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by The Ref
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: What is the sport like at Dover Court?
Replies: 6
Views: 4861

Football : ANZA (www.anzasoccer.com), JSSL (an Arsenal soccer academy), International Soccer Academy ISA plus a new ManU academy Rugby : Centaurs is my preference (www.centaursgroup.com). Rugby is my primary sport and I took time looking at all clubs before choosing Centaurs. Other options are Tang...
by The Ref
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: What is the sport like at Dover Court?
Replies: 6
Views: 4861

At 7 & 9 they should be OK

but when they get older there are not enough kids so it becoms a problem. The school offers (at least) football, swimming, athletics & Netball but no Rugby or cricket. Other sports I dont really know. When my son was 12 he had to play U16 football because there are not enough people at the school af...
by The Ref
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: 4 days in Laos - itinery suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 4957

Leaving tomorrow - stgill no plans :)

but I still have nothing planned after landing in Vientine. Still deciding between Vang Vieng or more likely Luang Prabang. I will decide over the weekend (while in KL) and post back whether it worked out!
by The Ref
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What do people miss about their country of origin?
Replies: 107
Views: 25532

Crumbed fish

All fish here seems to be smothered in twice as much batter as there is fish. I havent found crumbed fish anywhere. No decent hot meat pies but the better frozen ones are OK. Bread without sugar and preservatives. Australian bread is just different - and the Vietnamese bakeries in Aus often make the...
by The Ref
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Low-cost Australian education in Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 4985

Understanding? - IANAL

Ok it's becoming obvious I'm asking the wrong crowd here. Clearly no one understands the concept of babysitting so I guess I'll move on... I think the general understanding of board members may be more that you are giving credit. You are considering offering a serivce with no paperwork but costing ...
by The Ref
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: Low-cost Australian education in Singapore
Replies: 12
Views: 4985

not cost effective

Even if you average 10 kids at $2000pm with 4 terms that totals $80,000 per year. Assuming you would need a place to do this and insurance I dont think this would be viable. Secondly, why would I risk my childrens education to an unknown home school - accreditation would help but there is more costs...
by The Ref
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel & Holidays
Topic: 4 days in Laos - itinery suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 4957

4 days in Laos - itinery suggestions please

I have 4 days (Mon morning to Fri morning) in Laos in early March. I have googled away and there is so much to see, but looking for a recomendation of Laos in 4 days. I am a 30 something (cough early 40's cough) Australian male not interested in drugs, raves or "horizontal tourism" travelling alone....
by The Ref
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:02 am
Forum: 20's Club
Topic: Adopt an Aussie? 27/M
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

No problems meeting Aussies in Singapore

There are Aussies everywhere you go in Singapore who are generally happy to embrace the Noob (this holds true for other nationalities also) If you like sport, I always found the Roo bar in the Orchard hotel more welcoming than most other "Aussie" bars particularly as it is a small sports bar and les...
by The Ref
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Football Fans
Topic: Places to Watch Superbowl 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

Try the Roo Bar in Orchard Hotel

Roo Bar #B1 Orchard Hotel (downstairs, back corner) has the Superbowl from 7am.
by The Ref
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Drivers Licence
Topic: How to convert your motorcycle license into a Singapore one
Replies: 190
Views: 155216

A question of conversion timing

So if you have had a DL for around 20 years, but a motorbike license for less than 12 months what happens? I would declare as I am either too honest or a really bad lier :oops: Do you still have to do the practical tests, training, ...? Given I dont yet have either a car nor a bike should I just wai...
by The Ref
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Sports & Recreational Partners & Team
Topic: Rugby Team
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

try ...

try http://lmgtfy.com/?q=singapore+rugby+clubs Depending on what grade you are looking to play the season is either half way through of close to finishing. I suggest going to one of the games and check out the club you wish to join - while I am sure they all have advantages, my club is obviously the...
by The Ref
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: The "good wine deals" master thread
Replies: 98
Views: 154137

Thanks M8
by The Ref
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: The "good wine deals" master thread
Replies: 98
Views: 154137

shipping from Aus?

I am about to ship some stuff from Aus (as an individual so not great shipping rates) and wondering if adding some wine is worth it. I expect to declare and pay the duty but if it is not worth the hassel I would prefer to know.

And suggestions or advice please?
by The Ref
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Food delivery to Faber
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Food delivery to Faber

We live in Faber which is a great place, save the absence of a coffee shop / Kopitiam. Once (and only once) we got a flyer for food delivery but would like to know any recommended places for good local food that delivers. Singaporean, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, sandwiches, ... are all good but not l...
by The Ref
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Good Australian news podcast wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 1233

Good Australian news podcast wanted

I tend to watch the Australia Network news before work everyday but looking for a good news channel podcast that can be easily downloaded to watch on my journey. Are there any recomendaions? (Prefer not iTunes unless that pod is noticably better than the rest)

Thanks in advance.

Andrew.

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