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After the colour, sunshine and variety of cultures that make up Singapore, coming back to a cold and frozen England was a bit of a shock – to say the least. We had to leave Singapore last Saturday morning by the 7am plane – which meant getting up at 4am! Not my favourite time of […]

The Forbidden Hill

We paid a visit to Fort Canning Park yesterday afternoon. It was once the home of Stamford Raffles when he built his residency there in 1823 and named it Government Hill. During the early years of Singapore’s history this strategic location was the site of grand palaces protected by high walls and swamps. The Majapahit […]

A Walk on the Wild Side

On Tuesday – after a long stroll around Singapore Zoo – my young friend had set her heart on visiting the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve located on the far north edge of the island. Our taxi driver had never been there so it was quite an adventure for him, but after much poring over our […]

An Acquired Taste

We visited Chinatown yesterday. It’s the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar so most of the decorations are still up. On our travels we came across a stall selling durians. It’s a tropical fruit you either love or hate – I hate it! At the entrance to Chinatown straddled across the main road […]

The Titanic’s Hundredth Year Anniversary

We visited the new complex surrounding the Marina Bay Sands area today – a truly spectacular 60 storey pair of buildings supporting a boat-shaped park on the top. Part of the Marina Bay building houses the brand new Art and Science Museum where we planned to see the TITANIC Exhibition. Fantastically modern I took a […]