「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

狗狗也移民

狗狗也移民



上次提起和我拍檔多年的美國鬼仔,在香港工作已很多年的,娶埋香江名花為妻的,有兩個混血仔女的『布魯圖』,卒之調升了。當地分行的 expatriate administration,幫手搵到了靚屋,也搵到學校,但也要布兄布嫂飛去過去睇屋,和揀學校畀布仔布女上課,拍板落槌,方才能禮成。


布兄布嫂剛剛由星加坡回來,週末雙約 yumcha dimshum 茶聚,兄嫂紛紛捧場話:星洲的 dimshum,還不及香港級數,云云! 星加坡仔女聽到一定『媽媽聲』嘞。 不過講句公道話,我到過星加坡的港式點心食店,星加坡的點心師傅,水準已經跟香港的相差不大,原因在回歸前後,星加坡吸納了不少香港的點心師傅,移民到當地,教曉咗啲坡仔坡女做點心也。


閑談中,兩位兄嫂倒為了狗狗,要接受檢疫,並要獨住在 quarantine 一個月而憂心。


Pet Import Singapore
Pet import to Singapore is relatively easy but costly and requires a quarantine of 4 weeks. Dogs and cats from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland are exempt from quarantine.

From September 2004, all imported dogs and cats must be identified with an ISO-compatible microchip. Dogs/cats without or with unreadable microchips may be deported or detained for any necessary action. For Documents and vaccinations required see link.


What you need to know before importing your pet
The hot climate and the law requiring dogs be leashed in public places restrict freedom of action considerably. Category A & B dogs must also be muzzled while in public. While approved breeds of dogs are permitted in HDB flats, cats cannot be kept there.

Prior before your pet import to Singapore you need written permission of your landlord to keep a pet at your home in Singapore. Each dog needs a license that is renewed yearly. The license will be revoked if the dog causes a nuisance (excessive barking, defecating in public, biting etc.)

Note: Only certain breeds of dogs are allowed in apartments and permission depends also on the landlord.

Cats are generally not permitted in HDB flats.


Pet's Viewpoint on Living in Singapore
Singapore is not so bad, once I survived 30 dreadful days of quarantine.

Apparently I need a visa like the humans. I missed my family so much and got always very excited when they came for a visit. I never understood why they did not take me with them.

It is very hard to get used to the climate. I am constantly thirsty and miss running around in the park, as my owner needs to keep me on a leash.

My family cannot take me along for shopping or to restaurants and I have to stay with the maid. Boring...

The walks with the maid in the morning and evening are very short and end at the corner where I meet other pets with their maids. Lots of gossip, but no exercise and no chance to have a good bark!

You should ask your family to get a house with a garden, so at least I can mark my territory. Make sure your owner gets to know the places we doggies recommend.



他們已經拷定了一間獨立屋,有個私家空地“後花園”,給狗狗走動一吓,真有『寧作太平狗,不作亂世人!』之嘆!!!



唯一遺堪的是,現時得到布嫂容納,布兄的二奶,他的『波子』愛車,因星加坡入口車輛頗煩,又要納幾種不同重稅,兼且由于公司已經有車輛提供出入,需要割愛了。問我有冇興趣廉讓,冧過度過,都喺唔好嘞,一闊三大,揸返我輛『錢七』算了!


後記:
其實布兄布嫂還打算,把賓賓外傭,也一并帶埋過去,但賓賓寧願留在香港,因為她有位妹妹也在港受雇,不過公司內,已經有懷孕女同事,願意聘用,他們不用為賓賓,另覓好人家。不知能否預早由 expatriate administration,代搵賓賓或是印尼傭工,否則到時要哂時間辦手續,還要適應新環境,又要 train 過新 maid,仲唔知和布仔布女夾唔夾添,都幾頭刺!



伸延閱覽:
Moving to Singapore entersingapore.info
Expatriate Life entersingapore.info
Pets entersingapore.info
Cars entersingapore.info
Maid entersingapore.info


我的舊文:
蛇王
炎炎夏日打油詩
餞別


12 comments:

新鮮人 said...

你兄弟啲待遇都好高喎,
看來你的都唔錯了!

imak said...

真係幾擔心架, 放個仔o係人家度成個月, 梗係擔心啦!!!

macy said...

space

點都係香港啲野最好食,而且款式又多,第二度無得比架, 好多外國人係香港住一段時間都會唔捨得走.
記得有朋友想帶狗移民,但聽說手續繁多,而且費用都多,仲貴過係嗰邊買一隻.
你揸咩車吖, 係米真係『錢七』先?

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:雖然是同工,但絕對不同酬!
外資公司有完善的培訓制度,一出著名學府校門,踏入門檻,之後一生受用不盡。
Expatriates 是跟美國的職級表升職,跟美國的薪酬表出糧,用美國的指數調整,再加上外放的各種各樣生活津貼,哪能比較?
還有是布兄有著,美國人一貫的先使未來錢作風,享樂至上,布嫂也是專業人士,外家也是富豪後代,絕對無得比!
我是在港聘用,那裡能夠跟他比較呢?

the inner space said...

AK 姐:知你家中有三頭愛犬,玻璃肚寵兒餐吃鮮牛肉添。 咁你成家去遊埠,都一頭半個月喇,三位寵兒有賓賓照顧?

the inner space said...

Macy姐:香港美食之都,當然有水準,但去到邊處,我都希望嘗試當地的風味菜的。至於港式點心,其他的地方可能遠遠不及香港,但新加坡真喺追到好貼,是人家的努力。

另,他們初時打算,把狗狗,波子,和賓賓,都一氣帶埋過去架。 不過最後賓賓不願去,波子實在不化算,但狗狗有了感情,他們不忍把它留在港。

哈哈哈!我架真喺『錢七』嚟架!

新鮮人 said...

同人唔同命,
殖民人留下來的"不平等條約"呀!
如果係美國實畀人嘈啦!!

the inner space said...

新鮮兄:我想這不用又與殖民地扯上關係。
大陸改革開放初期,香港外派入大陸工作的,也是收香港人工,出港幣糧,另加各種津貼。
當然如今人民幣值比港幣還高,這是後話。
我公司也有拿美國護照,而在港聘用的,他她的職級薪酬,就follow香港的。

新鮮人 said...

我隨便up,
不用理會!

心情唔靚,
說的話也有偏頗!

the inner space said...

哎吔!新鮮兄不要這樣說喇,有感而發啫,唔算隨便噏!仗義執言,大丈夫也!

imak said...

>>>>玻璃肚寵兒餐吃鮮牛肉添

你記性好好bor!!!! (好彩無得罪過佢姐 :p)

the inner space said...

喺囉! AK姐 啲關于貓貓狗狗嘅嘢,就好好記性嘅。記人,就冇乜記性,成日都好快忘記,我冧是個腦,選擇性咁去記憶同失憶。