Tag Archives: Asia

Exploring Singapore-Malay Heritage Centre

Last week Claire and I visited the Malay Heritage Centre.  We checked in right as a guided tour was starting, and joined the tour in time to learn that the Kampong Glam area gets the name from the Gelim tree.  … Continue reading

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Ice Art 2013/2014 Review

One the items on my bucket list is to attend the Harbin Ice Festival in Harbin, China.  So I was super excited to read about the Ice Art 2013/2014 show.  I guess that it is an annual thing, but this … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating 2013 PSA

At this time of year, my old entry on Halloween gets a lot of hits.  I figure it was time to do my annual PSA on Halloween for both my fellow expat Americans and those who are new to the … Continue reading

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Going to the gym Boston vs Singapore

In Boston–before I had back surgery–I was a member at an all-women gym called Healthworks.  Here in Singapore–after hurting my back this past spring–I am now a member of an all-women gym called Phillip Wain.  Today I present you with … Continue reading

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Trick or Treating in Singapore

For 2013 info see here One of the most common questions American Expats have this time of year is “Is there trick or treating in Singapore?” or “Where can I go trick or treating in Singapore?” Yes, there is trick … Continue reading

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In the spirit of the last post, I resolved to try mooncakes this year. What is a mooncake? (quotes are from Wikipedia) Mooncake (simplified Chinese: 月饼; traditional Chinese: 月餅; pinyin: yuè bĭng) is a Chinese bakery product traditionally eaten during … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday — Taj Mahal (taken Dec 2006)

See the whole set here on my flickr stream.

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