Do Asian types from Singapore, Bali and some remote islands play chess?

Mi_Amigo
Ducking-Duck wrote:

@Rwuben-Sandwich, I was actually going to go komodo island especially as they are closing down the island next year for rehabilitation. But then I discovered there are more tourists per square inch on komodo than zone 1 in Paris during summer.

Furthermore the dragons do not appear to be as ferocious as some sources claim, they mainly just lie around while too many people take pictures with them.You have less chance of being attacked by a komodo than pfren admitting he is wrong.

Australia totally fits, I wanted to go once and asked them if you still need a criminal record to get in. My visa got denied.

 

 

 

BURRRRRRRRRRRRNNNNNNNNNNNNN

Ducking-Duck
hedgehog_blue wrote:
Singapore is not a remote island.

This is your contribution?

I ask for warm messages of hope and other stuff I can take to people in need and you give us a geography lesson that has nothing to do with anything.

Duck: I am spreading the word of chess!

Hedgehog: An elephant is not a bird.

PSV-1988

Maybe you could go and find out if they play chess on North Sentinel Island too?

Ducking-Duck
PSV-1988 wrote:

Maybe you could go and find out if they play chess on North Sentinel Island too?

They don’t. They also don’t have internet.

How will this help the site grow?

How will we make money from people without money?

How do we hand out free Tshirts I did not get to people who don’t wear shirts?

These are the finer details and problems that face us when trying to grow the site. 

Not many understand this. But thanks for your suggestion. 

zborg

Elon Musk and his brethren (apparently) plan to bring the disruptive internet to all mankind.

Perhaps then we will ascend into our higher chakras?

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/20/shoshana-zuboff-age-of-surveillance-capitalism-google-facebook

Reuben_Sammitch
Ducking-Duck wrote:

Australia totally fits, I wanted to go once and asked them if you still need a criminal record to get in. My visa got denied.

The visa requirements have been relaxed in recent years. These days you can get in if you can present evidence of a couple of misdemeanor convictions, or even traffic violations.

Ducking-Duck

Is nothing sacred anymore?

designut
autobunny wrote:
hedgehog_blue wrote:
Singapore is not a remote island.

Nobody here watches TV without a remote. 

Lol

Reuben_Sammitch

Sounds reasonable. Even the greatest Russian grandmasters had to learn English before they could enrol in the famous Soviet School of Chess and start playing chess.

Ducking-Duck

Live update!!!

Bali...day1. 

I am having some beers watching  folks working in their rice and vegetable fields.

literally nobody has asked me to play chess.

Right now their is nobody in the fields and I don’t have a chess set out but still....this does not bode well for chess in Bali. My suspicions about chess in the region is clearly spot on so far.

autobunny
Ducking-Duck wrote:

Live update!!!

Bali...day1. 

I am having some beers watching  folks working in their rice and vegetable fields.

literally nobody has asked me to play chess.

Right now their is nobody in the fields and I don’t have a chess set out but still....this does not bode well for chess in Bali. My suspicions about chess in the region is clearly spot on so far.

duck, the balinese seem to defy gravity

autobunny

@bugulugu seems have his account hacked. He is now the electric boogaloo. 

Reuben_Sammitch

According to Google translate, the Indonesian for "I want to play chess" is "Saya ingin bermain catur." They didn't have a Balinese translation. Good luck on your expedition.

Reuben_Sammitch

I've actually spent the last four months in South East Asia and I haven't played OTB chess even once.

Reuben_Sammitch

There are several regional versions of chess, which might affect your results, especially out in the rice paddies.

zborg

Is the picture in post #31 "upside down" in honor of living in the southern hemisphere --on the underside of the Earth?  grin.png  

returnofthesonof

If the other recent "Asian" thread is any indication, the first learning question would be "How do the horsies taste?"

FifthKaZoo