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NeroWolfe

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Location : Southwest United States
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PostSubject: Singapore and Jakarta   Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:20 pm

Will be visiting Singapore and Jakarta.....Anyone know of places to buy local-type pipes / native pipes???? Thanks, chaps......
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Natch

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PostSubject: Re: Singapore and Jakarta   Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:57 pm

I was in both cities for a while last summer, and I never found a single tobacco shop (beyond cigarettes and cigars) in either city. I also never saw a pipe smoker in either city (or anywhere in SE Asia where I spent most of the summer), so I wouldn't plan of finding any. Singapore has some tough tobacco laws regarding bringing some in, but it seems they hardly ever check at immigration.

Never saw any locally carved pipes, other than old opium pipes at the Peranakan Museum. Singapore's a great (although expensive) city. Jakarta has the worst air quality and worst traffic of any city in the region (though Manila could give it a run for the money). If you have a video option on your camera, get some action shots of the motos zipping in and out of the crawling traffic jam you'll probably be in.

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SaltwaterCowboy

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PostSubject: Re: Singapore and Jakarta   Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:18 am

Having never done a WESTPAC cruise, I've heard some....strange...stories about Singapore. Unless I'm mistaken, don't spit any gum on the streets. You may come home minus a few chunks of flesh, courtesy of the local police.
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NeroWolfe

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PostSubject: Re: Singapore and Jakarta   Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:15 am

Indeed..They say Singapore is a "fine" city...You can be fined for doing just about anything !!
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