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how to survive the storm ??

Post by louy » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 9:25 am

Last night was my first night in my apartment and there was a massive storm outside !!!

I rediscovered last night that when there is thunder in Singapore, it tends to me massive !!!

My apartment is old and only have single glazed windows !! It was like there was a shot gun fight in my bedroom !!

And my air conditioning unit. That had rain water dropping on it all night. It was like a rock drum next to my head.

Any advice on how I might sleep again ?? I cant live for 2 years without sleep

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Post by durain » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 10:31 am

you will get used to it. :wink:

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Post by Saint » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 1:08 pm

Call that a storm :roll: :lol:

Welcome to the East Coast Louy!!

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Post by louy » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 1:33 pm

It is not possible to sleep thro that.


Think cos when i was in the Serviced Apartment, there was like thick double glazed windows. I didnt hear any thing that was outside. Hence it didnt occur to me to consider the sound implications at night.

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Post by micknlea » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 3:14 pm

It's not as though it happens every night like that... :roll:
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Post by QRM » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 3:45 pm

Ear plugs and a massage will sort you out.

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Post by louy » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 4:22 pm

micknlea wrote:It's not as though it happens every night like that... :roll:
I certainly hope not !!
It was my first night here last night. If its gonna be like this everynight, I will probably be dead from lack of sleep by tuesday.

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Post by inselaffen » Sun, 09 Nov 2008 6:51 pm

louy wrote:
micknlea wrote:It's not as though it happens every night like that... :roll:
I certainly hope not !!
It was my first night here last night. If its gonna be like this everynight, I will probably be dead from lack of sleep by tuesday.
twas quite a good one last night. only problem was that my Mrs wouldnt let me go out on the balcony to watch it. used to love watching summer storms from my balcony when I lived in southern France.

if that is East Coast living then I'm happy about it!

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Post by pakjohn » Mon, 10 Nov 2008 10:20 am

I agree, the ear plugs help... but they get uncomfortable. I prefer a small fan next to the bed, turn the motor on high. A very small fan will normally do the job since larger diameter fans don't have to rotate as fast to move air and are quieter.

Sometimes it works too well... I woke up one morning and found the oak tree on the corner of the house, literally. A tornado came with in 100m of the house and I slept right through it. :)
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Post by louy » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 5:26 am

OMG !!! I hate this place !!!

In my bedroom I have one of those old style air conditioning units. The ones that hang on the wall and the box is half outside the building.

Whenever its raining or been raining the water droplets keep tapping away on this box. It is so loud. I cant sleep there. Imagine water droplets from like 10 floors above dripping onto this.

I am in the living room now and can still hear it here.

:shock:

I am so going to die here from lack of sleep. Been up since 4

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Post by durain » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 5:33 am

how long you been in singapore???

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Post by louy » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 6:51 am

You can not say that is normal for Singapore.

It is like water torture.

and it is really LOUD

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 9:14 am

Yes it is normal for Singapore. Hate to tell you this but it IS Singapore and not Utopia. If it's an aircon that's been there for a while as you suggest, I am almost certain other have been living there before you. You have been given numerous suggestions how to mitigate the noise a bit. Have you tried discussing it with you landlord? If it's unbearable, maybe you should break your lease and at least you will know what to look out for in the future.

But be careful, this city is known for tearing down and rebuilding so your next unit may well be next door to a building to be razed or new construction & piling works. We have a few on here that have that problem. It's only temporary (a couple of years at most! :wink: ) and can be a real problem it you weren't aware of it prior to signing on the dotted.......

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Post by QRM » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 9:55 am

If you can reach outside without having to do a spiderman impression get a layerr of sponge, like the grey stuff they use for tv and hifi packing and glue that to the top of the unit,

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Post by louy » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 11:39 am

I was thinking about soft padding the top of the air con unit. Its not gonna be easy.

My original plan was to throw my old bath towel and hope its lands on the top. glueing it down does make more sense, stop it being blown off.

I noticed a lot of people in HK have off cut bits of carpet on their air con etc. Not seen anyone here do that.

Having said that, people here seem to have newer units. And ones which are not completely attached to the side of the building. They trend to be on a platform or a frame which is attached to the building and with pipes leading into it. So I guess when water drops onto it, it does not echo through the whole room.

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