- Farewell to SingaporeIt was late when we returned from Melaka andI volunteered to prepare dinner the next day. Partly to thank HyeJung and Pauline for their company, and Pauline especially for hosting us 2 nights. Partly because after more than a month Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 22, 2017
- Pauline and HyeJungThe two ladies are Shin’s best friends in Singapore, where they shared a lot of their lives for many years. Pauline and HyeJung are fantastic people and I have now met them a number of times. We travelled with HyeJung Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 21, 2017
- SandsFor many years the Singapore government did not allow gambling, as it was not part of the Asian Values that it promoted, and it feared that gambling would have a destructive impact on the morality of the population. There were Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 20, 2017
- ChinatownThe chapter on China town will be shorter than the one on Boat Quay, and the pictures limited, for the same reason: there is not much left from the historical Chinatown and the remainder has been turned in a commercial Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 20, 2017
- Boat QuayBoat Quay used to be the interface between the main deepwater port and the city. The cargo was unloaded from the big ships and transferred to “bump boats” that then transferred the goods to the warehouses along Boat Quay, at Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 20, 2017
- ECPSingapore is more or less a triangle, more or less diamond shaped, opinions vary. 40km wide, 30 km high, with the main business centre and the posh residential area in the south. The iconic landmarks are located in middle Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- Belgian nightExpats come and go in Singapore and their expected stay seldom exceeds 3 years. . I was extremely fortunate to get two contract renewals and survive 9.5 years. It’s an expensive place to live, especially with children. After some Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- Michelin laksaIt made the news even in the Belgian newspapers: Michelin had given special awards to a few popular Singaporese foodstalls. One of them was the shop where according to legend the Singapore Laksa was created, along Tanjong Katong road. Laksa Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- PeranakanPeranakan is the denomination of the Chinese immigrants who settled in Malaysia in the 15th to 17th century and over the generations developed a language, architecture, culinary tradition and garderobe that was a unique blend of Malay and Chinese (mainly Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- Top 10 of my Singapore dictionary As I’m walking the streets of Singapore, names, patterns and habits that have forgotten over the years come back to life. I lived and worked here for almost 10 years, and the memories are mostly happy. Entering the airport terminal, Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- AmahAmah and Ayah are denominations for fulltime inhouse domestic helpers. They cook, clean, let the dogs out, babysit and take otherwise care of the children, wash the cars, do the laundry and whatever you want. When I was living here Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- MiloAccording to Nestle, Milo is “ a delicious chocolate malt energy drink fortified with vitamins and minerals”. Hugely popular in Singapore, I remember my amazement when I had to pay for the first time for the kitchen supplies at our Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 16, 2017
- GeylangI return to the log after a short burnout. The light is too bright to type outside at a terrace, and the Airbnb apartment where we stay is so small that it activates the tiniest of claustrophobic genes. This being Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 15, 2017
- 24 Hours in Singapore
Survived the flight even managed to get some sleep. Checked into Royal Hotel at Newton (not as grand as it sounds, but fine). Took a taxi to see the Gardens by the Bay which was a bit like Dis Posted by ADVENTURE2017 in Our Grand Tour Downunder | Mar 13, 2017
- Lau Pa SatLau Pa Sat is an anachronism in the central business district (“CBD”) of Singapore. In the most expensive place of the very expensive island state, there is a food court that has kept its original structure and architecture. It has Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 12, 2017
- Asian subtlety 9 March, Singapore
Shin and I eat at a food court next to the apartment. I have finished my Teochew dumpling soup, Shin eats slowly her egg noodle plate.
Shin says: did you have enough?
I look at her and say: you Posted by jefvincent in not the end of the road | Mar 9, 2017
- Day 21-Sentosa Island Caught the cable car across to Sentosa Is. Spent most of the day travelling over the small island by bus or cable car & discovered all the lovely beaches. Crossed the suspension bridge over to the 'southern most point Posted by warnerc5 in Cambodia/Vietnam 2017 | Feb 25, 2017
- Day 20-Rainy SingaporeSaid goodbye to Lyn & Bill this morning, then hopped on the Hop-on-hop-off bus to complete the circuit.
Started to rain about 11.30 & rained most of the day.
Good day to do the Changi Prison Museum. Really well done & emotional Posted by warnerc5 in Cambodia/Vietnam 2017 | Feb 24, 2017
- Day18-19-SingaporeWed-Travel day, with a midday flight to Singapore, arrival about 5.30pm.
First impressions of a very green, tropical city. Even our hotel is draped in vines & greenery. Quite spectacular!
After a swim in the pool, walked into Chinatown which is Posted by warnerc5 in Cambodia/Vietnam 2017 | Feb 23, 2017
- Singapore Slingers Well we have spent the last three days in Singapore and loved it.
Singapore is an amazing city and after being in Thailand for a month, a massive culture shock! It has to be the cleanest, neatest, strictest and most progressive Posted by simon.steph in Simon and Steph Go East | Feb 17, 2017
- Third day in Singapore Having been on the night Safari at Singapore Zoo last night, the highlight seeing Lions and Elephants, today has been a serious of amazing contrasts. As Andrew was working in the morning Min collected me in her car for Posted by Keithviner in Singapore and New Zealand | Feb 13, 2017
- Second Day in SingaporeWent to Andrew and Min's Church this morning Woodlands Evangelical Free Church www.wefc.org.sg The building seats a thousand people and is made up of all ages The Worship Band and teaching was excellent. Nice for me to be able Posted by Keithviner in Singapore and New Zealand | Feb 12, 2017
- First day in Singapore My friends Min and Andrew picked me up at the Hotel to enjoy a delicious lunch at Imperial Treasure or should I say banquet! Then a walk along the Helix bridge and a visit to the Art Science Museum to Posted by Keithviner in Singapore and New Zealand | Feb 11, 2017
- Singapore Well a very nice flight with Singapore Airways in their A380 which is enormous but very comfortable.
Arrived at my Hotel in the city and waiting for my friends Andrew and Min who have planned an amazing itinerary for me for Posted by Keithviner in Singapore and New Zealand | Feb 10, 2017
- SingaporeWe arrived in Singapore in the afternoon with time to kill until we would be able to check in to our hostel and so we decided to get there using public transport. We planned to stay in Singapore for a Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Feb 4, 2017