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Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by w4rd » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:22 am

Anyone from Singapore around here?
There are all sorts of special challenges in SG and wondered if anyone else was based out here?
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Re: Singapore?

Post by Max.T » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:25 am

Hi W4rd,

I'm a Singaporean. Its a pity that i only stumble into this forum recently. Our financial landscape is indeed challenging, i believe we should stick together and work out a best possible option that are in accordance to the Bogleheads's philosophy.

:sharebeer

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Re: Singapore?

Post by sillysaver » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:57 am

I've visited Singapore before. Beautiful country. I would imagine one of your foremost challenges is the high cost of property.

How is the air? Still suffering from forest fires?

We have some fires here in Austin today. I can barely breathe!

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Re: Singapore?

Post by Max.T » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:42 am

Hi Sillysaver,

Thank you. I hope you enjoy your stay here. Property price are indeed high. They recently fell a little due to control measure adopted by our government but i would think its affordable for us although the size of our new home does gets smaller as compared to those that were built years ago.

Forest fire are a yearly affair over here. Since our situation are predictable as in they only occur during the dry seasons, we got ourselves stock up with disposable mask that filters out the particular matter (well, most of it i guess).

I googled Austin, it seems like a nice city too. :D

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Re: Singapore?

Post by hansel » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:54 am

Hi everyone! New investor based in Sg here. Wading through our limited options, confusing tax laws and other uniquely singaporean things have made me realise we should start a Singapore bogleheads chapter and attempt to come up with optimal solutions to our unique environment. Anyone up for this?

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Re: Singapore [Local Chapter Interest?]

Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:33 am

Sounds like there may well be enough interest to start a Local Bogleheads Chapter in Singapore. We currently have foreign chapters in Taiwan, Paris and Dubai, and Singapore would be a nice addition.

If someone wants to volunteer to be the Local Chapter coordinator, PM me with your name and email address and I'll add your group to the Local Chapters Map so others can find your group. The Chapter coordinator doesn't have to be an investing guru. Rather, the coordinator simply communicates with the other members about meeting dates, time, locations and topics for discussion. And this Local Chapters sub-forum can be used to communicate with other members and prospective members.

Hopefully someone will step forward and we'll be able to add Singapore to our growing list of foreign Local Chapters.
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Re: Singapore [Local Chapter Interest?]

Post by dratkinson » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:07 pm

Recall a few years back reading the post from a group meeting in Singapore that was trying to follow the BH philosophy using locally available investments. They posted pictures of one of their meetings. Can search forum to find them. (My quick search did not immediately find post.)

If you do find the post, send poster a private message and ask to meet with the group.

Of if there is social media in Singapore, post a request to meet with the group.
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Re: Singapore [Local Chapter Interest?]

Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:46 pm

dratkinson wrote:Recall a few years back reading the post from a group meeting in Singapore that was trying to follow the BH philosophy using locally available investments. They posted pictures of one of their meetings. Can search forum to find them. (My quick search did not immediately find post.)

If you do find the post, send poster a private message and ask to meet with the group.

Of if there is social media in Singapore, post a request to meet with the group.
Perhaps you're thinking about the Taiwan group. They held a Conference and posted pics. In fact, the leader of that Local Chapter attended one of our Conferences in Philly a few years ago.
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Re: Singapore [Local Chapter Interest?]

Post by dratkinson » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:43 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
dratkinson wrote:Recall a few years back reading the post from a group meeting in Singapore that was trying to follow the BH philosophy using locally available investments. They posted pictures of one of their meetings. Can search forum to find them. (My quick search did not immediately find post.)

If you do find the post, send poster a private message and ask to meet with the group.

Of if there is social media in Singapore, post a request to meet with the group.
Perhaps you're thinking about the Taiwan group. They held a Conference and posted pics. In fact, the leader of that Local Chapter attended one of our Conferences in Philly a few years ago.
That would explain why my search failed. Thanks.
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Re: Singapore?

Post by Max.T » Sun Feb 14, 2016 9:10 am

hansel wrote:Hi everyone! New investor based in Sg here. Wading through our limited options, confusing tax laws and other uniquely singaporean things have made me realise we should start a Singapore bogleheads chapter and attempt to come up with optimal solutions to our unique environment. Anyone up for this?
Hi Hansel,

You are right. We should stick together and explore. Our Singapore Tax law are pretty straight forward in my opinion. i can help you to understand it if you ask me.

I have been actively searching for Blogleheads in Singapore and have found a handful. I am definitely up for this.

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Mel Lindauer » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:44 pm

OK, it's official. We now have a Singapore Local Chapter. Max has agreed to be the Local Chapter Coordinator. Here's his contact info:

Email: maximillian.me@gmail.com
Name: Maximillian

I'm going to add your new group to the Local Chapters Map so others can contact you.

Good luck and best regards,

Mel
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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Max.T » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:13 pm

Dear SG Bogleheads,

i have integrate our local chapter with a facebook group who have the same idea thats in line with the Boglehead's philosophy and we have 300+ members at the moment.

The existing facebook group shall serve as a internet platform for asking questions about broker cost or technical issues. in addition, there are sharing on saving tips and hacks in our local context.

i shall keep an update posted here on the process of forming our local chapter.

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by smalkmus » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:50 am

Cool.

I am from singapore as well, and I am keen. :)

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Max.T » Mon May 02, 2016 8:44 am

smalkmus wrote:Cool.

I am from singapore as well, and I am keen. :)
This is great! i am working on some presentation and considering a venue. Maybe our public library is a good place, but the problem is: no eating is allow!

i will keep you update. can you pm me your email? =D

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by swanthamsw » Thu May 05, 2016 11:05 pm

Hi Max,

I am keen and has email to you. Hope to hear from you soon. I also just request to join the facebook group.

