Matrix Games Forums

Buzz Aldrins Space Program Manager is now available!Space Program Manager gets mini-site and Twitch SessionBuzz Aldrin: Ask Me Anything (AMA) on redditDeal of the week Fantasy Kommander: Eukarion WarsSpace Program Manager Launch Contest Announced!Battle Academy 2 is out now on iPad!A closer look at rockets in Space Program ManagerDeal of the Week - Pride of NationsA new update for Piercing Fortress EuropaNew screenshots for War in the West!
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

WITP Singapore Sightseeing 30 Jan 2010

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> WITP Singapore Sightseeing 30 Jan 2010 Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
WITP Singapore Sightseeing 30 Jan 2010 - 12/19/2009 12:37:51 AM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi there,

Glad to announce PzB will be in Singapore from 24 to 31 Jan 2010. We thought of visiting most of the WW2 sights on Friday 29 Jan in the day and then have some Singapore Slings at Raffles Hotel in the evening. Calling on WITP warriors in Singapore to join us. We may be able to get PzB is give us a special lecture on JFB strategies and tactics! PM me.

< Message edited by patrickl -- 12/24/2009 1:25:17 AM >


_____________________________



Post #: 1
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/19/2009 3:21:10 AM   
Iridium


Posts: 932
Joined: 4/1/2005
From: Jersey
Status: offline
Sounds nice, wish I could go. Too bad I'm stuck in New Jersey...

_____________________________

Yamato, IMO the best looking Battleship.

"Hey, a packet of googly eyes! I'm so taking these." Hank Venture

(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 2
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/19/2009 4:16:41 AM   
Canoerebel


Posts: 9788
Joined: 12/14/2002
From: Northwestern Georgia, USA
Status: offline
Don't forget to alert Pzb that it's an auto shock attack when he enters Singapore...

(in reply to Iridium)
Post #: 3
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/19/2009 6:44:42 AM   
Arnhem


Posts: 559
Joined: 11/23/2004
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Count me in for the meet, the thread "Things to do in Singapore" was good for a chuckle or two, never gets old, when people talk about Singapore conversation invariably turns towards gum. I have a couple of places that you guys might be interested in taking a look at if you haven't already thought about them.

The Ford Motor Factory, haven't been to this place yet but it got spruced up good and it looks like it's worth a visit.
Reflections at Bukit Chandu, it's an exhibition housed in an old style house from colonial times, the house sits near Pasir Panjang Ridge, within sight of the city centre and the location of the last stand of the 2nd Battalion, Malay Regiment
http://www.s1942.org.sg/s1942/home/

Personally, I wouldn't waste time on the Johore Battery, the site is terribly underwhelming the only saving grace is that it's located just a short hop away from Changi Prison Chapel and Museum which to me is a must see. Ditto for Kranji War Memorial, I like the place in the early mornings, mosquitos will eat you alive if you stay too long though. Fort Siloso is going to eat up the better part of a day due to the fact you have to cross over to Sentosa and the site is fairly large but I guess it's worth a visit although the Fort and the island never played a part in the final outcome of the Battle for Singapore. Battle Box at Fort Canning is a total unknown to me, never seen the inside of the place.

My itinerary would be to start at Sarimbun, just outside the Scout Camp, the marshes around the area would give you a good idea of what the initial waves of Japanese troops had to overcome in addition to the Australian defenders, move down Choa Chu Kang Road down towards West Coast, obviously Singapore 2010 is much different from Singapore 1942 but that's about the general direction of the Japanese advance as they moved towards the city centre from the western end of the island, once you hit West Coast Road, stop off at Reflections at Bukit Chandu, then maybe swing over to Labrador Park to see the battery there and a view of Singapore Harbour from there and maybe Mount Faber as well if you have the time, from there, it's down to Sentosa and Fort Siloso, Battle Box at Fort Canning and then over to the east of Singapore to the Changi Prison Chapel and Museum. If you want to squeeze everything into a day I reckon it's going to be very much touch and go for the most part.

Edit: Forgot about dropping by at the Ford Motor Factory, would take that over Labrador Park maybe. Depends how fast you old guys can move :p

< Message edited by Arnhem -- 12/19/2009 6:46:22 AM >

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 4
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/19/2009 6:54:19 AM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi Arnhem,

Man your tour is much better than any tour guide in Singapore!! Roger, we will reach Kranji War Memorial say 8am then to Saribum. I will bring along the road directory. I drive and you will to guide us to Saribum. We will have lunch at Sentosa eh? Much to plan.

Later,
Patrick Lim

quote:

ORIGINAL: Arnhem

Count me in for the meet, the thread "Things to do in Singapore" was good for a chuckle or two, never gets old, when people talk about Singapore conversation invariably turns towards gum. I have a couple of places that you guys might be interested in taking a look at if you haven't already thought about them.

