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eatshitndie

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You obviously have no clue about shopping in Thailand.
The best deals are those with Thai labour e.g. Haircuts, dental services

You can also get good deals on tailored made pants & shirts. I have made several with material from Europe with Thai craftsmanship.

One can also get cheaper spectacles. I get my titanium frame, Hoya multi coated lenses from there. With the VAT refund I paid less than $1k

I'm a regular visitor to LOS so in my case it makes sense for me to get my haircuts & dental services from there & not in Spore.
still in sg? can't bear to leave for good? no need for custom tailored pants and shirts anymore. since retirement all one needs are jeans and linen shirts in temperate cuntries and shorts and t's in the tropics. it's vacation every day. yeah!

 

johnny333

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still in sg? can't bear to leave for good? no need for custom tailored pants and shirts anymore. since retirement all one needs are jeans and linen shirts in temperate cuntries and shorts and t's in the tropics. it's vacation every day. yeah!

Obviously you have not Tried tailor made shirts. Price wise they cost the same as the shirts I bought from Spore I.e. Robinsons

However the material used in a custom made shirts is superior.
I own a combination of short & Long sleeve shirts. Their fit is superb & I am still wearing shirts I made 10+ years ago. While the off rack shirts I bought in Spore have been thrown out.

A good tailor in Bkk can offer different grades of cloth. So don't go for the price alone. Talk to the tailor & find out about the different options.

For pants I tried both Thai & imported material. The imported material from Italy, England, .... had a finer weave making the material softer.

Nowadays I am more likely to use hiking pants but still using the shirts. The tailor I used is focusing on the European & US market. He makes visits to these countries to measure clients. The clothes are made in Thailand & sent to the clients.
 

eatshitndie

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Obviously you have not Tried tailor made shirts. Price wise they cost the same as the shirts I bought from Spore I.e. Robinsons

However the material used in a custom made shirts is superior.
I own a combination of short & Long sleeve shirts. Their fit is superb & I am still wearing shirts I made 10+ years ago. While the off rack shirts I bought in Spore have been thrown out.

A good tailor in Bkk can offer different grades of cloth. So don't go for the price alone. Talk to the tailor & find out about the different options.

For pants I tried both Thai & imported material. The imported material from Italy, England, .... had a finer weave making the material softer.

Nowadays I am more likely to use hiking pants but still using the shirts. The tailor I used is focusing on the European & US market. He makes visits to these countries to measure clients. The clothes are made in Thailand & sent to the clients.
for me i don’t need tailors anymore. have a collection of linen shirts of various colors, jeans, bermuda shorts, v-neck t’s. a few suits for weddings and funerals. that’s all. don’t need a big wardrobe now that i’m retired. everyday is dress down day.
 

johnny333

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for me i don’t need tailors anymore. have a collection of linen shirts of various colors, jeans, bermuda shorts, v-neck t’s. a few suits for weddings and funerals. that’s all. don’t need a big wardrobe now that i’m retired. everyday is dress down day.
Some people who don't fit the norms will appreciate tailor made clothes. You could be skinny with overly Long legs or arms, or have a spare tire.

I'm going to check if they can customise a pair of hiking pants?
My older pair fits nicely but I got a newer pair of the same size & design but don't like the smaller pockets or larger size.
 

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Quote By: Alex Tan, States Times Review Editor

Lee Hsien Loong Retiring From Premiership In Shame
By MT Webmaster On May 20, 2017
Alex Tan, States Times Review Editor
Losing over S$50 billion, getting boycott by China, Singapore having the most expensive cost of living and endangering the country’s principles of meritocracy and democracy, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong committed too many costly mistakes for a rich country like Singapore to bear.

