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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby angmo » Sun, 01 Nov 2015 3:49 pm

That bird is something. Completely forgot about it. Made me laugh.

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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby JR8 » Sun, 01 Nov 2015 6:28 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:I hadn't realized it until I looked up that YouTube vid, and, those birds are a species of cuckoo.


Know thine enemy 8-) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_koel

They lay their eggs in crows nests, classing them as 'brood parasites'. A handy strategy for a feckless parent? :) So on the seemingly rare occasions you see a Koal it is often in-flight and being mobbed by crows. It's long tail feathers are distinctive.
You see hawks being mobbed by crows too, but that's down to them preying on crow chicks.

We've had koels at the last two places we've lived, they like hanging out in the tops of the huge acacia [?] trees. The first time I knew of them being culled was upon hearing two very loud bangs and just knowing it was a fire-arm. That - in the context of SG - was a WT*!? moment :lol: Then he put another round through the nest, went and picked up the bird and chucked it in the back of his van. Then the shooter stands back discreetly for 5mins, waiting to hear if there are any others. Despite which it seems the culler will often return within a week to shoot another one. Such a relief when the final one is silenced; it seems to be the problem solved for a year or so.
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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby rosscmrn » Thu, 12 Nov 2015 7:21 am

Fantastic we moved in August and did not really know how lucky we were, restaurants, MRT, food court close to airport can't recommend enough...


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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby angmo » Thu, 12 Nov 2015 7:52 am

That was tanah merah area for you..?

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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby rosscmrn » Thu, 12 Nov 2015 7:53 am

Yes d'manor development


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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby angmo » Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:47 am

Thanks... will look into it !!

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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby nutnut » Thu, 19 Nov 2015 6:02 am

I lived in tanah Merah for 3 years, with young kids. It's quiet in regards to there being f@@k all around you, it's noisy in that the a380s and mrt trains can be heard (the smaller 2 jet planes are not normally an issue). If you come on your own and you're a young man who wants to party, it's not hugely convenient for the city once the mrts stop. Frankly, if you can get a transfer to KL, it's much nicer ;)


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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby angmo » Thu, 19 Nov 2015 6:14 am

hmm.. noise of the airport. thats a bit of a concern...

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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby nutnut » Thu, 19 Nov 2015 6:20 am

To be honest, it's only the big jets, the a380s and frankly, it stops about 11pm and was only about once every hour when I lived there 2 years ago. How quiet do you want it? It's Singapore, unless you live in some shack in some ulu part of the country, there is noise everywhere! My suggestion is, if noise is an issue don't move to singapore. Move to Malaysia and commute in.


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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby angmo » Thu, 19 Nov 2015 7:16 am

chua chu kang perhaps... :-)

I'll check it out when I get there in a few weeks. 11pm is fine. If not, perhaps the Bedok area.

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Re: Yet another move to Singapore

Postby nutnut » Thu, 19 Nov 2015 5:15 pm

Cck is very busy now, quicker to drive from Malaysia than to get a train from cck


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