Monthly Archives: June 2009

In the jungle, the mighty jungle

It was quite a mission getting to Taman Negara National Park in Central Malaysia, but it was well worth the trek. The jungle aspect of our adventure began with a 3hr trip along the river to get to the jungle … Continue reading

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Melaka, Malaysia

Sorry to have neglected the blog for so long, we've a whole country to catch up on! We left Singapore by bus and arrived in Melaka (wonderful, slick, efficient border on both sides). Melaka is quite a splendid little town with … Continue reading

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Food, glorious food

Shopping and eating – Singapore’s favourite pastimes. A little uninterested in the shopping, we’re more than willing to participate, whole-heartedly, in the eating. Food courts (air-conditioned) and food centres (no aircon) are where most Singaporeans eat – and they eat … Continue reading

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Gaming

In such a modern and technology orientated country (are you getting the picture yet?!)), it is easy to see how many are interested in computer games. From hand-held gadgets on the tube to massive amusement arcades (dark, noisy, busy) – … Continue reading

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Ben’s Gadget Heaven

Gadget mall   With modernity comes technology and it is everywhere here. It seems rare to see someone on the street who isn’t clutching an iPod, a computer or a mobile phone (often using several of these things at once!) … Continue reading

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A Truly Modern City

Uber long, efficient tubes I don’t know what you imagine Singapore to be like. We expected modern, clean, techno-whizzy and crowded. It is all of those things. Although everything seems so organised and efficient, you almost seem to forget that … Continue reading

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The Ambassador’s Reception

Every traveler seems to have a few of these stories – I’ve read on other backpackers’ blogs how “we then bumped in to the Queen of Denmark and chatted for a while over tea”. Well, almost. The guy in the … Continue reading

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