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Is a laundry dryer necessary in Singapore

Postby alex9999 » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 6:52 am

Hi,

I am going to move with my family to Singapore in February. We have two kids and a lot of laundry to clean so I wonder whether a dryer would be helpful given the humid climate.

If yes, what kind of dryer would be useful? A condensation dryer (that keeps the water inside and must be emptied or one that has an exhaust)?
Also would it be cheaper to buy one in Singapore or here in Germany? (costs about 600 S$ in Germany). Can anyone please advise on voltage (220) and if this would match in Singapore as well?

Thanks, Alexander

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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 9:30 am

Hi Alex,

Yes i would say you need a dryer. Any kind of dryer.
There are many places that sell this kind of thing in Singapore and nearly all have special offers too. I'd just buy one here if i were you. The cost of shipping alone ( not to mention the chance of damage and potential warranty issues) doesn't make sense.

The power here is 220/240 and unlike many Asian countries, very reliable and stable.

Good luck

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Postby maneo » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 9:39 am

Though it may be relatively humid here in SG, with the temperature as high as it is, clothes hung up will be dry within a day.

If you happen to rent a bungalow with open space, maybe you could use an energy efficient solar dryer. 8-)

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 10:14 am

We live without a dryer by having a little balcony and a/c.

Air conditioning does a great job of drying clothes as it does a room when on so we tend to partially dry stuff on the balcony (though a lot of the time it can completely dry outside) and have it on a rack in the bedroom at night and by morning they're all done. Let's face it, the a/c is on anyway, at least for us.

A/C works by sucking out the humidity at the same time as pumping in cooler air.

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Re: Is a laundry dryer necessary in Singapore

Postby durain » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 2:05 pm

alex9999 wrote:If yes, what kind of dryer would be useful? A condensation dryer (that keeps the water inside and must be emptied or one that has an exhaust)?


you mean a dehumidifier? dont think you need one.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 26 Nov 2008 3:46 pm

And extremely high portion of the population do not use dryers but instead hang out their clothes in the sun. They will dry in a matter of hours here despite the humidity. However, the benefit of using a dryer is when you work for a living and there is nobody home to take in the clothes after they have dried. Invariably on wash day, about 30 minutes before you get home in the afternoon, it will rain a real gully washer and of course buy the time you get home they are all wet again.

The average Dryer here only holds about 6-8kg of clothes just for your information. Same with the washing machines.

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Postby boffenl » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 12:08 pm

We also rely on the A/C to dry our clothes. We just bought a new washer/dryer combo but haven't used the dryer yet. If you keep the A/C on in one room then hang the laundry in there. It's messy, but your electricity bill won't be as high! I've only hung my bedsheets out once and it worked like magic--dry in an hour! But is was such a pain to open the windows, unlock the grills, unhook the clips from where they got stuck in the grills, etc. etc. You've got to get the hang of putting clothes out--it is an art.

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 3:10 pm

So hang on....you're all on the internet. Have hand phones that at the very least can talk world wide and text and some do internet etc as well. You can bank online.
You have medical imagery machinery that can see even the smallest problem. We've had men on the moon, we use GPS solar and wind power

( i think i've made my point)

And you lot dry your clothes with sunlight and AC condensor warm air.

Get with the program girls ....it's 2008 :mad: 8-)

Cheers

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 3:21 pm

bigfilsing wrote:
( i think i've made my point)

Cheers


Yeah, but the only problem is you are the only one who knows what it is....... :P

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 4:43 pm

Yeah...... not found a Solar Powered Mobile Phone on the market yet :roll:

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Postby durain » Thu, 27 Nov 2008 6:04 pm

i am still looking for a solar powered heater... :P

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 1:14 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
bigfilsing wrote:
( i think i've made my point)

Cheers


Yeah, but the only problem is you are the only one who knows what it is....... :P


That happens a lot :D

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 1:16 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:Yeah...... not found a Solar Powered Mobile Phone on the market yet :roll:


Try this
http://www.made-in-china.com/showroom/q ... C005-.html

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 1:17 pm

durain wrote:i am still looking for a solar powered heater... :P


Look up! it's that big round thing in the sky :wink:

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 5:54 pm

bigfilsing wrote:
Look up! it's that big round thing in the sky :wink:



:o Not when you live in Europe.


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