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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby x9200 » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:36 am

Lets educate then

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Postby NZinSG » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:54 am

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NZinSG wrote:You had beef in your fridge... Were you not cooking that as well as the eggs? Eating raw beef isn't healthy.

Raw beef is perfectly healthy (if this is a perfectly healthy raw beef) and actually the tartare of beef is pretty delicious. I am sure OP has it that way.


Yeah, nah. I wouldn't trust raw meat, too many people handle it before it gets to you and it gives too many chances of becoming sick or unwell.

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NZinSG wrote:To be honest, I find the whole "no cooking/light cooking" quite strange in Singapore...


i used to think so, until i had tenants that essentially fried (cooked?) enough food that (all) the smell's embedded permanently into the apartment walls. even beyond the kitchen door...


They're just helping to avoid rust formation and give your walls a non-stick property. Honestly, I would thank them for seasoning your place, and if you wish to know more, have a read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasoning_(cookware)

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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby Mollythekitten » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:14 pm

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Mollythekitten wrote:Yes yes me too, because for every people, they have their own perspective of light cooking right? But this is Singapore, i can't do anything about that. Yes! I'm going to move out next month since i can already take my full deposit back. Thanks for your opinion :)


Congrats on getting your full deposit back.

Goodluck with the next place you stay and I would suggest you follow the rules there.


You know, sometimes, when landlord said no visitors are allowed, it's only for formality. Because i've been living on three places before, a lot of my friends that came to Singapore, stayed at my house before. And the owner have no problem with that, even though they say no visitors are allowed. How about in your place? Are they allowing you to bring friends? Also, few months ago, my mom came to visit me, and slept in this house, the owner asked for my mom passport and embarkation card, isn't it a bit too much? :-|

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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby bgd » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:21 pm

Yes agreed, lots of petty rules in this country. Can be a surprise for those of us from more liberal locations. My attitude is their country, their rules. You just need to work within their system, and that isn't really difficult.

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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby NZinSG » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:51 pm

Do you live with the owner? I agree that the rules here can be quite petty. Though for having others stay over it could be a matter of not wanting you to sublet or fire safety restrictions too.

I honestly think a major part of it is not wanting you to sublet, because for all they know these "friends"/your "mother" could simply be paying you $25-50 per night to have a cheap stay at a condo.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:54 pm

Mollythekitten wrote:Also, few months ago, my mom came to visit me, and slept in this house, the owner asked for my mom passport and embarkation card, isn't it a bit too much? :-|


Knowing some enterprising ASEAN folks have been running dormitories in rented flats, LLs have a right to worry.

And for mommy - nothing wrong. If your mommy (according to you ..) has some immigration violation the LL will be fined or his property maybe seized.

And before you disagree, yes, a lot of social visit pass guys try part time works.

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:58 pm

NZinSG wrote:I honestly think a major part of it is not wanting you to sublet, because for all they know these "friends"/your "mother" could simply be paying you $25-50 per night to have a cheap stay at a condo.


You saw PNGMKs thread on going after Airbnb? ;)

As I write this, a group of church friends visiting from Philippines, travelling on a low budget, managed to get one of their relative to put up the group of 4, for free for 5 days, and the last day, in a hostel.

I asked why one day in a hostel, and the answer was, Landlord checks the house every Sunday ;)

The host may have good intention but if HDB catches the act, the landlord may lose his unit. For food!

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 7:33 am

ecureilx wrote:The host may have good intention but if HDB catches the act, the landlord may lose his unit. For food!

I wonder if such threat is real or the fear is simply blown out of proportion. I mean, it is clear that the LL is not expected to monitor the property 24/7 so what sort of behaviour HDB considers as reasonable (due diligence).
I had clauses related to visitors in the TAs proposed (private property), that I should report visitors to the LL etc., and they were removed without any fuss after I just said, they violate my privacy (in other words, this is not the LL's business who and when visits me). HDB may be different but the common part is the fear of harbouring illegal immigrants. Still I think this fear is exaggerated or is just a pretext for the more kiasu LL to let them control the situation regardless any rational behaviour.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:36 pm

x9200 wrote:HDB may be different but the common part is the fear of harbouring illegal immigrants. Still I think this fear is exaggerated or is just a pretext for the more kiasu LL to let them control the situation regardless any rational behaviour.


