, Singapore 759 930 (Sembawang Park area)

Who should go: Food fanatics who love seafood spaghetti aglio olio, fried mushrooms, buffalo wings, fish & chips etc. It is a typical American restaurant food with a hearty serving.

Clips Food & Wine - 2 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069 247

Who should go: Those who enjoy good rate wine, in a quiet environment. The price ranges from S$38 for a reasonable good wine. Great for get-togethers, tucked away but yet near the city area, with quiet & nice ambience. They serve dinner and light snacks.

Fat Frog Café Pte Ltd - 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936

Who should go: Those who want to savour freshly brewed cappuccino after a meal and sit in the laidback ambience that is cozy and relaxing, which will unwind a days hard work. The home-cooked flavour curry chicken is a try, served in a very generous portion of chicken in mouth watering curry gravy. The ox-tail stew with rice is also worth a try.

Le Cascade French Restaurant - 11 Unity Street, #01-18/29 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237 995

Who should go: French cuisine connoisseurs Bar on the first floor, restaurant on the 2nd, which is perfect for small gatherings or just for couple meetings. Ambience is set like a home, the French cuisine is a die for. Worth your every cent.

Long Bar - 1 Beach Road Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673

Who should go: This is where the legendary Singapore Sling was born. The Sling is naturally the signature tune here and businessmen in suits, expats and wide-eyed tourists come in to taste them and get to keep the glass. The game here is to quaff litre-glasses of the local brew and to throw the shells of your complimentary peanuts on the floor. As the night progresses, patrons resort to throwing the shells at one another. For billiard goers, the Billiard Room located on the other side of the hotel is classy and has a colonial feel, if you have one drink in Singapore it should be here.

Margarita - 108 Faber Drive, Singapore 129418

Who should go: People who enjoy exotic Mexican cuisine and a cozy environment. They have a great selection of nachos, tortilla dishes, burrito, fajitas (have fun making your own!) and other meat entrees. They offer lunch specials during weekdays - nacho, soups, selection of main course, tea/coffee & dessert.

Molly Malones Irish Bar & Grill - 42 Circular Road, Singapore 049398

Who should go: For those who love Irish pub, and those who yearn for a pint of true Guinness.

Oscar's Café & Terrace - 2, Temasek Boulevard, #01-00, Conrad International Singapore 038982

Who should go: People who enjoy a cozy ambience and who are nocturnal as they are opened 24 hours a day.

Petals - The Restaurant - 100 High Street, #01-03, The Treasury

Who should go: If you're looking for good-sized portions and value-for-money. For about $20, you can have salad or soup, bread roll, steak with red wine sauce, desserts and coffee or tea. Look out for their generous portions of steak.

The Altivo Bar - 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Cable Car Station

Who should go: The romantics, those who enjoy a breathtaking view and a gasp of fresh air.

The Atrium Lounge - 7 Raffles Boulevard, Level 1 Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595

Who should go: If you have a great partner to bring along as the music is good and the atmosphere is excellent.

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Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

Its 1 AM in Singapore - :) Too late for small talk aint it, my middle eastern friend whose sister owned a post war carbuncle in west london which was ugly as sin?

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

Funny that someone who "lived" in Singapore fought with "PAP stooges" in 1994 and is now fighting with me.

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

By the way is the Middle East - somewhere in Choa Chu Kang? or is it Bukit Panjang? :P :P :P

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

Thanks for your advise. No no intentions of going to the US, at all. I have my PR, plan to contribute to the Canadian economy, get my citizenship in 4 years or so, buy a home, and then come visit you in the Middle East with the Caribou curry or perhaps meet you in the mountains when you come here to ski next.

I would have stayed on and settled down in Singapore but it was too much of an ask - since it is such a high demand country.

The "We shall see what happens...." is not any position - it is just a lets see what happens next kind of sentence. Like we wait and watch for a match to end.

If You can wait and watch, and carry a "grudge" (like you have, to start of this battle with me again) for so many months, why do you object to me waiting? Heck I ain't even waiting for you - I was waiting for Singapore.

I don't know why you are on the Singapore expats forum when you don't stay there, don't care to live there, don't seem to have any ties but definitely know what the ICA can and cannot see from a mile away - even what the US can see from a mile away...

Oh Wait - you are above the rules.... :D :D :D

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

Where's next after Canada by the way, the US? Better not, they'll see that one coming a mile off, much like SG did eh.

I don't 'allege' to live in SG, but I spent several years doing so. I live in the Middle East.
Hard to understand your 'we shall see ' position, like you still feel angry/spurned. I mean if you gave up on SG and are delighted to have done so, then why do you care about what happens to SG in future decades? Beware carrying a grudge for longer than doing so adds value, that's my 2c.

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

I never said Singapore was unfair to me. I was indicating that we will find out whether this ever changing policy will hold water - long term. Passport on demand :P Caribou Curry you mean? Sure. :) I would have sent some over if you didn't allege to be living somewhere other than Singapore.

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

I'll answer what ever you like bar giving you my home address. Meanwhile, it's still unclear why you think SG was somehow unfair to you (or worse foolish, and shooting themselves in the foot) by not issuing you a passport on demand; when you seem to have perhaps illustrated the reasons here yourself.

Let us know how the tandoori caribou goes eh? ;)

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

You wont cede anything and I wont either. Time will tell if Singapore and its policies worked well. For me, the policy didnt, in some small measure, it didnt work for them either. The collective sum of the losses will tell somewhere. Until then, Adios Amigo and keep skiing. :P

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow


It's hard to follow your point. Are you suggesting that because 1500 passport holders/pa emigrate, or 1500/5500000 = 0.027%, that is significant of anything?
If you'd got your PR would you be a 'True Blue' now too? Or only up until another opportunity came along, and you were another amongst the statistic you quote?

