Category Archives: Singapore

Singapore – Day 1

Bencoolen St. Apartments (S$7) Saturday, 2nd November 1985  10pm Twenty four hours ago I was eating in the most expensive restaurant in Bombay (now Mumbai), at the Taj International Hotel. and I’m in a different time zone and a different … Continue reading

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On Visiting Singapore For The First Time

Bencoolen Street Apartments Friday 8th November 1985 Singapore is a business city – big business. For me, the purchase of a recording Walkman, telephoto lens and attempting to reschedule my round-the-world ticket is big business. I have seen little to … Continue reading

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All Of A Peace

10.3.86 Last night, I went to a concert of classical woodwind chamber music played by young soloists from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. I was unfamiliar with any of the three pieces played: Mozart’s Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Horn and Bassoon … Continue reading

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Blasé? Moi?

14.12.04 Yesterday I experienced culture shock, which surprised me. I’ve done the Singapore visa run innumerable times, yet I seemed to be seeing things anew. I think it’s a phenomenon I’ll call the blog effect. In Jakarta, one gets used … Continue reading

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A High Building In Singapore

19.1.06 It’s a high building in Singapore that holds the only beauty for this San Francisco day where I am walking down the street, feeling terrible and watching my mind function with the efficiency of a liquid pencil. A young … Continue reading

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Singaboreass

20.1.06 There’s not much to relate about my visa run to Singapore yesterday, nothing that I haven’t said before. I did a lot of walking, a little shopping, had a couple of pints of IPA and a big veggie burger … Continue reading

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