Singapore Expats Forum

Search found 6834 matches

by zzm9980
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Talk me out of this
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Talk me out of this

I have nothing valuable to say except that that town sure looks pretty, at least from some of the photos in the first two links.
by zzm9980
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Google Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Google Pixel

Strong Eagle wrote:^^^^^^
Interesting... so AT&T and T-Mobile support if willing to purchase grey market.


Yep! And it works great. I got LTE with AT&T, and am getting LTE with Singtel right now while roaming on an AT&T SIM.
by zzm9980
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Google Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Google Pixel

Comes with sim slot, sim tool, but no sim.

Image
by zzm9980
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Google Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Google Pixel

If you see it in the Phillipines, it is just a hand carried from the US model. I don't think so... the phone is being released in the USA only under Verizon... which is CDMA, not GSM. GSM/CDMA distinctions don't really apple to 4G. Verizon phones (iPhones and others) almost all work globally. It's ...
by zzm9980
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Google Pixel
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Google Pixel

If you see it in the Phillipines, it is just a hand carried from the US model.
by zzm9980
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: xiaomi notebook air
Replies: 4
Views: 4724

Re: xiaomi notebook air

I have one of these, purchased at a Xiaomi store in China. I love it, the price was great. There are extra PCI-E slots to expand it. It is definitely a Apple rip off, but it is NOT half the power. The 12" is same cpu/gpu specs as the "Macbook" (not Air), but half the RAM, while much b...
by zzm9980
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Well my fellow tards; I'm being moved to Thailand - Bkk
Replies: 21
Views: 9472

Re: Well my fellow tards; I'm being moved to Thailand - Bkk

Sorry to see you going PNGMK. Hope we can have another drink either here or in BKK one day. Agree on the Thai language. Almost as painful to me as Vietnamese, which I affectionately describe as "Sounds like Cantonese, if you try to speak it while your head is submerged in a toilet" Btw, lo...
by zzm9980
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Uber or Grab?
Replies: 45
Views: 18984

Re: Uber or Grab?

I find Uber much slower to arrive, their app (since the "upgrade") is buggier, and often their drivers seem to know the rides less than their grab equivalents. Part of the reason they're slower to arrive seems to be their algorithm to assign you a driver who is completing a trip nearby. I ...
by zzm9980
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: visa runs Indonesia - singapore subject to increased scrutiny
Replies: 6
Views: 2912

Re: visa runs Indonesia - singapore subject to increased scrutiny

I would note however, that Thailand is a bit different. My dear wife was working a contract for our company and had been going in and out. She flew up again one Sunday evening and shortly thereafter we received a call... they had checked her passport and determined she had already been in Thailand ...
by zzm9980
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Suggested monthly income for family of 4
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: Suggested monthly income for family of 4

Don't assume you'll get your kids into a local school, so be sure to budget for an international school. Acceptance rates for foreigners seems to hover around 50-60% with little rhyme or reason as to 'why'.
by zzm9980
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Airline for Miles
Replies: 11
Views: 2556

Re: Best Airline for Miles

Plus, Singapore Air almost never ever ever upgrades you based on status/over-sold. And i only say "almost" because I've only heard of one person ever claiming this happened to them. They generally say they will *not* free upgrade for any reason.
by zzm9980
Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Best Airline for Miles
Replies: 11
Views: 2556

Re: Best Airline for Miles

I fly Cathay between Singapore and SFO. Excellent service, better prices than Singapore Air usually for business class+ to SFO. Their economy and first is comparable to SQ to SFO (SQ doesnt fly the 380 there, so no suites), but the business is slightly better on SQ. With the exception that on SQ you...
by zzm9980
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: 1gb fibre required
Replies: 15
Views: 4460

Re: 1gb fibre required

Agree with MyRepublic. Plus they have some offshore DNS addresses and you can buy a static IP if needed. Sadly those aren't working too well anymore for online video. Netflix has announced big crackdowns, but I've found a lot of online services I used to use functioning pretty erratically, at least...
by zzm9980
Thu, 11 Feb 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: US Passport woes... no passport for you!
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Re: US Passport woes... no passport for you!

Nothing wrong with revoking the passport's of tax dodgers. Its the practice of CBT (citizenship based taxation) that's FUBAR. The problem is the amount of $50k is not that unreasonable highly. If you're looking to get the real scofflaws, the amount should be 5x or 10x that. Remember the IRS does no...
by zzm9980
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: 1gb fibre required
Replies: 15
Views: 4460

Re: 1gb fibre required

Good luck getting one gig in and out of Singapore. It's easy, I do it all the time. The catch is just not in a single connection, but multiple. This is where BitTorrent really shines. :) Even besides then, many large sites have a CDN presence inside or outside of Singapore matters less and less. OP...

Go to advanced search