The Ford Motor Factory, haven't been to this place yet but it got spruced up good and it looks like it's worth a visit.
Reflections at Bukit Chandu, it's an exhibition housed in an old style house from colonial times, the house sits near Pasir Panjang Ridge, within sight of the city centre and the location of the last stand of the 2nd Battalion, Malay Regiment
http://www.s1942.org.sg/s1942/home/

Personally, I wouldn't waste time on the Johore Battery, the site is terribly underwhelming the only saving grace is that it's located just a short hop away from Changi Prison Chapel and Museum which to me is a must see. Ditto for Kranji War Memorial, I like the place in the early mornings, mosquitos will eat you alive if you stay too long though. Fort Siloso is going to eat up the better part of a day due to the fact you have to cross over to Sentosa and the site is fairly large but I guess it's worth a visit although the Fort and the island never played a part in the final outcome of the Battle for Singapore. Battle Box at Fort Canning is a total unknown to me, never seen the inside of the place.

My itinerary would be to start at Sarimbun, just outside the Scout Camp, the marshes around the area would give you a good idea of what the initial waves of Japanese troops had to overcome in addition to the Australian defenders, move down Choa Chu Kang Road down towards West Coast, obviously Singapore 2010 is much different from Singapore 1942 but that's about the general direction of the Japanese advance as they moved towards the city centre from the western end of the island, once you hit West Coast Road, stop off at Reflections at Bukit Chandu, then maybe swing over to Labrador Park to see the battery there and a view of Singapore Harbour from there and maybe Mount Faber as well if you have the time, from there, it's down to Sentosa and Fort Siloso, Battle Box at Fort Canning and then over to the east of Singapore to the Changi Prison Chapel and Museum. If you want to squeeze everything into a day I reckon it's going to be very much touch and go for the most part.

Edit: Forgot about dropping by at the Ford Motor Factory, would take that over Labrador Park maybe. Depends how fast you old guys can move :p



_____________________________




(in reply to Arnhem)
Post #: 5
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 12:31:05 AM   
lb4269


Posts: 175
Joined: 9/14/2004
Status: offline
I'm one of the WitP AE players in Singapore.

Mind explaining what "PzB" is?

-Lb

(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 6
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 12:57:24 AM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi there,

PzB is the most voracious Japanese player in WITP. He got quite a few AARs. Here is one :

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2324032

There are 3 confirmed for the 29 Jan gathering. PM me if you want to join us to visit some WW2 sites in Singapore.

_____________________________




(in reply to lb4269)
Post #: 7
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 12:59:26 AM   
Nemo121


Posts: 5808
Joined: 2/6/2004
Status: offline
SACRILEGE!!!!

(in reply to lb4269)
Post #: 8
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 4:15:39 AM   
PzB


Posts: 5062
Joined: 10/3/2000
From: No(r)way
Status: offline


I earned some dubious recognition after bringing the Japanese Army for a prolonged vacation in India in the original WitP game lb4269

Patrick, Arnhem - this sounds absolutely perfect!
Can't wait until Lufthansa will take me away from a feet of snow and to the warm history of Singapore.

One thing though, I'm going to work Monday 25th -> Friday 29th of January.
Statoil's Trading office in Singapore

Not sure I'll finish my duties until 17-1800 hours Friday 29th, but will have Saturday, Sunday and most of Monday off before shuttling back home.

Will stay at the Goodwood Park Hotel
- As I understand it's close to Raffles and has a history of its own:

"Few centenarians look as good as this Victorian-era castle built as a private social club for German expatriates. It survived the Japanese occupation of Singapore during the second world war, was used as the war crimes court after the Japanese surrender and now occupies a revered spot alongside Raffles as Singapore's more feminine grand dame. As with many landmark hotels, the original wing retains all the old-world ambiance of craftsmanship while the new wing is handsome but Spartan."


_____________________________



"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

(in reply to Nemo121)
Post #: 9
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 4:37:09 AM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hey Guys,

Wrong info. We are sightseeing on Sat 30 Jan! We will probably end at 3am on Sunday drunk and rowdy after watching some English Premier League Arsenal or MU match.

_____________________________




(in reply to PzB)
Post #: 10
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 5:58:02 AM   
witpqs


Posts: 14994
Joined: 10/4/2004
From: Argleton
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Canoerebel

Don't forget to alert Pzb that it's an auto shock attack when he enters Singapore...


I'm sure he knows. But has the local female population been alerted yet? They'll need time to build fortifications!

