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Postby ozchick » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 7:10 pm

(Just moved this post to the right forum.)
There's a job going in Phuket- I have to get out of Europe cos I'm gonna be a Grandma and I'm just too far away. I don't think I want to go home to Oz but I need to be closer. I've been to Phuket of course but don't know whether living there would be a good move? Actually I can't remember Phuket at all...mm...too many little holidays and old age is upon me....think I went diving there.....dunno....I remember Pattaya- that was awful!
The flights from Phuket are about 9 hrs to Melbourne compared with the long-haul flights from Europe. Any info anyone? I presume loss of anonymity would be one issue....mm.
I hereby pre-empt all snickering re my grandma status so don't even go there! :oops:
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Postby durain » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 7:47 pm

singapore is better, i mean who would want to move to europe once you are in singapore. :P :)

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Postby ozchick » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 2:09 am

durain wrote:singapore is better, i mean who would want to move to europe once you are in singapore. :P :)


Trust you D! :roll:
And yeah you're right of course. But that doesn't help. Actually there are jobs going in Sg too.......maybe I should just come back...what to do, what to do...actually Hong Kong would be the place. I see the weather forecast there and it's not bad for much of the time. Ain't no jobs there though.....
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Postby Asian_Geekette » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 2:39 am

Just move back here (SG) ozchick! Shorter flight time to Oz.

Oh congrats on being a grandma! :)
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Re: Living in Phuket

Postby x9200 » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 8:18 am

ozchick wrote: I presume loss of anonymity would be one issue....mm

The population is ~300k - should be a few thousand Caucasians at worst so maybe still not such big anonymity issues. Why are you concerned actually about this?
Congrats for the new family status :)

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Postby longstebe » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 8:36 am

Phuket is a very beautiful place, there are many things to do there. Phuket or at least Patong beach caters very much to the westerners or Ozzies :lol:
There are a bunch of Oz folk living there. Great food, nightlife, beaches and nice people.

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 9:13 am

What really sticks out in my mind about Phuket is that ear worm inducing Muay Thai promotion...

...and the massage parlors attendants touting outside the shops ("Handsome. Massaaaaaaaage....") as you walk pass by. :P

Hmm. I still have to figure out my "muay thai massage" idea.

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Postby JayCee » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 11:40 am

If I had a choice of living in Phuket or Singapore there would be only one winner, and it wouldn't be Singapore. Sadly, my industry doesn't have such opportunites available in places like that.

If I were you I'd grab the opportunity with both hands, you could buy a car that wouldn't cost you a year's salary for one thing :)

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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 07 Jan 2011 4:55 pm

YOU . . . a grandmother??? I always imagined you to be this feisty 30-something ball-breaker . . . I shall have to temper my posts towards you to reflect this matter of your advanced age.

I lived in Thailand for while and can assure you that there will be challenges . . . the country is nothing like an organised developed country . . . we are talking bribing all sorts of people to get things done etc...

have a look at the following forum, it is quite good and has a few members living on Phuket

www.subzerosiam.com/
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Postby aster » Sat, 08 Jan 2011 5:40 pm

JayCee wrote:If I were you I'd grab the opportunity with both hands, you could buy a car that wouldn't cost you a year's salary for one thing :)


Um... who needs a car in Singapore? It just seems like a status symbol more than anything, I got one would have no use for one even if it came for free... ;)

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Sat, 08 Jan 2011 6:53 pm

ozchick wrote:Actually there are jobs going in Sg too.......maybe I should just come back...what to do, what to do...

Grandma is still one hot Chick!

Whether you come back here or Phuket, it's great that you'll be nearer to us! Me, in particular :D

When will you move? Darn I'm running out of time to visit you...

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Postby nakatago » Sat, 08 Jan 2011 7:40 pm

aster wrote:
JayCee wrote:If I were you I'd grab the opportunity with both hands, you could buy a car that wouldn't cost you a year's salary for one thing :)


Um... who needs a car in Singapore? It just seems like a status symbol more than anything)


It is, unless it's part of your job to go around the island a lot.

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Postby ozchick » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 1:08 am

Wind In My Hair wrote:
ozchick wrote:Actually there are jobs going in Sg too.......maybe I should just come back...what to do, what to do...

Whether you come back here or Phuket, it's great that you'll be nearer to us! Me, in particular
Grandma is still one hot Chick!:D





:kiss: Anytime Wimoweh! Well...until July...will pm you.
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Re: Living in Phuket

Postby ozchick » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 1:26 am

x9200 wrote:
ozchick wrote: I presume loss of anonymity would be one issue....mm

The population is ~300k - should be a few thousand Caucasians at worst so maybe still not such big anonymity issues. Why are you concerned actually about this?Congrats for the new family status :)


Thanks all for advice and stuff. In my job.... on an island of less than 400,000 people ...well yeah it could be ok....I'll just wear the new green wig I've bought!! :P
Actually the thing that I cringe at are the sleazy old white guys with the young Asian girls.....didn't see that in Sg much, but sure as hell saw it in Pattaya. I guess one learns to just turn a blind eye. No place is perfect. But all the comments on this thread are encouraging for sure. Gee I should have gone to more trouble with my job application! Gonna check that link now V.
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Postby ozchick » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 1:55 am

Vaucluse wrote:YOU . . . a grandmother??? I always imagined you to be this feisty 30-something ball-breaker . . . I shall have to temper my posts towards you to reflect this matter of your advanced age.

I lived in Thailand for while and can assure you that there will be challenges . . . the country is nothing like an organised developed country . . . we are talking bribing all sorts of people to get things done etc...

have a look at the following forum, it is quite good and has a few members living on Phuket

www.subzerosiam.com/

Found a good job on that website V! Can't believe it.....it's in Bangkok....but then well every silver lining has a cloud! :wink:
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