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Forum: Singapore
Apr 10, 17, 11:59 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ryvyan

I've had credit cards not work properly on taxis...

I've had credit cards not work properly on taxis upon arrival, which is why I now do Grab and Uber exclusively with no cash involved. Do have a bit of cash on hand if possible, just in case.
Apr 10, 17, 11:57 pm
Replies: 6,961
Views: 627,095
Posted By Ryvyan

And this was not how the man was treated. Good...

And this was not how the man was treated. Good job for doing your job, but this GA obviously did not.
Forum: Singapore
Apr 10, 17, 11:38 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,696
Posted By Ryvyan

- Cambodia: slightly more than 2 hours - Bali:...

- Cambodia: slightly more than 2 hours
- Bali: slightly more than 2.5 hours
- Bangkok: around 2.5 hours

That said, decent budget airlines with relatively low prices at destination make it quite...
Forum: Singapore
Apr 10, 17, 11:35 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,696
Posted By Ryvyan

I mean, sure, but the taste of one dish is so...

I mean, sure, but the taste of one dish is so unique from another due to the types of ingredients used and how they cook it. Personally, if you say that Singapore chicken rice is the same as the one...
Apr 10, 17, 11:20 pm
Replies: 6,961
Views: 627,095
Posted By Ryvyan

^ I don't understand how this escalated into a...

^ I don't understand how this escalated into a security issue; there must be other steps that can be taken between refusing to volunteer and being forcefully taken off the plane with a concussion.
Apr 10, 17, 11:18 pm
Replies: 6,961
Views: 627,095
Posted By Ryvyan

Phew, I thought that Americans' gauge of normal...

Phew, I thought that Americans' gauge of normal has been messed up with all the police violence going on in your country.

There is ZERO reason for law enforcement or airport officers to be so...
Apr 10, 17, 11:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,500
Posted By Ryvyan

I have something similar I bought from Tokyo 4...

I have something similar I bought from Tokyo 4 years ago (and still going strong); blows up very quickly and deflates quietly as well.
Apr 10, 17, 10:23 pm
Replies: 6,961
Views: 627,095
Posted By Ryvyan

Question: is this overbooking thing an airline...

Question: is this overbooking thing an airline country-based policy (or just domestic vs international policy)?

Not that I'm ever thinking of flying to the US these days (what with TSA and their...
Mar 23, 17, 2:11 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ryvyan

Thanks everyone for your input. I purchased a...

Thanks everyone for your input. I purchased a Farpoint 40 last year (managed to score a discount as well!) and have been very pleased with it.



I purchased it in October/November 2010 directly...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 24, 17, 10:07 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,696
Posted By Ryvyan

Food? Stay a few weeks and you will have barely...

Food? Stay a few weeks and you will have barely scratched the surface!

To be honest, I always tell people that 3 days in Singapore is sufficient if you want to just have been there and done that,...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 24, 17, 10:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,321
Posted By Ryvyan

When I bring friends around, I like Jumbo...

When I bring friends around, I like Jumbo Riverwalk near Clarke Quay. It's apparently featured in Korean guidebooks, but the quality is honestly pretty decent. Easy to get to as well.
Forum: Singapore
Jan 24, 17, 9:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,693
Posted By Ryvyan

Singapore is pretty much crowded all year round...

Singapore is pretty much crowded all year round (it gets quieter around the school holidays outside of tourist attractions because every other Singaporean goes abroad); just avoid F1 season and...
Forum: Singapore
Jan 24, 17, 9:50 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,499
Posted By Ryvyan

As a local, I've always thought that the greenery...

As a local, I've always thought that the greenery is the reason for the cooler weather. For the average Singaporean resident, we're basically hopping from one air-conditioned place to another (or...
Sep 5, 16, 11:47 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,832
Posted By Ryvyan

I have both a Mei Voyageur and a Osprey Farpoint...

I have both a Mei Voyageur and a Osprey Farpoint 40. The Mei I have is a bit too large around the hip to the point that the tightest setting does not wrap my hips. I wasn't asked for my hip size, so...
Sep 5, 16, 11:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,695
Posted By Ryvyan

Carrying a Osprey Farpoint 40 with Eagle Creek...

Carrying a Osprey Farpoint 40 with Eagle Creek packing cubes and a small Muji toiletries bag. Nothing fascinating there.

Cheap hack of sorts: I have a few bottles of facial care products that I...
Aug 3, 16, 8:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ryvyan

I saw the Porter 46 but at the price point, the...

I saw the Porter 46 but at the price point, the lack of an internal frame bothered me. It also has a few too many pockets (I'd like just a main compartment along with a padded one for a laptop; an...
Jul 28, 16, 11:32 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ryvyan

Airport Runner: Thanks for the review, I'm pretty...

Airport Runner: Thanks for the review, I'm pretty sure I'm not getting the eBags anymore. I'm constantly losing my way whenever I have a backpack on my back, so Motherlode =/= happy!back is something...
Jul 27, 16, 10:52 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ryvyan

emustyle: Thanks for your thoughts on the...

emustyle: Thanks for your thoughts on the Farpoint. I am leaning towards it now since I still do some hopping on buses and trains. It does make sense that the laptop compartment will not pose a big...
Forum: Singapore
Jul 27, 16, 12:32 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,306
Posted By Ryvyan

I cannot be absolutely sure of the traffic in...

I cannot be absolutely sure of the traffic in past years, but a taxi may not be feasible due to the high volume of people leaving at the same time if you're planning on watching the qualifying.
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Jul 27, 16, 12:17 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,189
Posted By Ryvyan

Question Cannot decide between functionality between Farpoint 40 and Motherlode Jr

I have owned a Mei Voyageur for a few years, but the canvas is starting to get sticky, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to upgrade. Currently, the Voyageur is a smidge too tall and the hip...
Forum: Asia
May 10, 16, 6:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ryvyan

I went to Bali last May, and I actually went...

I went to Bali last May, and I actually went around the various forums getting contacts of a local driver because I was trying to decompress from work, and didn't want the stress of having to arrange...
Forum: Singapore
May 10, 16, 2:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,172
Posted By Ryvyan

Technically speaking, only sodomy is illegal....

Technically speaking, only sodomy is illegal. Which applies to both men and women.

If you get caught, it's because you're in public (part of public indecency, regardless of gender and act you were...
Forum: Singapore
May 10, 16, 2:55 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,172
Posted By Ryvyan

I wouldn’t know, I don’t visit a country and...

I wouldn’t know, I don’t visit a country and observe citizens’ behaviour and put them into stereotyped boxes.

In this case, can't help being pragmatic. You have to understand the audience and...
Forum: Singapore
May 2, 16, 8:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 6,172
Posted By Ryvyan

Nah, no worries. Basically what everyone above...

Nah, no worries. Basically what everyone above has said.

The local Pink Dot (LGBT+ movement) has been gaining support over the years. If you're here on 4 June, you might wish to join the carnival...
Forum: Singapore
Feb 14, 16, 10:14 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,085
Posted By Ryvyan

I don't even think this was what the original...

I don't even think this was what the original poster meant. For buffets, it is quite a standard rule of thumb to look at prices and then google the hell out of the place to read reviews.
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