I arrived in Singapore just in time to celebrate Christmas with my American friends, the Sauer Family. It was exactly what I needed after almost 3 months away from home. The Sauers live in Singapore with their 3 kids, and Christmas was a blast with them.
Hometown: Seattle, Washington USA
I finally took that trip around the world that I always wanted to do. The catalyst was my experience with breast cancer in 2005, which taught me that if you really want to do something, don't wait! As soon as I regained my health (and I'm actually more healthy now than I was before diagnosis), I started planning my trip. I traveled solo for a year, and I met amazing people along the way. My itinerary included Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Europe. I also added the USA as part of my trip on the way back home.
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City view from the riverSingapore is the smallest country in Asia. It's all contained on one island as a city-state and it's located on the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, only 85 miles from the equator.
Shop windows in Little IndiaEvery effort is made by the government to make sure all the different religous sects get along - Hindus, Budhists, Islams and Christians all live peacefully together in this tiny land of 5 million people.
Growing, thriving citySingapore is the 5th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP per capita. It's also the "city of fines" - $500 fine for littering, $500 fine for not flushing a public toilet (who gets to enforce that one?), public caning for graffiti and execution for possession of drugs.