i use hostgator and i'm happy with them. the ping time to singapore isn't long and i've never encountered down time.
the only problem i've had was with domain name transfer which has since been automated and is no longer a hassle.
also, whenever a friend clicks on my link and signs up, i get US$50 reward which i return to the friend as a form of "rebate"...!
(i'm not working for them, just saying why i like them! your results may vary)
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