Congratulations to Kristen on getting her permanent residency. It sounds like quite the bureaucratic nightmare. (I went through something similar myself last February.) I liked her description of Singapore’s “pension” fund system too. Very interesting. I could use an enforced savings system myself.

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  1. thanks!

    i’m happy to have permanent residence status, because it’s one less thing to worry about. at the same time, it’s sort of strange to think that singapore is really becoming “home”. i don’t know how much longer i’ll stay (maybe a year, maybe 2, maybe 15?!) but at least now it’s my decision whether i stay or go, and not just subject to a volatile job market.

    oh, and i like to think of the CPF thing as giving myself a little pay rise, paid directly into the bank for my future consumption!

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