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Singapore is certainly a fun place to visit as a tourist – but I wouldn’t want to live there!

Another visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

By on August 15, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Another visit to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

Yep, another trip over to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore – I just can’t seem to keep away from the place since I first found it earlier this year. I still can’t believe the diversity of wildlife I see in the place, that it is in Singapore, and that it is free! FourSquare: Sungei […]

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Changi Airport (SIN), Singapore – the secret food hall of Terminal 3

By on June 25, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Changi Airport (SIN), Singapore – the secret food hall of Terminal 3

I’m not a fan of Changi Airport, Singapore as every time I go there I have a problem. Last time I nearly didn’t get my car out of the terminal car park as there was nowhere that would take cash so I could top up my Netts Card, which has to be used to pay for […]

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Madness at the Singapore/Malaysia Border

By on June 15, 2015 in Malaysia, Singapore with 0 Comments

Living only 5 – 6 miles (7 – 10 km) from the Singapore border is great if you want to ‘pop’ over to Singapore for the weekend (we used to pop over for decent back bacon and cheese), plus it has the advantage of cheaper lifestyle in Malaysia. However, getting across that border can be […]

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Singapore Night Safari, Singapore

By on June 11, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Singapore Night Safari, Singapore

One word can describe the Singapore Night Safari in Singapore – con! I can’t remember the last time when something had been so hyped up to me, I had been charged so much, and I have felt so let down. For a start the entry is $42 (that is Singapore dollar; $30 US; £20 UK) […]

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Fort Siloso, Singapore

By on June 7, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Fort Siloso, Singapore

Fort Siloso, Singapore, is located on the western tip of Sentosa Island (originally the island was called Pulau Blakang Mati, which is Malay for “Those who die behind” – it is believed this is derived from a malaria outbreak on the island in the 1830/40s that killed a large number of inhabitants), it is the […]

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Imbiah Gun Emplacement and Lookout, Sentosa, Singapore

By on June 7, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Imbiah Gun Emplacement and Lookout, Sentosa, Singapore

As early as 1819 fortification were built around Singapore Island to protect the new trading settlement at Singapore river. The earliest were small earthen batteries at the river mouth and later other forts were added across the island. The switch to steam ships and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 causes a shift […]

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Imbiah Trail, Sentosa, Singapore

By on June 7, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Imbiah Trail, Sentosa, Singapore

The Imbiah Trail on Sentosa Island, Singapore runs up the hill just behind the Siloso Beach Resort. It is a kind of off a weird place, which has an interesting history. What makes it weird is the hill is a mixture of natural (well, managed) woodland, and some also quite cheesy landscaping. Mount lmbiah was […]

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Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa, Singapore

By on June 7, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa, Singapore

Not overly impressed with Siloso Beach Resort, Sentosa, Singapore. It does have a good location as it is just back from the beach. My room and bathroom were not the cleanest I have seen, and I certainly would expect better in Singapore. The shower was terrible with no hot water and wall shower attachment didn’t […]

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Kampong Lorong Buangkok, Singapore – the old Singapore?

By on June 6, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Kampong Lorong Buangkok, Singapore – the old Singapore?

Kampong Lorong Buangkok, Lorong Buangkok, 547557, Singapore is an interesting place as it is viewed as one of the last examples of “old Singapore” – that is, it represents on of the last areas in Singapore to be developed and therefore has examples of some of the old housing styles of the island. The Kampong (or as it is spelt […]

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Siloso Beach, Singapore, by night

By on June 6, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Siloso Beach, Singapore, by night

I still really don’t know what to make of Siloso Beach in Singapore. It is an odd place. They (whoever they is) have tried to construct the sort of “beach playground” the Singaporeans, and it doesn’t quite work. There is just something a little false and un-real about it. However, if you are in Singapore, […]

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