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    Junior Member Jerry is on a distinguished road
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    Thumbdn JP asked me for more Ang Pow..TWICE!!!

    I read the forums before my solemnization that ang pows are in the range of $28 -$48.
    My wife and I decided to give our solemnizor $48 and while we were in the midst of tea ceremony, the JP asked one of our helpers to ask me out..
    "Mr Chan, yes?" He said "you may have forgotten to include my transportation in the ang pow".
    I felt so pai seh hearing it and went back immediately to give him another ang pow of $20.
    To my surprise, he asked for me again while I was still in the midst of tea ceremony..
    I was thinking to myself.."what now?"
    He said "City to here is at least $60..don't tell me you don't know".
    I was shocked to hear that...but just gave him what he requested for so that we can proceed with our joyous occasion.
    ROM should do quality control on JP..not one who treat solemnizing as a fee based business.
    WARNING: Pls do not engage him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I read the forums before my solemnization that ang pows are in the range of $28 -$48.
    My wife and I decided to give our solemnizor $48 and while we were in the midst of tea ceremony, the JP asked one of our helpers to ask me out..
    "Mr Chan, yes?" He said "you may have forgotten to include my transportation in the ang pow".
    I felt so pai seh hearing it and went back immediately to give him another ang pow of $20.
    To my surprise, he asked for me again while I was still in the midst of tea ceremony..
    I was thinking to myself.."what now?"
    He said "City to here is at least $60..don't tell me you don't know".
    I was shocked to hear that...but just gave him what he requested for so that we can proceed with our joyous occasion.
    ROM should do quality control on JP..not one who treat solemnizing as a fee based business.
    WARNING: Pls do not engage him!
    perhaps the full name of the solemniser will help

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    Junior Member qoolfire is on a distinguished road
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    Wow, that is so wrong

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    Member summerrain is on a distinguished road
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    Hi
    According to ROM, guideline for transport is between $50-100.
    http://app.rom.gov.sg/reg_info/rom_solemnisation.asp

    My JP did ask for:
    - transport of ard $100
    - token of appreciation

    It is ex to get married outside ROM. Sigh..

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    Junior Member giegie is on a distinguished road
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    wow. But if one were to give $60 which is within the range, will they ask for more?

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    Senior Member Mike1982 is on a distinguished road
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    Quote Originally Posted by giegie View Post
    wow. But if one were to give $60 which is within the range, will they ask for more?
    i would see it tht their duty as solemniser is more of extra/voluntary duty tht they do on top of their normal work.
    since they also haf to set aside time to perform their duties on the big day, angbao still must give...but not to undercut him/her either...not very nice somehow..ultimately, if u think it's necessary to add on extra for the whatever parking/etc, it's up to individual preference.

    no point let the supposed miscom to ruin the big day. in any case, the ROM suggestion is just a guidline for reference...

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    Member jerelineee is on a distinguished road
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    please provide the name.. thats so rude and wrong!

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    Junior Member shannielam is on a distinguished road
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    hi! i'm new here, will be having my ROM in Jan 2013.. So what is the recommended amount we should bao for the JP?
    My JP did mention tat he will be driving and we won't have to arrange for transport for him...

    thanks for the help! ;)

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    Senior Member Charissa26 is on a distinguished road
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    Not too sure abt the transporation fees. But i shld be giving $120.

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    Junior Member Tiromisu is on a distinguished road
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    My jp give me a range 80-300 plus. No below 80... Lol really wonder that jp put aside their work to come is really for our day or hongbao....

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    Senior Member Tenshi is on a distinguished road
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    If I dun remember wrongly my JP ask for $150 but then it all goes to Charity which I am more then happy to give

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    Junior Member Jerry is on a distinguished road
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    Sorry for the late reply. Was away. His name is Chan Kai Yau.

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    Junior Member Jerry is on a distinguished road
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    My 2nd ang pow would have already covered within the range but my JP still asked for more..
    So the ans is Yes, may ask for more.

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    Junior Member Jerry is on a distinguished road
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    I have feedback to ROM and they called to apologize and mentioned that they will "highlight" to our JP.

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    This sounds quite ridiculous. Thank you for letting us know the name of the JP!

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