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30 year old Scot in Singapore for Sept. before moving in Nov

Postby chuckd » Mon, 05 Sep 2011 9:54 pm

Hi I'm Chuck,

I'm visiting Singapore this month from Scotland before moving over long-term in November. Hoping to meet some folk to hang out with, particularly at the weekends.

Been here 6 days so far, and liked the atmosphere around Clark Quay when I was wandering round it at the weekend. I enjoy a drink, chatting and loud music (not necessarily at all the same time).

Up for anything sociable really (bars, clubs, parks whatever).

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Postby lindsayvine » Tue, 06 Sep 2011 9:18 pm

Chuck,

Lindsay here. 31 and from Fife. Been here 8 days and working in TV Development. When do you come here for good? How long are you here for just now and what will you be doing once you end up here later on?

The place is brilliant.

We (my girlfriend Nat and I) are up for a few drinks - as long as they are in cheap places - the cost of having a good time here is bloody extortionate.

Enjoy.
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Postby chuckd » Wed, 07 Sep 2011 7:24 pm

Hey Lindsay,

I'm in Singapore until the end of Sept before going on holiday to Veitnam. I'm here to visit my office (Technopark @ Chai Chee, Bedok area) before making a full on move in November (probably 3rd week of November, provided my EP is approved).

I work for a Hotel TV and Internet company, my area is working on the IPTV and Video on Demand services. The position I'm taking over here is in certification of the product and hardware (not as dull as it might sound).

Very much like it here, makes a big difference from the cold nights that are upon us back in Scotland. Haven't been around Singapore an awful lot, a wander round East Coast Park and to Boat & Clarke Quays. The former of which is obviously quite a pricey place to haunt so happy to find other places.

Would be good to meet for a drink, I'm more than happy with cheap drinks, yet I don't know where they can be found.

Gimme a shout when you'd be free to meet up. My company has put me up in Geylang (how nice of 'em...nice apartment....not sure about the area) but obviously its quite easy to get anywhere over here so happy to MRT or bus it to where ever.

Cheers.
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Postby lindsayvine » Wed, 07 Sep 2011 10:39 pm

So do you look after hotel porn?

If yes - then that is probably the greatest job in the world. If no - then just pretend you do. I'll treat you as a God.

We (my girlfriend and I ) were looking at apartments in Geyland (next to Aljunied MRT) and we went there at night. It seemed ok.

Yes. Drinks. Definitely. But the hunt goes on for the cheap place.

Once found. Let us meet. Drink. Be loud and undecipherable. And happy.

Nat will be there too. She's an Aussie so she'll fit in perfectly!

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Postby Verl » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 11:18 am

Cheap drinks are not so easy to come by if you are used to cheap meaning exactly that...I've found drinks in the hawkers (I.e beers) are most likely the best value, but then some people don't like the idea...

Otherwise you have to time your drinks to the happy hour schedule to ensure you have a normal priced drink

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Postby chuckd » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 8:39 pm

Verl wrote:I've found drinks in the hawkers (I.e beers) are most likely the best value, but then some people don't like the idea...


I'm not aversed to the idea, if I can eat my lunch every day in a hawker market, can't see why I wouldn't drink there in the evening....though depending where it was, the eye candy might not be quite as appealing.
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Postby chuckd » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 9:10 pm

I look after whatever customers would like to watch in their hotel room. You can use your imagination as to what that might often be ;)

It's an interesting job, though comes with its stresses....every hotel thinks of itself as the most important place in the world, bar none.

Geylang is not all that bad to be honest, and it's convenient for me to get to work, would consider living here when I'm back later in the year. Going to look around everywhere of course and weigh it up.

As suggested by Veri, I reckon a hawkers will work out as the cheapest place, would be good to find one that has more youthful clientel though. You found any good places that would be comfortable to sit in for a few hours...and as you say drink, be loud, indecipherable and happy!

If not I guess we just arrange to meet at an MRT somewhere and pick somewhere, can always move on after the first beer.

Anyone else reading would be welcome to join too, the more the merrier!
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Postby johnnychomp » Fri, 09 Sep 2011 1:41 pm

Lindsay and chuck,

Not too far from either of you. Staying right off of upper east coast road. The hawker centers are the way to go when it comes to cheap drinks (siglaps boasts $5 skol talls, and some decent food). I would like to join if ok, my current situation limits my intellectual conversations somewhat and I am itching to talk of something other than if a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a grilled cheese would be the best option for lunch.

There are a few hawker centers on upper east coast road, and one at east coast park that has a little more variety, and the people watching there can be fairly amusing.

Just get in touch, email is johnnychomp@gmail.com or I can pm my mobile if you would rather that. If a daytime (lunch drunk) would be in order my 2 year old son can provide entertainment.


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