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Old 19-10-2014, 01:09 AM   #61
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yup, went in oct, their 6pm singapore time is like 10+pm haha
their 7am singapore time is like 11am haha ...
once u reach singapore time 4pm, the sky basically starts to become like 7+pm kinda dark ...
I don't quite understand this post.
Why are you referring to Singapore time when talking about the sky becoming dark in Australia? Due to time difference of 2 hours between Sydney and Singapore (for example), it is natural to expect the sunset to be about 2-3 hours ahead of Singapore.
Singapore 6+ sky starting to get dark.
Similarly in Sydney/Melbourne around the Equinox.

But being much further from the Equator than Singapore, the variation in the length of day is quite great, between winter and summer solstice.
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Old 19-10-2014, 07:35 AM   #62
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Most shops close by 5:30pm. Some bigger departmental stores close by 7pm. Major supermarkets close by 10pm or midnight. Shopping day's on thurs so stores open till 8:30pm or 9pm...
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Old 19-10-2014, 10:09 AM   #63
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3 days rental for $214?
That's kinda high, but explained by short rental period and also quite good insurance coverage. Additionally you have airport transfer.
All in all, OK I suppose.
Another deal from AVIS, same number of days but Holden SV6 for $260. Basic insurance coverage. Which one would u choose?
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Old 19-10-2014, 10:12 AM   #64
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Most shops close by 5:30pm. Some bigger departmental stores close by 7pm. Major supermarkets close by 10pm or midnight. Shopping day's on thurs so stores open till 8:30pm or 9pm...
Thanks. How abt opening hour?
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Old 19-10-2014, 10:21 AM   #65
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Another deal from AVIS, same number of days but Holden SV6 for $260. Basic insurance coverage. Which one would u choose?
Holden SV6 is a very very different car compared with Toyota Corolla.
Because I like this car very much, I would choose it over the Corolla, even though I hardly need the extra space. It's quite environmentally unfriendly for 1 or 2 people to be driving such a big and powerful car, but heck... YOLO...

The insurance is something you have to be aware of. With the much higher excess, you are bearing a lot of the financial risk. Only you can decide if it is worthwhile. Sorry, but my opinion really doesn't count toward your decision.
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Old 19-10-2014, 10:24 AM   #66
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Thanks. How abt opening hour?
Usually the shops open by about 8am, sometimes even earlier.
They're not as lazy as retail stores in Singapore, opening at 10-11am
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Old 19-10-2014, 09:23 PM   #67
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Usually the shops open by about 8am, sometimes even earlier.
They're not as lazy as retail stores in Singapore, opening at 10-11am
Open shop earlier, close shop earlier.
Starts to get a little more happening when night falls.
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Old 19-10-2014, 10:44 PM   #68
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Holden SV6 is a very very different car compared with Toyota Corolla.
Because I like this car very much, I would choose it over the Corolla, even though I hardly need the extra space. It's quite environmentally unfriendly for 1 or 2 people to be driving such a big and powerful car, but heck... YOLO...

The insurance is something you have to be aware of. With the much higher excess, you are bearing a lot of the financial risk. Only you can decide if it is worthwhile. Sorry, but my opinion really doesn't count toward your decision.
Dilemma...... Really want to try Holden which cant be found in sg but the excess too damn high...
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Old 20-10-2014, 11:22 AM   #69
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Since we are on the topic of excess, which travel insurance covers the highest car rental excess? Or is the max $1500?
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Old 20-10-2014, 10:18 PM   #70
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Since we are on the topic of excess, which travel insurance covers the highest car rental excess? Or is the max $1500?
I bought my travel insurance from MSIG premium plan. The max is $1500. Not sure on others.
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Old 21-10-2014, 09:59 AM   #71
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Dilemma...... Really want to try Holden which cant be found in sg but the excess too damn high...
Yes it is a risk.
You would have to spend more to get excess reduction, and then travel insurance should cover the rest.

The SV6 is bigger than a Toyota Camry. Are you comfortable with a car of that size? Driving around the city will be a chore. Only on an open country road will it be enjoyable to drive this thing.
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Old 21-10-2014, 01:34 PM   #72
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But read that the police there sibei on..... still can enjoy ah
You referring to speeding?
I would strongly advise against it.
Yes the cops are quite on-the-ball.
But enjoying driving is not all about going flat-out fast on a straight piece of road.
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Old 21-10-2014, 03:07 PM   #73
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I get what u mean Twisties and b-roads are my favourite too
can you believe I got pulled over twice in 10 minutes for random breath test and license check, somewhere in the middle of nowhere along highway from Canberra to Sydney?
That's more times than I've been pulled over in 15 years in Singapore!
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Old 22-10-2014, 06:45 AM   #74
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Thanks. How abt opening hour?
Normal shops + departmental stores open at 8+/9+/10am. Major supermarkets open at 7am.
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Old 22-10-2014, 06:49 AM   #75
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Dilemma...... Really want to try Holden which cant be found in sg but the excess too damn high...
Hertz allows maximum cover which means zero excess. Others offer reduced excess protection. The cover fee's a sizable amount compared to the rental fee.
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