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by Travailes
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Cars & Motorcycles
Topic: Expat Car insurance for the UK is proving to be impossible
Replies: 18
Views: 9540

Dont know why you are having a problem with insurance. I own a car back in the UK on which I'm insured (along with my sister and BIL) which I drive when I go home. They know I am a non-resident but never been an issue re insurance. In fact, just renewed for another year. Maybe you're trying mainstre...
by Travailes
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Living in a tropical paradise
Replies: 28
Views: 4188

Reminds me of a movie night (small private party) at the US Embassy in Kathmandu. About ten of us in a room watching Rambo - First Blood (i.e. pt.1, back when that was a new release). I leaned back on the sofa and brought a heavy curtain rail down right on my head. The others were laughing, at me b...
by Travailes
Tue, 06 May 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Moving back to UK with Singaporean wife - help with Visas!
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

I'm not in your situation but have a UK friend who until recently lived in Vietnam working for a major UK firm. He married a Vietnamese girl more than 15 years ago and they have two kids. When his job relocated to the UK recently, she and the kids were sent back to 'Nam at Arrivals until the officia...
by Travailes
Tue, 06 May 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Mail for Ella Morris(George Morris?)
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

She if she is on FB ?
by Travailes
Tue, 06 May 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Free coin exchange
Replies: 39
Views: 29540

On the subject of money - I got a $20 note in my change yesterday !
The most useful note The MAS no longer issues.
by Travailes
Fri, 02 May 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Rental Discrimination
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Incorrect. Any household equipped to receive TV broadcasts, requires a licence. Don't get one (and I've done it before) and expect your life to be made hell with bailiffs calling every other day, and so on. Sorry not sure where you are getting your information but this is wrong. You only need a TV ...
by Travailes
Fri, 02 May 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Rental Discrimination
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Where of course you have to be a darkie or a poof (or preferably both, or better 4-5 minority lables) to have any hope of getting on with one's career. Don't think you need to preach this sort of prejudice :( Oh, you mean you didn't know that they practise 'positive discrimination'? It's called iro...
by Travailes
Fri, 02 May 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: New - moving with 4 kids
Replies: 20
Views: 5280

Although the general sentiment on here seems to suggest avoid Sentosa, there are currently some mega deals to be done as landlords can't get the tenants. I've heard of 4 + 1 bedroom apartments bargained down to 6.5k with sea views / rooftop balconies. Sentosa residents travel for free across the bri...
by Travailes
Fri, 02 May 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Nord Anglia Education buys Dover Court Prep School
Replies: 9
Views: 7211

All good news I sense. Investment is needed in some of the older buildings, communal areas and sports and play facilities. They have the space to expand which helps. I think the key change will come at Senior School level where currently there is virtually no offering so DCPS is basically a feeder s...
by Travailes
Fri, 02 May 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: Rental Discrimination
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

Rental Discrimination

Breaking news from the Beeb here but not news here I guess !

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26832115

Will be interesting to hear the 'official' response as we all know how they can't take any criticism ?
by Travailes
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Importing, Buying and Selling Cars & Other Vehicles
Topic: used car calculator
Replies: 4
Views: 4764

Re: used car calculator

jaslin teng wrote:Just sharing - there is a car calculator which allows car buyers or car sellers to check the price of used cars in Singapore. One just needs to input brand/model/capacity etc and you will get the reference/guide price. Cool!


Linky ?
by Travailes
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 72
Views: 9117

Dert42 wrote:i often feel happy when i drink til i can't feel feelings.


In your legs ?
That's called Cider !! - the proper Devon stuff. Once had a massive session on Fowlers 'Cripple Cock Farmyard Scrumpy'. Sober as a judge until I tried to stand up. No feeling whatsoever :)
by Travailes
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tux Rental
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Re: Tux Rental

Can anyone recommend a supplier and rough cost ? Thx Good luck on that one. I had the same need a few years ago in order to attend the Navy Ball. I went to every wedding and bridal shop I could find. Not one of them rented tuxes. I ended up buying one. Several around on the web. For future referenc...
by Travailes
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Manchester – Singapore; One Way Flight. Best Price.
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

I paid 450GBP pp (return) via Frankfurt with Lufthansa with excellent connections for the in-laws last year for their travel this March. Great price or was until MIL couldn't find her passport 3 days before the flight and missed it as a result. Replacement cost 1600GBP - not claimable on insurance.
by Travailes
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tux Rental
Replies: 6
Views: 1910

Tux Rental

Can anyone recommend a supplier and rough cost ? Thx

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