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…

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…