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Postby nakatago » Tue, 26 Feb 2013 7:27 pm

M&M's sold in Singapore are now made in China.

Even Toblerone, from what I'm led to believe as well.

M&M's in Singapore used to come from Australia. The Chinese made ones aren't good--heck, even Nips are better than those.

JR8 wrote:But, I thought all chocolates that we get here are made in the west. Toblerone, Hersheys, Mars, Snickers, Lindt, Ferrero Rocher. No?

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Postby Saint » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 8:56 am

I miss that feeling of getting to Heathrow Airport and thinking at last I'm leaving here and I'll soon be back in Singapore!

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 9:06 am

Saint wrote:I miss that feeling of getting to Heathrow Airport and thinking at last I'm leaving here and I'll soon be back in Singapore!


Same feeling i have in SFO - "Yes, going back to Asia!!"

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 5:41 pm

waterfalls near my house in kerala
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the kodai mountain range where i used to go on treks
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india coffee house in bangalore
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scottish pub - cheap beer and wine and the chinese pakodas here were heaven

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Postby iamsen » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 6:09 pm

Not absurd property prices.

Found a 11k sqm piece of land for ~$120k.
Granted, it's up in the mountains in the middle of no where, and you gotta shit in a bucket but still, that's a huge piece of land.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 6:15 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:waterfalls near my house in kerala
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Nice. I was in Kerala the first week of January for my daughter's traditional wedding ceremony. Beautiful countryside. Wish I'd have had more time to do some exploring the state. Maybe will get back there again, now that I have in-laws there.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 6:29 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:waterfalls near my house in kerala
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Nice. I was in Kerala the first week of January for my daughter's traditional wedding ceremony. Beautiful countryside. Wish I'd have had more time to do some exploring the state. Maybe will get back there again, now that I have in-laws there.



That place athirapally falls is around 17 km from my house. when i was around 18 we used to plead my uncle to lend us his car and drive there. fun times of late its become a highly congested tourist spot. in the 90s it was almost desolate.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 9:30 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:That place athirapally falls is around 17 km from my house. when i was around 18 we used to plead my uncle to lend us his car and drive there. fun times of late its become a highly congested tourist spot. in the 90s it was almost desolate.

Thought we might see some of that green foliage indigenous of there...

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 27 Feb 2013 9:44 pm

Brah wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:That place athirapally falls is around 17 km from my house. when i was around 18 we used to plead my uncle to lend us his car and drive there. fun times of late its become a highly congested tourist spot. in the 90s it was almost desolate.

Thought we might see some of that green foliage indigenous of there...




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Postby alittlerisky » Thu, 28 Feb 2013 1:44 pm

Hey! I’ve been to Kerala a couple of times. Granted I have little to no recollection of it as I was maybe 5 years old.

For the green, when my father was posted to India and I was at university in England, I used to spend the summer holidays with my brother and friends in Menali setting fire to the local foliage there. You could buy a ball of mud for like 50 rupees… bit of a shock when I had to back to England. Those days are well behind me now. I have more expensive tastes now.
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Re: What do people miss about their country of origin?

Postby Splatted » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:17 pm

WanWanWan wrote: We aren't sure if chili con carne, or camembert, are easily available, and we are pretty sure lamingtons or Vegemite will be permanently out of the question.


wrong.. you can find vegemite. I'm certain I've seen it somewhere very recently in one of the major supermarkets.. (possibly AMK hub? can't remember where it was I saw it)

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:23 pm

alittlerisky wrote:Hey! I’ve been to Kerala a couple of times. Granted I have little to no recollection of it as I was maybe 5 years old.

For the green, when my father was posted to India and I was at university in England, I used to spend the summer holidays with my brother and friends in Menali setting fire to the local foliage there. You could buy a ball of mud for like 50 rupees… bit of a shock when I had to back to England. Those days are well behind me now. I have more expensive tastes now.


what is this ball of mud you speak of ? :?
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Re: What do people miss about their country of origin?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:25 pm

Splatted wrote:
WanWanWan wrote: We aren't sure if chili con carne, or camembert, are easily available, and we are pretty sure lamingtons or Vegemite will be permanently out of the question.


wrong.. you can find vegemite. I'm certain I've seen it somewhere very recently in one of the major supermarkets.. (possibly AMK hub? can't remember where it was I saw it)


I've seen marmite but not vegemite from kraft foods, i love both vegemite and cheesy vegemite but I've never managed to find cheesy vegemite here :(
i buy 2 large jars from australia whenever I go there.
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Re: What do people miss about their country of origin?

Postby Splatted » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:30 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Splatted wrote:
WanWanWan wrote: We aren't sure if chili con carne, or camembert, are easily available, and we are pretty sure lamingtons or Vegemite will be permanently out of the question.


wrong.. you can find vegemite. I'm certain I've seen it somewhere very recently in one of the major supermarkets.. (possibly AMK hub? can't remember where it was I saw it)


I've seen marmite but not vegemite from kraft foods, i love both vegemite and cheesy vegemite but I've never managed to find cheesy vegemite here :(
i buy 2 large jars from australia whenever I go there.


definitely can find cheesy vegemite.. saw it at cold storage united square

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Re: What do people miss about their country of origin?

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Sat, 02 Mar 2013 8:31 pm

Splatted wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
Splatted wrote:
WanWanWan wrote: We aren't sure if chili con carne, or camembert, are easily available, and we are pretty sure lamingtons or Vegemite will be permanently out of the question.


wrong.. you can find vegemite. I'm certain I've seen it somewhere very recently in one of the major supermarkets.. (possibly AMK hub? can't remember where it was I saw it)


I've seen marmite but not vegemite from kraft foods, i love both vegemite and cheesy vegemite but I've never managed to find cheesy vegemite here :(
i buy 2 large jars from australia whenever I go there.


definitely can find cheesy vegemite.. saw it at cold storage united square


great! thanks for that tip :D
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