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    Perspective. Willing to share. But on what? ...

    Perspective. Willing to share. But on what? Living abroad, SG government, culture, biking, sand imports, soft authoritarianism…

    In short, this is all totally worth doing. At times, it has felt...
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    I’ve got to mention that posting to this forum is...

    I’ve got to mention that posting to this forum is such a challenge. I load pics and they work fine, but then I come back online and it just lists them as Attachment #####. Been around here for some...
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    435812 After leaving Pasir Rid, there is a...

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    After leaving Pasir Rid, there is a stretch through an area being landfilled for more construction and then over to Punggol. This is a view of the barrage protecting the Serangoon River from...
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    435239 After Changi you begin to head west. ...

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    After Changi you begin to head west. There was a west wind this day, so a lot of this stretch was into a headwind. Fun. This stretch was short (less than a kilometer) but pretty sweet. ...
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    435233 Soon after the boats, you leave the coast...

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    Soon after the boats, you leave the coast and forest and get dump onto a PCN that runs parallel to Tanah Merah Coast Road for about 14km. It is a long ass stretch on not awesome beauty and...
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    435116 I don't know how to edit names in Strava,...

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    I don't know how to edit names in Strava, but this is an Eastern Loop. All of it is on PCN, expect for the first mile and the last two miles. Most of the PCN (about 65%) is dedicated bike...
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    435114 Got totogethaer on Sunday with some...

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    Got totogethaer on Sunday with some school friends for a day at Changi Beach Park. Another coastal part with bike paths, playgrounds. pavilions, and sand shore. Balancing on a rock is what...
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    435108 My wife was attending the Singapore...

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    My wife was attending the Singapore Writers Festival downtown, so we decided to take an adventure there for some lunch and GBTB before her event. We existed the TEL new stop at Maxwell and...
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    434599 Kimchi Ramen Noodles. This one was really...

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    Kimchi Ramen Noodles. This one was really off the hook. I can't wait to get back to Fernvale Hawkers Center to try the Kimchi Pancake at this stall. Fernvale also has an outlet of Muchi...
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    434934 For some reason I can't get this pic in...

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    For some reason I can't get this pic in the previous post. Sri Sivan Temple in Geylang. A fairly large (for Singapore) and ornate Hindu temple. In the other direction was the industrial...
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    434586 You Tiao is one of my favorite treats. ...

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    You Tiao is one of my favorite treats. Basically sticks of fried dough for about $.85 SGD. If you are feeling just a tad hungry out on a ride, pull into any hawker center and look for a...
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    Let me know if or your group want to hook up...

    Let me know if or your group want to hook up while here. I’m going to be off island and then busy with in-laws until about Jan 10th, but if you are around after an happy to tour around. Especially if...
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    Can. 434455 434456 434457 And while...

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    And while humidity is not shoveled, it takes almost as much energy wiping the sweat from your brow.
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    ^^^that looks like it would be a blast. It was...

    ^^^that looks like it would be a blast. It was for sure too wet when we were there. The top of the volcano was encased in clouds the day we rode. So even if not too wet, white out conditions up high....
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    Currents on the east coast - Gulf Stream and...

    Currents on the east coast - Gulf Stream and Labrador Current - change the water temp. They bring in warm or cold water so the change is quick and intense. Long Island would be 80F in early...
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    This thread is off the rails. I pop in to get my...

    This thread is off the rails. I pop in to get my snow stoke fix for the week and its all complaints about a shitty map that none of us would use and 70s/80s fantasy flick references.

    Can y'all...
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    434230 Along the Singapore River, headed in the...

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    Along the Singapore River, headed in the opposite direction. Elgin Bridge at the end of North Bridge Road. NBR is a long road that connects several areas. Near where it crosses Jin Sultan...
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    434217 Back out riding Bukit Timah again. I'm...

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    Back out riding Bukit Timah again. I'm starting to know the trail well enough to know when its suddenly going to get especially rugged and can plan for it. Also learning where to adjust my...
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    I’ve gotten it a few times. And have bought it at...

    I’ve gotten it a few times. And have bought it at the market and juice it at home as well. My new blender gets used daily. Some times multiple times a day. Just made myself some banana dragonfruit...
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    434168 The food scene here is insane. I...

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    The food scene here is insane. I typically grab lunch at one of the 116 National Environment Agency Food Centres, commonly known as Hawker's Centres. Some of these centers have just cooked...
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    433852 Rain days are a dime a dozen, or more. ...

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    Rain days are a dime a dozen, or more. November is the start of the rainier season. October over performed and it looks like November is doing the same. Has rained nearly every day since...
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    433499 The Interlace from Alexandra Arch. This...

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    The Interlace from Alexandra Arch. This place can be so Vegas. The Arch is a bridge over Alexandra Road connecting Hort Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. It connects directly onto the...
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    433358 People's Park Food Centre is in Chinatown...

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    People's Park Food Centre is in Chinatown and is huge and not the largest market in Chinatown. I ended up here as market (and specific stalls) I had wanted to eat at ran out of food. That is...
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    Damn. I thought that was a inflatable river tube...