Unfortunately, the son of Lee Kuan Yew has little to prove his worth or justify his S$1.87 million salary too. Since his premiership in 2004, all aspects of the society and economy have taken a beating. Wages stagnating, income gap peaking, job losses piling, poverty reaching worst ever since Independence, return of Tuberculosis/Hepatitis outbreak and the increasing frequency of anarchic train breakdowns – Singaporeans’ complains are fully backed with statistics and actual events with real victims of his disastrous policies in immigration, healthcare, public transport, retirement, education and basically all faucets of government. The Lee Hsien Loong administration is also the costliest in the world at S$53 million a year – excluding MP salaries and bonuses.

Domestic issues aside, Lee Hsien Loong destroyed the diplomatic relations of long-standing allies due to his irresponsible choice of words. Lee Hsien Loong mocked China at a US official dinner in 2013, saying that in China’s most influential city, Shanghai, one just need to turn on the tap to have pork soup or open the window to smoke. Lee Hsien Loong were laughing hard with the white men in US then, mocking his ethnic Chinese roots for having poor record of quality – such amateurish mistake making public closed-door jokes – but Beijing was not laughing for sure.
Lee Hsien Loong’s colonial mentality of white supremacy may sound like an unfair criticism, but the fact remains that Singapore under his leadership has been acting against China. When US want China to back off from the territorial disputes in South China Sea, Lee Hsien Loong volunteered himself and, again, cracked jokes about China saying they are no longer “the middle kingdom”. The Prime Minister of the 719km² island state also told China to give up their claims on the South China Sea and obey his “code of conduct”. Worse, Lee Hsien Loong hijacked the ASEAN agenda to push for fellow ASEAN leaders to act against China.

China later in response in 2016 detained the SAF vehicles at their Hong Kong port, and stated that Singapore should respect the One-China policy as ratified and stop military operations in Taiwan. Again another diplomatic disaster, the Singapore Prime Minister defiantly told China to buzz off.

China has now officially boycotted the most expensive Prime Minister, and the United States could not be bothered with Singapore more than a strategic naval outpost in South East Asia. Despite repetitively acting for US’s interests, the US administration – then under Obama – strategically stayed silent and made zero comments when the China-Singapore dispute drama unfolded. The new US administration under Donald Trump is worse, with the first executive by Trump is to obliterate the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP). However, Trump is also unlikely to further relations with Singapore and expectedly so, because Lee Hsien Loong has always been dissing Donald Trump since before the US Presidential Election. With the death of TPP and being ostracized from China’s Belt and Road economic plan, Singapore is suddenly no longer in a strategic position linking the East and West – no thanks to Lee Hsien Loong. How did one screw up so badly and single-handedly destroyed a thriving trading port and a former crown colony?

Nobody is asking for Singapore to kowtow to China or be their vessel state – not even China themselves. China understand the position of Singapore very well, and are ready to provide concessions, as they have done so over the past two decades. Telling a joke is fine but when not one that denigrate others. Lee Hsien Loong lacks the sophistication of a statesman, and the tact and craftiness of a diplomat. The real problem lies with himself not realising so – no thanks to the lack of fair criticisms and the greenhouse he created at home with the abuse of defamation lawsuits and the sedition act.

Unlike his father, Lee Hsien Loong is retiring from premiership in shame. While Singaporeans have mixed responses to Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership, most would acknowledge the quality of living had significantly improved. The same cannot be said for Lee Hsien Loong, who weld a similar iron fist but with no favourable report card to prove.

Lee Hsien Loong has since signaled his intention to retire with repeated talks over “leadership renewal”. Unfortunately, the dictator is still undecided over who to take over as the next Prime Minister because every candidate seems like a bad choice. Former army generals Chan Chun Sing, Ng Chee Meng and Tan Chuan Jin are complete leadership wreckage – the three knows nothing about managing finances and are incapable of anything else other than taking orders with the two shuffling ministerial profiles and holding a ministry less than two years each due to mismatch of skills. The only “younger” intellectual left in his Cabinet is probably Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, but karma hit him hard with a sudden stroke. With less than 3 years to retirement, Lee Hsien Loong remains undecided who the “least-worst” candidate among the few can be Prime Minister.
 
