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January 9th, 2017 at 4:11:23 PM permalink
As I have mentioned in the Chip of the Day thread I am headed to Asia for about 4 weeks. I will be visiting Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Other than Macau I don't plan on playing poker as the availability of games isn't great and I am going for leisure not work. I will be collecting new chips at 2 casinos in Singapore and 1 in Kuala Lumpur (well a hour outside of it) and obviously in Macau. I am not sure what level of interest there will be in my travels but I figure I will write it and let you all decide whether you want to read it or not.

My journey to Asia is not a good one as I chose to have the much shorter return flight in exchange for a terrible group of flights there. In about 2.5 hours I will fly from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB where I will have a 8 hour layover. Then I fly to Vancouver, BC for a 6 hour layover before crossing the ocean to Hong Kong. My flight on the way back is much easier. I fly from Hong Kong to Vancouver, have a 90 minute layover and then fly home to Winnipeg.

Well I am off to the airport, wish me luck!
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January 9th, 2017 at 4:53:21 PM permalink
Enjoy, shocked you aren't going to pay any poker. Especially in macau
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January 9th, 2017 at 5:54:06 PM permalink
"Other than Macau I don't plan on playing poker". That sounds like he's playing.

Interested to hear about the games there. I've heard that the games are so good that they encourage everyone to post that they're not good so that they will remain good. I recently read a post where a guy was playing the equivalent of US $6/$12 and said it was easier than a $1/$2 NLHE game here in the states...
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January 9th, 2017 at 6:09:20 PM permalink
Good luck, Don't drink the water, don't run afoul of local customs, don't drink the diesel fuel they mix with their local drinks. We did that in the Depression and it put a quarter of a million people in mental hospitals. Beware hotels that spray outdoor insecticides indoors even if its not sprayed in your room.
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January 9th, 2017 at 6:18:53 PM permalink
Good Luck PG! I am looking forward to reading about your adventure. I understand there is an "admission" charge to keep the locals in check, but I don't know if foreigners are free. There's a "Gotham City" themed resort somewhere over there too.

Do you speak any Portuguese?
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January 9th, 2017 at 6:25:47 PM permalink
have a good time.
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January 9th, 2017 at 8:45:44 PM permalink
If I ever went to Hong Kong I would try to get here

and I do not even bet the runners.
did you bring your beathing masks?

Have a safe trip
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January 9th, 2017 at 8:59:12 PM permalink
Good Luck..look forward to hearing all about the experiences.

P.S....don't eat the chicken nuggets.
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January 9th, 2017 at 10:27:47 PM permalink
Definitely interested in a detailed blog as often as you can, PG. Travel safe.
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January 9th, 2017 at 11:10:45 PM permalink
Sounds like a great time.

As four Macau, I think I heard that the rake is crippling except at the high limits, but I'll look forward to your report.

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