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Orchard Road Christmas Decorations and my thoughts about Crowds

There was this changing light that provided entertainment as you’re stuck at the traffic junction. The scene is constantly changing and nothing stays still in Singapore. It’s hard to even stop a while and it seems like if you don’t … Continue reading

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Things you don’t see/hear in Singapore & visitor from Boston, Jim’s Observations (via Expat Bostonians)

Fascinating post by Crystal that I had to reblog. I love seeing Singapore, from a different perspective. My friend Jim recently wrote about his trip to Singapore, and he noted that he rarely if ever heard police sirens.  Which got … Continue reading

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Does the Ugly Singaporean Still Exist?

Although expats are criticized for remaining in their own circles, sometimes I can’t blame them because it is hard to meet locals who are willing to be as open to new friendships.  It is much easier for expats to connect … Continue reading

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Taboo: 14 Things Not to Do in Singapore

Just thought I’d share a list of cultural norms that I am used to since I have been corrected as I was growing up. I thought visitors here might find the list useful. I would love to hear about the … Continue reading

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14 Moments of Culture Shock

In my life so far, Culture Shock ranges from mild to extreme.  Television and movies have  reduced the total strangeness and unfamiliarity element, but not everything is captured on screen.  Here are some of my Alice in Wonderland moments: 1. … Continue reading

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Happy Half Birthday And One Month Blog

I am quite happy that my anonymous blog, Tiny Island, has survived half a year (and a month) and managed to get 95,000 visits. My average views a day is 453 right now, but I feel that a huge chunk … Continue reading

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The Best Thing About Kerala: The People

The people of Kerala are so nice and I am not just saying that. Their hospitality was as lovely as flowers. The best way I can think of to describe their warmth and serenity is to compare it with the … Continue reading

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