Island Hopping (Singapore Edition)

Island Hopping (Singapore Edition)

The Old Jetty at St John’s Island

It’s almost the end of 2020 and international leisure travel is still not allowed for most countries. So we are all pretty much stuck in Singapore. With 5.6 million people crowded into an island city state of roughly 50 km wide by 30 km tall, there’s only so many places you can go to rediscover your local neighbourhoods. So how about going off the main island?

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The Pandemic National Day

The Pandemic National Day

This year’s National Day Celebration was decidedly different from every other year since Singapore gained independence. There’s always a huge parade with military hardware on display, performances by artistes and a really huge fireworks show in the evening. This is also a time to show your patriotism to the country, and many of us showed that patriotism by packing our bags and leaving Singapore for a short holiday usually to the nearby South East Asian countries.

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Sound of Silence

Sound of Silence

With most of the world under some form of lockdown, it’s been a strange time for a lot of people. Governments have been trying to avoid the negative connotations of the word “Lockdown” and have come up with creative terms and acronyms to describe this. We hear of “Shelter At Home”, “Movement Control Order” and the most unusual term used by the Singapore government; “Circuit Breaker”.

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Life on the Delta

Life on the Delta

It’s surprising how events have turned out. In February, alarms were being raised about COVID19 but few countries seemed to have heeded them seriously. And now in March through April, half of the world is on lockdown, planes and ships are mostly grounded, travelling is virtually non-existent and almost everyone is confined at home. So here is a trip made just before Stay At Home became vogue.

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