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    Sure, a great boon but in the sixties most bungalows had ceiling fans in every room which provided most of the relief one needed. We lived in a hacienda type bungalow with louvred shutters and a patio open to the main living room which we locked at night by simply closing ornamental wrought iron gates leaving the air to flow through. I think we had folding glass doors too but these were rarely closed.
    The only aircon room was my parents' bedroom.
    With an ambient temperature of 30c most days and cooler nights I never recall as being as hot as I do here in Thailand.

    After three years in Singapore I can remember my folks buying a portable heater for the living room when we all complained of the cold during a particularly cool winter monsoon!

    Anyway, old Harry would say that since he was never comfortable in the heat and preferred the cold of England.

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    Air con! we never had it in the '60's I remember the Brick Club Swimming Pool, spent many a afternoon there, My Sister was born in Serangoon 1960, then after 3 years we headed back to Blighty, in Winter! Blackpool by the Sea!

    the Island has always been special to me, don't mind the heat, or the Humidity, but the cold, stick it!

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    When my parents were working in Bangkok in the sixties we would often drive down to Singapore . . . though the only memory I still have is the Tiger Balm Gardens.

    I returned for roughly six years, in 2001 or so, as an expat for a very large US IT company . . . life was brilliant. My wife also had an expat job there and there really wasn't anything that we were lacking . . . nothing we couldn't get or experience.

    We go back every few months and still enjoy it, though our local friends do claim it is getting more difficult to 'make it' or save. On paper they are all wealthy, but if they sell their condo or even HDB they have to move to Aus or elsewhere to gain the full benefits of the massive windfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post

    My life was blessed with the excitement of fingering newly post pubescent girls hoping for more.

    I was sixteen then.

    That was really interesting read Thegent. Must of been incredible at that age in the Orient.

    What did your old man do if you don't mind me asking.

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    Catholic Priest!

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    If I told you that Terry I'd have to kill you after. No names no pack drill. Carry on as you are and don't ever forget, keep mum and remember walls have ears.

    I have to say, my life was idyllic in comparison to millions of other lads my age and I do look back with a certain fondness even if I could never get my evil way with the lovely Ann, a minx straight out of the mould of Of Human Bondage.

    Singapore was a paradise then and despite the distorting prism of nostalgia I really do think it was as good as it ever could get. Nothing since has really compared.

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    ^

    Jesus,

    I hope you have been smart enough to save pictures from those days, I'm sure your old man must of passed some on to you when he departed.

    What an incredible look back that would be huh.

    The Asian Girls would of blown ones mind at that age gorgeous exotic creatures they are.

    Being bought up in a privileged family in Singapore back then would of brought a world of privilege.

    Brilliant stuff Thegent, I'm fookin impressed.

    To bad you never post pictures, world beating thread right there EH.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    The Asian Girls would of blown ones mind at that age gorgeous exotic creatures they are.
    fingering newly post pubescent girls hoping for more
    The damp chilly windswept streets of the large northern city I spent my teenage years in may have lacked the glamour and the exotic eastern mystery of Singapore, but with the skills of Sweaty Betty Braithwaites mouth and the glorious heft of Mucky Maureen Middletons breasts always available in the shed behind Bettys old mans allotment for the price of a couple of Embassy or Woodbines, more was a certainty rather than a dreamed of option.
    Last edited by taxexile; 15-04-2015 at 08:59 PM.

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    ^

    Yes,

    But you were in Shitty Engerland and Thegent was in sultry Singapore with Asian girls.

    He wins hands down no discussion at all.

    You are the same Person right .

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    I had a great upbringing Terry, and Singapore was a just a mythical place that was occasionally mentioned by my history teacher along with India, Burma, Malaya and Ceylon in the few hours he devoted to "that part of the world" and Britains role in developing it and eventually relinquishing it.

    I never thought I would ever see any of it, although for some reason the word Mandalay and a black and white photo in a textbook of Siamese dancers with those pointy headgear things and the long fingernails became etched in my mind and Mandalay was an early SEAsian destination for me in 1984.

    Apart from a few hours in the asirport there I havent been to Singapore yet, and from what Ive heard about it, it doesnt draw me at all in the way that Penang and Hong Kong do, even after multiple visits. I shared an an apartment in London in the dim and distant past with a British Airways long haul hostess and she was forever raving about its delights, but in those days the USA was my favourite port of call until I discovered India and then Thailand and China in the eighties.

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    We have hundreds of photographs - my father played with photography as a hobby using a twin lens reflex Yashica camera bought in 1966 from a tumbledown duty free shop in Djibouti where I can recall there were no buildings standing complete, and every corner bar featured jaded French Foreign legionnaires staring into space drinking cognac and Coke, sweating the dust from their eyes and looking mean and dangerous in their ennui - but these are all safely secured in an attic in Blighty.

    Privileged life? Yes, it was but not unusual at the time and one took things for granted. The colonial era there was in its final stage but there was no antipathy from the locals who recognised the British presence as a boon to their livelihoods which was secured by an employer who offered over 120,000 jobs supporting the various military bases.

    The local Chinese women all seemed a bit crook then in my opinion and not particularly appealing. i was far too preoccupied with British girls I must say and although several bars near the bases had hostesses they were not what I wanted. That was to come later in Hong Kong.

    Singapore was halcyon school days living a life almost independent from my parents and where innocence had yet to be fully extinguished by those prison bars of circumstance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    That was to come later in Hong Kong.
    I can sense a couple of good stories here. Without revealing too much personal detail, would you care to elaborate ?
    I think we were all pleasantly entertained when Necron wrote about his past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post

    We have hundreds of photographs but these are all safely secured in an attic in Blighty.

    Jesus Thegent,

    You could be spending some time documenting your young life in Singapore. Those stories and memories are Priceless.

    Next time you are back in that shithole Dodgerland you should grab a bag full of the Hard copy bring them back to Thailand and scan the fokin things up onto your Putor.

    The putor allows you to cut the photos and then enhance them so they come up surprisingly OK.

    I'm scanning some pics up that are 40 years old and I'm very happy at how they are coming out considering my Camera was shit back then.

    Next trip back take your scanned pics home and grab some more.

    Get to it, stop fookin around huh.

    You too Tax, fook me, you must have some great stuff as well.

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    Boxes and boxes of photos and slides of travels in the seventies snd eighties.

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    ^

    So why don't you sort them out and post some up.

    Jesus, give you something to do Huh.

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