Tag: Singapore

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 [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,…

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…