Very often you wouldn’t think of Singapore and crocodiles being together, given that Singapore is a cosmopolitan city of almost 6 million people, filled with skyscrapers, shopping malls, and high rise apartments. But yes, crocodiles are native to Singapore and you can usually spot them lurking in the northern nature reserve of Sungei Buloh.Continue reading “Crocodile Spotting (And other reptiles)”
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?Continue reading “Island Hopping (Singapore Edition)”
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”.Continue reading “Sound of Silence”
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.
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” these immortal words have been engraved into our psyche since they first appeared on a cinema screen 40 years ago. Ever since the first Star Wars film debuted, it has started a massive cult following with legions of fans across the world. Continue reading “In A Galaxy Far Far Away…”
We often think of Singapore as just a concrete jungle with shopping malls and housing estates. However, we also have flora and fauna, if you know where to look. There are nearly 150 species of resident birds in Singapore, and hosts many more species of migratory birds. Singapore is one of 22 countries including Russia, China and Australia that lie along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, an annual migration path for 50 million birds from more than 200 species that spans 10,000km. Continue reading “Watch the Birdie”