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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wee Cheng at FM 938 Live

Wee Cheng talks about Exotic Lands & Dodgy Places... about uniqueness of Singapore and his travels around the world.

Decisions needed...travails of a flashpacker in Africa

Trying to decide betw: 1) 1 hour flight that costs US$460 on a good airline, 2) 3hr flight (with stopover) that costs US$360 on a dodgy airline, 3) 3 hrs chicken bus with border-crossing followed by 1 hr dodgy airline flight that costs US$90, 4) 16 hours chicken bus with border crossing. The travails of a flashpacker in Africa...

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Singapore Biennale

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Food in the month of March 2011

The pleasures of life living in Singapore, one of the world's gastronomical capitals.

Seng Kee, 467 Changi Road, recently featured in Wall Street Journal. Fantastic crab bee hoon.




Thursday, March 17, 2011

The connection between Hungary, Libya, Bahrain & Japan

The outcome of Hungary 1956 is almost certain at Benghazi in the coming days. Egyptian border should now expect exodus of failed revolutionaries. My deepest sympathies for the inhabitants of Benghazi and Al Baida, wh treated me with great hospitality 3 years ago. The catastophe in Japan has diverted attentions, & given Libya and Bahrain even freer hand in crushing their respective rebels.



Natural disasters, donations and the softpower of Japan

My due respects to all the victims of natural disasters everywhere; But I find it tragic that Singaporeans are donating much greater amounts to a rich country, and disgracefully tiny amounts to much poorer countries such as Haiti & Pakistan whose disaster victims have lost what little they had and whose fellow citizens have no means of helping them at all.

Facebook wall status is a microcosm of current thoughts, sympathies and fashion, or at least of one's FB friends. The postings of the past week has shown the softpower and attractiveness of Japan as a nation, culture and civilisation. The outpouring of emotions and sympathies for Japanese victims far exceed the postings I have seen for the many more deaths of disasters in China, Haiti and Pakistan.

Wee Cheng speaks about Tonga at Sgtravelcafe@11 Mar 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

8th April 2011: Egypt by Red; Yuan Yang by Fred Lee

Red will be presenting "Egypt - Of Pyramids & Pharaohs", while Fred will be presenting the month's Brief Moments "Yuan Yang - Mountain Sculpted By Hand".  

Date: 8th April 2011, Friday 730PM 
Venue: To be decided 
Address: To be decided
Time:  Door opens at 7:30pm (for usual potluck, socialising, networking, etc),
presentation will start at 8:40 pm.
(For potluck just bring a small box of pastry or a packet of noodles enough for 3-4 people or a bottle or 2 of soft drinks). 
PLEASE NOTE YOUR ATTENDANCE BELOW SO THAT THE ORGANISERS HAVE A ROUGH IDEA HOW MANY ARE TURNING UP.