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    generally outside of japan and south korea i don't touch asian brands. for the most part it's about quality and customer service. some have mentioned singapore products, i personally do not find singapore products to be of good quality. i find products like creative and consus to be low grade, low quality, and customer service is horrendous. products made in china, well, again i find it to be low quality. it's just my opinion but countries like japan have a reputation for honor and it goes into the products they make. countries like china, well, the pride and honor is just not seen in their products and many see chinese companies as only out to make a dollar by any means so the trust or consumer confidence is just not there for western countries. i personally see chinese products as cheaply made, therfore cheap quality. i'd rather buy something i know is built right and made to last and do what i need it to do worry free instead of only looking at the price tag and wanting cheap cheap because that is what you will get...cheap cheap.

    some might argue and say many american products are made in china, true, but for the most part there are quality control measures because it is their reputation on the line.

    just my opinion, but as with anything it is about image. Japan has a good image and superior markeing and is head and shoulders above any other asian country regarding image and quality.

    ...just my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    I suddenly thought a Japanese product that is high end - Yamaha.... I think Yamaha musical instrument is .... I am not really a music guy.... but seems like it..
    Ha!

    Yamaha is considered middle-range at best I guess.

    There's stuff like English pianos and of course, German pianos are even more crazy. Etc.

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    nakamichi sound systems are pretty high end i suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    It seems that most (it reads "most" not "all") high end brands and products are from ang mo countries. Things like fine watches, furniture, high end audio products, cars, aeroplanes, fashion, bags ... ...

    Very few Asian products are high end one huh??
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    SIA, 1 of the best airline in the world. Cathay Pacific and Emirates also among the best.

    http://www.divaaudio.com/diva/divapre.html for higher end audio and guess where is it from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawaiisg View Post
    generally outside of japan and south korea i don't touch asian brands. for the most part it's about quality and customer service. some have mentioned singapore products, i personally do not find singapore products to be of good quality. i find products like creative and consus to be low grade, low quality, and customer service is horrendous. products made in china, well, again i find it to be low quality. it's just my opinion but countries like japan have a reputation for honor and it goes into the products they make. countries like china, well, the pride and honor is just not seen in their products and many see chinese companies as only out to make a dollar by any means so the trust or consumer confidence is just not there for western countries. i personally see chinese products as cheaply made, therfore cheap quality. i'd rather buy something i know is built right and made to last and do what i need it to do worry free instead of only looking at the price tag and wanting cheap cheap because that is what you will get...cheap cheap.

    some might argue and say many american products are made in china, true, but for the most part there are quality control measures because it is their reputation on the line.

    just my opinion, but as with anything it is about image. Japan has a good image and superior markeing and is head and shoulders above any other asian country regarding image and quality.

    ...just my opinion
    Wouldn't get an american car though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    Not true... Singapore make oil rig faster and better.. What abt SIA??
    SIA makes money only.

    oil rig faster in sg, you must be joking, they are usually small jack up rigs, the bigger and solid ones are still built by other country.

    Singapore does not have true engineer that can make product that will make a mark in the world market. Or there is which i nv hear of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug View Post
    SIA, 1 of the best airline in the world. Cathay Pacific and Emirates also among the best.
    They are just service provider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihub88 View Post
    They are just service provider.
    So? Isn't it also their product? If u have a product, u brand it and sell it! And there u go, branding. Customers have a selection when it comes to airlines. So they have to compete and to do that, they need a good product and branding in order to attract customers.

    SG's tourism board is also branding SG as a product in order to attract tourists.

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    Singapore's very own AH MENG...SINGPAORE PRODUCT..high end..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    That's just colonial mentality. US universities really aren't that good. I would personally respect a graduate of the University of Tokyo more than a US college frat boy.

    Your problem is that you're seeing things from an "asian colonial mentality" perspective. You immediately have the presumption that the best brands, schools, cars, etc, are from ang moh countries.

    If you actually lived in those ang moh countries, you'd have a different perspective. Lexus is greatly admired in the US, and asian fashion, cosmetics, food and electronics are in demand especially in europe. Mercedes? Audi? They're just taxis in germany. BMW? Nice, but everyone has one. Mitsubishi Evolution? Subaru Impreza? Now you're talking desirable!!
    Well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    China's Oolong tea is high end.

    Ang Moh also cannot make it.


    Actually, Premium grade 龍井茶 leaves is much more expensive than premium grade Oolong tea leaves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    Oh oh!! I really didn't know Seiko is fine watches....hee.... I thought it is a general consumer watches
    Seiko has a luxury division that made fine watches. It is call "Grand Seiko". There are people who collect these high end Seikos.

    http://www.ninanet.net/watches/other...s/mgseiko.html

    http://www.roachman.com/private.html

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    nikon ?
    canon ?
    fuji ?

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    yea canon and its L lens and 1D series bodies
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    Quote Originally Posted by karel View Post
    nikon ?
    canon ?
    fuji ?
    I thought in the photography industry , things like Hasseblad (spelling pls), Leica and some others are considered high end??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    I thought in the photography industry , things like Hasseblad (spelling pls), Leica and some others are considered high end??
    Yes. But the lines are not always that clear...

    Canon, Fuji, Nikon, etc... panders too much to the mass market to be considered really high-end. If you want to be high-end, you must be 'atas' and ignore the plebians. Some might say, elitist? However, Canon makes some really great stuff that even the rich and famous will desire. For example, their L lenses, or their 1D Mkxxx cameras... Whatever works for them lah...

    But once you brand yourself as high-end, you will scare away the mass market customers... For example, I will never touch a Hasseblad (spelling pls) because it's way beyond my means... so much so that I don't even know how to spell it.

    If they want to capture the mass market, they will sometimes create another brand to do that. For example, we have Armani Exchange? Maybe I can afford the Hassebleh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karel View Post
    nikon ?
    canon ?
    fuji ?
    this one
    Gallery | Facebook Page Spreading the Good photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Now that is hardly high-end, it's Qatari-Sheik-cum-oil-baron end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leejay View Post
    Non-Jap stuff: Goldlion (men's apparel), Creative, Acer.
    all these got HIGH end mae

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