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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by malcontent » Wed, 13 Jan 2021 9:31 am

I agree that secondary roads in Malaysia are not the safest in high traffic areas, thanks to other road users. But not overly dangerous in my opinion - you just have to be more defensive and aware.

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by malcontent » Wed, 13 Jan 2021 2:50 pm

tiktok wrote:
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 4:41 pm
Would you say it's a dangerous route to drive after dark with children in the car?
I would certainly prefer before dark, but wouldn’t let that stop me, kids or not.

Your comfort with this may depend on your experience. I’ve driven in many countries after dark on unlit two lane roads. In the US extensively, but also many times in ANZ & the EU as well. I also lived (& drove extensively) in the KL metro area for about half a year.

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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 13 Jan 2021 3:27 pm

tiktok wrote:
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Max Headroom wrote:
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I was keen to her your take on exactly that aspect, i.e. crime/personal safety. We encountered quite an unsavory character in pretty much the very spot you're describing above. In fact, if I read the scenario correctly that day, we're lucky to come away in one piece, thanks to a keen eye on my part and a subsequent all-out sprint back to our car. It was the first time in my life I felt like quarry. Scary AF.
Would you say it's a dangerous route to drive after dark with children in the car?
It's a pretty typical road system for Asia. I don't usually drive too much at night if I can help it as the edges of the roads can be treacherous and unlit. I've put an LED bar on my car and LED spots on my motorbike specifically for that reason, this I did after a friend went off the road on an unlit road late at night on his bike (basically the road disappeared).
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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by nakatago » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 7:06 am

I hope SMS got refunds for all those tickets he sent me.

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:28 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by BigginHill » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 2:58 pm

Wd40 wrote:
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
I think the vaccine rollout will take time. I don't see us flying until the end of this year.

That is quite a thing to not catch a flight and be stuck on a 700sqkm island for 2 years!
Tell me about it.

One of the best things about living in SG has always been the ease of leaving it.

For some odd reason I ended up rewatching "Up in the air" on Netflix yesterday (disliked it first time around) A major flashback to the perils of constant biz travel, crowded airports, stuffy lounges, TSA... - and I can't *wait* to get back to those times!

I see many commendable suggestions to explore SG's domestic wonders in these pandemic times. Through the past 15 years here, I've seriously enjoyed doing so myself & still have todo places on my list. SG has so many interesting nooks & crannies, I've never been bored here for one second.

However, as much as SG is an eminently comfortable place to spend time, you can only explore Pulau Ubin, The Old Ford Factory, The Toa Payoh Dragon Playground, Sembawang Hot Spring & Kranji Marshes (w/a face mask ](*,) ) so many times.

I suppose HK residents feel similar.

So yeah, looking forward to get freedom back, including the freedom of travel.

Any 2021 travel in Asia/Oz/NZ looks completely off & likely to carry into 2022.

Europe/US I'm still hopeful we'll see a final turn-around & reopening late summer 2021. Let's see if SG at least loosen the SHN restrictions for those who've been vaccinated. Not counting on it though, given their hard approach.

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by tiktok » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 3:09 pm

BigginHill wrote:
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 2:58 pm
I suppose HK residents feel similar.
At least they can do stuff like this: https://amp.scmp.com/sport/outdoor/hiki ... 19-despite
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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by tiktok » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 3:15 pm

tiktok wrote:
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 3:09 pm
BigginHill wrote:
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 2:58 pm
I suppose HK residents feel similar.
At least they can do stuff like this: https://amp.scmp.com/sport/outdoor/hiki ... 19-despite
Sorry, scmp has blocked the article, but hopefully you get the idea - there's wonderful hiking in HK.
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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 3:25 pm

My friend, a Singaporean Chinese, has been in HK for around a decade now, working in the financial district (a major bank). He's an avid hiker and often posts pics of the various views from the difference trails he's done in HK. He goes out virtually every weekend or every other weekend.

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by malcontent » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 3:28 pm

Hong Kong actually has some decent beaches too... not at all the dirty beach/tanker view you’d expect!

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 3:32 pm

I reckon it does as long as you get away from Aberdeen Harbour! :oops!: :shit:

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Re: Do you miss flying?

Post by Jgrif96229 » Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:41 pm

You can probably travel now. It is the 14 day quarantine at location other than home. Makes for a long and expensive trip especialy if there is quarantine at your destination. What we miss is the most is the ability to take a free and easy getaway. All this will have to wait till 4th quarter 2021.
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