friends to travel
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 11, 2012 1:11 PM Last Post By: daycat
Oct 7, 2012 11:24 AM
friends to travelhey there, thoughts I should start my trip by taking the first step here. planning to head to NZ in 2014 and would really like to start planning and meeting possible friend's here in Singapore (or anyone passing by Singapore to NZ) and there.
I'm graduating in early 2013 and conferring in Perth in late 2013 and the adventures would probably start from there.
Ultimate aim is to get a work visa but if all else fails, a WHS is my next option
some introductions, I'm Avin, loves the great outdoors, more of a big picture person, gay and currently working in an AIDS organization (yes I'm living with HIV too...ohh the cliches) haha. just some basic information I know will matter to some people, but those who matter, never minds.
So if you are game, let the saving and planning begin :)
Oct 7, 2012 5:59 PM
1Singaporeans can't get an Aust WHV or even W&HV.
Work visa newly out of uni is hard here too.
If you do a post grad course to continue your studies in Aust, as a student, you can work up to 20 hrs.
As of now, as you have studied at a foreign campus of UWA or ECU, no students work visa.
NZ WHV might be possible for Singaporeans.
Oct 7, 2012 7:58 PM
2hi daycat thanks for the info. I'll only planning for a whs in NZ. for anyone under the age of 30. I checked with a local agency that deals with visas and they told me my best chances is to apply within a year of graduation.
the trip starts from Perth and I'll most likely drop by Melbourne. miss that beautiful city, then head to NZ from there.
have you gone to NZ or took up a whs in MS before? what's your suggestion?
Oct 8, 2012 5:18 AM
Oct 8, 2012 5:29 AM
4No, I havent chased up a Masters degree. I my case, I would have to go and get a Bachelors Degree first, but seeing you have your Bachelors, thats great, it opens a lot of possibilities, future study in Aust, for eg.
I only went through Aust TAFE, the lowest quals, sad to say.
Needed work asap.
I am an ex Malaysian though, if that helps you, grin. Now Aust Citizen, came in high school many years ago.
Can I make a suggestion? Study or at least consider an Aust Masters, do it in Aust. You would as I mentioned then have work rights under students visa
You mention you miss Melbourne, so you have been here before?
You can fly Perth direct to Auckland with Air New Zealand. Its linked to SQ Star Alliance, if you want to get FF mileage.
I have been to NZ... its like a mini Singapore/Kuala Lumpur! Lots of Asian faces! Akso plenty of places to makan! Char mee with beef in sweet soya sauce too is available. Its the real sticky soya sauce, gooey, if you get my meaning. They do speak English with an accent!
I was scared before I went, but it was all good tho in the end.
Oct 8, 2012 5:38 AM
5Not that I want to pry, but if you can, of course depending on your just finished studies, nursing is always in demand in Aust.
Yes, I do realise that your current degree might not be in that, maybe consider that one, nursing or medical field. And then after you have done some work experience in Singapore, (later on-apply to migrate to Australia on points)...
I am just putting ideas out there, and of course, no guarantees.
Hopefully your current (or just finished) course, would be in a/(n) demand field.
O, just so that you are aware/know, a lot of the members here don't hold me in high regard!
Oct 11, 2012 2:45 AM
6One google search website mentioned there are negotiations to have Singapore added onto the eligible list, for their citizens to able to do the Aust WHV/W&HV, but that could be a way off yet.
Singapore PM Lee is visiting Aust though, so, who knows whats being talked about/discussed...
Oct 11, 2012 10:11 AM
7hi daycat, you're quite a chatter aren't you? I visited most of the popular cities of Australia sans northern areas and Alice springs.. my favorites are Melbourne and Tasmania.
while I was there I read and heard about the great outdoors that New Zealand has to offer. that's why I'm heading there, unspoiled nature. cities don't interest me much.
I'm much happier alone or with a few good friends in the middle of nowhere than surrounded by millions in the cities. however going away makes me appreciate and understand my culture and myself more.
I'm currently in communications and PR and have 6 years of working experience. Events and campaigns management being my forte and what I enjoy doing most. I don't market exceptionally well, but good enough to communicate, which is the most important right ? haha
I'll pick agriculture or horticulture over nursing anytime, but thanks for the tip.
Edited by: vin8tan
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