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    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker
    Geez, not even I remember cheap green fees . . .
    'Fess up - at your age remembering what you had for breakfast is an achievement!

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    The sights, sounds, smells and textures of the various organs are simply totally cool
    Bollox! I tried to tell them that at my unfair dismissal hearing but they still found in favour of the hospice, fucking prudes they are.

    It's not like the alleged "victims" would have lived long enough to testify anyway, I mean how long do they think a double amputee with leukemia and her first period is going to last FFS?

    Next year they can find their own damn volunteer Easter Bunny. I even wrote 'fun-loving nonconformist' on the application form so that claptrap about "having no idea" was totes outrageous.



    PS: Do they still birch people for free in Singapore? If they do then let me know if you hear of any openings. XOXO
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    The meds, Quivering Toyota Corolla!!! The meds!!!

    Oh noooooooooooo


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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla
    'Fess up - at your age remembering what you had for breakfast is an achievement!
    There's that . . . to be fair . . . It could explain my creeping admiration for xanax and piwanoi

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    I have looked up the rates for condo rental by the month. Seems pretty steep. You having lived there what would a person need in terms of monthly income to stay there? Short term hotel rates are one thing but can a person rent monthly and what would one exspect to pay for a decent place if you dont mind my asking. It looks worth a visit some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker
    You having lived there what would a person need in terms of monthly income to stay there?
    Uuuh, how long is a piece if string . . . that;s a tough question to answer. On a dollar for dollar basis Singapore isn't expensive when it comes to the necessities, rental and the like on condos area different matter.
    Furnished monthly rental was quite steep, though I really couldn't give you a number.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker
    Short term hotel rates are one thing but can a person rent monthly and what would one exspect to pay for a decent place if you dont mind my asking.
    When we first arrived roughly 15 years ago both our employers picked up the tab . . . we then bought and sold before we left . . . dumb move, as it turned out.

    In those days our place in Bukit Timah was roughly 6k/month - nice and big, though. Today you'd expect to pay double that.

    Don't let this deter you, however, there is no need to live in an expat or wealthy area - the beauty of the place is that it is safe and clean to stay anywhere and the more lively paces are cheaper

    Sorry I can't be of more help . . . You should definitely go!

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    Singapore Property, Property for Sale/Rent, Singapore Real Estate | PropertyGuru has most of the answers with regards to rent.

    I've lived in Singapore for almost 20 years and have never lived the "expat" lifestyle as I had a Singaporean wife and family, obtained PR status and then was on local terms and conditions.

    My monthly salary 12 years ago was a third of Panama Hat's monthly rent and I had a wife and 3 kids to support. Mind you we never rented - being 'local' we could buy an HDB flat.

    Now things have changed and I am no longer with her and I'm renting for the time being. In fact I will be moving into a 2 bedroom apartment next month - it's quite far out of town but pretty good value at $2.3k a month.

    I'll be stuck here for the next 5 years or so. I'd love to move somewhere cheaper than Singapore, but I have Singapore-salary maintenance bills to pay the ex-wife... Oh well, there are much worse places to live

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    My association with Singapore goes back a long way, when I first visited in my youth, one had to have short hair before they even let you in, not even touching the collar and over the years visited many times and lived there for a while, I had a duplex in Goldhill, I can't remember how much, but it was affordable on a local salary.
    It was during the Nick Lesson period, "the man who brought down Barings bank".

    So I have mixed feelings on the lion city, from a politically restrictive environment to a place where one can buy any thing, at a price, (drugs excepted) I always was aware of the airport warnings and I did not want to leave a corpse in Singapore.
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    Buying ganja in Geylang was my source. The little brown paper twists were stashed under a bucket and once one made contact with the Malay dealer and he was happy with you, his accomplice would retrieve a twist from under and pass it over. Five bucks then and sufficient for four reasonable spliffs. Eight SGP bucks to the £ in those happy days.

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    Long time ago I was thinking about relocating to Singapore from Japan but then I met my Thai wife.

    We've been to Singapore many times - first time immigration picked her up to a closed room and denied entry to that room to me and then I saw her crying and stepped up and went to the the room - it was about the time security guys come in. They didn't though because she was my wife and I carry good passport (she had Thai passport). But if you go with Thai lady you should be prepared for this.

    Next time, no problems at all, they have it all in database. Singapore is very advanced, and about the richest country per capita in the world now. And immigration officials are bastards in every country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    I carry good passport
    You carry good passport? better than passport you carry before wall came down. Yes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    And immigration officials are bastards in every country.
    So, they're bastards when they do their job and ensure that only the people that should enter their country actually do . . . and bastards when they let people in they shouldn't.

