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Post by lost_canuck » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:12 am

it was oil of ulan in the UK for years too apparently,, anyway bring face wipes,, lots! some for me please!!! I like the tesco ones that are simple (wish I could remember the name of them)

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Post by HunBunny80 » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 4:00 am

lost_canuck wrote:it was oil of ulan in the UK for years too apparently,, anyway bring face wipes,, lots! some for me please!!! I like the tesco ones that are simple (wish I could remember the name of them)
Hey Canuck, look at Tesco's websites and let me know.

Do you think they would dry up during transit? 6 weeks on sea and quite humid.

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Post by lost_canuck » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 7:33 pm

as long as they weren't opened I think they should be fine, if you could bring a couple for me I would be eternally grateful :) and of course reimburse you for them

Tesco Skin Wisdom D/Care Norm/Comb3in1 Wipes 25 :D or age reverse ones, about £2.50. 2 would be cool
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Post by HunBunny80 » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 8:29 pm

ok. I'll see what I can do :wink:

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Post by Louiza » Wed, 28 Mar 2007 4:22 pm

Not sure if you Brits are into it - but I arrived in Singapore from Sydney last week and found sunscreen rather expensive to buy and am forever getting burnt by this singaporean sun! Also hot chocolate and good coffee....
and anything pet related if you have pets....

*suffering from caffeine withdrawal and rather sun burnt*
*dog not liking the local food*

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Post by HunBunny80 » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 7:34 am

Louiza wrote:Not sure if you Brits are into it - but I arrived in Singapore from Sydney last week and found sunscreen rather expensive to buy and am forever getting burnt by this singaporean sun! Also hot chocolate and good coffee....
and anything pet related if you have pets....

*suffering from caffeine withdrawal and rather sun burnt*
*dog not liking the local food*
Louiza, What do you feed your dog? Human food?

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Post by Louiza » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 9:10 am

Haha, course not!
By local food I mean the brands of dog food one could get here....

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Post by lost_canuck » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:04 am

Louiza wrote:Not sure if you Brits are into it - but I arrived in Singapore from Sydney last week and found sunscreen rather expensive to buy and am forever getting burnt by this singaporean sun! Also hot chocolate and good coffee....
and anything pet related if you have pets....

*suffering from caffeine withdrawal and rather sun burnt*
*dog not liking the local food*
there is a big pet shop in the bottom of centre point on Orchard road, by the cold storage, and what is bad coffee? Illy is good, coffee culture has hit the shores... :???: best idea for sunscreen is to check guardian, but tangs had a sale recently. :) I buy expensive stuff for my face tho, loreal 50+

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Post by Louiza » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:32 am

Thanks!
Will check the pet shop out...
Yes, indeed Illy is good coffee, except I'm stuck in the 'burbs so no coffee as such around me unless I get the MRT into town, but then I can't bring my coffee back to my desk at home...
Got some normal sunscreen for the body from Guardian, but for the price of that small bottle, I could have got at least 1L of sunscreen in Australia...
Is the Tangs' sales still on? Must stock up on the more exxy sunscreen for face (can't afford that to cover my whole body)... :)

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:42 pm

Louiza wrote:Thanks!
Will check the pet shop out...
Yes, indeed Illy is good coffee, except I'm stuck in the 'burbs so no coffee as such around me unless I get the MRT into town, but then I can't bring my coffee back to my desk at home...
Got some normal sunscreen for the body from Guardian, but for the price of that small bottle, I could have got at least 1L of sunscreen in Australia...
Is the Tangs' sales still on? Must stock up on the more exxy sunscreen for face (can't afford that to cover my whole body)... :)
Louiza,

"I'm stuck in the 'burbs" :???:

You have acclimatized pretty good considering you are from Oz. I though they were the only ones who considered Tuas to Orchard Road a big deal! The whole Island of Singapore isn't much bigger than Darwin? :lol: Big trip the MRT to town? Are you sure you are from Oz? :P
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Post by Louiza » Thu, 29 Mar 2007 1:28 pm

Haha... :lol:

Yep, sure am from Oz, from Sydney in fact, except I lived in the inner city of Sydney where there's cafes galour (I guess you have your equivalent of hawker centers here!)...To give you an idea how close the to the CBD I was in Sydney, it would I guess be living like at the apartments near orchard rd? ok, may be slight exaggeration...but I guess if I am living in Holland or something, I'd feel different otherwise...Serangoon is rather 'local' - hence I feel I'm stuck in the middle of no where would appreciate if someone to tell me where I can get coffee (not kopi) by foot (also am used to having a car)...

Where is Tuas?

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Post by lost_canuck » Fri, 30 Mar 2007 10:21 pm

Louisa, where in the burbs are you? I make my coffee at home with a drip filter, not quite an espresso, but darn tasty. Just use espresso grind coffee and the flavour is better, I have an extra plastic filter if you want, I never went for the plunger coffee much, too gritty.

As for tangs sale, not sure if it is still on, I tend to avoid orchard road now. Too busy

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Post by seasider » Sat, 31 Mar 2007 9:08 am

There are Pet Lovers Centre stores all over the place, including a large on at Holland Village. I order my usual provisions (food, catlit) buy phone or online and they deliver it for me at no charge.

Sunscreen - I understand you are used to the 1L bottles from Oz, don't think you'll find them here but most pharmacies do stock sunscreen. NTUC has the best range I think. Also try Robinsons. Some international medical clinics stock specialist products.

Olay was called Ulay in the UK, til it went the way of the Marathon Bar (Snickers - pah).

I've already discussed coffee with the Canuck on another forum. ;) (oh BTW Louiza I gave you the requested access.)

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