The Hidden Railway

The Hidden Railway

Despite being such a built up and developed city, Singapore still has quite a few hidden places which are seldom seen. Some of these places are from recent history and have interesting stories behind them. One of these is a abandoned railway track and tunnel which was forgotten until recently. Due to the continuing lack of travel overseas from the pandemic, local exploration is becoming quite a hobby amongst us.

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Flight of the Albatross

Flight of the Albatross

The one year anniversary of the start of the pandemic has come and gone, and we are still no closer to getting to travel without restrictions. With this in mind, it was time to look for interesting activities to simulate travel experiences. As an island, there are actually quite a lot of sea based activities to do in Singapore. So how would you like to take a cruise on a sailing boat and experience how it was like in the age of sailboats?

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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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The Last Eclipse of 2019

The Last Eclipse of 2019

What a way to close of 2019 than with a full annular eclipse which occurred on Boxing Day (26 December) in South East Asia. This would be my second time watching a solar eclipse in Singapore. The first time was in 2016 and you can view my experience here. This time it was a full annular eclipse and the next one won’t occur until 28 February 2063. Hmm… I don’t think I will be around then to see it.

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Christmas in the Tropics

Christmas in the Tropics

So here we are at the time of the year when Christmas carols play non stop in the shopping malls. Everyone is in a festive mood as the end of the year nears. If you haven’t visited Singapore before, Christmas season is a good time to visit. Christmas season starts early in November when the yearly Christmas decorations go up onto Orchard Road transforming the this shopping street into a Christmas Wonderland. There are also other Christmas themed events happening like at Gardens by the Bay.

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