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Marina Bay, Singapore

A thunderstorm approaches. I take this photo through the floor-to-ceiling glass while waiting for a meeting to start. That grid. Those Esplanade Singapore spikes. When I moved here 18 years ago, neither the ingenious theatres nor homely grandstand was in place. 69 more words

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Vasco, Hongkong Street, Singapore

Useful instructions for happy hour. Comes with a side of empanada. #igsg #igsgfood #cocktailbar #sgcocktailbars #cocktailsaremykryptonite #cocktailsaremyfriend (at Vasco)

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Battery Road, Singapore

A gaggle of Singapore salarymen gather curbside on a Monday evening. The light blue shirt is an easy uniform: find a good tailor, leave your measurements, walk out with a starter set, and call for replenishments every 3-6 months. 68 more words

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Home Is Where My Books Are

Happy #WorldBookDay, everybody! I wake up to this bookshelf every morning and nothing makes me happier. It was even better waking up to my paperbound friends three years ago because I finally got LASIK surgery and could actually read the titles on the spines. 107 more words

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Old Hong Kong Kitchen, Singapore

That time when you wake up from a dream that features multiple storylines and an eclectic cast of characters (some friends from different stages of your life, some people you don’t recognize), set in a fictional version of a real city, like perhaps Beijing, and so you wake up hungry and find yourself at a dumpling joint. 7 more words

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