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Asia » Singapore » Geylang October 13th 2014

13th October - Kathmandu to Singapore Mia and I left Kathmandu for the airport in the morning for our 1pm flight. It took us much longer than expected due to the horrible weather - the rain was pelting down which was very unusual for Kathmandu at this time of year. Our flight arrived in Singapore around 8.30pm and we had a quick exit through customs and grabbed a cab for the 20 or so min journey to our home for the next 5 nights - 'Betel Box Backpackers' in Joo Chiat. I'd picked here to stay for numerous reasons. First being that as we were staying in Singapore for so long, we couldn't afford to stay in hotels the whole time! Plus I thought it'd be good for Mia to experience the backpacker way of travelling ... read more
Only the Best!
'Eng Seng'
'Eng Seng'

Asia » Singapore October 13th 2014

Asia » Singapore October 12th 2014

It was off to the Chinese quarter this morning...Su fell in love with a $2400NZ white gold bracelet for her Medic Alert...needless to say we left with a $135 silver one and the price included attaching it to the disc. She now refuses to look at any other bracelets just in case she realises she'd been taken to the cleaners. It was then off to Santosa Island; monorail over and gondola back. Great views, amazing architecture but at 30degrees and 91% humidity Dick, who hadn't had anything to drink since one cuppa at 7am, almost collapsed, so it was back to the hotel in a taxi and into a cool shower. Needless to say, Su, who had bought bottled water and kept sipping, wasn't very pleased. The afternoon was spent in an air conditioned seven-level mall ... read more

Asia » Singapore » National Stadium October 12th 2014

Sunday, 12th October 2014 A Brief Overview:- After months of anticipation, the Singapore Sports Museum finally opened its doors to the public at the Sports Hub on 9th October 2014. The Sports Museum first started life in 1983 at the West Entrance of the former National Stadium. After the stadium was demolished to make way for the new Sports Hub, I was waiting patiently for the museum to re-open its doors again.... So on Sunday, 12th October 2014, armed with plenty of curiosity and excitement, I happily made my way to the museum. Admission to this fine venue is free to all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Upon arrival, I was greeted by a massive Hall of Fame which paid tribute to our local sporting legends like Mr Ang Peng Siong who was crowned the World's Fastest ... read more
The Old Guards march home.
The first Seap Games in Singapore held at the National Stadium in 1973
Malaysia Cup Memories

Asia » Singapore October 7th 2014

Sabbath, 4 Oct - Singapore Arrived safely in Singapore on Sabbath arvo and met up with Mum and Dad at our hotel. We went to Little India to a restaurant recommended by a couple of articles that placed it in the top 10 Indian places to eat. The food was nice, but not comparable to some of the great Indian food we have had elsewhere. The first thing I noticed about Singapore is the overwhelming number of people. It makes Poland look positively empty! Especially when we wandered Little India, my disinterest in visiting India was confirmed. I understand why Aussie families come to Asia for cheap holidays, but Singapore isn’t cheap so I have no idea why so many of them are here. Still, it’s very much a cross between East and West – it’s ... read more

Asia » Singapore October 7th 2014

Zwei Sprüche zu Singapur, die ich gelesen habe: "Disneyland with the Death Penalty (= Todesstrafe)" und "The world's only shopping mall with a seat in the United Nations". Dem zweiten Spruch kann ich zustimmen, dem ersten wohl nicht, denn wie Disneyland kam es mir - in den kurzen zwei Tagen - nicht vor. Schon eher passt Folgendes, was ich unterwegs auf einem Plakat gelesen habe: "A popular Singaporean greeting is: Have you eaten?" Wow! Wer soll das alles essen? Mexikanisch, Portugiesisch, Irisch, Chinesisch, Koreanisch (Nord oder Süd), Indisch, Französisch, Indonesisch, Thai, usw. usw., was das Herz begehrt, natürlich auch Deutsch, mit dem dazugehörigen Bier, Erdinger Weißbier, um nur eins zu nennen. Mittags ist alles voll, die gesamte arbeitende Bevölkerung von Singapur scheint Essen zu gehen. Abends sind vor allem die Touristen Hotspots gut besucht. Wobei man ... read more
Temple Detail
Souvenirs in Little India
Botero  Sculpture at Boat Quay

Asia » Singapore September 27th 2014

Saturday, 27th September 2014 "Despite the individual challenges, we survived our 4 years relatively unscathed, along with some pleasant memories and friendships we forged as we graduated from there.... We took off to our alma mater, the National University of Singapore (NUS) during the last Saturday of September 2014. Having spent the final four years of our students' life on this campus, we haven't been back since we graduated some eight years ago. Three of us had been talking forever for some sort of reunion to reminisce our days as a student. Today, we were certainly thrilled to make this happened... On Saturday morning, I traced back on the very same route that I had taken during the time when I was still a student. I boarded the bus service 74 from my house before transferring ... read more
Our faculty
The School of Design and Environment
We had most of our classes here

Asia » Singapore » Tiong Bahru September 27th 2014

It's not often I get to visit somewhere and do absolutely no planning or research in advance whatsoever. Faithful readers will know that my research is often a bit haphazard, but even so, there is a desultory effort at some point. However recently I had the good luck to be visiting friends, Lisa and Duncan who have recently relocated to Singapore, on my way to and from Cambodia. So on this occasion, I simply landed ready to meet Lisa at the airport. I realised how little planning I had actually done when I couldn’t find Lisa at the airport, my phone didn’t seem to be working, and it dawned on me I didn’t know her address. However any moment of concern was fleeting. Lisa had my itinerary well under control, and I couldn’t have hoped for ... read more
My lovely hosts, Duncan and Lisa
Little India
Near the Arab markets

Asia » Singapore » Raffles Marina September 22nd 2014

From 19th until 21st September there was a Formula 1 event in Singapore. Of course there was the race on the 21st and the qualifying the day before. But there was a lot more going on here in Singapore and I enjoyed the Saturday afternoon on the event. You already know how the qualifying went and that eventually Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won the race, closely followed by Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo (both Red Bull Racing-Renault). You also know that Jenson Button, Adrian Sutil, Esteban Gutierrez, and Nico Rosberg could not finish the race because of technical issues. For Nico Rosberg this was particularly bad because he had been in the overall lead so far. Team Mercedes won, followed by Team Red Bull Racing-Renault and Team Williams-Mercedes. The official results are here. Anyway, you know all ... read more
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Qualifying
Formula One Practice Race
Formula One Race Officials

Asia » Singapore » Singapore Zoo September 18th 2014

Right these are Rachel's exact words.... We've had too many sangsoms so she can't type shes got a toad in her lug off a street hawker so Lisa's writing her crack doon. Where we starting from lis?? Erm hod on....right hod on we gets of wor plane gets a taxi driver to tEk wA to the hotel in little India....wasn't even in little India.... Turns out its a chain and we ..... Hod on me dress is stuck in the chair don't write that....right so it's a chain and we trip advisors the wrong cunt......but was canny anywaz bit like premiere inn. Went for a wesh n went on the open top bus for a bit round the city...loadsa tall buildings their man I think it's called business side where business.thennnnn wa seen ... read more

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