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Re: Is a laundry dryer necessary in Singapore

Postby Blue Sapphire » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 2:07 am

alex9999 wrote: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


Getting back to the subject. It all depends on how much laundry you do and where you stay. Will you have a balcony? I dont, so I saw the need for a dryer for towels and bedsheets. I've tried drying clothes indoors by the aircon, works but not very neat having clothes all about the house. Then when we have guests I have to run and grab the damp clothes and shove them somewhere haha.

I say decide about this when you get here. See how your situation goes and buy one from here if you really think you need one.

I decided to get my dryer when the baby came and I couldnt cope with laundry. First we got a 2 in 1 washer and dryer but that didnt work for me. Getting it separate is way better!

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 6:21 pm

bigfilsing wrote:
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



That's not a solar powered phone, just a solar powered charger...... i knew that one already ;)

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Postby JimH5 » Mon, 01 Dec 2008 10:50 pm

If I didn't have a clothes dryer here, I think I would start smacking people in the back of the head, just because.

There are some times when I will set stuff out on the drying rack, but often with denim or towels, etc, they end up so stiff that they have to be ironed. And to think of what a pain in the rear it would be to clothespin all the changes of clothes that my 4-year old goes through. . .no thanks!

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Postby Zeenit » Tue, 02 Dec 2008 8:42 am

We got a dryer and I use it for towels ( it comes out all soft) and my husbands socks. Again air drying it came out very hard. So ask for a dryer and use it only when needed.
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Postby maneo » Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:27 am

Let's see.
You want to buy a dryer so it can suck up electricity generated by burning fossil fuels, which releases global warming gases, to generate more heat in an already warm climate just because the fabric feels stiff ("so stiff that they have to be ironed"???).
Hmmm.
:roll:

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Postby JimH5 » Sat, 06 Dec 2008 10:54 am

maneo--save the eye rolling and your eco-lecture.

We don't have a car here, because I like mass transit and walking. My car in the US is a Prius. In SG, we're using just over half the amount of electricity that our relocation company anticipated. Everything in our apartment is Energy Star certified, and we often leave the A/C off.

There's a lot more that I can do to conserve, but giving up the dryer isn't one of them.

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Postby Matney » Sat, 06 Dec 2008 5:01 pm

to JimH5 =D> =D>
When I lived in Singapore, I didn't have a full time maid. I didn't have a car. I left home at 0630 and most nights didn't get home until after 1800 to fix dinner. So using a dryer saved me time and my energy. And yes, I like soft towels, not stiff. I couldn't live without a dryer. You can purchase larger, Speed Queen, dryers in Singapore.

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Postby bigfilsing » Sun, 07 Dec 2008 1:49 am

JimH5 wrote:maneo--save the eye rolling and your eco-lecture.



Better still Maneo .....save us all AND the world ....... switch your PC off

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Sun, 07 Dec 2008 1:10 pm

JimH5 wrote:My car in the US is a Prius.



You are, of course, aware a Prius actually causes more damage to the globe than just about any other car being made today?

The Prius was the marketting guys' best job of the century.

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Postby JimH5 » Sun, 07 Dec 2008 7:09 pm

If only I could find a way to hook up that Hybrid Energy System to a clothes dryer. . .think of the world destruction I could cause. . .

And better yet, I could hack off two forum members with the same device!

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Postby Bafana » Mon, 08 Dec 2008 11:50 am

In answer to original post - No you do not need a clothes dryer.
Be Like Water

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Postby AngryAngMo » Mon, 08 Dec 2008 3:03 pm

i am personally glad i have a washing macine combined with a dryer, the climate is sometimes so humid that you can hang your clothes outside as long as you want and they wont really dry

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Re: Is a laundry dryer necessary in Singapore

Postby tangerinehalo » Sun, 21 Dec 2008 10:25 pm

alex9999 wrote: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


Back on topic... Get a washer/dryer. A dryer is needed for the wet season when sunny days are far and few between. We're roughly in the wet season now, with a full week of rain just the other week.

You can try the air con thing but it's a waste of power, time, and effort, and as someone has already said, it's a mess. Drying naturally works most of the time but you run the risk of clothes on rainy days drying too slowly. Do this, and they are seriously on the nose. (read "mouldy") You will suffer the stench of your own clothes, and if you do, so will others.

The combo will save you space if you need it, rather than going for two bulking machines, and the dryer will give you the option of speed drying when you need it. Simple.

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Re: Is a laundry dryer necessary in Singapore

Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 22 Dec 2008 11:50 am

tangerinehalo wrote:You can try the air con thing but it's a waste of power, time, and effort, and as someone has already said, it's a mess.


It's only a waste of Power, Time and Effort if you are putting on the a/c specifically to only dry clothes but since our a/c is always on anyway at night, we save Power, Time and Effort by not running a dryer separately.

The mess, well that's subjective but even with a 2-yr old in the household we only are drying clothes 2-nights a week indoors and the balcony still does a reasonable job during the day.......less sunshine these days, but a good breeze.

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Postby tangerinehalo » Wed, 24 Dec 2008 9:13 am

Different strokes...


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