Singapore’s Esplanade building is oft-photographed due to its weirdo roof that recalls the skin of the durian. Durian is part of the national identity, a symbol of cultural cohesion in a place that has such a recent modern history and diverse ethnic population. Although the love of durian is apparent, the [...]
Most of what I know about Singapore I learned from the Season 3 episode of No Reservations and from an offhand comment by my former boss, who compared it to Dallas. While I avoid Dallas whenever possible, the thought of holidaying in an English-speaking, very first world locale held some comfort. Just think of the [...]
If you ever take the train to Singapore (or in our case, train-bus-train), you will arrive at the tippity-top of the island nation, far from the glamour and glitz of downtown. To get to the part of the island with the fancy buildings that probably houses your hotel, you will need [...]
By the time this is published, we will be well into a train journey from Thailand, through Malaysia and into Singapore over a course of four days. We will spend a few days in Singapore before flying back to Chiang Mai, just in time for Songkran (สงกรานต์). This is a kind of [...]
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