Return to Hong Kong

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Hong Kong: land of my late twenties and early thirties and my welcome mat in to Asia. Three years were spent working and living in Hong Kong from 2008 until 2011 and the living was…

Rochor Centre – Death of a Salesman

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To visit Rochor Centre in early 2016 is to visit a mortally wounded kaleidoscope. The end is nigh for the buildings, tenants, and businesses and everyone knows it. It oozes inevitability and sadness. The four beautifully and…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…