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by curiousgeorge
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Online storage for photos/videos
Replies: 37
Views: 18699

Re: Online storage for photos/videos

I don't know if this applies to you, but if you have an Office365 subscription, the OneDrive storage is essentially unlimited (although it shows 10TB). With the integration on your phone/pc, don't worry about the upload speed. Sure, it takes a while when you first sign up, but after that it remains ...
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Fibre Internet: My Republic/ViewQuest/Starhub/Singtel
Replies: 39
Views: 25389

Re: Fibre Internet: My Republic/ViewQuest/Starhub/Singtel

I signed up with ViewQwest a few months back and got a free android-based TV box (similar to HDTV). Pre-loaded with Hulu, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, various Korean/Vietnamese/Chinese similar services. I don't do major news or sports TV anyway, so I haven't signed with a TV provider. Does tha...
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Fibre Internet: My Republic/ViewQuest/Starhub/Singtel
Replies: 39
Views: 25389

Re: Fibre Internet: My Republic/ViewQuest/Starhub/Singtel

I signed up with ViewQwest a few months back and got a free android-based TV box (similar to HDTV). Pre-loaded with Hulu, Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV player, various Korean/Vietnamese/Chinese similar services.

I don't do major news or sports TV anyway, so I haven't signed with a TV provider.
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Greyhounds / sighthounds in Singapore?!
Replies: 9
Views: 5895

Re: Greyhounds / sighthounds in Singapore?!

Also, http://www.petschannel.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; is the best forum for pet-related stuff I've found in Singapore. You may get more help there.

And if you do end up here with them, I would love to meet them :)
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Entertainment, Leisure & Sports
Topic: Greyhounds / sighthounds in Singapore?!
Replies: 9
Views: 5895

Re: Greyhounds / sighthounds in Singapore?!

We always had lurchers, rescue/racing greys and whippets back in the UK (with the occasional Irish and deerhound!) so yeah we love the sighthound family :) Not much to add - you'd almost certainly not be able to live in an HDB (not approved). You might be able to appeal and get a temp permit, but th...
by curiousgeorge
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: 'World's most $$$ cities revealed: SG tops the charts again'
Replies: 24
Views: 6474

Re: 'World's most $$$ cities revealed: SG tops the charts ag

Of course if you take car ownership out of the report, Singapore drops to 48th place :-"
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Considering Move to SIN-Schools to Visit for Autistic Child
Replies: 17
Views: 13049

Re: Considering Move to SIN-Schools to Visit for Autistic Ch

Yes, Pathlight takes admissions from Primary school level. So you're not looking for a school at all - you're looking for what is known in Singapore as a Pre-school . You might want to re-phrase your question because all the advice you will get will be wrong. Suggest you take a closer look at the AR...
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Considering Move to SIN-Schools to Visit for Autistic Child
Replies: 17
Views: 13049

Re: Considering Move to SIN-Schools to Visit for Autistic Ch

See if this helps at all... I am not familiar with a mixed typical/special needs school in Singapore, but I am familiar with the following two schools: http://www.edenschool.edu.sg/main/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Eden is a vocational school for kids with ASD http://www....
by curiousgeorge
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Latest News & Current Affairs
Topic: The thing we now can't talk about
Replies: 23
Views: 5676

Re: The thing we now can't talk about

I thought we were talking about you-know-who's prostate
by curiousgeorge
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Offer to relocate from Dubai
Replies: 4
Views: 2084

Re: Offer to relocate from Dubai

Based on various cost-of-living comparison sites, Singapore is anything from 15% to 40% more expensive than Dubai. http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+Arab+Emirates&city1=Dubai&country2=Singapore&city2=Singapore&displayCurrency=SGD" onclick="window.open(this.href)...
by curiousgeorge
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Are there nice HDBs/non-condo flats?
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Are there nice HDBs/non-condo flats?

Honestly, the nicer buildings are the newer ones, and they tend to be further out of town than the older, mature estates. I say tend to be, there is one obvious exception, The Pinnacle - a design award-winning HDB that has just passed its 5th birthday. (This is significant because there is a Minimum...
by curiousgeorge
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Guess the nationality....two scumbags on camera...
Replies: 17
Views: 6516

Re: Guess the nationality....two scumbags on camera...

That and the fact that if they charge with affray it adds to the crime statistics. Whereas if they are let off, it retains Singapore's "low crime" stats.
Don't forget there is a general erection in the next 18months...the PAP is going to want to brag about their policies keeping crime low :^o
by curiousgeorge
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Terminate Tenancy contract early
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Terminate Tenancy contract early

And another thing - your local community centre/GRC might have free legal clinic sessions. Mine certainly does at Radin Mas. Might be able to get a free legal letter sent requesting repairs.
by curiousgeorge
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Terminate Tenancy contract early
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

Re: Terminate Tenancy contract early

This flies in the face of everything else you will be told in this forum, but it worked for me. Ordinarily, I would rely on the contract which probably has a clauses dealing with repairs (first $150 borne by the tenant is usual) or if its uninhabitable. However, if you want to breach a tenancy contr...
by curiousgeorge
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?
Replies: 29
Views: 14994

Re: Where to buy dinnerware in Singapore?

It will be interesting to see if they bring the CB2 line here. It's supposed to be a competitor to Ikea, and in the same general price range. IMO higher quality stuff, but the styles are a bit too trendy... You mean CB2 like the one at Peranakan Place? http://www.cb2.com/Stores/peranakan-place/str5...

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