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Post by jpatokal » Thu, 06 Sep 2007 8:38 pm

Superglide wrote:Every cold storage around the island has a wide range of beef, including t-bone and everything else. I would even go as far as to say every place selling meat does so.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Sep 2007 9:29 pm

I've been using NTUC for the past 25 years. We buy all our beef there with the exception of T-bone & tenderloin but most other cuts can. No problems. Not USDA but Aus beef which is reasonable. Try NTUC @ Festival Market in Hougang or the new one in Ang Mo Kio. Or the newest one (which I haven't been to yet) which will compete directly with the likes of Jason's and Tierney's. Apparently they will be catering to the expat crowd as well as the local crowd that has international tastes (getting to be more and more of them).
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Post by KeriT » Fri, 07 Sep 2007 12:23 pm

whereabouts is the newest NTUC at?

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Post by joop » Fri, 07 Sep 2007 2:09 pm

Bukit Timah Plaza, it's a little more upmarket than your regular NTUC outlets.
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Post by Superglide » Sat, 08 Sep 2007 11:29 am

I know what you mean Joop, but stil it sounds odd: Bukit Timah Plaza upmarket! :lol:

JP, yes, I do go there sometimes, had no trouble finding beef (marine parade)?

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Post by CooperS » Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:34 pm

Excuse my ignorance - what is NTUC? Sounds like a supermarket but jazzy>>>

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Post by Superglide » Tue, 11 Sep 2007 9:28 am

Supermarket, owned by the trade union. :wink:

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Post by remersonh » Tue, 11 Sep 2007 5:54 pm

You'll be fine with that salary (actually better off than the US equivalent of that salary in Manhattan.) How MUCH better off depends on your choice of housing. If you are looking for basic, clean, accessible, then you can actually end up in a very nice situation! If you splurge on a luxury condo in a nice location, then you'll end up with the same kind of cost of living as NYC.

Either way, if you are only working/sleeping and not enjoying yourself, you aren't getting paid enough. You should make 50% more than what you stated to sell off 80 hours a week. (But I'd say the same about the equivalent US salary in Manhattan.)

Let us know what you decide.

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