Its blown out of proportion..

And most Singaporeans are terrified to go to anything that's grey area ... never mind breaking any law ..

And the local news always we sensationalize such news to remind the natives!

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Postby NZinSG » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 8:35 pm

ecureilx wrote:
NZinSG wrote:I honestly think a major part of it is not wanting you to sublet, because for all they know these "friends"/your "mother" could simply be paying you $25-50 per night to have a cheap stay at a condo.


You saw PNGMKs thread on going after Airbnb? ;)


Ha, no - I've been visiting SG since 2010, and reading /r/singapore from about then too... It seems like a very Singaporean thing to worry about. Plus there are a bunch of short term rental ads on Chinese forums, or so I've heard (stayed in a couple when I had a day or two either side of a large trip and didn't want to commit to schedules).

Also, the condo I'm staying put out statements saying that no shortterm rentals (less than 6 months) are allowed.

ecureilx wrote:I asked why one day in a hostel, and the answer was, Landlord checks the house every Sunday ;)


Screw that noise. What kind of hell hole forces weekly inspections? People in AUS were annoyed with 3 inspections a year.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 9:25 pm

NZinSG wrote:Screw that noise. What kind of hell hole forces weekly inspections? People in AUS were annoyed with 3 inspections a year.


Therein lies the big difference between a 1st world country and a country with 1st world infrastructure and 3rd world citizens. :roll: :oops!: :shit:

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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby NZinSG » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 9:48 pm

The thing that honestly gets me here, is the lack of regard for other people that they deem they're better than.

See:
-Maids falling out of freak windows because they have to wash the outside.
-Maids being forced to reclean the same shit multiple times per day, or do stupid tasks (have to get your money's worth! That whole $500+ means you can work these [s]slaves[/s] maids 24hrs a day.)
freak inspections each week for non-singaporeans/non-westerners.

The classism in Singapore makes me sick, tbh.

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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:32 pm

^^This.

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Postby Mollythekitten » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:33 pm

ecureilx wrote:I asked why one day in a hostel, and the answer was, Landlord checks the house every Sunday ;)


Screw that noise. What kind of hell hole forces weekly inspections? People in AUS were annoyed with 3 inspections a year.[/quote]

LOL, i found that Singaporean are scared to break rules and they are really scared of strangers, i don't know why. That's why ecureilx friend's landlord check his/her place every Sunday, are they afraid of terrorism or other things? Because for illegal immigrants, it's none of the LLs business, and i think Singapore also have lots of illegal immigrant, it is something that cannot be prevented. My friend LLs also checks her place every week! :?

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Re: Unpleasant Stay experience is Singapore!!!!!!

Postby Mollythekitten » Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:41 pm

NZinSG wrote:The thing that honestly gets me here, is the lack of regard for other people that they deem they're better than.

See:
-Maids falling out of freak windows because they have to wash the outside.
-Maids being forced to reclean the same shit multiple times per day, or do stupid tasks (have to get your money's worth! That whole $500+ means you can work these [s]slaves[/s] maids 24hrs a day.)
freak inspections each week for non-singaporeans/non-westerners.

The classism in Singapore makes me sick, tbh.


Yes i agreed with you, i talked with one maid from Indonesia. She told me that her employer's eldest daughter always bullied her, the daughter often hide her own clothes in her closets and accused the maid of stealing her clothes. The other things is, the daughter scold the maid because she spoiled the daughter's bra, the fact is that the daughter put the bra inside washing machine without putting inside washing net, of course her bra will be spoiled. She asked the maid to pay back her bra around $50, but she bought it in Batam for Rp40,000 which equals $4 (the maid saw the price tag when the daughter first bought it). I don't know what happen with Singaporean, their attitude is shitty. Not all of them, but few of Singaporeans are.


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