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Sick on the Singapore Flyer

Sick on the Singapore Flyer

David Whitley November 25, 2013 Comments Off on Sick on the Singapore Flyer

When illness strikes at the wrong time, romantic dinners become a torture. My wife took one look at me and knew she was on her own for the day. I was curled up on

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How Singapore transformed its colonial heritage buildings

How Singapore transformed its colonial heritage buildings

David Whitley October 31, 2013 Comments Off on How Singapore transformed its colonial heritage buildings

From the CHIJMES convent turned restaurant complex to the Asian Civilisations Museum at Empress Place, Singapore certainly knows how to do something special with its historic buildings. A double take is needed to confirm

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Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island, Singapore – heritage amongst the fun

Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island, Singapore – heritage amongst the fun

David Whitley July 11, 2013 Comments Off on Fort Siloso, Sentosa Island, Singapore – heritage amongst the fun

David Whitley finds an oasis of wartime history amongst the bright lights and thrill rides of Singapore’s Sentosa island. Sentosa Island is one of those places where you absolutely haemorrhage money. There’s just too

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Duty free shopping | Why is it’s not just for coming home

Duty free shopping | Why is it’s not just for coming home

David Whitley March 20, 2013 Comments Off on Duty free shopping | Why is it’s not just for coming home

The duty free allowance in Dubai is four litres of wines and spirits. As with other expensive drinking destinations, this is worth the investment… It doesn’t take long in Dubai to realise that it’s

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Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

David Whitley March 18, 2013 Comments Off on Tickbox tourism: Mexico, Uruguay, Swaziland, Cambodia & Canada

Easy additions to a traveller’s country count – whether it’s border runs from Dubai to Oman, ferries from Hong Kong to Macau or a bus from Singapore to Malaysia – from major international hub

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Singapore Zoo – the best zoo in the world? | Review

Singapore Zoo – the best zoo in the world? | Review

David Whitley January 4, 2013 Comments Off on Singapore Zoo – the best zoo in the world? | Review

David Whitley heads to what is arguably the best zoo in the world, and makes plenty of new friends. In many ways, aside from the notable addition of booze, I pretty much like what

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Singapore’s sacrifices: The trade-offs for prosperity

Singapore’s sacrifices: The trade-offs for prosperity

David Whitley October 20, 2012 Comments Off on Singapore’s sacrifices: The trade-offs for prosperity

David Whitley discovers a strait-jacketed lifestyle behind the Singapore Strait. In many ways, Singaporeans have it astonishingly good. The country has the fourth highest GDP per capita in the world – according to the

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Fook Hing Trading Co

Fook Hing Trading Co

David Whitley September 23, 2012 Comments Off on Fook Hing Trading Co

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Singapore by Kindle guides

Singapore by Kindle guides

David Whitley September 10, 2012 1

David Whitley ditches his trusted print guide book in Singapore and tries to navigate by Kindle. Haji Lane is probably the sort of place you’d not discover on your own. It’s a narrow street,

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Haw Par Villa, Singapore | Chinese ‘Theme Park’ Review

David Whitley April 1, 2012 Comments Off on Haw Par Villa, Singapore | Chinese ‘Theme Park’ Review

A visit to hell, Singapore-style: David Whitley visits the magnificently weird Haw Par Villa. To us, a theme park is generally full of rollercoasters and people in big animal costumes. The Chinese, it would

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