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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Anyone speak Singlish?
    ...have a drink at the Telephone Bar on Silom soi 4...it's the second language there...it's almost as if there are no gay bars in Singapore...are there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...if Singapore's "character" needs to be hunted down, no thanks: the weather doesn't allow for treasure hunts...if it's not found on Clark's Quay, the hell with it...
    Clarke Quay??




    Congratulations tomcat. You just posted the equivalent of "if it is not Sukhamvit, it is not Thailand".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Anyone speak Singlish?
    Fluently. Why?

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    Umm....food is not all that's needed for a place to have 'bags of character', is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Umm....food is not all that's needed for a place to have 'bags of character', is it?
    Well, Singapore *is* food.

    But each of those places has its own ambiance. Its where the Singaporeans are.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    You just posted the equivalent of "if it is not Sukhamvit, it is not Thailand".....
    ...possibly, but we had only 2 nights on the island...and no time to search for the no doubt wonderful eateries you mentioned...

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    Nice place.. nothing to get to overly excited about.

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    Nice thread and pics.
    Surprised you made it to Chinese Garden - and the Live Turtle Museum.
    I live across the road from Chinese Garden MRT station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Singapore has bags of charatacter, but you need to know where to go. Buckwheat chapatis on a sunday morning at desker road, the best duck rice in the world at South Buona Vista, Newton circus chili crab and fresh bao, Samis for fish head curry. Singapore is food. The best in the world. Bar none.
    Sorry, disagree. Best and original chili crab was at Ponggal point decades ago. They then moved and morphed into Longbeach on ECP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen View Post
    Sorry, disagree. Best and original chili crab was at Ponggal point decades ago. They then moved and morphed into Longbeach on ECP.
    No worries - Longbeach is good also, but to be fair, I prefer the ambience at Newton (in the event of not being able to go back in time 20 or 30 years!)

    Still, arguing about where is the best (of any food) is a well honoured Singaporean pastime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attilla the Hen View Post
    Sorry, disagree. Best and original chili crab was at Ponggal point decades ago. They then moved and morphed into Longbeach on ECP.
    Now there is somewhere I had forgotten about, Ponggal - we used to water ski there and off course eat Chilli crab.
    My first port of call in Singapore is usually Muddy Murphys, now back at Claymore Road with views over the 4 floors!
    Surprised last time was there to find Jasons had closed down, also Harry's bar Claymore now gone, remember when they took over from Dennys! Jasons had been there forever!

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    To be fair, I think my first seafood dinner in Singapore was at Ponggal - that would be back in about 1985.

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    Was based there for many years go to know the place had some great times there made some very good friends there loved the place a lot hidden to get to know once you do it's good

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    having not had a holliday [me/wife] since 2006 and no up to date details in my passport,which doesnt allow me to do my 90days report online,i am contemplating going to singapore 3-4days.
    so all you guys in the know,as i cant get around like i used to,this would suite me fine.
    nice hotel somewhere near where i can gouge on some great food.
    universal studio's orlando would bring back memories.
    as the wife loves her garden,some nice one would keep her happy.
    thats just about it,one negative i dont like traveling too far,eg.airport-hotel.had a bad experiance in bkk.ln a limo when the driver fell asleep and run into the back of a truck.
    so thanks for any info you can give me. the time would be early dec.or jan.feb.

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    ^ start your own thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ start your own thread
    I didn't ask you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    as the wife loves her garden,some nice one would keep her happy.
    The Botanical gardens are really good.

    Among the best in Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The Botanical gardens are really good.

    Among the best in Asia.
    thanks for that C. she is a orchid freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^ start your own thread
    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    I didn't ask you.





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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The Botanical gardens are really good.

    Among the best in Asia.
    Yup. And there are the Chinese and Japanese gardens (I think on this thread they only visited the Chinese one).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    And there are the Chinese and Japanese gardens (I think on this thread they only visited the Chinese one)
    When was the last time you were in Singapore Nid?
    He went to the Gardens by the Bay.

    That's part of them below on the right built on reclaimed land, although not the best pic..



    I did go inside and spent a weekend taking macro photos of thousands of orchids.
    That Headhunter can go fuck himself though

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    fuck himself?how do you manage that.i might be a wanker,so come on willy dilly TELL ME HOW.to fuck myself.sorry about the language I am just learning how to be a good member.

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    Go Hunter!


    Go Hunter!

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    @headhunter - your wife might like to visit Jurong Bird park. The Gardens by the bay, Marina Bay Sands, Art Science Museum (even if you don't enter, it has interesting architecture) and the rest of that reclaimed area - all nice for a stroll & photos.

    As for places to stay, lots of choices - low, mid or high end. I'm a budget traveler and I stayed in a cheap hotel in the Geylang area. It's near an MRT station & lots of convenience stores & cheap restos. It also had a red-light zone, so that was interesting - don't know if that's a plus or minus for you. Lol. Public transport in SG is easy-peasy.

    Re: Dilly, don't mind him. He may seem tough but he's actually a fluffy tabby cat. . Just don't post your face pics here or you'll get photoshopped by Dill the photoshop meister.

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