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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 5:37 pm

NorrinRadd wrote:v4jr4 - have you been to place JayCee and I mentioned?


Although I'm staying around Jurong West, I still prefer to go to GV at Jurong Point or Tiong Bahru, not JCube's Shaw or GWC's GV (never tried both of them) :P

Some of my friends said that Shaw at Orchard is too cold, but I'm still comfortable with it.
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Re: Is 22 degrees comfortable for you?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 6:46 pm

NorrinRadd wrote:The nonsensical rationale I get when enquiring is that they set it at 22, sometimes lower, to compensate for the people in the room warming it up.


I think 22 degree was the number recommended by MM Lee, for efficient output of govt staff ..

SmS may recall what exactly his words to that effect were ..

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Postby NorrinRadd » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 9:22 pm

Thanks ecureilx, actually that reminds me of something related -

that common myth that cold makes people work better or stay awake in meetings.

While of course no one works well when it's too hot and people will get drowsy then, too cold makes the (mine, anyway) brain shut down.

But still, every time there is internal training, in perpetuating the myth they crank up the air con and it becomes an uncomfortable, and for me, unproductive, ordeal.

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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 9:27 pm

22 used to be perfect when I lived in California. (Note the iphone is always a sunny 23c for a reason!). Now, Singapore has made me week. This past week in Beijing I was running around in my 3/4 long cashmere coat, and a few times with a breeze I was still freezing. this was 16-20c. Hell, back in Chicago we'd be wearing shorts and tshirts at 16!!

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:45 pm

zzm9980 wrote: I was running around in my 3/4 long cashmere coat


Ow my man that's hot! :)



p.s. the thermostat at my drafty old place in London was always set to 21c.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 16 Oct 2012 9:38 am

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote: I was running around in my 3/4 long cashmere coat


Ow my man that's hot! :)


Yeah, but without it I was cold! It only came off while hiking up the gw, and then after about 5 drinks at the bar :P

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 2:59 am

Hot as in cool, in a Huggy Bear decked-out hustler kinda way :)

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 8:59 am

JR8 wrote:Hot as in cool, in a Huggy Bear decked-out hustler kinda way :)


Oh haha. Actually it is a great coat. It's one of those from Shanghai Tang that looks like it came from letting a nice designer loose on Kim Jong-Il's wardrobe. I had a few coworkers say "Wow you are really Chinese!" hah. Wish it was cooler in Singapore so I could wear it more :(

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Postby PrimroseHill » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:26 am

22C for all ac at home. Perfect temp

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 5:57 pm

Shanghai Tang... so it's purple and green then? :wink:

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 17 Oct 2012 6:45 pm

JR8 wrote:Shanghai Tang... so it's purple and green then? :wink:


Charcoal and grey :P

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Postby snowqueen » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 6:07 pm

I think all the cinemas are way too cold, and I'm pretty sure they're set lower than 22. There's nothing worse than being sat directly under a unit. I always take a shawl to put on but still end up shivering 3/4 way through a film.

I have complained at the Cathy before but the staff tell me the temperature is set for the whole building and they can't change it. Very much doubt this is true.

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Postby Brah » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:23 pm

Outside of this Jcube place, which I've never been to, has anyone ever been to a theater that was too warm here?

Not not cold, but actually uncomfortably hot?

(I haven't)

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Postby offshoreoildude » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:36 pm

Brah wrote:Outside of this Jcube place, which I've never been to, has anyone ever been to a theater that was too warm here?

Not not cold, but actually uncomfortably hot?

(I haven't)


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Postby the lynx » Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:45 pm

Brah wrote:Outside of this Jcube place, which I've never been to, has anyone ever been to a theater that was too warm here?

Not not cold, but actually uncomfortably hot?

(I haven't)


I've never been to Jcube's IMAX but all cinemas that I've been to are always Siberian cold. To list out a few: Plaza Sing, The Cathay, Cathay Cineleisure, IMAX Shaw, Vivo City, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Jurong Point, Causeway Point, Junction 8...

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