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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #180 on: August 11, 2014, 01:14:40 AM »
I'll do it now. Thanks.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: August 11, 2014, 01:18:34 AM »
You can do it Friday afternoon

Call +65 6336 5166 / +65 8163 4461

Grab challa, it's the best thing there and runs out quickly.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: August 11, 2014, 01:20:38 AM »
You can do it Friday afternoon

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Grab challa, it's the best thing there and runs out quickly.

Challa is the highlight of the shabbas meal?

That either means the challah is otherworldly or the rest of the meal is... less so.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: August 11, 2014, 01:51:09 AM »
Challa is the highlight of the shabbas meal?

That either means the challah is otherworldly or the rest of the meal is... less so.
They have a good pastry chef and the rest of the food is from Indian cooks.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: August 11, 2014, 03:40:39 AM »
Shabbes in singapore, is nothing special to say it in a nice way... they are not very welcoming there and the food is ok at best...
Just was shabbes in Hkg, it's like 5 star and 1 star comapared...

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #185 on: August 11, 2014, 04:16:47 AM »
they are not very welcoming there

Strongly disagree and I think it's ungrateful of you to say that.

The food definitely has room to improve but is the davening really worse than Kehilat Zion?
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #186 on: August 11, 2014, 08:48:28 AM »
I've never been to KZ but I found the davening torturous and the shabbos food subpar.
But everyone seemed very welcoming to me.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: August 11, 2014, 09:16:46 AM »
but I found the davening torturous and the shabbos food subpar.


+1

I gave a nice donation and was grateful for the hospitality but the food is pretty awful. Much better during the week at the rest.

And yes, easily the most painful davening of my life. The bochurim there show up for the begning and then go back to sleep for 2 hours in the middle and come back for Mussaf.

Far cry from the KZ Heicha Kedusha Mussaf :)
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #188 on: August 11, 2014, 01:13:22 PM »
Strongly disagree and I think it's ungrateful of you to say that.

The food definitely has room to improve but is the davening really worse than Kehilat Zion?
Grateful for what? The shabbes meals have a fixed charge in singapore, that I paid, so its like going to a restaurant

I sat friday night on the same table like the rabbi and he barely looked at me, was like he just wanted to go home, also the people from the community were not major friendly.... the food was average and the atmosphere nothing special


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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #189 on: August 11, 2014, 01:21:24 PM »
Grateful for what? The shabbes meals have a fixed charge in singapore, that I paid, so its like going to a restaurant

Unbelievable

A restaurant is for-profit
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: August 11, 2014, 02:16:24 PM »
let me rephrase. Yes its nice they arrange meals at cost or near cost price, but that doesnt change anything about how i felt there.

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #191 on: August 11, 2014, 04:55:05 PM »
+1

I gave a nice donation and was grateful for the hospitality but the food is pretty awful. Much better during the week at the rest.

And yes, easily the most painful davening of my life. The bochurim there show up for the begning and then go back to sleep for 2 hours in the middle and come back for Mussaf.

Far cry from the KZ Heicha Kedusha Mussaf :)
donation? they charge an arm and a leg iirc

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: August 11, 2014, 04:56:39 PM »
Wow, Chabad SIN sounds fantastic.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #193 on: August 11, 2014, 05:02:51 PM »
Wow, Chabad SIN sounds fantastic.
It's not a Chabad house.  They hired a rabbi to run a sephardic shul who happens to be chabad.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #194 on: August 11, 2014, 05:04:17 PM »
They need to hire KZ to do some consulting work.
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #195 on: August 11, 2014, 05:05:23 PM »
They need to hire KZ to do some consulting work.
KZ has chabad competition.
SIN was smarter I'd say, hire a Chabad rabbi and you won't have competition :D
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: August 11, 2014, 06:42:36 PM »
KZ has chabad competition.
SIN was smarter I'd say, hire a Chabad rabbi and you won't have competition :D

Ever see the names on the wall? Difference between HKG & SIN is prob 20,000 Frum travelers a year

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: August 11, 2014, 07:01:35 PM »
Ever see the names on the wall? Difference between HKG & SIN is prob 20,000 Frum travelers a year
But SIN has like 40 sifrei torah ;)
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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: August 11, 2014, 07:03:51 PM »
But SIN has like 40 sifrei torah ;)

Hey, I'll still take Singapore with the Coffee Bean and JBC over HKG with everything else

Just get out of dodge before Shabbos

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Re: Singapore Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: August 11, 2014, 07:07:01 PM »
CB and JBC > JCC and KZ and Mul Hayam??
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