Singapore – An old Aquaintance Renewed

Mar 26, 18 Singapore – An old Aquaintance Renewed

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2018, Travel

Here we are again back in lovely Singapore. A city state that never fails to impress me with its bright green vegetation, clean futuristic lines and buildings built on a gigantic scale. In fact the exact same impressions this city made upon me many years ago still remain today as fresh as ever (see my 2012 posts Singapore Revisited...

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Hello Singapore

Jun 20, 16 Hello Singapore

Posted by in Singapore & Australia 2016, Travel

It was ‘hello again’ to Singapore as we stopped off for a couple of days on the way down to Australia to visit Sylvan, Marielle & the boys...

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Homeward bound – touchdown

Mar 26, 12 Homeward bound – touchdown

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

After a round trip of 24,502 miles we find ourselves back in Guernsey. We’ve nearly travelled the entire circumference of the globe in 2 weeks (Earth’s circumference is 24,859 miles) ! 😀 We’ve had a great trip, seen some great things and met up with the family again in Norfolk Island which was soooo good ! Leg...

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Homeward bound – part 2

Mar 26, 12 Homeward bound – part 2

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

After a very pleasant night at the Crowne Plaza hotel at Singapore’s Changi Airport we’re off on our last but one leg home to dear ol’ Blighty … just another 6,914 miles to get under our belt … … simples 😀 Our journey took us over : Malaysia; India; Pakistan; Afghanistan; Turkmenistan; Russia; Ukraine; Poland;...

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Homeward bound – part 1

Mar 25, 12 Homeward bound – part 1

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

Well we’re on our way home. This time we travelled on the mighty Airbus A380. A most impressive leviathan of the air. The A380 has a length of 72.7m which is only 1.1m longer than a 747 but can carry 96 more passengers! Its secret lies in the fact that it contains 2 decks. Whilst the interior on the main deck, which we were...

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Singapore -Origins

Mar 15, 12

Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles (1781-1826) first set foot on the island of Singapore on 29th January 1819 which was then just a small fishing village. Raffles, an agent of the British East India Company ventured to Singapore hoping to establish a free port and a halfway point for traders along the China-India trade routes. After...

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Singapore Nights

Mar 14, 12 Singapore Nights

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

Singapore really comes alive at night. It seems to take on a whole new feel and the cityscape vibrates energy especially from the way that the buildings are lit up. One of the most spectacular of all the mega constructions in Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands. It consists if three 55 storey towers each joined at the summit by a...

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Colonial Echos

Mar 14, 12 Colonial Echos

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

We rather smugly thought we’d beaten the jet lag and had gotten our bodies into its new routine smoothly. However 4:00am in the morning found us both wide awake so we resigned ourselves to a few more wakeful hours until we would get up for breakfast … 8 hours later though we woke up decidedly confused at 12:30 in the...

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Singapore … A ‘fine’ city

Mar 14, 12

Urban legend … a form of modern folklore consisting of stories usually believed by their tellers to be true A lot of what we “know” to be true can sometimes turn out to be no more than an ‘urban legend’ .So what you you reckon to the claims below … fact or fiction ? Chewing gum is a controlled...

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Exploring outside the city

Mar 13, 12 Exploring outside the city

Posted by in Singapore-Sydney-Norfolk 2012, Travel

Singapore is an incredibly neat, pristine place. There’s no litter, no graffiti and everyone is incredibly polite. The streets are clean and practically all the buildings look like they’re brand new or at least well maintained. This along with the vibrant colours of the plants and trees, which due to humidity look...

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