    Damn. I thought that was a inflatable river tube at first. Bald....
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    October 2004 was even better (okay, I was not...

    October 2004 was even better (okay, I was not around yet in '94 - but we were skiing all over Chair 10 by Halloween that year).

    Now I see your post, but pretty sure that was 2004. Maybe it was...
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    KW may have RC ready to go but would be shocked...

    KW may have RC ready to go but would be shocked to a state is VR actually opened terrain as it was ready instead of waiting for their regularly scheduled opening in December as that would go against...
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    Any current MAG codes out there for FTP?

    Any current MAG codes out there for FTP?
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    I’ve got a window in late January to take off for...

    I’ve got a window in late January to take off for a week. Thinking of surfing.
    Where will be good within a few hours flight of SG? Philippines should have waves but looks pretty onshore (ENE) that...
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    432955 Back in SG and back to running errands...

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    Back in SG and back to running errands and eating at hawker centers. Meal and beverage cost about $5 USD. Forgot what this dish is called but I’ll call it Noodles with Pork, Bean Curd and...
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    432565 We were near Bingin Beach. My kid...

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    We were near Bingin Beach. My kid enjoying a juice after their best surf session ever. Had their best wave of their life and their biggest beating of their life. It was a last hurrah as a...
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    432553 Nusatara was by far the most expensive...

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    Nusatara was by far the most expensive meal we had in Bali. 3x more expensive than the next priciest meal. We ordered the tasting menu, but this appetizer taster I believe comes with any...
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    That sounds like aliens to me. Stoked on all...

    That sounds like aliens to me.

    Stoked on all the snow. Fuck yeah. Hard to be so far away, but thanks for the pics.
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    Looks like I need to go back and fix that last...

    Looks like I need to go back and fix that last post. It was showing pics at first…

    As for cultural guide, okay. Sure. I am learning a bit about this corner of the world. It is so different than...
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    Dammit. My brain is fried. Been here almost 4...

    Dammit. My brain is fried. Been here almost 4 months and no drugs. That is what clean living does to you.

    Yay - I'm on my second pair of FTP, and have a third pair in storage. Love those...
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    Google and Glove/Mitts Recs - Odd Question

    Okay, here is my situation.

    I'm living in Singapore for the year and I made the call for the family to leave our ski gear back at home instead of having a pipe dream Japow vacation - mostly...
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    432596 Our final stop for the day was the...

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    Our final stop for the day was the Elephant Cave Temple - Goa Gajah

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    Kid was stoked - cause caves. Another example of old temples. The cave was worked on in the 9th century.
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    For sure, figure a way to pay for a few lessons. ...

    For sure, figure a way to pay for a few lessons. Especially at that age, when they are forming snow skills. We tried to get our kid into lessons last year (at 10), but failed to make it happen....
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    Settling in here for pictures of snow. Any...

    Settling in here for pictures of snow. Any pictures that depict temperatures below 25C are much appreciated.
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    432198 Steps ascending to the more sacred...

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    Steps ascending to the more sacred temples on the grounds. I just liked the way these looked.

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    Then we were off to Gunung Kawi, tucked into a deep river valley.

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    Fucking love how Mammoth operates. Have a good...

    Fucking love how Mammoth operates. Have a good season folks. I moved to the equator, so it is sure to dump.
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    Thanks for the concert tip, but I'm a poor man -...

    Thanks for the concert tip, but I'm a poor man - can't afford to pay SG prices to go see a show. Nose bleed seats are likely in the $200 plus range. And besides, aren't those guys like super old? ...
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    ^^^ do you know how they are faring lately? ...

    ^^^ do you know how they are faring lately? After the unrest due to lack of food and fuel? Thought of heading that way while down here, but I don't like going hungry being a fat American.


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    431901 My kid really wanted to get on one of the...

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    My kid really wanted to get on one of the swings that are popular around Ubud. We found a place that is just a little bit off the beaten track and had a decent breakfast spot. We were...
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    431884 Lactating statues? 431885 My kid...

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    Lactating statues?

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    My kid enjoying rainbows in the forest.

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    It was really quite cool in there. This view of the bridge gives a sense of how old everything looked.
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    431878 We spent our second morning walking into...

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    We spent our second morning walking into town to gather coffee and fruit from the market. We scored at the locals market, with two mangoes for about $.60 usd. After, we mostly huddled in...
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    I was being a bit sarcastic. You would need to...

    I was being a bit sarcastic. You would need to pass through border control each time coming in and you’d be far from most of the places you’d want to visit likely. Most of the places to visit are in...
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    I think you must understand the tech Iím speaking...

    I think you must understand the tech Iím speaking of. The only way that would work is if you skied with your bros phone for the day. The bounce is off the phone SIM for verification. But, sure, you...
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    More Tourist Info: Google search "NEA food...

    More Tourist Info:

    Google search "NEA food centre" for locations of NEA hawker's centers. There are more unofficial centers referred to as 'coffee shops' but these tend to be less common in...
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    Have you looked in Malaysia? I don't think...

    Have you looked in Malaysia?

    I don't think budget lodging is really a thing here, but I'll ask around. For sure there is a price range, but no idea if any of those on the less expensive end are...
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