I passed a couple of police officers interviewing a shaggy-haired lad outside OverEasy in Singapore yesterday. On the pavement, the lad had placed a bucket of liquid, a tin wrapped in a jack-o’-lantern jacket and a sign. That sign said, ‘I’m colecting (sic) money to travel around Asia.’ Ah, a traveller, I surmised. Probably someone […]
This is the typical image of Singapore that is seen on postcards: glassy skyscrapers and post-modern malls, interspersed with colonial landmarks and ethnic architecture, a sterile playground for the wealthy. It defies the expectations of the backpacker in Southeast Asia who is used to rustic towns, dense tropical forests and undeveloped beaches.
In the early 2010s, the Kartright Speedway track was the only place karting enthusiasts in Singapore could go racing without taking their passports with them. The options have doubled now with the opening of the eagerly anticipated KF1 Karting track. Earlier this month, Johnny and I decided to check it out of our own accord, and this […]
The Formula 1 in my home city is just three days away! Tickets collected, ear plugs packed, you’ve read the suggestions on the Singapore GP web page and you’re ready for the weather. What could go wrong? Having attended all the Singapore GP’s held thus far, I’d like to offer my favourite tips to those […]
In ten days, the lights will go out to start the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. In just over a week, the first practice sessions will take place on the streets right in the heart of the city-state. Right now, I’m amped! I attended every edition of this race faithfully for the last six seasons, and […]
I previously mentioned a few things that make life in Singapore enjoyable, and one of them is the sheer variety of food that is available. Few conversation topics as such crowd pleasers in the country, which celebrates 49 years of independence tomorrow (9 August 2014). But instead of putting together a list of popular local […]