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Postby noskich » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:08 pm

From a perspective of an Australian going to NZ - we don`t need visas, we can stay and work as long as we please, the `culture` (or better the lack of it) is identical, ethnic composure is similar, way of life is similar, history, products... the only difference is in the nature, but also limited.
If I am travelling to experience something different NZ would not satisfy me at the least.

I don`t think your google search is telling much.
Try `free events Singapore` About 374,000,000 results

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:11 pm

noskich wrote:From a perspective of an Australian going to NZ - we don`t need visas, we can stay and work as long as we please, the `culture` (or better the lack of it) is identical, ethnic composure is similar, way of life is similar, history, products... the only difference is in the nature, but also limited.
If I am travelling to experience something different NZ would not satisfy me at the least.


New Caledonia is much closer to 'Straya. And they speak French over there.

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Postby noskich » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:14 pm

nakatago wrote: Also, you can never go to the beach without needing a passport (and no, Sentosa doesn't count) or being mindful of the war against moisture or how heavy your bag(s) is/are. And that you have to exchange money.


True, but than again, few can afford to live next to a beach in Sydney. For most it takes 1-2 hours to get to one from where you live.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:18 pm

They don't do irony.
The campaign presumes people want to come back.
Insulting them .... just might not work.

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Re: Five years in Singapore - reflections

Postby nakatago » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:22 pm

noskich wrote:
nakatago wrote: Also, you can never go to the beach without needing a passport (and no, Sentosa doesn't count) or being mindful of the war against moisture or how heavy your bag(s) is/are. And that you have to exchange money.


True, but than again, few can afford to live next to a beach in Sydney. For most it takes 1-2 hours to get to one from where you live.


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Postby nakatago » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:22 pm

JR8 wrote:They don't do irony.
The campaign presumes people want to come back.
Insulting them .... just might not work.


Yup; like I've said before, they're irony impaired.

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Postby noskich » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:25 pm

nakatago wrote: New Caledonia is much closer to 'Straya. And they speak French over there.


Yep, they got the beach, the shopping mall and a few restaurants. Everything Sydneysiders have been denied of.
Good enough reason to go there for the French lingo, worth paying the flight almost as much as the flight to Singapore.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:43 pm

Why would you choose to visit?

It's an island of veg-heads.*


(*Which is of course why they spend so much marketing that it's not (in fact it's all so terribly exciting here, every day, as we all know!!!)).

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:55 pm

Wonderful. It's targeting quitters.

I'll send it to some quitters that I know, I'm sure it 'will pluck heart-string, make want come home ah [Not]].


'Oh I miss mummies chicken rice hor!!!! Oh but ah, her residency (and the 12 relatives) visas for Paris will be approved next week, so hor, what to do eh?

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:57 pm

The irony is that this country has a serious need, for precisely the people that choose to quit it.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:01 pm

JR8 wrote:The irony is that this country has a serious need, for precisely the people that choose to quit it.


Yeah, but...

nakatago wrote:
JR8 wrote:They don't do irony.
The campaign presumes people want to come back.
Insulting them .... just might not work.


Yup; like I've said before, they're irony impaired.

I think we ought to launch an Irony Aid campaign - to bring much needed irony to those unfortunate souls who are deprived of it. Right here would be the ideal place to start.
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:05 pm

But the drones won't get it.

Ironic ah?

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:09 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:I think we ought to launch an Irony Aid campaign - to bring much needed irony to those unfortunate souls who are deprived of it. Right here would be the ideal place to start.


Replace all the statues of Singa with this:

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 1:39 pm

nakatago wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Jl1zvX7i0

Stay classy, Singapore.


It looks like if you removed the scenes filmed at Arab St/Kampong Glam and MBS at the end, there would be about 3 seconds left in the video.

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Postby morenangpinay » Tue, 26 Nov 2013 3:28 pm

maybe its a secret message for the FTs coming in from Australia?...you know like barnsley :-#


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