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My dad lived here for two years, which provided a great stopover on my way to England! Aside from those weekends, we had an awesome family Christmas here in 2010, when we pigged out on amazing Singaporean food and found out (at the top of Marina Bay Sands) that my mom is still afraid of heights.


Photo of the Week: Marina Bay Sands from the Helix

On my second trip to Singapore, I really only had two goals: to visit my father and to see Marina Bay Sands and the rest of the Singapore skyline on a night where I had my tripod with me. However, I didn’t want my dad to have to follow me around while I set up…

Photo of the Week: A Lorikeet in Singapore

On our first day in Singapore, my dad took my brother and me to Jurong Bird Park. This bird park is the largest in the world and is home to a huge array of birds — from bald eagles to toucans to penguins and everything in between. We spent hours wandering between all of the…

Where Did I Go In 2011?

My 2011 would not have been considered a very busy travel year for a full-time traveller, but it was a busy travel year for me since I did it all in my allotted leave from a full-time job. That’s yet another upside of living in Australia: it’s legally required that we get 4 weeks of…

Photo of the Week: Night Lights from the Skypark

The Marina Bay Sands hotel dominates Singapore’s waterfront with its unique cantilever design. The structure that resembles a boat and spans the three towers of the hotel is actually a “skypark” where tourists, for a S$19 charge, can get one of the best views in Singapore. You can look out towards the Singapore Strait, dotted…

Celebrating Christmas in Singapore

When I hopped on a plane to Singapore last Christmas, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was heading to a country where the main religion is not Christianity and whose weather is only ever described as hot and humid. Surely, Christmas here would not be in any way like a northern hemisphere Christmas. In…

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