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Four out of 10 of the richest Singaporeans are expats

Singapore has no capital gains tax and offers a much lower individual tax rate than Western countries. This has led to a large number of the world’s wealthiest to claim citizenship on Singaporean shores. 262 more words

Expat Life

Just an Afternoon in the Park

A day or two after our return from Bolton Castle, I found the weather so irresistibly non-rainy that I went to the Meadows for lunch. Just as I was about to go, I heard the far-off drone of bagpipes. 133 more words


Remembrance of Things Past: Two Strokes For Different Folks at the Man Shed

Man Shed, Sanur

It’s amazing what you find when you’re not really looking

Sanur is like a Mediterrean holiday resort. The water is certainly cleaner and more inviting than the tourist strips of the west coast, with a calming offshore breakwater. 516 more words


The Cliffs of Hotokegaura

Even though I’ve lived here for nearly three full years now, Aomori still manages to surprise me in the best possible ways. There’s always some naturally gorgeous spot to stumble upon for the first time and make me fall in love with Aomori all over again. 425 more words

Life In Japan

Salty Salutations: Music Makes For A Great Night Out In Seminyak

Salty Seagull’s AKA Salty’s Bib, Rib and Crab Shack, Seminyak.

Seminyak is not the real Bali, I’m told by so many people. Usually in a most dismissive tone. 827 more words


10 Things In Korea That I'll Never, Ever Do

by Mr. Motgol

I wrote this  piece a few years back, and while a few things have changed since then, most have not. As it is currently boshingtang eating season, not to mention Mudfest time, I thought that a re-post may be apropos. 1,620 more words


Girl Overboard! A Rose Among Thorns by Sheri Tan and Illustrated by Fernando Hierro

A book about a mixed race, third culture child moving from New York City to Singapore? Tell me more!

I had a chance to read Girl Overboard! 267 more words