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Post by Vaucluse » Sat, 05 Nov 2005 11:12 pm

I wonder what the main topics are in Bangkok/Pattaya/Phuket expat forums . . .

Travelling far too often to Bangkok on business (normally arrive in the morning and leave the place at night, if I'm lucky), the expats there are not what you find here, but all bar one would love to be posted here in Singapore instead.

Yes, the guy has some valid points, but to come to those conclusions (some of them based on false assumptions - like baggage space) after a few days is quite silly, really.
sogohome Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:29 pm Post subject:

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yay! singapore for singaporeans!



Yay, back to the kampung for you!!!! Time to admire how 'developed' Malaysia would be in comparison!!! Yay!!! Twit . . . .
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 8:48 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Regarding the supposed ignoring of a question asked in hotels here
Eric, I believe Singapore is behind the region in in customer service. This is also a common complaint of business travellers. Ask for anything slightly out of the ordinary and 8 times out of 10 you are met with a blank stare. Just the other day I was at lunch with my son and asked for the bill when the waitress delivered the meals -- we had a movie to catch...

Blank stare.
I repeated: Can you bring the bill when you get a chance?
You wan da bill is it?
Yes please.
Now?
If you can. Yes.
No coffee?
No thanks, just the bill.
She had to speak to the supervisor, then brought the bill and hovered over us while we ate until I paid the check. That is a practice I'll never understand...

It all makes sense if you take into consideration that there is a language barrier. I for one, believe this acc unts for at least 50 % of frustrations on both sides.

'Singapore is for Singaporeans' is an isolationist, limiting, economically dangerous policy -- is it not?

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Post by Vaucluse » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 11:20 am

'Singapore is for Singaporeans' is an isolationist, limiting, economically dangerous policy -- is it not?


Quite . . . . and I quote:
Yay, back to the kampung for you!!!! Time to admire how 'developed' Malaysia would be in comparison!!! Yay!!! Twit . . . .
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Post by dot dot dot » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 11:14 pm

customer service...

Try any hotel in Europe (no matter which country)...

USA is indeed perfect in this, cannot say anything wrong on the level of cs over there...

Asia? I still see Japan, Korean and Singapore as the best in the region. The 'smile' in Thailand is soooo superficial...

And I think we are talking about occasions, personal experiences, which say all about ourselves, not so much about the countries we mention.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 07 Nov 2005 7:16 am

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:which say all about ourselves, not so much about the countries we mention.

Eric
Somehow I knew this would turn out badly for me... :roll:

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Post by Wham » Tue, 08 Nov 2005 9:28 pm

...all i can say is that it is a good thing he did not eat at one of the east coast seafood establishments that charge for napkins and peanuts or we would NEVER hear the end of this...

Nevertheless, i would prefer it if he sent his complaints to the tourist board and not this forum as this place really DOES need some customer service upgrading - and the only way it is going to happen is if the offending parties start getting canned once in a while!!!

CD - speaking of good service - any acrid smoke in your souffle? OUCH!
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