Singapore

Singapore Botanical Gardens

January 27, 2010

It’s free, it’s beautiful and a great place to get lost in for a few hours on a very hot humid day. They have the National Orchid Garden there.






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Contradictions

January 27, 2010

Singapore is a land of contradictions.  I was only there a few days and on the outside the place seems so ordinarily Western (if not for the fact that it’s neurotically clean), but there were so many moments during my time there when my mouth would drop in shock over all the things that I […]






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A breath of fresh air in Singapore

January 24, 2010

Ah, so nice to be back.  =)  It’s warm, humid and super modern.  Last night I spent hours walking, eating and shopping.  =)  The shopping here is ridiculous.  You can walk for miles and miles and miles inside a mall. I treated myself to a proper four star hotel and wow, does it make a […]






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Asia is …

January 21, 2010

… a great place to learn the difficult art of patience. Like yesterday, when the bus to Melaka left 45 minutes late.  Why?  I don’t know.  I think the driver was having a smoke. Or today when the commuter train didn’t show up for a half hour.  I could have walked to my destination. Or […]






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Random tidbits about Asia

January 19, 2010

Sometimes I am guilty of taking Asia for granted.  Because I remember a lot of my early childhood from the Philippines (we lived there till I was 5), much of the scenery and culture in Asia feels familiar to me.  We spent weekends in the province among rice fields and bamboo cottages.  We pumped water […]






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A few words on Singapore

January 6, 2010

Singapore is so much better than I expected, though I can’t really judge accurately considering I’ve only been here 22 hours.  It’s my stop en route to Bali, but I have to say that it’s nice.  A perfectly clean and beautiful Asian city with more malls than I can count.  How is it possible for […]






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