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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat View Post
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    Dear SBF will you pick me up at the budget terminal tomorrow at 6am and take me to Changi to catch my next flight?
    no.

    1) I dont do 6am on a saturday morning
    2) I don't have a car.
    a real man would still be out at 6.00am on a SAturday monring!

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    Slimboy, do you know if there are any cheap return flights there from Phuket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin View Post
    Slimboy, do you know if there are any cheap return flights there from Phuket?
    If you're lucky you can find them at 99 cents each way plus tax. Checkout Tiger Airways, JetstarAsia etc . . .

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    Thanks, PH.

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    What's their to do for fun in Singapore? I heard there was quite an artsy scene there?

    How is the cost of things there? I realize they are probably more expensive than Thailand, but what are costs for eating out, and rents like?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by babygirl View Post
    What's their to do for fun in Singapore? I heard there was quite an artsy scene there?

    How is the cost of things there? I realize they are probably more expensive than Thailand, but what are costs for eating out, and rents like?

    Thanks
    roughly times 10 thailand!

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    food isnt 10 times more expensive KW. Rents maybe.

    anyway i will address this problem later when i am not drunk.

    i was a real man and still out at 6am.

    Got invited to a private opening party for a bar with free flow of Johnny Walker (which i dont even like)

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    ^ and ^^. I lived in Sing for about a year. Food stalls and courts were cheap; some OK food, but anything sniffing of farang wa outrageous. I loved some the clothing chains. Really cheap and real casual styles (not tie-dyed crap) and they all fit me.
    Went back with my sis for a few days and we stayed at a hotel off Orchard. About S$50-60 a night (2001). It was clean and interesting -- the back lobby was the holding tank for Russian hookers waiting for bookings late at night. hehe. We found it convenient for the MRT.
    SMF, do you ever go around Raffles Place and the Stock Exchange? I'm trying to remember a pub's name near there -- Carnaby's perhaps? Went there often after work; half outdoors. Lovely manager. It was also where I was on 9-11. All of us from the financial industry with a cell phone (ie, almost every customer) were going into shock, trying to call colleagues in NY, not knowing WTF really happened. Had to go to three big hotels to find a lounge with a TV. Sh*****t. Next day, no Chinese would look at us white folks. Had lunch at the quay while going through alll the papers. Imagine, front page of one tabloid had a photo of people jumping out of the windows. Anyway, the waiter came up, a lovely Indian lad, and the first thing he said was "I'm so sorry for your tragic loss." I guess the Chinese were too embarrassed to say anything? Never forgot that.
    Anyway, cannot beat Changi airport for its outdoor Cactus lounge (smoking OK) and the other huge smoking area -- you can buy a drink at the bar next door and take it with you. Is that still there, SMF? I know you quit but...

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    SMF?

    Carnegies I believe you mean. It went out of fashion and closed down a year or so ago. It was quite good for a while.

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    ok food is not 10 times but i notice you conveniently did not mention the price of beer!

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    ^^^
    The Cactus garden is still there at Changi terminal 2. Best airport in the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrT View Post
    ok food is not 10 times but i notice you conveniently did not mention the price of beer!
    one large bottle of Tiger at a foodcourt is $6 (about 130 baht) and at a supermarket it is slightly cheaper.

    a pint of lager is around S$12 in posher places. (about 260 baht)

    most places I actually drink I will buy a jug for S$20-24.

    The funny thing is that although beers are expensive, the price hasnt actually gone up a lot in pubs since I was first here in 1992.

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    Red face, SBF. Mebbe I was thinking of a fab stock ticker when I called you SMF...

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    food is definitely not expensive and is now at par with Thailand (high THB and inflation). Even expensive restaurants cost as much in Singapore as in Thailand, but the places are much nicer than Thailand.

    Drinks are a bit more expensive in clubs, but these are nice places. Actually most good places in Bangkok charge 180 to 200 THB for a drink, so that's at par with the rest of the international expensive cities (nice Paris cafe, 5 Euros for a draft beer).

    Singapore has cheap clubbing because of the recent high competition, so it's all reasonable in a city that doesn't look like a giant garbage dump.

    Rent has become outrageous in the last few month apparently, going up as high as 80% in some location. While you could get a nice studio at 24,000 THB/month (1,000 SGD) near the MRT, it has gone up now to 40,000 THB/month (2,000 SGD)

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    Why is rent skyrocketing lately?

    The prices don't sound so bad. How is crime there? I heard there are many different districts, like Chinatown and Indiantown. Would this be where you find those type foods also?

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    Quote Originally Posted by babygirl View Post

    How is crime there? I heard there are many different districts, like Chinatown and Indiantown. Would this be where you find those type foods also?
    Crime is as I mentioned earlier - almost non-existent. If a flat gets burgled it will usually make the evening news.

    You can get the different types of food everywhere. Singapore is multi-cultural and the government housing is allocated by race so that there is a mixture of races in every area.

    i did a thread on Little India somewhere. In fact if you read through the threads I have done already a lot of your questions would be answered.

    Here it is http://teakdoor.com/malaysia-and-sin...tle-india.html

    In fact I covered a bit of Chinatown in the 'my place to Tanjong Pagar' thread,
    http://teakdoor.com/malaysia-and-sin...ong-pagar.html
    but I suppose I will have to do the whole thing in its entirety one weekend.
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    i have a question for you mrT.

    was there a Teakdoor email this week? i didnt get one

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    ^ please dont hijack the thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimboyfat
    was there a Teakdoor email this week? i didnt get one
    I did. It mentioned something about some excellent careers advice for Singapore in some thread or other...

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    from now on - golf and careers queries will not be entertained.

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    OR then u miserable twat

    what about sailing? Is there any recreational sandbag clubs? members only? costs? races?

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    ask panama hat. he is lurking.

    i have had it with you

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    hey I thought sailing was your thing ?

    blaady as bad as MtD

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    Huh? Lurking?

    Umm, I'd call it browsing while working . . .

    For sailing info have a look at:

    Singapore Sailing Federation

    SAF Yacht Club - Where the Sea Adventure Begins!

    Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

    :: Welcome to Changi Sailing Club ::

    and sailing.com.sg

    Not a sailor, anymore, so I don't know about the scene . . but there are dragon boat races galore!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrT View Post
    hey I thought sailing was your thing ?

    blaady as bad as MtD
    rich mans game here i believe. as is golf.

    i am not a rich man. end of story

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