(in reply to Canoerebel)
Post #: 11
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 12:39:02 PM   
PzB


Posts: 5062
Joined: 10/3/2000
From: No(r)way
Status: offline
Sunday 31st it's Arsenal vs Man U, Saturday 30th it's Liverpool vs Fulham

quote:

ORIGINAL: patrickl

Hey Guys,

Wrong info. We are sightseeing on Sat 30 Jan! We will probably end at 3am on Sunday drunk and rowdy after watching some English Premier League Arsenal or MU match.



_____________________________



"The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 12
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 3:03:26 PM   
pacificbetta

 

Posts: 110
Joined: 12/4/2009
Status: offline
Depending on my work load during that period, I may be able to join you guys for the evening drink session.

(in reply to PzB)
Post #: 13
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/20/2009 3:49:29 PM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi Edwin,

We hope to get to Long Bar @ Raffles Hotel say 8pm on Sat 30 Jan. Will pm you later.

Rdgs
Pat

_____________________________




(in reply to pacificbetta)
Post #: 14
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/21/2009 6:03:55 AM   
lb4269


Posts: 175
Joined: 9/14/2004
Status: offline
Mind if another player crashes the party?

-Lb

(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 15
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/21/2009 6:34:19 AM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi there,

Welcome!! The more the merrier. Will you join us for the sightseeing in the day?
PM you later.

Rdgs
Patrick Lim

_____________________________




(in reply to lb4269)
Post #: 16
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/23/2009 6:22:38 AM   
skrewball


Posts: 299
Joined: 12/10/2000
From: Udon Thani, Thailand
Status: offline
Aw man...I was just there a week ago! Make sure you take him to Orchard Towers! LOL.

_____________________________

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem."

(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 17
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/23/2009 6:35:30 AM   
jomni


Posts: 2769
Joined: 11/19/2007
Status: offline
Already 3 years working in Singapore and I haven't visited a single WW2 site.

(in reply to skrewball)
Post #: 18
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/23/2009 7:58:15 AM   
Flying Tiger

 

Posts: 489
Joined: 3/11/2008
From: ummmm... i HATE that question!
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: Nemo121

SACRILEGE!!!!



Ha!! didn't take too long for someone to challenge the crowning of PzB as WitP JFB king!! Brings up the whole "who is the best witp/ae player" debate again....

sounds like a great day guys. enjoy. If ever your planning a 'history' tour around Mauritius let me know. The history of what i'm not sure, but i could make something up.

(in reply to Nemo121)
Post #: 19
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/23/2009 1:38:09 PM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi Jomni,

Chris (Arnhem) mentioned to me he knows an American in Singapore who has been here 3 years - is that you? Would you like to join us for sightseeing on 30 Jan 2010?

Later,
Pat

_____________________________




(in reply to jomni)
Post #: 20
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 12/31/2009 9:59:34 AM   
MichaelU

 

Posts: 84
Joined: 9/8/2009
Status: offline
Another WitP player in Singapore here. But I suspect I'm going to be out of town that weekend.

(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 21
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 1/18/2010 11:18:00 AM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Hi Guys,

As pm earlier, we will adopt Chris' itinerary (Arnhem) for visiting the historical sites on 30 Jan 2010 :

1) 8am at Kranji War Memorial (estimated 1 to 2 hour)
2) Saribum Landing site (estimated 30 to 45 minutes)
3) Ford Factory Surrender site (estimated 1 to 1 and half hour)
Lunch @ Sentosa
4) Sentosa Fort Siliso (est 2 hours)
5) Changi Prison (est 1 to 1 and half hour)
6) Raffles Hotel Long Bar in the evening 8pm.

I will drive John (PzB) and Chris (Arnhem) while Michael U will pick up Mike (lb4269) and Michael's American friend. Mike - can you guys meet us at Kranji War Memorial at 8am on 30 Jan? Edwin (pacificbetta will meet us @ Raffles Hotel Long Bar that evening - I will reserve a table)

The itinerary is open to suggestions.

Pat


_____________________________




(in reply to MichaelU)
Post #: 22
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 2/2/2010 12:49:42 PM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
PzB, Michael U, lb4269 and Arnhem at Kranji War Memorial.




Attachment (1)

_____________________________




(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 23
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 2/2/2010 12:53:56 PM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Japanese Cemetery




Attachment (1)

_____________________________




(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 24
RE: WITP Singapore Meeting 29 Jan 2010 - 2/2/2010 12:59:47 PM   
patrickl


Posts: 1117
Joined: 6/20/2002
From: Singapore
Status: offline
Field Marshal Terauchi's grave.




Attachment (1)

_____________________________




(in reply to patrickl)
Post #: 25
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> WITP Singapore Sightseeing 30 Jan 2010 Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.096