Woman thinks making money in Malaysia is too slow, asks the Internet if it’s too late to work in Singapore at age of 29

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More and more friends from Malaysia are choosing to work in Singapore because they think that they can earn more money here. But is this really the case leh?

Recently, one woman in Malaysia took to her social media account to ask others for help and advice.

“Can one really make a lot of money in a short period of time in Singapore? Is it too late for me to go to Singapore at the age of 29?” she asked.

Her post immediately garnered heated discussion among netizens who offered their views.

In her post, she said, “I feel that making money in Malaysia is very slow. Many of my friends who have gone over to Singapore to work earn about RM 9,350 (~SGD $3,000) to RM 15,580 (~SGD $5,000) a month. I am so envious…”

“Even though every time they come back (to Malaysia), they will say that working there (in Singapore) is very tiring. But after a few years of working in Singapore, they can afford to buy a house, a car, and expensive stuff when they come back to Malaysia… Now I want to work in Singapore too. I am 29 years old, is it too late for me to go over?”

Many netizens shared views on her post, and their opinions can be divided into two camps.

Malaysia woman post

1. If you work hard, you will be duly rewarded

Netizens with positive experience said: “Working in Singapore is an important head start for young Malaysians. Although the stress level here is quite high, but you can indeed make a lot of money in a short period of time”.

“Although it can be very stressful working in Singapore, but it will also mold you into a better person. 29 years old is not too late. I only came over to Singapore after I graduate. As long as you work hard, you will be rewarded!” said another netizen.

Aiya say real one, know how to make money, but also need to know how to save money right? If you luan luan spend money, you earn a lot a lot of money in a short period of time also no use bah.

positive working in singapore

2. Buy car buy house? Getting by is hard enough!

Netizens who don’t encourage her to work in Singapore also shared their two cents.

“Singapore is not as good as you think. When you come you will realise that every day is very hard, and the living expenses are high. If you don’t have any skills, don’t even think of making money to buy a house, even getting by is a problem!” said one netizen.

Actually, what this netizen said is true leh. In fact hor, if you got no skills, don’t say Singapore lah, you go where also very hard to find jobs one.

Maybe that’s why Gahmen keep asking Singaporeans to upskill upskill upskill! And this NTUC keeps rolling out with training programmes to ask workers to upskill, reskill, learn more skills!

Another one said: “Working in Singapore is too stressful and overwhelming. I live my life repeating the same life every day.”

Some other netizens said in surprise, “How does one with an income of $3k to $5k can afford to buy a car and luxury goods?”

negative comments about working in Singapore

3. Find what suits you the best

Of course, netizens who hold a neutral attitude towards this advise the original poster that no matter where she chooses to work in, as long as she works hard, she will be able to achieve her goals one day.

Meanwhile, there are also netizens who warned her, “Don’t let others interfere with your choice, it’s best to find what suits you most!”

All the best to you ah OP!


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