The eXpat Files Douglas Baigrie is an ethical hacker, a role he says it’s hard to recruit for in Singapore because the local culture encourages following rules, not thinking around them as he’s required to do.
The 36-year-old Scot therefore found himself in demand in the Lion City, and after seven years there has even learned to cope with the never-ending heat and humidity.
Enough of our yakking. Tell us the rest of your tale if you would, Douglas!
The Register: What kind of work do you do and with which technologies?
The Register: Why did you decide to move to Singapore?
The Register: How did you arrange your new gig?
The Register: Pay – up or down?
The Register: How do workplaces differ between home and Singapore?
The Register: Will your expat gig be good for your career?
Douglas Baigrie: It already has been. I was previously an expat in the Netherlands and that helped lead towards the opportunity to come out to Singapore.
Having on-site cultural experience allows you to work more globally and helps you to not think in restrictive patterns that are reinforced by only having worked in a single country.
The Register: What’s cheaper in Singapore? What’s more expensive?
Douglas Baigrie: Food in general is cheaper, even eating out at a high end restaurant is very good compared to Europe. Just about everything else is more expensive.
Accommodation is similar to London city centre or New York prices and is generally quite small, although not as small as Hong Kong. Cars are particularly expensive here. A basic family car will cost you about the same as a Porsche would back home. That said, public transport
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