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by positano
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

i recall attending a talk in Singapore for newbies to Singapore where a GP from the International Medical Clinic said that HFMD is a common disease here to look out for (compared to back home) but she didn't say why. in my opinion, it still seems to be more prevalent in Asia. no one has been able to...
by positano
Tue, 09 Dec 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

thanks for your replies. i had a freak out last nite cos one of my friends has HFMD and i thought i caught it from her but it turned out to b a false alarm. i know HFMD has appeared in Australia but i think the outbreaks aren't as widespread or as common. it seems to be very common here which is wor...
by positano
Mon, 08 Dec 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Replies: 6
Views: 2905

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hi,

Can anyone enlighten me on why Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease seems to be so prevalent in Singapore? Is it the climate, poor hygiene etc? I had only heard of rare cases of HFMD when I was at home.
by positano
Wed, 03 Dec 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Where to find "Characters" for birthday cake
Replies: 2
Views: 2522

hi chrissi3, you could try the following : Bake It Yourself Store http://www.b-i-y.com/ . BIY has a good selection of cake decorations and novelty cake tins you can rent or buy. Phoon Huat http://www.phoonhuat.com/ . I find that Phoon Huat is more affordable than BIY for baking ingredients but their...
by positano
Sun, 30 Nov 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Car seats in taxis?
Replies: 13
Views: 7275

hi snowqueen, i am looking at getting a peg perego too and i've been told by the shop assistants that only a peg perego car seat will fit. however, this is not the case. my friend has the peg perego p3 and she uses a graco car seat. i don't know which model though. i don't know if the graco car seat...
by positano
Sun, 30 Nov 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Is it possible to get housesitters here?
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

http://www.pets.com.sg/

this website may help too
by positano
Sun, 30 Nov 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Is it possible to get housesitters here?
Replies: 4
Views: 1768

hi anitabatho, i don't know about housesitters but we've tried a petsitter who visited our dog once a day and we've also tried a pet hotel. our dog was quite social so we felt that both options we tried didn't really meet his needs. i have an alternate suggestion to housesitting for you to consider....
by positano
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What's culture shock to you for those who live(d) in Singapore?
Replies: 266
Views: 96261

hi stacey, i can deal with all of the things mentioned to some degree. some days i can deal with it better than other days. however, when i first moved here all of those things really shocked me and jolted my system. re my last 4 points, i agree that "it is what it is" but i don't agree wi...
by positano
Tue, 18 Nov 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: What's culture shock to you for those who live(d) in Singapore?
Replies: 266
Views: 96261

seeing yellow phlegm spat on the ground close to my table at a hawker centre. bones and used tissues strewn on tables at hawker centres. people picking their nose in public, people picking their ear wax in public, trimming their fingernails on public transport and old men plucking hairs off their ch...
by positano
Thu, 13 Nov 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: home delivery for lebanese food
Replies: 19
Views: 9644

As mentioned by SMS, Al Qasr at Holland Village. They cater but I am unsure about delivery too. I haven't been to Al Qasr yet but I've heard good reviews from friends about this place. The website link for the restaurant is :

http://www.alqasr.com.sg/index.html
by positano
Tue, 11 Nov 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tissues to 'hold a table'.
Replies: 54
Views: 12428

i have experienced this tissue choping phenomenon. let me ask you this.....have you ever heard of tissue choping by air? one of my friends was about to sit at a table at a food court when someone standing further away threw a packet of tissues which landed on the table top just before my friend sat ...
by positano
Fri, 31 Oct 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Water births?
Replies: 7
Views: 5094

there is a bath/spa at thomson medical centre which is used for pain relief during labour (but not a water birth). however, there is only one bath/spa in one of their six birthing suites so its availability is unpredictable.
by positano
Mon, 27 Oct 2008 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Little Ozchick won't eat
Replies: 28
Views: 7501

the little Ozchick is on anti-depressants gimme a break will ya. Pill em up thatll work :???: Again i side with the crew that think all people should take a test before becoming a parent. How many anit depressants are there in Somalia!!! And if anybody has a reason to be depressed they do. :shootin...
by positano
Mon, 27 Oct 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Dogs in Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 13114

hi Indiana, before you move here with your dogs you may want to consider how long you will be living here for and what the quarranties laws are like in your home country for you to bring your dogs back home eg. if your dogs have to be placed in quarrantine for 6 months when you try to return home wo...
by positano
Mon, 27 Oct 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Insurance
Topic: health insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 6549

Re: health insurance

Hi JJ, First of all , if you are pregnant basically no private medical insurance in Singapore will cover your delivery even if you are signing up before you are pregnant. Simple as that. But if you want to cover for specific female critical illnesses , that is still possible. You can also apply for...

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