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A Postcard from Singapore
2012-04-25, 17:11
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(2012-04-25 01:32)Cymbiosis Wrote:  ... I'd better see about getting some lessons from CountD.
Thought he was in London a while ago, but it might be fun to have him lurking around in Leicester and let him loose on some LP-12s and associated electronics/mechanics. Haven't seen him around lately, either.

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2012-04-25, 19:57
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(2012-04-25 17:11)linnrd Wrote:  
(2012-04-25 01:32)Cymbiosis Wrote:  ... I'd better see about getting some lessons from CountD.
Thought he was in London a while ago, but it might be fun to have him lurking around in Leicester and let him loose on some LP-12s and associated electronics/mechanics. Haven't seen him around lately, either.

Check the Harban thread Fred!Smile

Anyway, ImageShack willing, I'll post a few more pictures now if I can. I'll leave out pictures of the record shops I visited for now, and just concentrate on how Hi-Fi and Music Systems are sold in this part of the world.

I'll try and post a few more pictures once I've upgraded my hosting package after I've flown home to the UK tomorrow.

KR

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2012-04-25, 20:19 (This post was last modified: 2012-04-26 02:21 by Cymbiosis.)
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The Adelphi Center has to be the place to head for if you ever visit Singapore. Located in pretty much the centre, and just over the road from the St Andrew's church. It's easy walking distance from Raffles, the Business/Banking Centre and the Sands complex, probably 80% of the units inside are occupied by Hi-Fi retailers!

Unlike in the UK, Europe and the USA where a shop will most likely carry a range of brands for demo, here in Singapore the shops really specialise with maybe one, two or three brands only! There are also a few generalists too, and this certainly shows in the way the shop is set-up, and presented.

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No guesses as what's on sale here!

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Mackintosh and JM!

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Global Audio:
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Mmmmm.....
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Where's my sunglasses! Rolleyes
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Loud!
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And louder!!!
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The last few shown are evidently trying to attract people in, like moths to a flame with their bright lights and piles of boxes! Interesting to hear your thoughts guys? I know what I prefer anyway Smile more to come when I get time.


KR

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2012-04-25, 20:53
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2012-04-25, 21:05
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(2012-04-24 19:00)Cymbiosis Wrote:  And now on to their testing and final adjustments:
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2012-04-26, 02:14
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(2012-04-25 21:05)Chris Dolan Wrote:  Gorgeous - although I prefer mine Wink

Good!Smile Individual preference is what it's about on this one.... Considered choice.

Here's an idea of the choice of stores in the Adelphi although I think only one or two stores products would really float your boat Smile

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2012-04-26, 08:33
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(2012-04-26 02:14)Cymbiosis Wrote:  [Image: p11402511.jpg]

Blimey, is that the middle of the day or the night? Where are all the people?

Some interesting HiFi bling there Peter.....Big Grin

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2012-04-26, 14:58
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News Flash!

Just heard the SQ A380 plane that Peter was on, developed engine problem 2.5 hours after take off and was forced to return to Singapore.

The good news is he is safely back in Singapore awaiting the next flight to Heathrow.

(2012-04-26 08:33)pdcman Wrote:  
(2012-04-26 02:14)Cymbiosis Wrote:  [Image: p11402511.jpg]

Blimey, is that the middle of the day or the night? Where are all the people?

Some interesting HiFi bling there Peter.....Big Grin

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2012-04-26, 15:17
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(2012-04-26 08:33)pdcman Wrote:  
(2012-04-26 02:14)Cymbiosis Wrote:  

Blimey, is that the middle of the day or the night? Where are all the people?

Some interesting HiFi bling there Peter.....Big Grin

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2012-04-27, 18:29 (This post was last modified: 2012-05-02 21:42 by Cymbiosis.)
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(2012-04-26 14:58)Vokey_sg Wrote:  News Flash!

Just heard the SQ A380 plane that Peter was on, developed engine problem 2.5 hours after take off and was forced to return to Singapore.

The good news is he is safely back in Singapore awaiting the next flight to Heathrow.

Hi, and back in the UK againCool

Actually, the huge bang and lurch that hit the plane wasn't an engine issue at all, even though it was alarming as we lost some height too, and this seemed the most likely cause to me sitting in the back of the plane, but what do I know about planes!Rolleyes.......... It turns out that we had been hit by a huge bolt of lightening which took out the plane's navigation systems! Passengers further up front on theother side saw it strike, as we all chatted about it later once back on the ground. - Naturally enough I had a drink in my hand when the lightening struck, most of it ended up all over my dinner!Rolleyes

Anyway, despite repeated attempts over the period of about 45 minutes the pilots tried to coax the Nav back to life without success and so it was not possible to continue the flight and so back to Singapore we went....The return took about 4 hours as we had to circle for a long time dumping fuel and then dragging the flaps so as the engines working harder burnt more fuel.

Once down to the maximum allowable landing weight, the pilot stopped circling and landed as dusk was falling. The blue lights of the assembled fire engines were not needed thankfully and there was much relief and clapping of hands on board as you can imagine.

The staff on board the Singapore Airlines plane were fantastic, telling us what they could and keeping us informed of arrangements, this certainly helped greatly in keeping averyone calm. The same can be said for the ground crew too BTW. I was given an A4 sheet as I left the plane, with a new departure time shown, meal vouchers and there were phone cards for those who wanted them. Brilliant! What service in a very difficult situation - Absolutely fantastic... and how does one magic up an Airbus A380 in a few hours like that? The fact I got home only 12 hours late, really doesn't matter at all.

Anyway, I'll post some more later once I have got myself up to date.

KR

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