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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West January 15th 2016

Did I ever tell you how much I like Singapore? I crossed into Singapore with a sense of relief, though getting here was a pain in the ass. I admit that Saigon exhausted me; the constant whine of motorbikes, the air pollution from all the motorbikes, the broken sidewalks full of motorbikes with no place to walk. In the past I have always entered Singapore through Changi Airport which is an absolute model of comfort and efficiency. I have landed in Changi, deplaned, gone through customs and Immigration, changed money, and been in the back of a taxi, all within twenty minutes. Entering Singapore by land from Johor Bahru, Malaysia is nothing like that. I had a good reason – which turned out to be a crummy reason – to go through Malaysia when I made ... read more
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Johor Strait between Singapore and Malaysia
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West June 30th 2015

I came back from Singapore after one week of being there. It was a great trip and experience of getting something new. There a lot of interesting things to do and very good people. I would like to tell you about such thing, the Singapore Science Center. The Singapore Science Centre is a renowned scientific institution located in Jurong East, Singapore. It specializes in promoting both scientific and technological education to the general public. Today, Singapore Science Centre has been renamed to Science Centre Singapore and has seen over a million visitors come to experience the scientific feel in the exhibitions laid out every year. Over 850 exhibits are spread out in over eight exhibition galleries for visitors to enjoy viewing and learn different aspects of science and technology. Why visit the Singapore Science Centre? Whether ... read more

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West January 1st 2015

I’m really not much of a gambler, but I do enjoy horse racing. The first horse race I ever went to was at the St. Joseph County Fair more than thirty years ago. It was a cool, drizzly day, and the bleachers were old, splintery wooden benches with no shelter from the weather. I sat there absolutely transfixed, and watched a whole afternoon of racing, fortified only by the occasional cup of bad coffee. I’ve visited much nicer tracks since then. I’ve wanted to go to the Singapore Turf Club for quite some time, but never quite made it. Either there was no racing on the calendar, or my schedule didn’t fit with the racing program. But not this year! The stars aligned and I was able to finally get to see horse racing in Singapore. ... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West October 14th 2013

We got a little bit if a sleep in today. We got up at about 8:30am, got ready and headed out for some breakfast. We ended up at McDonald's (hotcakes, hash brown and an iced Milo). Walked around the Bugis Mall for a while as they weren't open and didn't open til 10:30am. On the way back to the hotel we stopped in at a pet shop and saw a real hamster and chinchilla!! Weird things. Unfortunately there was great big signs saying 'No Photos' Boooo!. We went back to the hotel and decided it was time to tackle the MRT, the Singapore Rail Network. We worked out where we were and where we wanted ... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West August 4th 2013

Went to check out the Chinese Gardens today. The gardens were built in 1975 by a Taiwanese architect. They are based on the concept of Chinese garden art, which integrates architectural features with the natural landscape. The garden has several pagodas, numerous bridges, a Bonsai garden, ponds and streams, statues of traditional Chinese heroes, and a turtle and tortoise museum. The gardens are free but the museum is not. Most of the bridges and statues are carved from gorgeous white marble. The gardens are very pretty and would probably be best visited in the evening when it's not quite so hot.... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West June 19th 2012

A strange thing it is, that I am here now.... read more

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West April 5th 2012

So, here it is...my very first blog post...EVER!!! :) Yesssssss, just one week to go for the much anticipated Thailand trip. All the planning is almost over. The flights, the hotels, the tours and everything else in between is booked. The visas are ready and the INR is being converted to SGD and THB. Here's to an EPIC trip with some of the awesome-est people I have ever met. Our friendship started 8 years back in a small classroom in Chennai, and today, we are awaiting a badass trip to the Asian Party Capital - Thailand! Though only five, among the ten of us are going, we are gonna have a blast, miss the bitches who dint come and hope that they do come the next time around! Life is short, enjoy it while it lasts, ... read more

Asia » Singapore » Jurong West March 2nd 2010

We had discussed last night where we were going to go today. I really wanted to take them to Jurong Bird Park, which is a fabulous place to spend the day. F wanted to visit the Zoo; I have only been to the Night Safari Zoo, which is also a fun thing to do, so it was Singapore Zoo that we ended up going to. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to go there but knowing that we were going to be spending the next 5 or 6 weeks looking at wildlife I wanted them to do something a little different. However, neither HB nor F knew where we were going. They never do, it is left to the day before we leave for the next country or, in some cases, until we are boarding the ... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West December 5th 2009

A nice day at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Our first trip here that it did not rain while we were visiting (4 prior visits = rain each time!) Just photos; no captions...... read more
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Asia » Singapore » Jurong West August 28th 2009

Sorry it's been a little long since my last entry. I have been running around like crazy for the last couple of weeks doing all kinds of fun stuff. Some of that stuff was going to East Coast Park (a beach in Singapore), taking a trip to the Singapore Zoo, and last weekend I went to Batam, Indonesia to go cable skiing. EAST COAST PARK: The park is located on the East side of the island. It is approximately 4 km long (2.5 mi.) and it is decoarated with lovely palm trees, quiet ponds, and biking/rollerblading paths. It takes about 1 hr to get there using the public transportation, the MRT (the train) and then a quick bus. When we got there we walked to the water and the first thing that you notice is the ... read more
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