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Day trip to Singapore – part III: The Hungry Ghost Festival

By on August 18, 2014 in Singapore with 2 Comments
Day trip to Singapore – part III: The Hungry Ghost Festival

This was something odd I spotted in Singapore. The first one I noticed was on the quayside and it looked like they had been burning something on the streets. Odd for Singapore as they are usually quite strict on this sort of thing… So what is this all about? Well, it is all part of […]

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Day trip to Singapore – part I: around the town….

By on August 17, 2014 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Day trip to Singapore – part I: around the town….

Just had a quick trip over to Singapore – I still find it an odd place, a mixture of the old and the new, and different cultures. I still can’t work out if I like the place or not. I find it a little to clean and organised at times, but on the other hand there […]

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The selfie, the usie, the shelfie, the belfie and now the cofie – a photo of your coffee!

By on August 2, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
The selfie, the usie, the shelfie, the belfie and now the cofie – a photo of your coffee!

I recently read a piece in The Independent (a UK newspaper) titled – “‘Move over selfie, this town ain’t big enough for the both of us-ie’: Usie becomes the new name for a group selfie” – so a ‘selfie’ is a photograph you take of yourself, a ‘usie’ is a group selfie, a shelfie is […]

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A quick visit to the UK… for a wedding – Christchurch, UK

By on June 1, 2014 in UK with 0 Comments
A quick visit to the UK… for a wedding – Christchurch, UK

Just made a quick weekend visit to the UK to attend a wedding – I must be mad, over 40 hours of travelling for around 40 hours in the UK. However, it was good to be back, if only for a short time. In Malaysia, the Cadbury chocolate has something in it (wax?) to stop […]

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Night Market – Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia – birds and a potato on a stick

By on April 30, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Night Market – Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia – birds and a potato on a stick

Yesterday evening I went to the Night Market in Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia. The market was typical of Malaysia, very busy with stalls selling cooked foods (pretty much anything you can imagine), raw fish and meat, vegetables, clothes, you name it and it was there. Discovered a new food… Potato on a stick. The potato […]

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Exploring Kipat, Sarawak, Malaysia

By on April 18, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Exploring Kipat, Sarawak, Malaysia

The boat trip from Sibu to Kipat takes 3 hours and costs RM30 (VIP) one way. Kipat is a small, but surprisingly busy, town. In fact it was packed! Welcome to Kipat… The landing stage at Kipat Town map – not a lot to the place… Kipat Lily Pond Due to an early start I […]

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Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – A day trip to Kapit, the boat trip

By on April 18, 2014 in Malaysia with 1 Comment
Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – A day trip to Kapit, the boat trip

Early start as I wanted to catch a high speed ferry up the river to Kapit, some 126 km away. According to what I had read the trip should take around 3 hours, hence I needed to catch a ferry around 7 am so as to have some time to explore Kapit. Blog Post Bonus: […]

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Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – The Night Market

By on April 16, 2014 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Exploring Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia – The Night Market

I like a good market… Be it a day market, or a night market, and Sibu Night Market didn’t disappoint. Sibu, as do most towns in Malaysia, has a night market, and in this case, it seems to be on every night. The market is fairly typical in that it sells the usual range of things, […]

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Another trip to Singpaore…

By on April 12, 2014 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Another trip to Singpaore…

Another trip over to Singapore this weekend, and again a bunch of photos were taken… The ‘trees’ are pretty amazing as they act as exhaust vents for the greenhouses at the Gardens by the Bay, plus three of them are connected by an elevated walkway, and one has a bar at the top of it. […]

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Trip to Singapore… Sri Mariamman Temple, South Bridge Street, Singapore

By on March 30, 2014 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Trip to Singapore…  Sri Mariamman Temple, South Bridge Street, Singapore

Popped over to Singapore for the day and visited the Sri Mariamman Temple on South Bridge Street. Pretty impressive place, and well worth a visit. Entry is free, no shoes, and there is a small charge if you want to take photographs. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it […]

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