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Compared to AU where you'll only need to declare if it's above $900. No need to be hiding even the less valuable stuff.

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If you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring up to A$900 worth of general goods into Australia duty-free. If you are under 18 years of age there is a A$450 limit. General goods include gifts, souvenirs, cameras, electronic equipment, leather goods, perfume concentrates, jewellery, watches and sporting equipment.

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12-16-2012 10:24 PM
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Just to sum up today's experience with a superior asian country:

-Dumami ang mga pilipino. Bigla ka pang kakausapin kahit di mo kausap. The population in general has increased.
-Food is way cheaper than in AU. Around $3.50 in hawker centers and around $6.50 in fast foods and food courts. So-so service in some fast food chains/ food courts. In australia you might spend $6-8 for a medium sized fast food meal, and around $10-15 in restaurants.
-Singapore is not the gunpla paradise that I thought it would be. I visited 4 hobby shops today, but only two stocks gunpla. Also I only saw one AC kit. Hobby Art Gallery has a huge selection of MG kits but I didn't bother checking the price.
-Mahal ang mga damit. Mahal lahat. Abot $150 ang mga sapatos at pantalon. Puro mga branded kasi.

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-Transport is fucken cheap and convenient. I love the reloadable EZ-link cards that they use.
-Night life. Shops don't close at 5PM. In australia most shops are closed by 6pm with the exception of supermarkets. You could end up getting mugged/ raped/ bashed if you go home late w/o transport or sundo.
-Unusual use of words like using "Advice" instead of receipt. WTF is Curate?
-No sense of racial tension, people are well disciplined/ minding their own business. No hobos asking for a change/ lighter. Hindi rin mababaho ang mga tao. In AU you'll meet people who don't use deodorants or don't shower for days.

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12-20-2012 12:46 AM
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In olden times, a curate was usually the assistant clergy to the local parish priest. In today's screwed up world where words slowly lose their original meaning and morph into new ones, i have no damn idea. Tongue

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12-20-2012 11:41 AM
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(12-20-2012 12:46 AM)J.E_Magog Wrote:  -Transport is fucken cheap and convenient. I love the reloadable EZ-link cards that they use.

Ganito din sa Hong Kong. Cheap, fast, easy, timely, comfortable. Sobrang nakakainggit. Iba talaga pag maganda ang urban planning.

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12-20-2012 02:25 PM
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Just discovered the Funan mall. This is probably the best place to visit if your a geek. Gadgets, toys, games, computers and free wifi. My favorite shop so far is Black Tactical. They stock mostly military gear. Bought a UN observer shirt for $20. They even have MRE's for sale.


(12-20-2012 11:41 AM)Fox Wrote:  Padating ka na pala dito bukas ng gabi, pre?

Oo pre. By saturday pilipino na ako.

Grim Wrote:Ganito din sa Hong Kong. Cheap, fast, easy, timely, comfortable. Sobrang nakakainggit. Iba talaga pag maganda ang urban planning.

At mas madaling imanage ang bansa nila dahil maliit. Mga private vehicles dito $70-150k. Sadya nilang pinamahalan para konti lang bumibili ng sasakyan para mabawasan ang traffic sa daan.[/b]

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12-20-2012 04:36 PM
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JE, I'd like to request something. Could you check for ML2032 type rechargeable batteries in electronics shops? Tell me how much they are first though. Kung may oras ka pa dyan lang. Bigla ko lang naalala ngayon eh.


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12-20-2012 04:57 PM
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Para saan ba gagamitin. I'll look around

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Couldnt find any. Pretty much most of the shops I visited have never seen such a thing.
Mostly cr2032 not ml types.
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12-20-2012 05:00 PM
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Thanks JE. It was for my uncle's wireless keyboard. Mahilig kasi bumili overseas tapos mahirap hanapan ng piyesa locally.
It's the same size as a CR2032, only thicker by a millimeter.


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12-20-2012 08:28 PM
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Necro'd
Nakakita(at nakahipo) na din ng
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12-14-2015 11:11 PM
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That's a nice looking Guntank Tongue


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12-15-2015 10:25 AM
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Haha susunod yung 1/1 Gundam

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12-15-2015 09:42 PM
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Part of my to-do list while I'm still here

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01-10-2016 11:17 PM
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Awesome pictures. I wasn't aware that they've already made 1/1 exhibits of so many mechs. The valkyrie looks amazing. Life-size Mari looks creepy, though.

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01-11-2016 12:15 AM
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(01-11-2016 12:15 AM)NiX Wrote:  Life-size Mari looks creepy, though.
It's the least creepy looking statue tbh Laughing
I think there was also a 1/1 gundam exhibit at Fuji-Q years ago, before they had the evangelion display.

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