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What can /trv/ tell me about Singapore? I'm thinking about visiting for a week in July/August.
The British era forts on the island are worth a visit if you are into military history, its only 4 dollars to get to the island if you do not visit any resorts.
Native Singfag here.
The populace generally takes pride in their broken/mangled abomination called Singlish. It’s perceived as something of a national identity, but it’s literally just a hodgepodge of English, Malay and various Mandarin dialects thrown together.
And yes, Customer Service is practically non-existent here.
Considering how it’s mandatory for citizens to contribute part of their wages to a fund called CPF that the govt claims is for the people’s sake, nah. Best thing is, the govt limits usage of said fund (you can only use it for a small percentage of your medical fees at any one time / can’t withdraw it until you’re in your 60s - and only in restricted instalments, yeah).
Sim Lim’s full of cons.
And run by the world’s highest paid government, whose best solution to anything is to increase taxes.
Not exactly. As per above, they actually lock up approx 20% of your wages (income tax is a separate matter). You’re then “allowed” to use that fund for housing and medical.
Prepare for disappointment.
singapore never claimed to be a state that values personal rights above everything else
they are openly authoritarian and have no qualms telling people what to do
think of a very rich chinese city and youve got singapore
So Basically The Real Life "Mirror's Edge"?
You forgot to mention the Xenophobia and Partial Shariah.
I’ve been wageslaving for about 7 years and I really want to blow my dough on something irresponsibly expensive overseas.
>>1409755 >for instance for my next 2 trips to HK a 5* in a convenient location
I'm not sure what your convenient location needs to be convenient to but as someone who goes to HK on business now and then, I really like the City View in Yau Ma Tei, it's about 100m from the subway. If I need to be on the island, I like the Cosmo hotel. They're both quite comfortable business-ish hotels that are pretty good value for money.
The City View is actually the hotel part of a YMCA I think but you can ignore the christian shit at reception, it doesn't get in the way.
I stayed in a business class Japanese hotel in Bangkok for $85 a night that was beyond nice. Infinity pool overlooking Bangkok, breakfast buffet unlike anything I’ve ever seen, unreal quality.
Actually convenient to me, regarding my interests, and the people I tend to meet when I’m in HK, are TST and Central.
I’ve rented apartments both in Mid Levels (right next to the Peak Outlook Café) and TST (Gateway Apartments un Harbour City) and whenever I’m back in town I like to be within walking distance from those places because of memories, places I patronize and so on. But the nicest hotels in both areas are getting absurdly expensive (even gateway apts that were expensive back in 2005 have doubled in price since then).
I’ve stayed at boutique hotels in Sheung Wan but this is already too isolated for my taste. Couldn’t be bothered to stay even in Mongkok or (god forbids) West Kowloon. I’m ok to commute there once in a while, but not FROM there all the time. I rather take the ferry than the MTR or the ding ding, too.
>tl;dr : I often prioritize my own comfort over the price.
Also I’ve often considered the Cosmo because it seemed like an outstanding value for money but I don’t like Wan Chai and again, I’ve just checked for my dates in July the Intercontinental is like 30€ more a night... no brainer to me. But thanks for the tips tho. FYI the YMCA in TST (next to the Peninsula) has good reviews too!
Off the top of my head
>Hard Rock Orlando concierges level >Contemporary resort concierges level (WOO FREE UPGRADE FUCK YEA) >That time I was working an event at the Cosmopolitan and a city room was part of the contract
I'm going to visit SK for the first time this summer at the begining of August with my gf and 2 friends. Anyone been there before, and what is there to do there? Any suggestions on what to do there is appreciated.
>>1411119 >far more limited food and restaurant options would make many disagree with that.
This is just plain wrong. Korea has objectively more restaurant options and a much higher variety of food than Japan.
>However certain things in Seoul (like western food) are insanely expensive compared to Japan
Where do you get this idea? I travel regularly between Korea Japan and China and middle ranged western food is all the same. Not that you would travel half the world to eat it, but for someone living here it's definitely not a big difference in price.
Local food prices are very different and Japan being the most expensive by far.
>>1411129 >Korea has objectively more restaurant options and a much higher variety of food than Japan.
Nigga stop. Show me the data or shut up.
>>1411119 >Its comparative cultural blandness
korean popular culture, manhwa/webtoons, fashion are an export all over asia. perhaps, even the world.
that street is trash
all the good Korean food is out in the countryside mate.
China, Korea, and Japan are circular. They feed of each other when it comes to culture. China was popular, then Japan, now its Korea time.
Hey guys, me and my girlfriend are going to travel around Europe next year for a few weeks - what is a good source to find ideas for cool destinations which aren't too touristy and crowded, or do any of you have some suggestions?
