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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:Hey all,

I was wondering what some of you thought about Singapore. There are several job openings available for what I do there, and I am contemplating applying for them.

I would love to know if those of you who have visited there enjoyed your stay and what you thought of the country in general. Is there any sort of fire community there at all? There are only 2 people listed in the meet others section, and the only person to ever post about living there and wanting company never got any responses.

Thanks!

-heidi


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Narr


Narr

(*) (*) .. for the gnor ;)
Location: sitting on the step

Total posts: 2568
Posted:i personally have never been there but my dad has and apparently its very clean!?!and thats the exstent of my knowledge about the place..but i am an expat (brit livingin the middle east)and i suggest going into different search engines and type in 'expat singapore' or 'american expat singapore' and it should come up with a whole load of stuff.
in the mean time apply for the jobs, you have nothing to loose, if you decide its not for you in the end you can always turn the job down.
good luck


she who sees from up high smiles

Patrick badger king: *they better hope there's never a jihad on stupidity*

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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:Thanks, Narr. I will try that. The most useful site I have found so far seems to be an expat one. I'm thinking one of the reasons the country is so clean is that they don't allow any kind of chewing gum there. Odd.

-heidi


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:do not, under any circumstances, get caught with drugs there!

It is a very clean place, though I only remember it from 20 years ago when I was 13, and even then my biggest memory of it was watching some kid blow chunks in the McDonald's!


-v-

Wiederstand ist Zwecklos!

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dulce flames


member
Location: Oceanside, California USA

Total posts: 234
Posted:an example of the extremety of cleanliness in singapore - gum is illeagal. i'm just remembering from my friend's comments who spent some time there. i think the cleanliness goes hand in hand with strictness and expensiveness. Give it some research. I'm more curious myself now.

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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

Pooh-Bah
Location: London

Total posts: 2211
Posted:My brother is living over there and another friend also. No complaints about Singapore except that it would probably be a little dull compared to other Asian countries. Still, think what a great base for travelling would be.

Don't think they would have a big spinning community somehow but you could start one.

Good luck


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Analemma


Analemma

enthusiast
Location: West LA

Total posts: 384
Posted:Singapore is not that strict anymore but I wouldnt provoke it!
Fire community - some good spinners, but no regular meeting. Check out the Youth Park meeting on Friday evenings (Somerset MRT Station) - mostly jugglers, but they can give you contacts of fire spinners.
If you want some specific information or tips PM me

enjoy your stay


To learn - read. To know - write. To master - teach . . .

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