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Quote By: Alex Tan, States Times Review Editor

Lee Hsien Loong Retiring From Premiership In Shame
By MT Webmaster On May 20, 2017
Alex Tan, States Times Review Editor
Losing over S$50 billion, getting boycott by China, Singapore having the most expensive cost of living and endangering the country’s principles of meritocracy and democracy, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong committed too many costly mistakes for a rich country like Singapore to bear.
Unfortunately, the son of Lee Kuan Yew has little to prove his worth or justify his S$1.87 million salary too. Since his premiership in 2004, all aspects of the society and economy have taken a beating. Wages stagnating, income gap peaking, job losses piling, poverty reaching worst ever since Independence, return of Tuberculosis/Hepatitis outbreak and the increasing frequency of anarchic train breakdowns – Singaporeans’ complains are fully backed with statistics and actual events with real victims of his disastrous policies in immigration, healthcare, public transport, retirement, education and basically all faucets of government. The Lee Hsien Loong administration is also the costliest in the world at S$53 million a year – excluding MP salaries and bonuses.
Domestic issues aside, Lee Hsien Loong destroyed the diplomatic relations of long-standing allies due to his irresponsible choice of words. Lee Hsien Loong mocked China at a US official dinner in 2013, saying that in China’s most influential city, Shanghai, one just need to turn on the tap to have pork soup or open the window to smoke. Lee Hsien Loong were laughing hard with the white men in US then, mocking his ethnic Chinese roots for having poor record of quality – such amateurish mistake making public closed-door jokes – but Beijing was not laughing for sure.
Lee Hsien Loong’s colonial mentality of white supremacy may sound like an unfair criticism, but the fact remains that Singapore under his leadership has been acting against China. When US want China to back off from the territorial disputes in South China Sea, Lee Hsien Loong volunteered himself and, again, cracked jokes about China saying they are no longer “the middle kingdom”. The Prime Minister of the 719km² island state also told China to give up their claims on the South China Sea and obey his “code of conduct”. Worse, Lee Hsien Loong hijacked the ASEAN agenda to push for fellow ASEAN leaders to act against China.
China later in response in 2016 detained the SAF vehicles at their Hong Kong port, and stated that Singapore should respect the One-China policy as ratified and stop military operations in Taiwan. Again another diplomatic disaster, the Singapore Prime Minister defiantly told China to buzz off.
China has now officially boycotted the most expensive Prime Minister, and the United States could not be bothered with Singapore more than a strategic naval outpost in South East Asia. Despite repetitively acting for US’s interests, the US administration – then under Obama – strategically stayed silent and made zero comments when the China-Singapore dispute drama unfolded. The new US administration under Donald Trump is worse, with the first executive by Trump is to obliterate the Trans-Pacific Pact (TPP). However, Trump is also unlikely to further relations with Singapore and expectedly so, because Lee Hsien Loong has always been dissing Donald Trump since before the US Presidential Election. With the death of TPP and being ostracized from China’s Belt and Road economic plan, Singapore is suddenly no longer in a strategic position linking the East and West – no thanks to Lee Hsien Loong. How did one screw up so badly and single-handedly destroyed a thriving trading port and a former crown colony?
Nobody is asking for Singapore to kowtow to China or be their vessel state – not even China themselves. China understand the position of Singapore very well, and are ready to provide concessions, as they have done so over the past two decades. Telling a joke is fine but when not one that denigrate others. Lee Hsien Loong lacks the sophistication of a statesman, and the tact and craftiness of a diplomat. The real problem lies with himself not realising so – no thanks to the lack of fair criticisms and the greenhouse he created at home with the abuse of defamation lawsuits and the sedition act.
Unlike his father, Lee Hsien Loong is retiring from premiership in shame. While Singaporeans have mixed responses to Lee Kuan Yew’s leadership, most would acknowledge the quality of living had significantly improved. The same cannot be said for Lee Hsien Loong, who weld a similar iron fist but with no favourable report card to prove.
Lee Hsien Loong has since signaled his intention to retire with repeated talks over “leadership renewal”. Unfortunately, the dictator is still undecided over who to take over as the next Prime Minister because every candidate seems like a bad choice. Former army generals Chan Chun Sing, Ng Chee Meng and Tan Chuan Jin are complete leadership wreckage – the three knows nothing about managing finances and are incapable of anything else other than taking orders with the two shuffling ministerial profiles and holding a ministry less than two years each due to mismatch of skills. The only “younger” intellectual left in his Cabinet is probably Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, but karma hit him hard with a sudden stroke. With less than 3 years to retirement, Lee Hsien Loong remains undecided who the “least-worst” candidate among the few can be Prime Minister.
I have great respect for LHL because he has the balls to tell China to fuck off.
 

