• Singapore and a flying Indonesia visit

    Often referred to as “The Lion City” or “The Little Red Dot”, Singapore is the world’s only island city-state.  It was founded many moons ago by Malay fishermen, and has grown to become the second largest port in the world (the first of course is Shanghai – but you all knew that didn’t you?  You …

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  • Hitchhike to India leg 56: Kuala Lumpur to Singapore

    “I’d never have thought of that” comments a British Red Coat as Captain Jack Sparrow expertly removes Elizabeth Swan’s corset with a knife in The Pirates of the Caribbean.  “Clearly you’ve never been to Singapore”, he fires back.  Oddly enough, that one line resonated enough from the 2003 movie to make me want to go. …

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