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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: February 16, 2014, 09:21:38 AM »
Sounds like a sefira counting nightmare.
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Not worth it.

Between all the points and hotels it will cost you, you're better off buying a revenue ticket on TK or so
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: February 16, 2014, 11:16:17 AM »
Sounds like a sefira counting nightmare.
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LOL, I hear ya.

Not worth it.

Between all the points and hotels it will cost you, you're better off buying a revenue ticket on TK or so

True, but... this is not purely about getting from NYC to TLV. It's about NYC-TLV + a weekend "mini vacation" in Asia + the experience of flying CX F again (last time I did that, it was only JFK-YVR, plus I was sick like a dog). Still not worth it?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: February 16, 2014, 11:35:05 AM »
Did you ask a LOR yet about sefira and shavuos issues?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: February 16, 2014, 11:48:23 AM »
LOL, I hear ya.

True, but... this is not purely about getting from NYC to TLV. It's about NYC-TLV + a weekend "mini vacation" in Asia + the experience of flying CX F again (last time I did that, it was only JFK-YVR, plus I was sick like a dog). Still not worth it?
Your call. Sefira is a deal breaker for me.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: February 16, 2014, 12:59:38 PM »
Did you ask a LOR yet about sefira and shavuos issues?
Your call. Sefira is a deal breaker for me.

I have not asked yet. Obviously, sefira would be a deal breaker for me as well, but before I speak to my LOR, I wanted to know if this is even nogeya, or if I would be bothering him for nothing.

Let's say it were NOT in middle of sefira... what would your answer(s) be to my dilemma? Is this a good idea in concept?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #165 on: February 16, 2014, 01:11:15 PM »
Your call. Sefira is a deal breaker for me.
+1, that's the first question IMHO.
I'm guessing that the answer will be that if it's unnecessary to cross the dateline during sefira then don't.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #166 on: February 16, 2014, 02:19:56 PM »
Update: just got off the phone with my LOR. Surprisingly enough, he said sefirah and Shavuos will not be a problem. 8)

So... any updated responses? :P

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #167 on: February 18, 2014, 07:02:47 AM »
Bump...

1) First of all, am I insane? Will I deeply regret flying 15+ hours, followed by 11+ hours a few days later, just to experience CX F (again), as well as Shabbos in HKG/SIN?
2) Part of why I'm considering this is what with the AA/US merger, I'm worried about a massive deval, so I'm thinking to burn my AA while I still can. Am I just being paranoid?
3) Assuming I go ahead with this... so, you guys recommend simply flying JFK-HKG, then HKG-TLV, and not adding in any other flights? The DDFer in me feels that it's a waste to be paying all those miles and not taking advantage of adding more "free" flights, but the practical side of me feels that it's just adding more flying time (and exhaustion), which would be totally unnecessary if HKG is indeed perfect. (Kinda like how just because your ice cream store offers free toppings, that doesn't mean you're gonna enjoy your ice cream more if you pile on 7 kinds of syrup and 4 different kinds of sprinkles - it'll just become sickly sweet). Plus, if I add on SIN, that's another country I can boast having been to, and another shot glass I can add to my collection. >:D Should I nevertheless skip SIN, and just do JFK-HKG, HKG-TLV?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #169 on: June 18, 2014, 08:12:59 AM »
Is anyone here going to be in SIN on July 6?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #170 on: July 14, 2014, 11:40:17 AM »
GH to Chabad looks to be about a 30 min walk.

Is it crazy considering the heat?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #171 on: July 14, 2014, 11:56:51 AM »
GH to Chabad looks to be about a 30 min walk.

Is it crazy considering the heat?

Yes, its super humid there too

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #172 on: July 14, 2014, 11:57:14 AM »
Recommendations for shabbas?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: July 14, 2014, 01:09:14 PM »
I stayed at the Carlton. 3 min walk. Very decent 4+ star hotel. Nothing fancy, but it does the job

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #174 on: July 14, 2014, 02:12:57 PM »
Remember what you paid?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #175 on: July 14, 2014, 02:24:41 PM »
Try to buy a Fairmont free night?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #176 on: July 14, 2014, 05:08:55 PM »
Try to buy a Fairmont free night?

Hardly as plentifull as Hyatt, unfortunately, but maybe I'll try. Also, I'd have to buy two because I'm sure checkout is well before the end of Shabbas.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #177 on: July 14, 2014, 05:16:40 PM »
Carlton, Fairmont, IC, and raffles are all about 5 minutes from the shul. I don't mind walking 30 minutes to shul but it's one of the hardest placest in the world to do that.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: August 11, 2014, 01:11:54 AM »
Must I make a reservation for Shabbas?

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #179 on: August 11, 2014, 01:13:20 AM »
Must I make a reservation for Shabbas?.
You won't be left in the rain but it's expected to make a reservation and pay in advance.
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