Bon Iver – Live in Singapore!

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One of the most surprising concert announcements in recent living memory (overly dramatic much?) was Bon Iver’s small list of Asian concerts announced for February 2016. With one of those stops being none other than Singapore. Bon Iver had not played since July 2015  in the USA and before that their last concert was in November…

Taste of Tasmania Part 2

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Part 1 in this Tasmania Travel Series is here Part 3 here. Part 4 here. So from St. Helen’s you have two choices with driving to Launceston. Google tells you to go back south and cut across through the Fingal area and then up to Launceston. Looking at the map you question Google’s sanity as you…

Walking with Dinosaurs

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The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum opened its doors last year and has the only permanent display of dinosaur fossils in Singapore. So I wanted to go take a look as I like dinosaurs and the way they remind us all that we humans are just another branch of evolution that hasn’t died out yet.…

Visiting The [email protected]

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This is a place I’ve known about for a while but never got around to doing it. Basically The Pi[email protected] is a massive modern HDB (public housing estate) with a huge 50th floor sky bridge that the public can access. So me being a member of the public went along to see if I could…

Chinese New Year Shenanigans

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As always, click on pictures for larger. Behold, the first time “Chinese New Year” and “shenanigans” have appeared in one sentence everybody. Chinese New Year is a big deal in Singapore and surrounding countries in Asia. There are a whole lot of traditions, superstitions, customs, rituals, and food that go along with the whole celebration…

Visiting Tanjong Pagar Railway Station

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Side note: I’ve moved to www.surprisinghorizons.com just in case you’ve bookmarked my previous address. It wasn’t only The Istana that was open to the public on February 9th as the Tanjong Pagar Railway opened its doors too. Out of commission since June 2011 (we just missed out), it used to be the end station for Keretapi Tanah…

Snooping Around The Singapore President’s Home

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All snooping was performed in a legal and ethically sound manner I assure you. There are a few days a year that the Singapore President Tony Tan throws open his doors to his home for us common day yokels. I don’t blame him for giving us limited access. So he opened up his home and grounds,…

Pedestrian Evening on Orchard Road

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Every so often some people somewhere decide Orchard Road doesn’t have enough pedestrian traffic and not enough people are buying stuff so they decide to give up the actual road of Orchard Road to pedestrians too. This past Saturday the theme was “Movie Night” and we went along to see how rushed and crammed together…

Taste of Tasmania Part 1

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Part 2 here. Part 3 here. Part 4 here. Tasmania, land of the Devil, and the other other state of Australia. That’s pretty much what you may come up with when initially thinking of Tasmania. After spending two weeks over December 2015 driving around the state I believe it’s worth a lot more of your…

Laneway Festival Singapore 2016

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The Laneway Festival. The Festival of Bands You Probably Have Never Heard Of. Well, at least, that’s my experience of it. My third year of heading to the Laneway Festival and pretending to be with it happened this last weekend and as the years have plodded along so has the Laneway Festival. Little things change…