I don't see it as some clever trick or game; simply the identification of and weeding out of the undesirables. Though perhaps it is a 'noose' or game if you seek to play them at it; as IME SG and their policies aren't often on the losing side or taken for fools.

Why would you want to live somewhere you consider opportunist? And in the same vein to what extent do you consider Canada non-opportunist in letting you in? I mean they didn't do so on humanitarian grounds, so what non-opportunist benefits-to-CN hurdles did you have to meet?

Re: Profit taking of supermarket by...

Superficially it's surprising it's as micro-managed as that, but when you get to learn (per your posts) how supermarkets strategically function then perhaps it isn't.
It seems to be out of the same strategy box as putting ultra-high-margin discretionary goods by the point on sale where shoppers have to queue. Or making the highest margin stuff easy to reach, and a hands-and-knees position required for the cheap stuff. It'd be interesting to see a 'heat-map' of gross-margin vs in-store product location.
--- V8 (and Clamato similarly), damn I thought they were vodka mixers. Either way, here's to the health benefits - bottoms up! ;)

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

If SG is small and highly in-demand, the average 1,500 (official count) true-blue Singaporeans wouldn't want to leave Singapore every year right? This highly in demand thing is to keep foreigners interested for as long as possible?? the checking your commitment thing is another nice little noose and so is the gaming the system. Humans live lesser than establishments and countries so they need to adapt faster. Protecting themselves against opportunists? You need to be one to know one, I say. :)

These 1500 opportunists, take away $426 Million from the CPF coffers every year. (Quote from Channel News Asia)

Re: Applying for PR Tomorrow

Gaming the system, by seeking tenure in SG for immediate personal advantage. When tenure, or the privilege of residency (EP/LTVP/PR/Citizenship etc) is a 2-way deal, and that's made crystal clear in Singapore. SG is small and highly in-demand, so it's tough but I can see why they have no choice but to protect themselves against opportunists. The message seems clear - if this isn't a lifetime commitment don't bother.

A theme is you see people asking for advice about gaining such tenure, then in the same breath adding 'how else can I afford to buy a home and start a family', or 'but I might consider Australia or Canada too'. The unspoken goal is plain to see, and naturally ICA see it too; perhaps why they make people wait.

--- Ah, I recall skiing Goat's Eye Mountain, Calgary area, in early April so season length depends on many things not least altitude. That and Norway are head+shoulders the best snow I've ever encountered. Enjoy it :)

Re: Chrome BS

Hamburger icon>More tools>task manager or Shift+Esc

Who's using up a lot of RAM? RAM usage is a common complaint with Chrome.

And just spitballing here; go to settings and search for "Use hardware acceleration when available", toggle that and see what happens.

I also found this: ... hrome.html

tl;dr version: old device drivers.

I really don't have much to go on and these are just random suggestions.
Chrome does use a lot but not as much as FF and FF doesn't crash or hang often, and when it does it doesn't BS

yeah it could certainly be drivers, all of that stuff is way out of date

Re: Profit taking of supermarket by...

Strong Eagle:
Shelf wars are rampant in the grocery business. I am a regular drinker of V8, that tomato and vegetable juice concoction that my wife says is the only thing that has kept me alive through all my bad habits.

At my HEB grocery store, V8 was displayed prominently at eye level, and it had about an 8 bottle wide "spread" for its wares on the shelf. Sold for $2.98

Below that was a competitor, LandA, a much lesser known competitor, and still a good tasting juice. It had a spread of only 3 or 4 bottles and also sold for $2.98.

It had been this way for at least two or three years. Fast forward to a couple of months ago, and the price of V8 went up to $3.43 while the LandA remained the same. But they still had their own shelf spaces as usual.

Then, last month, everything reversed. LandA now holds the 8 bottle spread at eye level, while the V8 has been relegated to the lower shelf, only 3 or 4 bottles wide.

What happened? Did V8 get greedy with its price rise, driving customers to cheaper brands? It did that for me. And after all, shelf spread is also a way to measure sales... the merchant has to put enough stuff out to avoid restocking every 15 minutes.

But, it could just as readily have been LandA offering a larger wholesale discount to HEB making its per bottle margin much more attractive to HEB. HEB responds by raising the price of V8 to match the margin, and retail customers do the rest... select the cheaper brand.

Re: How Much Should I Pay Myself?

Strong Eagle:
strong eagle, read again, I am well aware that Goldy740 is the applicant trying to get the ep, it still applies. The company has to show that they have make sufficient effort that they have try to recruit a local for this position by way of advertising on the WDA portal for a min period of 2 weeks to 4 weeks. only after this effort, MOM will then consider the EP application.

strong eagle, I feel that as a moderator, it is not very nice that you use words like that to put down recruitment agency. Wayne Herbert, I believe you feel all people are useless except yourself.

No, you are clueless and still don't get it. He wants to run his own business, a recruitment agency. Maybe later he might want to hire someone (I cannot imagine it would be you) but he wants to start and run his own business. This has NOTHING to do with advertising on the WDA portal. Repeat: NOTHING.

It has everything to do with MoM realizing that Entrepass requirements have become so onerous that no professional practitioner can ever hope to start a business under those rules, and so they will, on a case by case basis, consider people who form a company then apply for EP with their own company. I know this to be the case. I asked and that was the answer I received.