Retiring in Singapore

I used to wonder about retiring in a foreign country. The idea was exciting when I was working and in my prime. However, now that I am semi retired, I feel that Sge is the best place to retire for Sge citizens.

CPF is making sure we have an adequate nest egg when we retire. For needy pioneers  the govt provides subsidies for this and that. And medical treatment – no one will be denied medical treatment for lack of money. This govt pledge is really heart-warming.

Our HDB flat is an asset that can be used to earn income should we need cash. Most of us have this asset. At present many elderly including retirees are financially independent and have strong purchasing power. As the country progresses with an aging population in mind, retirees can look forward to  a good future – a vibrant retirement life.

Terence is retiring in Thailand and Abel is retiring in Indonesia. The ‘push ‘ factor for both men is strong – both have families in the foreign countries.  For me and my circle of friends, the pasture is greener at home!

 – A personal opinion.

Author: Jassmine Teo

I came to know about the SHC from eNN (Seng Kang). My interests are varied. I write on the forum regularly to improve my writing. In my autumn years, my priority is voluntary service. Hope to meet like-minded people and help initiate a programme/project for the disabled like the hearing impaired.

2 thoughts on “Retiring in Singapore”

  1. This is very true ……..
    At the end of the day (where your family are), the grass is ALWAYS greener at home.
    Had thought of many other places to retire…
    But if your family don’t follow (or go with you) or not there, it’s quite meaningless.

    1. good health support in terms of being faster & good private & govt hospitals nearby is crucial to us if we should need it urgently & that may determine if we survive or not Also safety is v important & if we are retired & have the time & money to enjoy our fave destination just pack up & go for a few weeks to live the life of a resident there eg koh Samui as it wont cost a bomb too so no need to live there permanently, my personal opinion

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