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Postby x9200 » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 8:39 pm

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sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not too sure about that though. Ask the family who found a 3 meter python on the 10th floor of their apartment block. :o


No offence meant sms... but isn't this an urban legend? :?

Few years ago I watched on the local tv about a 3m python found in some other place (don't remember the details) that was well civilized.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 8:45 pm

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I would say if I compare it to a summer in Europe (no experience with one in Canada :) there are virtually no insects here. Enough to say you do not have insects smashed on the cars windshields. The most you are going to be bugged will be with roaches (oversized and flying), mozzies and ants.
Aaaa, and prepare to live with the geckos :)


As far as mosquitoes go, they're practically non-existent here compared to summer in Canada. I've been bitten maybe five times in the four months I've been here and I never wear insect repellant. The rest of the critters, tho, you don't really see in Canada. In my condo, I'm on the 8th floor and I get only the occasional tiny ant in the kitchen. I've never seen any spiders, roaches, geckos or anything else in my unit. Downstairs in the common area, however, I've come across several giant roaches after dark. Since they're not in my home I'm not really disturbed by them. I have the theory (I may be way off base) that the higher you are from the ground level the less problems with critters you'll have.


Depends on the place and location. In our previous place I think I have seen maybe like 5 mosquitos in 5 years. In the current one Mrs X who is a major mosquito target can be bitten like 5-8 times a night. The problem is, being bitten here may not be that harmless.

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Postby poodlek » Wed, 14 Jul 2010 9:03 pm

x9200 wrote:Depends on the place and location. In our previous place I think I have seen maybe like 5 mosquitos in 5 years. In the current one Mrs X who is a major mosquito target can be bitten like 5-8 times a night. The problem is, being bitten here may not be that harmless.


5-8 times a night still doesn't compare to a Canadian summer (if you go out in the evening in some places you can expect to be bitten literally dozens of times), but you're right, the Canadian mosquitoes carry only West Nile, which is relatively harmless compared to the local risk of Dengue Fever or Malaria. Of course it's best to cover up if you're going to be outside in the evening. Incidentally, I found I was much more allergic to the mosquito bites in Canada than I am to the bites here. Here they hardly swell up or itch on me at all.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 3:11 am

Better to drink vinegar, that keeps them away! Also vinegar in the dog & cats water will will keep the fleas away :lol: No not drinking vinegar its too expensive, a little braggs is fine :lol:

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 6:59 am

ksl wrote:Better to drink vinegar, that keeps them away!
Also vinegar in the dog & cats water will will keep the fleas away :lol: No not drinking vinegar its too expensive, a little braggs is fine :lol:

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Also, could be very expensive if you have a marble floor and few cats :D

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Postby sbhambri » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 2:52 am

hi there, i'm moving from toronto to singapore in August..was wondering if your bed ended up fitting or not? what size of apartment did u end up renting...should we bring our sofa? a 3 and 2 seater?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 7:05 am

Did you bother to read this thread in it's entirety? If so, you already have your answer and also alternatives. Even in a given condo, not all the units are the same sizes so what will fit in one may or may not fit in another.

Having said that, a 2 & 3 seater couches will normally fit unless they are humongous overstuffed leather monsters, then you will might have a problem, in not with room, but with mold. Generally beds are the only real thing you have to worry about. With the exception of electrical appliances. Those, if you come from a 110V country, just leave 'em home or sell 'em. Transformers are heavy & hot. Use the search function on this page on the upper right side just below the "profile" llink. Plenty of discussions on that here.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 9:23 am

From my experience I'd say the bottleneck for sofas is the entrance doors.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Jun 2011 10:21 am

and elevators. but you can always hoof it up 25 flights of stairs.


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