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Post by BedokAmerican » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 3:39 pm

Things I like most:
1. Dragon fruit
2. Persimmons
3. No sales tax on most things

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Post by Mi Amigo » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 3:50 pm

BedokAmerican wrote:No sales tax on most things
Is that true? I thought GST was charged on the majority of stuff sold here nowadays?
Be careful what you wish for

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Feb 2013 3:59 pm

He doesn't realize that the sales tax is already included in the price and it's only if it's not in the price that it must be stated as such. Just the opposite of the US. All he needs to do is look at his sales receipt. However, if it's a small mom & pop shop and their annual turnover is less than 1 million/year then they do not have to register for GST and therefore do not charge. Whereas in the US, I believe every business has to charge GST (sales tax) if the state they are operating in has a sales tax. There are only five states that do not have a sales tax per se:
Alaska
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 2:44 pm

ice chendol my god mmmmmmmmm is lovely

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 7:54 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:ice chendol my god mmmmmmmmm is lovely
You can get that from Malaysia as well.
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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 14 Feb 2013 8:34 pm

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:ice chendol my god mmmmmmmmm is lovely
You can get that from Malaysia as well.
oh! but I discovered it here so it counts in my list of things I like in Singapore :cool:

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Post by nakatago » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 7:01 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:ice chendol my god mmmmmmmmm is lovely
You can get that from Malaysia as well.
oh! but I discovered it here so it counts in my list of things I like in Singapore :cool:
Just thought it's worth a mention that if food is one of the things you like about Singapore and if Singapore suddenly ceases to exist, it won't be a great loss as you still have a country from which to get it.

:wink:

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 9:27 am

nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
nakatago wrote: You can get that from Malaysia as well.
oh! but I discovered it here so it counts in my list of things I like in Singapore :cool:
Just thought it's worth a mention that if food is one of the things you like about Singapore and if Singapore suddenly ceases to exist, it won't be a great loss as you still have a country from which to get it.

:wink:

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stop being so negative about it man :D its still a lot better compared to many other places around asia

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Post by JR8 » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 1:47 am

Not only SG, and MY, but Indon too.

The original Indo-rockers 'The Tielman Brothers'; they had a song called 'Cendol sunrise'.






http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tielman_Brothers

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Post by nakatago » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 9:29 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
nakatago wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote: oh! but I discovered it here so it counts in my list of things I like in Singapore :cool:
Just thought it's worth a mention that if food is one of the things you like about Singapore and if Singapore suddenly ceases to exist, it won't be a great loss as you still have a country from which to get it.

:wink:

#hatersgonnahate
stop being so negative about it man :D its still a lot better compared to many other places around asia
A lot of things are.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

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Post by Brah » Thu, 21 Feb 2013 7:01 am

Brah wrote:
beppi wrote:Kodomo = Child (Japanese)
Komodo = Island populated by lizards (Indonesia)

The change of topic from ladies to lizards was a bit surprizing to me too, in the beginning, but it makes sense!
Oops!

But I'm not surprised by my slip, good catch you guys. I just have much more opportunity to say "kodomo" than "Komodo"

Anyway, a Kodomo Dragon is so last year.....
This just in... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/2 ... 25612.html

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Post by RonnieT » Mon, 04 Mar 2013 3:01 pm

I love the fact that it is so CLEANNNNN compared to the other majoe asian cities.

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Post by imhuishan » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:30 pm

we are much sheltered from major natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes... i also appreciate her straightforward taxation system and the ease of setting up companies here.
Let's go LOHAS - do good, feel good and look good!

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Post by BedokAmerican » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 8:17 am

imhuishan wrote:we are much sheltered from major natural disasters like earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes... i also appreciate her straightforward taxation system and the ease of setting up companies here.
No tsunamis either!!!

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Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 15 Mar 2013 11:05 am

girls girls girls!
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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