Archive for the 'Singapore' Category

A slightly different overland border crossing out of Singapore

Monday, April 4th, 2011
Tanjong Pagar railway station at night

The closing of an old unique railway station in Singapore The last few weeks of Malaysia’s defiant train station in Singapore are coming to an end. (*Edit: on Thursday, June 30 2011 at 10.31pm Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore officially closed. Find out more about this once great infinite visa run, and how to cross the border… Continue reading more »

Is Singapore the Utopian solution?

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Marina Boulevard in Singapore

First impressions count in Singapore “Looking for Singapore? It could easily be found sitting on any city planners desk” There are very few people who would not agree that Singapore, as a city, works. In fact, it works incredibly well. Bar public WiFi that I’m sure someone from Singapore’s tourism ministry is going to look into right now… Continue reading more »

Singapore: dark marble reflections from the past

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Singapore

A couple of days in the ultra efficient island city of Singapore. A meeting, another appointment and a chance to visit a place I’ve never been before, yet heard so much about. “Singapore and you will get on well together.” So said a Malaysian before I left. Yet somehow, I wasn’t all that excited at the prospect of… Continue reading more »