johnny333

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I have great respect for LHL because he has the balls to tell China to fuck off.
I don't share the respect you have for LHL.

LHL is probably worth billions of $$$. He can Insult anyone knowing that he can easily run road with all his loot.

It will be the "lesser mortals" of Spore who will ultimately pay for his mistakes.
 

eatshitndie

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Some people who don't fit the norms will appreciate tailor made clothes. You could be skinny with overly Long legs or arms, or have a spare tire.

I'm going to check if they can customise a pair of hiking pants?
My older pair fits nicely but I got a newer pair of the same size & design but don't like the smaller pockets or larger size.
if you have to tailor made your hiking pants you must be too obtusely overweight for hiking. next thing you gonna tell me you need to customize your biking tights and jerseys for cycling.
 

Guerriero

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For a non welfare payout structure, the gahmen seems to be running out of funds too quickly.

Must blame Temasek for their grossly negative returns
How can it be when the gahmen are stating that the economy showing is better than what was expected. So now what is happening ?
 

johnny333

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if you have to tailor made your hiking pants you must be too obtusely overweight for hiking. next thing you gonna tell me you need to customize your biking tights and jerseys for cycling.

Some people just don't care how they look or maybe you just don't have the $ to spend on such things?

I may stinge on certain things but that doesn't mean I'm poor just careful on what I spend. Unlike you I see good tailoring as an investment.

You obviously disagree but you don't see me criticising you for your tastes. I think you have been living in Spore for too Long. I notice that such Sinkees develop an inflexible attitude on how people should behave.
 

eatshitndie

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Some people just don't care how they look or maybe you just don't have the $ to spend on such things?

I may stinge on certain things but that doesn't mean I'm poor just careful on what I spend. Unlike you I see good tailoring as an investment.

You obviously disagree but you don't see me criticising you for your tastes. I think you have been living in Spore for too Long. I notice that such Sinkees develop an inflexible attitude on how people should behave.
roundtrip air fare from sin to bkk on budget airlines: $69
local transportation: $6.96 a day
cheap hotel in bkk: $69 a day
duration of stay in bkk: 6.9 days
total expense in bkk (including nights with ladyboys): $696
total savings in shopping: $69
experience for johnny: priceless
:biggrin:
 

johnny333

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roundtrip air fare from sin to bkk on budget airlines: $69
local transportation: $6.96 a day
cheap hotel in bkk: $69 a day
duration of stay in bkk: 6.9 days
total expense in bkk (including nights with ladyboys): $696
total savings in shopping: $69
experience for johnny: priceless
:biggrin:
You just don't get it do you? The trouble with you is that you are sinkified. Everything is about dollars & cents to you.

I'm not making fun that you have to penny pinch. Just that you are sinkified :smile: I have friends who are not as fortunate & they still have to work. Just pointing out the problems you have understanding where I'm coming from. I am financially independent & free from the expenses of having a car loans or mortgage.

If I do decide to buy a car it will be on a cash basis & not on a loan.

I enjoy travelling & am doing it every month. While travelling I still need to take care of things like haircuts, dental care, ..etc

I don't do it in Spore because It's more more convenient doing it in places like LOS. It's near to my hotel & I can just walk in without waiting or making an appointment.
 
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