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Post by JR8 » Mon, 27 Feb 2012 3:04 am

Mi Amigo wrote:
JR8 wrote:But then I'm British and grew up with an atlas in my lap.

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Yes indeed. There always seemed to be a world map on the classroom wall, with all the pink bits representing the erstwhile British Empire. I wonder why the chose pink btw? It probably didn't have the same connotations back then as now.

'Why is the British Empire coloured pink on maps?

The practice of colouring in the Empire in pink on maps and globes began in the 19th century.

Pink is actually a printer’s compromise, as the colour that is really associated with the British Empire is red.

However, a red background made it difficult to read letters overprinted in black, and so pink was used as a colour close to red but light enough for the lettering to be clearly legible.'
http://www.rmg.co.uk/explore/sea-and-sh ... nk-on-maps

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Feb 2012 6:58 am

Now there's a man with too much time on his hands. :o

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Post by aster » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:05 pm

x9200 wrote:I still have some hard drives made by Maxtor or Seagate made in Singapore.
I remember those too.

Bosch used to manufacture fridges here, as when my parents' one finally broke down after 15 years of service I was surprised to find a "Made in Singapore" label on the back.

Nowadays it seems like the gahmen are placing the emphasis on tourism and services. This seems to work out fine, as even a sky-rocketing Sing Dollar - and the largest increase in hotel prices anywhere in the world - have still generated a record number of visitors to Singapore. So much for bowing down to the laws of economics...

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Post by Mi Amigo » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 12:51 pm

I remember seeing 'Singapore' stamped on Texas Instruments TTL logic chips back in the late 70s / early 80s, and thinking to myself, "Hmm, I wonder what it's like there?" Funny old world innit.
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 1:49 pm

So slightly off topic.

Where can buy I a decent globe in Singapore? I don't want $10 hawker center market crap, but I don't want to spend hundreds on some trendy "replica antique" at an overpriced expat furniture store either...

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 1:52 pm

Have you tried IKEA? Think I have seen one in my recent trip there... (the Alexandra one)

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 2:28 pm

I've seen a globe in Toys R Us I think.
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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 4:10 pm

Hmm I'll check Ikea next time I go! I never go to TRU. The only one I know of is the one on Orchard, and all the toys I want are across the street from it... :cool: :twisted:

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 4:16 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Hmm I'll check Ikea next time I go! I never go to TRU. The only one I know of is the one on Orchard, and all the toys I want are across the street from it... :cool: :twisted:
There's another one in Paragon. So, which toys in Takashimaya do you want? :twisted: :P

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 4:43 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Hmm I'll check Ikea next time I go! I never go to TRU. The only one I know of is the one on Orchard, and all the toys I want are across the street from it... :cool: :twisted:
There's another one in Paragon. So, which toys in Takashimaya do you want? :twisted: :P
Oh I see, didn't know about the Paragon one!

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Post by the lynx » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 4:47 pm

It would be nifty if you can get the inflatable globe... Great fun - and educating too - for kids!

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Post by JR8 » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 5:10 pm

the lynx wrote:It would be nifty if you can get the inflatable globe... Great fun - and educating too - for kids!
I have seen such! As beach balls/pool toys.

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Post by zzm9980 » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 5:32 pm

Actually it would. My daughter loves bouncing stuff.... Until she starts biting into it and it deflates....

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 5:38 pm

the lynx wrote:It would be nifty if you can get the inflatable globe... Great fun - and educating too - for kids!
He might be up for an inflatable if he can't find the toy he's looking for across the street from TRU. :P

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 28 Feb 2012 6:19 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
the lynx wrote:It would be nifty if you can get the inflatable globe... Great fun - and educating too - for kids!
He might be up for an inflatable if he can't find the toy he's looking for across the street from TRU. :P
the inflatables across the road from TRU may be more than some can handle ..

Oh, zzm9980: saw many in Bras Basah Complex. and in Popular too !

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