July 23, 2021

8 thoughts on “Perth Trip

  1. Howdy, fellow traveller. I haven't been to Perth yet. One day, perhaps. Melbourne is next on my list!

    I love exploring Woolworths – supermarkets overseas are so interesting!

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Perth is definitely not as interesting as Melbourne as I heard. I will love to go Melbourne, then Sydney and prolly next in my list as well, just like you. I had been to Brisbane Gold Coast, but that is donkey years ago.

      Woolworths… yes maybe even more interesting is the new CEO!

    1. Hi B,

      Good to hear that. Travel with ur family?

      Since this is business trip, I have not been traveling around by public. Either friend fetching or taxi or most of the times just walk for me.

      I think 20km is around Aud45-50! Things in Perth aren't cheap!

  2. Hi Rolf,

    Thanks for sharing on your blog.

    I heard there is 30% Witholding tax on Australia stocks. Is that correct?

    Does the wht deter u from holding Australian stocks?


    1. Hi Alfred,

      Thanks for dropping by. If u r interested in investing in AU, u have to checked if dividend is franked or not. Fully franked dividend means the co already paid on behalf before they distribute div. So far I did not pay any tax.

      More impt is currency exchange for me. AUD vs SGD….

    2. Hi Rolf

      Thanks for your reply.

      I understand that for unfranked dividends non residents will need to pay a Witholding tax of 30% and there is no tax refund for this. Is my understanding correct.

      When I last checked there are companies that pay unfranked dividends.

      Agree on the exchange rates given that it is weakening against the sgd now. But it will recover when the commodity sector recovers. So hang in there 🙂

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