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Mar 20, 17, 3:44 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,082
Posted By gailwynand

I know people with business class South Asia-US...

I know people with business class South Asia-US QR itineraries who are now canceling their tickets and rebooking on Asian airlines.

This will absolutely kill US-bound business travel on these...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 29, 15, 6:52 am
Replies: 320
Views: 51,174
Posted By gailwynand

My observation from regular late night jogs and...

My observation from regular late night jogs and drinking sessions along the river is that most of the public drinking in the area is done by locals, often younger people pre-gaming before they hit...
Forum: Thailand
Jan 20, 15, 11:39 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 16,652
Posted By gailwynand

I've seen it on many occasions. Perhaps it's not...

I've seen it on many occasions. Perhaps it's not as popular to wear them in Paragon or Central Embassy, but I've seen it nonetheless, and not just in Nana or Khao San.

(Nice implication that any...
Forum: Thailand
Jan 20, 15, 9:50 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 16,652
Posted By gailwynand

Do you even know any Thai people or are you just...

Do you even know any Thai people or are you just going by what the Lonely Planet says? I'll be sure to tell this to my Thai friend who is a Western-educated government official, owns a nice condo in...
Forum: Singapore
Dec 19, 14, 12:03 am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,288
Posted By gailwynand

There's also Uber. Probably the best option in...

There's also Uber. Probably the best option in this case if you insist on not taking a regular taxi which is a perfectly acceptable option in Singapore even for novice travelers.

I take it pickup...
Forum: Thailand
Dec 13, 14, 2:22 am
Replies: 27
Views: 7,351
Posted By gailwynand

The people who were getting asked for proof of...

The people who were getting asked for proof of funds were visa runners on the Malaysian border which is presumably not the OP.

Seriously, the worst case scenario here is somebody walks you to the...
Dec 13, 14, 2:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,045
Posted By gailwynand

My understanding is a lot of pedophile activity...

My understanding is a lot of pedophile activity has moved over to the Philippines from Thailand/Cambodia lately.
Forum: Asia
Dec 7, 14, 10:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,462
Posted By gailwynand

Define "budget." On a friend's recommendation I...

Define "budget." On a friend's recommendation I stayed at Velkommen Guesthouse which is $10-15/night and it was great. Clean, quiet, A/C, TV, fast wifi, helpful staff.

For 3 people I agree a tour...
Forum: Asia
Dec 7, 14, 10:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By gailwynand

Would be easier to make a recommendation if OP...

Would be easier to make a recommendation if OP could explain what kind of "fun" he wants. Sightseeing? Food? Nightlife?
Forum: Thailand
Dec 7, 14, 10:01 am
Replies: 947
Views: 61,876
Posted By gailwynand

Honestly, I don't let it bother me too much, I...

Honestly, I don't let it bother me too much, I think it would be fascinating to be there when the inevitable happens even if it requires some changes in plans.
Forum: Singapore
Dec 7, 14, 9:56 am
Replies: 446
Views: 67,130
Posted By gailwynand

In other news, there's a new hawker centre going...

In other news, there's a new hawker centre going up in Tiong Bahru by the new HDB development on Tiong Bahru Road.
Forum: Thailand
Dec 7, 14, 9:36 am
Replies: 123
Views: 16,652
Posted By gailwynand

Friend of mine who has the stereotypical white...

Friend of mine who has the stereotypical white expat look decided to go on a stroll in lower Sukhumvit a few nights back. No unusual police activity spotted.

I'm looking forward to my next trip in...
Replies: 17
Views: 4,045
Posted By gailwynand

Try middle-aged/older male, young male doesn't...

Try middle-aged/older male, young male doesn't fit the sex tourist profile.
Dec 2, 14, 7:25 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,858
Posted By gailwynand

This report was just on NPR so I think we can...

This report was just on NPR so I think we can start giving it some credibility.
...
Forum: Singapore
Oct 30, 14, 3:12 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,926
Posted By gailwynand

NDP isn't in Marina Bay next year, it'll be on...

NDP isn't in Marina Bay next year, it'll be on the Padang, so staying in Marina Bay should be no issue.
Sep 11, 14, 1:25 am
Replies: 15
Views: 4,955
Posted By gailwynand

Given the behavior I have observed on Chinese...

Given the behavior I have observed on Chinese airlines, I doubt that is the real reason.
Forum: Asia
Sep 4, 14, 10:36 am
Replies: 8
Views: 3,289
Posted By gailwynand

My answer would depend on how early your train...

My answer would depend on how early your train is. If it's at say 11am, personally I would get a room at the Nikko and a hotel car from the airport. Then rest up, enjoy their very nice breakfast and...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 3, 14, 2:13 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,444
Posted By gailwynand

Bookings are $8 now. And there's always Uber if...

Bookings are $8 now. And there's always Uber if all else fails.
Forum: Asia
Sep 3, 14, 2:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,872
Posted By gailwynand

Siem Reap has an Aman, just thought I'd note that...

Siem Reap has an Aman, just thought I'd note that since your hotel selections seem to be more in the luxury direction.
Aug 31, 14, 10:02 pm
Replies: 210
Views: 29,394
Posted By gailwynand

Usually SQ is quite reasonable about seatbelts. ...

Usually SQ is quite reasonable about seatbelts.

In this case culture was likely at play. The captain probably forgot to turn the sign off off but none of the FA's were willing to make the captain...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 26, 14, 8:59 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,335
Posted By gailwynand

They also have bottles of salsa for you to help...

They also have bottles of salsa for you to help yourself.

Mexican food is from Mexico (usually central Mexico/Oaxaca), Tex-Mex is northern Mexican food as interpreted by Texans..

Worth noting...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 25, 14, 8:41 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,335
Posted By gailwynand

In the meantime, Muchachos on Keong Saik Rd is a...

In the meantime, Muchachos on Keong Saik Rd is a quite nice substitute, way better than Baja Fresh.
Forum: Singapore
Aug 25, 14, 5:38 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,335
Posted By gailwynand

Chipotle would be a godsend.

Chipotle would be a godsend.
Forum: Singapore
Aug 25, 14, 5:35 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,529
Posted By gailwynand

The Conrad is in a very boring area compared to...

The Conrad is in a very boring area compared to the IC.

Plenty going on around the IC, you have all the Bugis malls and Little India/Arab St within walking distance. It's one of the more dynamic...
Forum: Singapore
Aug 25, 14, 12:37 am
Replies: 57
Views: 5,629
Posted By gailwynand

None of the local breweries/brewpubs here are...

None of the local breweries/brewpubs here are worth the trouble. They all use extract brewing and hoppy beers are very rare. Just drink Tiger, it may not be great beer but it's Singaporean and...
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