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Surviving Singapore part four How to speak Singaporean, Lah

The official language of Singapore is English but several other languages can be overheard Malay, Mandarin, Tamil among others. Hidden within the English is a colloquial version known as Singlish, a slang ridden melting pot of languages that mirrors the … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore Part Three: What to do other than eat in Singapore

Singapore is notoriously safe but a small bit of common sense will go a long way. In most sections of the country, if you can’t  sleep at 3 am you can take a walk-about with out being significantly concerned with … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore: what to eat in Singapore

What to eat in Singapore. The national dish is chicken rice, a simple dish elevated to the level of perfection. Poached chicken cooked with ginger and scallions over rice cooked in the remaining stock. Ridiculously easy and yet we’ve yet … Continue reading

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Surviving Singapore A Cultural Guide. Part 1 Dining Etiquette

We can thank – or blame – the extensive British colonial reach for making exotic islands, like Hong Kong and Singapore, user-friendly. Hong Kong has retained a bit of it’s gaudy, naughty glamour with an edgier persona than the fastidious … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 20Dec12 Spice Souk, Abu Dhabi

Travel, adventure, and food are three of my favorite things, and one of those has historically brought them all together…spice. The development of the spice trade led to extensive travel, adventure and exploration. Advancements in navigation, ship and sail technology, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 7AUG12 Guardian Lions in Singapore

This week’s Travel Photo of the Week takes us to Singapore’s Tan Si Chong Su Temple to see the guardian lions. Guardian lions or as they are known by their Chinese name shíshī meaning stone lion, are a common architectural … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 23JAN12, Lantern Festival

This weeks Travel Photo of the Week is a Lantern festival. The Lantern festival is the last day of the Chinese New Year celebration, the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. It is also the first night the full … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 8Dec11 Singapore

  Nicobar Pigeons are the closest living relative to the famously extinct Dodo birds. These colorful birds range from the Indian island of Nicobar in the Bay of Bengal, part of the northern range of the Malay archipelago to Thailand, … Continue reading

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Travel Photo Of The Week 30Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is the flower of the cannonball tree in Singapore. This highly perfumed flower if pollinated will become a large round fruit and it takes little imagination to figure out why it’s called … Continue reading

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Travel Photo of the Week 17Sept11 Singapore

  This week’s Travel Photo of the Week is a flower garland decorated Ganesha statue in Little India, Singapore. The elephant-headed deity is one of the most popular and easily recognizable of the plethora of Hindu gods. Renowned for his … Continue reading

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