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Where can you find the 10 Courts of Hell in Singapore?

By on May 23, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Where can you find the 10 Courts of Hell in Singapore?

Well the answer is, of course, the 10 Courts of Hell can be found in Haw Par Villa (虎豹别墅), 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore, and you even get free entry to experience them! I really don’t know what to say about the Courts other than they are extremely weird as they show scenes depicting bizarre […]

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Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore – free entry

By on May 23, 2015 in Singapore with 0 Comments
Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore – free entry

Now Haw Par Villa (虎豹别墅) – 262 Pasir Panjang Rd, Singapore – is, well, weird. I have never seen anything like it, and I may not want to see anything like it ever again! It is one of those places that leaves you thinking “Why?” and “How much did that cost to build?”. Haw Par […]

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Heading to the airport at 5 am in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 4, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Far, far too early to be up and about. And far, far too early to be in a taxi going through Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma). However, it is interesting to be up this early and to see the city waking up (or possibly just going to bed). Surprising number of people on the streets exercising. […]

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Myanmar or Burma? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon?

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

That is a good question… Which is it? Burma or Myanmar? Yangon or Rangoon? In terms of the Internet it can be any one of them, and that can make life difficult when searching for information. What do you type in? Yangon or Rangoon? Burma or Myanmar? In Yangon (Rangoon) the airport goes by the […]

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Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 3, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Summary of my trip to Myanmar (Burma)

Well, it was very interesting and enjoyable ten-day trip to Myanmar (Burma). Myanmar (Burma) was as I expected, but at the same time different. Having spent quite a bit of time in Malaysia I was expecting Myanmar (Burma) to be very similar, which is was, but at the same time there were noticeable differences. There […]

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Travel Tip: Taxis in Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments

Taxis in Myanmar (Burma) don’t appear to be metered, seat-belts are optional, and the vehicles are in various states of repair. You will often get approached on street for a taxi with a ’taxi sir?’, but beware, some taxis are motorbikes. I found taxis to be much more common in Yangon (Rangoon) than in Mandalay, […]

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Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Odd buildings in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

There are a number of odd looking buildings around in Yangon (Rangoon). They seem to be abandoned, and, judging by rifle slots, military in nature… If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free to share it using the buttons below.   Nick’s continued wanderings can be followed on Twitter: @nickswanderings.  

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Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Riverside Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

The only place I could get near the river was on my walk back to Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel. From my room in the Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel it was obvious, looking out at the river, that it is a major source of business and transport, but I couldn’t work out how to get to […]

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Merchant Street Market, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Merchant Street Market, Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yesterday I spotted a small dark market in Merchant Street. When I passed it was closed so I came back today for a look. The market was very small and dark, and was kind of interesting. It seemed to have pretty much every thing for daily life. Clearly not Ovaltine…. It is actually different types […]

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Old buildings of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

By on April 2, 2015 in Myanmar/Burma with 0 Comments
Old buildings of Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma)

Yangon (Rangoon) is in a state of disrepair. There hasn’t been much building work in recent years, and the old building, a number of which are from colonial days, are still around, and generally in a shocking state of repair. If you are wandering around Yangon (Rangoon) keep an eye open for them, and a […]

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