Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas from Singapore

Freaky Biker Barry and much more normal Laura wish you a wonderful holiday and fabulous New Year 2009!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Singapore

Tired of the cold? Planning your vacations for 2009? This is a good time to consider visiting Singapore, and here are the top ten reasons why:
10. Fabulous guest quarters, including a balcony off of the bathroom for drip-drying, and luxurious spa treatments.
9. Exploring different religions, all within walking distance of our home.
8. Fabulous views day and night from our 18th story apartment. 7. Exotic local wildlife. 6. Relaxing by our pool by night.
5. Traveling to exotic, yet conveniently nearby locations.
4. Relaxing by our pool by day in the sunshine, under the palm trees. (Including the kids' pool)
3. Fabulous food of all flavours at low prices.
Including the occasional homemade truffle .
2. Eating lovely meals outdoors on a patio.
1. Spend quality time with friends on the other side of the world!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Green Rooves in Singapore

This entry is dedicated to my journalist friend Anu, and her work on green roooves. Though I'm less talented, I still think green rooves are good, so I decided to show you some around here. Singapore is a surprisingly green city, with huge trees and parks. With its rain and humidity, any minor crack or decay in a building can yield vegetation. Even trees. Here are some examples.

Happy Birthday Barry

Friday was Barry's birthday. At first, he was feeling a bit tuckered out.
Then, we went to the chocolate buffet. Everyone had a great time. Except for Dave, I guess he doesn't like chocolate.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Bikes of Singapore

With heavy taxes to limit congestion, bicycles and motorbikes are a popular mode of transportation here. These pictures illustrate the range avaiable, from Harley Davidson to beat-up run down bicycles with baskets, which tend to be driven erratically in the wrong direction. Cyclists prefer the helmet-free ride, sometimes enjoying use of the sidewalk, and/or talking on their cell-phones.