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Any products you miss from the US?

Post by monkton » Fri, 25 May 2012 3:16 am

Hey all - just wondering what products American expats miss the most in SG. For example, when we moved here 4 years ago my wife was bummed that Vitamin Water wasn't available - she was thrilled when it appeared last year. After 4 years I feel like I'm losing track of what my day-to-day life was like back home; what are some other things we can usually pick up at the market back home that we can't get here?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 May 2012 7:09 am

1 lb cans of Old Bay Seasoning and Triscuits.

And ZZM's subsequent post reminded me of two hygiene products I always stock up on each trip. Headblade shaving cream & Original Old Spice Stick deodorant.
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Post by aster » Fri, 25 May 2012 9:43 am

Busch Lite.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 May 2012 10:09 am

Are you serious! :o LOL
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Post by aster » Fri, 25 May 2012 10:41 am

Just kidding. It was the beer-of-choice at my frat in the previous millennium, of course "beer-of-choice" meaning that it was the cheapest brew available. :)

Keystone Light was similarly priced, but for some reason Busch Lite was king. And when it came to ordering kegs (more paperwork than for buying a shotgun, lol), it was Busch Lite all the way...

I wouldn't mind a can a month just to bring back some memories, but I definitely wouldn't be buying cases of it nowadays. :) I did see some crazy dude at Meidi-Ya take an entire case of Miller to the check-out counter though. Couldn't believe my eyes... probably the worst pick from their entire beer selection.

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 25 May 2012 2:20 pm

Mostly hygiene stuff.

Men's Deodorant. No specific brand, since so many of them are significantly better than what I can find in Singapore.

Some specific hair products too.

Shoes for a US size 11 too; they can be hard to find here sometimes in certain styles.

In-n-Out burger? Not sure if food counts though.

Theres ton's of other things, but it's mostly a case of not getting the exact variety I'm used to. Singapore will have "something" quite close, but for an extremely high price or the wrong "flavor" or whatever.


Oh, that after-shower shower spray stuff. They sell it at Target. You justr spray the inside of a shower after you're done, and thats it. It cleans it nice and kills all mildew, and leaves a fresh smell. Singapore could really use this stuff.

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Post by scarbowl » Fri, 25 May 2012 3:50 pm

Drivers who will allow you to merge into their lane.

Buying tickets at the movie theater and still sit where I'd like

Mid-priced restaurants with good value for money

Right turns at a red light

Yes, gum!

Buying decent over-the-counter medicines (w/o prescription)

Cheap used cars

Uncrowded shopping malls

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 May 2012 4:08 pm

Scarbowl, right turn on red will get you killed here. They do have left turn on Red though unless marked otherwise.
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Post by nakatago » Fri, 25 May 2012 4:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They do have left turn on Red though unless marked otherwise.
A lot of motorists here seem to miss the concept then. The incoming car on the perpendicular road is a good 30 seconds away and the car turning right is just there waiting for lord knows what.
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Post by the lynx » Fri, 25 May 2012 4:16 pm

scarbowl wrote:Uncrowded shopping malls
That's because Singapore is freaking small! And most people here do not know where else to go to, aside from home or workplace. :P

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Post by sweetgazebo » Fri, 25 May 2012 4:22 pm

or ..... the mall :P
the lynx wrote:
scarbowl wrote:Uncrowded shopping malls
That's because Singapore is freaking small! And most people here do not know where else to go to, aside from home or workplace. :P

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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 25 May 2012 5:54 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Scarbowl, right turn on red will get you killed here. They do have left turn on Red though unless marked otherwise.
Hrm, I thought it was no left turn on red, unless marked otherwise?

I've seen signed saying I could turn left on red (few and far between), but never a sign saying I couldn't turn left on red.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 25 May 2012 6:41 pm

Guess I wrote that wrong! That'll learn me from doing too many things at the same time and not proofreading won't it! :oops:
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Post by zzm9980 » Fri, 25 May 2012 8:00 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Guess I wrote that wrong! That'll learn me from doing too many things at the same time and not proofreading won't it! :oops:

In that case, I'll second the 'turn on red, can la' default of the US :)

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Post by taxico » Sun, 27 May 2012 9:39 pm

i miss going to the ball park with my dad.

i miss fourth of julys... (julies?)

i miss seeing the great red white and blue.

i miss thanksgivings...

i miss some of the TV ads... strike that, i miss american cable. and tivo. and xm radio.

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