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Singapore Expat Land?

Postby carteki » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 5:57 pm

So what would happen if the SG Expat regulars to purchase an island (with internet!) large enough to create our own offline community ... (I know that JR8 has a picture of the place)
How would it work? Would we allow trolls?
Your thoughts?

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Postby taxico » Mon, 18 Feb 2013 7:19 pm

we need scientists and chefs on that island to create delicious spicy food which doesn't come out in spurts of agony.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 1:23 am

Hey, looks like I'm in demand then, since I'm both a scientist and a professionally trained chef ;) In fact cooking is totally a science, as an American might have it.

Read 'On Food and Cooking' by Harold McGee to join those dots (it's like the legendary old-time complete bible to the process of cooking/food-prep: and when you can understand why*, you can begin to try and master how).




*I'll give you one random example I faced this week. Why does melting dark chocolate in a 'bain-marie' require the gentlest heat, and why does too much heat cause the melting chocolate to 'split'.

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Re: Singapore Expat Land?

Postby alittlerisky » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 2:46 pm

carteki wrote:So what would happen if the SG Expat regulars to purchase an island (with internet!) large enough to create our own offline community ... (I know that JR8 has a picture of the place)
How would it work? Would we allow trolls?
Your thoughts?


This is actually not a joke man. I have been looking at buying an island and getting a few goats/sheep/chickens and farming for a living.

You can buy your own island for USD 50k did you know? Not the best locations (Nova Scotia, Maine etc). But hey... 50k for your own island....

Did a search for island under 500k USD:

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/isl ... D&=1&=7&=2

all wee need is 10 forum members with say 20k spare and enough money to make a living from the earth.
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 5:07 pm

Better make damn sure it's an island with a fresh water source. That's usually the problem.

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Postby taxico » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 5:24 pm

we'll use a desalination machine like on a liveaboard.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 19 Feb 2013 6:55 pm

No one wise enough to have accrued $20k, has 5c 'to spare'.



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