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by malcontent
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:09 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Noisy koel birds disturbing my sleep
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Noisy koel birds disturbing my sleep

My wife doesn’t like to hear the creatures of the night but I find it really comforting and it actually helps me get to sleep. I grew up in the country, so summer nights were spent falling asleep with the windows open and the toads croaking in the distance. However, in recent years we’ve had more an...
by malcontent
Mon, 06 Dec 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Gas hob reviews requested
Replies: 22
Views: 5975

Re: Gas hob reviews requested

And therein lies the problem. Quality brands in the past have often compromised on quality and started using cheap junk from China. That is certainly the case for Ariston water heaters. As a consumer, I expect durable goods to last at least 15-20 years at a minimum. Korean brands used to be horribly...
by malcontent
Sun, 05 Dec 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Gas hob reviews requested
Replies: 22
Views: 5975

Re: Gas hob reviews requested

Speaking from a local Singaporean’s POV, the Japanese brands Fujioh and Rinnai are the go-to for hobs. Ariston is good for water heaters while Fisher & Paykel, Elba, (insert other western brands here) are good for their washing machines, dryers & dishwashers. We don’t go to these brands for gas hob...
by malcontent
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Announcement, Help & FAQ
Topic: Who has a will here?
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Who has a will here?

It’s a similar concept when you get poor service at a restaurant in the US… you leave a one cent tip just to make sure they know you didn’t forget them!
by malcontent
Thu, 02 Dec 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Announcement, Help & FAQ
Topic: Who has a will here?
Replies: 11
Views: 2811

Re: Who has a will here?

One of my fiery university professors (he was from Syria) touched on this topic during one of the lectures. He said that if you really want to be sure that your wretched child doesn’t get anything when you pass away, make sure you expressly state in your will that you wish to leave them exactly one ...
by malcontent
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:47 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Bachelor’s degree in media communications in Singapore. Master’s degree from Sydney university in Australia. Communications. Spent 2 years in Australia for that. Apart from that, no, haven’t lived overseas. Trying to work at setting up own business. Using the food delivery to supplement my income u...
by malcontent
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:36 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Sage advice ^ To your question about going to an immigration agency, this has been addressed repeatedly on this forum - it’s just a bad idea all around. Why didn’t you apply earlier? Have you spent any time overseas? What about your family? Could they be tainting your application? Why are you doing...
by malcontent
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 9:25 am
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Citizenship application rejected - appeal or not

Sage advice ^ To your question about going to an immigration agency, this has been addressed repeatedly on this forum - it’s just a bad idea all around. Why didn’t you apply earlier? Have you spent any time overseas? What about your family? Could they be tainting your application? Why are you doing ...
by malcontent
Wed, 01 Dec 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: How to lose weight?
Replies: 184
Views: 44250

Re: How to lose weight?

I would assume it’s something like this: https://www.harveynorman.com.sg/health-and-personal-care/health-and-wellbeing-en/bathroom-scales/fitbit-scale-aria-air-wireless-black.html Prices on “smart scales” have come down considerably since I bought mine for US$199 around 5 years ago. Mine is Withings...
by malcontent
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Beauty, Health & Fitness
Topic: Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?
Replies: 18
Views: 4299

Re: Why are we NOT being given an anti-body test after being double jabbed?

BBCDoc wrote:
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 7:33 pm
Well, they are less likely to fall foul of any malpractice suit if they check you first before giving a vaccine…


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Does that really apply in Singapore though? It seems like only blatant cases make it to court and even then, it’s not very punitive.
by malcontent
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign Spouse first extension STVP or LTVP?
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Foreign Spouse first extension STVP or LTVP?

The vet can also inject your pet with a little something to take the edge off, if you think it will get too stressed during the flight - as that can be life threatening. Depends on the animal; we did inject our hyper nervous dog we brought over from the US last time… would definitely have been flip...
by malcontent
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Condo pool closing hours
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Condo pool closing hours

I find that whenever new condo management comes in, they tend to become way too overzealous about everything for a few years… everything from parking exactly centered (even though the parking spot next to you is not even owned by anyone), to not having a single item outside your door because it’s fi...
by malcontent
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Gas hob reviews requested
Replies: 22
Views: 5975

Re: Gas hob reviews requested

Ariston normally provided two sets of orifices. One for each as MD mentions. I'm on my 2nd Aniston (it's now around 10 or 12 years old. The first one also lasted the same and I had to hunt all over Singapore to find the replacement as I wanted the same model stainless freestanding stove, for 5 burn...
by malcontent
Tue, 30 Nov 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Gas hob reviews requested
Replies: 22
Views: 5975

Re: Gas hob reviews requested

At the risk of asking the obvious... you do have the correct setup for the gas you are using? Natural gas, aka "city gas", aka the low pressure gas that is piped into your house requires different orifices than tanked gas, aka, propane gas. A natural gas hob will not work on propane, and a propane ...
by malcontent
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: PR, Citizenship, Passes & Visas for Foreigners
Topic: Foreign Spouse first extension STVP or LTVP?
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Foreign Spouse first extension STVP or LTVP?

The vet can also inject your pet with a little something to take the edge off, if you think it will get too stressed during the flight - as that can be life threatening. Depends on the animal; we did inject our hyper nervous dog we brought over from the US last time… would definitely have been flipp...

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