A Photoessay of Vindication

My Mum is the biggest fan of this blog, and she is unfailingly positive about the stories I write here. But last time I visited Singapore, I wrote a post about the little patches of colour that crop up all over the city, that aren’t part of the steel and glass skyline that many people … Read more

Universal Studios globe statue


Up until the age of 16 years, I wanted to be an astronaut. What happened at 16, you ask? Well, ‘Science’ became ‘Chemistry’, ‘Physics’ and ‘Biology’. And to become an astronaut, one requires a good understanding of Physics. It turns out that physics makes about as much sense to me as Klingon (and FYI, I’ve … Read more

Singapore Gardens by the Bay supertrees

Money, money, money

Singapore has a reputation as one of the planet’s most expensive cities to visit. And we tend to travel with good intentions and poor follow through when it comes to our budget. So, you might ask, why would we choose Singapore as a holiday destination? Well, the answer to that is cheap flights. With two … Read more

Tiger Balm car, Haw Par Villa

The home of Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm, the well-known herbal heat rub, was originally created by a man named Aw Chu Kin, in Rangoon in the 1870s. When he died, his business passed to his sons, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par. The brothers took the formula their father had created, marketed it successfully and made it into a … Read more

Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple - Kali statue

Five Quarters of Singapura

It might have saved our feet if we had split the walking over our whole visit, but somehow we ended up spending a whole day wandering the streets of Little India, Kampong Glam and Chinatown. Plus, we threw in a (free) walking tour of the Singapore River and Bras Basah/Bugis for good measure. Starting out … Read more

Grey Wolf howling

The Animals at Night

Singapore‘s Night Safari is one of the city’s top rated tourist attractions – and for good reason. Like any other zoo, there are dozens of species of animals, brought together from all over the world. The animals range from tiny large insects right up to Asian elephants. The difference between the Night Safari and other … Read more