Hidden costs renting landed?

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Post by morenangpinay » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 5:50 pm

watch out for the bear too...men dressing up as bears LOL
http://youtu.be/apmJISjncsU

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 19 Jul 2012 5:57 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVS1UfCfxlU
John West Salmon "Bear Fight" ad

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Post by guyg » Fri, 20 Jul 2012 8:03 am

Well to see how petrified my Singaporean wife is of the common uk house spider you would think the ICA had blacklisted all insects!

But thanks for reassuring me, I'm just surprised how relatively cheap rental houses look to be.

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Post by beppi » Fri, 20 Jul 2012 5:27 pm

Yes, indeed, renting landed property generally costs about the same as a similarly sized condo.
Since most Singaporeans are as paranoid of nature as your wife, cannot imagine living without security guards (in one of the safest places on earth!) and without amenities like pool or tennis court (I have even seen Saunas in Singapore condos!!!), the vast majority lives far from the ground.
I never understood this.

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Post by x9200 » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 9:52 pm

x9200 wrote:I ordered after knowing about the scorpions. For 20 bucks plus 8 for the batteries and charger it is worth to explore.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0912777903
Bukit Batok Nature Park, 20 min ago.
1. a hugging couple - not glowing
2. Three guys playing a guitar - improperly glowing
3. Paper rubbish in the jungle - beautifully glowing
4. Some moss on the tress - somehow glowing
5. Scorpions seen: zero
6. Other glowing species seen: zero

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Post by the lynx » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:02 pm

x9200 wrote:
x9200 wrote:I ordered after knowing about the scorpions. For 20 bucks plus 8 for the batteries and charger it is worth to explore.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0912777903
Bukit Batok Nature Park, 20 min ago.
1. a hugging couple - not glowing
2. Three guys playing a guitar - improperly glowing
3. Paper rubbish in the jungle - beautifully glowing
4. Some moss on the tress - somehow glowing
5. Scorpions seen: zero
6. Other glowing species seen: zero
Bwahahahaha! :lol: :P :cool:
I admire your effort (had to LOL at the hugging couple part)

Target rocks for scorpions. Since you mentioned Bukit Batok Nature Park, head to memorial area and run your UV torchlight among the rocks and the concrete slabs and steps, especially around the gaps between them.

Scorpions like to hide at those areas because those gaps, cracks and crevices provide harbourage and the stones help with the heat conditioning in them.

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Post by offshoreoildude » Fri, 24 Aug 2012 11:11 pm

I have wanted to live in a landed property since I moved here in the 80's. Somehow I never got around to it. I wish I had!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 6:59 am

I was lucky back in '83 in getting the unit out in Seletar for a song.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by x9200 » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 9:19 am

the lynx wrote: Scorpions like to hide at those areas because those gaps, cracks and crevices provide harbourage and the stones help with the heat conditioning in them.
Ok, I will try the rocks next time. Any other UV glowing members of local flora and fauna in somehow more defined habitat?

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Post by the lynx » Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:48 pm

x9200 wrote:
the lynx wrote: Scorpions like to hide at those areas because those gaps, cracks and crevices provide harbourage and the stones help with the heat conditioning in them.
Ok, I will try the rocks next time. Any other UV glowing members of local flora and fauna in somehow more defined habitat?
Lucky you, I found out about two common species in Singapore, a mushroom species and a snail species. They are pretty common but I've never tried running UV light over them.

Here are some photos taken by a hobbyist. http://sgmacro.blogspot.sg/2012/05/biol ... lking.html

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 10:46 am

Just to make one thing clear: UV luminescence is very different from bioluminescence. Actually bioluminescence is more rare and you don't need any light source to have it happened. It relies on chemical reactions (i.e. enzymatic oxidation). UV luminescence is typically purely physical and it works this way that a material absorbs high energy associated with invisible UV light and then re-emits part of it as visible light.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 11:45 am

Probabaly the best known of example of bioluminescence for most people are lightning bugs. For people who live around the water, also will find bioluminescent algae in the water that leaves neat trails in the wake of the boat.
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Post by x9200 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:26 pm

One very interesting example of luminescence (neither UV not bio-) that happens everyday, practically to everybody but hardly anybody knows about this is the triboluminescence of scotch like tapes. If you are curious, take few types of such tapes (insulating, masking etc), stick them the siticky part together or to some glossy sheet of plastic, lock yourself in a pitch black room, wait till your eyes get use to the darkness and try to separate quickly the tapes from the substrate or themselves. The effect is not a big one but clearly visible and significant enough to partly expose an analog film (the middle format films are typically fixed to the reel with a scotch tape).

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:For people who live around the water, also will find bioluminescent algae in the water that leaves neat trails in the wake of the boat.
In this part of the world also plankton glows the same way in the ocean/sea. If you have the opportunity to go at night to a beach and there is not too much light pollution around throw a stone to the see and you should see it. It also shows when a fish swims around.

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Post by x9200 » Sun, 26 Aug 2012 3:40 pm

the lynx wrote: Here are some photos taken by a hobbyist. http://sgmacro.blogspot.sg/2012/05/biol ... lking.html
He got some nice UV related photos too:
http://sgmacro.blogspot.sg/2012/04/uv-f ... s-and.html

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