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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 II: Nanyang Technology University (NTU) 'Beyond' festival 2014

By on August 17, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Day trip to Singapore – part II: Nanyang Technology University (NTU) 'Beyond' festival 2014

This was a weird one to see… And I couldn’t quite work out what was going on at first…. It looked like a poorly attended rock concert… Big crowd… What is the NTU Fest? A charity event? Nope… Turns out to be the Nanyang Technology University ‘Beyond’ festival for new students at NTU. Yep, a […]

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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┬ácultures. 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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Insect control – thermal fogging

By on July 23, 2014 in General with 0 Comments
Insect control – thermal fogging

Although I have blogged on this before – Worried about your over use of insecticide sprays? Don’t be! – it still amazes me… Thermal fogging is regularly (every two weeks or so) carried out at where I work, and where I live, as part of ‘insect control’. I do wonder what is in the ‘fog’ […]

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

By on June 1, 2014 in General 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 hour or travelling for around 40 hours in the UK. However, it was good to be back, if only for a short time. Oh, the delights… a UK train! Oh UK chocolate, how I have […]

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Does Singapore (Changi) airport have free WiFi?

By on May 30, 2014 in General with 0 Comments

Singapore (Changi) airport has free WiFi. Well I think it does… But I am not sure… At the Airport you will see #WiFi@Changi listed as an open WiFi.  You can join it, and when you do you get a welcome screen asking for your mobile phone number so they can send you an ‘activation’ code.  I […]

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Weirdest taxi driver of all time….??

By on May 29, 2014 in General with 0 Comments

Just taken a taxi from where I live in Malaysia to Singapore (Changi) airport and it was one the oddest drives I have ever had.  I don’t suffer from travel sickness, sea sickness yes, but not general travel sickness, and yet this driver made me feel queasy within 20 minutes if leaving my house. Initially […]

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Day trip to Singapore – your Malaysian road tax must be valid?

By on May 11, 2014 in General with 0 Comments

Quick day trip over to Singapore and when I got border and inserted my Autopass* card it flashed up an error saying my Malaysian road tax had expired. The problem was easily fixed by visiting the Autopass office, but what I found odd was why would the Singaporean government be concerned about whether or not […]

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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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