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Old 09-07-2017, 04:26 AM
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Non-air conditioned places are fine if they have fans.

They have been used to the situation for generations. Chinese Malaysians and Singaporeans eat more spicy Malaysian and Indian food than the Chinese in southern coastal china. People in Chinese provinces favoring spicy food also don't sweat a lot eating spicy food in summer.

Most HK women refuse to go with men to places without air conditioning in summer. Places and food must be nice for them. They are all food experts in a city full of different international cuisines.

Originally Posted by Ian_Lee View Post
Though Singaporean girls may be materialistic, they possess certain traits that girls in other places don't have. Their tolerance for heat.

In those non-air conditioned hawker centers around Singapore, during lunch hour you can see a lot of nicely dressed office girls with make-up devouring spicy food like Laksa or Chili Crab. The temperature may have approached 100 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius), but these girls don't sweat and their make up do not fade away.

How can they manage it? I guess their DNA are different.
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:42 PM
Location: San Diego CA
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When I first lived in Singapore in the 60's there was virtually no air conditioning in homes or business places. Nowadays people are mostly air con dependent. I can't think of any of my relatives who don't have it. Sometimes where you live and how you residence is set up makes all the difference.

We stay in a high rise three bedroom condo in Yew Tee when we visit. Our main bedroom faces north towards Johore Bahru where we are close enough to see the skyline in the distance. There are no other large buildings in that direction to restrict air flow.

At night there's normally a good breeze to cool things down so we just use a fan. The other two bedrooms and living room face several other high rises that block airflow to the point that you need air con to sleep. The living room windows face out to the hallway and have to be shut at night for safety and becomes furnace level hot.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:43 AM
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The right of protests and the right to own a gun are two obvious differences.
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