Thank you.

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Max.T » Sun May 22, 2016 8:31 am

Hi ladies and gentlemen, sorry for the delay in organization this. I'll just put things into action. I would just like to have a feel on the number of responds which i will be having for our Local chapter Boglehead meeting over dinner. But i think at most i can accommodate 20 people so first come first serve.

Let just make it casual for all meet ups as this is not a marketing campaign; its more like for socializing's sake.
Please take some time to fill up this form. I will pin it here for a couple of weeks before i look at the results. We'll probably meet in July or August.

I'll see you soon!

https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http ... 0k04BRgw3w

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sun May 22, 2016 11:33 am

Max.T wrote:Hi ladies and gentlemen, sorry for the delay in organization this. I'll just put things into action. I would just like to have a feel on the number of responds which i will be having for our Local chapter Boglehead meeting over dinner. But i think at most i can accommodate 20 people so first come first serve.

Let just make it casual for all meet ups as this is not a marketing campaign; its more like for socializing's sake.
Please take some time to fill up this form. I will pin it here for a couple of weeks before i look at the results. We'll probably meet in July or August.

I'll see you soon!

https://www.google.com/url?hl=en&q=http ... 0k04BRgw3w
Good luck to you and all the Singapore-area Bogleheads. Do keep us informed about your meetings.
Best Regards - Mel | | Semper Fi

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Max.T » Sun May 29, 2016 7:00 pm

Mel Lindauer wrote:
Good luck to you and all the Singapore-area Bogleheads. Do keep us informed about your meetings.
Thanks Mel! :D

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Max.T » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:09 am

Hi folks, regarding the Local chapter Bogleheads meeting, i now have a list of around 18 people. It appears that most people prefer weekdays after office hour and to meet in the central.

I'll think of a venue and give you an update. I think we can set aside a budget of $30 each for dinner, probably less.

I'll update you guys through mobile from this point onwards. Think we can meet in late July. Let me know if you have any concerns.

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by hygge island » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:53 pm

Cool, glad to have found this forum. I submitted my preference/info via the google note Max had put up. Will be happy to join your meetups.
Let me know what's next. Cheers!

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by naanwar » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:04 am

Did the meetup happen?
Eager to join and learn.

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Viracocha » Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:55 am

Hey guys,

This is Sebastien from Bogleheads UAE. I think we're operating in a similar manner to you guys.
I think it would be interesting to keep in touch given the similarities between SG and UAE investing approaches.

Here is the Bogleheads UAE Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/466644330175575/

What's yours?

Sebastien

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Dextorious » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:56 am

Hi everyone,

I have just started to take a portion of my savings to invest in the STI.

Look forward to discuss and hear opinions of those who have more experience.

:beer

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by ishallnotwant » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:58 am

Hi everyone,

Good to know that we have a local chapter here in Singapore. May I know if the community is still active? Do you have a group page somewhere for your discussion? Looking forward to talk to you all. :D

Cheers,
Kev

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Re: Singapore?

Post by Lancelot » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:34 pm

Max.T wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:25 am
Hi W4rd,

I'm a Singaporean. Its a pity that i only stumble into this forum recently. Our financial landscape is indeed challenging, i believe we should stick together and work out a best possible option that are in accordance to the Bogleheads's philosophy.

:sharebeer
I've been to your city/state several times. My favorite airport and I love the excellent food choices! Keep us posted on the progress of your local chapter!
No Where for Very Long...

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by illindalainvest » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:59 am

Hi All
Is this chapter still active? I read elsewhere about a local facebook group..
Would love to join in
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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by sweester » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:53 am

SG Boglehead here. Is the chapter still active?

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by karan10489 » Tue May 29, 2018 6:43 am

Hi All

Fresh Boglehead here, is this chapter still running?

Regards
Karan

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by bubbasour » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:19 am

Hi not sure if the Singapore Chapter is alive, should we start a Facebook Page for the local community or what do you think?

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Post by karan10489 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:54 am

Hey thanks for the reply, would it be easier to setup a group chat on facebook or a page on this forum here? Not too sure of the effort involved or how many people would be keen. Feel like facebook would be crowded enough already with communities, what do you think?

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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by bubbasour » Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:35 am

Hi Karan, I just thought that it would be easier to access through mobile than the forum..

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:27 am

bubbasour wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:35 am
Hi Karan, I just thought that it would be easier to access through mobile than the forum..
Feel free to use this thread and this forum to communicate with each other. You can do that using your mobile device or your computer.
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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by dratkinson » Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:12 pm

bubbasour wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:35 am
Hi Karan, I just thought that it would be easier to access through mobile than the forum..
Suggestion. If the Singapore chapter members would post here their preferred method of contacting each other, then potential new members may find you more quickly.

Why? It seems that sometimes the knowledge of the existence of a BH Singapore chapter is discovered here first after an internet search. But our only suggestion for helping them hook up with the Singapore chapter is to send a PM to existing members (who have identified themselves here) to learn how to get together with you.

Example. If the Singapore chapter's preferred method of staying in contact and publishing meetings is through FB, then a link here to your FB page should speed up the process of new members finding you.


Do whatever works best for you, but post here what that method is. So your potential new members, who here first learn of your existence, would then be able to contact you faster.

Idea. Maybe the Singapore chapter coordinator could update your chapter procedures, to update your public contact information here, when it changes. (If the Singapore BHs have a presence on multiple sites, then multiple updates would be required when your public contact information changes.)
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Re: Singapore Local Chapter Established

Post by Donut_man » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:45 am

Hi,

Anyone replaced their ABF Singapore Bond Index Fund with NikkoAM SGD IGBond ETF?

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