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Post by x9200 » Sun, 04 Nov 2012 8:13 pm

Rb85 wrote:Hmm. Maybe I should think against the move then. Do you guys still live there? If so, surely it has something that has made you stay? Or is it purely work commitments?
Yeah, I agree with the rest - give it a try. It is really pretty soulless but it may not necessarily show the way you would expect. This is the price you pay for high security and many people accept it for that reason.

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Post by nutnut » Sun, 04 Nov 2012 8:43 pm

At 27, single male... There's plenty to distract you from the soulless side of Singapore! If you are into Asian women, it's a good opportunity to 'meet' a few! ;) :)

And yes, I agree with JR8, you really need to budget if you pick up hookers. $5K will get you something small and fairly swanky in Orchard kinda area, if that's where you want to be!

To be honest, if you want to save cash, you can get to lively places in 20 mins from most places on the island!
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 04 Nov 2012 8:52 pm

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Post by Strong Eagle » Sun, 04 Nov 2012 8:58 pm

I certainly wouldn't call Singapore "soulless". It depends upon what you like. The club scene isn't my bag, and there are a ton of clubs, catering to all sorts of tastes... including picking up those hookers.

Many different types and classes of restaurants, from the lowly hawker center to those with nosebleed prices on the menu. You can literally go out somewhere new every night for years and not begin to cover all the options.

Great museums. Very good classical arts and symphonies. Pretty decent to good, or even very good, road shows by lots of popular bands and artists.

Plenty of recreation opportunities, if not on the island, then not too far away. Tioman is great. Maylaysian highlands offer white water rafting, serious caving, rappelling, and a lot more. Lots of golf.

And yes, Singapore is safe. Some may find this soulless... I find it to be a very nice aspect of the city. You can roll out of any institution totally blondo'ed and get home without incident. Taxis almost always take you where you want to go at the stated fare. Compare this to Bangkok, where if you pass out in the taxi, you're liable to end up naked in the middle of nowhere.

It's a good adventure... I wish I had the opportunity to do it when I was younger... like your age. Go for it.

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Post by JR8 » Sun, 04 Nov 2012 9:36 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Darthcoder wrote:
JR8 wrote:Reckon on baseline $5k a month rent.

+ $250/day for whores and general upkeep.

That should be ok. (sorted me for several years)
Did you guys seriously suggest a budget for Whores? Ahahahaha :lol:
If you don't, you come up short for booze and cigarettes at the end of the month.
There was a guy in my company, a young American MBA intern, who went on a business trip to Geneva where he claimed on a T&E expense form for 'Prostitute'. No, seriously!

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Post by Darthcoder » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:14 am

JR8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Darthcoder wrote: Did you guys seriously suggest a budget for Whores? Ahahahaha :lol:
If you don't, you come up short for booze and cigarettes at the end of the month.
There was a guy in my company, a young American MBA intern, who went on a business trip to Geneva where he claimed on a T&E expense form for 'Prostitute'. No, seriously!
The guy has major balls :cool:
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Post by the lynx » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:23 am

OP, you're still young. Just give it a go as part of your life experience. Really.

Unless you really decided to settle down, marry a local and retire here, take it as a job stint and nothing more. Singapore is too expensive and not worth it for families and retires.

Look at it another way, being in Singapore gives you plenty of opportunities to explore Asia easily.

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Post by x9200 » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 7:58 am

If you go to the streets of Bangkok in the middle of the night you can see this is a living city, like a single organisms and this has nothing to do with a pub/club life which I am not into neither. It is also safe using some common sense. It has specific music, architecture and a look. In Singapore almost every aspect of life is regulated (mostly for the safety / control reasons). This IMO kills the soul. No doubt there is a great infrastructure here with enough pubs, parks, museums each of them really and truly good but all are like factory made according to the best word standards, within strict production regime and similar way for the whole country. The place is still enjoyable very much but I feel no aura in it, no special character.
If you were asked what makes a character of Singapore, the feel factor distinguishig this country from any other what would you answer?

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Post by earthfriendly » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 8:35 am

It is the hawker centers. The sights and smell of fresh ingredients staring at you, watching the hawkers cooking up the food right in front of your eyes. The throngs of people. No one has monopoly over the table. Order your food, just grab a spot that you fancy and you can chat them up, from old uncle to youngsters. It can be a fun place for socialisation. It is alive with the sound of people chatting, hawkers clinking their crockery and occasionally you hear the worker dropped the baskets of cutlery. I have high tolerance for noise and enjoy the sound of human activities.

The place is swarmed in humanity.

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Re: What area is best for a young(ish!) male to rent?

Post by earthfriendly » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 8:43 am

Rb85 wrote:
I am a 27 year old single male looking to live in a vibrant area with plenty of bars/restaurants/entertainment nearby, generally with the the bustling city "vibe" and contemporary accommodation.


What about Geyland? I read that it is very vibrant?

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 9:06 am

earthfriendly wrote:It is the hawker centers. The sights and smell of fresh ingredients staring at you, watching the hawkers cooking up the food right in front of your eyes. The throngs of people. No one has monopoly over the table. Order your food, just grab a spot that you fancy and you can chat them up, from old uncle to youngsters. It can be a fun place for socialisation. It is alive with the sound of people chatting, hawkers clinking their crockery and occasionally you hear the worker dropped the baskets of cutlery. I have high tolerance for noise and enjoy the sound of human activities.

The place is swarmed in humanity.
But I hate it when most of the stalls are closed or out of food by 4:30 pm and I'm hungry...well, at least the hawker center in front of our office. Then, I have to walk 300 m to the Cold Storage to buy something to satiate my hunger :(


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Post by x9200 » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 9:18 am

earthfriendly wrote:It is the hawker centers. The sights and smell of fresh ingredients staring at you, watching the hawkers cooking up the food right in front of your eyes. The throngs of people. No one has monopoly over the table. Order your food, just grab a spot that you fancy and you can chat them up, from old uncle to youngsters. It can be a fun place for socialisation. It is alive with the sound of people chatting, hawkers clinking their crockery and occasionally you hear the worker dropped the baskets of cutlery. I have high tolerance for noise and enjoy the sound of human activities.

The place is swarmed in humanity.
Fully agree and would extend it to hearlands coffeeshops but IMO this is unique in Singapore not of Singapore.

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Post by BillyB » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:00 am

Darthcoder wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote: If you don't, you come up short for booze and cigarettes at the end of the month.
There was a guy in my company, a young American MBA intern, who went on a business trip to Geneva where he claimed on a T&E expense form for 'Prostitute'. No, seriously!
The guy has major balls :cool:
.......which were no doubt considerably smaller after the prostitute encounter

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:47 am

JR8 wrote:There was a guy in my company, a young American MBA intern, who went on a business trip to Geneva where he claimed on a T&E expense form for 'Prostitute'. No, seriously!
So, in countries where prostitution is legal, do the prostitutes issue receipts? Do they charge extra if you use AMEX? If you engage them 10 times, do you get the 11th f*** for free?

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Post by nutnut » Mon, 05 Nov 2012 12:22 pm

I believe in Holland, you can get a receipt for your service, they take credit cards in private brothels but tend to have a 10% surcharge as you describe.

disclaimer: This is information from the web, I have never been to private brothels in Amsterdam.
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