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    Was wondering whether any folks on CW had been there or nearby Singapore and their experiences of it.

    The reason I'm curious is I've a couple of huge Scrabble tournaments I'll be attending in Johor Bahru, Malaysia during late November and early December. The first one is the World Championships where I'll be representing England, that has a US$15,000 first prize and takes place of 4 days. Shortly after there's an event called the Causeway Scrabble Challenge which if I get invited to the Masters division (I'd have to slip right down the rankings to not be invited - there's an Open division I could enter anyway) is held over 5 days with a US$20,000 first prize. Malaysia/Singapore is a very long way from England so I'll obviously want a few days at least to recover from the jetlag. I'm not tied down to work commitments so that's not an issue for me either, if it's worth me staying over somewhere a bit longer or whatever then I'll probably do that.
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    I've lived in Singapore and visited Malaysia many times.

    I love Singapore, though as a tourist you could do it in 2-3 days (if you don't know anyone there) due to its size.

    Johor Bahru isn't too exciting, but its a decent place. You'd want to head down to Kuala Lumpur and check things out there, quite a nice city. Obviously can get quite busy, but other than that, some great sights to see (Twin Towers) and along with Singapore, some excellent shopping if you're into that.
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    Checkout Genting highlands if you are in to casino stuff it's called Vegas of Asia though Macau is taking over, if you want to relax and enjoy the beauty of strawberry farms and tea gardens then Camaroon Highlands is your place.

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    Loved Singapore, loved Malaysia.

    KL is awesome, although I really loved Penang. Definitely all worth visiting just for the sake of it, the scrabble tournaments are just added extras.
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    A girl on my course I'm pretty good friends with has lived in Malaysia all her life (she saw snow for the first time ever a month ago). I'll ask her about it next time i see her and get back to you.
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    Two things: (a) watch your bags like a hawk whenever you're going to cross a border, their drug trafficking laws are medieval and merciless. And (b) drink only bottled water in Malaysia, and while you're at it, avoid any food stuffs that may have come into contact with their tap water, salads for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Two things: (a) watch your bags like a hawk whenever you're going to cross a border, their drug trafficking laws are medieval and merciless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    16 tins of Spam is Aaron Cohen and I claim my six lashes in Penang prison.
    He was one of the lucky ones...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Two things: (a) watch your bags like a hawk whenever you're going to cross a border, their drug trafficking laws are medieval and merciless. And (b) drink only bottled water in Malaysia, and while you're at it, avoid any food stuffs that may have come into contact with their tap water, salads for example.
    KL's tap water isn't so bad actually.

    Reckon if you enjoy Malaysian food, visit a hawker centre at least once. The food is cheap, and absolutely delicious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    KL's tap water isn't so bad actually.
    Maybe I was particularly unlucky. I was pretty careful and still got caught out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    He was one of the lucky ones...
    Or get hung in Singapore no matter what. It says on the arrival card as well
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    I wouldn't want to go to any country where chewing gum is illegal.. Not that I'm hecticly into chewing gum, but it seems that the fun police have total control over Singapore, the place strikes me as being incredibly sterile, maybe I'm wrong
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    Singapore is my favourite country in the world to visit. Been there twice in the past 3 years.

    So much to do, great hotels, great transport, great food, very clean, nice people. Don't have anything bad to say about the place at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Maybe I was particularly unlucky. I was pretty careful and still got caught out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Or get hung in Singapore no matter what. It says on the arrival card as well
    Yeah, what a welcome. You look at your arrival card and the first thing you see is red capital letters saying DEATH TO DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW.

    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Singapore is my favourite country in the world to visit. Been there twice in the past 3 years.

    So much to do, great hotels, great transport, great food, very clean, nice people. Don't have anything bad to say about the place at all.
    My impression was of an autocratic nightmare where independent thought is frowned upon, independent action is usually criminal, where it's a citizen's duty to do very little other than work and consume, where virtually all culture is imported and where a dearth of natural resources of any kind means that practically everything is artificial. I've heard Singapore described as "Disneyland with the death penalty". Couldn't be more apt IMO.

    On the other hand (aside from the more visible parts of KL) Malaysia is dirty and chaotic and infinitely more interesting.

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