    Nice one . . . as usual.

    But iz ok, I too carry good passport

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Buying ganja in Geylang was my source. The little brown paper twists were stashed under a bucket and once one made contact with the Malay dealer and he was happy with you, his accomplice would retrieve a twist from under and pass it over. Five bucks then and sufficient for four reasonable spliffs. Eight SGP bucks to the £ in those happy days.
    Heh...got one better than that for you, gent.

    Used to pay the pool boy at the Nana Hotel a nickle per stick. I exaggerate not.

    This was Khon Krippler too which would knok your soks off!

    ...big buds too

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    Got a cracker, back in the 80s on Koh samui, used to get a bag of buds most of been over a ounce for 50 baht lasted me over 4 weeks had to give away what was left, not one alcoholic drink passed my lips in 4 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
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    Originally Posted by Exit Strategy I carry good passportt
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    You carry good passport? better than passport you carry before wall came down. Yes?
    I really don't get what you are on about. As this is English speaking forum, you should try to speak in that language to be understood. Are you referring to Berlin wall perhaps? Suggesting I am East German? Sorry to disappoint you, I was born in the free world. How about you? And what has this thread to do with Berlin wall? Or whatever wall you refer to.


    Quote Originally Posted by OckerRocker
    But iz ok, I too carry good passport
    Some countries give status and passports too easily to uneducated no-good immigrants.
    Last edited by Exit Strategy; 07-06-2015 at 06:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    As this is English speaking forum
    Yes, iz English speaking forum. Forum speaks good. Yes?

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    I assume your Thai wife looks younger than you, Exit Strategy? Also were you actually married when you both sought entry and your wife was detained for further examination? If married, did she have her maiden name in the passport and were you not carrying your marriage certificate?

    The SGP immigration service profile all Thai women under 40 (ish) as potential hookers and travelling with a falang does not necessarily assist since many are just facilitators for the whore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    I assume your Thai wife looks younger than you, Exit Strategy? Also were you actually married when you both sought entry and your wife was detained for further examination? If married, did she have her maiden name in the passport and were you not carrying your marriage certificate?
    Yes, she had her maiden name in her old passport and is quite a bit younger (and beautiful) and we were not carrying marriage certificate.

    That's the reason I understand she was being picked up, but I was totally unprepared for this (I go to Sing regularly, and have done so before this event took place and have some history there) so I was not aware of this potential problem and could have overreacted. But when you see your wife crying you go defend her or you are not a man (interrogation room had windows). They were accusing her of being a hooker in a very nasty language.


    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    The SGP immigration service profile all Thai women under 40 (ish) as potential hookers and travelling with a falang does not necessarily assist since many are just facilitators for the whore.
    However (this is before I met my wife) in Geylang most street walkers were from mainland China, don't remember seeing many Thais there... if my memory serves right...

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    But as I said, we have been to Singapore many times since without any problems.

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    If they dress conservatively it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    If they dress conservatively it helps
    She was wearing her usual tasteful hiso outfit, not in any way looking like a hooker. I also had clean pressed white shirt etc.

    So this is the part what surprised me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    Yes, she had her maiden name in her old passport
    Iz gud passport or not gud passport
    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    quite a bit younger (and beautiful)
    Nice to hear . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    hiso
    Ah . . . of course . . .


    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    And immigration officials are bastards in every country.
    . . . :
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    your Thai wife looks younger than you, Exit Strategy? Also were you actually married when you both sought entry and your wife was detained for further examination? If married, did she have her maiden name in the passport and were you not carrying your marriage certificate?

    The SGP immigration service profile all Thai women under 40 (ish) as potential hookers
    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    And immigration officials are bastards in every country.
    You bemoan immigration officials as being too lax and not doing their job, but when they actually do their job you call them bastards . . .


    Quote Originally Posted by Exit Strategy
    However (this is before I met my wife) in Geylang most street walkers were from mainland China, don't remember seeing many Thais there... if my memory serves right...
    Memories, eh . . .

    Which area of Geylang were you 'walking around'?

    We used to go to Geylang during my close to six years as an expat there - excellent durian, the best on the island. No hookers there.
    Then there are the premises of 'ill repute' with Thais working there - legally, I believe.
    Mainland, Indon and Thai women were always written about in the papers, picked up for prostitution

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    BTW, what happened to my thread about the wonderful Garden by the Bay???

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