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Post by your.one.and.only » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 1:23 pm

Is it safe for American girls to come there by their selfs? I'm only asking cause my friend and I would like to take an all girls trip there this coming up summer but we don't know if yall like American's. Also how are woman treated there? Like here we have rights, we come and go as we want and the guys look at us like we're glud.

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 2:57 pm

It is safe here.

But word of advice, please do some research first, about the culture, about the people. A lot of things would be very different and you wouldn't want to encounter culture shock.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by your.one.and.only » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 3:31 pm

Oh I have been but I just wanted to hear it from someone who's from there and not read it from someone who doesn't live there and don't know what their really talking about. Everything that I have seen about that place...I LOVE and I really don't think I'd want to come back here haha. Any way you look at it we're going to be in culture shock but we're not going to let that get in our way! We wanna see everything there is to see there and take in as much as i can in the 7 days we'll be there but have as much fun as we can! Lol we're so use to people from other countries coming into our world and this time we could like to see theres :)
Any place we should stay away from or really go see? I have alot in mind on some things I would like to see and go do.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 4:10 pm

Not really any unsafe places for women. Women are generally treated here a bit worse then you may be used to but there is a good chance you will not even notice it within 7 days. It is basically more into some lack of courtesy than any form of more serious mistreatment. In majority of the cases you will feel very comfortable doing what you just normally do. In some cases* people may stare at you but that's about it.

*) i.e if you go to a coffee shop in the suburbs where majority are the locals and you drink beer. Another case, some type of the foreign workers from the neighboring countries and the sub-continent area will almost always stare at you esp. if you are a Caucasian.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 6:23 pm

your.one.and.only wrote:Is it safe for American girls to come there by their selfs? I'm only asking cause my friend and I would like to take an all girls trip there this coming up summer but we don't know if yall like American's. Also how are woman treated there? Like here we have rights, we come and go as we want and the guys look at us like we're glud.

Thanks! :)
Oh my Goodness. This sounds more like a wind-up to me than anything else. My gut reaction is, anyone who flagrantly displays this much ignorance is really not safe anywhere. Singapore may have 'low crime' but an easy mark is an easy mark the world 'round. I do applaud your adventurous spirit though, and in the next 10 or 11 months, you have plenty of time to read up on the area and choose Bali instead.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 7:28 pm

Blimey, and I thought I was cynical!



:lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Aug 2011 7:29 pm

:o

If she's that naive, you want to send her off to Bali instead?!? Those Beach Boys down there would thank you a thousand times! :lol:
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Post by your.one.and.only » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:11 am

Ignorance? How do you see that!? I'm just asking if it would be safe for us to come there! We're told every day other countries don't like us so yes I'd like to make sure we'll be welcomed and not hated on! We want to come there to be educted, see and try new things, hoping to meet some awesome people who we can forever remember.

I've been hearing alot about this coffie shop!

Blimey?....Haha ok tell me more!

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:29 am

your.one.and.only wrote:We want to come there to be educted, see and try new things, hoping to meet some awesome people who we can forever remember.
Be careful what you wish for. I suggest you lurk these forums more for your edumacation.
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Post by Tigerslayer » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 1:04 am

This sounds more like a wind-up to me than anything else


This was my first thought also. The OP is almost too much like a typing stereotype :lol:

To add my two cents...

If you are coming to Asia then Singapore is probably the best country to start with. It is the most 'westernised' Asian Country I have been in so will likely be less of a cultural shock than other places in the region that you could choose.

Although you should never take safety for granted it is also possibly one of the safest places you could choose to come. On probability (depending where you are from) you may actually increase your security by coming here...

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:01 am

JR8 wrote:Blimey, and I thought I was cynical!



:lol:

Well, this was my OFFS moment of the day so far as well until I re-read the American 'girls' part. Knowing the school system and the kinda one-sided 'We're the Greatest' atmosphere I can understand there being marginal knowledge of anything outside the state.

I would have been the first with the OFFS but having been around Americans in Singapore that can ONLY eat a burger....... I'm past that.
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Post by nakatago » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:04 am

I have a friend who described Singapore as "Asia for beginners."
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by boffenl » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:10 am

Yep, after my sister's visit she likens it to "Asia-lite". :)

As an American, I have a few single US female friends here. They either love it or are planning to leave asap. It can take some getting used to--being stared at all the time, people not understanding your English--but it's a safe place when you take normal precautions.

I find most folks don't "hate" on Americans, you'll even see lots of US t-shirts, US university sweaters etc. Our US culture has certainly seeped in over here, so you'll be pretty comfortable.

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Post by your.one.and.only » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:41 am

thats so awesome and im very happy to hear that! ive been looking alot up and theres so much i wanna do and go see and most of all EAT! :D

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Post by Calmday » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 12:08 pm

Whats a glud?

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