Just hit up all the UNESCO World Heritage sites
I found a cruise for a really cheap price but there is a catch, its on Pullmantur's Monarch and its a spanish cruise line, I know that they have english speakers there I was just wondering if anyone here cruised with themI keep on getting mixed reviews. Keep in mind that I speak very little spanish. The Itinerary is:
day 1: Curacao
day 2: Bonaire
day 3: Aruba
day 4: At Sea
day 5:Colon, Panama
day 6: Cartagena, Colombia
day 7: At Sea
day 8: Curacao
Looking at the Monarch cruises, they don't look any cheaper than a Carnival cruise leaving out of Miami/Orlando
i am going alone everything is based on double occupancy
Well I'd brush up on your Spanish, then.
Have you factored in flights to and from Curacao?
Sounds like a great way to visit the ABC islands since there are no ferries between them. What prices are we talking? I can fly to Curaçao on the cheap.
Hey guys ,
I'm an israeli who wants to visit petra and amman .
Since the sensitive current situation with our cousins , my question is , it would be safe ?
What do i should expect there ?
(I know ill get tones of shit now)
And if someone can give some tips where to stay or where to visit or anything would be welcome !
When we're done with you, there won't be six of you left to shave a shekel.
Dude , STFU , you are nothing then a basement warrior .
>>1410746 > JIDF shill calling someone a basement warrior.
Classic jewish projection.
Keep using the screen to talk shit , fucking keyboard handjober
china usa meme.jpg
I can't see one so i'll make this thread.
I'd like to go to China for my summer vacation, I've been before so i know what its like, and i have been studying mandarin so i want to put it to use.
But aside from the obvious major tourist sites, which ive already been to, what can i actually do there? How are the hostels, i can't afford hotels the entire time, and what can i really do day to day?
I have a few online chinese friends i could meet but i cant just permanently hang with them. (also how do i know if they want to fuck, i am a little autistic with women). I don't just want to go and then end up on my laptop in my room all day, but i can't figure how to spend 3 months there either.
In short, what to do in China?
Picture is a meme don't get your panties in a twist.
>>1411208 >And as flat as huawei flatron TV.
There are exceptions but in general, sure.
They don't sag after they pop out your kid
Are you in China right now?
>>1411301 >They don't sag after they pop out your kid
Big ones won't either if you make her do the right exercises. Enjoy your hapas and their eventual hatred for you both.
No Chinese girl plays emotional games on the level white women do. I've heard of friends sister's saying that if a guy goes along with everything she suggests, she'll dump him "because thats boring lol".
White Women emotional games:
>I just don't really know what I want right now >I want to take things slow >You're such a great guy, any girl would be lucky to date you. >#stillfriendstho
Chinese women just require endless attention and appeasement, they also want things their own way. I guess its better overall but you do have to put the work in, you're not in for an easy ride.
I love traveling so much, but I can’t travel as much as I like to since I have to work for a living and pay for my bills. I always like to watch people travel videos they post on line and some of them are really entertaining to the level I would pay some money to watch. Why don’t vacationers broadcast live videos from their trip and get paid for it? How can we do that? Anybody knows a way or a tool to use for that?
I am not that guy, I am the US military guy in this thread, but having worked with Italians, I unfortunately fully understand what he is getting at. Out of all the nationalities I worked with they were the worse. Even compared to various different Arab countries
Before you tell me you can't, you can. Do you do most of your work on a computer? If not, find a career that lets you do that. Web dev is easiest to get into and find a job online
This is a real thing? wtf.
>get paid to not do work That's not how this game works.
I run a small SaaS company, I bring in roughly $20k USD a month. I've pretty much fully adopted the never-ending travel life. Maybe one day I'll settle down and build something, but for now I am content.
What's up /trv/ ?
I'll be going to Tokyo for the first time of my life from July 13th to 29th but I don't know anyone there and I'll be traveling alone
Any of you anons there ?
was there last july/august, got to what 33-5C a few times? Let me know when it gets to 50C, until then just lol
Yeah actually I went last summer as well, and thankfully I don't think it even got to close to the mid 30's when I was there.
However I have been there during summers where some days it get "unbearably" hot, so I don't see any harm in letting people know that. I mean good for you if you can handle it, but it's not a contest here and no one really cares.
oh sup, ill be there july 1st-28th by myself cuz I am a retard who buys plane tickets before my study abroad confirms me.
Wanna meet up somewhere ?
How bad is the situation with Israelis in India? I'm going there for a few months starting from June and will most likely spend most of my time in the north of the country. I guess it's quite known, and so I heard from literally every traveller who's been in India, that they're swarming there and almost unavoidable.
I'm unfortunately an Israeli and been doing my best to avoid other Israelis, since I have enough Zionism, groups of army-chads that think they own the world and elephant-pants hippies back home. It was alright so far if I just stayed away from Chabad Houses and didn't try to interact with them deliberately, but it seems that India is another story.
What should I expect? How bad is the Jewish-Israeli influence there?
Of course it is, Moishe.
>>1411115 >How bad is the situation with Israelis in India?
Dealing with Israelis in India is nowhere near as bad as dealing with the Indians
Or dealing with Israelis in Israel.
Or dealing with Israel.
Go off the beaten path and you will avoid Israelis, they always travel to the same spots