Little India is a great place to live for many reasons. On Sunday, the migrant Indian labourers get their weekly day off, so Little India gets quite crowded. This seems ok with the Indians, who are evidently quite close.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
While Laura in Singapore avoids political commentary, her trip to West Papua, Indonesia, was cancelled this week due to security concerns. In light of recent events, I offer you some facts about Indonesia. First, its dimensions:
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Laura in Singapore enjoys being a foreigner/expat/immigrant, as most posts demonstrate. However, there are some universal challenges, not specific to Singapore, which potential future expats may not expect. To start, consider that many of your lovely possessions will either remain in storage or be rendered rather useless:You are likely to face new biological threats and vermin. How many Canadians know how to avoid boot mold, and the tiny bugs that eat the mold? Oh the tropical household ecosystem!Sometimes, you're just going to get stared at. An advantage is that your appreciation of your home cuisine grows. But this can lead to disappointment when things are just sometimes done wrong. This is my butterscotch parfait?
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Singapore, not known for its ancient civilizations, was little more than a fishing village until the last couple of centuries. However, if you look hard enough, you can find strange old ruins of mysterious origin, inexplicably occupying prime real estate. Below, a mature home whose owners have clearly neglected landscaping and home-painting laws. Shown below are stairs to the past, found in the forest.
And finally, a mysterious site I found on my way to work and wondered what it could be.