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Post by fly2sneha » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 6:42 pm

I moved in a month ago and I miss liveliness here, maybe because I dont have friends here. The country seems too orderly and there is absolutely no scope for any adventure :)

In a way its good, but it gets boring.

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 6:55 pm

nakatago wrote:
merichan wrote:no season but the rainy and the less rainy one
you forget:

* hot and sticky
* hot and wet
* hot and hazy

:P
Oh you've met my wife issit? :lol:

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Re: liveliness

Post by JR8 » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 6:57 pm

fly2sneha wrote:I moved in a month ago and I miss liveliness here, maybe because I dont have friends here. The country seems too orderly and there is absolutely no scope for any adventure :)

In a way its good, but it gets boring.
Try going to a rock concert here, the audience just stand there motionless. It is pretty weird to behold!

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foxinabox wrote:Thanks for your insight, I really appreciate it. I don't think it should be a big problem. I work in an MNC and my company has agreed to sponsor my transition to the Singapore office as well. However it seems that the office would consist of mostly locals and very few expats, if any...not sure if that will carry any implications for me. :???:
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Re: liveliness

Post by Calmday » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 7:14 pm

fly2sneha wrote:I moved in a month ago and I miss liveliness here, maybe because I dont have friends here. The country seems too orderly and there is absolutely no scope for any adventure :)

In a way its good, but it gets boring.
Welcome to the Matrix. The same thing drives me nuts..

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Re: liveliness

Post by fly2sneha » Fri, 18 Feb 2011 9:36 pm

Calmday wrote:
fly2sneha wrote:I moved in a month ago and I miss liveliness here, maybe because I dont have friends here. The country seems too orderly and there is absolutely no scope for any adventure :)

In a way its good, but it gets boring.
Welcome to the Matrix. The same thing drives me nuts..


ha ha! perfectly phrased!

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Post by aster » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 1:55 am

At the end of the day there's more things to miss when leaving Singapore than when coming here.

I mean heck, it's warm here all year round, there is not a day in the entire year where it would be too cold to wear shorts and a t-shirt, you probably have the best airport and airline in the world at your doorstep, you can drink beer wherever you please without getting cuffed for it, the food is great... and your favourite car brand includes a driver, washing the car, insuring it, pouring fuel in it... I think it's called Taxi or something like that but it comes in various colours. Oh, and crime is quite low.

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Post by JR8 » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 4:39 am

aster wrote:At the end of the day there's more things to miss when leaving Singapore than when coming here.

I mean heck, it's warm here all year round, there is not a day in the entire year where it would be too cold to wear shorts and a t-shirt, you probably have the best airport and airline in the world at your doorstep, you can drink beer wherever you please without getting cuffed for it, the food is great... and your favourite car brand includes a driver, washing the car, insuring it, pouring fuel in it... I think it's called Taxi or something like that but it comes in various colours. Oh, and crime is quite low.
Flagrantly off-topic there Aster. The OP asked what people miss, not why you should love SG.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 6:49 am

aster wrote:At the end of the day there's more things to miss when leaving Singapore than when coming here.

I mean heck, it's warm here all year round, there is not a day in the entire year where it would be too cold to wear shorts and a t-shirt, you probably have the best airport and airline in the world at your doorstep, you can drink beer wherever you please without getting cuffed for it, the food is great... and your favourite car brand includes a driver, washing the car, insuring it, pouring fuel in it... I think it's called Taxi or something like that but it comes in various colours. Oh, and crime is quite low.
Probably I would only miss food and Changi AP from your list. Never been tempted to drink beer on the street/park so this somehow does not work for me. The crime level, yes, but I do not feel really insecure outside Singapore and actually the only time in my life something was stolen from me was here - the low crime level makes you less vigilant.
And the rest... the rest goes just the other way around.

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Post by revhappy » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 9:47 am

The first few months its natural that you will start missing stuff from your home country, any place would be like that. But after a few months you just get so used to the way of life here that as aster said you would start worrying about how would you cope up if you have to leave this place :D

Since I come from India, I really dont miss anything here, apart from my friends and family, in India ofcourse. For me Singapore is just like another futuristic Indian city(atleast 30 years ahead), haha. I get everything here that I get in India. All varieties of Indian food/groceries and you dont have to break an arm or leg for it, like you would have to do in US, Aus or UK.

For eg, the other day my wife suddenly demanded that she wants to have coconut water. I was telling here, be glad you are in Singapore that you can have coconut water here. If we had travelled to any other developed country you wouldn't have had these previledges :)

As long as Mustafa is in Singapore, I wont miss India. ;)

When I do miss the chaos of Indian traffic, I just need to go to Little India, haha. So for Asian's Singapore is just like a second home. But Since you are from the US, yeah, there will be differences and its just a matter of coping up.

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:08 am

revhappy wrote: The first few months its natural that you will start missing stuff from your home country, any place would be like that.
I would say is just opposite - you start missing ppl, things, places only after some time :)
revhappy wrote: I get everything here that I get in India. Plenty of Indian food and you dont have to break an arm or leg for it, like you would have to do in US, Aus or UK.
That's kind of funny because we like Indian food very much and normally when we eat out we go to an Indian restaurant over here. When we finally went to India we expected to find ourselves like in a food heaven and ended up very disappointed. It was a short stay (less then 2 weeks) so of course only some screening but all what we got there was at best the same and often worse from what we had in Singapore with the difference that here it was made from noticeably better quality ingredients (esp. meat).

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Post by revhappy » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:28 am

x9200 wrote: That's kind of funny because we like Indian food very much and normally when we eat out we go to an Indian restaurant over here. When we finally went to India we expected to find ourselves like in a food heaven and ended up very disappointed. It was a short stay (less then 2 weeks) so of course only some screening but all what we got there was at best the same and often worse from what we had in Singapore with the difference that here it was made from noticeably better quality ingredients (esp. meat).
Haha, maybe the constant food inflation in India that is taking a toll on the businesses and they need to cut costs by reducing quality. There is just way to much demand there than the supply, especially Bangalore.

One thing that I do miss here regarding food is that since we are vegetarian, there are very few choices or no choices in Pizza Hut, Subway, Mac D etc.

In India, 50% of the menu is vegetarian and 50% non vegetarian. But here Pizza hut has just one "Veggie Lovers" Pizza :( Subway has just 2 varieties (veggie delite and veggie patty) and Mac D not even one.


I do miss the Paneer Tikka and Paneer Makhni Pizza varieties. Pizza Hut are you listening ???? :)

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:04 am

BTW (and I am hijacking a bit the thread here) is the custom of serving papadums while waiting for the main meal somehow more specific to Singapore? We seldom had it this way in India

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Post by revhappy » Sat, 19 Feb 2011 11:17 am

x9200 wrote:BTW (and I am hijacking a bit the thread here) is the custom of serving papadums while waiting for the main meal somehow more specific to Singapore? We seldom had it this way in India
Haha, I havent heard of it in India either.

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